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Jan 22, 2011 10:35 PM

what is the point to spend $$$$ on Pro Grade Range/oven?!!

Hi all!!

I have been doing so much research about which pro range to get for my new kitchen and I just could not believe all the negative feedback I have been reading everywhere...

I have looked into Viking, Thermador, Bertazzoni, Bosch, Dacor, Electrolux and BlueStar. They all seem to have lots of quality issues. (except for BS that has raving review about its BTU).

It would be really nice to have some great, solid range in my new kitchen but from what I read so far for weeks I am almost gonna give up my dream of having one...

What is the point of spending triple the money for something that is going to give you so much trouble later on? Just for having its name or getting applaud from your friends?

It is not so about the money issue but more about how frustrated to hear about the quality of those brands that supposed to be reliable and built well. I might as go with LG or Maytag.

Am I wrong?!

Any feedback/suggestion will be appreciated!

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  1. I love my Bertazzoni.Way better to cook with than the pos Whirlpool that I had less than a year.

    1. My Miele works very well. The Thermador I had before it did not, and Thermador refused to acknowledge that they sold me a lemon for about a year. They finally took it back and gave me a refund.

      Worth every penny to me. YMMV.

      1. I think in general people write when they a disappointed with a product. Every manufacturers have some problems and lemons. I would look customer service and how the manufacturer stands behind the product. I have a Wolf range and love it. I haven't had any problems with it and the BTUs have been adequate for my style of cooking. I use cast iron if I need a lot of heat as the cast iron will allow quite a bit of heat to build up in the pan. I love the simmer on it. I had a Dacor range and oven before that, that was nothing but trouble and customer service was unresponsive.
        Also you might also consider the Capital Culinarian.
        Check out the gardenweb appliance forum for many opinions on appliances.
        There is no one range best for everyone. All have their shortcomings, but there are often work arounds for these.