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We are in the process of selecting design elements of a new home. Since it is a tract home I am limited to the builder's choices. On the high end I can do Monogram or Viking. The next step down is the GE Profile.

I think I'd rather do the Monogram of the two high end options. In the end, by the time everything is said and done there's not a huge price difference between the Monogram and Viking packages because of the way the packages are put together and the pieces not included in the package we would need to add (Monogram doesn't include the fridge nor hood, Viking doesn't include the dishwasher). In a similar price range I can do a 6 burner gas cooktop for the Monogram or a 6 burner range with the Viking. I'd prefer the cooktop bu the Viking cooktops would push the pricing beyond what I want to spend).

A lot of people I've talked to over the years have been disappointed with their Viking cooktops and ranges. I don't know a lot of people with Monogram though. Reviews seems mixed when researching on line.

Anyone here have experience with Monogram and if so has it been favorable? We're looking at the Euro line, though the Pro line isn't that much more expensive if it's performs significantly better?

Should I stick with Profile and save my pennies? I"ve been cooking for years now on a 30" Kenmore flat top electric range so any gas cooktop is actually a signficant improvement for us! This is my chance to finally go high end if I want though...just want to be sure it's worth it since I have such limited choices. I know I could go Profile and upgrade later but hate to put something in knowing from the get go I'll want to rip it out and upgrade.

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