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Nov 29, 2011 03:31 PM

American Range VS Capital Range

I am looking for some advice, I actually purchased the 48" american range with the griddle option however it is on back order until about 1/15 so they gave me the option of the 48" capital range. I can find very few reviews on either - I like the look of both ok - we cook about ever night and bake a few times a week. I wanted to stay away from Viking because I hear really bad things. We are in the middle of missouri so finding someone to repair anything will be a challenge, and I need LP which is another issue.

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  1. Is it the Capital Precision or the Capital Culinarian?

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      1. re: dockery07

        You're probobly best off posting your question to the Appliances forum on Gardenweb.
        here's a link.

        1. re: dockery07

          American Range's reputation is not that much better than Viking.

          There are people that love both but......

          You are better off with the Culinarian.

          The 48" LP range with 12" griddle, 6 open burners,and manual clean oven is Capital Culinarian Series CGMR484G2L.

          Pro-style gas ranges are a mature technology without complicated electronics. Any reasonably competant repair tech should be able to fix it.

      2. I vote for neither. I rented a condo in LA for 3 years which was all Viking and every appliance broke, plus they were slow to repair. I have an AR gas range which has been great, but the electric wall oven has made me very intimate with their customer service. Imagine the Fawlty Towers of customer service. It is like the Monty Python routine with the dead bird who is "just sleeping". Now that I know how they treat customers when something goes wrong I would not buy anything from them. I started to get upset the 3rd time it broke after I had owned it 2 years, now it is broken again and I have owned it 2 1/2 years about a year of which it was broken and out of commission waiting for me to have the time to deal with repairs. That is 4 breaks in 2 1/2 years of use, who would imagine I would be unhappy?

        1. Oops I was looking at AR vs Viking, I have no experience with Capital