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ieathereforeiam Mar 14, 2014 11:43 AM

I have to buy a new duel fuel range for my kitchen. Aside from the usual appliance retailers, anyone had any positive experiences purchasing from a less conventional source?

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    Andrew Zachary RE: ieathereforeiam Mar 14, 2014 04:31 PM

    Wilson Appliance in Dripping Springs has an excellent, if expensive selection of convection and conventional ovens and cooktops. Worth a look, anyway.

    1. WSZsr RE: ieathereforeiam Mar 16, 2014 07:40 PM

      I've had a good experience buying a double oven and gas cooktop from US Appliance (internet)

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        Carter B. RE: ieathereforeiam Mar 20, 2014 04:40 AM

        I just read a positive review of BlueStar at Cooltools and see that they will be at Wilson Appliance this Saturday.


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          ieathereforeiam RE: Carter B. Mar 21, 2014 09:23 AM


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            Andrew Zachary RE: ieathereforeiam Mar 23, 2014 12:03 PM

            We have a BlueStar range and oven -- the range is great, with superb heat and control. I prefer it to previous range, which was a big Viking. At full throttle, I believe the cooktop will boil water as quickly as the best induction ranges, which is helpful when I'm making complicated dishes. And the simmer burner really does provide a perfect simmer.

            I also like that everything is analog - no stupid digital boards that burn out at the most inopportune moments and leave you with a useless hunk of metal in your kitchen. The ignition is the only part you might need to replace, and that should be easy to do on your own. (N.B. I haven't had to do this yet, and don't anticipate any trouble when it happens.)

            I took a while to adjust to the gas oven, though. It takes longer to heat up than my previous Viking dual-fuel ovens, doesn't brown chicken as well, and the knobs on the stove can get uncomfortably hot. But, on the plus side, the BlueStar oven gives a more even heat, is better at broiling, and gives a moister heat, so roasted food remains extremely moist.

            Like most of life, you pays your money and you makes your choices.

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              Carter B. RE: Andrew Zachary Mar 23, 2014 04:36 PM

              Thanks, did you get it from Wilson Appliances?

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                Andrew Zachary RE: Carter B. Mar 24, 2014 11:03 AM

                Yes. Lead times are long -- between 3 and 6 months, as each range/cooktop is built from scratch. As I said, the range is great, and I much prefer it to my previous Viking stove. You are welcome to try out the cooktop if you'd like. Just let me know.

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          WesTexas RE: ieathereforeiam Mar 22, 2014 06:50 PM

          I did extensive research on our new kitchen this fall.
          we got our stuff from adam @ morrison supply. Very easy to deal with.

          I did not find any difference on prices between sources when looking at higher end stuff bluestar, wolf, thermador, miele etc.

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            ieathereforeiam RE: WesTexas Mar 22, 2014 09:18 PM

            I had good luck here today: http://www.aditexas.com/index.html

            I'll report back when all is said and done.

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