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Mar 14, 2014 11:43 AM

New Oven

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

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

      1. 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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          1. re: ieathereforeiam

            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.

            1. re: Andrew Zachary

              Thanks, did you get it from Wilson Appliances?

              1. re: Carter B.

                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.

        1. 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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          1. re: WesTexas

            I had good luck here today:

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