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How many BTU's do you need - 15000 vs 22000 Blue Star

Not so worried about a "professional" designation - more so on even heat. My last range was a GE - not sure if was profile or not - but the closed burners sending flame around the outside of the pots drove me nuts! - matching pot size to burner I'm sure helps - but not as much as getting a burner than can distribute the heat to where I want it. - that is my hang up -

Not sure either if spending double on a true pro range is that much of a difference than buying the "bargin" version of the Blue Star I found - would have to be lots lots better to justify the extra $

Jul 28, 2011
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This "Euro" hood fan reads good - is it?

http://www.kitchenhoods.ca/Under-cabi...&

I've been looking for a quiet but powerful under cabnet hood fan. I've found the above on the net but haven't been able to find a store to actually see it. Anyone know about it?
Thanks

Jul 28, 2011
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How many BTU's do you need - 15000 vs 22000 Blue Star

Thanks for all the thoughts - so lets forget about BTUs for a bit - is the Blue Star RCS a decent range? - I priced it out and at less than half the price of the RNB I'm thinking there must be some significant lackings - more than just one flame thrower burner - has anyone seen / used this range? - is it still a "professional" range or just the look with some open burners thrown on top?
Thanks

Jul 28, 2011
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How many BTU's do you need - 15000 vs 22000 Blue Star

I think in this case its just marketing - good excuse to charge more $!!

Jul 27, 2011
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How many BTU's do you need - 15000 vs 22000 Blue Star

Both versions are ment for homes - blue star's have hardly any bells or whitles but they are supposed to provide great even heat and a nice large oven.

Jul 27, 2011
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How many BTU's do you need - 15000 vs 22000 Blue Star

Thanks. Not good to hear about no "low low" - I haven't seen it in person but from what I have read blue star is supposed to offer a very good simmer burner - there is a video that shows melting chocolate and then hoding it in a pot directly ofer a blue star simmer burner.

Besides making lava - what do you think hubby will do with the 22000 that you couldn't do on 15000 with a bit more patience?

Did you look at other brands before deciding on blue star?

Thanks much

Jul 27, 2011
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How many BTU's do you need - 15000 vs 22000 Blue Star

Hi

I've been looking for a gas range and have been trying to decide if this one

http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product.a...

would be a good choice. It is a Blue Star RCS type - Blue Star as I'm sure you all know makes this type with a 15000 BTU burner and a RNB type with a 22000 BTU burner. It might not be as good as some other ranges but the price is sure nice! - Not sure how to justify spending twice as much or more on a "better" range

How many BTU's does an average person need?

Also is the build quality of Blue Stars RCS line still decent comparable to the RNB line? Someone said that it was junk and shouldn't even be called a Blue Star - What is different between these two besides the BTUs?

Thanks much for your time.

Jul 27, 2011
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Could I go wrong with this 30" Blue Star range?

Thanks - I did think the WOLF AG burners would be by far the better choice.

If anyone has used a Blue Star is there any problem with the flames being too big for a smaller pot? - it did seem that you would be getting a fairly wide flame out of the burners even on low.

Jun 10, 2011
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Could I go wrong with this 30" Blue Star range?

I heard this is a much lower quality blue star - that they make two lines and this one doesn't have the goods that the "real" one does. - I think I'll stay away - right now the all gas Wolf with the open burner top is my 1st choice - It's not dual and costs a pretty penny - but I hope you get what you pay for!

Jun 09, 2011
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Could I go wrong with this 30" Blue Star range?

Thanks - I've thought that too but so many have said they actually prefer gas when baking that I have mostly moved it to a non issue - but if you could give me more reasons for dual I might go back to it being what I want.

Jun 09, 2011
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Could I go wrong with this 30" Blue Star range?

Sorry to bother you all again - I think I am getting dizzy looking at all the range options. I found this on a Costco site

http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product.a...

and am very tempted by the Blue Star reputation and the price ($2000 Can) - hard to justify spending $3000 more for a DCS, Viking or Wolf - so I don't get dual fuel like I think I wanted - but likely would be fine without - What do you all think - looks like a good choice???

Thanks much for your time.

Jun 07, 2011
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Any experience with this Samsung fridge - seems like a good deal

Hi

oes anyone have any experience with this Samsung

Fridgehttp://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/home-appl...

I saw it at Costco for two thousand Canadian - It seems like a good fridge at a good price.

The only complaint I can find about it is that some people had trouble with the ice maker jamming - do you think this is a more of a problem with this model than others? - I did a search and every brand pf fridge seems to have someone complaining that the ice maker jams.

I'm thinking of picking it up this weekend but wanted to see if anyone had any comments.

Much appreciated.

Jun 07, 2011
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Which Viking for you? - Open Burner VS Dual Fuel

Thanks - will do - before I leave though - I was "sold" on Viking after hearing from a sales person that there sealed burners are unique in that they angle the flame up across the middle to give good distribution - something only Viking does?
Thanks

Jun 07, 2011
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Which Viking for you? - Open Burner VS Dual Fuel

Thanks for the info. I went to a show room and they don't carry the all gas range with open burners so it doesn't seem like an option - The choice they had was between a 30" dual fuel with regular manual controls or for $600 more with electronics. Anyone have experience with Viking electronics. - I hope the problems I read about in the thread were about the gas oven and so not applicable to me. - Maybe I should look at Wolf more?

Jun 07, 2011
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Which Viking for you? - Open Burner VS Dual Fuel

Hi
I'm shopping for a 30" gas range - I've been back and forth but have decided that I would like a "REAL" range - Viking seems to be close to the top of my list. I think my choice be an open burner with dual fuel but that doesn't seem to be an option - and I might not know enough good reasons to really be making the choice that I would want.

If you all had to choose a 30" Viking what would your preference be and why? - or if there is a different range out there I should look at let me know.

Also a side question - I always thought I wanted one with self clean but I have heard bad things about what happens to some people after they use the self clean - lots of problems come up - is that true with reliable brands or just a fluke that can happen if you get a lemon?

Thanks much for your time.

Jun 07, 2011
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Any comments on this GE range - It's not my dream but reality set in so...

Sorry you never liked a warming drawer - I bought a range a couple of years ago with one and used it lots - that is why I think I would like another.

Jun 03, 2011
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Any comments on this GE range - It's not my dream but reality set in so...

Hi
I've been looking at my options for a range. I love the idea of an open burner commercial style but I do like some of the additional features such as a warming drawer and delayed on that just don't seem to be available in a wolf or viking - or maybe not just at my price point. To dream would be to rip apart the kitchen and put in double ovens with a commercial range top - but once reality sets in I'm wondering if this GE Cafe range might be a decent choice - at least until I check my loto tickets!

http://www.geappliances.ca/brand/GE_C...

Thanks for your time.

Jun 02, 2011
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most even heating gas range burner? - any that heat in middle?

Thanks - that would open up more options - what is a good "heat-diffusing" bottom? - the best pans I have are some really heavy steel ones and a couple of cast irons.

Jun 02, 2011
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most even heating gas range burner? - any that heat in middle?

Thanks for the info - I need to look more to see just what open and closed burners are - I like the idea of a blue star but I am sort of torn as I would miss things like a heating drawer and delayed on -

Do some ranges have burners that are more adjustable - can do a simmer as well as heat a large pot of water?

Jun 02, 2011
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How hot can a home oven in a range get? - Would like pizza oven temps

Thanks for the replies - I like my insurance so screwing with the self clean is likely not an option. What are firebricks? - made of something different than regular bricks?
Thanks

Jun 01, 2011
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most even heating gas range burner? - any that heat in middle?

Thanks but I need a range - no room for cook top and ovens - couldn't crack open the wallet anyways to blow whole budget on just a cook top.

I talked to a blue star salesperson. He was saying blue star is good but he doesn't think they heat anymore evenly than other stoves - he said it is more about using good pans and using the right size pan on the right burner - any thoughts?

Jun 01, 2011
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What is best/easiest to clean gas range top surface

Hi
Sorry for all the posts - should have got all my questions together first.

Am looking to buy moderately priced (3k or less) gas range - had a GE with a black enamel surface under the grates - this always seemed dirty and I even had some "stains" that would not come off - are there better surfaces out there - is stainless steel easier to keep looking nice?
Thanks much

Jun 01, 2011
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How hot can a home oven in a range get? - Would like pizza oven temps

Thanks - I didn't think I could get over 500 - I too use and love my really big thick pizza stone - but more that 500 might have been fun!

Jun 01, 2011
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How hot can a home oven in a range get? - Would like pizza oven temps

Hi

I'm looking for a moderately priced (under 3K) gas range - don't know if I want dual fuel or gas for the oven part yet - but I would like something that gets smokin hot so I could do a decent pizza - are there any "home" ranges out there that get up and beyond 500?
Thanks much

Jun 01, 2011
frznrth in Cookware

most even heating gas range burner? - any that heat in middle?

Thanks - I'll look to see if they make ranges - seperate cook top and oven would be nice but it wouldn't fit into the space we have.

Jun 01, 2011
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most even heating gas range burner? - any that heat in middle?

Hi
I am shoping for a new gas range - I moved to a new house - My old one a GE - was fine but I didn't like how ther burners only sent heat more to the outside - around the little circle cap. Are there models that heat also right in the middle? - I am wanting to stay under $3000 Can. and need a 30". I've looked around but haven't seen any yet
Thanks much for your time.

Jun 01, 2011
frznrth in Cookware