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48" gas (dual-fuel) range: Wolf vs FiveStar vs Thermador vs Viking vs Dacor

check out American ranges. built in American(so. ca.), highest btus, best price, best reviews, what else do you need to know..

33 minutes ago
litano in Cookware

48" gas (dual-fuel) range: Wolf vs FiveStar vs Thermador vs Viking vs Dacor

I did my share of research and settled on an American Range, 36", four burners with a center grill. Just got it the other day and it is beautiful. Will hopefully have in installed in a few weeks in our kitchen remodel. The deal breakers were, best over all reviews, made here in So. California, called them several times and got to talk with knowledgeable people. 25k burners were the highest made for home use, as I am a former restaurant owner and consider myself a self taught gourmet vegetarian chef, this was a must. I got the cook top so I dont have to deal with any oven issues. I will post a picture once its installed. Went with a cheapy Hood by Golden Vantage for $268 from Amazon. It got better than average reviews for the price and it looks great too.

Oct 02, 2014
litano in Cookware

kitchen hood recommendations

beautiful range, what make is it.

Jul 19, 2014
litano in Cookware

Pressure Cookers: Stovetop vs. Electric

I am a vegetarian chef, owned several restaurants and have used the cuisnart electric pressure cooker alot and love it. Just add the ingredients, set timer and its done. Really good for beans that have not been soaked, artichoke hearts, mash potatoes..

Jul 17, 2014
litano in Cookware

kitchen hood recommendations

wow, thanks. I am a vegetarian chef. so will do some grilling and wok stir fry. how much did you pay and where did you purchase? thanks,

Jul 17, 2014
litano in Cookware

kitchen hood recommendations

I think it said 760 cfm, thanks,

Jul 17, 2014
litano in Cookware

kitchen hood recommendations

I am purchasing an American cooktop with grill that has 25k burners. I am looking at low priced s/s wall hoods and found this Golden Vantage Stainless Sensor Gv B02 90 for under $300 bucks. It only has a few good reviews. Am I getting what I pay for. or is this a good deal. thanks in advance.

Jul 17, 2014
litano in Cookware

I have decided on an American range top six burner,

ok thanks..

Jul 03, 2014
litano in Cookware

I have decided on an American range top six burner,

I was told that the newest version has a 25k btu burner!! I do a lot of wok cooking as a vegetarian chef and the price was hundreds below blue star and thermador. Anyone here had any experience with this range?

Jul 02, 2014
litano in Cookware

Hey Chowhounds , are there any living in the Orange Co., Calif. area? Need help on appliance dealers

I am remodeling my kitchen . I have owned several gourmet vegetarian restaurants since 1975, and now being retired, want a home gourmet kitchen. After searching the net for a high BTU burner range top, I am between Thermador and Blue Star. However, the reviews have been so bad on all the major brands. So the next step is to choose the right appliance store. And again, the reviews are as bad as the brands being sold. What happened to good old customer service and pride? One consistent remark was that no one was happy with Pacific Sales and then went on to other stores. But once there, the reviews go down hill. Since vegetarians dont need much in the way of a high powered hood, what are your recommendations there. We like the chimney type. thanks in advance.

Jun 22, 2014
litano in Los Angeles Area

any with recent Thermador appliances experience good or bad?

thanks

Jun 18, 2014
litano in Cookware

any with recent Thermador appliances experience good or bad?

thanks ferret, hope I dont need the Q-tip.

Jun 18, 2014
litano in Cookware

any with recent Thermador appliances experience good or bad?

thanks so much eLizard. I will probable get the extended warranty.

Jun 18, 2014
litano in Cookware

any with recent Thermador appliances experience good or bad?

I am a vegetarian chef looking to remodel my kitchen but have been disappointed in the reviews on most of the top models being sold. I am leaning towards Thermador. any feedback???

Jun 17, 2014
litano in Cookware