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Does anyone have any experience with Ikea kitchen cabinets?

We rented a vacation home this summer that had been renovated with Ikea cabinets. I looked them over carefully because we are getting ready to renovate our own kitchen. While the Ikea cabinets worked fine for the 2 weeks we were there, they are definitely not of the same quality as a semi-custom cabinet like Kraftmaid or Medallion (two we have looked at). It's hard to imagine them looking good 5 years from now, but who knows. I was not sufficiently impressed to spend my money on them.

Sep 11, 2008
bguy2008 in Cookware

Bluestar RCS vs. RNB

I am considering a 36 inch, 6 burner Bluestar range. They offer the RCS and RNB versions of this range, with the primary difference being a max btu rating of 18k on the RCS vs. 22k on the RNB. My question is this: does the difference really matter if you are not a professional chef? The price difference is substantial (RCS is less). If anyone out there has experience with the RCS, please share. Thanks!

Sep 11, 2008
bguy2008 in Cookware

best BBQ smokers

I have a Weber bullet and love it. Easy to use. produces great results. Highly recommended.

Aug 24, 2008
bguy2008 in Cookware

BlueStar oven & broiler performance

Agree that all the electronic add ons are not necessary. I am sure it is also true that all ovens would be off (+ or -) if you took the time to measure them (I never have). Thanks for your helpful commentary.

Aug 24, 2008
bguy2008 in Cookware

I'm about to buy a range ...

So I gather you are happy with the oven and broiler? I am considering this stove and would like to hear comments on oven and broiler performance. One other BS owner said his oven was slow to heat and 20 degrees cool. Is this your experience? Thanks.

Aug 22, 2008
bguy2008 in Cookware

Which range is best: Wolf, Viking, or DCS?

johnb, I am thinking about a 36 in BS range. How have you found the oven and broiler performance? Are they consistent from a temp perspective? Any complaints? Thanks.

Aug 21, 2008
bguy2008 in Cookware

Which range is best: Wolf, Viking, or DCS?

Yes, you are right. CR does the most comprehensive annual survey of consumers anywhere. The data are what users report. Nothing more and nothing less. Docsknotinn may not agree with their conclusions, but the data are the best available reflection of what people experience, whether it be stoves, cars or washing machines.

Aug 21, 2008
bguy2008 in Cookware

BlueStar oven & broiler performance

So is the oven temp inconsistent? Sounds like it might be based on your comments. If you had to do it all over again, would you spring for the extra $$$ and go with a dual fuel range (e.g., electric oven)? Thanks for your comments.

Aug 21, 2008
bguy2008 in Cookware

BlueStar oven & broiler performance

I am thinking of buying a 6 burner BlueStar range. I am sold on the burner design, but would like to hear from anyone who has one of these regarding the performance of the oven and broiler. Are you happy? Thanks!

Aug 21, 2008
bguy2008 in Cookware

Wolf v. Bluestar v. Viking? Help me decide?

So, please tell us what you ended up buying and why?

Jul 26, 2008
bguy2008 in Cookware