We are about to do the long awaited kitchen remodel and we plan to go with a 36 inch dual fuel range. I have read a million posts on multiple sites and can't seem to find any consensus on a good performing, highly reliable range. My list originally included the usual suspects (Wolf, Viking, Dacor, Thermador, DCS, etc.) and I also looked into AGA, Bertazzoni and Fratelli.
Every range seems to have a wide range of fans and detractors. I will say that service and reliability complaints have me shying away from Viking and Thermador. I want high power on the burners as I do a lot of cooktop stuff, rest of the family are more into baking - hence the dual fuel. So for high cooktop output, solid and even-heating oven performance and top notch reliability - what is my best option? Probably willing to sacrifice some performance for best reliability. Input appreciated.