I have been following this thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/489878. Frankly, a lot of it soars over my head. I was hoping some of you might be able to dumb it down for me. Though it seems very hot, I don't know why or why not I would *need* 22,000 btu burners.
Here's the story:
My wife and I have been wanting to get a new, high-end gas range for years but told ourselves we would have to wait for ours to break. Our lucky day finally arrived! Our crapola electric Kenmore bit the dust.
Not knowing much about these sorts of things, we agreed that we wanted a "good" one. The local dealer sells DCS, Viking, and Wolf as their higher end offerings. We cook nearly every night and want to get something that will last a long time. We do lots of roasted veggies, pasta, sauteed veggies (Swiss chard is a fav), broiled/baked fish and chicken, bread, cookies, etc... All normal stuff I guess.
We are stuck to a 30" free-standing since that is how the kitchen is set up and we don't want to remodel it right now.
My question: what features should we look for? Which of these brands would be best for a family of 4 that likes to cook a lot? Do I want a dual fuel? Do I need a self cleaning function?
Thanks for the help!