Suggestions on my selection please - Jenn Air and Viking


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Suggestions on my selection please - Jenn Air and Viking

waterdownredneck | | Oct 28, 2012 05:57 PM

Hi all, long time reader, first time subscriber. I have found many great ideas on this site, thought it was time to become a member. We just bough all new appliances 2yrs ago and are leaving them all behind, a 30" dual fuel GE Monogram is one of them, really like this range.

We move to a "new to us" ranch style home in Dec and we are replacing all of the current Jenn Air appliances. Currently there is a 27" double wall over, dish washer and 30" gas range top. They are all 7yrs old, home owner says she loves them all but I would like to get new. Will not be replacing the granite counter so I'm staying with a range top.

Based on a budget that I want to stick to and a lot of research this is what I just purchased this past weekend just to hold some bulk buying incentives. The PO is still open and I can make any changes I need to. I would be interested in those who have done similar things over the years to let me know what you think of my buying and selection motive. All of what I have below fit into my budget with $2,000(ish) left over for a range hood. I'm thinking of the Viking but I will wear gloves based on some of the comments I have read here.

- Jenn Air 27" double wall oven (I know 100% it will fit, this was a factor since there is already one in there

- Viking 30" sealed burner gas range top. It was either the Wolf or the Viking, I like the spacing of the burners with the large space down the middle better than the Wolf, and I like the individual grates (similar to my Monogram) rather than one solid piece for washing. I could not find many new and current bad reviews about the Viking, love the way it looks.

- Was going to do the counter depth LG (I have the 33" one now with the LED's) but I went the 36" x 72" Jenn Air counter depth as I like the water on the inside and this way I don't have to be as worried about the front water panel breaking and costing me a new fridge. Will miss the cool looks of the inside of the LG, but truthfully the lay out was not the greatest.

- Currently have a Bosh dishwasher, went with the Jenn Air for the new place as it has a larger tub and we often find the Bosh fills up quickly. Plus not as important but it will match the rest.

- Will buy a professional range hood once I have been in for a month so I can take my time to see what I really want ti to look like when we are done. It currently has a fixed cabinet over the existing range all trimmed nice where I could install a 30" insert but I think I need to break the look up as there may be too much pine. I guess I will try to sell everything on line once it all gets pulled out.

Thanks for any thoughts, I know this was a long post for my first one but I wanted to give you all my thoughts. Once I get in the new home and start using what ever I get, I will post my experience so other may benefit from my good or bad decisions. Thanks, Jason.