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30" gas range Dacor? Jenn Air? Viking?

JLRed | Feb 5, 201105:50 PM

hi we are a growing family of 7 . We don't eat out much and are upgrading our kitchen. We have room for a 30" range ( replacing a newer Jenn Air) and could squeeze a 36" range in. We would like to add a proper hood ( good bye over the range microwave hood) trimmed to match our new cabinets. The local salespeople keep pushing the pro style Jenn Air, but I'm not convinced. We are considering Dacor also Wolf and Viking are available. We use our range everyday - for everyday cooking, pasta and home made sauce, pot roast, stews, etc also need the sitters to be able to heat up a can of soup... The oven is used for roasting meats, home made pizza or home made Mac and cheese and 7 birthday cakes per year. We are willing to invest in high quality, reliable, attractive range that we will be satisfied for the next 10-15 years. We aren't looking to impress our friends and ate also leary of too many electronic touchpad controls. My budget for range and hood is approx $4k-5k.

Any help is appreciated!

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