Aloha all! I am in the middle of building my first ever house, and along with it, my first ever kitchen. I'm on the Big Island of Hawaii, and am working with a good kitchen design place that should enable me to get what I'm looking for. I'm going to have a 36" (liquid propane) gas range top, with a hood vent, 2 double wall ovens (preferably electric/.convection) a fridge and a dishwasher.
My primary concern is the rangetop. I am an avid cook and want something powerful that can also simmer. I want a 6 burner (no need for griddle) and want a top where the grates over the burners are all on one level so you can easily move pots around.
I'm also in an area of Hawaii where the real estate is kind of checkered, and many live modestly, so while I get stars in my eyes looking at high end appliances, it might not be the best investment to go top of the line.
So, my question is twofold. I've been looking at a coup,e of models and would be interested to see if anyone has used these with propane. Also, would love to hear from people who've had good experience with any of the mid-level range tops, I.e. GE Profile or a monogram and the like.
The two models I'm enamoured with are:
Thermidor Professional Series PCG366G (needs a converter kit to work with propane) (approx $3,100)
Dacor Discovery DYRPT366S/LP (comes equipped for liquid propane, approx $3,350)
I do feel like these might be too "nice" for my neighborhood. Please give me some guidance. Especially interested to hear from those cooking with propane.