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Need help picking 30 or 36-in range vs cooktop+oven

12 years ago

We are in the process of researching appliances for our renovation and I thought I wanted a simple and relatively inexpensive GE Cafe series 30 inch range (about $2200) and a single GE Profile conv oven on sale for $1100 at our local HD. But DH and architect think that 30 inch would look too small in our "cook center" wall (about 9 ft long). They both think that a 36 inch range or cooktop would look better. DH likes one of the Bertazzonii ranges ($2000 to. $3000, not sure of the model no.) , but I don't know enough about the brand...does it get good ratings? Is it reliable? Does it bake well? Do people love them? Are they hard to get serviced?

I'm looking more at KA or GE Monogram, but they seem so over-priced ($4000 to $6000). We're trying to keep our appliance budget at $4000 for cooktop or range, microwave, and an additional oven--combinations being range + oven or cooktop + double oven.

Any ideas on brands, sizes, combinations would be greatly appreciate!


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