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Kitchenaid, Costco BlueStar or Costco NXR 36" range?

10 years ago

We're in the process of selcting all our appliances which we will be purchasing next weekend and when it comes to the range we trying to decide between the; I know there are several night and day differences between the kitchenaid and the Bluestar-NXR in regards to electronics, sealed vs non sealed, btu capacity, dual fuet etc, which is the reason for my thread. My biggest concern with the Kitchenaid are the lcd display, while it outperforms the other two ranges in options, it maybe the first item to break down. I only considered it since it's pricing would be in line with the ranges sold at Costco.

1. Costco.ca 36" Blue Star non sealed burner all ng range. (image shown)

Features:
�5 x 15,000 BTU burner
�1 x variable simmer of up to 57.2�C (135�F)
�30,000 BTU oven burner
�Push-to-turn infinite setting NOVA� top burner controls
�Heavy-duty control knobs
�Full motion grates
�Ceramic infrared broiler
�Heavy-duty commercial stainless-steel construction
�Automatic electronic ignition and re-ignition system
�Convection oven
�Extra large oven capacity
�LP gas conversion kit included
�Interior oven light
�Removable drip tray
�Low-profile backguard
�Accommodates a full-size commercial baking sheet: 45.7 cm x 66 cm (18 in. x 26 in.)
�60.9 cm (24 in.) depth for compatibility with standard kitchen cabinetry

2. Kitchenaid, 36" sealed burner Dual Fuel KDRU767VSS

Specifications
Performance
Fuel Type Dual Fuel

Cooktop Features
Left Front Burner (BTU) 20000
Right Front Burner (BTU) 20000
Left Rear Burner (BTU) 15000
Right Rear Burner (BTU) 15000
Center Rear Burner (BTU) 5000
Center Front Burner (BTU) 15000

Oven Features
Cooking System Convection plus Steam-Assist Oven
Total Capacity 5.1 Cu. Ft.
Convection Bake Yes
Convection Broil Yes
Convection Roast Yes
Bake Yes
Cleaning System Self-Cleaning
Hidden Bake Element CleanBake� Hidden Element
Sabbath Mode Sabbath Mode
Delayed Cooking Yes
Warm Hold Yes
Bread Proofing Yes
Convection Element Wattage @240v 2800

Design
Cooktop Material Porcelain
Grate Material Cast Iron
Delayed Cooking Yes
Oven Lights 3

ELECTRICAL
40 Amps. 240/208 V.

3. Costco.ca 36" NXR sealed burner all ng range.

Features:

�2 x 15,000 BTU spill-proof sealed dual burners, with precision adjustment to 650 BTU ULTRALOW� simmer burners
�2 x 12,000 BTU spill-proof sealed burners with ULTRALOW� simmer burners
�2 x 9,000 BTU spill-proof sealed burners with ULTRALOW� simmer burners
�22,000 BTU U-shaped oven bake burner
�16,500 BTU infrared broiler burner
�7 control knobs with stainless steel bezel
�3 heavy duty, full-motion cast iron cooking grates
�Heavy-duty commercial stainless-steel construction
�Electronic ignition and automatic re-ignition
�Convection oven for faster and even temperature baking
�5.2 cu.ft oven capacity with two included racks (broiler pan included)
�Stainless steel drip pan
�Blue porcelain oven interior with halogen lights
�Fully-adjustable heavy-duty legs
�4-in. stainless steel backsplash

Specifications:

�Dimensions (W x D x H): 90.2 cm x 73.7 cm x 99.1 cm (35.5 in. x 29 in. x 39 in.)
�Weight: 138.4 kg (305 lb.)

Please don't consider price in determining your choice.

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