webuser_446595134

What Say You, Chefs?? -- 30" Range Value Quest -- Bluestar v American

kitchenrehab162563
26 days ago
last modified: 26 days ago

REQUEST FOR FEEDBACK ON RANGES UNDER CONSIDERATION


TIA for your informed input and wise counsel!


This enthusiastic and prolific amateur cook is sourcing a replacement for the (garbo) Kenmore "Elite" 30" range for my undersized, spartan, overperforming workspace.


THE SPEC


Excellent Price/Performance Ratio

Easy Install

  • Fits through kitchen door (<26 3/4" deep when stripped)
  • 1/2" Rear Gas Tap
  • Zero Setback to Butcher Block Counter

Power

  • 18K or Better "Power" Burners
  • More than one "power" burner
  • Legit Simmer Station for Stock, Reduction, etc
  • Sealed or Open Burners OK

Oven/Broiler

  • Full Size (18 x 26)
  • Hi Power Infrared Broiler
  • Convection
  • Gas (preferred)

Ease of Use / Durability

  • Reliable Daily Driver; No Garage Queens
  • Good Reviews / Service History
  • Reputable Local Service Tech
  • No Fuckin Electronics....

THE CONTENDERS


American ARROB430N | $2950

MSRP = $4,199

New; Great Open Box Deal; Out of State

Perfect Spec

Arguably Best Overall Price/Perfomance

Great Reviews on AJ Madison and Appliance Connection

Horrible Consumer Reports Score (prior model) of 37

Horror Stories on Chef Talk (legacy product)


Bluestar RCS304BV2/RCS30SBV2 | $3895

MSRP = $4475

New from Local Distributor

Perfect Spec

Loved by Chefs, Apparently...

Great Reviews on AJ Madison and Appliance Connection

Safety Recall for Exploding Ranges a Couple Years Back

Random Poor Oven Reviews

$1000 more for Same Spec


NXR AK3001 | $2300

Decent Power - 18/18/9/9

Sealed Burners

4.5 CuF oven | no FS Pan

Decent Spec for the Money

Mixed Reviews


Zline RG30 - $1600-$1700

MSRP = ~$2000

Open Box ebay deal

least expensive

lowest power - 18/13/9/4

small 4.0 CuF oven | no FS Pan

Rave Reviews on AJ Madison & Appliance Connection


What say you, Chefs?!?

Comments (9)

Sponsored
Northern Virginia Acclaimed Interior Designer 4x Best of Houzz Winner

Need help with an existing Houzz order? Call 1-800-368-4268