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Old 10-07-2020, 10:13 AM
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Time to replace our current gas cook top. Wife wants a 36", 5 burner. Reading horror stories about appliance quality, what is the current best brand to buy? Heard Bosch is good...currently have a Bosch dishwasher which has proven to be very reliable.....Any direction would be greatly appreciated.......Thanks.
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Wolf, blue star to name a couple.
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never had an issue with our whirlpool 5 burner gas. there is very little moving parts to any of them
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Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post
Wolf, blue star to name a couple.
Have had a dual-fuel Wolf for at least 12 years. Only issue was a board needed replaced for the oven. Related to using the self-cleaning feature. It gets super hot for a long time. Now just clean oven by hand.

Otherwise, been bomb-proof. The dual-stack burners are nice. Use top burner for high heat and low for ultra-low simmer.
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Five years with my 36” Wolf.

The stove is all gas and 550lbs of basic technology. No screens no electronics except the auto light feature when you turn a burner on(no pilot setting). Can’t think of anything to really break on it. Will be getting it again when we build a new house.
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If you want the real stuff, look at Bluestar, American Range, or Capital Culinary.

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We have a 36" Kitchen Aid that we really like. Middle burner is awesome.
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We are in the process of redoing our kitchen and going to the 36 inch Jenn Air. One of my clients is an appliance repair man, so I asked him about various brands and he said he likes the Jenn Air. Very dependable, but for him, parts are easy to get and they are easy to work on.

He said Wolff are good appliances, but impossible to get parts and difficult to work on.
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just bought the bosch 5 burner, only in 30" last year. Love it, wish i had the space for the 36" but is what it is.
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I don't know what brands are reliable these days but I sure as hell know which one isn't . DO NOT buy a Samsung range or fridge .... Could not be more unsatisfied with ours . The microwave is good . Range and fridge junk..... Our bosch dishwasher has been nothing short of awesome so I would personally have some faith in their other products as well .
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I have a 5 burner bosch. no issues
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We've a 36" KitchenAid slide in, LP, 4 burner with grill for 5 years now. Wife loves it.
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If you want the real stuff, look at Bluestar, American Range, or Capital Culinary.
The Blue Star does t have sealed burners so all the crap drops down below onto a drip tray. I installed one for a customer last year. Well built but could see it getting really messy looking unless you are a clean freak.

Biggest issue with the blue star is The oven knob Is slightly misaligned with the others and would drive my OCD crazy. Personally For the money I would spend a few bucks more and go with a Wolf.
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The Blue Star does t have sealed burners so all the crap drops down below onto a drip tray. I installed one for a customer last year. Well built but could see it getting really messy looking unless you are a clean freak.

Biggest issue with the blue star is The oven knob Is slightly misaligned with the others and would drive my OCD crazy. Personally For the money I would spend a few bucks more and go with a Wolf.
This is why I went with a wolf sealed burner. I’m not a restaurant and open burners look like shit after a while.
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This is why I went with a wolf sealed burner. I’m not a restaurant and open burners look like shit after a while.

Same. I received personal use pricing from Sub Zero as a builder so not sure what the retail is for the Wolf but i know the Blue Star was around $4700 so definitely less than $2k difference
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Bosch is great. I have a few of them. As for 5 burner I have one and the 5th burner is pretty useless.
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I'd never go back to sealed burners....I have 8 burners, 7 of them are 25,000 BTU and one is 15,000 for simmer.

If it gets crap in it, just flip it over on the burner next to it and burn it off. Simplest thing ever.
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Our 5 burner JennAir is great. Installed right before the pandemic.
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I just built a house and got a bunch GE Cafe and Monogram appliances. The 36" 5 burner GE Cafe rocks, especially at the price point. I have had Samsung, Viking (PIA), Jenn Aire and other appliances. The GE cooktop beats the others hands down. I bought GE for reliability and parts availability. Very happy.
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Bought a 6-burner natural gas OPEN burner American Range last year. LOVE how easy the top is to dismantle and clean. TONS of fire for cooking on. They have a few ways to configure the top burners. I love the open burners.

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