So, I’ve been doing some more research into what I want in my dream kitchen. Currently, in my kitchen, I have a stovetop and an oven. My stovetop is huge (36″), but has four burners with low BTUs. (Something I’m learning is important.) My oven is only 26″ wide. A leftover from the 1940s cabinets. This explains why I couldn’t find a small enough broiling pan to fit. So, my dream kitchen would include an oven large enough for a broiling pan and six burners. I mean, if I am going to have 36″ of my countertop taken up, I’d at least like 6 burners with the grates all connected. Oh, it would be lovely. Dreaming of it now… LOL
Since I’d have to replace the burners and the oven, I thought, “How about a gas range?” Many of the gas ranges have convection ovens now, although I’ve heard dual fuel is the best option, but I’d be fine with gas. So, I’m just going to go with gas because it makes things easier. Or it would in our kitchen.
In reality, I’d probably end up with a 30″ range, but in my dream kitchen, it’d be 36″ with 6 burners. (sigh) Yeah, that would be lovely… (happy sigh) I’m not sure if I’d want Wolf, though. I don’t think I need Wolf. Viking is very expensive, but I’ve found two that I really like GE Monogram and Thermador. Either one would be awesome. Okay, 36″ would be awesome.
This is the 30″ Thermador gas range. It’s nice, but I think I’d want this one (without the backguard).
I like that it doesn’t have the little feet on the bottom. Why? Because I have cats. I don’t want my cats trying to get under my range. And you know they will.
However, I also really like the GE Monogram, but with 6 burners. I can always get a cast iron griddle if I want that.
Then I found this one. (sigh) Forty-eight inches. What would I do with 48″ of range? I don’t know. I am sure I could find something. LOL But this would never fit into my current kitchen. I’d need a whole new house, which is a thought, but won’t happen at this moment.
So, what are you thoughts? 30″, 36″ or 48″? Gas? Electric? Dual fuel?
Duel fuel. The other fuel being…? I think you’d enjoy options. Duel would grant that.
Feet? Yeah, cats would go under and all else as well. Many a dropped dinglehopper has scooted under mine.
Broiling pan and 6 burners. That’s quite an activity base you’ll be operating there. I love it.
Electric, Stephen. Yeah, I’d love it. So, I’ll keep dreaming to make it mine. 🙂
‘Fraid our nuker made these sorts of things obsolete here. I like the “no feet at the bottom” one for the very reason you cited. Could you modify a cabinet to accommodate a new stove? Maybe make a standard size one into a narrower one for flat pans and lids? Put in “rolling” shelves to make it easier to get them out?? Ah, the joys of re-doing the kitchen!
Yeah, I want rolling shelves, especially in the bottom cabinets. I’m no longer nine. Laying on my stomach to see what’s at the back is not something I like doing. LOL So, when I do get that kitchen, I’m doing that.
I don’t have a microwave in my kitchen. We took it out a number of years ago, and I rarely, if ever, miss it. I have found my stovetop, toaster oven, and even my oven is faster at times. However, when I want to heat up a frozen burrito, all of those fail to beat the microwave.