Hello loyal readers and those dropped here by Google looking for dirty pictures of celebrity chefs.
I need your help. No no no, that's sweet but put those checkbooks away. What I need is educated advice. Our new house has a kitchen with a major defect, in my opinion - an electric range top. When it comes to cooking in saucepans, skillets, or even just blistering peppers, I like the responsiveness of gas fire. The fact that the rangetop is attached to a desirable even temperature dry heat electrical oven is a comfort, but not enough of one to make me want to keep the unit.
So here's my question for you (especially if you've remodeled your kitchen relatively recently): Which dual-fuel range/stove combination would you install to replace the current all-electric one and why? I'm not immune to snob appeal but if a Sears model will do the job as well as a Wolf or Viking unit, I'm perfectly happy to go with the Sears product.
Restrictions - The space is 30" wide, and I'd rather not spend more on the oven/range than on my car. What would you get for under $1500? Under $2500? With no spending limit?
Specific model recommendations are especially appreciated. Thanks.