Here's where I'm at & I'm wondering if anyone might correct me if I've strayed . . .
Background: The SO's parents are building a new house. They've been asking about kitchen appliances, etc., so we sat down with them yesterday & discussed where they were at. They'd like a 36" gas cooktop, a stand-alone single oven, & a stand-alone microwave. I offered to do the research & provide them with recommendations. They said, "Go for it!"
My "draft" recommendations:
Cooktop = DCS CS-364GD (36" w/ 4 burners & griddle--he likes to grill outside, so they're not very interested in the grill option, & she doesn't want 6 burners)
Oven = DCS WO-130 (30" single oven--she doesn't want two ovens, unless the price to go to two doesn't jump significantly)
Microwave = Build a recessed enclosure that would take any lower-powered microwave--she only uses the microwave for reheating
Some questions . . .
Might the DSC CT-365 (36" drop-in cooktop) be worth considering? (I'm not hearing that they really want a griddle)
Are the DCS ovens electric or gas? (Comments on electric vs. gas for an oven?)
Anyone know if DCS double-ovens are priced as not to jump significantly from the single-ovens? (Edit: I Googled & found pricing.)
Is the Viking micro-chamber worth considering for "stand-alone microwave aesthetics"?
What should I be considering for ventilation, etc.?
Anything else that I should be paying attention to that I've not covered above?
Edited by MatthewB, 07 July 2003 - 07:32 AM.