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36" Ranges

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I'm looking for a 36" 6-burner gas range. Capital seems to fit the bill, but I can't find much about it. Does anybody have one? Like it? Hate it? How does it compare to Wolf or Viking?


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I recently purchased a 36" Blue Star, and couldn't be happier. Six burners, 2 @ 22K BTU, 3 @15K BTU, and a simmer burner that goes down to 130 BTU. A big convection oven that holds full size commercial baking sheets. http://www.bluestarcooking.com/

Much depends on your budget. As soon as you upgrade to a 36" things get expensive.



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I recently purchased a 36" Blue Star, and couldn't be happier.  Six burners, 2 @ 22K BTU, 3 @15K BTU, and a simmer burner that goes down to 130 BTU.  A big convection oven that holds full size commercial baking sheets.  http://www.bluestarcooking.com/

Much depends on your budget. As soon as you upgrade to a 36" things get expensive.

They don't make an island range that I can see.

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By an "island range" do you mean a cooktop? They do have cooktops. Otherwise, I'm not sure I understand what you're looking for.



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By an "island range" do you mean a cooktop?  They do have cooktops. Otherwise, I'm not sure I understand what you're looking for.

Low riser in back so it can fit in an island or peninsula. I just found where they hide the part... Thanks for the feedback.

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I bought a Viking 60" range w/6 burners, griddle, grill and dual convection ovens. I'd never buy Viking again, ever. Came with a broken gas manifold that was detected before I started it and smelled gas. the slide out clean catch trays had incomplete spot welds so the handles were loose and finally the oven starters when belly up after 6 years and less than 125 firings. All of this could have been an OK with me and move on, but when I contacted Viking, 3 times, I never, repeat never, got a response. If the VP for customer service wants to come check out my oven I'll be happy to place it where the sun don't shine on him!


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I bought a Viking 60" range w/6 burners, griddle, grill and dual convection ovens.  I'd never buy Viking again, ever.  Came with a broken gas manifold that was detected before I started it and smelled gas.  the slide out clean catch trays had incomplete spot welds so the handles were loose and finally the oven starters when belly up after 6 years and less than 125 firings.  All of this could have been an OK with me and move on, but when I contacted Viking, 3 times, I never, repeat never, got a response.  If the VP for customer service wants to come check out my oven I'll be happy to place it where the sun don't shine on him!

I seem to see lottsa irritated Viking owners out there.

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We have a 36-inch GE Monogram range. Ours is dual-fuel (gas burners, electric oven) but I understand they do an all-gas version as well.

We love it.

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You can find lots of range info on gardenweb:

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/appl

Been there. Not seen much on Capital. Everybody seems to love BlueStar.

I have a DCS all gas 36" and I love it. DCS was purchased by Fisher & Paykel. Some of the DSC people started up Capital. American is another brand you could checkout.

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I bought a Viking 60" range w/6 burners, griddle, grill and dual convection ovens.  I'd never buy Viking again, ever.  Came with a broken gas manifold that was detected before I started it and smelled gas.  the slide out clean catch trays had incomplete spot welds so the handles were loose and finally the oven starters when belly up after 6 years and less than 125 firings.  All of this could have been an OK with me and move on, but when I contacted Viking, 3 times, I never, repeat never, got a response.  If the VP for customer service wants to come check out my oven I'll be happy to place it where the sun don't shine on him!

I seem to see lottsa irritated Viking owners out there.

And Viking doesn't seem to care, as witnessed by there benign neglect!


"I drink to make other people interesting".

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