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Purchased! - Potential BlueStar Range Purchase

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On 5/1/2020 at 8:44 PM, paulraphael said:

You don't need 22K in a home kitchen. I probably have 900 and it doesn't hold me back. But if I COULD have 22K? Of course I'd love it. Maybe not for an added $1000, but if I could upgrade down the road for a few hundred, yes please.

 

There are some advantages to big-ass BTUs. Boiling pasta water in less time comes to mind. Preheating a pan for searing anything in about a minute. 

 

You can also rethink your pans. If you have that kind of horsepower, you really don't need energy storage. So you can exclusively use lightweight, responsive stuff, like thin spun steel or all-clad, or lighter weight commercial aluminum. You'll never have to wait around for a pan to preheat, and everything will be responsive. 

 

There are downsides. People not used to the power might freak out, or burn themselves, or destroy your cookware. You'll set your side towels on fire. But I'd take my chances.

 

For what it's worth, I've never cooked on BlueStar, but it's almost certainly what I'd pick if I had the $$$. I don't see anything else that's as serious, with open burners, and no b.s..

 

Gotta say, this was the reply that pushed me over the edge.

 

Do I really need it? 22K? Nah. Would I like it? Hell, yeah. Full size sheet pan? Do I need it? Nah. Would I like it? Hell, yes.

 

What pushed me over the edge to the RNB? There was a need for the government to throw money at us, my wife and I eventually got the check. I decided to push those $$$ to a local small business that sells BlueStars, something I've been coveting for some time. Paid for 1/2 the cost of the range. I win, and the small business wins. 

 

As for towels on fire, I've had fire extinguishers in my kitchen for years now. Have never had to use them. Damn it, bring it on!

 

Thank you Paul. Many thanks.

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On 5/29/2020 at 10:35 PM, CentralMA said:

Been a while.

 

Tripped the hammer. A new 30" RNB is on it's way. Two 22K, one 15K, one 9K burner. Full size sheet pan size oven. 

 

Way too much money, but I got some concessions. Saved about 10%.

 

Yay.

You will love it.  The price difference is amortized over the rest of your life. A buck a week.

 

Make sure the installer adjusts the simmer

 

Congratulations !

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I'll be sure to see that the installer adjusts the simmer. I'll be he.

 

I'll be picking it up from the appliance dealer, transporting the range to the house, and overseeing the installation. Gas fitter will be there for the install, and hopefully the final city inspection will be scheduled at that time, signing off on it all.

 

I'm looking forward to it all. 

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10 minutes ago, gfweb said:

The price difference is amortized over the rest of your life. A buck a week.

 

A buck a week? You're saying I'm going to live for another 96 years?

 

I hope that's not true....

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Update:

 

Stove was ordered on May 29th, paid in full.

 

Received word today, Juy 14th, that the BlueStar mothership says it should ship from Pennsylvania this week.

 

Good news, I guess. Might not be able to pick it up for some time though, a wedding is in the way.

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Pallet arrived intact, I'm told, on Friday the 24th. 7+ weeks from day of ordering. 

Oldest's wedding was yesterday. 

Store closed today.

Tomorrow is out, and am working on Tuesday.

So maybe Wednesday is pickup day.  

But I got the majority of the hood ductwork in place today. Will get that finished up in the morning.


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The BlueStar is in the house. And it's absolutely f'n gorgeous.

Of course, the recently installed outlet for it is in a bad place, will need to be moved. I've sent a message to the electrician (who I'm totally impressed with) that did much work to get this 50's house up to better standards.

The gas feed is in the perfect area. I've alerted my guy (who I'm also totally impressed with) to be ready to do the final hookup and inspection when the electrical is completed.

The appliance store, Brennan and MacKay in Milford NH, the sales and service are great.

But they sent the wrong knobs...wanted black, they sent stainless. They've assured me that I'll have the black in short time. The knobs by the way weigh about a pound each. 

 

Now...some tips.

On the pallet this monster is 375lbs. It's shipped attached to a pallet. Fit easily through my 32" door, with a lot of grunting. 

I pulled it into the house without unboxing. That was stupid.

Had I unboxed I could have pulled off near 100lbs of weight prior. Cast pieces on the top, the oven racks. Would have made it a lot easier.

 

Now the wait for the final install.

 

 

 

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On 5/31/2020 at 8:26 PM, gfweb said:

You will love it.  The price difference is amortized over the rest of your life. A buck a week.

 

Make sure the installer adjusts the simmer

 

Congratulations !

 

I spent some time with the installer at the sales office, he gave me the skinny on the simmer adjustments, and a bunch of other info. 

 

I seriously can't say enough good things about the store. If you're in the New England area, look them up. If they're too far from you, call them and ask for recommendations.

 

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Looks great, let us know how you like it when it is up and running.  

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