I drive past this place every day and think, "I should check it out." Yesterday I did.
Oooh-la-la, the stoves they are so preeeeeetty.
The prices, though. Yowza.
That's for a dual-fuel, 30-inch stove. The all-gas ones are about $1,000 cheaper.
I've learned not to hate my ceramic-top electric stove, but I don't love it. With electric stoves, the burner is either on or off. There's no in-between. To make rice, I have to boil on one burner, then slide the pot to another that I've set on low, because the boiling burner doesn't cool down fast enough. And good stir-fries are out of the question; can't get enough heat.
But if I get a gas stove, I'll also have to upgrade my ventilation. Currently I have a microwave above the oven with a fan underneath. It vents into the kitchen. But the fan's not powerful enough, and I want a vent to the outside. I could, however, buy their convection microwave with Viking-grade exterior vent. For $1,300.
Or I could move my microwave somewhere else and put in a hood. Also about $1,000, not including what it would cost to install with a vent through the wall or ceiling (there's a deck above the kitchen, so that's an option).
Pretty colors are another option.
If you get tired of a color, they can replace the panels. No idea what that costs. But the red looks nice!
Not that I have room for one this big. In my kitchen or my wallet.
I resisted the lure of the 40-percent-off Le Creuset, too.
What kind of stove do you have? Would you recommend it?