Summary: This is part of my new kitchen project and installed December 2011. I can understand the installation challenges but fortunately, my designer new that my 30" range actually needed 32" of space so the installation went smoothly (the 30" measurement fooled my contractor). The range took a little adjusting in that I had to get used to the knobs as they turn the opposite direction.
Summary: We purchased this stove to replace a KichenAid that the oven touch controller had quit working (could not order part as stove was 8 yrs old...parts only available for 7 years). We purchased a high end stove thinking it would last ultimately longer than one of the $1300-$1600 models. It was delivered yesterday. The entire frame on the bottom broiler drawer is so bent, the drawer doesn't open and close properly.
Summary: This range appears excellent; it works well (when it works), appears to be efficient, and could be really impressive, BUT it is completely dependent on digital technology, technology that clearly isn't ready for wide release. Right now, our 6 month old range is incapacitated--the gas works, the electricity is fine, but the control panel has crapped out, so the oven can't be used.
Summary: "When my kids come home from school, I like to leave food from them. The problem with me doing that is that the food usually turns cold by the time they come home. With the Warmer Drawer, the food will still be nice and warm for them when they get home.
Summary: "Not only is this range more energy efficient compared to my previous one, it's also better in terms of the features that it has. My favorite one is the Warmer Drawer which allows me to keep my food warmer then it would normally be.
Summary: "Compared to my old range, cooking with this one is much easier. Not only do I save money by not having to buy a meat probe, the warmer drawer lets me cook food earlier and be able to keep it warm.
Summary: Some things are great, that 400-18,000 btu burner is brilliant, no more burned sauces. However, installation is a nightmare. We did it ourselves and that was a big mistake. 1)You are not supposed to lift it by the cook top but there is NO other place to grab it. The instructions say to take the door off and lift it from the inside of the oven but how can you lift a HEAVY stove that way? Whoever designed this has never done an installation.