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Old 10-10-02, 01:26 AM
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LP Range advice?

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I am in the process of choosing a new LP Range for my kitchen.
I have spoken to a number of dealers and techs in my area, but no one offers much help.

I am considering a DCS range, any feedback? any know reliability issues? They seem to offer more product at a better price than Thermador or Viking. Any favorites, any hated? I am looking for the higher output of a commercial style range and the convection oven.

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in advance for your feedback. It is appreciated.
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Hello Greg. Welcome to my Gas Appliances forum.

Difficult question to answer since appliance selection is just like any other product or service purchase. Boils down to personal choices and preferances, etc.

Within almost every price range there are several choices and selections, etc. Within each of these groups, each manufacturer offers features, quality, warranty and service claims they determine will sell their product.

Regardless of your personal choice, each product has to be selected by your individual selection process, needs and price range.

In my personal option, there isn't any one product better than the other. They all perform equally well and all require parts and service sometime during the products life expectancy and ownership. Select one, install it, use it and maintain it well.

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Old 10-10-02, 08:08 AM
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Thanks for the welcome, and good advice, I was really just curious if any one of the three had a consistant trouble area in the field, reliability, parts availability, warrenty support. In these areas there usually is a good/better/best happening. At least I have noticed in in my area, bedding and furniture.
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Hi Greg

As I stated in the last paragraph of my reply, none are better than the rest and all brands require parts and maintanance. Personal opinion of course.

To determine if any brand or model has any consistant problems, reading up about the product in a consumers mag may provide some answers.
 
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Old 10-12-02, 12:33 PM
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Hi
Consumer Reports August 2002 issue rates gas and dual-fuel ranges. Your local library should have a copy. DCS got their lowest score.
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Old 10-12-02, 03:44 PM
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Hi
Consumer Reports February 2002 rates repairs and reliability of gas ranges. They didn't rate DCS, but said Viking and Thermador were more repair prone than most brands. They rated about 12 others. Hope this helps.
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