Sep 18, 2010, 7:33 PM
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It looks like it's about time I get ready to outfit the new kitchen in my remodel. Before I design the counters and such I need to make my selection for a stove so I know just what dimensions to allow for it.
I am asking if anyone here has a preferrence for a particular brand or type of commercial stove available here in Mexico, some particular features they like or can't live without? I have seen in use, in stores, and online brands like San-Son and Coriat. Does anyone here have any preferrence among these brands or know of some others that deserve attention?
I am certain I want at least four burners, a large plancha, a large oven, and gratinador. I am debating the merits of having a freidor and/or asador or not due to extra grease or smoke, or just how much I would use them - I already have a gas grill for outside and for especially smoke-prone items but having the asador built-in would allow me to "finish" certain items without having to take them outdoors to the grill.
There is a model of the San-Son, SNGEM is their model designation, that has ALL those features and is a monster arount 6 feet wide, it dwarfs the Viking 48" I had in California. It is beautiful, it is tempting, but can anybody reason with me why it may not be a good one to purchase? Or more importantly, does anyone have a different brand or configuration they would recommend?
Esperanza, if we do our cook-off when my place is finished I would feel obligated to let you use the new kitchen while I prepared my dishes in the small apartment kitchen upstairs, so I ask your input as well. Thanks.