Originally Posted by foodguy
just a couple of thoughts: a better stove will improve your food about <1%. it'll look great and when friends come over they will be jealous.
I'm largely inclined to agree with you, but raw power is a big, big deal, is it not?
I mean, I often want to sear or cook things very quickly, often things like veggies so they cook through and get a nice brown on them but not have to cook them so long they get all mushy and steamed. And the only way to do that is with heat, heat, heat, right?
I'm getting my stove not for its looks (BlueStars are ugly, frankly) or its features (BlueStars have none) but for the power, and the power alone.
Matt - surprised to hear you hate the grill. I was actually thinking, if I go 48" (not very likely) that the grill would be nicer to have than the griddle. Could be the sort of thing I like to cook though vs. what you like to cook. I, for example, wouldn't even remotely know what to do with a french top.