Thank you DL. Yes I really put my foot in my mouth yesterday about the chicken sashimi. You see, chicken and and tuna start out with almost the same letter. Look at it yourself and you'll discover that both are left forefinger keys.
Thanks Chopper, actually we have a breeze here and most of my windows open, here in my family room I can't smell much... but I know my whole (stuffed) chicken is there in the oven on convection roast!
I stuffed my chicken with some commercial stuffing mix, don't even remember the brand, don't even remember if it was turkey or chicken stuffing. (Probably turkey.) I sauteed some chopped onions and sliced celery for my mix, and I was amazed how the Wolf goes from zero to 180 mph in mere seconds! With so much heat available you can get any pan up to any cooking temperature in mere seconds! Using my new burners was like revving up a race car!
CWS I think you gotta get a whole lot more money to get what you want. I just blew about $7.5K on this "starter" Wolf setup (or probably almost the same for Viking or Thermidor).
So either win the Lottery or consider trading in hubby for Tom Cruise or one of the other Hollywood or Wall St. elite.
I know at this instant in time that I have the best cooking gear I will ever have and that I'll have this for the rest of my life, and that I'll never change. This is my final setup. (Except for the hood.)
I marvel that I have been so fortunate. Yes this is the plan I had for the last 30 years of my career, but for the last 1-2 years it looked like I had failed. Yet I got my dream house, I got (almost my dream kitchen) ... an island would be nice, I got (almost my dream master bedroom suite) ... a whirlpool bath would be nice.
But the most important aspect of this all is that I got almost everything I ever wanted, and I have it now, and everything I have I'll have for the rest of my life.
Thanks all for putting up with me through my last few very difficult years, my two years of living in a fifth-wheel trailer and house hunting and never knowing where I'd land. My worst fears had me in a little squat, ugly house in the middle of suburbia...
Yet I ended up in my dream home, in a better community than I ever imagined I'd end up in, I got an architecturally interesting house and I got (almost) my dream kitchen. And best of all, what I have is mine forever.
I came through the eye of the needle and I survived. Got the house, got the dream kitchen, got almost everything I ever wanted, and I got the rest of my life and all my DIY energy to make my new home the place that I want the end of my days.
Just a few more thoughts:
The acceleration of the burners is amazing! You can put a pan with some fat and whatever, and hit the heat, and it will be sizzling in 30 seconds.
The appearance of the blue porcelean in the oven almost chokes me up in its beauty!
The sealed cooktop looks like you'd have to go out of your way to make a mess that wouldn't be easy to clean up. The burners are sealed, they don't even come out without tools. Everything else is stainless steel.
It's understood that you need special stainless steel care products to clean our gear outside of glass cleaner and paper towels.
The expense was totally worth it to me. And even better, me being a sr. citizen who intends to live in this place for the rest of my life, I'll get all the benefit of making the investment on this top end cooking gear.
Writing the checks and running the card charges made me gasp but I'm glad I did it!~