The Viking was way up on the list, but the research is starting to point to something else. And, because these types of ranges are sooo expensive, i really do not want to invest in a "problem" product. I don't want to buy it just for the name and find out that they just can market their product really well, and not have it perform the way it should over the long haul. There is a very interesting fourm over on http://www.cooksillustrated.com
cooks chat. There seems to be an opinion that there is a better alternative to Viking. An appliance store in my area said that DCS makes the Jenn-air pro-style range, and that Maytag just owns the Jenn-air company. It is tough...I need to make a decision really soon, demo on the kitchen starts Monday.