(Closed) which one do you like? what size do you own?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: which cooktop
    the 35" with cleaner lines : (52 votes)
    52 %
    the 27" with more grating : (48 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 4
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I would go with the larger size because I don’t see my larger pots and pans fitting well on the 27″ cooktop. Then again, we cook a lot and often have multiple things going on the range at one time, so being able to accomodate that cooking style is important to us. If you don’t cook a lot or tend to only use one burner at a time, the smaller one would probably work just fine.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Its more than just about size.

    Do they have the same BTUs on each burner?

    what about other features? Are the markings low medium higher or numbers 1-10?

    How easy are they to clean?

    How easy is it to light? to relight the pilot light if you need to?

    I always prefer a larger cooktop because if you need to use multiple large pots it can be difficult.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think the 27″ would be fine, then again mine is 18″ so….

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I would glady take a 27″ stove top. *Grumbles about tiny apartment kitchens*I think unless you use a lot of big pots it will be fine, plus to me it looks like (and this may not be true) it looks like on the second one there is a big eye and a small eye in the front, where as the first has two small eyes in the front. Unless I have 4 pots on the stove, it is much easier to use the front eyes and having one big enough for larger pots is a super plus to me. 

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We have a 27 inch, but only 4 burners.

    I like the design on the 27″, but question the positioning of the burners (they aren’t centered on the grate-which may very well result in issues with multiple pots).  Practicality won out for me and I voted for the 35″.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    On looks alone, the second one is way sexy. 

    Post # 12
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d prefer the extra space of the bigger cooktop, I think.  They both look fine though!

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Bigger!!  My cooktop is 24″; 27″ if you count the space with the knobs.  It’s too small.  It’s hard to get more than one big pot on at a time, even though there are two bigger and two smaller burners.   If I could pick out my own, I would get one where all the burners are the same size, and all would work for 12 inch skillets, and 7.5 quart dutch ovens. 

    I dream of one day buying my own appliances.  I will happily drop thousands on a killer cooktop and double ovens…

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Can you take your pots/pans to a physical store to see how they fit? Or are there pots/pans at the store where the ranges are that you could test? Even if you plan on buying it online, at least you can test out the sizes that way!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    Do you do a lot of cooking? If so, and if you commonly use more than 2 pans for a meal (for example, if you boil pasta, saute begetables, and pan sear meat all at the same time) then the 27″ will likely feel a little cramped.  If you’re more of a 1-pot kind of cook, then it likely wont make a difference. 

    Personally, I like the 35″ for doing anything more than a cacciatore or similar– if I need multiple pots/pans, the 27″ is just too hard to manage on.  I like the extra space so I can move pieces back and forth and so I can have 2 10-12″ frying pans on adjacent burners if needed.  

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