I am the proud owner of the Hypotheory HTRT366NG six sealed brass burner professional style range top and I agree with June Perry's posting. It may not be worth it buying a Wolf or Viking range top they are a lot of money, and at the end of the day you are simply paying for the "name" & popularity. The product does not function any better then competing brands, a gas burner is a gas burner. You still run into the same issues when it comes time to service the item, nobody wants to come out & Wolf only allows qualified technicians to work on their systems, which makes it even more difficult. I can relate because my mother owned one when I was a child, and we lived in Albany, NY, very far from New York City. No service techs!
I got married three years ago and it came time to renovate my "husband's kitchen". My husband's mother left him a house in Orange County. The last time it was updated was probably when "I Love Lucy" was popular. I could not afford a Wolf or Viking with our income, I am a culinary student. I did some digging and was able to find a 36 inch range top offered by Hypotheory called the HTRT366. It is a professional style range top with six sealed brass burners and versatile BTU output. Two of the front burners are triple ring burners. It is a culinary student's dream to be able to have a system that has such diverse burner output options(High,Simmer,All-Purpose). I have owned the unit for about 3 years and I LOVE IT!
I purchased the Hypotheory HTRT366 range top at the Tagdrop web site originally because it was a third of the cost of any range top on the market and it appears to still be at only $1,295.00; that is a steal! It is probably priced low because they are a younger company then Wolf or Viking.
When you are a culinary student you cook ten times more food then the average, I originally bought the Hypotheory range top because I expected it to fail like my mom's Wolf RT366 lol in a few years. My mother paid $6,000 dollars for her Wolf range top and in 3 years she was forced to buy a new one because nobody wanted to come out and repair the dam things ignition pin. I expected the same when I purchased the Hypotheory HTRT366 but the exact opposite occurred, I was quite impressed lol. To date I have cooked around 8,000 meals on the range top which is equivalent to 7 years of average residential usage in my opinion, the appliance still cooks as if it were a year old, not kidding! I scratched it up a bit, but it is still gorgeous, and I wouldn't trade it in for the world.