It was Bluestar that purchased the residential range line from Garland. I know this because I have been researching for a long long time time trying to dedide which range to put in our new home when it is finished. However the American Range does have the star shaped burners, also.
DH wants to put a Garland in our kitchen and I am a bit terrified of having a commercial range in my home kitchen with grandkids running around at holidays, and the fact I already get enough cuts and burns from regular equipment! But-- he's a fireman and says he can make it safe. He cooks a lot at the station and they have a Garland, which he loves.
anyone have any thoughts on putting a Garland in the home kitchen, that can either convince me to go along or convince him to come to my side?!
We did go to a showroom to look at the Bluestar and the American Range. they didn't have them hooked up and functional though :(.
Love the Bluestar oven racks! but the price on the American is much more reasonable.
I am with you all who prefer knobs and mechanics rather than electronics on appliances. I love my electronics but I don't want to pay $5000 + for a kitchen appliance, and have to worry about obsolete parts.
Thanks for any info about commercial range in home. (and please, Iceman - take it easy ;)