Capital range vs American range
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I don't have an answer, but am posting to encourage patience with the answer.
People tend to buy cooktops, ranges, stoves pretty rarely. They'll last decades. Therefore specific opinions on current models can be pretty slow to show up and sometimes, no member has experience with that unit yet. I hope you keep researching and let the rest of us know what you find out.
Have you seen my Youtube video? Check out my video's description and UPDATES that timelines all my problems that I've experienced with my American Range electric 30" double wall oven. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW9o7g3DC4g
I've had an awful time. I've also posted my experience on Gardenweb's forums under the profile name BakingMom.
I came to your post hoping to hear good things about a Capital oven because I'm searching for a replacement for this 600 pound dead weight. Keep us posted as to what you choose.
To elaborate on pre-heat times - It's long.... and it does NOT get better with time as your salesperson said. AR has told me that their new element will improve that. But as you know---- I'm still waiting.
So one oven takes 20 minutes to reach 350, 28 minutes to reach 450. Both ovens turned on simultaneously takes it 40-45 minutes to reach 350!! Another user commented in my Youtube video with the same complaint.