I am torn between the Bluestar and the Lacanche. Bluestar owners who LIKE it say "It has changed the way I cook! I love it!" but there is a small but vocal minority of bitter complaints about lemon Bluestars and unresponsive customer service for defects. Lacanche owners swoon about their ranges but mostly talk about the beauty of the range. Lacanche is undeniably gorgeous and their quality control seems more consistent. However, how does it perform? I simply can't spend the $$$ for a range that is mainly eye candy and works "pretty good." If the Lacanche combines its good looks with great performance, I think I would choose it over the Bluestar. If the Bluestar cooks significantly better and costs less, that tips the balance the other way.