I just bought a new home with an 11 year old 48" Dual Fuel Range. I was excited at first because I've never had anything close to this large or professional and I love to cook. However, the previous owners let an ungodly amount of residue build up in the ovens--trust me, it's cleanable only by a professional, who has to also replace the gaskets and get white foam oven cleaner off the convection oven's fan. The refurbishment and repair required will cost about $2000.
My question is whether to invest that much in an 11 year old Wolf range. How much more life might I reasonably expect from it? I really only need a 36"--is there a good second hand market for the old one? Would I be better off saving the $2000 now and putting towards a 36"--maybe a Thermador?
Any advice at all would be much appreciated.