New here... long time, fairly serious home cook... not only do I enjoy cooking, but I enjoy making food that wows people... whether its simply following a new recipe, or doing something entirely on my own... I don't mind putting in the hard work to make from scratch, homemade foods. One of my specialties is home-made pizza, from scratch, including home-made sauce from home-grown tomatoes, baked on a baking steel to get the wonderful bottom crust...
That being said, the real reason I'm here is because I'm going to be looking for a LOT of advice on our new kitchen. My wife and I just closed on a new home, and we plan for it to be our forever home so we want to do the kitchen right, but at the same time, we don't want to overdo it. I ran into this forum looking for advice on stoves/ranges. I'm particularly drawn to dual-fuel because I love everything about electric convection ovens, but I want the versatility of a gas cook-top.
I know this topic has been hashed over before but that thread was more-so on high-end dual fuel, and it was really confusing (too many options and too many mixed opinions). Is there a better place to discuss premium homeowner grade ranges etc? I would love to have a Capital Connoseurian from the looks of it's features but there is very little out there in the way of reviews/information on reliability etc, and they are at the upper end of my budget (ideal budget is less than $3k but I'm willing to spend more).
Should I start a thread in "Cooking Equipment"?