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Just Brought Home a 30″ Capital Duel Fuel Range – Connoisseurian

Written by Appliance Dude | May 26th, 2014

I’m always asked what appliances I have in my home. I think people assume that I have some commercial trophy kitchen with all best of breed appliances.

Actually nothing could be further from the truth. Well, until now.

When Nik and I moved to Westchester 5 years ago the house had an old 30″ KitchenAid range – a KGS907SSSS if I remember correctly.

While all of the other appliances were eventually swapped out, we hung onto the range out of sheer laziness until last week when I was given the opportunity to bring home a new Capital 30″ duel fuel Connoisseurian range (this is the dual fuel version of their open burner Culinarian series).

My first impression – wow. Beautiful range. Fit and finish is perfect, and the range knobs and doors just feel soooo solid.

My second impression – the &#^@* range doesn’t fit into the cutout!

My third impression – what performance!

We cook (alot) and the old KitchenAid range would take up to 15 mins to boil a pot of water for our Sunday pasta dinners.

So we decided to test the Capital duel fuel range right away by making  Spaghetti alla Puttanesca which of course would entail having to boil water. So what was the result?

3 minutes for the water to boil. No joke. Talk about volcanic power.

Did I tell you about all the other treats this range came with?  The rotisserie? Multiple rolling racks? The glass infrared broiler which is used in various steakhouses across the country? In due time they will be tested and reported on…with the utmost honesty and transparency.

That’s important to note b/c I need to maintain my “blog cred” and I cannot and will not come across as a shill for Capital. That would be doing the readers and customers a disservice and if you’re familiar with my blog and video output over the last 3+ years, you know the Appliance Dude is all about the accurate, clear and HONEST information.  So, the good, the bad and the ugly will all be reported, if they rear their head.


Stay tuned….


My new Capital duel fuel range – COB304. Smoking!

Capital COB304 Control LPanel

Capital COB304 Control LPanel

Capital COB304 Open Burners

Capital COB304 Open Burners

Big Thanks to the new Capital duel fuel range for assisting - water boil cut down from 15 mins to 3. Flame on!

Big Thanks to the new Capital duel fuel range for assisting – water boil cut down from 15 mins to 3. Flame on!

Shop for the Capital 30″ Dual Fuel COB304 Range at Curto’s

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6 Responses

  1. Susan Delaney says:

    Any new assessments on this range? I’m seriously considering a 36″ but hardly any reviews on connoisseurian series. Have you used broiler or done any baking? Any problems or issues with burners? Thx

  2. Vicki Morales says:

    I actually bought a 48″ Connoisseurian Open Burner model – it’s going to be delivered in the next few days. Needless to say, I’m full of anticipation about cooking on such a range. Appliance Dude – I’d really love to read any new blogs you can write on your Capital. For me, I have to wait for quite a while before my husband will get the range installed into the kitchen (he’s planning this huge remodel and my Capital will be living in its shipping crate in the garage for a while! In the meantime, I am getting ready! So – anything you can tease us with??

    • Appliance Dude says:

      Vicki, thanks for writing. Actually check out the latest post…it’s all about the Connoisseurian…and how my door shattered on Valentine’s Day! Don’t lose any confidence in the brand – it’s a great product…and their customer service is excellent – my new door is already on the way out to me.

  3. Jody Schreiner says:

    I also bought the 30 inch Connoisseurian, we installed it yesterday….You are absolutely right about water boiling super fast!! It’s un real!!….Today I baked cookies, using the convection setting, it bakes like a dream!! The oven is huge!!…..Three years ago I bought an Electrolux Duel Fuel, it’s like a little scrap of metal compared to the Capital!!………I was really glad to get that chunk of crap out of my kitchen…..If you watch the cooking shows on tv, you will notice on the show “Chopped” they use Capital Ranges, and some of the other competition cooking shows!!…That’s where I first seen the Capital Ranges…..After doing my homework, reading about the stove, reading the reviews, I knew this was the stove for me!!……I’m a Black Belt, Hard Core Cook…..lol….So I know I’m going to love and enjoy my new Capital Connoisseurian!!…..Jody

  4. John says:

    In what dimension(s) did the range exceed the cut sheet: width, depth, or both?

  5. John says:

    We’re excited about ordering a 30″ Connoisseurian. You mentioned the appliance didn’t fit in the cut out. What dimension was too large, the width or the depth, or both? I’d like to give my a contractor a heads up and modify cabinets if necessary.

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