Archive for the ‘Capital Range’ Category
The person who purchased this package loves to cook. Nothing here for show n tell with the neighbors, she’s going to kick out the jams on this merchandise almost every evening.
This was a really fun kitchen to sell. A la carte packages always are because the one-brand deals (which have become so popular in the last few years) are for the lazy salesman! This package takes near best of breed in each category and when added together the customer is presented with an incredible quality + value argument without destroying their wallet.
What can I say about Capital? Well, probably alot more than I’ve done thus far. It seems to be the choice for serious-ass cooks and the beautiful lines and design of the Culinarian series certainly doesn’t hurt.
Last night I had the pleasure of breaking bread with Surjit Kalsi from Capital Range co, along with his lovely wife and other folks. I walked away from the dinner with a new friend as well as a deeper appreciation for the quality and pride that is poured into the Capital cooking products. I was sold on Capital’s attention to detail and the overall quality of their product but after last night’s long conversation with Surjit, suffice to say that this man literally loves his product!
If you are in the market for a high end cooking producto definitely consider Capital. This man stands behind his product completely.
Heading into NYC to talk turkey with Surjit Kalsi from Capital Range Corp.
Man is a legend in this business. Had his hands involved with the Garland stove, the original Viking range, creator of DCS and Capital. I hear he can levitate as well.
Lots of info coming down the pike…stay tuned!
Had to break out the iPhone as I was checking out Capital’s wares at the Architectural Digest show the other week. You will notice that the Dual Fuel “Connoisseurian” series was on display again (as it was last year). We received a ton of feedback about that range and were told that it would be out in the summer of 2012, which then became the Fall of 2012, which then became…
I am now assured that these ranges will be out in the late Spring/early Summer so let’s hold Capital to these dates and get ready to welcome another entrant to the dual fuel landscape.
Capital has just rolled out an absolute BEAUT of a 30″ pro range. Tell me this Daniel-san, where can you find a pro range for under $3k?
Appliance Dude’s answer: Right here.
Appliance Dude was at the vaunted NYC show, snapping and gabbing away, getting the dirt on all the sexiest new appliances to be hitting kitchens in the
near future. Things that stuck out…Capital’s new dual fuel Conoisseurian range, Sub-Zero’s French Door Refrigerator, Wolf’s steam oven stacked on top of their
redesigned E-Series oven, lots of Liebherr refrigerators, Bertazzoni ovens and ranges….lots of coolness.
As our new Capital display went into our showroom the other week, I took note of the fact that it was sitting right next to the DCS vignette.
As some of you may know, when one studies the family tree of professional ranges, you will clearly see that DCS begat Capital over a decade ago.
And it’s a relationship that at least one of the parties still likes to talk about. Our friends at Capital (at least one source that I frequently converse with)
likes to think that they have taken the best of what DCS was known for and advanced it. My guy at DCS doesn’t really talk about Capital as his party line is that DCS is too focused
on their products than what competition is spouting. Cool.
It is interesting how DCS’ new ranges have completely altered their look. They went from a pro/restaurant/man-sized slab of stainless look to what I call the
Jetson/ArtDeco/PostModern vibe. I mean, there is NOTHING out there that looks like this. Insanely brilliant? Or just insane? We’ll have to see, but no longer will I hear how
Capital ranges look just like DCS product. Not a chance.
I’ll dedicate an individual post to the DCS range (it definitely deserves it) but for now, let’s call up the Tale of the Tape and compare the DCS and Capital 36″ gas ranges
on feature-set only. You know that this is only part of the game for me…I have a laser-focus on overall company-health and service network for the products. I can tell you that in the metro NYC market the service is spot-on for both brands. If you live in the Badlands, you may have a problem getting a faulty burner fixed.
Ed. Note – I’m not comparing the Capital Culinarian to this DCS…at least not yet. Let’s get the comparable technology (sealed burners) on the table first.
DCS RGU366 – 36″ Gas Range – $4890
Capital GCR366 – 36″ Gas Range – $4926
Suffice to say I was was quite stoked when I opened my emails earlier today and found one containing photos of a new outdoor kitchen in Larchmont, NY that Curto’s provided appliances for.
Brian, the homeowner, had planned this space quite meticulously as I recall talking to him about appliances almost one year before the units were delivered to him. We went through a bunch of different options but Brian ultimately went with a Capital 40″ grill, a Capital charcoal grill, a Lynx warming drawer and a Liebherr outdoor refrigerator.
Truth be told, there were a few bumps in the road appliance-wise, specifically the Capital grill came out of the box with a defective rotisserie. Capital’s corporate service dept was very attentive (both Brian and myself spoke to Bob, Capital’s head of customer service numerous times) and soon enough the rotis was fixed and Brian was able to enjoy his outdoor space at full throttle. Brian, I am expecting an invite over for the first rotisserie-fired pig roast!
Aside from the appliances, I think this a great case study on how to work the natural ingredients of your backyard into the design of an outdoor kitchen. Check out what Brian did with the large rock to the left of the kitchen. It blends seamlessly into the stone of the actual kitchen thus creating a feeling of continuity.
I also want to applaud his use of wood with the flooring. Very zen, very gorgeous. I have a note into Brian to detail the supplies he used for both the deck as well as the stone work around the grill.
Brian, thanks for the photos and enjoy that space!
After months of consternation, my mind is made up.
Capital Ranges will be on display at Curto’s, perhaps as early as this week.
I have been toying with the idea of displaying Capital’s ranges and other cooking appliances, but I just didn’t feel bold enough to put another high-end cooking brand on the floor with the economy still in banged-up mode. No doubt things are a hell of a lot better than 2008-09, but customers are still being very very shrewd and value-driven, even in the high-end space.
And that’s what made up my mind about Capital ranges. They are offering great products at EXTREMELY attractive price points compared to the high-end behemoths. I think that many consumers are going to jump at what Capital Range co. is offering.
I’ll update this post when we actually get a piece on the Curto’s floor.