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JADE or BLUE STAR range

cypresstree's picture

I will be purchasing a 30" all gas range soon for my new kitchen. I have narrowed my choice down to the Jade or the Blue Star,  30" 4 burner. There are no showrooms in my area so will have to buy sight unseen. Which would you buy? 


Thanks Joe

PeterDurand's picture

(post #54575, reply #1 of 14)

Have not heard of those. Do you have a link to them?

 

Glenys's picture

(post #54575, reply #5 of 14)

You know the Heartland I mentioned is the stove at Vista d'Oro.

cypresstree's picture

(post #54575, reply #11 of 14)

Hello


Blue Star is manufactured by Prizer-painter.   www.prizer-painter.com 


They made the residential ranges for Garland until Garland got out of the residential range business. Now Prizer-painter distributes them under thier own name Blue Star, a new name.  Thier ranges come with several 18,000 btu burners.


Jade has long been a manufacturer of commercial ranges.  www.jadeappliances.com  Thier residential line carried the  Dynasaty name. Maytag has now purchased them and dropped the Dynasaty name.


I didn't say in my original post I would like to keep the cost of my new range under $3,000 or close.

MER02's picture

(post #54575, reply #12 of 14)

Where do you buy them and how easy is it to get serviced? I've never heard of them and wouldn't know where to start.

Is this your forever house or is this for a remodel/flip?

courgette's picture

(post #54575, reply #2 of 14)

The Bluestar has a lot of fans over at the appliances forum at www.gardenweb.com . You might want to take a look there.

Glenys's picture

(post #54575, reply #3 of 14)

OK, I tried but I didn't find "appliances" as a discussion.
Are these ranges brands or the Heartland stoves by colour name?

pamilyn's picture

(post #54575, reply #4 of 14)

I have never hear of either one. Are you in USA?...Pamilyn

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Glenys's picture

(post #54575, reply #8 of 14)

I'm in Canada but there's not much in the European brands we don't get, at least here in Vancouver, and certainly all the major brands of ranges based on the commercial versions.

pamilyn's picture

(post #54575, reply #9 of 14)

OK is it a garland? Used that commercial stove for many years in the buisiness. How long have they been making home models. That would be a red flag for me. I would recomend Wolf. They are owned by Sub Zero now and have been doing megga testing for a long while now. The owner of Sub Zero lives down the street (Yes his home is about quadruple the size of everyone elses in the neighboorhood, inherited it from his daddy) The Corporate Chef is a freind of mine. He used to be the chef at Le Toille (sp) a James Beard Restaurant winner. "Odessa Piper won the award as best midwest chef" (Madison, Wisconsin) ...Pamilyn
a James Beard Restaurant winner for the best

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Risottogirl's picture

(post #54575, reply #10 of 14)

It is L'Etoile, which is the french word for star.


LOVE that restaurant!!! We used to drive from Chicago to go to the wonderful farmer's market surrounding the capital building and then have lunch or dinner at L'Etoile.


I loved how supportive she was (is) of locally produced products. She used to have a blackboard in the dining room that listed what farmers had produced what ingredients on the menu that day.


I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate
Julia Child

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

pamilyn's picture

(post #54575, reply #13 of 14)

You would think I would know how to spell it, We were maried there! Odessa made the food and the cake for the reception. The blackboard is still there and she is still buying from the farmers. Oce a year she has a farmers dinner and they all come to eat there own food. Great fun. Rissotto girl are you in Chicago? Pamilyn

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

Risottogirl's picture

(post #54575, reply #14 of 14)

Rissotto girl are you in Chicago


We live just outside Boston now but we lived in San Francisco for ten years and Chicago for three. SO is from SF and that is where we met. We both LOVED Chicago, we lived right downtown.


We moved east in 2000 to be closer to my family who are all in southern Maine and coastal New Hampshire.


I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate
Julia Child

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

gjander's picture

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Glenys's picture

(post #54575, reply #7 of 14)

OK, it's a Garland. No mysteries there. Can't believe that person keeps their spices on top of an open range, under the hood.