I’m going to start this most anticipated post with a caveat – this isn’t a comparison post… this is purely our opinion of the LaCanche Sully range. We’ve never used a Viking or Wolf – we had a Bosch cooktop before this, so bear in mind this isn’t to say it’s more superior than those others I just listed. This post is purely about how we like our new LaCanche range.
Hands down it’s a beauty. You can easily go to their website and select a model and design your own and request a quote. You honestly can’t beat the customizable options and the range colors are all so classic. With our kitchen layout the range wall is the focal point, so I knew I wanted to make it a big feature – I love the design of the LaCanche with the brass accents so much and the fact Nick was able to customize the burner configuration and the ovens, he was all for it. He’s the chef. Thankfully we met in the middle here and we were able to time it out perfectly.
There are some storage drawers underneath where we keep extra range accessories and aprons.
The service is also top notch – from quote, order to delivery – they communicated every step of the process and was super kind to work with.
From the burners to the ovens there is a nice consistency. The gas burners distribute even heat and you quickly pick up on which burners are your simmers and which ones are for high heat. The plancha is a weekend favorite for bacon and for the occassional chicken or turkey burger. To ignite the burners you need to push the dial in for the pilots to light and then you can gently ease it out – this is also a safety mechanism (kids!) which sometimes gives me a run. Nick always laughs at me when I can’t get it to stay lit on the first go.
The ovens are amazing. We have a gas and electric oven which makes it really fun for cooking a variety of things. We’ve tested the electric oven and it’s less than 5 degrees off than what it says. With baking, temperatures are super important so the electric oven comes in handy for that. The gas oven we use for broiling, roasting veggies and we even did the turkey in the gas oven and it turned out amazing! With the Sully model, you can can fit normal size baking sheets/pan in either the gas oven or electric oven.
Special Things To Note
- Lead times are usually 8-10 months. This was pre-COVID so I’d check it.
- They only do curbside delivery – meaning they will not bring it inside to install. Your appliance vendor or GC will need to do it.
- Nothing high tech about it – no analog locks or timers. With this day and age it’s not a big deal, but if you’re used to setting timers or checking your oven clock, you can’t do it with this one.
- The knobs come off pretty easy if you pull on them.
- It’s good to invest in other nice cooking equipment though – all clad stainless pots and pans and le crueset cookware.
Overall, we LOVE this range. We’ve cooked so much this year, not a lot of going out for us, so we’ve really had a chance to break it in plus host a Thanksgiving and we feel it’s totally worth it.
When you compare the price though to a Viking or Wolf it’s not too far off in price. I also think it does help the value of the home when you invest in quality, classic appliances but let’s be real – if we move we’re either getting a new one or it’s coming with us.