It tops many a kitchen remodeler's wish list, but is a high-firepower cooker really the right choice for you?
Burners can put out two to three times the BTUs with controls that go from simmer to sear.
20-plus-year life expectancy
Heavy-duty all-stainless-steel construction
Comes in many standard sizes; widths of 24 to 60 inches.
Handsomely styled showpiece
Needs a 10-inch duct (versus the usual 7-inch) for a high-power vent hood to whisk away that extra heat.
Costly parts and service calls
Can weigh more than 900 pounds, requiring extra support in floors.
May stand out 4 inches beyond typical counter depth.
$5,000–$10,000 sticker price