This is Dacor’s Classic 46″ six burner gas cooktop. I bought it when the model was fairly new to the market, and it’s now a teenager, with driver’s license and and an attitude. I kid. It looks and works like new, so I was really glad when I found out they still feature it. That means I can get parts, if I ever need them. (I bet that’s why they call it Classic, duh.) I would show you a photo of mine, but it’s covered with drywall dust at the moment.
Another reason it makes sense to keep it is that I plan to replace the current island counter with a dark surface similar to the one I currently have–the perimeter countertops will be light or white. This cooktop disappears on a dark counter, lending a clean look, and acts as extra serving space. I use all six burners and have a cast iron Lodge griddle that can cover any two of them. Lots of Foursie’s favorite blueberry pancakes have been made with love on that griddle.
My kitchen layout does not lend itself to a professional style range and hood configuration, I need to preserve all the light and sight lines in the room that I can, so the fact that it comes with a full length retractable downdraft ventilation system was and still is very appealing to me. (I should clarify: It doesn’t come with, but it is available to add to your cooktop.) I need a new control panel for mine, but I’m told it’s a fairly simple, relatively inexpensive fix.
Personally, I love that Dacor doesn’t get rid of the old while developing the new. I’m tired of living in a disposable society. Think of it like a Birkin bag for the kitchen; design that never goes out of style. Now, I have to decide what kind of ovens I want. I know they’ll be stainless, but beyond that I’ve only just begun to narrow down my choices.
While diving into my research, I came across an email about a great giveaway from Dacor. This is very good news for you and me. They are giving away one item from their Renaissance™ Collection, up to a $3650 dollar value, and you get to pick which appliance you want. I’ve already entered. I could keep the info to myself, but I’m telling you this because I enjoy a little healthy competition. I’m good like that.