30" Dual-Fuel Range
Looks great; design needs tweaks
While I like the range, and enjoy using it. Cleaning the top is easy, even though the grates are pretty heavy. I do have some wishes:
- It would be nice if the control panel was tilted; leaning over to try to see/operate the control panel is a pain in the back.
- I wish all the burners were like the high-intensity burner with an inner core. Either that, or star-shaped. It would be nice if they heated a little more evenly.
June 27, 2015
Great performance, speed, ease of use
I finally took the plunge and bought a new range. I decided to treat myself to something special and bought the Distinctive dual fuel range. Wow! The burners heat up in a flash, the temperature is so easy to control and my food is ready in half the time! The oven has wonderful features without overwhelming me with too many options I probably would never use anyway. I love how the clock illuminates the kitchen at night, makes it easier to make a midnight snack.
Overall I'm extremely happy with my new purchase and look forward to using it for years to come!
April 27, 2015
This range delivers in every way. 5 stars on form and function
We have owned this product for nearly 2 years. There has been no problem with it. The range is not only gorgeous, it performs very well and has a very sleek control panel. I can actually see how much time is left on either of the 2 timers as well as know the oven temperature and what time it is. Wow! This gas stove offers so much more than its glorified competitors. Pots and pans sit nicely on the grill, knobs are elegant and solid. The stove fan is quiet. Oven heats up fast and my daughter tells me that it bakes evenly. Though less expensive than most high end gas ranges, I truly believe that this Dacor range offers exceptional value. I usually do not write reviews but I had to do a constructive rebuttal to all the unwarranted negative reviews I have read about this range.
June 1, 2014
Precision cooking and baking
Had Wolf and Thermidor in our previous house. This range outperforms them handily. The gas cooktop is extraordinarily precise and powerful. I have yet to burn anything which is really saying something. The oven is surprisingly roomy and have found it a joy for roasting and broiling.
The range has a very nice, low-key design--brings together form and function beautifully.
February 7, 2014
I absolutely love this range. It is as functional as it is beautiful. I get so many compliments on the range. I can't tell you how much the pure convection mode has helped with baking multiple items at once. And the built in thermometer is an amazing feature when cooking an expensive roast.
December 16, 2013
Best 30" Range!
I purchased a Distinctive three + years ago. I knew Dacor was the brand I wanted to use through trying one out at a friend's house. To assure the Distinctive was right for me, I put it through pretty rigorous comparative analysis both on paper and in practice, when applicable. The BTU output, dual fuel option, smooth style, ease of cleaning and unique convection offering put this range at the forefront within its class. Perfect price point. I look forward to a new house we are planning so I can put in a larger Dacor range and accessories!
December 15, 2013
Looks good, cooks great, bakes wonderfully.
Outstanding range. I have been using it for over a year to cook 1 to 2 big meals a day. The stove top is so easy to clean and the "bake on" from intensive use is hidden. The self-cleaning oven does its job. On convection it is a bit uneven, but not bad. Only notice it when I bake 2 pans of buns at once with no switching levels. This is the first range that I can say I just enjoy to use. Still can't believe it is mine!
December 15, 2013
Overall, a great range and easy to keep clean.Bar
I have owned the Distinctive Range for two years. Its a beautiful range with great features. The stove top is excellent, with a simmer that really simmers without burning your food to powerful heat. The convection oven offers fantastic features with a the ability to hold a large quantity of food. Two complaints, I cannot bake three racks of cookies evenly, even when using the pure convection mode. The other complaint is the ability to bake pizza with a crispy crust. It excels in cooking poultry and meat. Overall, I am very happy with the range.
December 15, 2013