Bertazzoni Master Series Review
Life’s too short to use bad quality appliances.
The kitchen is the pride and joy of your home. It’s where great cooking is done and memories are made around food and family.
This is why you want your appliances to be the best of the best. A good quality kitchen appliance can make all the difference in your cooking experience.
Let’s take a look at the Bertazzoni Master Series and give them a review.
What is the Bertazzoni Master Series?
So, what exactly encompasses the Bertazzoni Master Series? Bertazzoni’s Master Series is their extensive range of stove-top ovens.
The Bertazzoni Master Series combines a practical style with delicate Italian design. These are the kind of stove-top ovens you want if you love aesthetics and functionality equally.
The Bertazzoni Master Series range is manufactured with a pleasing stainless-steel look, which is also easy to clean. This range fits effortlessly into the décor of any kitchen, blending in well with any type of architecture.
The Bertazzoni Master Series feature a fully functioning stove-top that include either five or six burners. These burners will be either electric or gas – depending on your preferences.
Below this stove-top is the oven. There are many different features that this oven offers, including self-cleaning with some models. The oven also has the option of being gas or electric, depending on your personal preference.
Specifications of the Bertazzoni Master Series
The Bertazzoni Master Series has been manufactured for longevity and quality. Let’s take a look at the specifications of this range.
When it comes to the gas burners, the burner type is aluminum. Soft touch knobs control the gas burners that sit on stainless steel. Stainless steel has also been used to manufacture the rest of the Bertazzoni Master Series range.
The electric stoves in this range are controlled with an electric broiler. All handles and legs on the Bertazzoni Master Series range are also made out of stainless steel.
The main oven functions across the entire range include the conventional bake, broil, defrost and dehydrate. With the heat-assisted fan, there is a balance of air flow which ensures an even heat distribution.
You may also adjust the burners with one hand, making it more practical. It’s also child-proof because it requires you to press down first before turning.
The Bertazzoni Master Series also have a Thermocouple safety system that will automatically stop the flow of gas should your flame go out – even when electric power is not available.
Looking at the Quality of the Bertazzoni Master Series
So, what is it about the Bertazzoni Master Series that make it stand out when it comes to quality?
This oven range is most popularly available in stainless steel. However, you may also purchase it in other colors, including a sleek black – depending on the rest of your kitchen. Another advantage to this particular type of stainless steel is that it’s finger-print resistance.
The Bertazzoni Master Series doesn’t come with a high back guard. Back guards are often garish in appearance and can easily get in the way of other aesthetic aspects of your kitchen. The Bertazzoni Master Series will seamlessly assimilate with the rest of your appliances.
The Bertazzoni Master Series offers an extensive range of sizes, depending on how much room you’ve got in your kitchen. You can start off small at 24 inches and go all the way up to 48 inches. The 48-inch range also comes with a full size electric griddle.
The Master Series edition of Bertazzoni’s Italian appliances has appearance in mind. With larger, stainless steel knobs and a range of colors to choose from, you are able to experience the best of both worlds.
This oven range is both professional and visually appealing. Let’s take a look at the pricing of the Bertazzoni Master Series.
Pricing the Bertazzoni Master Series
The Bertazzoni Master Series is available through a number of different retail outlets in America. Let’s take a look at three different marketplaces where you can buy the Bertazzoni Master Series range.
For the sake of continuity, we have chosen one particular Master Series model to price compare across three different retailers.
- Pinnacle Sales Group: this retail outlet offers the full range of the Bertazzoni Master Series. They are incredibly detailed in their product descriptions, offering you a transparent look at the product before you assess the price.
Pinnacle Sales Group retails a 36-inch Master Series Range gas oven for $3629.00.
- AJ Madison: this particular retail group offers free delivery nationwide. While they don’t have as much information in their product descriptions, their website is easy to navigate and understand.
This particular retail group offers a 36-inch Master Series Range gas oven for $3299.00 in stainless steel, and $3799.00 in matte black or white.
- Amazon: Amazon has included straightforward technical details about this particular product and directs you to the right retailer with the best price.
Through Amazon and their affiliated sellers, you can buy a 36 inch Master Series Range gas oven from $3199.00. This also includes free shipping.
Comparing the Bertazzoni Master Series with Verona
Again, for the sake of continuity, we’re going to look at the Bertazzoni Master Series gas oven range to compare.
First, let’s discuss the Bertazzoni Master Series:
Price and Ratings
Bertazzoni Master Series MAST305DFM
While the Verona VEFSGE365N has more storage for extra kitchen utensils, the Master Series MAST305DFM has a higher gas burner output. The Master Series also has a larger oven capacity.
The Master Series also has an LP conversion kit included in the ensemble, whereas the Verona does not. It would appear based on this comparison that you get what you pay for when it comes to quality.
While the Master Series may be slightly more expensive, it’s potentially worth it for a higher quality gas oven. You want to make sure that your appliance is going to last the distance and sometimes investing in this pays off.
Comparing the Bertazzoni Master Series with Thor Kitchen
Now that we’ve looked at the Bertazzoni Master Series range in comparison with the Verona gas oven model, let’s compare the Master Series against Thor Kitchen.
As we’ve already covered the specifications of the Bertazzoni Master Series model, we’ll skip straight to assessing the Thor Kitchen edition:
Price and Ratings
Thor Kitchen HRD3606U
When it comes to comparing Thor Kitchen against the Bertazzoni Master Series, there are subtle differences that can make or break the decision to purchase.
The burner output is slightly higher in set two and three of the Thor Kitchen HRD3606U. However, in set one, the Master Series takes the prize.
This Thor Kitchen model also has six burners as opposed to five on the Master Series. However, quantity doesn’t always equal quality. We believe that the heavier appearance makes the Thor Kitchen model harder to assemble and not as aesthetically pleasing.
You want an oven that’s going to be easy to move should you need to. It’s also a good idea to have legs on an oven – it makes it easier to clean. Ease of use goes to the Master Series in this comparison.
Comparing the Bertazzoni Master Series with Frigidaire
Let’s look at the last comparison – comparing the Bertazzoni Master Series with Frigidaire FGDF4085TS. Let’s quickly recap on the specifications of the Master Series:
Price and Ratings
We are impressed with the additional features that the Frigidaire FGDF4085TS includes. It certainly makes the heavier price tag worth it.
This particular model a temperature probe, timer, and delay bake. These are all great features if you’re looking for an oven that’s going to help you bake with ease. Additionally, the Frigidaire FGDF4085TS also includes a self-cleaning feature.
We would consider this particular brand and edition to be comparable to the ease of use that the Bertazzoni Master Series offers. It certainly appears to have a competitive level of quality when it comes to its features and the make itself.
However, it is still quite bulky compared to the Master Series and therefore not as aesthetically pleasing. It will also take you more time to set up.
Advantages of the Bertazzoni Master Series
Now that we’ve compared the Bertazzoni Master Series with other brands that are similar in make and pricing, let’s take a look at some of the advantages of the Master Series:
- Burners: when looking at these other models in comparison, it’s clear that the Bertazzoni Master Series has the most powerful output when it comes to their burners. You don’t just need power, however, but control as well.
The control of the burners themselves is also ideal, which is great when you are cooking something that is sensitive to changes in temperature.
- Oven: the Bertazzoni Master Series includes an interior oven light, as well as a longer, flatter design that can allow for a wide range of dishes.
The Master Series has gone for length over height in this situation to allow for an extensive amount of storage space – and we think they’ve found the perfect balance.
- Build Quality: we believe that the quality of the build on the Bertazzoni Master Series is excellent. The single pressed stainless top on this oven range makes it extremely easy to clean. You may also remove the burners themselves, allowing for a deeper clean.
Disadvantages of the Bertazzoni Master Series
We’ve reviewed the advantages of the Bertazzoni Master Series. Now, let’s take a look at some of the disadvantages to this oven range:
- Burners: one of the greatest advantage in this Master Series is that the burners don’t come with a lock feature. This means that if someone is leaning on it, they can easily cause the stove top to release gas.
- While you cannot light the gas unless you turn the knob, it’s less than ideal to have gas leaking from your oven.
- Oven Features: there are a couple of features that the Bertazzoni Master Series is missing that the other models we’ve looked at have. Unfortunately, the Bertazzoni Master Series doesn’t come with an oven timer – a reasonably essential element in baking.
Additionally, while some of the Master Series range has a self-cleaning feature, not all of them do.
- Oven Racks and Air: The Master Series has another disadvantage regarding the oven – the racks themselves. The metal that they are made from is particularly heavy. This means that they are difficult to lift and remove for cleaning.
Additionally, the Bertazzoni Master Series also blows warm air into the kitchen when the oven is on, which can be a bit overbearing if it’s summer.
Reviewing the Bertazzoni Master Series
We’ve looked at the Bertazzoni Master Series in detail, discussing the technical specifications, price range and how it compares to other, similar products.
To conclude, we have awarded the Bertazzoni Master Series 4/5 stars. While it has missed the boat on a couple of features and includes a couple of manufacturing flaws, this oven range is a high-quality series with substantial features.
This professional looking oven range is not only practical, but aesthetically pleasing too. The Bertazzoni Master Series are a great addition to any kitchen.