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Some chefs claim they could cook dinner on a hotel iron if they needed to, but no one actually wants to use inferior equipment when preparing their favorite meals. A quality oven can perfectly bake bread while a highly-calibrated stove can get hotter or colder immediately on command.
Many home cooks love the idea of having a professional range in their personal kitchens, but they don’t know where to start. They don’t know which brands provide these appliances and which ones are the best in the industry.
This is where we come in. Use this buying guide for pro-style ranges to get to know some of the products on the market while you narrow your search to the best one.
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A range combines an oven with a cooktop in one appliance. People buy ranges when they don’t have enough space for a wall oven or if they simply enjoy combining the functionalities of their appliances. Ranges are some of the easiest appliances to install – especially if the cooktop is electric. You can slide your range in between your cabinets and fire it up after everything is connected.
A professional range meets the caliber of commercial kitchen appliances. They are larger, more durable, and often have more features than base model (and even mid-grade) ranges. You will feel like a professional chef with one of these ranges in your home.
There are multiple pros and cons of adding a range to your home – and even more considerations for professional ranges. Here are a few things to think about as you look at different products and evaluate which ones are right for your home.
- You can find a range that meets your specific needs, whether you want dual ovens, extra burners, or a griddle.
- These ranges are more durable and built to last. They should last longer than standard ranges and might support your kitchen for a couple of decades.
- A professional range is an asset to your kitchen and your resale values. Buyers will want to live in a house with quality appliances.
- You might have to remodel your space if you already have an existing cooktop and wall oven.
- Professional ranges cost more than other luxury models. Make sure you will actually use your range enough to justify the cost.
- Not all homes are fit for professional ranges. If you live in a starter home, you might not benefit as much from these appliances when you decide to sell your house.
Because professional ranges are made for luxury customers, many companies add extra features and bonus design options for buyers to enjoy. You are sure to be impressed as you look at the different available models and the brands that produce them. Here are three of the top range options that customers love and you adore having in your home.
This Café professional range is a great place to start if you are looking for a new appliance for your kitchen. This is one of the most fashionable models on the market because it comes in stainless steel, matte white, and matte black. You can also choose from six different accent colors on the knobs and handle.
Of course, this 36” professional gas range isn’t just pretty. It boasts six different burners, including two 18,000-BTU Power Boil options. The large-capacity oven is big enough to hold catering pans.
This is a popular range with several online reviews. One buyer writes, “I did lots of research before purchasing this. It doesn't disappoint! The different burner functions, ease of use, smart options, and beauty. I went with the brushed bronze.”
If you want a more classic design for your appliances, you can’t go wrong with Monogram. This Monogram professional range comes with four gas burners and a griddle, which is perfect for Saturday morning pancakes or burgers at home.
The LCD control panel pops out so it is easier to use. You can also connect this appliance to your SmartHQ™ app that works with other appliances. This is a dual fuel range that uses gas on the stove and electricity for the oven.
More than 94% of customers would recommend this range. One person says, “We love the precision cooking capabilities with the griddle and the True Temp right front burner. The connected features are wonderful, and the colorful LED accent lighting is a beautiful bonus.”
If you have enough space in your kitchen, you will love this Wolf professional range. It comes with four burners, a griddle, a grill, and two ovens – one of which is large enough to hold professional catering pans. This is one of the best kitchen range products on the market and one of the largest. Use this range to push the boundaries of your cooking abilities so you create delicious (and sometimes healthy) dishes.
As you research the best professional gas ranges for the home, make sure you have a big-picture of your kitchen layout. You don’t want your range to dominate your cooking space and you also need to think about the safety features that should come with it.
A professional range needs an equally high-quality ventilation system. At a minimum, your range hood should be the length of your cooktop. If you have a 36-inch range, then you need a 36-inch hood. Some chefs recommend adding three inches on each side to provide enough ventilation. This means you would buy a 42-inch hood for a 36-inch system. Carefully planning your ventilation can make cooking more enjoyable and safer.
This is one of the top wall ventilation options on the market. The exclusive iQ Blower System™ powerfully removes smoke and grease from the air without running a loud motor that prevents you from holding a conversation. There are four total speeds depending on how much power you need. You can also enjoy digital and mechanical controls to turn it on or off. It is the perfect item to pair with your new range.
Frigidaire also has a wall-mounted ventilation system that can quickly filter the air. This model has three fan speeds. It also has an auto-turn-on feature if it senses too much heat so you don’t have to scramble for the power button.
You can learn more about this product by reading online reviews. One buyer says, “I really like that the filters are stainless steel, easily removable, and especially dishwasher friendly - no need to buy filters.”
A professional range can make cooking more fun while elevating your kitchen’s value. This is a great asset to any home that is already located in a high-end market. If you love cooking, check out different brands that offer these ranges and find the best one for your needs. Don’t forget to pair it with a ventilation system so you can stay safe in your home.
Start your search for a new range today. Visit any Spencer’s TV & Appliance location in Arizona to find your new favorite kitchen appliance.
What is a professional range?
A professional range is designed for commercial kitchens. These ranges are usually large, durable, and come with several bonus features. Many kitchen appliance companies sell professional-style ranges, which are similar to commercial-grade models but are made for residential homes.
What kind of ranges do professional chefs use?
Professional chefs often prepare gas ranges because they are easy to use. These ranges also might have multiple ovens attached, which will allow them to cook different dishes at varying temperatures. Chef ranges need to be flexible so they can accommodate changing menu items.
What size is a professional range?
You can get a professional range in almost any size. Some professional models are only 30 inches wide, which is ideal for small kitchens. You can also get 36-inch and 48-inch ranges depending on the size of your kitchen.
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