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There is nothing subtle when it comes to a Professional Style range, but isn’t that the point? It should be the focal piece in your kitchen, and the kitchen is the home’s main gathering place. A professional-style range turns your kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary. These brawny ranges can really boost your cooking prowess and you’ll become the envy of your friends; not to mention your home’s resale value.
Professional style ranges come in different widths (30”, 36”, 48” and 60”), so essentially the larger the width the more cooking space and options you gain.
- More burners
- More oven space
- Multiple ovens
Professional-style range cooktops always have gas burners but when it comes to the oven you can choose gas or electric. When you are out shopping around you might hear the term ‘dual fuel’; this is a gas cooktop with an electric oven. It is really your choice whether you want a gas or electric oven.
You need to touch and feel the professional style ranges, the heavy cast-iron grates, robust knobs and handles. This type of industrial range is really gaining popularity among professional chefs, aspiring chefs and even culinary enthusiasts. They give you a ‘restaurant’ look and feel but in the comfort of your own home.
Today, professional-style ranges are able to fit your standard-depth counters giving you a true built-in look. How it looks is important but the performance is where you really get the ‘wow’ factor. Imagine yourself blasting out 18,000 – 25,000 BTU’s for searing and sautéing and using these smaller burners that deliver a gentle simmer for soups and sauces.
Now, professional-style ranges are a big investment, where you could pay anywhere from $2,500 to $20,000 depending on the brand, size, and features. Depending on your cooking needs and aspirations, professional-style ranges are for the ultimate entertainer, culinary enthusiast or the home cook who wants to make a statement.
Intrigued yet? Here are a few Professional Style ranges to satisfy your curiosity.
Thermador’s 60-inch Pro Grand® Steam Range is the only range available with a steam and convection combination oven, plus a full-size convection oven, giving you the flavour and health benefits of steam with the browning capacity of convection. This is where your passion for cooking meets your passion for innovation.
KitchenAid’s 36-inch commercial-style dual fuel range brings the tools of restaurant chefs into residential kitchens. This range features two 20,000 BTU Ultra Power™ Dual-Flame Burners along with the Even-Heat™ True Convection System allowing the passionate chef in you to reach its full gourmet potential.
GE Monogram’s 48-inch Professional Style Dual Fuel range offers 4 natural gas burners, an 18,000 BTU griddle, a 14,000 BTU ceramic infrared grill and a total of 8.25 cubic feet oven capacity that features reverse-air convection technology.
Now, imagine serving delicious mouth-watering food that is crisp on the outside and moist on the inside, your guests will think you are at a 5-star Michelin restaurant.
These ranges are not only versatile and unique in their own way, but they are all a true home cook’s dream.
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Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert