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January 31, 2023 by Chris Rice 0 Comments

The Most Popular Types of Kitchen Ranges

The most popular types of kitchen ranges

There are those kitchen appliances that you think you need. And then there are those kitchen appliances that you truly need. And a range is the latter. So, why not invest in one to ensure you’re cooking your best meals? There are many types of kitchen ranges to choose from and each offers features and perks to get the job done.

Still on the fence? Let’s think about it – what if you had a kitchen you couldn’t cook in? What would be the point of the kitchen at all? A cold drink from a refrigerator is great, but when all you can pair it with is a pb&j, it can lose its joy rather quickly.

Popular Types of Kitchen Ranges

With a range, you can bring your kitchen to life. You have endless meals that you can prepare and desserts that you can bake. You can fill an oven with a turkey or even a frozen pizza. You can make soup on the stove or melt chocolate to dip strawberries in. There is no doubt that life is sweeter with a range. 

So, how do you know which range to choose? Let’s take a look at 3 of the most popular types of kitchen ranges.

1. Gas Ranges

Gas ranges are one of the most popular ranges on the market. You turn it on and get instant heat – a constant flame on your stove that you can visibly see and adjust if you need to. They are said to bring your water to a boil much faster than electric ranges, which means when you are trying to get your dinner on the table after a busy day at the office – there is a good chance that a gas range may get it there quicker.

Another bonus that comes with a gas range is that it is often less expensive to use – especially if your home is already set up for natural gas or propane. Keep this in mind as they may be a little more costly upfront – but you’d be saving for years to come. 

Of course, there are many features that come with Thor Kitchen’s gas ranges, such as: 

● High powered burners ranging from 650 BTU to a whopping 18,000 BTU

● Luxglide telescopic racks that extend all the way without tipping

● Infrared broiler for even heating

● Commercial convection fan

LED control panel lights

● Large 5.2 cubic foot oven capacity

● Blue porcelain oven interior for a stylish appearance

● Continuous cast-iron cooking grates for durability

● Black porcelain spill tray on the stovetop for easy cleaning

● Heavy-duty control knobs

● Automatic re-ignition feature

Plus, with Thor Kitchen’s gas ranges, you are able to decide whether you prefer natural gas or propane. 

2. Electric Ranges

If you are more interested in electric ranges, you will find that they come with their fair share of perks, too – and are a preferred option of many. After all, they typically can provide a higher level of steady heat than gas options yet perform better at low heat, too. Their even flow of heat means that you have a better chance of evenly cooking your food, too. And, let’s not even mention how convenient the smooth top is when it comes to keeping your appliances looking sharp and staying clean. 

Electric ranges at THOR Kitchen don’t come without their features, too, including:

● Smooth glass top that offers a sleek design that is easy to clean 

● Five heating elements (on the 36-inch option), ranging in power from a 100W warming zone to a 3,000W Lightning Boil Element

● The Lightning Boil Element provides intense heat for boiling but also a controlled simmer, too

● A true convection fan that blows heat from the 1300W heating element for even, optimal baking

● LED control panel lights

● Large 6.0 cubic foot oven capacity

● Stunning blue porcelain interior

● Heavy-duty control knobs

● Multiple cooking modes, including bake, convection bake, broil, and convection broil

3. Dual Fuel Ranges

The dual fuel range gives you the best of both worlds as it comes with an electric range and a gas stove. In other words, it takes the best aspects of each of the other ranges and combines them into one phenomenal cooking experience. 

Ask any chef, and they will tell you that a gas stove is the best option for cooking. Not only do you get heat, but you get precise heat. When you turn the burner off, the heat disappears. There is no residual heat to keep cooking something delicate that you left on the burner. Just as when you turn the heat up, you get full heat instantly – without having to wait for burner coils to heat, too. That means you can cook your food faster from the get-go. 

And, of course, a baker will tell you that an oven with electric heat gives you a much more even baking experience–even more so with a convection fan. An electric oven has a steady, even flow of heat, whereas a gas oven heats to the right temperature and then kicks off. It constantly lights and re-lights in an attempt to keep the temperature inside the oven even – except it only results in a fluctuating temperature. 

While this alone should be the biggest perks of a dual fuel range, Thor Kitchen offers quite a few more must-have features to make your experience enjoyable. These include: 

● High-powered BTU burners ranging from a simmering 650 BTU burner to a high-powered 18,000 BTU burner 

● Luxglide telescopic racks that easily extend fully without tipping 

● Energy-efficient heating

● Commercial convection fan

● LED control panel lights in a snazzy blue

● Large 5.2 cubic foot oven 

● Beautiful blue porcelain interior 

● Continuous cast-iron cooking grates for durability and easy cleanup

● Heavy-duty control knobs

● Black porcelain spill tray under burners

● Automatic re-ignition features on the stovetop 

Putting together a kitchen you love and enjoy requires appliances that you can both count on that also look great, too. With THOR Kitchen, your range will come in timeless stainless steel that is as functional and durable as it is shiny, versatile, and easy to clean

You will want to take the time to decide what matters most to you when it comes to cooking – and whether your preference lies with a gas range, an electric range, or a dual fuel range that offers you the best of both.

Should You Buy a Professional Range for Home Use?

Should you buy a professional range for home use?

Asking yourself whether or not you should buy a professional range for home use is like asking yourself whether or not you should drive through a green light. It is just the right thing to do.

Whether you are building your kitchen from scratch or looking to remodel it, you want everything to flow nicely and be totally functional. A professional range that is designed for home use can be the perfect addition. Why? Because a professional range comes with a set of features that you don’t find on every other residential range. And it is built with strength and longevity in mind.

So, again, should you buy a professional range for home use? Absolutely. Here’s why.

It’s an Investment

48 Inch 6 Burner Professional Gas Range in stainless steel with two ovens – HRG4808U / HRG4808ULP

48 Inch 6 Burner Professional Gas Range – HRG4808U / HRG4808ULP

So many appliances these days seem disposable. You use them for a couple of years, and then they break, costing more to fix than it is to buy another. This can turn into an ugly cycle.

professional range, however, is a different story. It gives you functional use for a really long time. These ranges are durable and built to last. No matter how many times you use it, it shows up to get the job done. Having such a reliable appliance can bring back the joy of cooking for you. You will be cooking over and over again.

This investment, of course, isn’t only for your love of cooking. It also works to boost your home value.

Extra Space + Some

Choosing a professional range for home over other options means having more space. They are designed for heavy use and, for some, that means cooking feasts. You will find ranges that have extra burners and griddles to help you get the job done. And some have ovens large enough to fit multiple dishes and depending on the model you choose, you may even find yourself with a double oven.

No matter how much extra space you need, you will find that a professional range is the one to give it.

Durability and Strength

Professional ranges have durability and strength that can handle being used frequently.

One of the beautiful things about these appliances is that, although they are strong enough to handle life in a commercial kitchen, they don’t lose the soft beauty that makes them a perfect fit for a residential kitchen. In other words, it is like having the best of both worlds – you get something strong and long-lasting without sacrificing any of the good looks.

You can rest easy knowing that when you go to adjust the knob on the range, it isn’t going to fall off. Or that their stunning stainless steel appearance will continue to look as beautiful tomorrow as it did yesterday.

Made with Stainless Steel

Commercial kitchens are often decked out in stainless steel for a couple of reasons. For one, stainless steel is non-porous. That means it doesn’t have any pores to hold bacteria or germs that can be spread in the kitchen. When you wipe the surface down and clean it, there is nowhere left for anything to hide. This will keep your family safe – and may be the #1 reason why you decide to opt for stainless steel appliances.

Another reason to opt for stainless steel is that it is easy to clean. Using water, mild soap, and a soft cloth, you can clean the surface. Add some oil to a soft rag and buff it with the grain, and any shine you were missing will quickly return. There is no need at all for chemicals. This is also another way to keep your family safe.

Finally, stainless steel is stunning. It is a timeless finish that can be with you throughout any design change you may decide to make over the years, as well. Whether you like traditional, modern, contemporary, elegant, farmhouse, or something else, your range will fit the look.

Quality Parts

We mentioned that these ranges are designed with durability and longevity in mind, but in order to make that happen, they have to be made with high-quality parts. This makes it nice because you never have to worry about your range breaking easily. Your daily cooking isn’t going to put great strain from wear and tear on your range easily, so you can feel confident that you are investing in something long-lasting when you purchase a professional range for home.

Incredible Features

A professional range needs to be equipped to give you a greater finished product when you are done cooking. So it doesn’t make sense that you would get the same features. Instead, with a professional range, you can enjoy some incredible features, including:

-Burners that are easily able to handle simmering as well as they can boiling – and every temperature in between.

-Luxglide telescopic racks that will glide out and extend with ease – without tipping and spilling the contents. Even the heaviest dishes are safe.

-Adjustable racks (including the Luxglide) so that you always fit any size dish.

-Infrared broiler.

-Commercial convection fan for even baking.

LED control panel lights that give the range a bit of a pop in color while also being energy efficient.

-Continuous cast-iron cooking grates that can handle any size cookware without looking worn over time.

-Black porcelain spill tray for easy cleanups.

-A griddle that can be used flexibly for additional cooking space.

-Blue porcelain interior within the oven for easy cleaning.

-Heavy-duty knobs that won’t break easily.

-Electric ranges with smooth glass top.

-Multiple baking modes, such as bake, convection bake, broil, convection broil, etc.

Buy a Professional Range for Home at THOR Kitchen

Now that you know you can enjoy all that they have to offer without sacrificing beauty, go ahead and buy yourself a professional range for home use. Between all the perks that come with it as well as all the features and the longevity, you are sure to realize one day down the road that it was the wisest investment for your kitchen.

December 21, 2022 by Chris Rice 0 Comments

Make Cooking Easy Using a Gas Range with Double Oven

Stainless steel range with oven doors open

Cooking can be fun and easy – and feel less like a chore – when you have the right equipment, such as a gas range with double oven.

Imagine trying to make something as simple as boxed macaroni and cheese without a pot to boil water. Having to find ways to improvise may be a fun challenge on occasion, but when it comes to daily cooking, it can turn a simple pleasure into something time-consuming and unnecessary.

The same holds true when you are trying to cook dinner and dessert simultaneously – or preparing a feast that you want hot and on the table at the same time. How do you handle it with only one oven? Improvise? Nah, nobody has time for that. All you need is a gas range with double oven. It’s cooking made easy!

If you don’t see the need, think again.

What is a Gas Range with Double Oven?

As its name suggests, a gas range with double oven is just that – a gas range with a double oven. Unlike the ranges that you grew up with or likely have in your house now, these are a bit larger (yet smaller than adding a second range) and contain two ovens. Everything else is the same, such as having a stove top with burners in addition to the oven.

The two ovens that come with a double oven range are usually two different sizes – one smaller than the other. Some models will have these ovens stacked on one another, whereas other models have them side by side.

Why You Need a Gas Range with Double Oven

Do you really need a gas range with a double oven? Does Brie need a good baguette? While a cracker will work, it loses a bit of its exquisiteness, don’t you think?

Having a gas range with a double oven can’t cause you any harm, but it can enhance your cooking experience in the kitchen. Below are a few reasons why you need one.

1. Keeps Food Moist

Everyone has their preference of whether they prefer gas or electric heat for their ovens. But there is no denying that gas heat keeps food moist. When a gas oven is lit, moisture is a byproduct of the combustion needed – this keeps your dishes, whether a casserole or cake, from drying out.

2. Get More Space

If you want more oven space, logic would tell you to buy another oven. Unfortunately, that means renovating your space, moving your gas line, and making room for another oven. With a gas range that has a double oven, you simply install it and replace your old range.

3. Gas Ranges Are Great for Cooking

Ask any chef, and they will tell you that cooking with gas is an excellent choice. It is quick, precise, and very flexible. Plus, it can often still be used in the case of a power outage – and that’s a win-win.

4. Cook Multiple Dishes at Once

Have you ever tried baking an apple pie and a tandoori chicken curry at the same time? Let’s just say your pie may have a little Indian pizzazz to it. Trying to cook two dishes at once can intermingle flavors. What’s more, having to try to maneuver the pans like a game of Tetris is another issue. With two ovens, you have plenty of space to cook a main entree, sides, and dessert all at the same time.

5. Enjoy a Hot Meal

When you have multiple spaces for cooking, you don’t have to worry about things making it to the table cold. If you have ever had to sacrifice a part of the meal that would be cooked first and sat aside while others cooked, then this is for you. Everything is hot as it makes its way to the table.

THOR Kitchen’s 48-Inch Gas Range with Double Oven

48-Inch Gas Range with Double Oven by THOR Kitchen

48-Inch Gas Range with Double Oven by THOR Kitchen

Amongst all of the many gas ranges and dual fuel ranges that THOR Kitchen is known for, they also offer a 48-inch double oven gas range due to their incredible usefulness in the kitchen. This range is highly functional with a durable pro-style design. And its features are unmatched. Just take a look:

High-Powered BTU Burners: When you need to get stuff cooking, you need a powerful burner – and this one is 18,000 BTU. THOR Kitchen’s double oven gas range comes with a total of 4 burners.

Oven Capacity: The dual ovens each have a different oven capacity. One is 4.6 cubic feet, and the other is 2.2 cubic feet.

Griddle Feature: A 15,000 BTU griddle gives you even more flexibility and space for cooking.

Storage Space: On the bottom of the range, you will find the perfect storage space for cooking trays and utensils.

Convection Fan: A convection fan ensures even cooking that is both fast and efficient due to effective heat distribution.

Continuous Cast-Iron Grates: Heavy-duty cast iron grates are perfect for a beautiful look, but they are also very durable and easy to clean.

Even-Heat Broiler: Broiling food can often be a touchy process – especially when your broiler doesn’t have this feature. Using a reflective gas tube, the broiler distributes even heat to sear and seal your food. Outside and inside are both cooked to perfection.

Pro-Style Knobs: Black ABS burner control knobs give the range a bold, dominating look.

Porcelain Spill Tray: Looking for easy cleanup? When things boil over and spill on the stove, they can create a big, cooked-on mess. A single-piece black porcelain spill tray catches the mess and makes cleaning it up a breeze.

Porcelain Interior: Inside the ovens is a gray porcelain interior. This was done to provide a stylish touch but also a very functional range to keep it clean.

Shop for a Gas Range with Double Oven at THOR Kitchen

And to think that you can get all of this wrapped up in a stainless steel package at an affordable cost. Pinch yourself because you are not dreaming. THOR Kitchen’s gas range with a double oven could be the one appliance your kitchen is missing! Shop now by finding your nearest dealer.

November 19, 2022 by Chris Rice 0 Comments

Dual Fuel or Gas Range: A Comparison

Dual fuel or gas range: A comparison

If you’re in the market for getting a new range, you might be wondering which is best for you. For example, dual fuel or gas range? Both are excellent choices, but each offers something different for your cooking needs. And having a range in your kitchen is incredibly important if you want to be able to cook. Which, let’s be real – it is what you expect to be able to do in your kitchen, right?

Before you run out and purchase that gas range, you should know about its big brother from another mother – the dual-fuel gas range. Offering both electric and gas heat, it could give you the best of both worlds.

Ultimately, the decision is yours, but it is important to be informed of your options when you make such an investment in your home. So, let’s jump right in and look at a comparison between a dual fuel or gas range.

Understanding Dual Fuel: What Does it Mean?

We cannot very well move forward with the details comparing two contenders if you don’t know who they both are, can we? Since a gas range is well-known, let’s focus on a dual-fuel range.

As its name suggests, this type of range offers two types of fuel to heat it, including gas and electric. In most models, it is the stovetop that uses gas, whereas the oven uses electricity. Of course, investing in a dual fuel range means that you must have access to both types of fuel in your kitchen.

How a Dual Fuel Range Works

Ask any professional baker or chef, and they will tell you that there is a specific type of heat that works best for both baking and stovetop cooking. For instance, baking a dish in the oven requires steady, consistent heat throughout the space. Nobody wants a casserole that is crispy and juicy on one side – and raw on the other. Having a gas oven means that the pilot light heats it up until it reaches the desired temperatures. The pilot light then goes out.

Eventually, the temperature inside the oven will begin to drop, and the pilot light will have to relight in order to heat it back up. The result? A constant fluctuation in temperature. Not to mention that those areas closest to the pilot light tend to have access to higher heat, causing inconsistent baking results. Well, unless you have time to dedicate to rotating your dish in the oven.

A professional baker knows that electric heat inside the oven provides the best results. The heat is consistent and thorough throughout the space. This leaves your dish evenly cooked – and at the right temperatures, too.

Now, when it comes to stovetop cooking, the best heat source becomes a different story. A professional chef – or anyone who spends a lot of time cooking – will tell you that gas heat provides quick, precise results.

With electric burners, the coils take time to heat up. And if you decide you want to turn the temperatures down or even turn it off, the coils take time to cool down. This means that your pan is still getting a higher level of heat than you anticipated – which could result in a negative impact on your food. This is no bueno.

Gas heat works beautifully on a stovetop. This is because as soon as you turn it on, you’ve got heat from a flame. There is no need to wait to start cooking. And when you need to turn the temperature down or off, there is no residual heat. The temperature changes just how you want it to, so your food is not negatively impacted.

As we said, a dual-fuel range may be the best of both worlds.

Dual Fuel or Gas Range: The Comparison

For many, it is already clear that a dual-fuel range is quite the winner. However, for those who are professionals in the kitchen, its small details may not be significant enough to warrant the purchase. On that note, let’s get on with the comparison.

Performance: Both ranges will be able to offer you the cooking experience you need to nourish your family. But the differences in the heat consistency and timing we discussed above can impact one’s overall performance. Dual fuel ranges will give you the best method for both the oven and the stovetop, so you always yield the best results.

Price: The price of each type of range will vary based on the model and features, but it is safe to assume that dual fuel ranges are typically in a higher price range. Remember, it does come with the perfect method of cooking, and it can also boost your home’s value. Consider all the angles before focusing too hard on the cost.

Quality: When you purchase your range from a reputable manufacturer, such as Thor Kitchen, you can feel confident that you are getting high-quality, pro-style appliances that are built to last for years to come. Both dual fuel and gas ranges come with this.

Benefits of a Gas Range

36 Inch Professional Gas Range in Stainless Steel by THOR Kitchen

36 Inch Professional Gas Range in Stainless Steel by THOR Kitchen

If you believe that a gas range is your kitchen’s ideal choice for a contender, then you are in good company. Many others have this preference, too. Plus, they can come with some great benefits:

-Heat up quickly

-Provide precise heat

-Easy to clean

Great for use when the power is out

-Cost-effective and more budget-friendly

-Pro-style built with durability and long-lasting quality

Benefits of a Dual Fuel Range

48 Inch Professional Dual Fuel Range in Stainless Steel by THOR Kitchen

48 Inch Professional Dual Fuel Range in Stainless Steel by THOR Kitchen

Just because there are some benefits to a gas range doesn’t mean we can overlook the benefits that come with a dual-fuel range. Let’s take a look:

-The right heat for your cooking needs, depending on whether you are cooking on the stove or baking in the oven

-Easy to care for and clean

-Thorough and efficient cooking every time

-Pro-style built with durability and long-lasting quality

Dual Fuel or Gas Range: The Choice is Yours

You are the only one who truly knows the best choice for your kitchen. When it comes to selecting a range, would you prefer all that a dual-fuel range has to offer? Or are you content with a gas range?

Because this is an investment rather than just another purchase, be sure to put some thought into the best option for your kitchen before you buy.

7 Easy Paleo Dinner Recipes to Make on a Range Stove

7 easy paleo dinner recipes to make on a range stove

Although it peaked in popularity about a decade ago, the idea behind the paleo diet (formerly known as the paleolithic diet) came about in the 1970s. Whether you are looking to get started on this diet or you are trying to find new ideas to keep your diet fresh and exciting, we’ve got a few ideas for you with 7 easy paleo dinner recipes to make on a range stove. But first, here’s a snippet of what paleo is about.

What is a Paleo Diet?

paleo diet focuses on foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, lean meats, fish, oils, and eggs. And it avoids foods like dairy, beans, bread and other grains, and refined sugar.

It is dubbed a stone-age diet or caveman diet because it has a strong focus on the foods that hunters and gatherers would eat all those years ago before farming and processed foods were ever a thing.

Easy Paleo Dinner Recipes to Explore

Now that you have a little taste of what paleo is, it’s time to check out some easy paleo dinner recipes to try in the comfort of your home from THOR Kitchen.

1. Creamy Potato Chowder with Shrimp and Bacon

There are some days when you are just looking for the taste of comfort food. And as we head into the fall season, a warm creamy soup may be just what you are looking for. This creamy potato chowder with shrimp and bacon soup is as delicious as it is soothing. Stuffed with bacon, shrimp, onion, celery, carrots, corn, dairy-free cashew cream, along with various herbs and seasonings – what more can you ask for?

2. 20-Minute Paleo Egg Roll Bowls

Imagine eggs without, well, the roll. That’s what you have here. These incredibly delicious paleo egg roll bowls take all the goodness from the inside of an egg roll and toss it in a bowl. This includes carrots, red cabbage, green cabbage, scallions, and ground pork – with sesame oil and soy sauce for flavor. The flavor is so on-point that you won’t even miss the fact that it isn’t a wrapped, fried, greasy mess. Perhaps the best part of the recipe is that it is so quick and easy – the perfect dinner recipe after a busy day at the office.

Oh, and don’t forget to top your bowl off with some sriracha!

3. Thai Basil Beef (Pad Gra Prow)

The aromas that are going to be coming from your kitchen as you make this quick 30-minute meal will have mouths watering throughout the house. Using flank steak in a skillet on your stove along with oil, onion, garlic, bell pepper, Thai chilis, coconut aminos, fish sauce, and more, your meat will become flavorful, tender, and almost glazed with goodness.

Thai basil beef is even more perfect when served alongside riced cauliflower and some steamed broccoli, making it a well-balanced paleo meal.

4. Cauliflower Alfredo Zoodles

Who doesn’t love a one-pot meal? This cauliflower alfredo zoodles recipe is easy, packed with all kinds of veggie goodness, and it can’t help but give you all those good, warm feels inside. Even the creamy sauce is made of vegetables.

The secret to this recipe is in the sauce. It is a roasted garlic alfredo sauce made with cauliflower and roasted garlic (obviously) in addition to nutritional yeast, lime juice, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Very simple to create, but it surely doesn’t taste like it.

You can pour this alfredo sauce over spiralized zucchini (zoodles), asparagus, broccoli florets, brussel sprouts, red pepper, shredded carrots, and cherry tomatoes. While the dish itself is filling enough with all the vegetables, you can always add in a protein source, too, if you’d prefer.

5. Salmon Salad Power Bowls

Some days just call for a cool, refreshing salad. This salmon salad power bowl is a light dinner, yet it is packed with everything your body needs to feel good – including omegas, fiber, potassium, vitamin c, calcium, vitamin K, iron, and more. In other words, it is definitely something you can feel good about.

So, what makes this salad so delicious? It has to be a mixture of greens, sauteed summer squash and zucchini, raspberries, and grilled wild Alaskan salmon. And the touch of balsamic glaze doesn’t hurt, that’s for sure. Throw in some healthy oils and other seasonings, and your mouth is sure to be a rainbow of flavors.

6. Harissa Portobello Mushroom Tacos

Who doesn’t love tacos? Gone are the days of basic tacos. Today, you can change up the flavors to create an unforgettable dish. After all, tacos made of mushrooms? Yes. Taco shells made of collard green leaves? Yes, again.

These harissa portobello mushroom paleo tacos will quench your craving for tacos – and will make you never want an everyday, ordinary taco anymore.

For the “meat,” you are going to season up portobello mushrooms with a mixture of spicy harissa (or mild if you just can’t handle the heat), olive oil, ground cumin, and onion powder. Let them marinate for a bit, and then pop them into a hot skillet of oil.

Add the mushrooms to the collard green leaves and top with guacamole, chopped tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and cashew cream.

7. Green Bowl with Chicken, Citrus, and Herbs

Greens. You have likely heard that to stay healthy, you have to eat your greens, right? Well, here’s a green bowl with chicken, citrus, and herbs that is sure to do the body good while also tasting delish! This quick meal with a Mediterranean feel is packed with protein and will leave you wanting it day after day. Plus, it is a great way to use up leftover chicken.

Saute olive oil, shallots, and sea salt until translucent. Then add in the broccoli slaw and asparagus until it is – you guessed it – bright green. Throw in the spinach, orange zest, za’atar, and cook. Add in the pre-cooked chicken until it is warmed all the way through.

Toss all of this into a bowl and top with the avocado, fresh herbs, and green goddess dressing.

Your Paleo Adventure Awaits!

You have a beautiful stainless steel range in your kitchen, so you may as well make good use of it. The stove on top can work with you to create some unforgettable, easy paleo dinner recipes you and your family will love. Enjoy!

THOR Kitchen on CBS’s Secret Celebrity Renovation | Annaleigh Ashford | S2 E4

Tony Award Winner Annaleigh Ashford returns to her childhood home in Denver to give her recently retired mother, Holli, the home renovation of her dreams. After years of making Annaleigh’s ambitions her priority, Annaleigh gets to give her mother (and father) an unforgettable gift: a brand-new living room, dining room, kitchen and TV room, equipped with an entertainment center and custom-built bar. While taking a break from renovating, Annaleigh receives an emotional surprise as well, a visit from the cast of “Ruthless,” the very first show she performed in. Air Date: Aug 19, 2022

Shop the look:

Check out the products featured in Annaleigh’s mother’s new THOR Kitchen!

36 Inch Electric Range

The THOR Kitchen 36 Inch Professional Electric Range is a stainless-steel machine that is designed with powerful features and functionality. This range features a smooth glass top that is easy to clean and five heating element zones that give you the ultimate cooking flexibility. From a 100W warming zone to a high-powered 3,000W LightningBoil™ Element, this range gives you the power to master any meal. Learn more here.

36 Inch Professional Wall Mount Pyramid Range Hood

The 36 Inch Wall Mount Range Hood in Stainless Steel adds a sleek, modern look to your kitchen and is designed to eliminate odors, smoke and steam quietly and efficiently. Fish on the plate? Good. The lingering aroma of fish in every room? Not so good. Learn more here.

 

36 Inch Professional French Door Refrigerator

Let’s keep everything as cool, crisp, cold and/or frozen as the recipe calls for, shall we? Answering the call is THOR Kitchen’s 36 Inch Professional French Door Refrigerator. Inside is where the magic happens, you’ll find two freezer drawers, a full-width chiller drawer and a Dual Cooling system that separates the refrigerator and freezer zones. Moisture, odor transfer and freezer burn? Gone. Compliments on meals? Way, way up. Learn more here. 

 

24 Inch Built-in Dishwasher

Whether entertaining for one or hosting a full-blown dinner party, things generally get a little messy.  That’s where a THOR Kitchen dishwasher is a thing of beauty.  You’ll find useful features like a multiple filtration system for optimal performance using less water and energy, and a Smart Wash System that determines the cycle to use depending on the soil level of the load.  Plus four hardworking sprayer arms, delay start and a handy detergent/rinse aid dispenser.  It’s a well-crafted machine that never met a meal it didn’t love. Learn more here.

 

24 Inch Indoor Outdoor Refrigerator Drawer

THOR Kitchen’s 24 Inch Indoor Outdoor Refrigerator Drawer in Stainless Steel is freestanding and rated for both indoor and outdoor use. So, add it to the man cave or keep it out by the grill. With its sleek stainless steel design, LED lighting and soft close drawers, how can something meant to refrigerate look so darn hot? Learn more here.

 

 

15 Inch Built-In Ice Maker

An entertainer’s dream, the 15 inch built in Ice Maker is the perfect complement to any home refrigeration suite. Keep plenty of fresh ice on hand with an icemaker that produces 50 pounds of ice a day and stores up to 25 pounds of ice in a large capacity bin. Featuring a built-in pump, the Ice Maker is easy to install in any kitchen or residential wet bar. Learn more here.

THOR Kitchen on CBS’s Secret Celebrity Renovation | Kandi Burruss | S2 E6

Grammy Award winner and reality TV personality Kandi Burruss returns home to Atlanta, Ga., to surprise her Aunt Bertha with a renovation of her home, which has served as the hub for family gatherings for decades. In a trip down memory lane, Kandi takes Nischelle to the Old Lady Gang southern eatery for a meal with some childhood friends. Air Date: Sep 2, 2022

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36 Inch Electric Range

The THOR Kitchen 36 Inch Professional Electric Range is a stainless-steel machine that is designed with powerful features and functionality. This range features a smooth glass top that is easy to clean and five heating element zones that give you the ultimate cooking flexibility. From a 100W warming zone to a high-powered 3,000W LightningBoil™ Element, this range gives you the power to master any meal. Learn more here.

36 Inch Professional Wall Mount Pyramid Range Hood

The 36 Inch Professional Wall Mount Range Hood in Stainless Steel adds a sleek, modern look to your kitchen and is designed to eliminate odors, smoke and steam quietly and efficiently. Fish on the plate? Good. The lingering aroma of fish in every room? Not so good. Learn more here.

 

 

36 Inch Professional French Door Refrigerator with Ice and Water Dispenser

With flexible storage space, super freezing and cooling functions and an in-door ice and water dispenser, THOR Kitchen’s 36 Inch Counter-Depth Refrigerator with Exterior Ice and Water Dispenser keeps everything as cool, crisp, cold and/or frozen as the recipe calls for. The innovative Flex Drawer offers separate cooling modes for meats, veggies, beverages and even your favorite bottle of wine. Moisture, odor transfer and freezer burn? Gone. Compliments on meals? Way, way up. Learn more here. 

 

24 Inch Built-in Dishwasher

Whether entertaining for one or hosting a full-blown dinner party, things generally get a little messy.  That’s where a THOR Kitchen dishwasher is a thing of beauty.  You’ll find useful features like a multiple filtration system for optimal performance using less water and energy, and a Smart Wash System that determines the cycle to use depending on the soil level of the load.  Plus four hardworking sprayer arms, delay start and a handy detergent/rinse aid dispenser.  It’s a well-crafted machine that never met a meal it didn’t love. Learn more here.

THOR Kitchen on CBS’s Secret Celebrity Renovation | Shaquille O’Neal | S2 E7

Legendary NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal returns to Orlando, the place where his NBA career began, to give his selfless Uncle Roy a supersized home makeover. While renovations are underway, Shaq takes a break to visit the local Boys and Girls Club, where he has some mega surprises for the kids. THOR Kitchen delivered the goods to help Shaq and his family gift his uncle with the kitchen of his dreams. Is someone cutting onions in here? 😭 Air Date: Sep 9, 2022

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36 Inch Electric Cooktop

The THOR Kitchen 30 Inch Professional Liquid Propane Range is a stainless-steel machine that is designed with professional features and functionality. This powerful range has 4 burners including an 18,000 BTU single burner, a 15,000 BTU dual burner and two 12,000 BTU single burners giving you the flexible cooktop you’ve been dreaming about. Learn more here. 

 

 

36 Inch Wall Mount Range Hood

The 36 Inch Wall Mount Range Hood in Stainless Steel adds a sleek, modern look to your kitchen and is designed to eliminate odors, smoke and steam quietly and efficiently. Fish on the plate? Good. The lingering aroma of fish in every room? Not so good. Learn more here.

 

 

30 Inch Professional Self-Cleaning Electric Wall Oven

With professional design and performance, the THOR Kitchen 30 Inch Professional Self-Cleaning Electric Wall Oven adds power and a modern accent to your kitchen. This 4.8 cubic foot oven offers the functionality to bake, convection bake, convection roast, broil, heat and keep food warm like a professional Chef. The stainless steel finish seamlessly matches your existing appliances and the touch glass control panel makes changing temperatures and settings easy. When you’re done cooking, the self-cleaning function takes care of the rest. Learn more here.

 

36 Inch Professional French Door Refrigerator with Ice and Water Dispenser

With flexible storage space, super freezing and cooling functions and an in-door ice and water dispenser, THOR Kitchen’s 36 Inch Counter-Depth Refrigerator with Exterior Ice and Water Dispenser keeps everything as cool, crisp, cold and/or frozen as the recipe calls for. The innovative Flex Drawer offers separate cooling modes for meats, veggies, beverages and even your favorite bottle of wine. Moisture, odor transfer and freezer burn? Gone. Compliments on meals? Way, way up. Learn more here. 

 

24 Inch Built-in Dishwasher

Whether entertaining for one or hosting a full-blown dinner party, things generally get a little messy.  That’s where a THOR Kitchen dishwasher is a thing of beauty.  You’ll find useful features like a multiple filtration system for optimal performance using less water and energy, and a Smart Wash System that determines the cycle to use depending on the soil level of the load.  Plus four hardworking sprayer arms, delay start and a handy detergent/rinse aid dispenser.  It’s a well-crafted machine that never met a meal it didn’t love. Learn more here.

How to Clean an Electric Stove Top

How to clean an electric stove top

An electric stove top can be a beautiful and eye-catching addition to a kitchen. And no matter how much it is used, cleaning it regularly will make it appear as though it has never been touched. However, not everyone knows how to clean an electric stove top.

The good news is that there is no intricate cleaning technique or even expensive cleaners that you have to buy to make it look so stunning. In fact, most of the supplies are probably already in your house!

Here is everything you need to know on how to clean an electric stove top.

Supplies You Need

Before you can get started on cleaning your electric stove top, it is very important that you have all the right tools. Without them, you could risk damaging the surface of the stovetop. So gather up the following, and then let’s get started.

Baking soda

Vinegar

-Dish soap

-Soft towel

-Sponge

-Warm water

-Glass cleaner

Step 1: Remove Coils and Drip Pans

For those stoves that have coils and drip pans, go ahead and remove them. Use a sponge and warm soapy water to wipe down the coils. Rinse and let dry. Do not submerge coils in water.

As for the drip pans, remove any loose food particles and debris and submerge the drip pans in a sink of soapy water for about 20 minutes or so. Then, remove, rinse, wipe them off, and set them aside. Should any grease or food particles remain stuck, use your sponge to gently remove them. Soak longer if you need to.

Both of these can be placed aside until you finish cleaning the stove top.

Step 2: Create Baking Soda Paste

Create a baking soda paste and apply it to the stove top. This paste can be created using three parts baking soda to one part warm water. Mix until you have the consistency of a paste, and then apply to your stove top.

Let it sit for about 5 minutes. This will give it time to break down any residue or stuck-on food found on your stove.

When the time is up, wipe the stove with a soft towel. Whatever you do, don’t scrub with force or you may risk scratching the stove’s surface.

Step 3: Use Glass Cleaner

Once you have removed all the baking soda, use glass cleaner (or, if preferred, soapy water) and clean the stove top to remove anything left behind – and to make it shine.

Replace your burners and coils if you have them – and you are all done. It is really that easy.

Remove Burn Marks From Glass Stove Top

Burn marks left behind on the stove can be an eyesore for the unit. You want to get rid of them, so your stove can look great once again. Good news – there is a simple fix for that, too. You will create a paste much like you did when cleaning the stove, except this one is going to be a bit stronger.

Mix together two parts vinegar and one part baking soda to create a paste. Because the vinegar is more acidic, the two ingredients will react more with one another and cause a reaction that will work to break up the burn mark.

Do not scrub the marks as you don’t want to risk scratching the top. If you go to wipe away the mixture and you still see it has some work to do, leave it or reapply and let it sit longer. You may find you have to repeat this process a couple of times.

Degreasing an Electric Stove Top

If you have ever tried to wipe off the grease that has been caked on your stove top for some time, then you know the best you can usually do is to smear it. It looks terrible. Thankfully, using the right elixir, you can wipe it clean once and for all.

Turn on the burners for a minute to heat them up just a little bit. Pour a little bit of warm water on the stove, and then add baking soda. Let it sit (with the burners off) for a minute or so. Use a soft cloth to wipe up the water and baking soda.

Next, add dish soap to a soft sponge and gently scrub the area if needed. Wipe it up with a clean, dry towel.

This usually should take just one attempt, but if your grease is piled on thick, you may need to repeat.

Looking For an Electric Stove Top?

Maybe you’ve always admired the look of an electric stove top but thought they were work-intensive to keep them looking so nice. If so, you’re in for a treat. Now that you know how to clean an electric stove top to keep that clean, spotless shine, here’s one you don’t want to miss.

THOR Kitchen’s 36-inch Professional Electric Cooktop

The 36-inch professional electric cooktop, model number TEC36, will look sharp in any kitchen – with any decor and design style. This sleek unit boasts five burners that pack a punch, from simmer to high boiling temps.

A perfect combination of style, convenience, and power, this stove top comes with the following features:

-Lightningboil Burner Tri-Zone to get just the right temperature you need when you need it

-Sync burner to heat up large dishes in a jiffy

-Automatic shut-off safety switch

-Nine different power levels

-Touch glass controls

If 36-inches doesn’t fit your kitchen, then perhaps Thor Kitchen’s 30-inch stove top is a better fit.

Get Electric Cooktops, Ranges, & More at THOR Kitchen

Your stove is an integral part of your kitchen and is one of the most used appliances – but you never want it to look like it is. Providing your stove with regular cleaning for the stove top, the coils, and drip pans if you have them, as well as removing any burn marks or grease buildup, can keep it looking great all the time. Don’t forget – be sure to follow the directions carefully and, if possible, avoid harsh chemicals. And don’t forget that you never, ever want to scrub your cooktop with a rough sponge!

Well, that’s it. Now that you know how to clean an electric stove top, get yourself a professional Thor Kitchen stove top, set up a regular cleaning schedule, and enjoy.

You can shop all things THOR Kitchen by finding the closest dealer near you to get started.

Professional Kitchen Range 101: Styles, Space, and Size

Professional kitchen range 101: Styles, space, and size

There are certain things that you buy for your kitchen without any great research, knowing that they may or may not last a while – and you are ok with that. For instance, a new small kitchen appliance that is all the rage today may be forgotten tomorrow. Then there are those other kitchen additions that you actually invest in, like a professional kitchen range. You do your research, you look at all the options, and you choose the one that is going to enhance your life.

In the case of a new kitchen range, you learn about the styles, the sizes, the space, and the features. You find that one that is not only going to enhance your life but also boost your home’s value. And then you buy it.

Before you swipe that card, it is time to get schooled in Professional Kitchen Range 101.

The Term Professional Matters

Being the good student that you are, you understand that there is usually a meaning behind a name. In other words, we don’t just call a professional kitchen range a professional range for no reason. The word professional matters. It sets this range apart from others. Here’s why.

Back in the 1980s, there became a switch. Consumers were showing interest in commercial-grade ranges. After all, these appliances were built with more durability and more beneficial features – both much needed due to their heavy daily use. But what about those families that use their range day in and day out to cook for large households? Their ranges couldn’t keep up with cooking. Yet, a homeowner didn’t have the space for a commercial-size range even if it could be afforded.

Pro-style ranges were developed. These ranges brought the strength, durability, reliability, and features of a commercial range and combined it with the size and beautiful aesthetics found in a residential range. We’re talking more powerful burners, griddles, and still gentle simmers.

They do come at a cost.

Professional Sizes

The standard size of a residential range is 30 inches to 36 inches. You can purchase a professional range in these sizes. But, because we want more options, it has been delivered. You can find pro-style ranges in 48-inch and even 60-inch sizes. The larger the range, the more options, burners, and features it likely has, such as a griddle.

Not to mention that if the stove top is bigger, the oven is going to be bigger, too. And that’s a score!

Before you make your purchase, you need to determine just how much space you have so you know what size you can feasibly fit in your kitchen.

Address Ventilation Concerns

You are going to need a range hood if you purchase a pro-style range. These powerful appliances produce a lot of heat, moisture, odor, carbon monoxide, and other toxins. Having proper ventilation will keep the air in your kitchen cooler and much healthier to breathe.

Keep in mind that you will want to choose your range hood after you have decided on the size of your range. That way, you can be sure that your hood is powerful enough to handle it.

Styles to Choose From

There are so many different styles to choose from when it comes to purchasing a professional kitchen range, including red, blue, white, and even stainless steel ones. Also, some come with extra trim and or look like they are straight out of the 1800s.

And while all of these are absolutely beautiful and probably work just as good as they claim, there is just something about a timeless classic, wouldn’t you agree? A stainless steel professional range is stunning with any decor or design idea. As your tastes evolve over the years, your shiny range will still fit in perfectly. Plus, since stainless steel is so easy to keep clean, you are sure to have an everlasting shine!

Top-Choice Professional Kitchen Ranges

It is only fitting that we discuss a few top-choice professional kitchen ranges so that you know what you are looking for – and the features you won’t want to miss.

48-inch, 6 Burner Professional Gas Range

Professional kitchen range 101: 48 inch 6 burner professional gas range

First up is Thor Kitchen’s 48-inch, 6-burner professional gas range. Here we’ve got size, power, and beauty. Oh, and a griddle.

Let’s look at the features, shall we?

High-Powered BTU Burners. Six burners range from 650 BTU to 18,000 BTU so that you always have full control over the amount of heat you are cooking with. 

Luxglide Telescopic Racks. Effortless glide without tipping. 

Infrared Broiler.

Commercial Convection Fan. Provides even heat distribution. 

Blue LED Control Panel Lights. 

Dual Ovens. Two capacities – 4.2 cubic feet and 2.5 cubic feet. 

Continuous Cast-Iron Cooking Grates. Durable and heavy-duty.

Blue Porcelain Interior. Stunning and easy to clean. 

15,000 BTU Griddle. Bonus!

Heavy-Duty Control Knobs. 

Black Porcelain Spill Tray. For cooktop cleanup. 

36-inch Professional Electric Range

Professional kitchen range 101: 36 inch professional electric range

Next up is Thor Kitchen’s 36-inch professional electric range – for those who prefer electric heat. This range is powerful, beautiful, and functional, with some great features. Check them out: 

Smooth Glass Top. Frameless glass gives it a seamless look. 

Five Heating Elements. With a 100W warming zone on up to a 3000W Lightning Boil Element, you have all the right amount of heat at your fingertips. 

True Convection Fan. For even cooking and optimum results. 

LED Control Panel Lights. A striking blue color lighting adds a pop of color to your kitchen. 

Large Oven Capacity. A whopping 6.0 cubic feet of oven space allows you to cook one or more dishes at the same time. 

Heavy Duty Control Knobs. For longevity. 

Blue Porcelain Interior. Stunning – and super easy to keep clean. 

Multiple Cooking Modes. Bake, convection bake, broil, and convection boil – the flexibility you need. 

Invest in a Professional Kitchen Range Today

We would give you a test right about now to see how much you learned in this Professional Kitchen Range 101 class, but who likes tests? Instead, we will leave you with this: 

You will invest in many different things throughout your lifetime, but there are few as impactful as a professional kitchen range. The food it helps you create will nourish your family and give them what they need to grow and blossom. That’s quite an important task, wouldn’t you say?

Do your research and purchase a professional kitchen range from Thor Kitchen that fits your lifestyle best.

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