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November 3, 2021 by Chris Rice 0 Comments

The Benefits of a Professional Electric Range

When it comes to buying a new appliance, you never want to just rush out to the nearest home store, for example, and grab the first thing you see. 

You should view buying an appliance as an investment. It is meant to last for a long time so you need to make sure you are getting exactly what you want. And consider the fact that it should add value to your home and your life, for that matter. 

So, when it comes to buying a range, you may find yourself putting some thought into it — should it be an electric range? A gas range? One that has four burners? Six burners? As you ponder your answers to these all-important questions, we urge you to focus on the benefits of a professional electric range. 

Long-Lasting Durability

When it comes to your new range, you need durability. Nobody wants to spend money on a range and worry that it will fall apart if you bump it too hard. And you surely don’t want to have your range break just before the arrival of all your best buds for the big game. Those game-day snacks … aren’t going to happen. And, for the record, last-minute takeout for a crowd is not cheap. 

Investing in a professional electric range brings you a sense of long-lasting durability – and with it comes dependability. It is strong enough to handle anything you throw at it – even if that means bringing the heat all day long. When you invest in quality, you won’t ever have to wonder if your range will be able to handle your cooking and baking needs.

Electric Heat is Efficient

Today, we are becoming more and more aware of the impact we have on the world around us. This means when we can take a step in the right direction and invest in an efficient appliance, we do so, right? 

There are many debates about whether gas or electric ranges are best. But, when it comes to an efficient appliance, there is no doubt that an electric range is the most efficient option on the market. It offers the most consistent heat, thus reducing its need to continuously push to reheat itself. 

Even more, this consistent temperature can not only greatly and positively impact the food you are cooking or baking, but it will also keep your kitchen cooler. And when your temperature doesn’t rise too high while you are cooking, then your home’s air conditioner is not going to have to overwork — it leads to a positive flow of pure efficiency all because you chose a professional electric range. Go you!

Easy-To-Clean Smooth Glass Top

Whether you are a messy cook or not, things drip and spill and boil over. You either need to clean it up when you are done or leave it for the next person. And, let’s be real – the latter scenario is never going to work in your favor. Therefore, you are going to want to clean up your messes. The best way to do this? Invest in a range that is easy to clean – such as a professional electric range. 

With a smooth glass top, you have a range that fits flush with your countertop. This gives your kitchen a very clean look. Speaking of cleanliness, the glass top is easy to wipe down with soapy water, keeping it looking fresh and new — and always a stand-out part of your kitchen. 

Versatile Stainless Steel

Stainless steel appliances are a great investment for your kitchen. You can’t lie – they look great and they will match any decor that you have. This means when you – or your other half – get tired of the look of your kitchen, you can give your kitchen a makeover and not have to worry about whether or not your appliances will match or blend in. 

Stainless steel appliances will always look wonderful regardless of their surroundings. They are that versatile. It is durable, shiny, easy to clean, and beautiful. 

On a side note, if you are looking for something that will add value to your home for the future, then stainless steel appliances are the way to go. They are not only stunning, but they bring a level of quality. Just something to consider on your quest for the perfect range. 

Thor Kitchen’s 24-Inch Professional Electric Range

So, you know we wouldn’t tell you about all of these great perks of a professional electric range without giving you a real example of one, would we? Not a chance. Thor Kitchen has an incredible 24-inch professional electric range in stainless steel that you won’t want to miss. 

front view of 24 inch electric range

Thor Kitchen’s 24 Inch Professional Electric Range

Don’t believe us? Here are the details. 

  • The perfect fit. This 24-inch electric range is freestanding and rests flush with the countertop, giving your kitchen a seamless look. Its frameless glass top only adds to the seamless look.
  • Four heating elements. You will get a lot of power in this 24-inch range. For instance,you will have a 1200W single burner and a high-powered 2,200 W dual heating element. You get all the heat you need for anything you want to cook. Yet, you still have great control over the heat. 
  • Convection fan. Any baker will tell you that an electric oven provides even heat and allows for even baking. However, the addition of a convection fan helps, too. Of course, having a large 3.7 cubic foot oven space helps too. 
  • Beautiful extra touches. There are those extra touches that just take an appliance from ordinary to extraordinary. LED control panel lights offer magnificent blue illumination. The heavy-duty control knobs add both style and durability. And the oven’s inner blue porcelain further enhances its look. 

Thor Kitchen’s 30 Inch Professional Electric Range

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Thor Kitchen’s 36 Inch Professional Electric Range

Looking for something bigger?

Consider the 30-inch professional electric range or the 36-inch professional electric range.

If you are in the market for a professional electric range, know that you have a choice — you can choose one that will help you get by or you will choose an investment that will surpass all your expectations — and add a lot of value to your home. The choice is yours. 

THOR Kitchen on CBS’s The Price Is Right

THOR Kitchen’s 36″ Gas Range (LRG3601U) made a guest appearance on the 49th season of The Price is Right. Check out the featured product below!

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36 Inch Professional Gas Range

THOR Kitchen offers the power and performance of a premium professional appliance at a practical price. The THOR Kitchen 36 Inch  Gas Range is a stainless steel machine designed with professional features and functionality. With powerful burners, continuous grates and a commercial convection fan, this range takes everything from prime rib to snickerdoodles to the next level. Learn more here.

 

THOR Kitchen on CBS’s Secret Celebrity Renovation

In the show’s series premiere, NBA superstar Chris Paul surprises his grandparents with a full kitchen renovation in the North Carolina home they have lived in for over 50 years. THOR Kitchen delivered the goods to help Chris and his family gift their grandma with the kitchen of her dreams. Is someone cutting onions in here? 😭

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Check out the products featured in Chris Paul’s grandparent’s new THOR Kitchen!

30 Inch Professional Gas Range

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. 

 

 

30 Inch Wall Mount Range Hood

The 30 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.

June 20, 2021 by Chris Rice 0 Comments

The Benefits of a Double Oven Gas Range with Griddle

If you’re interested in replacing your old gas range, you may be interested in discovering the benefits of a double oven gas range with griddle. The double oven will allow you to cook more food for more people, allowing you to entertain larger groups of people effortlessly.

Add a griddle and you’ll be able to take your cooking to the next level.

In this article, we’re exploring some of the key benefits a double oven gas range with griddle has to offer.

Double Oven Gas Range with Griddle

There are certain things you can upgrade in your home that make sense — especially when it comes to the functionality of daily life. 

Having more than one bathroom? A must-have. 

Throwing a pool in the backyard for exercise and entertainment for the kiddos? Another must-have. 

Being able to use your kitchen with ease thanks to a double oven gas range with a griddle?  A most definite must-have. In fact, it’s an upgrade that takes the cake (and bakes it, too – pun intended!)

If you are on the fence about upgrading your oven or you just aren’t sure the benefits of doing so are there, let’s just make it known — the benefits are there. If you want to turn your kitchen into something out of Master Chef and feel like the boss, then a double oven gas range is a must-have. 

Discover the many benefits of a double oven gas range with griddle.

The Magic of Six Burners

Have you ever tried to cook Thanksgiving dinner or any big meal, really, and ended up with only half of it warm by the time it hit the table? It is so hard to try to cook multiple items on a stovetop when you only have four burners. 

Having six burners means you have space for everything. You can cook your main dish, your sides, and even boil water in the kettle for tea all at the same time. 

The additional burners may not seem like a lot,  but the first time you encounter just how essential they are for cooking in your kitchen, you will understand the benefit. 

Double Ovens? Yes, Please

Just like additional burners can seem like a magical addition, so can double ovens. How many times have you tried to bake a lasagna and a pie at the same time? Not only will you have to pick a temperature that will work for both, but your pie may come out with a slight taste of garlic! 

Double ovens mean extra space for cooking when you have a lot on your plate. One can even be used as a warmer if needed just to make sure every inch of dinner is hot and perfect when it is time to eat. 

Take Advantage of the Griddle’s Benefits

Those who have never had a griddle in their lives don’t really understand just how beneficial it can be. Those who have, well – they probably wouldn’t be here because they already have an oven with a griddle since they are that wonderful. 

Griddles can cook a lot of food at one time. Due to their size, you have a solid space where you can cook larger portions rather easily. And, the more you get used to it, you will find that cooking different items on the same griddle is possible, too. That means less cleanup. 

You can use a griddle to make breakfast pancakes, fried rice, steak, salmon, veggies, eggs, and more.

Increase the Value of Your Property

It is wise to base your home investments on things that will either add or take away from the value of your property. When it comes to adding a double oven gas range with a griddle – you are definitely going to increase your home’s value. 

Most kitchens have the standard size range with one oven and four burners. But having this larger, pro-style addition, you are offering so much more. 

Long-Lasting Durability and Quality

When you invest in a range, you are doing just that – investing.  You expect that your purchase will result in an appliance that will last you for years to come. Of course, just because it will last for years doesn’t mean you will want it to look old. 

This investment calls for a range that offers long-lasting durability which means it needs to be high-quality. You need one that is built of stainless steel that is both durable and easy to maintain. It maintains its shine over time and will not rust or corrode. Cleaning stainless steel appliances are also easy to clean, too – even without chemicals

The pro-style design that you will find with double oven gas ranges by THOR Kitchen also comes with an expectation that they can take the heat in the kitchen without ever looking the part. 

A Beautiful Focal Point

Have you ever walked into someone’s kitchen and found that your eyes were drawn to a particular appliance or piece of decor? Whatever it is, it just stands out and sets the tone for the entire space. It looks good — and it shines. 

This is often the case when it comes to a large double oven range in stainless steel. Adding this appliance to your kitchen will make it a focal point visitors won’t want to miss. It can be your prized investment and it will show off for you. 

The Best 48-Inch Professional Double Oven Gas Range

So now that you know a few of the benefits that come with investing in a double oven gas range, you may find yourself considering taking the leap. If so, you need the best of the best to reap the most — and that is THOR Kitchen’s Model Number HRG4808 range in stainless steel.  

Here you will find a combination of all the Ps —

  • Power
  • Performance
  • Premium
  • Professional
  • Practical Price

This range is designed with professional quality but with touches of softness to fit beautifully into your home’s kitchen. 

  • High-powered BTU burners ranging from 650BTU to 18,000BTU
  • LuxglideTM  Telescopic Rack for effortless gliding. The rack can pull out easily without tipping.
  • Infrared broiler
  • Commercial convection fan for even cooking
  • LED control panel lights to illuminate in blue for an elegant, eye-catching look
  • Dual ovens, one at 4.2 cubic feet the other 2.5 cubic feet
  • Continuous cast-iron cooking grates. These are heavy-duty and won’t show wear and tear over time. 
  • 15,000BTU griddle for additional cooking space and flexibility
  • Beautiful blue porcelain interior to add some style to your range
  • Heavy-duty control knobs for durability
  • Black porcelain stovetop spill tray for easy cleaning

If you are ready to make an upgrade in your home, then look no further than the double oven gas range with griddle from THOR Kitchen. 

5 Types of Pro-Style Kitchen Appliances

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Are you building a new kitchen from scratch? Are you remodeling your kitchen? Looking to update your appliances? Want to change things up a bit?

There are so many choices you have when it comes to choosing the right appliances for yourself. You are probably thinking that you have seen them all already. A quick internet search or a walk through a home improvement store and your head may be spinning. How on earth do you even begin to choose which one would best fit your kitchen?

Ready for a life-changing tip? You need to opt for pro-style appliances. These are designed with the durability that commercial appliances have, but with a softer appearance beautifully fit for every home kitchen.

Don’t believe us? Here are 5 types of pro-style kitchen appliances that you must have.

A refrigerator is an important addition to the kitchen. Sure, you need a range, a dishwasher, and so on – but you definitely need a refrigerator to keep your food healthy and your drinks cold. This stainless steel, French door refrigerator is both beautiful and sturdy. In other words, it is built to last without looking dull.

Inside, you will find a ton of space that can aid in keeping things organized as well as two large freezer drawers. Did we mention there is an automatic ice maker, too?

This refrigerator comes with a handy feature – a digital display on the outside of the door that lets you know its health at a glance. Plus, these additional features:

  • Counter-Depth French Door
  • 2-Drawer Freezer provides better organization
  • A full-width chiller drawer provides flexible storage
  • Retractable shelf designed to fit taller items with ease
  • Dual cycle and dual air-cooled refrigeration system
  • 2 large humidity controlled fresh food drawers

2. Thor Kitchen’s 48-Inch Pro-Style Professional Dual Fuel Range, Model Number HRD4803U

If you want a professional style range because you do a lot of cooking, then you may want to consider this large dual fuel range that gives you the right fuel for the right type of cooking. If you ask any chef or baker, you will learn that gas stoves are the go-to heating type and that electric ovens lead to thorough, even baking every time. With a dual fuel range, you get the best of both worlds.

Of course, this pro-style range also gives you 6 burners with continuous cast-iron grates and porcelain underneath for easy cleanup. And, not only does it have one 4.2 cubic foot range, but it also has a second one with 2.5 more cubic feet of baking space. It, too, has porcelain inside so it is easy to clean.

Looking for more features? No worries – you will definitely find them:

  • Black porcelain drip pan on the cooktop
  • Blue porcelain oven interior
  • Thermostat controlled griddle with dishwasher safe drip pan
  • Heavy-duty continuous cast-iron cooking grates
  • Convection oven fan (30 in.)
  • Three (3) halogen oven interior lights
  • Thermostat controlled electric oven
  • CSA certified metal burner control knobs

3. Thor Kitchen’s 30-Inch Professional Self-Cleaning Electric Wall Oven, Model Number HEW3001

A built-in wall oven will offer your space a unique look with plenty of beautiful kitchen design options. With a wall oven, you are not limited to keeping the oven underneath your cooktop or rangetop. Many designers choose to place the wall oven on an adjacent wall with the addition of a storage cabinet underneath the cooktop or rangetop.

Not only does it look beautiful, but the THOR self-cleaning electric wall oven is also multi-functional. It offers different modes including bake, multi-convection modes, and more.

Check out all the features below:

  • Touch Operated Glass Panel
  • Multiple Convection Modes
  • Hidden Bake Capacity
  • Large 4.8 cu. ft. Oven Capacity
  • Stainless Steel Exterior
  • 3500W Top Heater
  • 3000W Bottom Heater
  • Self-Cleaning Function
  • Easy-to-Clean Interior
  • White LED Display

4. Thor Kitchen’s 30-Inch Pro-Style Gas Range, Model Number LRG3001U

 If you are looking for a gas range that looks good, gives you long-lasting durability, and fits any size kitchen, then look no further. With a stainless-steel finish that can’t be beaten, this range is sure to blend perfectly with all of your other kitchen appliances – regardless of your design style. Yes, it is that versatile.

Believe it or not, this 30-inch range brings 5 burners with it and 4.5 cubic feet of oven space. You can cook up the main course and all the sides without running out of space. And, well, that’s important for those who love to cook for others.

Thanks to the porcelain drip pan on the stove and the porcelain in the oven, cleanup is a breeze. But, that’s not the only great feature. You’ll find these, too –

  • Heavy-Duty Continuous Cast Iron Cooking Grates. They will not rust or tarnish with your heavy cooking. That means they will always keep your gas stove looking sharp.
  • Black ABS Knobs
  • Halogen Lights
  • Commercial Convection Fan
  • Triple Layered Glass Window
  • Storage Drawer at Bottom
  • Broiler burner

5. Thor Kitchen’s 24-Inch Top Control Dishwasher, Model Number HDW2401SS

Every commercial kitchen is going to have a dishwasher. And, if you are going for pro-style cooking appliances, that must mean you are pretty serious about cleaning, too. You will get clean, sanitized dishes each and every time while also saving water, energy, and money.

With a top control dishwasher, you get a sleek look without any buttons to accidentally hit. It’s quiet and uses a smart wash system, too. Like the other appliances above, there are even more features for this dishwasher –

  • Delayed start-up to 24hrs in advance
  • Multiple filter system
  • 45 dB noise level
  • Smart wash system
  • 3-arm jet sprayer
  • Removable utensil basket
  • Child lock safety protection

THOR Kitchen offers the best professional appliances for your home kitchen at an affordable price. Browse our collection of professional appliances or find a dealer near you so can join the ranks and #COOKLIKEAGOD.

April 6, 2020 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

Upgrading to a Professional Dual Fuel Range

 

Thor Kitchen 48" Dual Fuel Range

Every now and then something comes along that sparks our interest and cheers us up a bit. For some this could be receiving a bouquet of flowers, for others, it could be a trip to Paris. Yet, for those who genuinely enjoy all that the kitchen stands for, upgrading to a dual fuel range can be the icing on the cake.

Sure, it may seem silly to get so excited over an appliance – but don’t be fooled – this is not just any appliance. This is a professional style dual fuel range. And, if you are not too sure what that is just yet – you should keep reading. It is time you learn why you should be beaming with joy about upgrading your range. Dual fuel is a game-changer.

What a Dual Fuel Range Does

Just as its name suggests, this type of range works using two types of fuel – gas (either natural or propane) and electricity. But, you should note that this doesn’t mean you have a fuel switch on your range that allows you to choose which type of fuel you want each time you go to cook. They are not designed in that manner.

Typically, as is with Thor Kitchen’s design, dual fuel ranges have a gas stovetop and an electric oven. Because professional chefs everywhere will tell you that this is the best of both worlds, it is the most common type of dual fuel range on the market.

The Electric Oven

The electric heating of ovens tends to work much better than the fluctuating heat of gas when it comes to baking or roasting. This electric heat tends to be drier and distributed more evenly throughout the oven. Everything you bake, every time should come out baked evenly on every side.

Gas ovens do not give such award-winning outcomes. Since hot air rises, the higher racks will cook much faster than lower racks. Plus, because the heat is not evenly distributed, you will have to rotate your food as you bake it. This can be a bit frustrating if you are working on cooking other parts of your meal.

The Gas Stove

When it comes to the stove, gas is usually always the preference. And, it’s no wonder – it heats up instantly and gives you a very precise temperature. When you are done cooking and turn off the burner, it goes off. Just like that. You can even leave your pan on that burner and it will not continue cooking your food.

Electric stoves don’t do well. They are designed with heating coils which means they take time to heat up – and they take time to cool down. You cannot turn off an electric burner and leave your pan on the burner expecting it to not continue to cook.

Features You Will Want

Dual fuel ranges are designed with strong cooks in mind. They know what professional chefs want – and they want you to be able to have that in your kitchen. So, when it comes to upgrading your range to a professional dual fuel range, you will love these popular features:

  • An oven convection fan to ensure even baking.
  • Stovetop griddle with thermostat controls.
  • Extra-low simmer function to keep food warm.
  • Multiple burners, up to at least six burners, designed with durable continuous cast-iron grates.
  • Stainless steel finish for a stellar look that is easy to clean and fits any kitchen design.
  • LED lighting for energy efficiency.
  • Porcelain stovetop and interior oven for easy cleanup.

And the best part is that these are just a few of the features available. Remember, this professional style range was designed with those who love to cook in mind.

Why You Should Upgrade

If you want to make good food for your loved ones, family, and friends, then you require certain tools in your kitchen. Combining your gas range with an electric oven gives you a dual fuel option that gives you the best of both worlds – and simplifies your life.

No longer will you be stuck rotating your baked goods to make sure everything is baking evenly. And, no longer will you overcook your side dishes on the stove. Everything you do can be done with ease – when you upgrade to a dual fuel range.

And, you don’t have to be a professional to reap the benefits. Even novice cooks will look like pros with the use of a pro-style dual fuel range. It is amazing how much easier cooking a great meal is when you have the right fuel to get the job done, right?

So, now that you are going to upgrade, let’s take a look at a couple of your options:

Thor Kitchen’s Model Number HRD3088U

A smaller, space-saving model with great ability is this 30-inch dual fuel range in stainless steel with some awesome features:

  • Continuous, sturdy cast-iron cooking grates.
  • The porcelain cooktop under the grates makes cleanup simple and easy.
  • 4 gas range top burners, with heating ability as high as 18,000 BTU.
  • An oven with LED lighting with ample space to bake your favorite treats.
  • Porcelain walls are found inside the oven, as well, which allows for very easy cleanup.
  • Two moveable oven racks.
  • An electric broiler.

Thor Kitchen’s Model Number HRD3606U

This is a 36-inch dual fuel range with these great features:

  • Cast iron continuous burner grates for sturdy, durable cooking.
  • Six burners so you can be sure to cook all those tasty dishes.
  • Porcelain drip pan for easy cleanup afterward.
  • Oven with a commercial convection fan for even baking.
  • Blue porcelain oven interior for design and easy cleaning.
  • Blue LED illuminated knobs for that perfect final touch.

Thor Kitchen’s Model Number HRD4803U

If you need space, this 48-inch double-oven, dual fuel range is the upgrade you need. As if all the cooking and baking space wasn’t enough, check out all these features!

  • Continuous cast-iron heavy-duty grate.
  • Porcelain stove drip pan and inside of the oven for easy cleaning.
  • Not one, but two ovens – allowing you plenty of cooking space at multiple temperatures.
  • Commercial convection fan to ensure even baking.
  • Blue LED lights behind the control knobs for an elegant look.
  • Stovetop with 6-burners and a griddle.

Conclusion

Now is the time to upgrade to a professional dual fuel range. It’s simple: a pro-style by Thor Kitchen is a long-lasting investment for any kitchen.

December 31, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

The Benefits of a Prostyle Range in Your Kitchen

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If you’re interested in upgrading your kitchen next year, you may be interested in considering switching to a prostyle range.

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at the many benefits a prostyle range offers.

Prostyle Range Benefits

Do you love being in your kitchen?

Are you someone who enjoys cooking a delicious feast for your family and may even be the best baker in any baking competition?  They say that cooking and baking are therapeutic. And, if you can vouch for this, then you ought to be using nothing short of the best when it comes to the range – or all appliances – in your kitchen.

Of course, not everyone can afford commercial appliances for their kitchen. And, even if money is no issue, who wants the boring appearance of professional appliances in a beautifully-designed kitchen? Talk about drab!

So, what if there was a way you can have the best of both worlds – the professional quality you find in a commercial range combined with the elegance that comes with a personal range? There is. It is called a pro-style range. And, it is time you consider an upgrade.

Here are several benefits you will enjoy with a prostyle range.

Durability

Pro-style appliances are built to live up to heavy use – and this is especially true when it comes to a pro-style range. They were created for those who want to turn their home kitchen into a professional kitchen without harming the design style. This means that they are durable. From the materials they are built with to the way in which they are put together, these pro-style ranges will handle all that you put them through without worrying about breaking a knob or losing their beautiful appearance.

Regular residential ranges are designed for light cooking. Work them too much, and they will not only wear down in their performance but also in their appearance. If you love to bake and cook, you need someone dependable – and durable.

Additional Burners

Have you ever tried to cook a large meal and realize that four burners just is not enough? Well, sure, you can cook in shifts, but then half the meal is cold!

With pro-style ranges, you get the option for additional burners. In fact, five or six burners are very common. Some of these ranges even add special features, such as a griddle in the middle which can provide you with quite a bit of extra cooking space.

Never worry about having a half-cooked meal again with a pro-style range in your kitchen.

Double Ovens

Just like that burner situation, oven space can be hard to come by. If you need to bake multiple things and at different temperatures, you are going to run into a problem. You can try it, but there is a good chance something may end up too done or not done enough. Besides, who wants the sweet potato pie to taste like turkey?

One option that comes in so handy with pro-style ranges is the double oven. Here you will find yourself able to cook multiple items at once, and at two separate temperatures. Imagine it – lowering your frustrations and increasing your cooking ability – all in a durable, long-lasting, double oven pro-style range.

Can life get any better than that? Well, believe it or not, there is something better than a double oven range. What is it? Its called a dual fuel range.

Dual Fuel

The dual fuel range is a special range that offers two types of heating – gas and electric. For those serious chefs and bakers, such as yourself, cooking with the right heat is essential for a perfect finished product.

With a dual fuel range, you get an electric oven and a gas stove. Here’s why:

A gas stove heats up burners instantly. There is no need to wait for the burner to heat up before the pan and, ultimately, the food can heat. Instead, there is fire heating it instantly. In addition, the control over the temperature is much more precise with gas. When you need to turn the heat lower, you turn the flame down. When you are done, you turn the flame off. You don’t have to worry about a hot burner or food that will continue to cook.

When it comes to the oven, electric heat provides even, thorough baking. There is no need to rotate your dish around. Instead, the even layer of heat will penetrate your dish perfectly, leaving you with a perfect outcome every time.

These pro-style, dual fuel ranges are a great addition to a kitchen – and can make your life in the kitchen much easier.

Stainless Steel

The stainless steel finish is another great addition to pro-style ranges. Have you ever noticed that commercial kitchens are filled with stainless steel? Do you know why? Despite the fact that stainless steel finish is timeless and it looks spectacular no matter what your design style is, there is a real serious reason why this is the finish of choice for commercial kitchens: it is non-porous.

So, what does that mean for your kitchen? Well, kitchens are full of germs and bacteria. The more you cook in them, the more these germs get spread around your kitchen. This is why it is so important to properly clean your kitchen so kill the spread of the nastiness.

Unfortunately, some materials have pores or grooves. No matter how hard you try to clean then, you cannot always reach the germs. But, when you have a surface – such as stainless steel – it doesn’t allow for that to happen. When you clean this surface, you are removing everything you don’t want, leaving you with a healthier kitchen.

Quality

Last, but certainly not least, is the quality that you get when you invest in a pro-style range. You don’t have to worry about cooking too much or wearing down the range. You don’t have to be overly gentle so you don’t break something. And, you don’ have to worry about your range looking used up over time.

Quality materials give you a quality product that will outperform other options. And, that is what you get with a pro-style range.

Conclusion

Now that you’ve learned about some of the many benefits a prostyle range offers, you can consider which professional range is right for your kitchen. Whether you’re interested in upgrading to a dual-fuel range or a range with a griddle, the choice is up to you.

Time for your upgrade? You should have all the information you need to consider upgrading your range to a pro-style range today!

December 22, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

Finding the Best Kitchen Range for Your Needs

If you’re looking for a new kitchen range, you may not know exactly which is right for you. The best way to find the right range is to consider how you like to cook, the space available in your kitchen, and what types of dishes you prefer.

In this article, we’re sharing a few tips all about finding the best kitchen range for your needs.

The Best Kitchen Range for Your Needs

Stop for a moment and think about the most important appliance in your kitchen. What would it be? The refrigerator? Sure. After all, it does keep your food cold and fresh. Your microwave? Eh, you may be able to take it or leave it. How about your dishwasher? Yes – it is important but you technically could wash your dishes by hand if you had to.

So, how about that range? Oh, the range – this is it! This is the most important appliance in your kitchen, isn’t it? You can create magnificent meals on the stove and bake delicious desserts for your friends and family in the oven. You can heat up water for tea to sip with a dear friend. You can even create feasts for the holidays that will live on in the memories of loved ones for years to come.

It is safe to say that the range is the one and only – the most important piece of equipment that needs to be in the kitchen. So, if you are ready to purchase a new range, how do you know which one to get? How do you know what to look for? What details do you need to know before shopping?

Let’s get to answering all these questions and more.

Here’s how to find the best kitchen range for your needs.

What Are Your Cooking Habits?

First of all, you absolutely must take a look at your cooking habits. There are some individuals out there that live alone and maybe use the range one or two days each week. Then, on the other side of the spectrum, there are those large families who always have a house full of scents from something cooking or baking.

Knowing your cooking habits can help you determine which range is the best for you. If you use the range frequently, then you are going to want to make sure that the range of your purchase can handle your workload. You want your range to be ready every time you need it. Investing in a pro-style range can give you the durability you are looking for.

Then, of course, there is the size of the range – can you regularly cook large meals for a family of 7 on a stove with three burners? No, right? You need more than that. How about a range with six burners and a griddle? That is ample space for you to cook with ease. Maybe you could even use two ovens!

Take some time to consider your cooking habits before you make your purchase.

What Type of Fuel Do You Prefer?

Gas or electric.

The debate over which type of fuel is best for a range goes back to their creation. There are some people who just prefer gas ranges. And, there are just as many who prefer electric. While they each have their pros and cons, the debate will likely never cease.

Then, there are those professional chefs – and those who are avid cooks and bakers at home – that know there is a range out there that includes the best of both worlds: the dual fuel range.

This range brings both gas and electric together to give you the benefit of each in the area they work best. For instance, gas stoves tend to heat up faster and provide more precise cooking. And, electric ovens provide even, consistent heat for thorough baking.

So, which fuel falls within your preference?

What Size Range Will Fit Your Kitchen?

The size of the range is going to be determined by the space allotted in your kitchen. If you are designing a brand new kitchen, then congratulations – you can design the space around the size of your range if you’d like. Otherwise, it is important to measure your current range or the space available to see which is best for your kitchen.

What Features Should You Look For?

Shopping for a new range can get a bit tricky, especially when you see all the features that are available. You may find it hard to determine what you really need and what you don’t. And, perhaps there are features out there that you don’t know you should be looking for.

As you head on your journey, look for these key features in your new range:

  • Stainless steel (or black stainless steel) finish.
  • Porcelain drip pans in the oven and on top of the stove for easy cleanup.
  • A commercial convection fan for even baking.
  • Continuous cast-iron cooking grates for incredible durability.
  • Adjustable oven racks.
  • Infrared broiler.

And more!

Benefits of a Pro-Style Range

Just any range may work for someone, but for you – the individual who is seeking quality and durability in their range – you need a pro-style range.

These ranges are designed for the home while manufactured with the same grade of strength as those used in heavily-trafficked commercial kitchens.

A pro-style range will offer the following:

  • Constructed with durable and non-porous metal, such as stainless steel.
  • Easy to clean surfaces, such as porcelain drip pans in the oven and the stovetop.
  • Designed with heavy use in mind – which means you won’t have to worry about knobs breaking or the like.

Pro-style ranges are strong, durable, and can handle very heavy use. However, they also look incredibly beautiful in your personal home kitchen. In other words – it brings the best of both ranges together.

Conclusion

Purchasing your new range should be fun and exciting. Sticking with a timeless stainless steel pro-style range means that you are purchasing an appliance that will last for years to come – and will blend with nearly any design style you may choose.

Know your size and measurements.

Understand the available features.

Determine your cooking habits.

And, decide on the fuel that is going to make you find joy in cooking and baking.

It is time to start making memories in your kitchen again, wouldn’t you agree?

December 15, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

How to Cook on a Griddle

how to cook on a griddle

If your kitchen range has a griddle, you may be interested in exploring some of the many benefits a griddle offers.

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at how to cook on a griddle so you’re prepared.

How to Cook on a Griddle

Well, look who invested in a griddle. It does not matter if your griddle came on its own or if it is part of a pro-style stainless steel range the Thor Kitchen designs, cooking on a griddle comes with its own set of rules.

If you are like most people, the first thing you may think of when you hear the word griddle is pancakes or flapjacks. And, it is for good reason. A griddle can make one unforgettable batch of pancakes. Though, here is the important thing to remember – those griddled hotcakes are only the beginning of the relationship with your griddle.

Take it to the next level with all these tips, suggestions, and how-to’s when it comes to cooking on a griddle.

Why Cook on a Griddle?

First of all, let’s see if we can answer the question – why cook on a griddle? After all, you have a stove, an oven, and maybe even a grill. So, you may be wondering why you should even bother with a griddle. Well, the answer is simple.

Griddles have a large cooking space. When you are making food for a large number of people, you can cook a large amount of food at once. Think about it – pancakes get cold easy. You can cook them all at one time on a griddle and the family can eat hotcakes together at one time. But, that’s not the only reason.

Griddles have a wide open surface with no sidewalls. That means moisture doesn’t get held up inside and affect the taste and texture of the food. Instead, everything can cook perfectly crisp. Oh – and did we mention how not having sides makes it much easy to flip and whip food around?

Another reason why you will begin to love cooking on your griddle is that you can cook multiple foods at once. That means only one thing to clean – and multiple dishes to eat. The large cooking area makes this possible.

Cooking Tips for Your Griddle

Now that you have a griddle and you are interested in seeing how it can work for you, there are a few tips you will want to follow to make sure the cooking goes smoothly. And to, well, make sure your food tastes good, of course.

  • Always use oil or a cooking spray. Just like any pan, food can stick to the griddle. Having a well-coated surface can reduce this issue and allow you to cook with ease.
  • If you are cooking thicker items or multiple items at the same time, you can consider wrapping your food in foil. This allows you to cook (sort of steam, really) in the foil and you can flip and turn with ease. And, this method does not involve the need for oil.
  • Try new recipes and blend new foods together. Because of its great big surface, you can cook multiple foods at once. This gives you the perfect opportunity to try something new and mix new flavors together.
  • Know that your food will cook faster on a griddle. See, there are no grated surfaces for heat to escape. The entire surface of the griddle is receiving the heat that your range is putting off. That means your food is bound to cook at a faster rate. You will want to keep an eye on delicate foods. Just know that everything you eat from your griddle will be cooked and browned to perfection.

A griddle is not that different to cook on from other things, such as your stove or your grill. But you may as well try some new foods and ideas while you are at it. Wouldn’t you agree? After all, new appliance, new recipes, right?

Safety Tips

Even though a griddle seems like a harmless appliance, it isn’t. There are a few safety tips to keep in mind.

  • Always, always use an oven mitt. Griddles can get very hot – and all areas of a griddle heat up. Accidentally touching one is equivalent to accidentally touching your burner or your grill grates. You don’t want to do that – so protect yourself.
  • Use the right size spatula. If you are cooking anything that needs to be flipped, do it correctly. Failing to use the right equipment can lead to burns and discombobulated foods.
  • Watch the grease. Depending on your griddle, it may or may not have space for the grease to go. Due to its flat surface, too much grease can overflow. If you are using your griddle on a range top – and especially if your simultaneously cooking on your burners – you need to be extra careful. Overflowing grease can cause fires.

Keep it Clean

Cleaning your griddle is simple. That is, as long as you keep up with it. You should be cleaning your griddle after every use.

  • Carefully remove excess food on the griddle, scaping it off with the spatula if necessary.
  • Then, use a wet rag and wipe down the griddle’s surface.

It works best to do these steps when the griddle is still hot so the food doesn’t latch on. Just remember this and take precautions so as not to burn yourself.

Your griddle is now ready for its next use.

36 Inch Professional Gas Range with Griddle

If you are looking for a pro-style range with a built-in griddle, look no further. This durable, 36-inch gas range offers you so many options – and a griddle.

Just check out these features:

  • Black Porcelain Drip Pan to facilitate surface cleaning
  • 15,000 BTU Stainless Steel Griddle
  • Infrared Broil Burner
  • Blue porcelain oven interior
  • Commercial Convection Fan

And that’s only a few of the many features!

Think about it this way. The next time you have to cook a large feast for a group of people, you won’t need to worry. You have the oven and all those burners. Plus, you have a griddle. You will have space for everything.

The best part is that it is not too good to be true—this range actually exists.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to cook on a griddle, you can explore the many different recipes and start crafting your griddle skills.

The next time you want to get cooking in your kitchen, consider being a bit adventurous and use your griddle!

October 31, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

Dual Fuel vs Gas Range: Comparing Kitchen Ranges

Dual Fuel vs Gas Range

If you’re thinking about replacing your old kitchen range, you may be wondering if you should purchase a dual fuel range or a gas range.

In this article, we’re comparing dual fuel vs gas range options and taking a closer look at the differences so you can make a more informed decision.

Dual Fuel vs Gas Range: Comparing Kitchen Ranges

Not all ranges are created equal. And, the most distinguishing characteristic of all is what type of fuel the range uses to heat each function of the range. Do you prefer electric ranges? Gas ranges? Or, how about a combination of both?

Depending on your cooking or baking needs and your preference in fuel, you may prefer a specific type of professional range. And, thankfully, you are able to choose the range that will best fit your desires and your kitchen.

For those who are on the fence about which kitchen range you want for yourself, let’s compare the two most popularly sought after – gas ranges and dual fuel ranges.

Here’s a comparison of dual fuel vs gas range options …

Why the Comparison?

If you are wondering why we are comparing two well-designed kitchen ranges, then you may be surprised at what you discover throughout this article. See, there are those individuals who cook just because they have to. Then there are those who do so because they love to. It is the latter who understands the differences that are found from one range to another.

But, should those who cook because that have to, be stuck dealing with a range that doesn’t provide everything they need? No way!

So, let’s look at these two ranges, discovering what sets them apart. And help all chefs – novice and pro – make the best-educated range selection possible.

Cooking with Gas

Gas is a commonly used fuel for ranges. Depending on what is available and pricing, gas ranges can be fueled by either natural gas or propane – with the difference between them being unnoticeable. Gas has been a very universal means of heating for a very long time. And, it seems to be preferred by many professional chefs.

When cooking on a stovetop fueled by gas, there is much precision in controlling the heat. Let’s say, for instance, that you have a pan cooking on the stove with chicken that you have deemed perfect and done – at just the right temperature. So, you turn the burner off, right? The heat source – the flame fueled by gas – disappears and your chicken stops cooking.

Electric stovetops heat the burner to, in turn, heat the pan. If you were to again find yourself in the same situation with your perfectly cooked chicken and you turn off the electric burner, the hot coils would continue to heat your pan, causing your chicken to overcook.

It’s no wonder so many chefs love cooking with gas.

Cooking with Electric

Another option for ranges is an electric range. While these are also very popular on the market, they aren’t the most popular among chefs, as discovered above. But, do you know who prefers an electric range over a gas? A baker. And, here’s why.

Ovens fueled by gas tend to provide an uneven amount of heat around the space. For those trying to perfectly bake something, it will quickly be determined that gas in an inadequate way of doing so. Unless, of course, you desire to keep turning the pan consistently, allowing for the heat to penetrate every side.

Gas ovens do not provide a consistent source of heat. So as the oven fills up to the desired temperature, the heat stops. And, when it is determined that the oven needs more heat, it will be provided. There is a bit of ebb and flow that takes place.

Now, for electric ovens, heat is received from a consistent heating source – without the ebb and flow effect. Solid heat that cooks food perfectly even every time.

And, that’s why bakers tend to be more fond of electric ovens.

Benefits of a Gas Range

Think a gas range may be more your style? Many people believe it to be. And, for good reason as there are many benefits to purchasing a gas range – especially a pro-style gas range in stainless steel.

gas range

HRG3618U 36″ Pro-style 6 Stainless Steel Burner Gas Range

These durable ranges come with a plethora of features that can be beneficial to get a great meal on the table in no time.

Gas ranges are:

  • Precise heat control for cooking.
  • Emergency ready. When the power goes out, you can almost always still utilize your gas range if you manually light it.
  • Fast access to heat. You turn the burner on and you are ready to start cooking. No need to wait for a burner to heat up.
  • Easy to clean and care for.
  • Cost-effective. Gas ranges will typically cost less than dual fuel ranges. Plus, depending on where you reside, gas tends to be a more economical method of heating.

Related: HRG3618U 36″ Pro-style 6 Stainless Steel Burner Gas Range

Benefits of a Dual Fuel Range

After all the benefits that a gas range has to offer, what can be said about a dual fuel range? Remember, this is a comparison between the two. So, while there are perks to owning a gas range, there are also perks to a dual fuel range.

dual fuel range

For instance, here are some benefits of a dual fuel range:

  • They offer the fuel that is best suited for the appliance. Electric heat for the oven and gas for the stove.
  • As discussed above, having the right type of fuel leads to effective and efficient cooking and/or baking.
  • These ranges are preferred by professional chefs and bakers all around the world. The experts know that gives the best of both worlds.
  • Dual fuel ranges are designed with durability and professional quality in mind.

Related: HRD3606U 36 Inch Professional Dual Fuel Range in Stainless Steel

Conclusion

Buying a range means that you are adding an investment to your kitchen and, of course, your home. Ranges are not the type of item you re-purchase regularly when the new model comes out. Therefore, you want to make sure the range you invest in – is the range you will be happy with.

Taking the time to understand the benefits and features of each of these ranges – a gas range and a dual fuel range – can help you determine which would be best for you. Don’t forget to take into account your cooking habits and frequency.

Choosing the right range for your lifestyle will bring even more benefits to your life.

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