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October 14, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

An Overview of Pro Style Kitchen Ranges

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If you’re thinking about replacing your old range, you may be interested in learning more about the various pro style kitchen ranges available.

In this article, we provide an overview of pro style kitchen ranges so you can make the best decision for your kitchen.

Pro Style Kitchen Ranges

Prostyle kitchen ranges are a welcome appliance in any kitchen. Unlike regular household ranges, these professional appliances bring with them a standard of durability, strength, and solidity. It does not matter how much they are used or how hard they are worked, they prove over and over to be beacons of the appliance world.

Imagine, if you will, having one of these pro-style kitchens ranges in your home; inside your kitchen. Can you see it? Can you picture yourself cooking your meals on something so wonderful? What delightful dishes could you provide your family and friends if you had the means to do so?

If you do not currently have a pro-style kitchen range, it is time to consider investing in one. In fact, it is time you understood the power of this appliance.

Looks Aren’t Everything, But…

We learn throughout life that looks aren’t everything. You may find a book with an eye-catching cover only to find that the pages inside put you to sleep. Or, you may see a piece of cake that looks so divine you can almost taste it. Only, when you do, it doesn’t taste anywhere near how good you thought it would.

When it comes to just any old range, the same rules may be applied. It may look great and it may try to keep up with you in the kitchen, but you’ll find out soon enough that it just can’t get the job done as a pro-style kitchen range can.

Looks aren’t everything, but when it comes to pro-style kitchen ranges, you get the full package – style and ability. Thor Kitchen’s pro-style ranges, for example, come in stainless steel or black stainless steel. This means that they are strong and durable, free from future erosion and rust. And, they look nice, with a shine that will stand out in your kitchen – and adapt to any décor you bring its way.

Gas Ranges or Dual Fuel Ranges

If you are looking for the best pro-style kitchen range for you, there are many different choices. However, it comes down to whether you prefer a gas range or a dual fuel range.

Gas ranges are powered by gas, whether natural or propane, as their name suggests. Both the stove and the oven work off of the gas heat to provide you with an effective cooking experience. These ranges can come in different sizes and offer a variety of features.

Dual fuel ranges are a different type of appliance. They are, as you might imagine, designed to work with two types of heat sources – gas (again, whether propane or natural) and electric. Why would anyone want this? The top chefs around the world will tell you that a dual fuel range gives you the perfect outcome every time.

See, if you’ve ever cooked on a gas stove, then you know that when you turn the burner off, the heat goes off – and the food ceases cooking. This does not happen with an electric stove. When you turn it off, your burner is still hot and continues to heat and cook the food, leaving it overdone.

A gas oven, however, is fine for normal use, but not so great if you are an avid baker. Thorough, even heating is crucial and, with a gas oven, this is often hard to come by. This is why dual fuel ranges use electricity to heat the oven, providing the best, even heat for a great outcome every time you bake.

Think of a dual fuel range as the perfect solution for every cooking experience.

Easy Cleaning

If you are going to be doing a lot of cooking, then you are going to be in need of a pro-style kitchen range. The more you cook, the more mess you will ultimately make. And who likes the cleanup?

With pro-style ranges, cleanup is not a bad word. Instead, it’s a simple task, really. Here’s why: The stovetop burners have black porcelain underneath them. Any spills, regardless of whether they are cooked onto the porcelain or not, are easily wiped up without a lot of effort. This same porcelain is also found inside the oven, although blue in color. When things overflow and get burnt inside the oven, they are easily cleaned up after use.

The outer stainless steel is easily cleaned with nothing but a soft cloth. For tougher jobs, a little soapy water and a soft rag will get your pro-style range back to its shiny self in no time.

The Burners Matter

When someone walks into your kitchen, they cannot see inside your oven, but they can see your burners. The more you cook on them, the more wear and tear they will show, right? Wrong.

Sure, with a regular household stove, you may find this to be true. But, with a pro-style kitchen range, you will see nothing but a brand new appearance. The grates on these ranges are designed to handle heavy use – without dulling down or looking used.

Designed with cast iron continuous cooking grates, these burners are the perfect addition to your pro-style range that will keep it looking new no matter how hard you work it.

Other Features that Stand Out

A range designed for professional use doesn’t have to lack the bells and whistles. Instead, it goes all out, providing you a solid cooking experience all while it looks beautiful. For example, you may find features on your pro-style kitchen range – especially those by Thor Kitchen, such as knobs and controls illuminated by blue LED lights or a commercial convection fan to provide even baking. After all, you deserve a range that does it all – pleases the eye and your inner chef or baker.

Conclusion

When it comes to purchasing your next kitchen range, don’t settle for the basic household range. Rather, find one that will give you the strength and durability of a professional range with all the beauty perks of being designed for the home.

This is exactly what you’ll find with a pro-style kitchen range.

October 9, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

7 Essential Kitchen Range Parts

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If you want your professional kitchen range to last for years to come, it’s important to understand the various parts that make up the appliance.

In this article, we’re taking a look at seven essential kitchen range parts.

7 Essential Kitchen Range Parts

When it comes to your kitchen range, you may take it for granted. You know it is always there in your kitchen. It cooks you hot meals when you need it and bakes some of the most delicious desserts. But, have you ever given any thought to the parts that go into creating these magnificent – and reliable – appliances?

For just a moment, think about this – how many times have you referred to it as a stove? Or, how about all those times you’ve just pointed to it, calling it an oven?

The stove and the oven are only two parts of many that make a range such a necessary kitchen appliance. Here are all the important parts of your professional kitchen range that you should be giving thanks for.

Here are seven essential kitchen range parts.

1. Burners

It does not matter what type of range you have, if you have a range, you are going to have burners. However, the type of burner will vary. Primarily, those that are designed as professionally-styled ranges will come with heavy-duty cast-iron grates or a glass top. Both have their own benefits.

Cast iron grates are what you will find with gas ranges. They provide a durable surface for cooking while still maintaining their superior look and quality and design.

Glass top stoves are a very common style of the electric variety. Whether they come as part of a range or a side addition by themselves, these are sleek and very aesthetically pleasing. They take away all rigidity when it comes to the appliances, leaving nothing by a shiny, smooth space.

2. Element

Have you heard of an element? Most pro-style ranges come with not one, but two elements – a bake element and a broil element. And, when it comes to the elements in your range, they have an extremely important job.

The element itself is the main source of heat in the oven. If it is the bake element, then this is the source of heat that you will find at the bottom of the oven. For the broil element, you will find this source of heat at the top of the oven. Depending on what you are cooking and how you have your controls set, the appropriate elements will be used for heating.

3. Drip Pan

The drip pan catches drips, of course! The drip pan is found underneath the burners on the stove. They are made of varying materials. Those pro-style ranges from Thor Kitchen, however, come with black porcelain drop pans.

The benefit of using porcelain means much easier cleanup. See, as you cook and things overflow from the pan, splatter, or drip as you serve your dish, this debris lands in the drip pan. If the area is still hot, it could continue to cook – baking itself right on to the drip pan. You will find that porcelain drip pans are the easiest to clean which means they always look nice – keeping your entire range looking nice. And, well, that’s important for your kitchen, right?

4. Convection Fan

The convection fan is found in the oven. And, while it doesn’t provide heat like the all-important element, it distributes the heat evenly throughout the space.

If you don’t have a convection fan, you will find that you will spend time checking your food throughout to make sure it is done. Often, this involves rotating the pan within the oven as it cooks. This is not necessarily the most ideal method for baking.

Just heating up space cannot ensure where the heat goes what it is released. But, with a convection fan, you can be sure that you are getting an even flow of heat throughout the oven – leading to perfectly even baking.

5. Broiler

Broilers are not a tricky way of cooking, but they aren’t used as often as regular baking. Broilers work on high heat. And, it comes from the top of the oven. This high heat works to cook your food fast – leaving it slightly crispy or crunchy, too.

Many people will often bake their dishes using the oven’s bake element. Then, as it is almost done, switch on the broiler element for that final tasty bit of crisp.

6. Knobs or Touch Controls

You need to be able to control your range. You have to be able to adjust the heat on your burners. Or, just turn them on, for that matter. You also need to manage your oven, heating it up in the manner and at the temperature required for whatever you are baking.

Knobs allow you to do this. Of course, depending on your range, you may have touch controls rather than knobs, but they all serve the same purpose – and are essential to using a range.

7. Range Hood

While a range hood is not necessarily a part of a range per se, it is definitely an essential part of owning a range. Here’s why.

Every time you heat up your stove and begin cooking, your kitchen heats up. A range hood pulls that heat from your kitchen, leaving you with a cooler space. This brings comfort and also means your air conditioning system doesn’t have to work as hard – saving you money.

As you cook, there are food particles, toxins, and other debris that make the way into your kitchen air. Yes, the very air that you and your loved ones breathe. A range hood will remove this dirty air from your kitchen, filter it, and replace it with much cleaner air to breathe. It is safer for you and your family.

Range hoods come in different shapes and sizes. Some mount on the wall while others mount under the cabinet. Some are vented outdoors while others are not vented but filter the air instead. It doesn’t matter what type you have, as long as there is a range hood above your stove.

Conclusion

Ranges are a necessity in the kitchen. The more you know how it works, the more useful it will be to you. Take time to familiarize yourself with all these essential parts.

September 30, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

How to Clean a Glass Top Range

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Do you have a range with a glass surface? If so, then there is a good chance you have found yourself frustrated with trying to clean it. Whether it is removing streaks, scraping off burnt-on food, or simply cleaning the stovetop, it is hard to know just what works and what doesn’t.

Of course, you always want to keep in mind the delicate nature of your range’s stovetop – and care for it accordingly.

But, how?

In this article, you will discover how to clean a range with a glass top.

How to Clean a Glass Stove Top Range

When it comes to a glass top stove, you can’t just jump right in and start cleaning whenever the mood strikes you. Well, you could, but not if you want to be safe – and effective. Here are a few things you need to know before you start cleaning:

  • Wait until the stovetop is cool before you begin cleaning. We know that food that boiled over while cooking is just urging you to clean, but doing so can be dangerous. Keep yourself safe and free from burns by waiting until the surface is cool.
  • Consider using natural products and not heavy chemicals when cleaning. Remember, anything you put on your burners will heat up the next time you cook. Using heavy cleaners can leave you with some strong smells burning off – and may be hard to get rid of.
  • Take care of your glass top by only using gentle products and tools. Anything abrasive can permanently damage the surface.

And, finally, you may want to consult your manual or the manufacturer of your range to discover any specific information related directly to the care and maintenance of your glass top stove.

Here’s a closer look at how to clean a glass top range.

Daily Routine Care

If you use your stovetop often, then getting in the habit of caring for it regularly can help you in the long run. Think about it – your stovetop is left wide open to dust, dirt, and debris. And, with each use, whether you spilled anything or not, there is often a residue left behind – which can trap even more dust and debris.

Take the time to gently wipe down the stovetop after each use. This keeps it looking nice and fresh – and it reduces heavy buildup which is tougher to clean down the road.

For this routine care, consider using a spray bottle of water (or a mix of distilled vinegar and water) along with a soft cloth. Once the stovetop has cooled down, spray it down and wipe up with the cloth. Use an additional dry cloth to buff out any streaks.

Deep Cleaning

Knowing how to keep your stovetop clean daily is one thing.

But, sometimes you need more, don’t you? If you find yourself in need of deep cleaning for your glass top range, then you will want to grab these ingredients and follow the instructions:

Ingredients:

  • White vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda
  • Spray bottle
  • Hot water
  • Bucket or large bowl
  • Towel (or towels) large enough to cover stovetop
  • Dry soft cloth
  • Soft or medium bristled toothbrush

Step One: Spray the Glass with White Vinegar

Add some white vinegar to a spray bottle. This can be regular white distilled vinegar that you likely have in your pantry or can pick up easily on your next trip to the grocery store. Spray down the glass until it is fully covered with a nice, wet layer of vinegar.

Step Two: Sprinkle Baking Soda

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (or any other brand, generic or not) will work just fine for this step. Sprinkle a light yet a thorough layer of baking soda on top of the stove. Make sure to hit all areas, leaving a little extra sprinkle on the roughest, most used areas.

This baking soda, when combined with the white vinegar, will begin fizzing. This works to clear up the tough, stuck-on debris on the stovetop.

Step Three: Fill a Bucket with Hot Water

This bucket – or large bowl – needs to be large enough to hold a small bath towel or two kitchen towels. Fill the bucket with the hottest water your faucet will allow and add a couple of drops of dish detergent.

Place the towel (or towels) in the bucket to get thoroughly soaked. Then, place the towels across the stovetop, covering the baking the soda.

Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. The heat and moisture from the towels will further help the baking soda to penetrate any burnt-on debris.

Step Four: Remove the Towel and Scrub

When the time is up, remove the towel (or towels) and begin scrubbing the roughest areas with a soft– or medium-bristled toothbrush. Use the rest baking soda that remains on the stove and gently scrub in a circular motion. The key here is to give the stovetop and extra chance to release any grime or stains without damaging the surface.

Step Five: Clean It Up

Use your wet towels to remove the rest of the debris and baking soda that remains on the stovetop. Once you are back to your clear glass, use your spray bottle of vinegar to again spray down the surface. Then, using a soft rag or cloth, begin wiping down the stovetop, taking care to buff out any streaks.

 Conclusion

Cleaning up your range’s glass stovetop does not have to take a lot of time or effort. This is especially true if you take the time to maintain your glass regularly after cooking. Once you do a major cleaning (listed in the steps above) follow it up with regular wipe downs. By doing so, you should not have to do any major cleanings for your stovetop for a couple of months. Though, keep in mind this does depend on how often you utilize your stove.

There are many methods that you may use to clean your glass. And, consulting your manufacturing may result in a specific recommended product. However, if you are looking for a simple way to keep your glass top shining bright without the use of heavy chemicals, then you will enjoy this method we have provided.

September 9, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

30 Inch Gas Range: An Overview

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Is it time to replace your kitchen range? If so, you may be interested in learning more about the benefits a new 30 inch gas range has to offer.

Let’s take a closer look.

The 30 inch Gas Range

Do you know what you can do with a range? It can be there so you can cook a delightful meal that could win over the heart – and stomach – of your significant other. It can allow you to provide warm nourishment for your children. And, it can give you and your friends a place to hang around as you make delicious munchies for the monthly girls or guys night.

The 30 inch gas range is one of the popular gas ranges available today. Its size is convenient and it packs the power you need to cook up your favorite meals.

If you’re interested in replacing an old range, you need to consider a few things before making your purchase.

Below, you will find an outline of some of the things you should consider.

Get the Sizing Right

It is important to note that a range can come in a variety of sizes. Most typically, however, you will find them to be either 30-inches or 36-inches. It is important to note this because when you begin your search for a new range, you need to make sure you are purchasing one that will fit. There are few things worse than having your range delivered and the spacing be off.

Take a moment to confirm your sizing before you go any further. If you currently have a range installed, measuring it should give you a good idea. For example, it will not likely measure 30-inches exactly. Instead, it may ring in at about 29 ¼ inches instead. This gives you a tiny bit of wiggle room on either side. However, if you currently have an empty space where your range is going to go, just do a quick measurement and make sure it is 30 inches.

Once you have this taken care of, let’s take a look at the 30-inch ranges you may be interested in.

Thor Kitchen’s Model Number HRG3080U

This 30-inch range is a professional gas range in a shiny, bright stainless steel. It offers a lot of power in its standard sized package. For example, you will find that it has 4 burners that go from a soft simmer at 650 BTU to 18,000 BTU. And, with this heat in a gas range, you will be able to get your cooking done in no time!

Of course, you will also find these wonderful features, too:

  • Porcelain cooktop drip pan for easy cleaning
  • Poven interior – also for easy cleaning
  • CSA Certified
  • 3 x Continuous flat cast-iron cooking grates for the easy movement of large cookware
  • 2 cubic feet of oven capacity
  • Oven Broiler with a BTU of 13,000
  • Commercial Convection Fan circulates heat to maximize even cooking
  • Two Halogen Lights illuminate the oven cavity
  • Thermostatically controlled for precise temperatures

What if all of this sounds wonderful, but you are looking for something a bit more trendy or rather, edgy? If so, then why not opt for black stainless steel?

Thor Kitchen’s Model Number HRG3080-BS

Black stainless steel is a popular trend these days. It offers everything that stainless steel does, such as durability, strength, longevity, and more. It also is easy to maintain and keep clean from smudges, smears, and fingerprints. Here is where it differs, though. While stainless steel offers a more bright, shiny appearance, black stainless steel is more of a matte finish. It is beautiful and provides a wonderful addition to any kitchen – and design.

As for this 30-inch range, you will find that it provides a lot of the same features as the model above. The primary distance is the finish.

Here are some of the features model number HRG3080-BS offers.

  • Four burners ranging from a soft simmer at 650 BTU to 18,000 BTU
  • Black zinc alloy knobs with blue LED illuminating lights
  • Porcelain stovetop drip pan for easy cleaning
  • Porcelain oven interior – also for easy cleaning
  • CSA Certified
  • 3 x Continuous flat cast-iron cooking grates for the easy movement of large cookware
  • 2 cubic feet of oven capacity
  • Oven Broiler with a BTU of 13,000
  • Commercial Convection Fan circulates heat to maximize even cooking
  • Two Halogen Lights illuminate the oven cavity
  • Thermostatically controlled for precise temperatures

What is a Dual Fuel Range?

Are you a great chef or like to pretend like you are? If you cook and bake a lot, then you probably know that certain types of heat work better on the stove and in the oven. For example, a gas burner offers more precise temperature control. However, in an oven, gas has to continuously re-light in order to maintain the temperature. This means whatever you are baking is being exposed to a continuous fluctuation in temperature, causing it to bake unevenly.

On the hand, an electric stove heats up the burner which, in turn, heats your pan. It takes longer to heat and longer to cool down. Temperature precision is scarce. Here is the benefit, though. When baking, an electric oven offers a continuous flow of heat – meaning that your food is baked evenly without worry.

Wrap this all up together and you have what is known as a dual fuel range. And, guess what? It comes in a 30-inch model.

Thor Kitchen’s Model Number HRD3088U

Back to that timeless stainless steel, you will find that this dual fuel range offers you more than you could imagine – and all packed into its 30-inch width. It is easy to keep clean and will look nice with any design style. Like Thor’s other stoves of the same size, this one has four burners that heat up to 18,000 BTU.

Remember, this stove runs off of natural gas, but the oven is electric – with an electric broiler. It also has these key features:

  • Porcelain cooktop drip pan for easy cleaning
  • Blue porcelain oven interior – also for easy cleaning
  • CSA Certified
  • 3 x Continuous flat cast-iron cooking grates for the easy movement of large cookware
  • 2 cubic feet of oven capacity
  • Commercial convection fan circulates heat to maximize even cooking
  • Two halogen lights illuminate the oven cavity

Conclusion

Getting a new range is always exciting, no matter the reason. Before you head out to make this investment, have an idea of what you are looking for. So, will it be Thor Kitchen’s stainless steel? Black stainless steel? Or Dual fuel?

August 19, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

9 Benefits of a Gas Range with Electric Oven

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With so many appliance options available, you may find it difficult to decide which is right for you.

In this article, you will discover the benefits of using a gas range with electric oven.

Gas Range with Electric Oven

There are many perks that you will find when it comes to a gas range with an electric oven. Commonly referred to as a dual fuel range, these types of appliances bring together the best of both worlds. You have everything that comes with owning a gas stove combined with all the benefits of an electric oven.

Professional chefs and bakers from around the world will tell you that this combination found in a range can give you the best outcome for your edible creation. However, it is important to note that even a novice in the kitchen can appreciate the flow between a gas stove and an electric oven.

Here are 9 benefits of using a gas range with electric oven.

1. Electric Ovens Offer Consistent Heat

Here’s what happens. When you are baking your dish at, say, 400-degrees, an electric oven will remain right around the 400-degree temperature. With a gas oven, things are a slightly different story. See, with gas, the heat comes from the flame. As your oven gets too hot, the flame will have to go out. Then, as the temperature drops, the flame must re-light and begin heating the oven. This entire process leads to a great amount of fluctuation in temperatures which can, ultimately, affect the outcome of your baking.

2. Gas Cooktops Offer Fast, Even Heat

Whether you are sautéing, boiling, or frying, you will find that you will get it done quickly with a gas cooktop. The heat comes from the flame, so as soon as you turn on the burner, you are cooking. No need to wait for the burner to heat up. This saves you both time, energy, and can, as a result, money.

3. Gas Stoves Provide Precise Temperature Control

Whether you are trying to get something to boil or hot enough for frying, or you just need to warm some soup, a gas stove allows you that ability. You don’t have to worry about your burner having to take time to heat up or cool down. Whatever temperature you are looking for, it is all in the flame. Turn it higher or lower and your flame will follow. You are in control.

4. Over-cooking is a Thing of the Past

Sometimes when you are cooking on the stove and you are done, you simply turn the burner off. However, if you are cooking on an electric stove, you will find that the burner is still hot. And, with this residual heat, it can take your food from done to well-done or even charred. This is not the case with a gas stove, though. Again, the heat comes from the flame. So, when you turn off the burner, the flame goes out and the cooking stops.

5. Dual Fuel Ranges Add Value to your Kitchen

Dual fuel ranges are not the most common range found in homes. Because of their added value and more advanced features, they tend to initially be slightly higher in price. However, this premium and professional range will definitely add value to your home, making it a wise investment.

6. Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

When you choose a dual fuel range for your kitchen, you are taking a step in the green direction. By using gas to fuel the stove, you are getting just the right amount of heat needed to cook your food – with no residual heat. In the electric oven, your temperature will maintain itself which means you will no longer need to open and turn your food for even baking. Both of these will keep the heat emitted from the range to a minimum. How does this help reduce your footprint? This means that your cooling system in your home will not have to work as hard to maintain a cool temperature in your kitchen space and throughout your home. All in all, you are saving energy.

7. Under-Baking is a Thing of the Past

Baking in an oven that is fueled by gas can leave you with a cake, for instance, done with perfection on one side while still gooey on another. Constantly monitoring the baking and turning the cake throughout its baking time can leave you with a cake baked more evenly throughout. But, let’s be honest, who really has time to micro-manage the oven? With an electric oven, you won’t ever have to worry about whether or not you have even heat throughout. The method in which electric ovens work allows for a much more regulated temperature allowing your cake to bake with perfection – while you take care of other important tasks life has brought you. No oven micro-managing here!

8. Durability the Pros Enjoy

It is chefs, bakers, and other kitchen professionals who will be the first to tell you about the benefits of having a gas stove and an electric oven. And, these individuals should know the benefits first-hand because they are always using the range. For this reason, dual fuel ranges must be built with a stronger, more durable craftsmanship. They are designed to handle heavy cooking for extended periods of time. And, they are built to last. From the stainless steel outside to the cast iron grates on top of the stove and the porcelain interior of the oven – all parts of a dual fuel range is meant to stand strong no matter how much you use it.

9. Stainless Steel is Timeless

If you are adding a new stainless steel dual fuel range to your kitchen, you should pat yourself on the back. Choosing stainless steel is a wise decision. Not only does it look nice, with a bright shine and a sense of elegance, but it also will fit with any style. So, as your design tastes change, your professional range will still fit. It is truly timeless.

Conclusion

You have a choice when it comes to purchasing your next range. Will you opt for gas? Electric? If you want the best, then you want both.

August 9, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

A Dual Fuel Double Oven Range Doubles the Possibilities

If you’re looking for the ultimate in kitchen cooking power, consider the benefits of purchasing a dual fuel double oven range.

These pro appliances are capable of providing all the power and space you will need to cook even the most elaborate of meals.

In this article, you will discover what a dual fuel double oven range is as well as the benefits it offers in the kitchen.

Dual Fuel Double Oven Range

If given options, it is only natural to try and choose the best one. So, when it comes to choosing the type of fuel you want to power your range, you have to decide: will it be gas or electric? After doing some research, however, you will quickly learn that both types of fuel have positives and negatives.

This only creates more difficult decision-making for you. You want a gas range so that you can have better control over the temperature. But, you sure would love to have some evenly flowing heat inside your electric oven.

Here’s the good news: You can absolutely have both. With a dual fuel range, you can have all the goodness that each type of fuel brings – hence the name, dual fuel.

Let’s take a closer look at the dual fuel double oven range …

A Gas Stove

Many professional chefs will tell you that when it comes to cooking a delicious meal, the type of fuel that you use matters. And, if we are talking about a stove, you are going to want it to be fueled by gas, either natural or propane.

Time and time again, gas stoves seem to score higher than electric stoves. Because the flame itself is what provides the heat, turning the flame off stops the heat. Compared to an electrically-fueled burner there is no residual heat that will continue to cook your food. In other words, when it’s done, it’s done.

Furthermore, when it comes to heating food quickly, you will find that a gas stove can bring water to a boil much faster than its electric opponent. And, let’s be honest, this fast heating combined with precise temperatures make gas stoves enticing and sought after by those who know what to look for.

An Electric Oven

Believe it or not, things are different when it comes to an oven. If a gas stove is so wonderful, then surely a gas oven would be great, too, right? Not so much.

Professional chefs and bakers alike will quickly tell you that an electric oven is much better at doing its job than one fueled by gas. And, while gas will work just fine in fueling a gas range entirely, for those are seeking perfection, gas ovens don’t often bake evenly. If you don’t carefully monitor your food and turn it throughout the baking time, you may find that a gas oven will have cooked one area of the dish more than another. Or, in making sure it is completely cooked through, you may end up with some areas over-done.

Electric ovens simply cook more evenly. This is especially true of those electric ovens with a convection fan.

The Benefit of Two Ovens

Now that you know you can have your cake and eat it, too, with a dual fuel range, why not add on another oven? Think about it – how many times have you cooked a feast on a holiday or family dinner and had to wait for one entrée or side to finish cooking before you could cook the next? This makes it incredibly hard to have a meal that is all hot at the same time.

A dual fuel double oven range gives you more space to cook and bake. And, it does so without losing anything aesthetically. Well-blended as a professional kitchen appliance, you will find that having two ovens brings you so many new possibilities. For example, cook your dinner and dessert at the same time. Or, you could use the smaller oven when possible for increased energy efficiency. And, lastly, having two ovens means that you will never have to worry about transferring flavors between dishes.

With 6.7 cubic feet of oven baking space, you can surprise everyone you know with just how many delicious meal options you can create with such a large space.

The Perfect Option For Your Kitchen

If you are looking for the best option for your kitchen, then you will want to consider Thor Kitchen’s dual fuel double oven range in stainless steel. More specifically, model number HRD4803U. This professional 48-inch range gives you durability with a shining, beautiful finish that will fit into any type of kitchen design.

This oven comes with six burners, ranging in heat from very low simmer function at 650 BTU all the way to 18,000 BTU. In addition, the stovetop comes with an infrared stainless steel griddle reaching 15,000 BTU. Then, there are two ovens: one is 30-inches with an oven capacity of 4.2 cubic feet, the other is 18-inches with an oven capacity of 2.5 cubic feet.

You will find that it comes with some great features, such as:

  • Porcelain drip pan on the cooktop for easy cleanup
  • Porcelain oven interior which also provides for easy cleaning
  • Thermostatically controlled griddle with dishwasher safe drip pan
  • Heavy-duty continuous cast iron cooking grates that maintain their look despite the amount of use they get
  • Convection oven fan in the 30-inch oven that provides even heating
  • Three (3) halogen oven interior lights
  • Thermostatically controlled electric oven
  • CSA certified metal burner control knobs

Conclusion

Don’t limit your possibilities when it comes to designing your kitchen and choosing your next appliances. By creating space for a 48-inch dual fuel double oven in stainless steel, you will not only brighten your kitchen but you will also find joy in cooking the largest meals for the important people in your life.

August 5, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

The Best 36 Dual Fuel Range

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Dual fuel ranges are one of the most sought after kitchen appliances by professional chefs and those who simply dream of creating a delicious meal. They are a cut above other ranges and offer a great amount of flexibility and even heating.

What’s not to love?

Here’s the best news: You can have everything that a dual fuel range has to offer at a size that will fit nearly any kitchen.

What is a Dual Fuel Range?

A dual fuel range is one that comes with two methods of heating, just as the name suggests. In other words, it is not an electric range and it is not a gas range. Instead, it is both.

In a dual fuel range, the stove works off of gas, whether propane or natural gas. It is important to note that although it may come pre-wired to use one particular type of gas, there are conversion kits available that allow you to take advantage of the one most convenient for you.

The oven, of course, works from electric heat.

You do not need to be a professional chef or even a baker to find enjoyment in a dual fuel range. Anyone seeking the best opportunity to cook a delightful meal or indulge in some magnificent baked goods will reap the benefits. It doesn’t take long to see just how beneficial the two heating methods are when combined into one appliance.

Benefits of a Gas Stove

If you have ever cooked on both an electric stove and a gas stove, there is a good chance you have noticed some of these benefits. For instance, when cooking on an electric stove, the burner has to heat and, in turn, heats your pan. With a gas stove, however, the heat comes from the flame – reducing the cooking time. But, that is not all.

  • A gas stove is not phased by power outages. When the power goes out you can still manually light your stove and continue cooking that dinner for your family.
  • A gas stove tends to produce less heat than one that is electric. This can help reduce your cooling costs.
  • Heat on a gas stove is more evenly distributed since it comes directly from the heat source.
  • Depending on where you reside, fuel costs for heat could be less than electric.

Most professional cooks prefer a gas stove over electric due to the control and precision it brings. You’ll keep your food from overcooking or burning much easier.

Benefits of an Electric Oven

Just because a gas stove is more sought after than an electric one doesn’t mean everyone wants a gas oven. In fact, for those who bake a lot or use their oven consistently, the idea of a gas oven can lead to a lot of complaints and twinging.

Gas ovens just don’t work as well as electric. Why?

Perhaps the single most important benefit of an electric oven is its even cooking. If you have ever baked something in a gas oven, you may have noticed that one side baked faster than the other, oftentimes requiring you to continuously turn the pan. Well, this is not the case will electric ovens.

A nice, even flow of heat from one side to the next and from top to bottom will give your creation a thorough, smooth baking experience. No need to turn the pan. And no need to place your dish in just the right spot.

A Range Sized Just for Your Kitchen

If you are adding a new range to an already existing kitchen, then you need to be cognizant of the size. Typically, household ranges fall in either the 30-inch or 36-inch category. You will need to measure to determine what size will fit your space. On the other hand, if you are seeking a new range for your new kitchen (or newly remodeled kitchen) then you are open to any size range.

To obtain a range that will give you ample cooking space without looking too bulky, then you may want to consider the 36-inch dual fuel range. It comes with six burners – which means you will likely never not have a place to cook. And, a large oven that cooks multiple things at once if you need to.

Remember, it is not all about having the biggest of something. Quality should be the highest-ranked. This 36-inch Thor Kitchen range can allow you to cook for your family gatherings with ease while maintaining a nice flow through your kitchen.

36 Dual Fuel Range

If you are looking for the best 36-inch dual fuel range on the market, then look no further than that offered by Thor Kitchen.

This stainless steel range, model number HRD3606U, is as durable as it is beautiful. It has a shine that will stand out in your kitchen and fit nearly any design style. But, that is only the beginning. If you have ever wanted to cook a great meal and have ample space to do so – with the ability to cook at the proper temperatures – then this is what you need:

  • A gas stovetop with six burners.
  • Burners ranging in temperatures from 12,000 BTU to 18,000 BTU.
  • An electric oven with an electric broiler.
  • Porcelain drip pan for easy cleanup.
  • Cast iron cooking grates for long-lasting durability and a well-maintained appearance.
  • Porcelain oven interior which helps it to remain easy to clean.
  • Metallic knobs for a unified appearance.
  • CSA certified.
  • Professional grade range.

It does not take a professional to know a good range from a bad one. When you can cook with fire on a stovetop and evenly bake in an electric oven, you will feel complete – and your taste buds will surely be thankful. So, whether you are in the market for a new range or you are seeking to up your cooking game, a dual fuel, 36-inch durable stainless steel range is a must-have appliance.

And, we just happen to know where you can find the best one on the market today.

August 1, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

9 Simple Gas Range Cooking Tips

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If you recently made the switch from electric to a gas range, you may be interested in some gas range cooking tips.

Cooking with a gas range is pretty straight-forward, but there are a few things you should know.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at several gas range cooking tips.

Gas Range Cooking Tips

What is your preference? If you answered gas, congratulations. There are a few things you should know.

Because safety is just as important as a delectable meal, we’ve decided that sharing some important tips for staying safe while mastering a gas range may be a good idea. So, whether you have always used an electric range and are now making the switch to gas, or you are a novice cook ready to learn how to manage a gas range effectively, we’ve got 9 tips for you.

Here are 9 simple gas range cooking tips …

1. You May Have Natural Gas or Propane

Gas ranges do not discriminate against gas. There are two types that are likely readily available to you: natural gas and propane. If your home is designed with one in mind, no need to fret. Most gas ranges can handle both or will come with a conversion kit that allows you to make the switch.

Keep in mind that there is no real difference between the two types of gases it is simply a matter of personal preference and convenience.

2. Gas Heats up Faster Because the Flame Is the Source of Heat.

If you have ever watched a pot of water boil then you know it can take a long time. If you have truly ever done this then you likely had to pot on an electric stove. Why? Gas stoves heat much faster than electric.

See, electric stoves must heat the burner which, in turn, heats your pan and eventually the food inside it. With gas stoves, the flame itself is the source of heat. This means you don’t have to wait on for the burner to get hot – your pan will instantly begin feeling the heat.

3. When You Turn off the Burner, You Turn off the Heat

Are you used to cooking on an electric stove? If so, then you know when you turn off the burner, you are still, in a sense, keeping your food warm thanks to the hot burner. In fact, you may even find that your food will continue to cook.

This is not at all the case with a gas stove. When you turn off the burner, you turn off the flame. And, when you turn off the flame, you turn off the heat.

4. Simmering May Take Some Practice

The one thing that many people have trouble with when it comes to using a gas stove is how to simmer. It takes some practice. You will find that when you turn the flame down low, your pan will continue to receive heat. You then try to turn the flame lower and it goes out. You re-light and try again.

Eventually, with practice, you will find the perfect setting for the simmer function. You will also learn that if a recipe tells you to cook on high, you may want to leave your gas stove on medium. Yes, it heats that well.

5. Learn What Gas Smells Like. and No How to Turn the Gas Off.

As for safety, it is very important to know what natural gas and propane (depending on which you have) smell like. While leaks are very rare, they are possible. You need to be able to recognize it. In addition, knowing how to turn off the gas is crucial. Take the time to learn where the valve switch is and how to use it before you even begin cooking.

6. Be Mindful of the Flame

Remember that you are cooking with an open flame. You need to remain mindful of this. With electric stoves, something mistakenly placed on the burner will be affected by heat before a fire starts. However, with a gas range, the flame is the heat. So, if something comes in contact with it, a fire can start very quickly.

Be sure to watch out for things such as kitchen towels, oven mitts, long hair, loose clothing, etc. And, get in the habit of turning a burner off the moment you remove a pan from it.

7. Keep It Clean

No matter how hard you try, cooking can get messy. Food splatters, drips, spills, and so forth. And while you may want to overlook this mess or believe that it will cook off the next time the oven or stove are turned on, you are leaving yourself with a potentially dangerous situation.

The leftover debris from your cooking may actually catch fire the next time you go to light your burner. So make a point to clean after each use.

8. When Baking, Consider Rotating Your Pans

One of the biggest complaints from bakers is the uneven heating that occurs in a gas oven. Unless you have a convection fan, you may find that your food may bake faster on one side. To prevent any issue with over- or under-cooked food, consider rotating your pans throughout the baking time.

This will help each side to be evenly exposed to the heat.

9. Opt for a Professional-Grade Range

Lastly, if you want to get the most pleasant cooking and baking experience from your gas range, you will want to consider purchasing one that is professional-grade. Initially, you may notice a slightly higher cost than your regular residential range. Over time, however, you will come to learn that the joy that comes from cooking on your new range is worth far more than the price.

Pro-style gas ranges allow you to:

  • Cook with precision.
  • Control your temperature and cooking/baking levels.
  • Enjoy the durability of a range that can handle heavy use.

After all, don’t you want your range to work well and look good for years to come?

Conclusion

Hopefully, you will find that these tips allow you to begin enjoying all the benefits that come with owning and using a gas range.

June 5, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

The Diverse Power of a 30 Dual Fuel Range

30 Dual Fuel Range

Finding the right range for your kitchen can be a challenge considering all the options available today. However, if you’re looking for a standard size range capable of providing the diverse power you need to cook or bake your favorite dishes, the 30-inch dual fuel range may be the right range for you.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the 30-inch dual fuel range so you can decide if it’s the right fit for your culinary style and personal preferences.

Introducing the 30-Inch Dual Fuel Range

A 30-inch dual fuel range features the unique capability of running on both electric and gas power.

Those who know how to cook or bake know that the two are not one-size-fits-all. Any good, educated baker will tell you that having a gas oven can lead to spotty heating and uneven baking. And, any good, educated chef will say that an electric stove leads to difficult temperature control.

So, what does that mean? It means by putting a range together that uses the best for both parties – electric for baking in the oven and gas for the range top, you can have perfect temperature control and even heating every time, without worry. And, that is why dual fuel ranges are the greatest combination.

Fit any Design Style

The stainless steel finish offers you a shiny, fitting appliance that can be incorporated into any design style. So, whether your kitchen is decked out in a contemporary, modern, industrial, elegant, chic, or any other style, you will find that stainless steel will only add to the look.

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably want to purchase kitchen appliances that will last for years to come – both in terms of performance and style. That’s why so many people decide to purchase stainless steel appliances.

Stainless steel has proved to be one of the most popular trends in the kitchen due to its timeless appearance.

Thor Kitchen HRD3088U

This professional grade 30-inch dual fuel range features that timeless stainless steel finish that’s both easy to clean and dependable to look great year after year.

Let’s take a look at some of the features:

  • Continuous, sturdy cast iron cooking grates. These will withstand the heat and keep looking nice.
  • 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.

Caring for Stainless Steel

Stainless steel offers a beautiful shine that brightens the room. In order to maintain this beautiful finish, you will need to clean your appliances every now and then.

Fortunately, cleaning stainless steel is simple.

Here’s how to clean stainless steel kitchen appliances:

  • Mild dish soap and water. Using a solution of a dash or two of mild dish soap and warm water. Wash with a soft cloth. Dry in a circular, buffing motion with another soft cloth.
  • Club soda. Wipe down the range with a soft rag and some club soda. Try rubbing in the same direction as the grain. Then dry with another soft cloth.
  • Pat flour onto the surface and then buff it out with a soft cloth.
  • Dish soap and baby oil. Use warm water and a couple of drops of mild dish soap, then wipe with a soft rag. Dry with another soft rag, slowing buffing with baby oil going with the grain. What shine!

Choose the method that seems fitting to you. This range was built to last. So, keeping it looking shiny and bright will keep your kitchen happy.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a standard 30 dual fuel range, consider purchasing a professional grade range featuring a stainless steel finish.

These beautiful ranges pack diverse power you can use to create your favorite dishes and offer an elegant appearance that will last for years. No matter how you style your kitchen, you can rest assured your range will stand the test of time.

Learn more about the HRD3088U professional 30 inch dual fuel range.

May 27, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

The Best Professional Ranges for Home

Professional Ranges for Home

TKG3601U 36 Inch Professional Gas Range in Stainless Steel

If you’re interested in taking your culinary skills at home to an entirely new level, upgrading your range may be key.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the best professional ranges for home to help you get started.

The Best Professional Ranges for Home

Ranges are a necessity when it comes to the home. You can store your food in the refrigerator. You can wash your dirty dishes in the dishwasher. But, if you don’t have a range, how will you cook it?

Professional ranges provide you the means to cook magnificent meals full of love for your family, host tasty social gatherings for all your friends, and discover your inner chef as you create masterpieces with food. You cannot do any of this without a range.

So, now that you know you need one, what kind of range do you purchase? You want one that will fit your décor and your design style, of course. However, you also want one that will be durable and handle all the use you intend to do with it. Therefore, when you are ready to make that investment, it’s important you know which range is the best choice for you.

To give you a head start, we’ve put together a list of the best professional rangers for your home.

Thor Kitchen’s HRD3606U 36 Inch Professional Dual Fuel Range in Stainless Steel.

This range will make a great addition to any home. It gives you the best of both worlds with a gas stovetop and electric oven. Most professional cooks know that this is the best way to get even cooking and precise temperatures.

This range boasts six burners, ranging from 12,000 BTU to 18,000 BTU. And an electric broiler that you can’t live without. The nice stainless steel finish means that it can easily fit with your design style and be a long-lasting, durable appliance.

Thor Kitchen’s 30 Inch Black Stainless Steel Gas Range – HRG3080-BS

If you are looking for something a bit smaller and even more trendy, consider this black stainless steel gas range. Offering the same durability and long-lasting stability that regular stainless steel offers, black stainless steel take it to new heights. It offers you a stylish way to incorporate your range into your currently designed kitchen. Plus, it is super easy to clean.

This range comes with four burners, ranging from 12,000 BTU to 22,000 BTU. This will help you get cooking when you need to – and fast. It also comes with:

  • A black porcelain drip pan for easy cleaning.
  • Heavy duty continuous cast iron cooking grates.
  • Black zinc alloy knobs with blue LED illuminating lights to give it a soft glow.
  • A convenient 4.2 cubic feet of oven capacity.
  • Blue porcelain oven interior for easy cleaning.
  • 2 halogen lights that will allow you to see your food cooking in the oven.
  • Commercial convection fan for even baking.

Thor Kitchen’s 36 Inch Gas Range with Griddle – HRG3617U

Perhaps you want a gas range that offers you all the perks of a professional range and will still fit nicely inside your kitchen. This range, in stainless steel, can be a wonderful addition to your home. It offers a lot of benefits – and durability that can keep your family fed for years to come.

Thor Kitchen knows how important it is to be able to easily clean your range. After all, no one wants to spend hours scrubbing – this would deter you from wanting to even use it, right? With a black porcelain top (drip pan) and blue porcelain oven interior, you will not have to worry about keeping this appliance clean. Porcelain means easy cleanup – even for the toughest jobs.

This stovetop offers you 4 burners and one 15,000 BTU griddle in the middle. Imagine all that can be cooked on this stove. Plus, the oven comes with a large 5.2 cubic feet space, allowing you room to cook multiple items at the same time. The infrared broiler brings you some high-end capabilities, too.

This is a great choice for your kitchen.

Thor Kitchen’s HRD4803U 48 Inch Professional Dual Fuel Range in Stainless Steel.

Do you cook a lot? Do you have a large family? Are you searching for the motherload of ranges for your kitchen? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then this is the range for you. First of all, do you know why it is 48-inches? Because it has two ovens! Yes, you read that right – two ovens. And, it has six burners plus a griddle.

Here are all the other good things you will find with this range.

  • Cast iron cooking grates for durability.
  • Porcelain drip pan for easy cleaning.
  • A whopping 6.7 cubic foot ovens, broken down into two: one at 4.2 cu ft and the other at 2.5 cu ft.
  • Porcelain oven interior for easy cleaning.
  • Infrared technology used for the broiler and the stovetop griddle.
  • Commercial-grade convection fan provides even baking.
  • Duel fuel, meaning the stove top is gas and the ovens are electric. This is the best cooking combination for getting even baking and precise temperatures.

Of course, the stainless steel outer shell has benefits all its own. It provides you with a strong, durable surface that is easy to clean. Plus, its shiny appearance looks great in any kitchen, regardless of design.

If you’ve been searching for the range that will give you the ultimate professional cooking experience right in your own home, then look no further than this 48-inch professional dual fuel range by Thor Kitchen.

Thor Kitchen’s HRG3080U 30 Inch Professional Gas Range in Stainless Steel

For those looking for a great product that will fit in smaller spaces – without lacking professional quality, you’ve found it.

This range gives you lots to be thankful for, such as:

  • 4 burners, heating to 18,000 BTUs.
  • An efficient 650 BTU simmer function.
  • A 4.2 cu ft capacity oven.
  • Porcelain drip pan on stove top – and in the oven – allowing for easy cleanup.
  • A commercial convection fan for even baking.

It is ok if you don’t have the space for a large range. You can still reap the benefits of a professional-quality range without taking up too much space.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it. The best professional ranges for your home. Now that you have done your homework, it is up to you to decide which would be the best fit for your space and needs.

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