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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.

February 28, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

Large Gas Ranges Help Bring the Big Breakfast Back

Cooking for the whole family can be a daunting task if you don’t have the right kitchen appliances.

Discover how large gas ranges can help bring the big family breakfast back.

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Large Gas Ranges Help Bring the Big Breakfast Back

Having a large family can have many benefits.

You always have loved ones nearby to celebrate holidays or important life events. You have a support system to which you can count on. And, you can enjoy great company and conversation while eating some delicious food. All in all, simply having a large family can make life more fulfilling.

But, all of these familial perks do not come without some disadvantages. For instances, sometimes having a large family means not ever being alone, having to share space, never being able to find a free bathroom when you need it, and, of course, an increased demand for food.

While you can’t ditch your large family, there are things that you can do to make life more enjoyable – and easier.

And, it can start with a large gas range.

Cooking for the Whole Family

If you’re looking at new gas ranges, it’s important to consider the needs of your family before making a decision.

Cooking main dishes, side dishes, bread, desserts, and the like all require different temperatures and different cooking times. This means you must keep your space organized and your eye on the timer. But, what happens when your meatloaf needs to cook at 375-degrees while your casserole must cook at 425-degrees. Do you have cold meatloaf or cold casserole? Because they surely cannot cook at the same time.

Let’s not even mention manipulating the stove top. A standard stove comes with four burners – two small, two large burners, generally. What if you are making multiple sides or require the use of more burners? Something is going to have to go cold – and with all the burners being used, forget about using one as a means of keeping food warm.

Perhaps it is time to leave your circus act behind and upgrade your range to one that will benefit your large family. What do you say?

Benefits of a Gas Range

If you have finally made the decision to upgrade your range to one that will fit your large family well, then you may be wondering what type would best fit your needs. Believe it or not, you may find the most benefits from a gas range. Here’s why:

  • Gas ranges provide you instant heat. In other words, when you turn them on, the flame appears, and it begins providing heat. Unlike electric options that require heating coils, you can get started on your family’s meal in a much faster manner.
  • You will have better control over your heating temperature. When you turn it up, the flame increases and so does your heat. The opposite happens when you turn the knob down. This reduces the chance that you may overcook Wasted food when budgeting for a house full is not a good thing.
  • Gas ranges are energy efficient. They don’t have much residual heat that requires your air conditioner to continuously work harder. Plus, since they run on gas, they don’t require the use of much electricity.
  • In times of power outages, your range will still work. This is very beneficial to a large family.

We could keep going, but you get the idea – gas ranges are a great option for large families.

A Large Range has … Range

The Thor Kitchen LRG4801U offers a brilliant variety of features capable of accommodating the largest of families.

lrg4801u large gas range

Here’s a look at what it has to offer:

  • You can clean up easily thanks to the porcelain drip pan.
  • Heavy-duty, cast iron cooking grates are strong, durable, and easy to remove for cleaning.
  • It has not one, but two ovens. The first one offers you a cooking space of 4.6 cubic feet. The second is smaller, however, with an oven capacity of 2.2 cubic feet.
  • Your oven comes with a commercial convection fan which is essential for even baking.
  • Thick glass oven window (three layers, to be exact) keeps heat in and provides a more efficient space for heating.
  • For added convenience, you will find that this range has a storage drawer on the bottom.

The best part of this large range is that it comes standard with six burners. That means you can stop your juggling act once and for all. And, start cooking with ease.

Final thoughts…

Time moves fast. So, taking the time to cook a meal for your family each day may be the one thing that keeps everyone coming back together at the table. Cherish these moments while you provide your family with the nutrition they need to thrive.

Of course, don’t stress yourself out in the meantime. Get yourself the large gas range you need to keep up with your family without feeling overwhelmed. You will find space to cook the most delicious meals – and it will all be hot at the very same time.

February 7, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

Kitchen Range Sizes: Find the Right Fit for Your Kitchen

There is certainly a wide selection of professional ranges available today, including both gas ranges and dual fuel ranges. One of the most important things to consider when shopping for a new range is the space available in your kitchen. Specifically, you want to first know the measurements of the space in which your range will be placed.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the most common kitchen range sizes so you know how to find the right fit.

Kitchen Range Sizes

Whether you are remodeling your kitchen, or you are just looking for a change, finding the right range to fit your space will quickly change from a simple want to become a real need. After all, your range is where you will cook for family and friends. If you are replacing an old range, you will probably want one that matches the same dimensions. If you are remodeling your kitchen there are 3 standard sizes to be choosing from. A 30-inch, 36-inch, or 48-inch wide kitchen range.

The larger the family and the more cooking that you do, the larger the range you will want to consider. But, then, of course, you must take into consideration the space you have available. Will it fit?

Next to the refrigerator, your range is likely the most important appliance in your kitchen. Don’t buy it on a whim. Instead, take some time to properly measure your space in order to determine the size of the range you need.

The 30 Inch Range

The 30-inch range is the most common size out there. This is what you will typically find in a regular household kitchen. It’s big enough to serve its purpose for daily use and it doesn’t take up any extra space.

For THOR Kitchen, the exact measurements you will find when it comes to the 30-inch range are 30” W x 39.4” H x 27.9” D. In addition to these dimensions, it’s important to keep in mind that it will require a little wiggle room when installing.

THOR Kitchen offers both a 30-inch gas range and a dual fuel range in the same dimensions. Both will fit flush with most countertops and look as though they are built-in. This makes it aesthetically pleasing.

While it will vary based on the model, most 30-inch ranges will provide you with at least 4 burners on the stovetop. It will also include an oven that has a capacity of at least 4.2 cubic feet.

The 30-inch range is the perfect size for a normal family kitchen. But, if you find that you are often cooking for guests or running out of burners, then you will want something a bit bigger.

The 36 Inch Range

For a professional range that gives you a little extra space, you will want to consider the 36-inch range. You will quickly see just how much more space and amenities 6-inches can add. Of course, because this is larger than a range typically found in a household kitchen, you will need to make sure you have the space to house it.

THOR Kitchen offers professional-grade 36-inch ranges powered by gas or dual fuel options. To be exact, they both measure 36″ W x 39.5″ H x 27.9″ D. As mentioned above, there will be some wiggle room necessary to properly install this range. We recommend leaving at least a 1/4″ of space on each side and at least a 1/2″ of extra space between the wall and the back of the range.

The added bonus of the larger range means that it comes with six burners, rather than four. And, the oven is at a considerably larger capacity of 6.0 cubic feet. This range is perfect for those who do a lot of cooking and require that extra space without feeling as though the range is too big or looking out of place in your kitchen.

The 48 Inch Range

For those families who are large and spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you will be most interested in a professional 48-inch range. Note that the large size of this professional range will definitely require you to have a special space available for it. It will not fit where any standard range once was. But, if you are looking to get a lot out of your range, you will most definitely find it here.

Both of THOR Kitchen’s 48-inch gas ranges and dual fuel ranges measure 47.9″ W x 39.5″ H x 27.9″ D.  And, just like the ranges above, keep in mind that it will require a little extra space for installation.

This stove boasts six burners and a griddle! Plus, it comes with two ovens – one at 4.2 cubic feet and the other at 2.5 cubic feet.

You will be sure to enjoy huge meals and lots of cooking and baking from this range. If this professional style is what you want to fit in your kitchen, then you will need to ensure that you have the necessary space.

Range Tops

If you’re shopping for range tops or cook tops, the same approach applies – measure the space available in your kitchen before you start your search.

Range tops and/or cook tops are great additions to stylish kitchen islands.

Take a look at the following models for specs and features to get started:

  • TGC3001– 30-inch professional gas cooktop
  • HRT3618U– 36-inch professional gas rangetop
  • HRT4806U – 48-inch professional gas rangetop

And, just like their full range counterparts, these range tops also require a little extra space for installation.

Additional Considerations

When deciding on the perfect range to fit your kitchen space, you will want to consider the following:

  • Are you removing an old range? If so, know the exact dimensions of that range – especially if it is the original range built into the kitchen.
  • Professional work will be required when replacing an old range with a larger one.
  • Don’t forget to consider the size of the oven door. You will need to make sure you have enough space to pull this open when baking. The bigger the range, the bigger the door.
  • Measure your available space. And then measure again.

Conclusion

Buying a new kitchen range means that you have an opportunity to get just what you are looking for to meet your needs and your design taste. However, to keep yourself from being disappointed, be sure to know your measurements before you purchase one. You’ll be glad you did.

February 1, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

The Best 30 inch Professional Gas Range for Your Kitchen

If you’re in the market for a stylish new range that gets the job done, you may feel overwhelmed by the selection available. To help you get started, we thought you might find it helpful to take a closer look at two gas ranges offered by Thor Kitchen.

In this article, you will discover the best 30 inch professional gas range for your kitchen.

The Best 30 inch Professional Gas Range for Your Kitchen

Here at Thor Kitchen, we strive to provide professional gas ranges that pack both beauty and brawn – at an affordable price.

Although it depends on who you ask, it shouldn’t take long to learn that gas ranges are generally preferred over electric.

  • Gas ranges give you a visible clue. You can see the flame. And, you can see just how big or small it is. This can help you determine the amount of heat reaching your food and how you should adjust the temperature.
  • Quickly adjusting the temperature on a gas range is much easier than electric. The element on the electric ranges must cool down, which is a much slower process. On the flip side, they take a while to heat up, too. Gas ranges offer a quick increase and decrease in temperature.
  • In the event of a power outage, you will still be cooking with fire in and on your gas range.

Does this sound good to you? If you are ready to run out and purchase that gas range, consider the following options

HRG3080-BS 30 inch Professional Gas Range in Black Stainless Steel

This gas range from Thor Kitchen comes in black stainless steel – which is becoming more and more popular in the hottest designed kitchens. It is sleek and dark with all the perks of stainless steel.

HRG3080-BS 30 inch Professional Gas Range in Black Stainless Steel

The Specs

This range comes with 4 burners that range in BTU from 12,000 to 18,000.

The oven has a u-shaped burner that reaches temperatures in upwards of 22,000 BTU. And, you’ll also find a 13,000 BTU infrared broiler for added convenience.

The range runs on natural gas but can also be converted to accept propane.

An oven space of 4.2 cubic feet.

The Features

This gas range comes with some great features, including:

  • Porcelain drip pan under the burners to allow for easy cleaning.
  • Porcelain oven interior.
  • A commercial convection fan for even baking.
  • Cast iron cooking grates are durable and long-lasting.
  • Black knobs with blue LED lights give the range a modern appearance.

If you like this range, but prefer regular stainless steel over black stainless steel, consider the HRG3080U model.

LRG3001U Thor Kitchen – 30-inch Professional Gas Range in Stainless Steel

This stainless steel professional gas range would be a welcome addition to any kitchen. It has a strong, yet sleek design that would fit nearly any kitchen style. So, whether you are contemporary or traditional, this is a great choice.

LRG3001U Thor Kitchen – 30 inch Professional Gas Range in Stainless Steel

The Specs

This range comes with 5 burners that range in BTU from 4,000 to 18,000. In fact, it has 4 single burners and one, larger, oval burner in the middle.

The oven has a u-shaped burner that reaches temperatures up to 18,500 BTU with a helpful broiler that reaches heated temperatures of 10,000 BTU.

As with the previous range option, this range comes ready to hook up to natural gas. However, there is a conversion kit that can make it able to utilize propane instead.

An oven space of 4.5 cubic feet, which is slightly larger than the previous option.

The Features

This gas range comes with some great features, including:

  • Porcelain drip pan on the stove top which makes cleaning a breeze.
  • Porcelain oven interior.
  • A storage drawer at the bottom of the unit.
  • Three layers glass window
  • A commercial convection fan for even baking.
  • Continuous cast iron cooking grates are heavy-duty.

Black knobs with blue LED lights give the range a modern appearance.

A Single Range Top

While these are both great options to choose as gas ranges for your kitchen, what if you just need a range top, rather than the entire appliance? You are in luck!

Many people choose to install range tops on their kitchen islands. If this is something you are looking for, Thor Kitchen offers a great 30-inch option. The HRT3003U is a 30-inch stainless steel range top. It boasts 4 burners – two in the front and two in the rear. They have a nice range in BTU, from 12,000 to 18,000. The burners are cast iron which means they are heavy duty – and can stand up to the task no matter how much cooking you do. And, because cleanup is important, the black porcelain drip pan underneath makes cleaning effortless.

This range top comes with a stainless steel control panel and four control knobs. And, it is important that you know it is CSA certified for safety.

Conclusion

Kitchens are as similar as they are different. It is important to discover your particular needs when purchasing your new appliances and designing your kitchen. The size of your needs is going to depend greatly on the size of your family and your cooking habits.

Either way, choosing a stainless steel or black stainless steel range with cast iron burner grates from Thor Kitchen will provide you an appliance that is durable, aesthetically pleasing, and will last for many years to come.

We hope you found this helpful in your search for the best 30 inch professional gas range for your kitchen.

If you’re interested in more, consider taking a look at the full collection of Thor Kitchen professional kitchen appliances.

January 30, 2019 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

Introducing LRG Gas Ranges by Thor Kitchen

If you’re interested in the benefits of professional gas ranges, you may be interested in the new LRG Semi-Pro series of gas ranges.

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at Thor Kitchen’s new series of LRG semi-pro gas ranges.

Thor Kitchen’s LRG Semi-Pro Gas Ranges

Are you in the market for a new range for your kitchen? Next to your refrigerator, your range is likely the most used appliance in the kitchen. It allows you to cook delicious meals for your family, baked some delicious treats for your new neighbor, and even heat up some water in a kettle so you can snuggle up with a hot cup of chamomile tea at night.

Without a range, life – and your kitchen – would be missing something.

If you are in the market for a new range, you are not going to want to miss Thor Kitchen’s line of LRG Semi-Pro gas ranges.

Design and Appearance

Thor Kitchen knows how to provide you with a range that will effectively fit into your kitchen’s design, despite your style. Whether you have a modern, traditional, or elegant style, these ranges will add to the design.

Made of timeless stainless steel, these ranges have an oven with a dark grey porcelain interior which provides an upscale appearance. They are built with efficiency in mind, yet they most definitely don’t take away from the aesthetics.

LRG3001U Thor Kitchen Gourmet Series 30-inch Gas Range in Stainless Steel

This 30-inch semi-professional gas range model has a lot to offer you. And, it is all packed in a compact space. Great for smaller kitchens, its stainless steel style will add a touch of class.

The cooktop is designed as a platform style. It has a continuous cast iron cooking grate. The ability to lift the grate in its entirety makes it a breeze to clean up. In total, you will find 5 burners. These range from 4,000 BTU to 18,000 BTU which means a great heating performance that should meet your needs no matter what you are cooking.

As for the oven, this 30-inch range offers you a capacity of 4.55 cubic feet. It has a broiler burner that reaches 10,000 BTU and a U-shaped oven burner that reaches 18,500 BTU. The included convection fan promotes even cooking throughout the oven space.

It even has a storage drawer on the bottom to hold pans, skillets, lids, etc.

LRG3601U Thor Kitchen Gourmet Series 36-inch Gas Range in Stainless Steel

Stainless steel offers a beautiful, shiny appearance in your kitchen. It is a metal that doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Having a range made of these steel means that it will be durable and long-lasting in its appearance.

This 36-inch range runs on natural gas. It has 6 burners on its stove top which comes with a handy platform style continuous cast iron cooking grate. If you cook very often, then you know just how dirty stove tops can get. Being able to simply lift the platform space means that you clean this gas range with ease. The burners range in heating ability from 9,000 BTU to 18,000 BTU.

The oven boasts 6 cubic feet of cooking capacity. The included broiler reaches 10,000 BTU and the U-shaped oven burner reaches 18,500 BTU. The convection fan for even baking and the bright halogen light are great additions to this oven.

LRG4801U Thor Kitchen Gourmet Series 48-inch Double Oven Gas Range in Stainless Steel

For those seeking a larger range, you won’t want to miss all that you get with this one. This 48-inch, double oven model is perfect for those who do a lot of cooking and baking.

In addition to its 6 burners that range from 9,000 BTU to 18,000 BTU, this range model comes equipped with a stainless steel griddle that is infrared thermostatically controlled up to 15,000 BTU. That means you’ve got a lot of space to cook upon this platform style continuous cast iron cooking grate.

Perhaps the best feature is the double oven. How many times have you needed to cook multiple dishes at different temperatures? You can rid yourself of that issue. The first oven is 30-inches and has a capacity of 4.2 cubic feet. It also comes with a broiler and a convection fan. The second is 18-inches and has a capacity of 2.2 cubic feet.

It is important to note that all of the Thor Kitchen’s ranges are CSA certified, which means they have passed rigorous inspection from the Canadian Standards Association.

The Benefit of Gas Ranges

Most people seem to have a preference for gas or an electric range for one reason or another. While both have their perks, there are many benefits to purchasing a gas range, such as:

  • The control over a gas stove is simple. When you turn it off, the heat supply turns off. Unlike electric ranges that have to slowly cool off before the heat dissipates, gas stoves get their heat from the flame. Cut the flame off – and you lose the heat. This allows the cook much more control over the way the food is heated.
  • The cooktop also does not require a great amount of time to heat up, as it immediately gets hot thanks to the flame.
  • The cast-iron grates on the stovetop are strong, durable, and can handle anything you place on them.
  • Gas ovens give a moist cooking environment, which means it will yield better tasting food and baked goods than a dried-out electric oven.

It’s worth noting, also, that if your power goes out, so does an electric range. However, if you opt for a gas range, you’ve still got cooking power – and heat – despite the lack of electricity.

Final thoughts…

Life is too short to cook on a range that doesn’t give you satisfaction. Don’t you think it is time to upgrade to a gas range that can meet your needs and your style? Welcome a Thor Kitchen stainless steel range into your home today.

December 26, 2018 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

7 Gas Cooking Ranges for Your Dream Kitchen

If you prefer gas ranges over electric cooktops, you have a few options to consider before deciding on any one range.

In this article, we will take a closer look at seven gas cooking ranges available so you can make a more informed decision before making your purchase.

Gas Cooking Ranges

 

HRG3080-BS – 30-inch Professional Gas Range in Black Stainless Steel

The HRG3080  professional gas range is for those looking for a black stainless steel range that will fit any standard-size range space. It has heavy, continuous cast iron cooking grates that can withstand any amount of use. Blue illuminating LED lights add a nice highlight to the black finish of the knobs.

The oven comes with 4.2 cubic feet of cooking space and has a commercial grade convection fan. This range also comes with 4 burners that range in BTU from 12,000 to 18,000.

HRG3080U – 30-Inch Professional Gas Range in Stainless Steel

The HRG3080U professional gas range comes in traditional stainless steel. It is perfect for those seeking a range that is standard size but is sturdy and heavy duty. This range has 4 burners made with grates of continuous cast iron.

The 4.2 cubic foot oven is controlled by a thermostat. This means that the temperature is precise – which is perfect for those who do a lot of baking.

HRG3617U – 36-Inch Professional Gas Range with Griddle in Stainless Steel

If you are in the market for a slightly bigger professional gas range, the HRG3617U gas range may be for you. The extra 6-inches gives you the ability to take advantage of a griddle. Because of the increase in size, the oven in this range has a bit more room, chiming in at 5.2 cubic feet. And, you still get four continuous cast iron burners and a cast iron griddle that runs in the middle of the range with two burners on each side for convenience.

This oven also has a commercial convection fan that circulates through it. Combined with the thermostat temperature control and you’ve got a very precise baking oven.

HRG3618-BS – 36-inch Professional Gas Range in Black Stainless Steel

Black stainless steel is becoming an increasingly popular option for new kitchens. It looks good and is easier to keep clean than traditional stainless steel. Having those traits, it is no wonder why the HRG3618 gas range is a big hit.

For those with large families or who often host dinner parties, having six available burners will come in handy. Plus, they are made of continuous cast iron which means they can withstand frequent heavy use. An easy to use black porcelain drip pain makes them easy to clean, too.

The large oven at 5.2 cubic feet with a commercial convection fan allows for great use. The black zinc alloy knobs with illuminating blue LED lights give it a modern, fresh look.

HRG4808-BS – 48-inch Professional Gas Range in Black Stainless Steel

Imagine having the hottest black stainless steel finish is a range that supersedes those that came before it. You can, with the HRG4808-BS professional gas range. While it may require a bit of extra space in your kitchen, it will add a lot of conveniences – especially if you spend much time cooking or baking.

The stove top has a lot to offer. First, you have six burners with continuous cast iron grates. Then, there is a convenient griddle. When it comes to the oven, you can have twice the fun. Why? Because you get two ovens with this range. The first one is an 18-inch oven that has 2.5 cubic feet of capacity. The second is a 30-inch oven with a whopping 4.2 cubic feet in capacity, a broiler, and a convection fan.

LRG3001U – 30-inch Professional Gas Range in Stainless Steel

The LRG3001U gas range is smaller size range that will easily fit in most kitchens at 30-inches. Though it has a rather large oven – 4.5 cubic feet. Inside it has a grey background with white flakes, a convection fan, and three layers of glass. The burners that come with this range are of heavy duty continuous cast iron. It has a total of five burners, four single and one larger, oval burner in the middle.

This stove comes equipped with a storage drawer on the bottom that works well in smaller kitchens where storage is hard to come by.

LRG4801U – 48-inch Professional Gas Range in Stainless Steel

If you are looking for a large, classic stainless steel gas range, the LRG4801U gas range may be what you’re looking for. It is a larger range, coming in at 48-inches. But, that means it comes with more things to offer you. This is perfect for those who do a lot of cooking or baking.

Ready for the features? It has six cast iron burners, two ovens (one 4.6 cubic feet and the other 2.2 cubic feet). The larger oven has a convection fan and a broiler, too. The storage drawer at the bottom of the range offers a nice space to store pans or baking sheets.

Conclusion

Buying a range can be a bit time consuming because there are so many on the market. However, if you take your time to see what features are out there and know which ones you want, then it can make this big purchase an actual pleasurable one.

Black stainless steel? Classic stainless steel? How many burners? How big of an oven or range do you want? What can fit into your kitchen? Answer these questions – and get shopping for your new gas range!

November 23, 2018 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

What Is a Dual Fuel Range?

What Is a Dual Fuel Range

When purchasing a new range, you have to make a choice: do you want a gas range or an electric range? It used to be an all or nothing choice. If you chose gas, then your stove and your oven are fueled by the gas. And, if you chose electric, then the burners on your stove and your oven would be fueled by electricity.

For those who cook, bake, or are aspiring chefs, choosing the best option is always a struggle. Everyone has a preference between gas and electric, but that doesn’t always mean you want the same fuel for the two different sides of a range.

So, what if you walked into your own kitchen and had the opportunity to cook dinner tonight using two types of fuel? Some of you may get incredibly excited at this choice.

With a dual fuel range, it is now a real possibility.

What is a dual fuel range?

Let’s start with this—what in the world is a dual fuel range?

A dual fuel range is a range that uses two types of fuel to heat. The most common choices are those that consist of the ability to use both gas and electric. As for the gas, they are often designed to use either propane or natural gas.

Now, this doesn’t mean that you will be able to hit a button and your stove top will automatically switch between gas or electric. Instead, a dual fuel range means that you can have a combination of a gas stove and an electric oven, or vice versa.

Gas vs. Electric

Each cook or baker is going to have a preference between the two types of fuel. Though there are pros and cons to each, though you will be able to clearly see the winner for both categories. To help guide you, we’ve listed some of them below.

Ovens

When it comes to ovens, electric heating tends to take the cake when it comes to baking or roasting. The heat provided tends to be drier and more evenly distributed throughout the space. This allows for everything to cook the same throughout the oven. The downfall is that when the power is out, so is your ability to use your oven.

Hot air rises and when it comes to gas ovens, this tends to be the case. The higher racks will cook faster than lower racks. This is because the top of the oven is hotter when fueled by gas. When baking or cooking using a gas oven, you will need to rotate your food manually. The benefit to a gas oven is that they heat quickly and are more cost effective.

Stoves

Many people prefer gas for their range’s stove. Gas heats up instantly and offers a very precise heat. You can increase or decrease easily – and the temperature will change immediately. When you turn it off, the heat goes off. You can even leave your pan on the same burner and not worry that your food will overcook or continue cooking. On the negative side, however, gas stoves are often more difficult to clean.

Electric stoves are a whole different story. Many today are smooth top which is incredibly easy to clean. They also only require the twist of a knob to turn the burner on or off. Turning the burner off is where you will find the downfall of an electric stove. The coils heat up and, when turned off, they require time to cool down. If you leave food sitting on the burner, it will continue to heat. And, of course, if the power goes out, you will not be able to use your stove.

Popular features of a dual fuel range

There are many sizes and features that come with a dual fuel range. The ones you choose – or will see as more important – will depend on your needs. Here are the most popular features:

  • Multiple burners on the gas stove (these wrought-iron grates can vary from 2 to 6 or more burners)
  • Extra-low simmer function
  • Stovetop griddle with thermostat controls
  • Electronically controlled oven
  • Convection fan in the oven for optimal baking

The features, design, and metal finish you find on a dual fuel range will vary, depending on what you are looking for to match your kitchen.

So, who are they designed for?

Dual fuel ranges are designed for anyone who knows more than a thing or two about cooking and baking – or for those who want to have the best of both worlds.

Cooking in an electric oven can ensure even, quality heating. And using a gas stove means that the burner is precise when following a recipe, and in increasing or reducing heat. So, this appliance was designed to give you the capability to use both types of heat at the same time, which ultimately can give you the best meal and baked goods imaginable.

Should you have a dual fuel range in your Kitchen?

Yes! You should have a dual fuel range in your kitchen. You don’t have to be a fantastic chef to appreciate all that this range can do for you. In fact, a novice cook may benefit from using one, as it is much easier to cook a meal or bake a dessert with a stove and oven that work well to evenly and precisely heat and cook food.

They are also very durable and professional grade appliances. They are built for those who are serious about their cooking. Choosing a dual fuel range means that your range will hold up over time, no matter how much you use it.

Conclusion

Sometimes it takes more than one method to provide a spectacular service. When it comes to your kitchen, this holds true too. A dual fuel range offers you the best of both worlds. Two types of heat – both electric and gas – can work together to create a magnificent product.

Don’t you think it is time you start letting your range work for you, to cook your food in the proper manner it was intended? Get yourself a dual fuel range.

September 19, 2018 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

The Best Professional Gas Ranges for the Home

Finding the best professional gas ranges for the home can be overwhelming, but it’s an essential first step to creating the kitchen of your dreams.

If you’re like most homeowners, you have an idea of what you want but you’re not sure which features, functionalities, or sizes you need.

To help you get started, we encourage you to join us as we take a closer look at several gas ranges and explore the major differences.

The Best Professional Gas Ranges for the Home

The key to finding the best professional gas ranges for your needs comes down to the space available in your kitchen, the type of cooking you enjoy, and the style you find most attractive.

Before you can compare your options, you need to consider the following:

  • You will want to determine the size available. Measure the space in your kitchen for your range to determine the size of the appliance your kitchen can handle.
  • Consider what you’ll be cooking on the stove and in the oven. Think about the size of your household and family. Will you be cooking large meals and require additional space and burners?
  • British Thermal Units per hour, or BTU/hr, is the standard unit of measurement for determining the capability of a range. Generally, the higher the BTU, the higher the heat output – and the most efficient cooking that your range will do. Range BTUs generally fall between 5,000 and 15,000.

Carefully review the size, the features, and the specifications when on your search. Some of the best professional gas ranges for the home may have exactly what you are looking for.

30” Professional Gas Range in Stainless Steel

HRG3080U

This professional stainless-steel gas range is 30 inches and has both the cooktop and an oven. The cooktop has removable iron grates that can be cleaned easily. The burners range from a 650 BTU simmer level to 18,000 BTU. The oven operates up to 22,000 BTU and has both a broiler and a burner. Add a couple halogen lights to the oven and the temperature controls and you have a sleek looking range.

36” Professional Gas Range with Griddle in Stainless Steel

HRG3617U

A 36-inch professional stainless-steel gas range, this model offers you a 15,000 BTU griddle in addition to the stovetop burners and oven. The stove top provides you with cast iron grates that can be easily removed for cleaning. And, burners that range from a 650 BTU summer level to 18,000 BTU.

This range has a bit larger over capacity, at 5.2 cubic feet. It features a high-end infrared broiler that sears in optimal flavor as it heats. And the commercial convection fan its oven boasts, circulates heat perfectly.

36″ Pro-style 6 Stainless Steel Burner Gas Range

HRG3618U

Imagine have six burners so that you may cook all you need to at one time on your stove top? While this model doesn’t sport a griddle, it has a lot of top space for you to utilize. It is a 36-in professional stainless-steel gas range. The continuous cast iron cooking grates are easily removed, allowing you to clean them and return. The heat capacity of the burners ranges from 650 BTU for its special simmer function to 18,000 BTU.

The oven capacity falls at 5.2 cubic feet and is constructed with a blue porcelain interior. Two nickel-plated oven racks round out the oven. The commercial convection fan provides you with the most precise cooking experience every single time.

48″ 6 Burner Stainless Steel Professional Gas Range

HRG4808U

Ready to cook on a stove top that will automatically re-ignite should the flame extinguish? This 48-inch stainless-steel professional gas range can do just that. Its six burners – including griddle – have a maximum 15,000 BTU heating capacity. And, like the others, the removable cast iron burner grates provide for easy cleaning.

This gas range provides you with two baking opportunities. One oven is 18-inches with a 2.5 cu. ft. capacity, the other is 30-inches with a 4.2 cu. ft. capacity. That means you can cook the main entrée and sides or desserts at the same time – at different temperatures.

Both ovens are thermostatically controlled to attain the right temperature.

48 Inch Professional Dual Fuel Range in Stainless Steel

TKD4801U

This dual fuel range is a Sam’s Club exclusive featuring a stainless-steel design that offers the best of both worlds for those who like gas cooktops and electric ovens. This combo package is a 48-inch range with 6 burners and a griddle. The Italian-made burners feature continuous cast iron that can be easily removed and cleaned. The heat range for the burner and griddle fall between the 650 BTU simmer feature on up to 18,000 BTU.

The oven on this model is perfect for those bakers and chefs who prefer the perks of electric heat. There are two ovens. The first is 30-inches and has a capacity of 4.2 cubic feet. It comes equipped with a broiler and a bake function. The broiler heats up with a wattage of 3500W and the bake function heating range is 850W to 3,000W. This larger oven comes with a commercial convection fan to ensure even baking and the juiciest results.

The second – and much smaller – is 18-inches and has an oven capacity of 2.5 cubic feet. Made of a blue porcelain interior, oven uses 2500W for heating. Although small, this oven is great for smaller baking needs that don’t necessarily require the convection fan. It reduces the amount of energy needed when the larger oven is not needed. Both ovens come with interior halogen lighting.

Conclusion

When it comes to choosing a gas range for your home, you are sure to find the perfect fit for your needs – especially with the multitude of features available. Whether you do a lot of cooking and baking or not enough, review the features, compare, and choose the range that will complete the look of your fabulous kitchen.

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