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.
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.
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.
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.