Professional Kitchen Range 101: Styles, Space, and Size
There are certain things that you buy for your kitchen without any great research, knowing that they may or may not last a while – and you are ok with that. For instance, a new small kitchen appliance that is all the rage today may be forgotten tomorrow. Then there are those other kitchen additions that you actually invest in, like a professional kitchen range. You do your research, you look at all the options, and you choose the one that is going to enhance your life.
In the case of a new kitchen range, you learn about the styles, the sizes, the space, and the features. You find that one that is not only going to enhance your life but also boost your home’s value. And then you buy it.
Before you swipe that card, it is time to get schooled in Professional Kitchen Range 101.
The Term Professional Matters
Being the good student that you are, you understand that there is usually a meaning behind a name. In other words, we don’t just call a professional kitchen range a professional range for no reason. The word professional matters. It sets this range apart from others. Here’s why.
Back in the 1980s, there became a switch. Consumers were showing interest in commercial-grade ranges. After all, these appliances were built with more durability and more beneficial features – both much needed due to their heavy daily use. But what about those families that use their range day in and day out to cook for large households? Their ranges couldn’t keep up with cooking. Yet, a homeowner didn’t have the space for a commercial-size range even if it could be afforded.
Pro-style ranges were developed. These ranges brought the strength, durability, reliability, and features of a commercial range and combined it with the size and beautiful aesthetics found in a residential range. We’re talking more powerful burners, griddles, and still gentle simmers.
They do come at a cost.
The standard size of a residential range is 30 inches to 36 inches. You can purchase a professional range in these sizes. But, because we want more options, it has been delivered. You can find pro-style ranges in 48-inch and even 60-inch sizes. The larger the range, the more options, burners, and features it likely has, such as a griddle.
Not to mention that if the stove top is bigger, the oven is going to be bigger, too. And that’s a score!
Before you make your purchase, you need to determine just how much space you have so you know what size you can feasibly fit in your kitchen.
Address Ventilation Concerns
You are going to need a range hood if you purchase a pro-style range. These powerful appliances produce a lot of heat, moisture, odor, carbon monoxide, and other toxins. Having proper ventilation will keep the air in your kitchen cooler and much healthier to breathe.
Keep in mind that you will want to choose your range hood after you have decided on the size of your range. That way, you can be sure that your hood is powerful enough to handle it.
Styles to Choose From
There are so many different styles to choose from when it comes to purchasing a professional kitchen range, including red, blue, white, and even stainless steel ones. Also, some come with extra trim and or look like they are straight out of the 1800s.
And while all of these are absolutely beautiful and probably work just as good as they claim, there is just something about a timeless classic, wouldn’t you agree? A stainless steel professional range is stunning with any decor or design idea. As your tastes evolve over the years, your shiny range will still fit in perfectly. Plus, since stainless steel is so easy to keep clean, you are sure to have an everlasting shine!
Top-Choice Professional Kitchen Ranges
It is only fitting that we discuss a few top-choice professional kitchen ranges so that you know what you are looking for – and the features you won’t want to miss.
48-inch, 6 Burner Professional Gas Range
First up is Thor Kitchen’s 48-inch, 6-burner professional gas range. Here we’ve got size, power, and beauty. Oh, and a griddle.
Let’s look at the features, shall we?
–High-Powered BTU Burners. Six burners range from 650 BTU to 18,000 BTU so that you always have full control over the amount of heat you are cooking with.
–Luxglide Telescopic Racks. Effortless glide without tipping.
–Commercial Convection Fan. Provides even heat distribution.
–Blue LED Control Panel Lights.
–Dual Ovens. Two capacities – 4.2 cubic feet and 2.5 cubic feet.
–Continuous Cast-Iron Cooking Grates. Durable and heavy-duty.
–Blue Porcelain Interior. Stunning and easy to clean.
–15,000 BTU Griddle. Bonus!
–Heavy-Duty Control Knobs.
–Black Porcelain Spill Tray. For cooktop cleanup.
36-inch Professional Electric Range
Next up is Thor Kitchen’s 36-inch professional electric range – for those who prefer electric heat. This range is powerful, beautiful, and functional, with some great features. Check them out:
–Smooth Glass Top. Frameless glass gives it a seamless look.
–Five Heating Elements. With a 100W warming zone on up to a 3000W Lightning Boil Element, you have all the right amount of heat at your fingertips.
–True Convection Fan. For even cooking and optimum results.
–LED Control Panel Lights. A striking blue color lighting adds a pop of color to your kitchen.
–Large Oven Capacity. A whopping 6.0 cubic feet of oven space allows you to cook one or more dishes at the same time.
–Heavy Duty Control Knobs. For longevity.
–Blue Porcelain Interior. Stunning – and super easy to keep clean.
–Multiple Cooking Modes. Bake, convection bake, broil, and convection boil – the flexibility you need.
Invest in a Professional Kitchen Range Today
We would give you a test right about now to see how much you learned in this Professional Kitchen Range 101 class, but who likes tests? Instead, we will leave you with this:
You will invest in many different things throughout your lifetime, but there are few as impactful as a professional kitchen range. The food it helps you create will nourish your family and give them what they need to grow and blossom. That’s quite an important task, wouldn’t you say?
Do your research and purchase a professional kitchen range from Thor Kitchen that fits your lifestyle best.
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