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Thermador vs Jenn-Air 30 Inch Pro Ranges (Reviews/ Ratings)

Thermador vs Jenn-Air is a good contest between the fastest growing brands in the upscale arena. It also illustrates of the power of rebates and incentives. Let's look at the two companies.

Jenn-Air started as an independent company manufacturing downdrafts and then branched into higher end cooking. Jenn-Air was acquired by the soon to be imploding Maytag company and became part of Whirlpool in 2001. They have since invested 300 million in the brand, mostly in pro cooking and wall ovens.

Thermador started as an independent company manufacturing higher-end appliances and downdrafts and was acquired by Bosch.

They have similar pedigrees and were both highly promotional before any other company in the segment. Jenn-Air offers free dishwashers and rebates. Thermador started it all with "1,2 Free" or free dishwashers and hoods with qualifying purchases.

Let's see how they compare in the popular 30 inch pro range. I am comparing dual fuel (because I always compare all gas).

thermador 30 inch stainless pro range

thermador 30 inch pro range PRD304

jennair 30 inch stainless pro range
jennair 30 inch pro range JDRP430WP

Thermador PRD304 - $5,199

  • 4- Pedestal Style Burners ( Easy Cleaning)
  • Brass Burners
  • Star Burner (56% more heat coverage)
  • 2 Hour Rapid Self Cleaning
  • 4-18,000 BTU Burner
  • 2-Burners have ultra low 100 degree simmer
  • 4.4 Cubic Capacity
  • 8 Pass Broil Element
  • 3 Ball Bearing Racks
  • Halogen Ramp Up Lighting
  • 4,000 Broil Element
  • 2,750 Convection Element
  • 2 Year Warranty**

Jenn-Air JDRP430WP - $4,799

  • 1-20,000 BTU Burner
  • 2-15,000 BTU Burners
  • 1-5,000 BTU Simmer Burner
  • My Creations Feature
  • 1 Ball Bearing Rack + 2 Heavy Duty Racks
  • 3 Halogen Lights
  • 4.1 Cubic Capacity
  • 5,500 Watt Broil Element
  • 2,800 Convection Element
  • 8 Pass Broil Element
  • Duel Fan Convection System
  • 1 Year Warranty**

At first sight Thermador has the better range with hotter burners and better simmer. The warranty is better, and the star burner is easier to clean, because it is raised from the unit.

The Jenn-Air has a better clock and timer system, so it is easier to program. The biggest difference is: purchase of this range qualifies for the Jenn-Air rebate program of a free dishwasher retailing at $1,249. Thermador does not qualify at 30 inch.

For more information, read our Pro Cooking Buying Guide with features, specs and brands of all the major pro ranges.

Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges

About The Author

Danny Nguyen

Danny Nguyen is an Appliance Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance + Lighting. Danny has completed 2 half marathons and enjoys spending time travelling and snowboarding.

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