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The Best 36 Inch Dual Fuel Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Professional ranges have become increasingly popular since their introduction in the late 80’s, and are available in a variety of sizes and configurations, from 30 to 60 inches wide. Dual fuel ranges are gas cooking surfaces with electric convection ovens (electric is not a fuel, btw..this is industry parlence). A dual fuel range combines the speed of gas and the evenness of oven temperature of electric in one cooking appliance.

The price difference between an all gas self cleaning and dual fuel can be $1800-$3000. Although the real advantage is better baking in the electric oven, many dual fuel ranges have other upgrades as well.

The Three Best Dual Fuel 36 Inch Professional Ranges: Jenn-Air, Viking, Wolf

Viking

Viking was founded by Fred Carl Jr. in the late 80’s and is considered the first professional range designed for residential use. Viking will have the most variety of ranges in their line, offering 13 different models. For comparison, the base model will have 6 open burners, a 5.1 cubic foot convection oven, drip tray, and be non-self cleaning. The maximum burner output is 15k BTU’s. 

The dual fuel models have an option of knobs or digital controls for the oven and a maximum burner output of 18,000 BTUs. Viking products are manufactured in Greenwood, Mississippi and will have a 3 year warranty, the best in the industry. There is currently a $500 instant rebate on all Viking Pro ranges. VGIC5366BSS (Gas) $5649 / VDSC536T6BSS (Dual Fuel) $8659

viking 36 inch professional gas range VGIC5366BSS   viking 36 inch professional dual fuel range VDSC536T6BSS

Viking VGIC5366BSS - $5649

  • 6 open burners
  • Convection
  • Manual clean
  • 5.1 cu. ft.
  • 15 k BTU burner
 

Viking VDSC536T6BSS - $8659

  • 6 sealed burners
  • Convection
  • Self clean
  • 5.6 cu. ft.
  • 18.5 k BTU’s
  • Electronic oven controls

Wolf

Wolf started out as a manufacturer of commercial cooking products before their acquisition by built-in refrigeration pioneers Sub-Zero in the year 2000. The Wolf name is synonymous with high end residential ranges, cooktops, and wall ovens. Wolf stoves are immediately recognized due to the signature red knobs. Wolf had 6 offerings in the 36 inch size, in both gas and dual fuel. Wolf has gas ranges with open burners, a 5.5 cu. ft. convection oven, manual clean, and 16k BTU burners.

Their dual fuel models offer 6 sealed burners, 5.4 cu. ft. self cleaning convection oven, one 9k BTU and five 15K BTU burners. The real upgrade to a Wolf is the dual (two fan) convection, which spreads air more evenly through the larger 36 inch oven as well as sealed burners. There are also 10 pre-programmed cooking modes including a dehydrate mode. A bake stone is available for pizza, etc. R366 (Gas) $5699 / DF366 (Dual Fuel) $8579

wolf 36 inch professional gas range R366   wolf 36 inch professional dual fuel range DF366

Wolf R366 - $5699

  • 6 open burners
  • Manual clean convection oven
  • 5.1 cu. ft.
  • 15k BTU burners
 

Wolf DF366 - $8579

  • 6 sealed burners
  • self cleaning convection oven
  • 5.4 cu. ft.
  • (1) 9k BTU burner
  • (5) 15k BTU burners
  • 10 Pre-programmed cooking modes
  • Electronic oven controls

Jenn-Air

Jenn-Air was purchased by Whirlpool Corporation who have invested heavily in the line. They have also been aggressive with rebates, making their products a contender in the professional range segment. In the 36 inch size they have 4 models, in gas and dual fuel. There is a 36 inch gas range with 6 burners, or a 36 inch 4 burner model with a griddle. The same cooktop configuration is available in the dual fuel versions.

Jenn-Air, unlike Wolf or Viking is virtually identical in dual fuel or all gas. Models include the most powerful burners, with a max of 20k BTU’s, self-cleaning in all models, automatic convection conversion, temperature probe, and probably the best oven controls on the market. The oven in both the gas and dual fuel ranges feature a full color 7-inch touch screen display. Their rebate program includes free products and even an installation allowance rebate. JGRP436WP (Gas) $5299 / JDRP436WP (Dual Fuel) $7099

jennair 36 inch professional gas range JGRP436WP   jennair 36 inch professional dual fuel range JDRP436WP

Jenn-Air JGRP436WP - $5299

  • 6 burners
  • 5.1 cu. ft. self cleaning convection oven
  • 20k BTU burner
  • Electronic oven controls
 

Jenn-Air JDRP436WP - $7099

  • 6 burners
  • 5.1 cu. ft. self cleaning convection oven
  • 20k BTU burner
  • Electronic oven controls

I like the value of the Jenn-Air as well as the output. Viking has a nice combination of power and even cooking. Wolf has the best oven with dual convection.

If you need any more information on professional cooking products, read the Yale Professional Range Buyers Guide with BTU output and features of every professional cooking product on the market. Well over 12,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

Topics: Wolf, Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges, Viking, Website, Dual Fuel Ranges

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Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett has over 10 years of experience at Yale Appliance + Lighting. Mark began working in the delivery and warehouse departments before transitioning to appliance sales.

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