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What's the Difference Between All Gas and Dual Fuel Professional Ranges? (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

If you were looking at a dual fuel and gas range, you wouldn't notice a difference. On the outside, they look identical. The only differences are the fuel connections and the performance.

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Topics: Professional Ranges, Gas Cooking, Dual Fuel Ranges

Best Professional Range Packages for 2017

by Steve Sheinkopf

Professional ranges are quite simply commercial styled, high BTU ranges for the home. Unlike a true commercial range, a professional range can be installed next to cabinets and are available in 30", 36", 48", and 60" wide. Extra insulation and sprinkler systems are not required. 

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Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges, Dacor

Best Dual Fuel 48-Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Tam Nguyen

This category used to be simple to shop and compare. You would have one large oven and one small oven and would usually decide by seeing which brand offers the better burners on the cooktop. Now brands are offering a wide range of ovens and unique features.

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Topics: Professional Ranges, Dual Fuel Ranges

Thermador Pro Steam vs. BlueStar 48-Inch Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Jeff Tarascio

The 48-inch range market is filled with verygood products. The Pro was first introduced for residential use by Viking in the 1980’s and have since become an extremely popular appliance choice for high-end kitchens. Now, your options for a pro-style range are almost limitless.

Brands such as Thermador, Miele, Dacor, Wolf, Viking, Capital, BlueStar, Jenn-Air, and DCS are all manufacturers of pro-style ranges for the residential market, but that’s where the similarities end.

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Topics: Thermador, Professional Ranges, BlueStar

Best Professional Range Grills (Reviews/Ratings)

by Nicole Parmenter

It is now winter (or could be when you read this). Do you brave cooking on your outdoor grill or should you consider a pro range with a grill in your kitchen renovation? We will look at the major brands, their strengths and weaknesses so you can assess whether it is worth buying an indoor grill or braving the cold.

First we need to discuss hoods and ventilation.

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Topics: Professional Ranges

Wolf vs. BlueStar 30 Inch All Gas Pro Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Chris Tavares

Wolf and BlueStar are both American, family-owned companies. In many ways, these two ranges are similar, without advanced controls unlike Jenn-Air, Miele or even Wolf''s own dual fuel range.

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Topics: Wolf, Professional Ranges, BlueStar

Miele Dual Fuel vs. BlueStar 36 Inch Professional Gas Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by William Hanley

Pro ranges are more different than ever. There are the high-tech versions like Miele, Jenn-Air, and the dual fuel Wolf. On the opposite spectrum are the low tech ranges like the equally respectable Thermador, Viking Brigade and BlueStar

As you are about to discover, a low tech does not mean bad. There are advantages to both Miele and BlueStar. However, they have zero in common. Seriously, after you read this article, you will choose one direction or the other for many reasons.

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Topics: Miele, Professional Ranges, BlueStar

Jenn-Air vs. BlueStar Gas 48 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Brett Lucero

It is amazing, but these products have almost nothing in common. The burners, oven, griddle and controls (or lack of) all work differently. Jenn-Air, like Wolf and Miele, is commercial with the clock, timers of a residential range. BlueStar is simply a restaurant range modified for the home.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges, BlueStar

A Real Review of the Jenn-Air JGRP430WP Pro Gas Range (Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

As I said in last weeks Thermador review, we will be looking at the most popular appliances and review them individually against their competitors.

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Topics: Professional Ranges

Thermador 30 Inch Pro Range PRG304GH (Reviews / Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Sometimes I wonder if people really know what they are buying. If you are in the market for a 30 inch professional range, you will certainly be shown this Thermador.

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Topics: Thermador, Professional Ranges

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