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Thermador vs. BlueStar 36-Inch Rangetops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Neil Katz

When choosing a 36-inch rangetop, you will probably compare and consider Wolf, Miele, Jenn-Air, Viking, Thermador, and perhaps BlueStar. What should be a pretty straightforward decision has become complicated.

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Topics: Thermador, Rangetops, BlueStar

How to Buy a Gas Professional Rangetop (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Roger Pontes

Rangetops have become popular recently. You still have the power of a pro cooking product, but you won't have to bend to move food in and out of an oven.

In this article, we will take a look at a few rangetops and talk about some desirable features. Before we do that, let’s describe the difference between a rangetop and a cooktop.

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Topics: Rangetops

BlueStar vs. Miele Rangetops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by John Ramsay V

After you look at Capital, Wolf, Miele,Thermador, Dacor, Viking and BlueStar, you will notice two different types of rangetops.

First, are more powerful rangetops manufactured by commercial companies like BlueStar and Capital.

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Topics: Miele, Rangetops, BlueStar

Thermador vs. Miele 36 Inch Rangetops (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Rangetops all look the same. They are basically tops to pro ranges. There are a few better performers in the sea of similar looking products. Thermador and Miele would be in that category.

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Rangetops

Should You Downdraft a Pro Rangetop or Stove?

by Steve Sheinkopf

It depends on how you cook, but for high volume cooking, you should...

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Topics: Professional Ranges, Downdrafts, Rangetops

Thermador vs. Viking 48" Professional Gas Rangetops (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Paul Gillis

If you are looking at professional rangetops, Viking and Thermador are two of the most popular brands. Although both are owned by conglomerates, the two products are very different.

You should buy one or the other based on how you like to cook and a few other intangibles.

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Topics: Thermador, Viking, Professional Cooking, Rangetops

Miele vs. Viking 48” Rangetops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Chris Tavares

Rangetops are easier to shop than any other product. You compare the output and simmer rating of a few brands like Wolf, Jenn-air, Thermador, Capital, Miele and Viking.

Viking and Miele have the two newest products. They both promise you power and reliability but accomplish this in two different ways.  

Which is better? It really depends on recent history. This is a comparison of which company you believe will deliver a more reliable product.

We will look at both companies, their products and then offer you an honest opinion.

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Topics: Miele, Viking, Rangetops

Best 30 Inch Rangetops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Neil Katz

30 inch rangetops are pretty easy to compare. Seriously. 30 inch is about high output, low simmer and quality (at Yale, it’s about low service after purchase).

You do not have to worry about comparing, grills, griddles or frenchtops like a 36 or 48 inch rangetop.

First, we will look at rangetops vs. cooktops and then the best brands to consider.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Viking, Rangetops

Best 36 Inch Professional Rangetops (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Paul Groux

You have more choices for built-in appliances than ever before. True commercial products like Capital have high restaurant BTU output. Residential brands like Thermador, Wolf and now Miele offer better simmer and cleanability.

We will look at each brand, their products and features, so you will have better information for your project.

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Topics: Rangetops

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