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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

The Best Luxury Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

The luxury appliance segment encompasses more appliances yet fewer brands than ever. Your idea of luxury may differ from mine. A built-in kitchen with wall ovens differs from a professional range, so it is difficult to choose just 5 packages.

In the luxury segment, you can expect counter depth, professional or integrated refrigerators, convection ovens, built-ins, induction power or pro gas as well as integrated dishwashers. Brands include Dacor, Sub-Zero/Wolf, Jenn-Air, Bosch, Miele, Gaggenau, and Thermador. Samsung and Electrolux have a few pieces for the luxury segment.

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Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Bosch, Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages

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

Most Reliable / Least Serviced Appliance Brands of 2016 (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

I look at lowering repairs and issues all the time. We manage this very closely. It actually starts in the warehouse where the products need to be handled properly. Then competent delivery and installation crews can also solve quite a few possible issues.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Bosch, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Appliance Service, Appliance Repair, Electrolux, Maytag, Samsung

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

Thermador vs. GE Monogram Integrated Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Mason Nguyen

When shopping for a new built-in integrated refrigerators, there is a much wider selection to choose from today then just a couple years ago. 

Our focus of comparison today is Thermador and GE Monogram integrated refrigeration. But also keep in mind there are tons of other great products to consider from brands such as Gaggenau, Miele, Sub-Zero and Viking.

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Topics: Thermador, Integrated Refrigerators, GE Monogram

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

Best 48 Inch Pro Gas Rangetops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Brett Lucero

You really have two choices in kitchen design. You can buy a range and have burners, or a cooktop and an oven in one general area.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges

Best 48 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Danny Nguyen

The 48 inch professional is the marquee item in your kitchen. It used to be so easy to buy, because they were all similar.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges

The Best 48 Inch Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Back when I wrote this 4 years ago, Sub-Zero seemed to be the best choice for a 48 inch refrigerator. With new competitors and new products, you may need an update.

So we will look at a few different types of configuring a 48 inch refrigerator, then look at the brands and then compare.

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Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Sub-Zero, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Integrated Refrigerators, Professional Refrigerators, True Refrigerators

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