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Best 30-Inch Professional Gas Ranges for 2020 (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Craig Marcotte  |  March 04, 2020  |  5 Min. Read

Wolf  |  Thermador  |  Miele  |  Jenn-Air  |  Professional Ranges  |  Gas Cooking  |  BlueStar

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So, you're looking for the best all-gas professional range.

Choosing one for your kitchen should be simple.

You like to bake but love to broil that steak. You want the burners to be both powerful and have an extra-low simmer.

It’s self-cleaning and never needs repair.

But I have just described a range that doesn’t exist.

If it did, we wouldn’t have to show all these:

30-professional-range-display-yale-applianceProfessional Gas Ranges at Yale Appliance in Hanover 

 

In this article, you will learn about the best companies and their pro ranges. Then we'll break down the best ranges for each major factor whether it's value, features, reliability, or performance.

Our reliability stats are based on 35,256 service calls completed by our service department just last year.

There is not one dominant range or brand, so it’s best to choose one based on your particular cooking style. Here's a sneak peek:

Our top picks for the best 30-inch professional gas ranges for 2020 are:
  • Best for BTU Output: BlueStar Pro Range BSP304B
  • Best for Simmering: Thermador Pro Range PRG304WH and Wolf Pro Range GR304
  • Best for Convection: BlueStar Pro Range BSP304B
  • Best for Self-Cleaning: Miele Pro Range HR1124 and Jenn-Air Pro Range JGRP430HL
  • Best for Wi-Fi and Smart Connectivity: Jenn-Air Pro Range JGRP430HL
  • Best for Promotions: Thermador Pro Range PRG304WH and Jenn-Air Pro Range JGRP430HL

We'll also cover the differences between dual fuel and all gas ranges. Many people think dual fuel is way better, and it often isn't.

Let's get started. 

Choosing Between Gas Or Dual Fuel

Dual fuel is a gas stovetop and electric oven versus an all gas product. It is usually $1,000 to $2,000 more than a gas range. We cover the best dual fuel pro-style ranges in a separate article.

The benefit of an electric oven is a dryer, more consistent heat. It's better for baking.

On pro ranges, Wolf and Miele's will also add features on their dual fuel. Wolf adds a timer, self-cleaning, and twin convection.

Miele's 30-inch dual fuel range adds their MasterChef controls, so the range calculates time and temperature automatically based on your inputs. It also has steam assist in baking bread.

Miele MasterChef and Gourmet ControlsMiele Range Controls Featuring MasterChef Programs

 

Gas is a moist heat than electric, and it's preferable for roasting. However, gas is also exceptional for broiling.

If you love to broil, a gas infrared broiler is intense direct heat and is the best you can buy for your home.

BlueStar-Gas-Range-Infrared-BroilerBlueStar Gas Range Infrared Broiler

 

Wolf, Thermador, Miele, and BlueStar all have infrared with BlueStar being the hottest at 1,850 degrees.

Choosing gas or dual fuel would depend on whether you bake versus roast and broil.

Self-cleaning is standard on all dual fuel ranges, yet Jenn-Air and Miele are the only pro ranges with self-cleaning in all gas.

Now, let's look at the best 30-inch pro ranges for 2020. 

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Best 30-Inch Professional Ranges for 2020

Jenn-Air JGRP430HL - $4,599

Jenn-Air Pro Range JGRP430HL

Features:

  • Flat Tine Racks
  • Remote Access
  • Dual-Stacked PowerBurners
  • Jenn-Air® Culinary Center
  • Glide Racks
  • Cast Iron Grates
  • Dual-Fan True Convection
  • Culinary Intelligence
  • Connected Temperature Probe 

Jenn-Air's ranges still have high output with two 20,000 BTU and one 18,000 BTU burner but have placed more emphasis on the cooking experience.

It is Wi-Fi enabled and compatible with Amazon's Alexa. Jenn-Air added their Cooking Center interface for Wi-Fi.

It allows you to cook more precisely and shows you pictures of the doneness of your food before you cook.

Jenn-Air also owns Yummly. This cooking app allows you to cook from any recipe - when it works. The Jenn-Air app is rated as 1.5 stars, but that should improve.

Jenn-Air has two distinctive looking ranges: the Rise and Noir. Their rebate with this range is $1,399.

Thermador PRG304WH - $4,849 

Thermador 30-Inch  Pro Range

 

Features:

  • QuickClean Base® designed for easy surface cleaning
  • ExtraLow®, the widest simmer temperature control as low as 100°F
  • Exclusive, Star® Burner-most even heating, unsurpassed flame coverage
  • 2 ExtraLow® burners for simmering, melting, or holding long durations
  • Convection Bake offers precise multi-level baking results.

Thermador is known for its Star Burners with even heat distribution and an extremely low simmer.

The Thermador Star burner is unique from everybody else’s round burner. I can’t make a claim its shape is any better, but it can simmer at an unbelievable 100°.

Star-Burner-Flame-LowThermador Professional Gas Range Star Burner

The burner turns on and off intermittently to achieve this temperature. Thermador offers a free dishwasher (valued at $1,399) as well as a free hood promotion with other qualifying purchases.

Thermador introduced a new range with better styling and Wi-Fi through an app. Their app works reliably, so you can adjust the time and temperature remotely from your phone.

However, they also dropped their BTU output in two of their burners from 18,000 to 15,000 BTU, so it's not as powerful as the previous models.

Thermador PRG304GH 30" Pro Gas Range Review [VIDEO]

 

 

Wolf GR304 - $5,160

wolf-30-inch-pro-stainless-range-GR304

Features:

  • Convection oven for faster, more consistent cooking
  • Patented dual-stacked sealed burners for precise control
  • Cast-iron burner grates with easy-slide finish
  • Infrared broiler for fast preheats, quick sears
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Rigorously tested to ensure dependability
  • Spark ignition system for each burner
 

Wolf has the dual-stacked burners for a really good simmer on each burner. There is also up to $1,000 in rebates with other combined purchases from Sub-Zero.

The stovetop is a bit underpowered with three 15,000 BTU burners, but each burner can simmer lower than 300 degrees.

Unlike the on/off simmer of Thermador, Wolf maintains the simmer continuously.

The oven is single convection, but their infrared broiler is powerful at 1,500 degrees. Wolf, along with the Thermador Harmony and BlueStar, are not self-cleaning ovens.

(Our Pro Cooking Buying Guide explains everything you need to know about Wolf gas ranges).

Miele HR1124 - $5,699 

miele 30 inch professional range hr1124

Features:

  • 4.6 Cu. Ft. convection oven
  • BTU: (3) 19K, 12K
  • Self-Cleaning
  • Infrared Gas Broiler

Miele has great output per burner at 19,000 BTU. They also offer the twin convection for even cooking. This range is also the most cleanable and is self-cleaning.

miele twin convection in a 30-inch pro gas range

Miele Twin Convection

 

The racks are designed to withstand the heat of the self-cleaning cycle, so you do not have to remove them and wash them separately. The grates are also dishwasher safe.

BlueStar Platinum BSP304B - $6,495

Features:

  • Restaurant style 25,000 BTU PrimaNova open burners
  • All burners, plus Interchangeable Griddle and Charbroiler
  • The PowR Oven provides 40% faster preheating and 30% increase in oven efficiency
  • Gentle 130(degree) simmer burner
  • Integrated wok cooking
  • Extra-large oven with True European Convection and 1850(degree) infrared broiler
  • Accommodates a full-size commercial 18" x 26" baking sheet
  • Available in Natural or LP gas

BlueStar platinum ranges have the highest heat output at 25,000 BTU on their highest burner. Their grates can be modified to fit a round-bottomed wok, great for high-heat cooking.

This range comes with an interchangeable griddle/charbroiler for added cooking flexibility.

Platinum CharbroilerBlueStar Interchangeable Griddle and Charbroiler

 

BlueStar has a POWR convection oven that reduces preheat and cooking time. It's also the only pure convection oven, so it eliminates taste crossover between racks (you should ask for a custom demo).

BlueStar Platinum series ranges offers 750+ custom color finishes and trim options for an added cost. BlueStar occasionally offers rebates and incentives, but they change regularly.

Which Professional Range Should You Buy?

  Jenn-Air Pro Range JGRP430HL Thermador Pro Range PRG304WH BlueStar Pro Range BSP304B Wolf Pro Range GR304 Miele Pro Range HR1124
Power Burner 20K BTU 18K BTU 25K BTU 15K BTU 19K BTU
Simmer Burner 850 BTU 100 Degrees 130 Degrees 9K BTU 12K BTU
Oven Capacity 4.1 Cu. Ft.  4.4 Cu. Ft.  18" x 26" Baking Sheet 4.4 Cu. Ft.  4.63 Cu. Ft. 
Self-Cleaning? Yes No No No Yes
Broiler Gas Infrared Gas Infrared Gas Infrared Gas Infrared Gas
Open or Sealed Burners  Sealed  Sealed Open  Sealed  Sealed
Accessories Included Glide Rack Glide Rack, Roasting Pan Interchangeable Grill / Griddle, Glide Rack Roasting Pan Glide Rack

As I said before, this is a tough choice. If you are using the top cooking surface the most, then look at Jenn-Air or BlueStar for power or Wolf and Thermador for a better simmer.

Miele and Jenn-Air will have self-cleaning and twin convection for better temperature control.

Jenn-Air is the most interesting because their online app experience is so advanced (when it works).

Each range has its attributes, depending on what and how you like to cook. Below, we broke down which range is the best for every major factor of your buying decision. 

Best For BTU Output

BlueStar Pro Range Open Burners

BlueStar Nova Open Burner

 

BlueStar is the most powerful with the 25,000 BTU Nova open burner. 

Second Best for BTU Output

Jenn-Air is really powerful for a sealed burner range at 20,000 BTU.

Best For Simmering

You would think high to low would be an easy comparison, but it's not. Thermador is the lowest with temperatures as low as 100 degrees.

However, it's simmer is intermittent meaning it turns on and off to maintain that low simmer. Wolf has a consistent simmer with a smaller burner that can simmer lower than 300 degrees or a larger burner with a higher temperature of 500 degrees.

Best For Convection

bluestar-convection

BlueStar Convection Oven

 

All the ranges offer convection (fan-forced heat for more even baking and roasting). BlueStar's PowR convection oven is designed to be the fastest and most even. It's the only pure convection. The air is blown in through the rear versus the bottom. 

Second Best for Convection

Miele and Jenn-Air have twin convection or two fans for even baking. I like twin convection in 36-inch ovens because there is more of a difference in larger cavities.

Still, many 30-inch wall ovens have twin convection, so it's an advantage.

Best For Self-Cleaning

Jenn-Air and Miele are the only companies offering self-cleaning in pro-all-gas models. Every company features self-cleaning in its dual fuel ranges. (BlueStar is the exception because they don't offer a dual fuel range).

Best For Wi-Fi and Smart Connectivity

Wi-Fi is the future of appliances without question. Jenn-Air is the furthest along with recipes and apps to improve and innovate your cooking.

Thermador would be next. It's not as advanced but more reliable for now.

In the next 3-5 years, you'll be telling your range what to cook. It will know what you want, shop for your food, and set the dishwasher to the right cycle.

But we're not there yet.

Best For Budget

Jenn-Air-Kitchen-featuring-new-dishwasher-at-yale-appliance-in-hanoverJenn-Air Kitchen Package at Yale Appliance in Hanover

 

Thermador and Jenn-Air are the most aggressive with their rebate promotions. Both give you a product valued at ($1,000-$1,399) from buying the range. Both brands offer additional incentives with the purchase of full-size integrated refrigeration.

Wolf offers a $1,000 mail-in rebate.

Miele is offering up to 10% back via mail-in rebates with qualifying kitchen packages during different times of the year.

Are Professional Gas Ranges Reliable?

Most Reliable Professional Gas Ranges for 2020: 

  Service QTY Shipped QTY Service Ratio
Miele 15 21 71.43%
BlueStar 30 42 71.43%
Wolf 139 307 45.28%
Jenn-Air 38 103 36.89%
Thermador 120 430 27.91%
Fisher & Paykel 4 17 23.53%
Samsung Chef Collection  5 56 8.93%
Grand Total 353 996 35.44%

Thermador, Jenn-Air, and Wolf have similar reliability. Miele and BlueStar are less reliable. The ignition system is the biggest problem for any gas range and may need service more regularly.

It is the second most repaired item after ice makers in refrigerators. It is not a major issue since you will still be able to cook with three burners.

Nearly every pro range has over a 20% service rate within the first year. You should consider service before buying any of these brands.

Key Takeaways 

All of these ranges would be a great, functional addition to your kitchen. They are all strong brands with different strengths. You need to choose what's right for you.

Remember, all gas ranges can have an ignitor issue, so always check to see who can service your appliances in your area.

Find the perfect professional range for your home based on your lifestyle by clicking here. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What type of oven is best for home use?

The best oven for home use depends on our lifestyle and how you cook. For broiling or roasting, gas provides a moist heat and is better for baking meat. 

2. What is the best appliance brand to buy?

Sub-Zero and Wolf are the best names for resale, but Thermador, Miele, and Jenn-Air are great considerations also. 

Additional Resources

Download the Yale Pro Range Buying Guide with features, specs and inside buying tips to all the major brands. Over 580,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

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WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST US?

A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Craig Marcotte

Craig Marcotte is an Appliance Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance. He has been with Yale for a year now. Before working at Yale, Craig was a corporate trainer and later spent several years managing restaurants in Boston. A New Hampshire boy at heart, you can often find Craig on a mountain or running a Spartan race when he isn’t helping customers upgrade their homes.

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