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The Highest Output Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

October 26th, 2011 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

The highest output gas range is now 22,000 BTU. That's almost double what it was for a standard gas range just 10-15 years ago. Simply put, a high BTU means more heat for faster cooking especially for big pots. You do not need to break the bank to buy a powerful range.

Have a look and let's start with Viking:

viking range

They updated most of their ranges to be 18,500 in the front burner and 15,000 BTUs on all the other burners. I like this range with self-cleaning, convection and updated controls. Then again, I should. This Viking is over $5,000. See more about Viking ranges.

However, you do not have to buy a professional range for high output performance. Most gas ranges have at least one power burner equivalent to a professional range. These freestanding gas ranges also have warming drawers, while Viking and the other professional ranges do not.  Warming drawers can keep food warm for up to three hours or refresh leftovers without dehydrating(like a microwave).  Its perfect for a working family...and its $1,000 to buy independently

Have a look at a number of regular freestanding ranges and their BTU output ratings:

KitchenAid KGRS308XSS $2129: 18,000 BTU, 14,000 BTU 2 9500BTU and a simmer burner at 5,000 BTU.

KGRS308XSS kitchenaid range

General Electric PGB980SETSS $2239: 2 19,000 BTU, 2 9500 BTU burners and a 5,000 BTU simmer.

PGB980SETSS ge range

Bosch HGS7282UC $1819: 15,000 BTU, 12,500 BTU, 9,500 and a simmer at 5,000 BTU.

HGS7282 bosch range

Frigidaire FPGF3081KF $1144: Frigidaire is a good value at $1089 with a 17,000 BTU, 15,000 BTU, two 9500 BTU and a sommer at 5,000.


FPGF3081KF frigidaire range

Frigidaire DGGF3042KF $769...5 burners at 17,000, 2 13,500 burners, 9500 and 5000.

Frigidaire electric range DGGF3042KF

Once again, if you need one or two high output burners, consider a freestanding range at less than half the cost of the comparable self cleaning professional range.

For more information about gas or professional ranges, read a Yale Buyers guide filled with terms, brands and features. Over 20,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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