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:
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:
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