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Professional Ranges vs Commercial Ranges

January 4th, 2012 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

I was at the restaurant Tremont647 for New Years Eve and sat at the vaunted chefs table. So, I had a birds eye view of their kitchen and shot this video, which in turn inspired this post:

wolf 60 inch pro range


60 inch commercial range 

Wolf 60" Professional Range


60" Commerical Range

Commercial Range Advantages: 

  1. Heat Output: Infernoesque 28,000 BTU burners (that's why I am so hot in this video). Average Professional range is 15,000 BTU with the high being 22,000 BTU on a few burners.
  2. Price: The price is really inexpensive for a 60 inch range at $3874. A professional is $8000+ for a 60 inch.

Professonal Range Advantages:

  1. Insulated: The Professional range will not scald if touched. It can also be placed next to wood cabinets without starting a fire.
  2. Residential: The Professional range is easier to clean on the top, has a clock and timer and can be purchased in dual fuel for better baking or self cleaning....for easier (you guessed it) cleaning.

Further considerations (as I learned on New Years):

Because the commercial range is hot and uninsulated, the specs of your kitchen will change. You need special sprinkler systems and as I filmed, one large vent to capture the massive amount of heat.

So, it is heat and price against useability and cleanability. A couple of useful resources:


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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.

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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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