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American Range vs JennAir 30 Inch Professional Range (Reviews/Ratings)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  March 15, 2013  |  3 Min. Read

Jenn-Air  |  Professional Ranges  |  American Range

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We are always looking for affordable, yet decent products. People want affordable luxury, and that category is the fastest growing in the appliance business. Recently, we decided to market American Range. Because of our huge investment in service, new products are scrutinized heavily for service history and product quality. I really like their french door wall ovens and their 5-burner range is a good value at $3359.

But a recent comparison to a Jenn-Air pro stove is pretty interesting. Let's look at the companies and products as they could not be more different.

American Range

American Range is a family company and began when the Deminjian family immigrated to the United States in the 1960’s. The family had a plumbing background and they developed their own commercial cooking equipment. The company supplied cooking equipment in the United States and Internationally. In 1989 there was a demand to develop a line of commercial grade residential appliances. The American Range company continues to grow with products in the commercial and residential markets.

Jenn-Air

Jenn-Air was a family company until purchased by Maytag in the late 1980s where it languished for 15 years. New corporate parent, Whirlpool, has invested 300 million in Jenn-Air, specifically in wall ovens and this range. The Jenn-Air line is the most aggressively rebated luxury brand in the industry.

American range vs Jenn-Air Professional Range

 

american range pro ARR530NAT

American Range ARR530NAT

jennair pro range JGRP430WP

Jenn-Air Pro Range JGRP430WP

Burners

5

4

BTU Output

17K, 13K, 9K

20K, 15K, 5K

Convection

Dual Convection

Dual Convection

Controls

Manual

Touch Screen LED

Self-Clean

No

Yes

Price

$3359.99

$3849 after rebate
plus free dishwasher

Summary

At first glance, American seem like a better value at $500 less plus a fifth burner. A more detailed look will show the Jenn-Air has a way better clock/timer with a LCD display. Burners are better at 20,000 BTU vs 17,000 BTU on the power burner and 15,000 vs 13,000 as the next higher rating.

In the oven, they both offer dual convection for even heat, but Jenn-Air is self-clean, American on this model is manual clean. As I have previously said, American is cheaper, but Jenn-Air offers a free dishwasher, a $1200 value.

I have been writing these articles for 6 years. In that time Jenn-Air has repositioned itself as a great value in the luxury and affordable luxury markets through new designs and aggressive rebates.

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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.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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