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

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

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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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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

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