Now with more options to find the right products for you


Click here to learn which measures Yale is taking to deal with the  Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Jenn-Air vs. BlueStar Gas 48 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Brett Lucero  |  December 07, 2016  |  3 Min. Read

Jenn-Air  |  Professional Ranges  |  BlueStar

Start finding answers in our Resource Center full of videos, buying guides, and checklists

Start Here

It is amazing, but these products have almost nothing in common. The burners, oven, griddle and controls (or lack of) all work differently. Jenn-Air, like Wolf and Miele, is commercial with the clock, timers of a residential range. BlueStar is simply a restaurant range modified for the home.

Jenn-Air’s lineup is limited to just all gas and dual fuel versions of the same range while BlueStar has 48” options in their Platinum, RNB, and Heritage Classic series. We’ll review both companies and compare the products.

At the end, you will have a better idea of the best range for you and your family.


Jenn-Air is Whirlpool’s luxury brand since 2007 after it was acquired via Whirlpool's buyout of Maytag. Whirlpool has spent 300 million dollars on the Jenn-Air brand specifically in this pro range and their new wall oven.

Jenn-Air offers decent power, good control at a competitive price.

Jenn-Air JGRP548WP - $7,999

jenn-air 48 inch pro range JGRP548WP

  • (2) 20k btu power burners
  • Dual fan True Convection Oven
  • Chrome Griddle-easy to clean
  • Auto convection convert-changes traditional time/temp to appropriate convection settings
  • Sealed burners
  • Self-cleaning gas oven


BlueStar Platinum


Thanks for reporting a problem. We'll attach technical data about this session to help us figure out the issue. Which of these best describes the problem?

Any other details or context?


Prizer-Painter Stove Works has been making ranges since 1880. This is the parent company of BlueStar ranges. BlueStar was started in 2002, when Prizer started manufacturing commercial quality ranges for the residential market.

BlueStar is unique in that they offer unique customizations of their ranges. You can choose burner configuration, body color, trim color and even door swing throughout their line.

BlueStar BSP488B - Starting at $11,127



  • 25,000 BTU PrimaNova
  • All burners, plus Interchangeable Griddle and Charbroiler™ burners
  • The PowR Oven™ provides 40% faster preheating and 30% increase in oven efficiency
  • Gentle 130° simmer burner
  • Integrated wok cooking
  • Extra-large oven with True European Convection and 1850° infrared broiler
  • Accommodates a full-size commercial 18" x 26" baking sheet
  • 8 Burners with swappable Grill/Griddle Inserts

BlueStar vs. Jenn-Air 48 Inch Professional Ranges

BlueStar is a true commercial cooking range. It has the highest BTU burners at 25,000 versus Jenn-Air tops out at a still decent 20,000. However, Jenn-Air is sealed, whereas BlueStar is open. Jenn-Air contains the spills whereas BlueStar does not.


However, most of the BlueStar burner is removable, so you clean easily at your sink.


Jenn-Air is electric and integrated. Electric does take time to heat, but the temperature is even. Jenn-Air is also the easiest to clean, because it is infused with chromium.


BlueStar is portable and uses the burners underneath. Gas is an instant heat, but the temperature will not be as even as Jenn-Air's integrated unit.

bluestar 48 inch pro range griddle accessory


Jenn-Air has twin convection. BlueStar may be more even because it is the only pure convection system blown in from the back with a separate element. Both systems are excellent.


However, Jenn-Air is self-cleaning and BlueStar is not.

bluestar convection pro range

Other Features

Jenn-Air has a clock and timer similar to what you would find in a regular range. It even has convection conversion, to automatically convert your regular recipes to convection with a touch of a button.

BlueStar does not have any electronics, which is similar to a commercial range. The BlueStar infrared broiler is the hottest reaching temperatures of 1,850 degrees. 


Jenn-Air will be $8,000 with a free dishwasher. BlueStar is over 11,000, but offers true customization of door swings. 750 different colors and different trims for a totally unique product. 

As I said in the beginning, these ranges have almost nothing in common, so your choice depends on how you cook. 

Jenn-Air is more user friendly, whereas BlueStar will be more powerful and technically a better range.

Additional Resources

Get our free Pro Cooking Buying Guide with specs, reviews and more on all the most popular brands. Over 180,000 people have already found answers in a Yale Guide.

View our Pro Cooking Buying Guide


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.

Brett Lucero

Brett Lucero has been with Yale Appliance since 2005, working in our delivery team before transitioning to the sales department. Brett enjoys spending time snowboarding, striper fishing, and golfing.

Schedule a showroom visit with me

A Note About Pricing

Pricing on this blog is for reference only and may include time sensitive rebates. We make every attempt to provide accurate pricing at time of publishing. Please call the stores for most accurate price.

Suggested Articles