The New Miele Dual Fuel 30 Inch Pro Range HR1924DF (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  November 14, 2014  |  3 Min. Read

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I recently flew out to the Miele headquarters in New Jersey to see their new dual fuel professional range. The showroom is really beautiful, but what struck me was the bread. There were loaves of freshly baked bread everywhere of all different types, shapes and sizes, like baguettes, sour dough and even jalapeno cheese.

It was curious until learning bread baking is a feature of this oven. It has 16 different automatic bread making programs as well as a steam cycle. There is a ton to like about this range. First let's look at pro ranges for a comparison.

Professional Ranges 1990-2014

The professional range category was created and once dominated by Viking. The range has basically been the same over the years with its commercial look. The burners have become more powerful from 15,000 to 22,000 on some ranges.

Wolf added dual convection in the early 2000s. Jenn-Air did the same in 2009, and then added better controls. Now the professional range segment is dominated by Wolf, Thermador, Jenn-Air and a rapidly fading Viking Corp.

The product is way better than the 1990 version, but not different. Miele is very different.

Miele HR1924 - $6699

HR1924

Features 

  • M Touch controls and backlit knobs
  • M Pro dual stacked burner system with
  • TrueSimmer
  • ComfortClean dishwasher-safe grates
  • TwinPower Convection fans
  • 21 Operating modes including
  • Self-Clean
  • Moisture Plus
  • MasterChef and MasterChef Plus
  • Automatic programs
  • Wireless Roast Probe
  • Soft Close and Soft Open
  • Clean Touch Steel™ front

Reasons to Consider

I like the top burners at 19,000 BTU, and the quality of the burners is solid. It has dual convection like the other popular brands so it compares well with existing products.

However, there are two reasons to buy a Miele pro range. First, you have the M Series MasterChef controls so you have a level of control unparalleled in the industry. Pick a food, add a weight and hit a button. It really is that simple.

Pro ranges (except for Jenn-Air) are for the most part devoid of control and now you have touch controls and 21 different cooking modes.

Reliability is the other reason. Miele is so tightly designed, engineered and built that it does not break. It has been consistently the most reliable appliance sold today.

Reasons to Not Buy

The big reason is price. Presently, you can buy a Jenn-Air and Thermador at about $6,000 with a free $1,200 dishwasher for almost $3,000 less than the new Miele.

I like its contemporary appearance, but it is almost proprietary. It will be tougher to match with other stainless appliances.

Final Thoughts

There will be people who point out Miele's lack of success with full size laundry and exit from that market. I do not give credence to that for the range, because the features are so compelling.

I really like the range. Its reliability is excellent, and now you will be able to really use a professional oven to its full potential. 

What do you think?

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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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