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

by Brett Lucero

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.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges, BlueStar

BlueStar vs. Miele Rangetops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by John Ramsay V

After you look at Capital, Wolf, Miele,Thermador, Dacor, Viking and BlueStar, you will notice two different types of rangetops.

First, are more powerful rangetops manufactured by commercial companies like BlueStar and Capital.

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Topics: Miele, Ranges, BlueStar

BlueStar vs. Capital Professional Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Chris Tavares

Professional-style ranges have a commercial appearance, yet are intended for residential use.

There are two types of professional-style ranges you can buy: Professional-style ranges manufactured by companies specializing in commercial grade appliances, and professional-style ranges manufactured by companies specializing in residential appliances.

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Topics: Professional Ranges, Capital, BlueStar

BlueStar 30 Inch Platinum Gas Professional Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

BlueStar is a very different range than any other product currently on the market. In a world of highly technical dual fuel, all stainless ranges, BlueStar is a more powerful, customizable gas-only range.

It is a very different solidly made range, but only for a certain type of chef. We will look at the company as well as the features of their Platinum range along with some comparisons to other ranges. At the end, you can decide if BlueStar is right for you and your family.

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Topics: Ranges, BlueStar

Best Gas Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

At one time gas wall ovens were much more popular than electric wall ovens. The 24 inch gas wall oven was a staple. Kitchens and cabinets have enlarged over the years. Most current manufacturers now produce only electric wall ovens.

What once was a kitchen staple is now almost extinct. I wondered myself what products were left. Now you and I will know.

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Topics: Wall Ovens, American Range, GE, BlueStar

Miele vs. BlueStar 36 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Miele and BlueStar. Now, here is an interesting comparison. These two manufacturers build ranges with feature sets on the polar opposite of the spectrum, and both are strong contenders in the professional range marketplace. 

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Topics: Miele, Professional Ranges, BlueStar

BlueStar Side Swing Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Brett Lucero

Take a look at this row of professional ranges. See something different?

That's right. BlueStar is the only one with a side swing door. It is unique. But should you consider it in your kitchen?

We look at the attributes of a side swing door, but first we'll look at BlueStar as a company and other features of their professional range.

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Topics: Professional Ranges, BlueStar

What is a Salamander Broiler?

by Steve Sheinkopf

Editior's Note: I have always been intrigued by Salamander broilers. Unfortunately, the item has only been available commercially. We just started carrying BlueStar for many reasons, but they have the Salamander which will be installed and working at Yale later this year.

I have never used one or seen one working, so this will be our second guest post in 9 years. The author is Eliza Sheffield, VP of Sales at BlueStar.

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Topics: BlueStar

Viking vs. Bluestar French Door Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Rick Medeiros

Wall ovens are now the most exciting cooking category. Manufacturers have gone high tech and have features like Wi-Fi in Dacor and Jenn-Air. Miele added steam to their ovens for baking bread. Wolf added a new blower convection system. All the above have added intuitive controls.

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Topics: Viking, Wall Ovens, BlueStar

BlueStar vs. Viking Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jonathan Beresford

Viking and BlueStar are two of the most powerful professional ranges on the market. Other than power, the ranges and the companies could not be more different. Your best choice will be based on what features are important to you.

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Topics: Professional Ranges, Viking, BlueStar

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