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BlueStar vs. Capital 30 Inch Pro Gas Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by John Ramsay V


Pro ranges have become more advanced over the years. Thermador has their star burners. Jenn-Air has an  LCD screen with convection conversion. Miele features steam for bread making as one touch controls. Wolf has their thermostatic twin convection in their dual fuel range.

On the other side, you compare BlueStar and Capital, both similar industrial, high-powered ranges.

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Topics: Capital, Professional Cooking, 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

The 5 Most Serviced Appliance Brands

by Steve Sheinkopf

We have already shared the most reliable brands and now we share the not so reliable.

This post is deliberately yet consistently unfair. If we have to send a tech for a minor issue, it is logged as a service visit. We do not distinguish between minor, major, installation or customer information problems. If we send a tech out, then it counts as a call.

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Topics: Marvel, True, Sub-Zero, U-Line, Gaggenau, Capital, Bertazzoni, Liebherr, Most Serviced Appliances, Bosch Benchmark

Most Powerful 30 Inch Professional Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

You are probably reading this post because you are a chef/cooking enthusiast or perhaps you have a large family. Either way, you have to prepare big meals for more than a few people.

However, you do not need to buy a professional range for high outputs anymore. Regular ranges have at least one high output burner and many times multiple burners. For example, this Frigidaire Professional range ($1,599) pictured below has a 18,000 BTU burner.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges, Viking, Capital

Capital vs. Thermador 36 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Neil Katz

You have plenty of new choices for professional ranges.

Miele, Jenn-Air and Dacor have great technology. Wolf, Thermador and the evaporating Viking companies are the better known brands.

However, there is a tier of lesser known brands you should consider.

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Topics: Thermador, Professional Ranges, Capital

Capital vs. Miele Dual Fuel 30 Inch Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Paul Groux

The professional range category has become crowded.

You have tons of choices from technologically savvy companies like Miele and Dacor.

You have stoves with high output like Capital, Jenn-Air and the fading Viking Corp.

Brands like Wolf and Thermador are still incredibly popular.

To confuse you even more, most regular gas units have high output on 1 or 2 burners. They just lack the commercial look of a pro.

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Topics: Miele, Capital, Dual Fuel Ranges

Best Custom Color Ranges (Reviews/Trends)

by Jessica Petrino

There has been a huge push in the appliance industry for designing appliances that appeal to clients’ and designers’ aesthetic preferences. One of the ways to accomplish this is to offer a product in a wide variety of colors.

Tdday, 99% of the ranges sold on the market come in stainless steel, black, or white. However a handful of my customers want to design their kitchen around an appliance that really pops in the space. The most popular appliance people choose in a custom color is their range.

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Topics: New Products, Professional Ranges, AGA Total Control, Viking, Capital, Bertazzoni

What Are The Most Powerful Professional Gas Rangetops?

by Mark Bennett

Gas appliances have increased in output over the years. What once was 12,000 BTU can now almost be double that. High BTU units cook faster and remove the angst from cooking larger items like sauces and lobster pots.

Higher output, however, is not necessarily the best burner to utilize. You have to consider the size of your pans as well. Small burner and big burner does not necessarily work. Some of the Pro Ranges, when comparing specs on paper, will offer extremely high output, but will offer the same physical size burner.

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Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges, Viking, Capital

Wolf vs Capital vs Viking 60 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Chris Wurlitzer

There is nothing you cannot cook in a 60 inch oven. There are two full size ovens and up to 8 seperate areas for burners, woks, grills, griddles or french tops. The 60 inch is the marquee piece in the appliance business.

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Topics: Wolf, Professional Ranges, Viking, Capital

Induction vs Pro Cooking

by Steve Sheinkopf

The hottest professional gas product is the Capital Culinarian. Have a look at this beast: 

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Bosch, Professional Ranges, Capital, Electric Cooking

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