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Best Professional Range Packages for 2017

by Steve Sheinkopf

Professional ranges are quite simply commercial styled, high BTU ranges for the home. Unlike a true commercial range, a professional range can be installed next to cabinets and are available in 30, 36, 48, and 60 inches wide. Extra insulation and sprinkler systems are not required. 

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Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges, Dacor

Dacor vs. Viking Wall Ovens (Reviews, Ratings, Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

Cooking products, especially wall ovens, are rapidly changing after years of the same old convection product. A few years ago, it was easy to buy a wall oven. Now manufacturers seem to have their own set of competencies. Miele has steam. Jenn-Air has their Culinary Center, and Wolf has their new VertiCross convection blower system.

New ovens now have sleek interfaces and new capabilities as well. You can buy wall ovens that connect to the internet so they can be operated remotely.

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Topics: Viking, Wall Ovens, Dacor

Samsung Buys Dacor, What This Means for You

by Steve Sheinkopf

The giant company, Samsung, has purchased the high-end Dacor appliance company. Should you care about this new ownership as a possible purchaser? In the short term, you probably should not.

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Topics: Yale PSA, Samsung, Dacor

Dacor vs. Viking 30 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Viking and Dacor have been mirror images of each other, just at different times. Dacor is a family owned American company and really innovated built-in cooking in the 1980’s. Viking was a family owned, American company widely credited for inventing the professional range in the 1990’s.

Much has changed since then and should influence your decision to buy either Dacor or Viking. We will look at the companies, their products and then compare.

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Topics: Professional Ranges, Viking, Dacor

Dacor vs. Miele 48” Dual Fuel Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Amy Ross

Dacor and Miele have the newest professional ranges with vastly different value propositions for you. Both are highly technical, but in very different ways.They are both family owned, but operate very differently.

To understand which is better for you, we will look at both companies, the technology and both ranges. Then you can judge which range might fit your needs.

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Topics: Miele, Professional Ranges, Dacor

The New Dacor 48” Dual Fuel Range (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Rick Medeiros

These days, our lives are full of technology. We have seen everything from smart phones to smart TV’s, and now a smart range. It’s a great concept for your phone but is this functional on your range?

We will look at Dacor's history and the new smart range. We will also compare Dacor to the popular Thermador.

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Topics: Professional Ranges, Dacor

Wolf vs. Thermador vs. Dacor vs. Viking Gas Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

Cooktops are pretty easy to understand as an appliance. They are quite simply the burner elements (the top) of a range without the oven.

They should be rated for output, simmer and reliability, because really that’s all the features.

Four of the top American brands are Thermador, Wolf, Viking and Dacor. We will look at each and compare.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Gas Cooktops, Viking, Dacor

Jenn-Air vs. Dacor Wi-Fi Wall Oven (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Brittany Jatkola

Over the past decade or so there have been huge advancements in technology. Smart technology like mobile phones and connected thermostats are now starting to be employed in the kitchen.

You will be able to control your oven through an app like your home security or lighting.

Does it really help and is it worth buying as a feature over traditional ovens?

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Wall Ovens, Dacor

Dacor vs. Miele Induction Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

If you are shopping for a new induction range, then two of the premium brands you may want to consider are Dacor and Miele.

Both are luxury appliance brands with different philosphies.Both companies are, however, family owned

We will briefly look at both companies, their products and then compare at the end.

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Topics: Miele, Induction Ranges, Dacor

Dacor vs. Miele Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

Wall ovens are simple to understand. Just imagine cutting the oven part and placing it in a wall.

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Topics: Miele, Wall Ovens, Dacor

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