A freestanding range is owned by 90 percent of the American range buying population. Many freestanding ranges have a backguard containing the cooktop and oven controls.
This article will address the most powerful free standing gas ranges in the appliance industry. The power of gas ranges is measured in British thermal units, more commonly referred to as BTUs. This unit measures the amount of heat for the surface burners.
Ten years ago, the average burner power was 10,000 to 12,000 BTUs on the high end, but now they are far stronger. You do not need a professional range for high output burners anymore.
Slide-In vs. Freestanding
This is a frequently asked question. Slide-ins have the controls on the front. They also sit on top of the countertops to eliminate seams, so liquid, grease and food cannot drip between the range and the cabinet. Freestanding is less pricey for the similar features.