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Best 60” Professional Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Stan Pendrak

The 60" professional range is the largest range you can buy. It has every feature standard like French tops, grills, griddles of various sizes and multiple burners. You will also have two full size ovens.

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Topics: Professional Ranges, NXR

Capital And NXR

by Steve Sheinkopf

Behold The Yale Outlet:

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Topics: Gas Cooking, Capital, Ranges, NXR

Our Most Popular Post Ever

by Steve Sheinkopf

Don Henley once wrote "The more I know the less I understand". I look at the 820 posts and this one is by far the most popular...Its not my early thought provoking stuff, nor is it about SubZero, LED, Viking, GE or Bosch..

Its about NXR....Why? Here is the post with a How to afterward.

Features to Consider when buying a pro range

1. Self clean or not....?
2. Regular gas or dual fuel?
3. Grill or griddle option?
4. Low simmer/Higher output

Best Names

Simmer...Thermador...150 degrees is the lowest
Price....Viking(open burner units)
Oven.....Wolf(double convection)

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Topics: Gas Cooking, NXR

Renovate Cheaply

by Steve Sheinkopf

You do not have to spend a fortune to renovate well. Have a look at some decent alternative to spending a ton of dough.

The Bosch 4 series dishwasher: At $534 after rebate, it is a great value.

Fisher Paykel refrigeration: Shallow depth, 33 inchs and $500-1000 less than other shallow depth products.

From the world of Pro:

Bertazoni: Italian design at an affordable number.

NXR: The first Chinese Pro range with 18,000 BTU output.

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Topics: Bosch, Dishwashers, Washers, Refrigerators, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Ranges, Bertazzoni, Shallow Depth Refrigerators, Fisher Paykel, NXR

Cheap Pros

by Steve Sheinkopf

So you have decided to buy a professional range, it is an exciting purchase. The range will have a burner output of 15-18,000 BTU, convection oven and the all important commercial look. For some of us, the excitement ends at the price, which can be prohibitive. For a 30 inch range, the tag can be in the $3500-6000 range. For a 36, the price can be $5400 to almost 10,000.

There are, however, very good alternatives to the traditional professional range. First, the burner output can be emulated on most standard ranges. A JennAir pro style slide in, for example, will have 2 16,000 BTU burners.

If it is the commercial look you seek then Bertazzoni and NXR offer the "pro" look at a much cheaper price.

Have a look...


Upside: Price (the 30 inch is only $1999), 18,000 BTU burners and a great simmer at 500 BTU per burner.
Downside: Brand new and unproven.



Upside: Price, great Italian styling and a multitude of finishes.
Cons: Only a few of the burners are high BTU, only available with burners.

Upside: Price



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Topics: Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges, Slide-In Ranges, Ranges, Bertazzoni, NXR

Chinese Pros

by Steve Sheinkopf

Part of what people will see this weekend at Innovation 08 are prototypes and brand new products unseen by consumers. NXR is the first professional range imported from China. It seems to have good specifications and an unbelievable price at $1999.

Because we are the servicer provider, I am concerned about initial quality. At a 20-30% discount versus competitive products, NXR will certainly not be the last company to manufacture in China

Have a look

NXR Range
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Topics: Ranges, NXR

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