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Which Pro Range Should I Buy?

April 5th, 2018 | 2 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf


If you’re in the market for a new professional range, it’s probably because you’re renovating, building or upgrading. There can be an overwhelming amount of options.

Pro Range Configurator 

Pro ranges now have an array of features such as steam ovens, warming drawers, self-cleaning, infrared broilers, twin convection as well as different choices in gas, dual fuel, and even induction.

We designed a pro range configurator to make it easy for you. You can select the options you want depending on your kitchen, style, and cooking preference and our pro range configurator will break down your options for you based on your selections.

However, there are a few things you need to know first for the best results.

Size and Oven

It's important to know the size of your range that’s currently there or being planned for your kitchen. The most popular sizes for a professional range are 30, 36, and 48 inches.  


You need to have an idea of how you are going to use the oven - whether you will be baking or broiling more as well as knowing how you will use your stovetop. Do you need more output or a better simmer? Is the grill or griddle important?  


Wolf GR304 - 4 Burners 


Thermador PRG486JDG - 6 Burners 1 Griddle 

Your burner configuration depends on the size and your cooking preference. Depending on what brand you select, you could have the stovetop be all burners or a mix of burners with a griddle or grill.  


Miele Pro Range w/ Grill 

Fuel Type

Once you have an idea of how you will be using your oven, you also need to know the fuel type whether it’s all gas or dual fuel. Dual fuel ranges have a gas stovetop with an electric convection oven.

Typically, electric ovens are better for baking because you have more control of your oven temperature and convection provides consistent, even heat.  An all gas range is more powerful and provides a moister heat, which is better for roasting.

As for features, think about if you would like guided cooking or just something more basic.  Remember, no one range has the best of every feature.


Miele Controls 

With these things in mind, you are ready to use our Pro Range configurator. Feel free to run through it a few times to see which range may work best for you and your family. 

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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