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Monday, July 14, 2008

Power Up....

Years ago, consumers purchased pro ranges, because of the style and functionally the heat output. Although pro ranges seem to be the super premium choice, conventional stoves now have power burners as well. In fact, the outputs have become similar, so the question must be asked.

What is the BTU difference between a slide in at $2100 and a Pro range at about $5400?

JennAir...47,000 BTU(1 16, 15, 12 and 5)


Wolf...54,000 BTU(3 15,000 and 1 9,0000)+ other Wolf advantages: Double convection oven and three stage simmer capability on every burner.


Premium products are still selling fairly well, because people can have more affordable performance. Products to consider: JennAir, KitchenAid, Electrolux, Frigidaire and Bosch.


  1. Anonymous7:38 PM

    Is there a stainless steel stove without the black top - perhaps one with an all stainless top? I hate the dust that contstantly makes a black stove look dirty. Basically I'm looking for a range that looks like a pro range but performs and costs the same as a regular range.

  2. Gas yes...electric no...

    There are plenty of gas stoves which will meet that description

  3. Anonymous9:50 PM

    can you be more specific? Model numbers? prices? Thanks.

  4. Look at Bosch and GE stoves. There are plenty of choices.

    Prices start at $1189 to $2500