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Monday, February 08, 2010

Pro Alternatives

Once upon a time, professional ranges (defined as fast burners of 15,000 BTU with a commercial appearance) were widely sold. This segment has been decimated with the economy and general housing market.

However, there are alternatives...


In many ways, this could be a better unit than a pro oven with a 17,000 BTU power burner, griddle burner, convection oven, second oven and self cleaning...Good value at

Bertazzoni A304GGVXE

Faux pro. Looks like a pro, but has regular burners and a much more ordinary price at $2299.

KitchenAid KDRS467VSS

Ok, this is a pro range. It is the hottest at 20,000 BTU with a clock, timer and self cleaning. At $5499, it is $3000 less than similar products.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:34 AM

    I'm in the market for a gas range with either gas convection or electric oven 30 inch, slide in. Our budget is $2,000. After reading your blog a bit I am looking at some of these ranges above, but also am thinking about the NXR (I was googling the NXR stove and that's how I found your blog.) How do these compare to the NXR? Also, do you have service people in VT? (If we were to come down there, check out your selection, and make a purchase?)