The stainless range is no exception. Someone once looked in a commercial kitchen and thought...I wonder if this would work in my house.
Thus the pro range was born. The pro range has the high heat of a commercial with insulation, so it can be situated next to cabinets. It also wont burn your hands by touching it...a necessary perk.
Then of course, stainless became a nascent (good word, admit it) trend. Frigidaire was the first to see it 15 years ago and now every manufacturer markets a bunch...Add the competition to another recent trend, the recession, and you have the next fad (a short term trend)...called the price drop.
This stainless self-cleaning range is now under $400 or $300 cheaper than its original price...