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Top 3 Ranges Used by Professional Chefs

Professionals know that having the right equipment is a big piece of the puzzle, and the following ranges are considered top picks if you’re looking to install what the Pros use

Unless you’ve been in hiding for the past ten years, you know that the popularity of cooking shows has exploded in recent times. Celebrity chefs carry themselves with the swagger of sports stars and often flaunt their favorite pans, cooking utensils, and appliances - often times at the behest of their corporate sponsor. That said, there are a few top ranges that are wildly popular among professional chefs who appreciate precise control, rugged construction, and outright performance in a range. Here are three of the top choices today:

BlueStar Heritage Classic Series:

(preferred by Iron Chef and Restaurateur Jose Garces) You have to be pretty serious about cooking to outfit your kitchen with a BlueStar range, but if you do, you’ll find that the battleship-like durability, incredible flexibility, and super-powerful burner systems will redefine what is possible in a home range.

Professional chefs appreciate the 60” width that accommodates any holiday dinner or large-scale party or feast, while the 24” griddle/broiler adds serious capability - from breakfast to dinner. Commercial capacity convection ovens equate to quick and consistent cook times, while the UltraNova burners on the cooktop can be adjusted from a gentle simmer output to 22,000 BTUs of high-intensity power. BlueStar ranges start at several thousand dollars and go as high as $20,000. But think about this - they are so incredible they’ll likely increase the value of your home just by sitting in your kitchen. This range is also available in 750 colors to better suit your needs.


Viking Professional Custom Series:

(preferred by Chef Debra Ponzek of Aux Delices in Connecticut and Giada De Laurentiis). Viking is a serious name in the cooking industry, and their home ranges offer all of the potency, control, and durability of their commercial units - all wrapped up in a sleek and sophisticated package that will look incredible in any home.

The VGCC series offers 6 VSH sealed burners with up to 18,500 BTUs of cooking power, dual ProFlow Convection Ovens, a 12” griddle and 12” grill surface, and a variety of custom finishes to match any décor. SureSpark ignition systems deliver reliable performance day in and day out, while heavy-duty knobs, grates, and buttons are designed for long-term use and consistent operation. Halogen oven lights make checking on your favorite baked dishes a breeze, and the entire unit is designed with easy cleaning in mind. Most professional chefs don’t clean up after themselves, but we all can’t be so lucky! The one-piece cooktop and porcelainized cooking surface minimizes cleanup time and maximizes user enjoyment.

Thermidor Pro Grand Steam:

(preferred by legendary Chef Julia Child on her critically-acclaimed PBS TV series) Six high-output burners are tuned for serious performance, but you’ll also find that you have total control when you opt for the Pro Grand Steam series of performance ranges. 22,000 BTUs gets any meal going, while the warming drawer enables you to create sumptuous dishes right in your own kitchen - and keep them warm! The steam convection oven and easy-glide racks makes cooking a pleasure. Professionals love Thermidor, and you will, too!

These ranges represent the pinnacle of performance and design, and are ideally suited for those who want to outfit their kitchen with the absolute best in cooking appliances. The professionals trust them - and so should you! For more information about professional-grade ranges, contact the experts at AJ Madison today!