Appliance 101: The Range, Cooktops, Rangetops and Ovens

Knowing what appliances work best for you is a vital part of the kitchen planning process. Here is a simple breakdown so you can see some of the options available. Stay tuned for more Appliance 101.


THE RANGE: 

Ranges have burners: Gas or Electric

Standard Size is 30"  but may be as large as 48" depending on the style and brand you choose

 General Electric GE Monogram® 30" All Gas Professional Range with 4 Burners 

 General Electric GE Monogram® 30" All Gas Professional Range with 4 Burners 

30" freestanding range: cost effective, functional, less attractiv

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Viking 30" Gas Self-Clean Range, Natural Gas, Chrome

Viking 30" Gas Self-Clean Range, Natural Gas, Chrome

30" slide-in range: has a more built-in look, countertop continues behind range so backsplash is obstructed and has something to sit on, controls are at the top or front, drawer below ven.

General Electric GE Profile Series 30" Drop-In Electric Range

General Electric GE Profile Series 30" Drop-In Electric Range

30" drop-in range: built-in look of a slide in, but more integrated because the drawer is eliminated and toe-kick continuous

 Viking 36" Custom Sealed Burner Range, Natural Gas

 Viking 36" Custom Sealed Burner Range, Natural Gas

36" range: more of a commercial look, typically gas but some electric burners, oven below

Viking 48" Custom Sealed Burner Range, Propane Gas, Brass Accent

Viking 48" Custom Sealed Burner Range, Propane Gas, Brass Accent

48" range: typically two ovens below, one larger, one smaller, most costly


THE COOKTOP:

Cooking surface- either gas or electric which are cut into the countertop surrounding it front and back giving it a very integrated look.

Typically 30" and 36" -Smaller and Larger Versions Available

 Miele Gas Cooktop (Natural Gas)

 Miele Gas Cooktop (Natural Gas)


THE RANGETOP:

A range minus the oven

Typically gas

 Wolf 48" Sealed Burner Rangetop - 6 burners, Charbroiler

 Wolf 48" Sealed Burner Rangetop - 6 burners, Charbroiler


THE OVEN:

If you have a chosen or cooktop or rangetop - you will also need to choose an oven

Typically electric, but can be gas

Combinations may include- a double oven- warming drawer and an oven- microwave and an oven

Thermador 30 inch Professional Series Triple Oven (oven, convection microwave and warming drawer)

Thermador 30 inch Professional Series Triple Oven (oven, convection microwave and warming drawer)

Viking 27" Double Custom Electric Select Oven, No Brass Accent

Viking 27" Double Custom Electric Select Oven, No Brass Accent