Unusual Range Configurations
Most ranges from different manufacturers seem very similar when it comes to the basics. Oven on the bottom – burners on top. Some have more than one oven, some have more burners than others, and perhaps a griddle or a grill, but beyond that, not many striking differences. Well, here are a few ranges that are dramatically different – and you can see it right away. These are specific ranges have unique features for chefs who have specific interests or requirements. Take a look.
Step-up Freestanding Ranges from American Range
Wonder why all the burners on your range are on the same level? Maybe you’ve seen restaurants where food is being cooked in what seems to be different cooking heights. American Range has created a “Step-up” range with burners on different levels.
When using multiple pots and pans simultaneously, handles become obtrusive and annoying. For this reason, many chefs have requested that burners be lifted to broaden the cooking surface and prevent handles from one pan heating the handles of another. In response, American Range has created the Step-Up Range line.
Griddle Broiler on Top from BlueStar
The professional-style raised griddle broiler allows for broiling and grilling simultaneously. This unique feature provides a full-size 12-inch griddle with a 600 degree maximum heating capacity. Perfect for last minute crisping, searing, or melting. It is powered by a 15,000btu radiant gas fired burner, capable of producing seared, crisp steaks in minutes!
Home Salamander Broiler from BlueStar
The granddaddy to the built-in griddle broiler above is BlueStar’s Salamander Broiler. It can be used on a countertop or installed on a wall – even above the range.
As the leading manufacturer of high-performance, commercial style ranges for the home, BlueStar offers a commercial quality Salamander Broiler for the home. With a Salamander Broiler in your kitchen, you will be able to broil meats like the finest steak houses. The 4-position adjustable grilling rack system effortlessly produces ideal cooking results on all of your favorite meats. The BlueStar Salamander broiler is the cooking appliance of choice for finishing or browning your culinary dishes, and a must for any high-performance kitchen.
The salamander can be mounted above your BlueStar range or used as a countertop unit. The direct-fired cermaic infrared broilers popular in the commercial restaurant industry are standard on all BlueStar salamander broilers. This large burner produces 1850º F of intense searing heat that can be adjusted for gentler broiling of more delicate foods. (The high temperature searing is made possible by two independently controlled 11,000BTU infrared ceramic burners).
Though AGA has many configurations and options including modern ranges with electronic controls, the still available traditional AGA cooker is unique in the industry.
Beneath the design values of every AGA cooker lies a heart of cast iron. Ready to cook whenever you are with no switches or dials to master, every cast iron AGA cooker is engineered to take care of itself, for generations to come. Every AGA cast iron range cooker comes with a roasting oven and a simmering oven, a simmering plate and a boiling plate, each is always ready at the optimum for each type of cooking. It’s the cast iron that makes this possible. It allows every AGA range cooker to store heat and steadily radiate it through the ovens and hotplates.
There’s more to the process, but it’s based on the principle of radiant heat, as refined and perfected over many decades, at AGA’s engineering and manufacturing facilities in England.
Now, here’s some important news. You won’t find any of these products at your neighborhood home improvement store. You probably won’t find them at your neighborhood appliance store either. You should visit a specialist such as Universal Appliance or Kitchen Center, because there is so much more you’ll want to find out.