Foodservice establishments looking for a versatile range that does not take up a lot of space often select a restaurant range. These items come as single, free-standing units that are ideal for kitchens and can easily fit any cook line. Multiple top configurations are available to suit any chef’s specific needs.
Restaurant ranges with a griddle plate are ideal for kitchens that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Large quantities of different foods, like bacon, eggs and hamburgers, can be placed directly onto the cooking surface, so the cook can keep up during rush hours. Kitchens that specialize in soups, sauces or other pan-cooked foods will need several open burners to get the job done. Finally, establishments that want the best of both worlds can have a mixed or combination top configuration that includes a griddle and a number of open burners.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ranges
Should I use gas or electric?
The type of range, whether gas or electric, can many times depend on the installation process. When considering a gas range, it is important to keep in mind where your gas line connection is in regards to where you wish to position the range. The same idea can apply to electric appliances and outlet availability or, if needed, electrical outlet installation. The best method is to contact someone experienced in range installation to determine which connection will work best for your establishment.
Gas fueled ranges are all about speed. They heat up quicker than electric models and normally offer a higher maximum temperature. They are even cheaper to buy. But sometimes, electrical ranges are the only option due to city codes involving gas versus your location. A good general rule is, when you have the option to go with gas, gas is the better all-around choice.
What sizes are available?
We offer ranges from as small as 16" with 2 burners, to 72" with 12 burners. The standard sizes are 24", 36", 48", 60", and 72". Our salespeople are experts in helping choose which size is right for your business.
What kinds of configurations are there? What about bases?
For the cook top, ranges can have any combination of burners, griddles, hot tops, and charbroilers. Some specialty ranges even have a fryer as part of their cook tops. Bases can be any variety of standard ovens, cabinets, convection ovens and modular storage areas. Typically, ranges above 36" will offer 2 bases, with 60" and 72" being able to support 2 full-size ovens.
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