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May 1, 2023 | Ranges

5 Types of Kitchen Ranges and Their Benefits

Types of Kitchen Ranges

A range is an essential part of every kitchen. You will use yours to provide daily nourishment to your family, create culinary masterpieces, and even make delicious feasts for friends and family on holidays.

If you have already started your quest for a new appliance, then you have likely come face to face with a lot of ranges – with no idea which one to choose. 

When buying a range, you will want to take a few things into consideration, such as its size, finish, features, and more. Each of these things will determine just how well it fits in your home and in your lifestyle. But, first things first – you must decide what type of range you are looking for. 

To help you make the best decision for your investment, here are the 5 types of kitchen ranges and their benefits. 

1. Gas/ Liquid Propane Ranges

Gas/liquid propane ranges come in all different sizes, such as 30-inch, 36-inch, and 48-inch. And with that, the oven capacities and the number of burners will vary. You may even be surprised to have a range-top griddle, but that is not all that makes them stand out. 

When you invest in a range, you expect to use it for several years. When you purchase a gas/liquid propane range, you are giving yourself options. You may currently be using natural gas, but what if you decide to switch to liquid propane in a few years? This range will easily allow you to convert between the two types of gases. 

Gas/liquid propane ranges come with many benefits, including:

  • Control. A great amount of control over your level of heat when cooking, from simmer to boil and everywhere in between. This is all because the heat comes directly from the fire rather than waiting for a burner to heat up. 
  • Efficient heating. Because you can cook faster – you can also save yourself time. You know, more time to enjoy your delicious cooking and socializing. 
  • Moist heat. The heat that comes from a gas range is moist – especially in the oven. This produces great outcomes for your baked goods. 
  • Easy to clean. Gas/liquid propane ranges are super easy to keep clean, especially when they have a porcelain oven interior, porcelain spill tray on top, and a stainless steel finish. 

2. Dual Fuel/ Liquid Propane Ranges

Are you someone who cooks and bakes a lot? Are you looking for the most professional range for your residential kitchen? A dual fuel range may be just what you need. 

Every professional baker and chef knows that there is a certain type of heat that gives you the best outcome, no matter what you are cooking. 

For the oven, it is electric heat. Along with a commercial convection fan, the heat that radiates from the cal rod heating element gives you an even finished result every time. You will no longer find it necessary to rotate your baked goods in the oven – which is incredibly convenient. 

When it comes to cooking on the range top burners, natural gas or liquid propane are best. They provide instant and responsive heat when you need it, from the most delicate simmer to a roaring boil. 

It should be mentioned that these dual-fuel ranges come with many must-have features, too. 

3. Electric Ranges

Electric ranges are a standard option for ranges, providing heat to the oven and the stovetop using electricity. Because there is no flame, the stovetop can be decked out in a smooth glass top that gives you the ultimate sleek, modern look for your kitchen. And when coupled with a stainless steel finish? You better watch out, friend! You will have one hot range – and we aren’t talking about its temperature. 

There are quite a few benefits that come with electric ranges, including: 

  • More consistent oven temperatures 
  • Direct heat on the stovetop
  • Glass tops are easy to keep clean – and keep them shining nicely
  • Perform great for a low sizzle or a high boiling heat
  • While they do get hot, they do not have an actual flame 

If you are looking for a range that will fit perfectly in your kitchen, this may be it. 

4. Tilt Panel Ranges

THOR Kitchen has created Tile Panel Ranges in both gas and electric. These ranges are strong, durable stainless steel cooking machines that give you great visibility and full control thanks to the tilt panel touch controls. 

Functionality and efficiency are boosted so that you can create anything you want to at the touch of a button. These models come in 30-inch and 36-inch and offer a lot of features, such as: 

  • Powerful elements
  • True convection fan
  • Large oven capacity
  • Air frying 
  • Multiple cooking modes
  • Hidden bake element
  • Self-cleaning

If you are looking for something different, that would look great and be beneficial, too, then consider the tilt panel range. 

5. Gas Ranges

Gas ranges may be #5 on this list, but they definitely rank high in popularity. They are the tried and true type of range that many grew up with in their home. With a variety of sizes from 24 inches to 48 inches, these ranges offer many advantages. They are: 

  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Provide fast, efficient heat
  • A convection fan allows for moist, even baking
  • Precision control over your cooking 

Thanks to durable, continuous cast-iron grates, the range can take a lot without showing it. 

THOR Kitchen Has the Range For You

Well, there you have it – 5 kitchen ranges are their benefits. Which one is right for you?

THOR Kitchen designs premium and powerful pro-style ranges that function as well as they look. Whether you are looking for a gas/liquid propane range, a dual fuel/liquid propane range, an electric range, a tilt panel range, or a gas range – we have what you are looking for. 

Our ranges are sure to elevate your cooking experience. 

Shop our ranges now – online or at a store near you