Updated January 04, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Commercial Ranges

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Public interest in pro-level cooking is at an all-time high, and there are quite a few ranges on the market that would be right at home in a restaurant. From massive, many-burnered behemoths to traditional-size ovens built with exceptional craftsmanship, there's certainly a commercial cooktop to suit your needs. As a rule, they're quite costly, but the right one should last for many years. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best commercial range on Amazon.

10. Saba GR-60

9. Kitma Hot Plate

8. Thor 3816U

7. Saba GS24

6. Thor HRD3088U

5. Waring WIH400

4. Wolf WSPR1

3. Kucht Professional

2. Vulcan Endurance

1. Vulcan SX36-6B

Editor's Notes

January 03, 2019:

Alright, let's get cooking! Commercial ranges differ from standard in-home units in a few ways, and size, heat output, and ease of service are near the top of the list. It's almost impossible to beat Vulcan equipment, and the top two models here are the same ones found in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world; more sweat has been lost in front of these bad boys than pretty much any other brand available. If you've got the budget, Vulcan is where you should turn. Alternately, Saba makes a wide range of ranges that are nearly clone's of Vulcan's tried-and-true designs, and they're roughly half the price or less. The Kucht and the Thor 3088 are both sized similarly to residential stoves, and they can definitely add a touch of professionalism to a home kitchen. The Waring, Kitma, and Thor 3816 don't come attached to ovens, which makes them considerably more portable than the rest. In fact, we recommend the Kitma especially for anyone who frequently runs pop-ups or large events, whether out of a restaurant or house. The Waring induction model is perfect if you need the most precise control possible, and makes for a perfect serving station for fresh ramen or pho. Finally, Wolf makes an excellent dedicated stock pot burner, which makes it simple to craft batches of soup or demi-glace.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on January 04, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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