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Pro-Picks | The Top Ten 36-Inch Ranges of 2017

Top 36-Inch Ranges for 2017 from Appliances Connection

Many people get confused as to whether that cooking device in their kitchen is called a range or a stove, but that's just a matter of semantics and tradition. The distinction is rather simple: Ranges cook food, a stove technically does not. Ranges include a stove top (with burners) and an oven below. Chances are, that's what is already in your kitchen. Stoves are heating devices and they don't all necessarily cook, such as the wood-burning or coal-burning ones often found in homes to keep people toasty in winter. 30-inch ranges were the standard residential

A Quick Intro Into the Types of Ranges

The sheer number of options is enough to make anyone confused, but what you select is really going to depend upon the size of your family, the size of your home, and your cooking requirements. Here's a quick run-down:

  • Freestanding Range: This is the most common type of range. With burners, oven, and finished sides, it fits anywhere in your kitchen, and can stand on its own or between cabinets.
  • Slide-In Range: They have a built-in look without a backguard so you can see your backsplash. The stove top is slightly wider so it extends a little over the counter. Here, the sides are not finished so it does need to slide in between cabinets.
  • Gas, Electric, & Dual Fuel: Everyone knows about gas ranges and electric ranges, but dual fuel ranges means that the ovens are electric, while the stove top is gas. The advantage? Sometimes oven temperatures can fluctuate with gas, while electric ovens can be more even.
  • Range Size: While the most common width size seems to be somewhere between 30 to 36-inches, Appliances Connection does carry the popular and common 24-inch width that accommodates apartment and townhouse dwellers, as well as the increasingly popular tiny houses. We also carry and even more compact lineup of 20-inch ranges.
  • Brands: We have a wide variety of range models, so it's impossible to include them all. There are several luxury brands like Blue Star and Ilve that will even allow you to order a custom color range. We also carry household names like GE, Electrolux, and Frigidaire that make standard and professional-style ranges.

Check out these great cooking range recommendations from Appliances Connection for 36-inch ranges-- our top picks of the year so far.

Our Expert Picks for 36-Inch Ranges

A 36-inch range is pro-style; you don't need to be a chef, but if you love to cook and bake, the features can increase your ability with high-powered BTUs, cast-iron grates and knobs and display features galore.

Thermador PRO Harmony Series 36 Inch Slide-in Gas Range - PRG364NLH

Thermador has been making appliances since the early 1900s and is a popular choice among homeowners, designers and builders. Here we have the 36-inch Star K Certified Pro Harmony Professional Series Slide In that provides all the essential cooking needs in one gas range. This unit features four patented star burners, a grill, and a five cu. ft. oven capacity to serve all of your cooking demands.

  • Professional style, continuous cast iron grates
  • Continuous porcelain, easy to clean cooking surface
  • Every burner 18,000 BTU
  • Exclusive, sealed 3-in-1 StarBurner's unique five-point design offers a reduced cold spot, faster time to boil and the ExtraLow feature.

Verona 36 Inch Freestanding Electric Range

Every Verona appliance is designed in Venice, Italy and utilizes an exclusive cooking technology that use less fuel and energy than standard burners. Here, we have a 36" Electric Freestanding Range with five Smoothtop cooktop elements, Storage, a four cu. ft. Primary Oven Capacity, Glass Ceramic Surface in Burgundy. The heat element configurations accommodate large stock pots, and the smoothtop surface allows for easy clean-up.

  • Smooth black ceramic glass cooktop can easily be wiped down without any hassle like removing cooktop grates.
  • Multi-function European convection oven provides 7 cooking modes that will making preparing meals faster, taking less time than most convection ovens
  • A full width storage compartment provides plenty of room under the oven

Tecnogas Superiore Deco Series 36 Inch Freestanding Gas Range

This Italian company features Art Deco Appliances for luxury homes. We have a 36" Deco Series Gas Freestanding Range with a six sealed burner cooktop, a 6.7 cu. ft. Primary Oven Capacity, in Black and Cream. Additional features include massive capacity, four convection fans, power burners, triple-layered doors and easy cleanability.

  • Power burner with simmer allows to have the 750 btu necessary for gentle simmering.
  • The triple layered glass door is engineered to grant maximum thermal insulation.
  • Easy-to-clean grey enamel finish, which allows for effortless cleaning.
  • Fully extractable glide shelves for easy access to baking pans through total extraction

BlueStar 36 Inch Freestanding Gas Range

Blue Star Appliances are chef-inspired, created for professional-grade results! Here we have a 36-inch Gas Freestanding Range with a six sealed burner cooktop, a five cu. ft. primary oven capacity, 30000 BTUs of fire power, an Infrared Broiler, and convection cooking capabilities. Handcrafted in Reading, PA, this model also features full motion grates and an extra large convection oven.

  • Sealed Burner Series burners provide a searing 21,000 BTUs for high heat cooking and searing.
  • Black enamel top provides a sleek cooking surface that resists scratching to stay looking new for years.
  • Direct-fired ceramic infrared broiler is standard on all Sealed Burner Series ranges.
  • Convection fan system results in the most complete exchange of air possible.

Capital PRECISION Series 36 Inch Freestanding Gas Range

The Capital Precision Series 36-inch Gas Range has six pro-inspired Power-Flo burners and a large 4.9 capacity oven. The Power-Flo burners can deliver a low true simmer and a powerful blast of 19,000 BTUs of heat. Despite this high heat variability, the Capital Precision 36-inch Range has Stay-Cool die cast, chromes plated metal knobs that are cool to the touch at all times for safe use. The large oven has five rack positions and can fit a fill size commercial cookie sheet. Best of all, Capital ranges come in custom color options that you can choose from to totally personalize your range!

  • Power-Flo burners are the most advanced proprietary burners in the industry.
  • The rear of the range provides clearance for both a wall mounted gas service or a floor access gas service and is equipped with a standard 3 prong electrical cord.
  • 19,000 BTU Power-Flo sealed burners provide high searing heat but all turn down to Tru Simmer

Wolf 36 Inch Freestanding Gas Range

The Wolf 36-inch Pro Gas Range delivers fast and powerful results through consistent convection cooking and a 18,000 BTU broiler. The powerful broiler lets you sear, crisp, sizzle, and finish off dishes to get professional caliber results, effortlessly. The signature red knobs immediately identity your range as a true wolf appliance and it carries the prestige well on adjustable stainless-steel legs. The Range is durably constructed in a heavy-gauge stainless steel so it's a long-term investment that’s sure to stand the test of daily use.

  • Large capacity convection oven heats quickly, cooks evenly for more consistently delicious results, and has 18,000 Btu infrared broiler for ultra-fast sears.
  • Continuous cast-iron grates with a matte black, porcelain finish let you slide pots easily on and off heat, or from one burner to another.
  • Each burner has a sensor that detects if the flame has gone out while you're cooking and automatically re-ignites it.

Viking 7 Series 36 Inch Freestanding Gas Range

The Viking 7 Series 36-inch Pro Gas Range is a force to be reckoned with. Available in seven distinct colors (including Apple Red, Black, Graphite, Cobalt Blue, and more), this Viking Pro Range has four VariSimmer burners and a ViChrome Griddle. The burners are Viking Elevation Burners with brass flame ports that go up to 23,000 BTUS (and the U-shaped burner goes up to 30,000 BTUs) and are designed to produce a 25% faster boil. The griddle is thermostatically controlled and heats evenly for professional results that are inspired by the Viking Commercial Plancha.

  • The VariSimmer Setting on ALL burners provides gentle, even simmering at precisely low cooking temperatures.
  • This large capacity oven has six rack positions and ships standard with TruGlide oven racks.
  • 3 sized burners with brass flame ports that efficiently deliver heat to any size cookware.

Ilve Nostalgie Series 36 Inch Freestanding Gas Range

Ilve is best known for their antique-looking ranges and many custom color and custom trim options. The Ilve 36-inch Freestanding Gas Range has a griddle and four sealed burners. The cast iron grates are designed so that you can easily slide even your heaviest pots over instead of having to lift them. The range also has a full width warming drawer that draws its heat from the oven, so it doesn't require any additional energy. The Ilve 36-inch Pro Range also has a Wok Ring for perfectly even heat distribution that's great for stir-fry cooking!

  • Heavy-duty cast-iron grates are designed for you to slide pots and pans from burner to burner.
  • Warming drawers with ball bearing glides in all ranges. Draws heat from oven so no additional energy is used.
  • 4 Burners enable you to prepare multiple dishes at one time.

Smeg Victoria Series 36 Inch Freestanding Gas Range

The 36-inch Smeg Victoria Range is a classically-inspired modern marvel. The range comes in three color options and is featured here in the glossy black enamel option because Smeg is known for their incredibly durable and beautiful color enamel options. The 36-inch Smeg Victoria Range has traditionally-inspired knobs and handles, but the overall aesthetic feels too chic and sophisticated to be labeled as a traditional range. The range also has a stainless steel storage drawer built into it, electronic controls, full-width continuous grates, true European Convection cooking capabilities, five powerful burners with varying BTU levels, and an Ever-Clean enameled interior cavity that makes the oven super easy to clean.

  • Electronic clock with programmable features
  • Full-width continuous grates
  • Functional and harmonious, this style is enhanced by materials and finishes, creative touches such as a backsplash with the Smeg logo and the chrome control knobs, to enhance the beauty of the range.
  • "Ever-Clean" enameled interior cavity

Dacor Renaissance Series 36 Inch Freestanding Dual Fuel Range

The 36-inch Dacor Renaissance Series is one of Dacor's most impressive ranges yet! The features six sealed gas burners or varying BTU ratings, a TiltVue Control Panel and a 10-Key touch pad, a griddle, and a wok ring. This Dacor range has small LED accents, like the Illumina Burner Controls, that make look as aesthetically pleasing as it is powerful. The oven in the Dacor Renaissance Range as an Automatic Hold function that switches the oven to a keep warm mode to keep your dishes ready to serve while you finish cooking. The extra wide continuous grates on the rangetop make moving even your heaviest pots a breeze-- all you have to do is slide it over!

  • Simmer, sear and saute with the utmost control, thanks to our SimmerSear Burner.
  • RapidHeat Bake Element allows for faster preheating and exceptionally even baking and browning.
  • Illumina Burner Controls the knobs glow Dacor`s signature flame-blue to always let you know when a burner is on.

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