Uses either natural gas or liquid propane. Great cooking performance with an instant, constant flame that the user can adjust visually. Open flames from a gas range can also cook food more quickly.
Provides more even baking than gas which makes it an excellent choice for fueling convection ovens. Most electric ranges today have a sleek, glass cooktop which is much easier to keep clean.
Dual Fuel Ranges
Combines a gas burner cooktop and an electric oven in one range (more ideal for baking). Gives the best of both worlds to optimize cooking performance for those who like to cook like a professional at home.
A stand-alone range with panels on both sides, giving it a complete finished look from any angle. Also has a backsplash for the temperature/timer display and controls.
Slide-in ranges come without side panels and have a slightly protruding cooktop. This allows the surface of the cooktop to overlay onto the counter for a more seamless, built in look.
Similar to slide-in ranges but are installed on top of a cabinet base and are permanently affixed. They usually sit atop a built-up wood base for a more customized look and therefore, do not have a bottom drawer.
Since most ranges measure 30 inches in width, most kitchen layouts dictate that this is the size to be used. This is especially true when retrofitting a new range into an existing location.
Designer kitchens may call for a 36, 40, 48 or 60 inch range. These larger ranges offer additional benefits like a second oven, a grill, a griddle, additional burners or combinations of the afore-mentioned. For smaller kitchens with less space we offer the flexibility of smaller ranges - such as 20 or 24 inch models.
Powered by either natural gas or liquid propane. Gas cooktops have a faster heat response and more precise heat control. Still requires a 120 volt electrical connection for the igniter and controls.
Comes in smoothtop, coil and induction options. Traditional electric cooktops are commonly priced lower than other options due to a slower heat transfer. Whereas, induction models command a higher price due to improved functionality.
Note: Generally requires a 208/240 volt electrical connection unless otherwise noted.
Uses high-frequency induction coils below the glass cooking surface to transfer heat to cookware via magnetic field. Only the cookware gets hot, leaving the cooktop magically cool to the touch so it’s safe and easy to clean.
Cooktops that are installed or “dropped" into the surface of the countertop for an integrated flush design. Drop-in cooktops are available in a variety of fuel types; including gas, electric, induction and hybrid (gas & induction).
Installed by sliding into the countertop as opposed to being placed on top of the counter like a cooktop. Rangetops have a more convenient front control panel design and tend to have burners with professional level power for the aspiring home chefs. They are typically gas but can also come in electric and induction variations.
A type of drop-in cooktop that is unique in that it has a smooth glass cooking surface that sits flush with the counter and is easier to clean.
Cooktops are available in 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 or 10 burner configurations depending on the size and type. Most standard cooktops are 4 burner, with 5 burners becoming more popular. When retrofitting to an existing kitchen you should look at these options first, but for custom kitchens there are plenty of other choices both large and small to suit your specific needs.
Most prevalent wall oven type on the market because of its many cooking features including steam and speed options along with its ability to maintain temperatures more accurately then gas. Traditionally electric wall ovens come in either a single or double oven design.
Gas Wall Ovens
Gas models aren't as common because they need to be vented to the outside, however they are more energy efficient and keep baked foods moist longer.
Single Wall Ovens
Electric wall ovens can be installed under a counter or below a cooktop allowing for more efficient space utilization and a flush built-in design.
Double Wall Ovens
Allows for more cooking flexibility, with some ovens having convection capabilities in one or both ovens.
Keeps hot food warm after cooking and can also be used to heat serving bowls and plates. Great for keeping food hot while you continue cooking, especially for large multi-dish meals.
Similar to a double oven except the top unit is a microwave oven instead of a traditional oven.
Wall ovens typically come in 24, 27 & 30 inch widths. However, they are also available in 36 inches to pair with popular 36 inch cooktops. This combo creates a seamless look that’s a sleek alternative to an all-in-one range. Many of the narrower cooktops also offer an aftermarket trim kit to help create that same matched look if desired.
Standard microwave oven that can be placed just about anywhere, are portable, relatively inexpensive and ideal for kitchens with lots of counter space.
Over the Range (OTR) Microwaves
Combines a microwave oven with a ventilation hood that can be installed over a range or a cooktop. Includes mounting hardware. Note that most OTR’s can be either vented to the outside or recirculated.
Over the Counter (OTC) Microwaves
A microwave oven that is mountable under an upper cabinet but does not have ventilation capabilities. They can also be installed within an existing cabinet space thereby improving counter space.
The latest development in microwave ovens is the microwave drawer. These units are installed below the countertop and open like a drawer. Made to complement a specially designed kitchen with a built-in look.
A standard wall oven with a microwave built-in directly above it.
A great solution for kitchens with limited counter space. These microwave ovens can be installed into your cabinets with an optional built-in trim kit (requires clearance of at least one inch on all sides, allowing the unit to breath). A true built-in microwave oven is identical in style to a wall oven in that it has a dropdown style door instead of a side hinge. However, more recently many side hinge models can also be installed built-in.
Brings together the speed and convenience of a microwave with the browning and crisping capabilities of a convection oven. Bake and broil with results similar to that of a conventional oven.
Microwave ovens are typically 30 inches wide but can come in a variety of other options both large and small to suit your needs. If you’re opting for a built-in model, trim kits are often available to help match the width of other appliances installed above or below.
Mounts to the bottom of a cabinet. Can either recirculate air through a filter to remove smoke, odor and grease or can be ducted to the outside of the home via an adjoining wall or ceiling. Some under cabinet hoods can be flush with the cabinetry providing more head room when not in use, this style is known as a slide-out hood.
Mounts to the wall above the cooking surface. Typically placed in between cabinetry but can be standalone as well. This exposed hood provides a professional, restaurant-style look that is very popular. Ceilings higher than 8 feet require a soffit or telescopic duct cover.
Mounts directly to the ceiling above the cooking surface. Island mounts are great for ranges or cooktops installed in an island where no walls or cabinets are available for mounting.
Without walls or cabinets to help corral fumes, it’s recommended that you choose a hood that is 6 to 12 inches wider than the cooktop to ensure maximum effectiveness. The sleek, free-hanging design creates a very stylish focal point over the island.
Installed behind a cooktop when updraft ventilation is not an option, reversing the direction of rising smoke and fumes exhausting them downward. The motor is built into the base cabinet and vented to the outside via metal ducts. They typically can only be installed with drop-in cooktops.
When a custom hood is made and the internal blower is too small to fit the perimeter of the hood, the liner is designed to fill the gap. An insert is specially designed to fit within the cabinetry to be hidden and contains a blower, as well as speed controls and lights.
To choose the right size range hood, be sure any model you consider is at least as wide as the cooking surface it is installed over. Most manufacturers recommend an overhang of 3 inch on each side for best results. For Island hoods, the recommendation is twice that.
Refers to the amount of suction power the hood produces. The term CFM translates to “cubic foot per minute". To determine how much power is required, calculate the total BTU output of your range or cooktop and then divide that figure by 100 to get the approximate CFMs required.