Shopping by Style: Great Range Picks For Modern, Vintage & Industrial Kitchens

Shopping by Style: Great Range Picks For Modern, Vintage & Industrial Kitchens

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Melissa DiRenzo
Mar 18, 2017
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The range is the real workhorse of the kitchen. I don't think there's anything more satisfying than walking into a kitchen with all the burners and oven full of delicious dishes stewing and simmering, just waiting to be devoured. Kitchen ranges have come a long way and there are more choices than ever when it comes to form and function. Here's a guide to get you started when picking what range is right for your kitchen.

What you're looking for depends on your cooking routine, your space and style. Of course there's lots of info to consider when buying a range, but why not start with style? We've broken it down into three categories: modern, vintage, and industrial.

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If you're looking for a sleek modern look and the latest induction technology then consider one of these modern ranges:

SHOP MODERN RANGES:

1. Samsung Slide-In Stainless Steel Range: This range includes a convection oven and ceramic glass cook top. The oven can be split in two with the Smart Divider, increasing cooking efficiency. It allows convection cooking in both ovens simultaneously. Sears, $1599.99

2. Whirlpool 30" Slide-In Electric Range: This range will give you clean lines in the kitchen as well as technology to skip preheating for frozen favorites, guided cooktop controls help you control heat without guesswork and a dual radiant element is like having 2 elements in one. Home Depot, $848.70

3. Kitchen Aid Black Stainless Steel Electric Free Standing Range: This convection oven and ceramic cook top has everything you need to cook up a storm while looking sleek and stylish in your modern kitchen. Best Buy, $1169.99

4. GE Profile Series Slide-In Induction & Convection Range: Great design plus the newest induction cook top and convection oven technology. Fast preheating when you're in a rush and a warming drawer to keep things warm when you're not. GE, $3199

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If you run your kitchen like a restaurant, then consider one of these industrial pro-like ranges to keep up:

SHOP INDUSTRIAL RANGES:

1. Verona Dual Fuel Convection Gas Range: This powerful range has 7 burners including a 16,000 BTU burner for large stock pots. Two multi-function convection ovens provide seven cooking modes each to prepare your meals with better results in less time. A full-width compartment provides plenty of room. All Modern, $3399

2. Bertazzoni Pro Series Gas Range: This industrial style range includes four brass burners exclusive to Bertazzoni, with up to 18,000 BTU power. It offers both traditional and convection baking in the oven, and an extra wide infrared boiler. Available in six different color finishes. AJ Madison, $3349

3. Big Chill Pro Gas Range: This stylish range is packed with pro power with 30,000 BTU oven, a true 15,000 BTU infrared broiler, and 6 burners ranging from simmer to 18,000 BTU. Available in 9 standard colors or 200 custom colors. Big Chill, $3295

4. GE Cafe Series Gas Range: This powerful range offers the flexibility of three different burners with up to 20,000 BTU power. The double oven gives you cooking flexibility for the masses with the largest capacity in the industry. GE, $3299

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If both your cooking and kitchen is full of personality and you don't mind investing in a real statement piece, then consider one of these vintage-inspired ranges:

1. Viking Freestanding Gas Range: This 36" wide range combines Italian design with pro performance. It includes four high performance burners with up to 20,000 BTU and 8 oven cooking functions. Comes in four different color finishes. AJ Madison, $12,859

2. Big Chill Electric Induction Range: This retro-inspired piece includes the latest technology with four cooktop induction zones that automatically adjust to the size of the pan and a "Power Booster" function that boils a gallon of water in less than 5 minutes. It has the largest oven capacity for a 30" range. Choose from nine standard colors or 200 custom colors. Big Chill, $4995

3. Northstar Range: This range comes in either electric ceramic top or gas option with a true convection oven and warmer. Comes in nine retro-inspired colors. Elmira Stove Works, $5695 (starting price for 30" electric)

4. Heartland Classic Gas Range: This 30" gas range will add a true antique feel to your kitchen. Cook up hearty stews on four powerful sealed high efficiency gas burners. The high efficiency oven uses half the gas that other ranges consume. The Chimney Sweep, $5395

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