Top 5 Best Pro and Custom Ranges 2017

If you were to ask me “What the best range is”, I wouldn’t be able to answer that question without asking you first, “How you would use the range?” For instance, do you need high output? Do you like to simmer? Do you roast or bake? Would you use steam or a warming drawer?

You, as an individual, are different from my last client. Based on your answers, we would look at the right products for YOUR particular style.

Unfortunately, there is no one product completely satisfying everyone’s requirements. For this article, we will look at every style and the reasons to purchase a professional range.

What is popular?

Previously, you either bought a gas range or an electric range. Dual fuel gained popularity about 15 years ago because gas was perceived to be the ideal cooktop type, and electric, the ideal oven type. Of course this is a generality because gas is better for broiling and roasting.

In the past 10 years, induction has gained popularity due to its efficiency and safety replacing electric as the go-to alternative to gas. Today, you can buy a range for anywhere from $500 to $100,000.

This article will address the coolest ranges out there and will cover each category. The range categories worth addressing are gas, dual-fuel, induction, and custom.

Best Gas Range

Why buy an all-gas range? All gas ranges give you gas burners and a gas-powered oven. A gas-powered oven has a moist heat and is ideal for roasting. Infrared broilers with intense direct heat are available only in gas.

Gas ranges can be found in freestanding, front-control, slide-in, and professional categories.

Who makes the best gas range?

Bluestar Platinum 60’’ BSP6010B $15,775

60-inch Platinum Series Freestanding Range from BlueStar


  • Available in 750 + colors and finishes (added cost for customization)
  • 10 open burners
  • 2 x 25,000 BTU burners
  • 3 x 22,000 BTU burners
  • 2 x 18,000 BTU burners
  • 2 x 15,000 BTU burners
  • 1 x simmer burner (130 degrees)
  • Comes with interchangeable griddle and charbroiler accessory
  • Integrated wok cooking
  • PowR oven with 40% faster preheat and 30% greater efficiency
  • 1850-degree infrared broiler
  • True European convection oven fits a full-size baking sheet
  • Handcrafted in PA

BlueStar is my choice, only because it has the most powerful burner along with the hottest broiler.  The oven is pure convection with the evenest heat. It is available in 30, 36,48 and 60 inches in width