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3 Types of Ranges to Consider When Looking for a Used Commercial Range in Arlington Heights

April 24th, 2019

restaurant-chef-cooking-rangeAre you opening a restaurant in Arlington Heights? Depending on the kind of cuisine you decide to serve, you’ll likely need to invest in a commercial range for your restaurant. The range is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your commercial kitchen—whether you need to grill, boil, fry, warm, or braise, a range will help you do all of that and more.

Whether you’re thinking about purchasing a new range or replacing a current one, you are in the right place. In this article, we will cover the different types of ranges available so that you can make an informed decision on the one that will work best for your kitchen:

1. Restaurant Ranges

These are one of the most popular types of ranges available in the commercial ranges market, and they are the most common ones you’ll find in most restaurants. Restaurant ranges are highly durable and easy to use, making them a popular choice.

Top features of restaurant ranges:

  • Available in many different widths, these can work for a small corner cafe or a full-scale restaurant. Available as a stand-alone or in widths of 12″, 24″ all the way to 72″
  • Easy gas connection outlet at the back
  • Lighter than a heavy-duty range, but works well in busy kitchens due to its reliable durability
  • Burners provide good energy output and fast heating for most cooking needs
  • Cost-effective alternative to other types of ranges


2. Heavy-Duty Ranges

A step up from a standard restaurant range, heavy-duty ranges offer more solid construction and superior durability, as they are usually designed for high volume cooking. They also come with more features and cooking options than traditional restaurant ranges.

Top features of heavy-duty ranges:

  • Can be placed side-by-side alongside different types of ranges and other types of restaurant equipment—gas connection is available on the front or on the side to support this
  • Stronger construction that may include a heavier gauge of metal, or increased welded parts to sustain high volume use in cooking
  • Burners provider higher energy output (per burner) than what you’ll find in a restaurant range
  • Usually more expensive due to heavier gauge construction and added features


3. Specialty Ranges

Depending on the type of cuisine your restaurant is serving, you may need a specialized range. This could be a stand-alone range or used in combination with either a restaurant or a heavy-duty range.

Specialized ranges include:

Stock Pot Range

Stock pot ranges are specially designed to be lower in height for supporting large pots of liquid. They often contain just one or only a few burners. The low height is important for reducing the risk of hot liquids spilling and making large pots easier to lift safely by restaurant staff.

Wok Range

If you’re looking to open an Asian-influenced restaurant, you may need to invest in a wok range. This is a specialized range that supports cooking stir-fry dishes at a very high heating point. The burners in this range support the high energy output levels that are required for this type of cooking style.

Looking for Ranges or Used Restaurant Equipment in Arlington Heights?

If you’re looking for any restaurant equipment such as ranges, refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, mixers, slicers, etc., and if you need it in Arlington Heights, we at March Quality are the people to see.

We purchase used equipment and refurbish it until it’s like new, then sell it to restaurant owners for a fraction of the price of new equipment.

Contact us today, or visit our showroom to discuss your needs!

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