A 60” pro range is the largest you can currently buy in the pro range market. These ranges can provide every feature that comes standard in smaller pro ranges such as grills, griddles, French tops and 2 full size ovens.
There are a few 60” options out there and for the purpose of this article we will focus on the key features, the different types of ranges and different companies that offer a 60” ranges.
Thermador is a Germany based company and is part of BSH Home Appliances Corp. Thermador’s 60” pro range provides a bit more elegance in their aesthetic, with softer lines and star shaped burners to provide more surface coverage. The front of the pro range has metal knobs and LCD displays.
The patented Pedestal Star Burners with QuickClean Base is designed for easy surface cleaning and superior heat spread for any size pan. Thermador’s BTU outputs on their burners: 12,500 BTU’s (2) / 15,000 BTU (1) / 18,000 BTU’s (2) and a 22,000 BTU power burner. The precision simmer is intermittent, which means it will cycle on and off, to maintain a very low temperature.
The range has two ovens, including one with a 5.7 cuft. capacity. Both ovens have 27 Easy Cook Food Programs and Pre-Programmed Modes that automatically set the oven temperature and humidity to ensure perfect cooking results. They also come with a meat probe, Sabbath function, cook time, kitchen timer, and self-cleaning modes.
Thermador offers four 60” pro ranges in their line-up, all of which are dual fuel. They also offer a steam oven and warming drawer as an option instead of 2 regular convection ovens. The dual fuel 60” ranges start at $18,299.
Viking developed the very first commercial-type range for the home in 1983 and is now owned by Middleby company. As the flagship for professional ranges, their 60” pro range offers the ultimate in capacity, power and performance.
Viking’s BTU outputs on the burners are as follows: 15,000 BTU’s (5) / 18,500 BTU’s (1). All burners are equipped with SureSpark which is an Ignition System that allows consistent and reliable ignition, along with automatic re-ignition. The surface burners light at any position and re-light if extinguished.
The two ovens contain Vari-Seed Dual Flow convection system that consists of the largest convection fan in the industry. The concealed 10-pass dual bake element provides precise temperature control. Rapid Ready Preheat System provides one of the fastest preheat times so your oven is ready to begin cooking when you are. Three oven lights provide maximum visibility. It has 6 porcelain coated rack supports and comes standard with one standard oven rack and two TruGlide full extension oven racks.
Viking only provides two 60” pro ranges in their line-up, one in all gas and one dual fuel option. Viking is the only company that offer a total of 7 different color finishes. These ranges start around $15,000.
Wolf is an American made brand with over 80 years of experience in manufacturing high-end cooking products. Their 60″ pro range provides a professional look with impeccable cooking precisions. There is a pivoting hidden touch control panel on the front of the range and you can choose between black, red or stainless knobs.
The 60” cooktop has dual-stacked sealed burners surrounded by a porcelain coasted cast iron continuous top grate. It offers a variety of BTU outputs on the burners that will range from: 9,200 BTU (1) / 15,000 BTU’s (2) / 18,000 BTU’s (2) and a 20,000 BTU power burner. All burners have simmer capabilities and automatic re-ignition at all settings.
The 2 electric ovens have a cobalt blue porcelain interior, a large capacity of 4.5 cuft for both ovens, twin convection in both ovens, 10 cooking modes, a hidden bake element, recessed broil element, a temperature probe feature in both ovens, self-cleaning modes and more.
Wolf offers a total of eight 60” pro ranges in their line-up, 3 in all gas and 5 in dual fuel. The gas 60” ranges starts at $13,450 and the 60” dual fuel ranges start at $16,715.