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Electric & Gas Ranges
Here at Rapids Wholesale, we have the ideal gas or electric range for your restaurant. Choose from a wide selection of Vulcan ranges/Wolf commercial ranges, US range ovens, Garland commercial ranges, and commercial gas ranges from Town here at Rapids Wholesale. You can select from four burners, six burners, and ten burners or choose a combination burner, griddle, and broiler.
Commercial Ranges for Restaurants
A commercial gas range is a kitchen appliance used to cook food, which runs on natural gas, propane, butane, liquefied petroleum gas, and other flammable gases that are used as a fuel source.
Industrial gas ranges are commonly used in businesses and are usually sturdier, more heavy-duty, and are more suited to frequent and regular use compared to those used in the home, although nowadays there are also some commercial ranges for home use that are gaining in popularity.
Needless to say, a restaurant range is one of the main pieces of equipment that all restaurants cannot do without. This is because commercial ranges for restaurants are used for a variety of purposes from cooking to grilling and broiling. In other words, commercial style ranges perform important cooking jobs that any commercial kitchen would require. These days, commercial kitchen ranges come in many different sizes and configurations to suit any food-service business's demanding needs.
The very first gas ranges were developed as early as the 1820s, but those are considered rare experiments. The very-first patented gas range was invented in 1826, in England. However, it was only until the 1880s did the first true commercial gas ranges came out.
Today, a modern commercial gas range usually utilizes two basic types of ignition sources, which are standing pilot and electric. A stove with a standing pilot has a small, continuously burning gas flame, also called a pilot flame, under the cooktop. The advantage of using a commercial gas range with this type of ignition source is that it is simple and is completely independent of any outside source of power. One minor disadvantage, however, is that the flames continue to consume fuel even though the stove is not in use. On the other hand, a gas kitchen range that utilizes an electric ignition uses electric sparks to ignite the surface burners. The sparks are initiated after turning the gas burner knob to a certain position or by pressing an ignition button. Once the burner lights, the knob is turned further to adjust the size of the flame.
Commercial Electric Ranges
A commercial electric range, in contrast to commercial gas range that runs on gas, converts electrical energy into heat in order to cook and bake food. Electric stoves were invented in the late nineteenth century and immediately became popular alternatives for solid-fuel stoves that used wood or coal and which needed more labor to maintain and operate and maintain
One advantage of using commercial electric ranges as opposed to their gas counterparts is, obviously, safety. Because an electric commercial range doesn't use gas, there is no risk or danger of gas leaks. And leaking gas can be ignited by the pilot flame, with disastrous consequences.
Another advantage of electric commercial ranges is that they are they are more functional compared to gas ranges. This means that a commercial electric range has more options. For instance, you can add fans or top and bottom grillers to provide more functions for electric stoves, something that you cannot do with gas-powered stoves.