The new KitchenAid range cookers are among the most powerful, best performing cooking appliances KitchenAid has ever offered. Part of the new professional-grade, commercial-style collection of cooking appliances which also includes high performance cooktops and powerful ventilation hoods, these new dual-fuel KitchenAid range cookers all designed to enable chef-worthy results at home. Premium features in the new collection include the exclusive 20,000 BTU Ultra Power Dual Flame Burner, the most powerful burner among leading manufacturers. Its dual-flame stacked burner design with two flame levels is versatile enough to handle both the high temperatures needed for quick searing and the precise, low temperatures required for gentle simmering. Additional burners found on all models include 15,000 BTU professional burners and 5,000 BTU simmer/melt burners that can be lowered to as little as 500 BTUs.
Cooks will also appreciate an Even-Heat True Convection System that combines a 1.6 kW hidden oven element and unique bow-tie shaped baffle design to promote more even airflow. This advanced system allows for consistent temperatures and even cooking whether using one or all three racks simultaneously in the oven. The KitchenAid range cookers also come with an Easy Convect Time and Temperature Conversion System to automatically convert conventional times and temperatures to their convection equivalents. Steam-assist technology offers yet another way to help cooks achieve professional results and the latest KitchenAid ranges offer the option of the brand exclusive convection plus steam-assist technology in a full size oven. The easy to use Auto Steam function introduces steam into the oven at precise intervals and offers pre programmed settings for everything from meats, fish and vegetables to desserts.
An Even-Heat Chrome Electric Griddle option features a chrome-infused steel surface with a 1.3 kW element that provides even heat distribution at temperatures of 150°F to 500°F. The durable chrome finish, similar to commercial restaurant quality material, is easy to clean, retains its bright appearance after use and creates less radiant heat to help keep the kitchen cooler. An 18,000 BTU Even-Heat gas grill option combines a log burner, flame spreader and wave tray to provide powerful and even heat distribution. Blue indicator lights on both the griddle and grill show when your KitchenAid range reaches desired temperature.
An optional, thoughtfully designed 22-inch back guard with a pivoting dual width shelf design offers one width for ingredient placement and one width to keep plates close at hand for serving and plate staging. A culinary ledge on both the ranges and cooktops provides additional usable space at the front of the cooktop to keep utensils or ingredients within reach. All the cooktops feature low-profile grates with a new single grate design for easier lifting when cleaning.
Additional design features include die-cast metal knobs with precise alignment and a commercial style handle with die-cast end caps. A full-width oven door on the ranges has a large window for easier viewing of foods as they cook. A glass-touch menu-driven LCD display provides an easy-to-use interface to guide users through all the cooking options. Roller feet on the KitchenAid range cookers help simplify installation, while a unique, toe-kick design adds a stylish element to help enhance kitchen decor. An optional Architect Series II handle kit is available for easy coordination of the new line with existing Architect Series II appliances.
Currently available, the new dual fuel KitchenAid ranges and cooktops will be offered in 30-, 36- and 48-inch configurations. Options for a grill or griddle will be offered on 36- and 48-inch cooktops and 36-inch ranges. The 48-inch model ranges will be available with a griddle option. All sizes of the new dual fuel ranges will offer the option of the KitchenAid brand exclusive dual fan convection with steam-assist technology and the 48-inch range will offer the industry only double oven range with steam-assist technology available in both ovens. Suggested retail prices will range from $4,149 to $9,549 for the dual fuel ranges and from $2,899 to $3,399 for the cooktops.
KitchenAid commercial-style ventilation offerings include wall-mount canopy hoods available in 30-, 36-, 42- and 48-inch sizes, and island-mount canopy hoods available in 36-, 42- and 48-inch sizes. Commercial-style wall and island canopies will feature powerful exhaust systems with 3-speed fan control ranging from 600-1200 CFM. Select models will include two warming lamps to help keep cooked food warm while plating to serve. Other features in the latest KitchenAid ventilation line include an all metal Pro Motor, halogen lighting for better visibility and heavy-duty dishwasher-safe filters. Available in stainless steel, suggested retail prices range from $2,049 to $3,049. KitchenAid.