Thermador range brings the grilling inside

Thermador range brings the grilling inside

More outdoor gas grills include side burners and other features that help bring your kitchen out to your yard or deck. Thermador’s Grand and Pro Harmony pro-style ranges bring barbecuing inside with an optional built-in grill, complete with drip pan and lava rocks. The hybrid unit was on display at Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas.

Two independently controlled electric heating elements let you grill veggies at low temperatures on one side while searing steaks on high on the other.

According to Thermador, this is one grill that delivers the smoky flavor people love without the flare ups, since the grates completely cover the heating elements to keep grease from dripping onto them. And unlike the grates on your outdoor grill, these are dishwasher safe, according to the company.

The Grand and Pro Harmony pro-style ranges include a spectrum of models in 36- and 48-inch widths priced from roughly $ 6,000 to $ 16,000. You can also get this grill/cooktop combo in a Thermador range top that’s built into a kitchen counter. Is the luxury of cooking and grilling in your kitchen worth that price? We hope to find out for ourselves by testing the Thermador in our kitchen range tests.

—Kimberly Janeway

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