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Types of High End Ranges

While other appliances make an impact, few draw the attention of a room quite like a high end range. A high end, or luxury, range is designed to add dramatic detail and beauty to your space while also providing you with the power and performance of a professional kitchen. Countless features set a high end range apart from a lower-end range, like cast-iron grates, premium knobs and advanced technology. Read on to learn more about high end ranges.

Table of Contents

What Makes a Range High End?

What to Look for in a High End Range

The Different Types of Ranges

High End Range Features

Dual-Fuel vs. Electric vs. Induction

How To
How to Use a High End Range

High End Range FAQ

What Makes a Range High End?

First and foremost, it's important to know what sets a high end range apart from a lower-end range. A high end range is closer to ones you would find in a commercial kitchen in terms of look and feel but is designed for residential homes.

A JennAir Range in a modern white kitchen. A JennAir Range in a modern white kitchen.

The Design

High end residential ranges prioritize the look, layout and overall design of the appliance just as much as its power. The details of luxury ranges are sleek, clean and often made of premier materials, like cast iron, chrome-infused surfaces and brass burners. You can customize the size and look to your preferences, aesthetics and kitchen.

The Power

Luxury ranges feature powerful systems in the oven to wrap heat around food on each rack. These ranges also feature various cooking surfaces, like gas grills, electric griddles and dual-stack power burners. The dual-stack burners on a high end range can handle high heat cooking while still offering delicate turn-down control for low simmers or melting chocolates.

The Features

A high end range will offer shoppers various features that make your time in the kitchen more efficient. You can expect a high end range to come equipped with smart features, like auto-burner reignition, self-cleaning technology and LED-lit knobs.

The front of a JennAir Range in the NOIR™ Design Expression. The front of a JennAir Range in the NOIR™ Design Expression.

What to Look for in a High End Range

Finding your ideal range for your kitchen is essential, as it is an appliance you will often use, whether that is cooking for your family or entertaining in style. While you can curate your high end range to fit your lifestyle based on size, width, burner count and more, you also have to consider the color, materials and surfaces you want for your range. Most high end ranges will have knobs or controls in the front, more commonly known as a slide-in range or freestanding range. The guide below will take you through the different types of ranges and features to consider when shopping for a luxury range.

An icon of a freestanding range.


An icon of a slide-in range.


An icon of a drop in range.


An icon of a downdraft range.


The Different Types of Ranges

There are many high end ranges to choose from, with each type installed differently in your home. Learn more about the styles of ranges to figure out which one will be best for your kitchen.

Freestanding Range

You'll find that a freestanding range is the most common type of range available. However, luxury freestanding ranges have prominent legs and finished sides that allow them to stand independently or fit into your space between cabinets without custom cabinetry work.

Slide In Range

A slide in range flushes with the countertop, giving you the sleek, built-in look of a luxury kitchen. Some ranges may not come with finished sides, as they are meant to slide in with cabinets on an island or along the wall.

Drop In Range

Drop in ranges are designed to fit in with custom cabinetry. It gives owners the most seamless look for their kitchen without compromising control or power. A drop in range does not have a base or legs below the oven door as it is set in your kitchen. This type of range is typically the most expensive and harder to install.

Downdraft Range

A downdraft range eliminates the need for a hood or extra ventilation system in your kitchen because it already has one integrated with the appliance. These ranges help you to reduce any smoke and odor from the food you cook at the source, helping to protect your cabinetry and appliances from residual grease, steam or smoke. The built-in ventilation system is also quiet, so you can enjoy your cooking experience or entertain your guests without distraction.

The cast-iron grates on a JennAir Range. The cast-iron grates on a JennAir Range.

High End Range Features

When considering an upgrade from your current range to a high end range, it's essential to know about the different features that define a luxury range. Many ranges are inspired by professional ranges found in restaurants or commercial kitchens. The inherent design of the ranges highlights the various features, like the different cooking surfaces and premium materials. 

You must also measure your space to select the range that best fits your setup and the allotted space for the appliance. It is also good to check your gas supply and if you need to adjust the power for the range, given the specific features you opt for. If you choose to introduce an extra-large size range into your kitchen, consider the extra weight being added. Sometimes, the flooring may need to be reinforced to handle the heaviness of a pro-style range. 

Learn more about the different features of high end ranges.


While lower-end ranges come in standard sizes to fit into many spaces, high end ranges allow you to expand beyond set sizes and choose premium materials to achieve an upscale look for your kitchen.

Dual Stacked Burners

Fulfill everyday cooking needs with burners that reach a high maximum power level but turn down to meet daily cooking needs.

Dual Zone Elements

Enjoy the option of two sizes at one position for flexibility, matching the element to your cookware size for more efficient cooking.

Cast Iron Grates

Designed to withstand heavy cookware and frequent usage while still creating an aesthetically pleasing surface.

Precision Knob Controls

Cook different ingredients to your liking with knobs that allow you to control the different temperatures to the levels you want.

Specialty Cooking Surface Options

Curate your range with various cooking options, including gas grills, electric griddles or multiple burners.

Premier Convection

Allow steady heat waves to surround the food as it cooks.

Glide Racks

Smoothly glide the flat tine racks in and out of the oven without loud clatter, with fine lines for an upscale look.

Smart Technology

Control your appliance from your smartphone with remote access and connect them to smart assistants like Alexa devices or Google Assistant.*

Cinematic Lighting

Illuminate food as it cooks in the oven with lighting that steadily increases to full power to showcase your ingredients.

Downdraft Ventilation

Help reduce food odors and residual cooking smoke and odor with a built-in ventilation system.

*Appliance must be set to remote enable. WiFi & App required. Features subject to change. For details and privacy info, visit

A collage of a JennAir gas, electric and induction range. A collage of a JennAir gas, electric and induction range.

Dual-Fuel vs. Electric vs. Induction

The biggest differentiator in the types of ranges on the market is the power source they use. The most common heating methods include gas, dual fuel, electric and induction. Explore the differences between the range types below based on their specific heating source.

Dual-Fuel Ranges

Dual-fuel ranges combine the best of both power sources. A high end dual-fuel range will give you more control in the kitchen, with a gas cooking surface for precise simmering and a convection oven for expert baking. These appliances provide the owner with the most flexibility in their space.

A lit gas burner. A lit gas burner.

Features of Dual-Fuel Ranges

  • Glide Racks

  • Convection Oven

  • Dual-Stacked Burners

  • Soft Close Door

  • Electronic Ignition and Reignition

Electric Ranges

A high end electric range uses convection power to heat the oven. These ranges offer precise control in the kitchen, which can be an added benefit for bakers. Electric ranges are also easy to install and operate and are a less expensive range compared to others.

Cookware on an electric element. Cookware on an electric element.

Features of Electric Ranges

  • Telescoping Glide Rack

  • Dual Zone Element 

  • True Convection

  • Self-Cleaning Technology

Induction Ranges

High end induction ranges combine the power of a convection oven with the efficiency, control, and cooking power of an induction range. When using an induction range, the cookware directly absorbs heat instead of the surface of your appliance. A common feature of induction ranges is heat sensors and automatic shut-off - meaning the cooking surface will automatically turn off if the temperature goes higher than usual.

Fresh ingredients being cooked on an induction cooktop on a range. Fresh ingredients being cooked on an induction cooktop on a range.

Features of Induction Ranges

  • Induction Technology

  • Baking Drawer

  • Sensor Boil

  • Melt Function

A JennAir Range in the RISE™ Design Expression in a bright white kitchen. A JennAir Range in the RISE™ Design Expression in a bright white kitchen.

How to Use a High End Range

While using a high end range may be similar to other range options in the category, the different features make it a luxury experience. High end ranges allow you to turn on the flames without the clicking and clamor that some are accustomed to. Luxury ranges only turn on the ignition switch for each burner, whereas other low-end ranges will turn on the gas for a single burner but turn on the ignition for all of them, resulting in the loud clicking sound.

High End Range Accessories

There are also endless options to complete the look of your crafted, upscale kitchen. When upgrading to a professional-style range, there are accessories, like high end range hoods, to round out your line of high end appliances. High end ranges also come in expanded sizes, so you can go beyond the standard and customize your kitchen range to fit your lifestyle.

High end ventilation hoods will not only help to improve the air quality by reducing leftover smoke and odor, but they will do so quietly. There are many modern and luxury ventilation hoods, like custom liners, updraft and downdraft ventilation hoods.

High End Range Maintenance

Like any appliance, a high end range will require upkeep to ensure it is in the best condition possible. A high end range is designed to withstand tough cookware and the various recipes you will be creating, but you will still need to do basic maintenance and use the suitable materials to ensure your range lasts the test of time. 

Often, checking your owner's manual is a great place to start for appliance maintenance. This helps you understand the different surfaces of your range. A benefit of high end ranges is that many of them have self-cleaning features in the oven. The cooktop has coating on the cooking surface that aids with cleaning, making the cleaning process much less intensive than it is in appliances without these features. 

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High End Range FAQ

Are High End Ranges Worth the Cost?

High-end ranges add beauty and power to your kitchen, but they also make your kitchen stand out among others and can up the resale value of your home. While complementing other luxury appliances, a high-end range can also be the kitchen's focal point. Not to mention, many features make cooking more efficient and can help improve your culinary skills.

What Is The Price Range of High End Ranges?

You can expect to spend from $2,500 to $15,000 on a high end range.

Are High End Gas Ranges Worth It?

Absolutely. A high end gas range takes your cooking to the next level. A dual-fuel range has both a gas stove and an electric oven, providing the owner optimal control of their cooking with high power from both heating sources.

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