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Commercial Ranges/Stoves

Whether you are looking for a commercial range or a commercial hob for your catering business, at Chefook you will find the solution that best suits your needs!


Commercial kitchen ranges and hobs: Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a commercial range cost?

The price of commercial ranges or hobs varies depending on the type and size of the gas or electric commercial kitchen stove. On the Chefook website, you can find commercial ranges and hobs starting at  € 525,00.

How to choose a commercial kitchen range?

When selecting a commercial range or hob for catering, there are several factors to consider:

The type of power supply for the commercial range

Gas supply options include:

  • Commercial gas ranges
  • Commercial gas hobs
  • Solid top hob ranges or hobs

Electric supply options include:

  • Commercial electric hobs or ranges with radiant plates
  • Commercial infrared ranges and hobs
  • Commercial induction ranges and hobs

The number of burners or hotplates required for your commercial kitchen stove

Choose between 2, 4, 6, or 8 burners or hotplates depending on whether you opt for a commercial gas hob or an electric hob. Some models of commercial induction or infrared ranges offer 2 or 4 cooking zones.

The depth of the commercial range cooker

Commercial ranges and hobs are available in 70cm and 90cm depths.

The need for a commercial range with an oven

Chefook offers both gas and electric ranges with ovens to meet different needs.

Should I choose a gas or electric commercial hob/range?

All Chefook brand commercial ranges and hobs are made of high-quality Italian AISI 304 stainless steel and feature durable components. 

Commercial gas stoves and hobs

Commercial gas stoves and hobs are widely used in the catering industry due to:

  • Lower energy and maintenance costs compared to purchasing a commercial electric range.
  • Presence of flame for stir-frying.
  • Practicality and ease of use.

It is important to note that installing a commercial gas range or hob requires the installation of a flue and a  suction hood in the room.

Commercial electric ranges or hobs

Commercial electric ranges or hobs are preferred by restaurateurs when:

  • It is not feasible to install a flue and a suction hood in the room.
  • Electric hotplates or glass ceramic hobs are preferred over open flames for safety reasons.
  • A solution that guarantees easy cleaning or fast cooking is desired, such as with glass ceramic hobs.

Commercial gas ranges and hobs

Commercial gas ranges and  commercial gas hobs are extensively used in restaurants, hotels, farmhouses, canteens, and bars. They feature a solid AISI 304 stainless steel structure with a 1.2mm thick AISI 304 18/10 worktop.

Commercial gas hobs can be either countertop or installed on a commercial range. They are equipped with cast iron burners of various powers, with a pilot flame and double crown, ensuring even cooking of food.

Choose between 2, 4, 6, or 8 burner gas ranges or cooktops with front taps. Available depths are 70cm or 90cm.

2-burner commercial gas ranges and countertop stoves are suitable for restaurants, hotels, or bars with small kitchens or to integrate existing commercial cooking stoves.

4, 6, or 8-burner commercial gas ranges and cooktops are commonly requested by restaurants, bars, canteens, or hotels with medium or large professional kitchens.

Some of our commercial gas ranges are sold complete with electric or gas ovens to meet all needs..

Solid top gas ranges and hobs

Our online catalogue features various models of solid top gas ranges and countertop solid top gas hobs. The solid top is a commercial radiant cooking plate with piezo-electric ignition in AISI 304 stainless steel, where the temperature decreases from the center to the edges.

They are suitable for both heating or keeping warm dishes or snacks and for cooking various kinds of food, such as sauces or creams.

Solid tops can be combined with 2 or 4 gas burners, making these professional cooking plates even more versatile.

Some solid top ranges are complete with electric or gas ovens.

Solid tops are available with a depth of 90cm.

Why choose a commercial gas hob or a commercial gas range?

Commercial gas hobs and ranges are widely used in hotels and restaurants because they offer the following advantages:

  • Lower maintenance costs and energy savings compared to commercial electric ranges.
  • Presence of a flame for stir-frying.
  • In the case of Chefook commercial ranges, high durability thanks to high-quality components, such as cast-iron burners and 18/10 thick AISI 304 stainless steel worktops

What type of ignition do commercial gas cook stoves have?

Commercial gas cook stoves typically come equipped with a pilot flame. Our commercial gas stoves are all fitted with an installed pilot flame, ensuring safety and high convenience. In the event of gas leakage from the burner, the pilot flame will ignite the burner's flame automatically. During the restaurant's operating hours, with the pilot flame lit, activating the flame is as simple as turning the burner knob.

Power source for commercial gas ranges

When purchasing a commercial gas range, all models are tested by the manufacturer with natural gas jets. If you want to use LPG, simply make a written request when ordering; the conversion will be carried out by our technicians before shipping for a small additional charge.

Industrial gas ranges are supplied with both jets, and it is possible to convert professional gas cooktops from natural gas to LPG even after receiving the goods.

Commercial electric ranges and hobs

Commercial electric ranges and commercial electric hobs can be divided into three categories:

  • Commercial electric ranges and hobs with radiant hot plates: These are the most common type of commercial electric ranges. They use radiant heat to cook food, which is transferred from the hot plate to the cookware.
  • Commercial induction ranges: Induction ranges use electromagnetic fields to create heat directly in the cookware, making them more efficient and responsive than radiant hot plate cooktop.
  • Infrared glass ceramic cooktops and kitchens: Infrared cooktops use infrared heat to cook food, which is a type of radiant heat that penetrates food more evenly.Commercial electric ranges of this type are commonly used in bars, canteens or commercial businesses that want a convenient alternative to gas cooking.

Commercial electric ranges with radiant plates

Commercial electric ranges with radiant plates represent the most economical solution among the electric options offered by Chefoook. Crafted from high-quality Italian AISI 304 stainless steel, both Chefook commercial electric ranges and hobs feature a sturdy 1.2 mm thick AISI 304 18/10 worktop.

These ranges come in configurations with 2, 4, or 6 square or round cast iron plates, providing a safe cooking surface without the need for open flames. With 7 levels of temperature adjustment, users can achieve precise cooking control.

Safety is paramount with commercial electric ranges. Equipped with a safety thermostat, the electricity supply is automatically interrupted if the plates exceed the tolerated temperature.

Available in depths of 70 cm or 90 cm, commercial electric ranges cater to various kitchen setups. Meanwhile, commercial electric hobs are offered in the 70 cm version.

Why choose a commercial electric range or hob with radiant plates?

Commercial electric ranges and hobs with radiant plates are the most economical alternative among the electric versions distributed by Chefook.

While they may take longer to reach the desired temperature than other types of commercial electric ranges (induction and infrared ranges), the cast iron plate helps to retain heat.

Other advantages of choosing a commercial electric range include:

  • No requirement for a range hood or chimney (although adherence to local health department regulations is recommended).
  • Reduced power loss compared to commercial gas ranges.
  • Enhanced safety due to the absence of open flames.

Commercial induction ranges and hobs

Commercial electric induction ranges and hobs are ideal for restaurateurs seeking superior cooking speed coupled with heightened safety. Operating on the principle of the Joule effect, these ranges and hobs utilize a magnetic field generated by a coil to heat the cookware directly, ensuring protection from burns and maximum energy efficiency.

The Chefook catalogue offers commercial induction ranges with 2 or 4 cooking zones, available in depths of 70 cm or 90 cm. Similarly, commercial induction hobs, equipped with 2 or 4 cooking zones, are offered in a 70 cm depth.

Why choose a commercial Induction range or hob?

There are several compelling reasons to opt for commercial induction ranges and hobs:

  • Precise and rapid cooking with minimal heat loss.
  • Easy cleaning facilitated by the commercial glass ceramic hob.
  • Enhanced safety, with heat activation occurring only when cookware is placed on the hob.

Commercial infrared glass ceramic ranges or hobs

Commercial infrared hobs, also known as glass ceramic hobs, offer restaurateurs a fast-cooking alternative with easy cleaning and two power levels for consistent cooking. Available in 2 or 4-ring configurations, these hobs are featured in the Chefook catalogue with a depth of 70 cm.

Commercial ranges with infrared glass ceramic cooktops are available with 2 or 4 rings and offered in depths of 70 cm or 90 cm, with or without a commercial oven.

Why choose a commercial glass ceramic hob or range?

The advantages of utilizing a commercial glass ceramic hob or range include:

  • Effortless cleaning thanks to the smooth surface.
  • Rapid temperature attainment.
  • Safety features such as residual heat indication and even cooking zones.

Power supply for Chefook commercial electric hobs and ranges

Chefook commercial electric hobs and ranges require a three-phase power supply (380V) and are not supplied with a power cord. Installation and connection to the terminal block inside the range are the responsibility of an electrician.

Are Chefook commercial hobs easy to clean?

Commercial gas hobs and ranges with depths of 70 cm or 90 cm feature removable burners and hobs, simplifying cleaning and maintenance.

Commercial electric ranges with a single stamped hob with recessed plates can be cleaned like any stainless-steel surface.

Commercial ranges with a glass-ceramic hob boast a smooth surface, making them exceptionally easy to clean.

Why buy a new commercial range instead of a used one?

Investing in a new Chefook brand commercial range or hob offers numerous advantages over purchasing a used unit:

  • Guaranteed 100% Italian quality product durability.
  • 1-year warranty on spare parts and access to telephone assistance in case of breakdowns.
  • Unmatched value for money.


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