When to Replace: Ranges

When to Replace - Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

March 15, 2011


Vulcan V-Series Ranges

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Multi-purpose pieces of equipment, ranges are a staple in most foodservice operations. Here are details on the different types of units, including the available options.
When maintained properly, commercial ranges have a service life of 10 years or more. Here are five signs that it might be time to replace a range.


Garland Range Cook without boundaries with Garland Restaurant Ranges
The new Garland Restaurant Range was inspired by chefs to help empower unlimited culinary creativity through unmatched durability and performance. GarlandFor more than a century, Garland has listened to the needs of chefs and designed a range so intuitive and adaptive, it takes food further.
Ranges are capable of carrying out a number of classical cooking techniques. Here are some of the most common uses for this equipment.
Like all equipment, ranges need to be regularly maintained and serviced. When taken care of properly, these units provide a long, safe service life.


FE&S Editor-in-Chief Joe Carbonara E&S Extra Blog: One Company's Take on LEED
While incoporating environmentally friendly practies into a restaurant comes with a price, these efforts can help generate a positive return on investment. Read FE&S Editor-in-Chief Joe Carbonara's blog here.
A range is a piece of equipment that's common to most operations. And, at its most basic level, each foodservice operator uses their range for the same purpose: they need the heat it generates to cook food. As a result, specifying a range boils down to three distinct areas: features, efficiencies and labor. The importance of each area tends to differ dramatically on a case by case basis.
Ranges don't have Energy Star standards as of yet, but there are environmentally-friendly features available.