The gleam of a steam range

The Thermador 48-Inch Pro Grand Steam Range is a shining example of a kitchen centerpiece. A wide variety of cooking methods can be used with the one appliance.

Brian Krepshaw
Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.
Brian Krepshaw
Cook what you want, how you want it with the versatile Thermador Pro Grand Steam Range.
Cook what you want, how you want it with the versatile Thermador Pro Grand Steam Range. Thermador

Central to any kitchen is the cooking. But when speaking specifically of appliances, that begs the question of what kind of cooking. Not too many appliances are geared to tackle a variety of different methods of preparation. Finding one that does it all and delivers it in an attractive package can really make the kitchen shine.

The Thermador 48-Inch Pro Grand Steam Range combines convection baking with steaming, expands the gas burner cooktop, and throws in a griddle and a warming drawer for good measure. No less than six burners and two ovens provide all this fire (and steam) power.

First the top: the six burners feature precision control. From as low as 375 BTU to 22,000 BTU, the burners allow for everything from delicate simmering to high-heat wok-cooking. Nestled among these burners, an electric griddle provides convenient accessibility, perfect for making pancakes or burgers directly on the stovetop.

Underneath, two ovens (along with the warming drawer) provide maximum versatility, allowing for cooking with dry heat or with steam. A large 5.1-cubic-foot oven takes center stage, providing convection heating coupled with nine cooking modes. The smaller oven cavity integrates a simple water tank design expanding the capability of the range to include steam cooking.

Complete with advanced features that include preset cooking control, telescopic racks, and hydraulic oven door hinges, the high-end range is designed to help home chefs tackle anything. Available in August 2011, the Thermador range hopes to redefine how you look at your kitchen--and cook in it.