Cost less money to operate than electric and propane models
Offer precise temperature control and even heat distribution
Turn on and off instantly
Are preferred by professional chefs
Evaluate and measure the space available in your kitchen
Standard width for cooking appliances for homes is 30 inches, but are also available in 20, 24, 36 and 40 inches.
Commercial kitchen appliances dramatically differ in size, up to 60 inches
Ask about additional available features, which may include:
Sealed or removable burners
Heavy-duty burner grates
Determine whether your kitchen requires an overhead vent and hood or a downdraft vent for proper exhaust.
Investigate and compare warranty plans available to you from the appliance manufacturer.
Ask important questions, including:
Does the warranty cover equipment and installation?
If so, for how long?
What is the typical cost of service and maintenance?
Your contractor should be properly licensed and insured. Ask if he or she installs and services products. You should ask for (and receive) an estimate in writing.
If you don't have a contractor, let Piedmont find a contractor for you.