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Can I use this commercial range in my residence?

There are six major reasons you would not want a commercial range in your home.

  • Most manufacturers of commercial ranges will not honor the warranty of a unit if placed in a residential setting. Less care is taken in regards to packaging commercial equipment, therefore dents dings and minor scratches are not uncommon.

  • Commercial ranges do not have the safety features a residential unit does.

    • No electronic ignition. This means the pilot light is lit all the time. The result is higher gas bills and higher AC bills due to the extra heat.

      Less insulation around the unit. This means you can not have zero clearance. The unit needs 6 inches clearance on the sides and back from combustible surfaces.

      Less insulation around unit. Although adults have the reflexes to move from the unit when touched, children may get burned due to prolonged exposure to the hot front or sides.

  • The higher BTU output of a commercial range in some municipalities requires larger exhaust hoods and may even not be allowed by some fire ordinances.

  • Some Home Owners Insurance Companies will not honor a fire claim if a commercial range is used in the residence.


  • Now that we have explained all this, if you still want a commercial range in your home, all you have to do is send us an E-mail stating that you understand all the information we have provided for you and you are still wanting the commercial range.

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