[KBIS 2008 Review]
The new line of GE Monogram professional dual-fuel ranges is designed to serve as the new culinary benchmark for the most demanding and picky at-home chef. The entire line projects cooking power, capacity and performance, allowing to cook with pleasure and ease. The versatile rangetop offers up to 126,000 BTUs of total cooking power. Dual-flame stacked burners provide a full range of cooking performance, from a variable low simmer of 140 – 195 °F, to a high output of 18,000 BTUs, and everything in-between. The new stainless steel and aluminum clad griddle offers 18,000 BTUs of cooking power if natural gas is used, allowing fast and consistent heating across the entire cooking surface. An adjustable output 14,000 BTU ceramic infrared grill is also available. Two fully functional, self-cleaning, European reverse air convection ovens offer top notch capacity and performance. The larger oven easily accommodates a full size 18″ by 26″ caterer sheet pan. The second smaller oven can handle 9″ by 13″ casserole dishes. And both ovens feature the Monogram baking system, which combines European reverse air convection and six heating elements for superior baking results. This system is paired with precision electronic controls to optimize and control the heating elements during pre-heating and baking for superb results. Each oven has full-extension, self-clean racks that are designed to stay in during the self-clean cycle.
The control knobs have LED task lights to provide a functional and somewhat dramatic touch. The large and clear cooking temperature and time displays are easy to read. Heavy-duty, counter-balanced oven doors are designed to hold open at any desired angle, with a slight pull of the stainless steel handles. Another key element of the design is that these GE Monogram dual fuel range cookers are made from the 304 grade stainless steel, combining precision machining with meticulous hand finishing to create a refined appearance, with no exposed seams or screws. The new line of Monogram Professional ranges will be available in the Fall of 2008. The 48 inch professional dual-fuel ranges will be offered in natural gas or liquid propane. The new collection will also include 36 inch and 30 inch ranges and 48 inch and 36 inch rangetops. GE Monogram.