Professional Ranges: Blue Star RCS-30-4B 30" Range

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Today we move onward in our quest for the right range, with a tantalizing morsel. We were tickled to find mention of a lesser-known brand in the comments of yesterday's post, and take a closer look today.

Blue Star ranges are made by Prizer-Painter. We picked the Blue Star Range RCS-30-4B 30" Range to review, since we don't mind not having a window in the door (this is the stripped down model - no window, no convection.) The prices seem much lower than the commonly-known brands like Viking, Wolf, and Thermador. We haven't cooked on this one yet, but it looks pretty tempting.

Blue Star makes range in sizes from 30" - 60", with or without windows and convection, so let your imagination start heating up, just don't let it boil over.

For more consumer reviews, check out That Home Site - it has a seemingly endless number of threads about the Blue Star ranges.

Burners: 4 @ 15,000 BTU/hour, can simmer as low as 130°
Oven Capacity: 26.25"W x 20"D x 15"H (4.5 cubic feet)
Rack Positions: 4
Number of Racks: 3
Dimensions: ~36.75"h, 30"w, 27.25"d
Price: $2495, $125 for delivery (Krup's Kitchen and Bath, 11 W. 18th Street, 212.243.5787), $? (Select Appliance). At Krup's, the model with a door window and convection is $3200.

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