Commercial Ranges at Home?Apr 13
Q: Can I purchase a range I found at Schweppe for my home kitchen?
A: Since our showroom in Lombard is open to the public, some of our residential customers see the ranges we stock along with their great pricing and wonder if they can get one for their home. Well, the very firm answer is: no! These commercial ranges are not designed for or intended for residential use. The standing pilots give off plenty of heat and could be a safety hazard to children as well as adults. Restaurant kitchens often leave their equiment running all day long under a custom-built hood ventilation system. The most important reason is that they are not UL listed for residential use (Underwriters Laboratories is a safety certification). If you put one of these commercial units in your home and there was a fire, or someone got burned, your insurance might not cover the incident since the range is not UL listed for residential use. There are many residential ranges with great commercial looks and features available from retail distributors.