the gas face
December 7, 2005 11:50 AM Subscribe
I was thinking about buying a commercial range for my kitchen - a Vulcan costs half as much as a Wolf and has the same output, same safety rating, same dependability and two folks I know who use them love them. However, many of the sellers will only sell to a commercial entity - not just for tax purposes, although I could understand that, but because they tell me my insurance company won't allow it, that I'll need fireproof floors, and industrial venting etc.
Is this really true? I asked friends of mine in the legislature familiar with such issues and they believed that the safety ratings for commercial kitchen goods were the same as residential. So what's the big deal? Is it really a bad idea to put one in my house? Why are Wolfs and Vikings double or triple the cost of these - is it just a matter of people being willing to pay for them?