If you’re in the market for a new range, you’ve probably stumbled upon both Kucht and Thor ranges.

Both companies aren’t particularly the most famous in the industry, but they produce a couple of premium/professional-grade ranges that should be on your radar if you’re looking for a top-of-the-line product.

In this article, we help you understand the two companies better, show you what they have to offer, and share a few pros and cons of each.

Let’s dive in!

Kucht Company Profile

Based in Clifton, New Jersey, Kucht Professional has been a player in the kitchen appliance industry since 2007.

The company has gained a large following mainly due to its pro-style kitchen ranges, which are loved for their sleek no-nonsense approach.

Along with ranges, the company also manufactures dishwashers, cooktops, range hoods, refrigerators, and wine coolers.

KUCHT SELECTION

Kucht only offers two types of ranges; gas and dual fuel. The company doesn’t make any electric ranges.

Kucht Gas Ranges:

Kucht’s gas stoves range from 24 inches to 48 inches.

Apart from size, these differ in burner count and all come in a stainless steel build.

Kucht 48 inch gas range

Kucht Dual Fuel Ranges:

Kucht’s dual-fuel stoves come in three size variants: 30, 36, and 48 inches.

These come in the same build material as the gas stoves, however, in this case, their ovens are fully electric.

Kucht Range Features:

High BTU burners: Kucht’s gas ranges come with burners that have a BTU output of up to 25,000 BTU.

Blue porcelain oven: Kucht’s ovens come with a premium blue porcelain finish that is easy to clean and makes the inside more visible.

Heavy-Duty Cast-Iron Cooking Grates: Kucht ranges come with heavy-duty cast-iron cooking grates that can withstand high heat, huge loads and are very durable.

Sealed burners: Kucht’s burners are sealed which makes them easy to clean and also keeps spills from dripping down into the burner area.

Kucht Pros: The Good

  • Simple and functional design
  • Analog design; easy to use and control functions.
  • The company offers a 4-year warranty with most of its products along with unlimited lifetime online support
  • Kucht’s cast-iron cooking grates are satisfyingly weighty and reassuringly stable.
  • All the company’s gas ranges are convertible to propane
  • Many of the brand’s appliances are a tad cheaper than competitors’.
  • Product parts are readily available on the company’s website.

Kucht Cons: The not so good

  • A number of consumers have reported reliability issues with some components of Kucht stoves, especially the burners and igniters.
  • Customer Support can be frustrating at times
  • Many of their ovens and ranges do not have electronic displays which might be a bummer for some people
  • They’ve been a few cases where knobs can get quite hot when the burners and oven are in operation.

Thor Kitchen Profile

THOR kitchen is an American company that majors in creating, designing, and manufacturing pro-style kitchen appliances.

Based in California, Thor Kitchen under the leadership of Director Kyle You has slowly but surely earned itself a name in the industry as one of the most reliable pro-style kitchen appliance manufacturers.

The company has a wide range of products that include stoves, ranges, dishwashers, microwaves, refrigerators, Ice makers, and more.

Thor Range Selection

THOR kitchen has three range series:

The HRG series includes ranges fueled by either natural gas or liquid propane.

The LRG series features only natural gas ranges and the HRD series with dual fuel ranges.

Gas/Liquid Propane (HRG Series)

Thor kitchen offers gas ranges that come with an option of switching to liquid propane. These range from 30 to 48 inches and are configured as follows:

The larger 48” comes with 6 burners: three 18000 BTU single burners and three 15000BTU dual burners. There is also a high-intensity 15000 BTU griddle.

The 36” gas range also comes with six burners: A single 18,000 BTU burner, Two 15,000 BTU dual burners, and three 12,000 BTU burners.

The 30” gas range has four burners: an 18000 BTU single burner, a 15000 BTU dual burner, and two 12000BTU single burners.

Thor Gas only ranges (LRG Series)

Thor’s gas-only ranges range from 24 inches to 48 inches. They come in a similar burner configuration as the HRG series above.

Thor Dual-fuel Ranges

Thor’s dual fuel ranges run with natural gas/liquid propane on the top burners and a convection electric oven underneath.

These come in sizes: 30, 36, and 48 inches and are configured as follows:

The 48” dual fuel range is equipped with 6 burners: two 18000 BTU single burners, two 15000 BTU dual burners, and two 12000 BTU single burners plus a 15000BTU stainless steel griddle.

The 36″ ships with 6 burners: three 18000 BTU single burners, two 15000 BTU dual burners, and a 12000 BTU single burner.

The 30” range comes with four burners: an 18000 BTU single burner, a 15000 BTU dual burner, and two 12000 BTU single burners.

Thor Electric Ranges

Thor offers electric ranges in widths of 24, 30, and 36 inches.

The 36” electric range option comes with: a smooth glass top that is easy to clean, 5 heating zones, a 100W warming zone, and a high-powered 3000W broil element.

The 30-inch electric range offers similar features as the 36” while the 24” electric range has four heating zones, a 1200W single burner, and a high-powered 2200W dual-heating element.

Thor Range features:

High BTU Burners: With up to 18,000 BTUs, Thor’s burners will have whatever you’re cooking ready in minutes.

Continuous cast-iron grates: Thor ranges feature heavy-duty grates that the company says can handle any type of cookware.

Brilliant blue porcelain interior: Thor ranges come with a blue porcelain interior that adds a stylish and premium touch to your range.

Convection fan: Thor ranges have a convection fan that provides controlled distribution of heat to ensure fast and efficient cooking.

LED control panel lights: Thor’s ranges come with LED control panel lights that not only make it easier to see the settings in darkness but also add a striking uniqueness to any kitchen.

Thor Pros: The good about Thor

  • Affordable prices
  • The dual burners ensure even heat distributions
  • Burner versatility
  • Two years warranty

Thor cons: The not so good

  • Unreliable customer service
  • There have been reports of the knobs getting super hot when using the oven.
  • No self-cleaning feature.
  • Burners are not as powerful as Kucht’s

Kucht vs Thor: Price Comparison

Kucht’s Range prices

Kucht’s gas ranges start at $1,799
Kucht’s dual fuel ranges start at $2,799.00

Thor Ranges Prices

Thor gas ranges start at $1,699
Thor electric ranges start at $1,999
Thor dual fuel ranges start at $ 2,399

Conclusion

Both Kucht and Thor offer professional high-end appliances at a similar price point.

Kucht’s advantage is its generous 4-year warranty and higher BTU burners for those who might require more power.

Thor’s advantage is its slightly lower pricing and its electric range options.

Ultimately, the decision between Kucht vs Thor might come down to personal preference, and maybe, which of the two brands might have the best support in your locality.

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