Reasonable Range. With Premier Pro Series ranges, your clients get the style and features of a commercial-style appliance at considerably less cost. Each stainless-steel unit — available in 24-, 30-, and 36-inch widths — has a 15,000-Btu high-power burner, a 600- to 6,000-Btu simmer burner, and multiple 9,100-Btu burners, all with continuous cast-iron grates. Prices start at around $1,300. Peerless-Premier Appliance Co., 800/858-5844, premierrange.com.
Stone Stand-In. Easily damaged and hard to clean, natural slate isn’t the best choice for kitchen and bath flooring — but that doesn’t make it any less popular. Mannington’s Serengeti Slate offers the look of slate without the problems. According to the maker, the porcelain tiles are durable and easier to clean than slate. They come in 6x6-,...
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