Backyard kitchens may be all the rage right now, but this outdoor-equipment maker is moving the action back inside with its kick-ass Vintage Professional Cooktop. The polished stainless steel unit features six burners in a roomy, continuous grate; burner capabilities range from 12,000 to 20,000 Btu. Front-mounted controls on an angled face boast blue indicator lights. The cooktop lists at $2,500. Vintage Luxury Cooking Appliances, 800/998-8966, www.vintage-grills.com

There's nothing like stir-fry to stir the human soul — or to splatter the place with greasy smoke. Better install a high-power extraction blower over this 30,000-Btu unit. The 24-inch Professional Wok Cooktop is a dedicated, single-burner appliance that can also accommodate large stockpots. For the best home-cooked fast food in the world, figure...

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