Do I think the Verona Range is a professionally equipped range perfect for the everyday home? Let’s cover cost, features, and design and find out!
While sharing bits and pieces of our kitchen progress in our pole barn home, I’ve been getting this frequently asked question – “Do you like your Verona Italian-made Range?”
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I’d like to share my thoughts on this, in hopes to help you in your research, should the time ever come that you are shopping for a new range.
First, a friendly disclaimer or two. I am not a professional chef by any stretch of the imagination, but I do prepare 3 meals a day for a hungry crew of growing children and a hard working man. I definitely wanted a range that was up to those tasks, but not too much for me either.
My whole married life, we’ve had standard, run of the mill glass top ranges, which I never loved – but they did the job. We found them most challenging to work with during canning/food preservation seasons.
This is a nice perk of working 40+ hours a week to bring you free content, but I took weeks before I accepted this product in exchange for promotion, to do my research so I could feel confident that I would be sharing a product I would love in my home, and had a price point and features that I felt like my audience would appreciate. Verona still isn’t widely known in the states, but after using this beauty for 5 months, I feel like it should be!
I’m going to cover my honest thoughts and current knowledge on these details:
- Price and Availability
- Features of the true convection oven and cooktop
- Attachments and Accessories for this range
- Cleaning and care
Finally, I’ll leave you with a summary of what I think of the Verona Range in general.
The stove is such an important part of the home, I really hope this detailed review will help guide you to a product that meets your needs, if ever the time should come that you are shopping for a new range.
Keep in mind, Verona has many styles and colors of ranges so if you think there is something you would like differently, check out what they have to offer.
MY RANGE MODEL
Our particular range is the Prestige series 36” Dual Fuel double oven, in White. The Dual Fuel means we run the cooktop with gas and the oven with electricity. Best of both worlds!
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Okay, I’m going to begin by touching on probably the factor that you are concerned about first and foremost – PRICE AND AVAILABILITY!
If you are looking for a more professional style range, the prices are going to vary significantly, especially if you want the prestige and European chef experience of a range made with Italian craftsmanship in both performance and design. From my understanding, the term “Italian range” means this product is held up to pretty high standards.
Now, I know you’ve all seen these jaw dropping Italian and French ranges on Instagram, and wondered on the cost.
When I began looking into all my options for that show-stopping true convection piece, I discovered ranges that were 2 or 3 times more expensive than the Verona Range. But price is not the only factor to consider when getting a range. You need to know your availability for the product and for parts and services.
You can visit this link to check to see where a Verona service network is in your area, but I was pleased to ensure that I had one 30 minutes away from our country home, in our not very big main city. You might need help with installation, upkeep or to fix something, and if you have an elite and obscure range, this could be very costly if not readily available.
You can visit my friend, Julie Blanner, where she posted challenges she faced to get her French Lacanche range sorted out. They ended up having to fly out an expert from Florida. Hers is lovely, no doubt, but you have to consider these possible add on expenses and challenges.
The good news is, the Verona range is readily available on sites like Amazon, Wayfair and more – plus you can look up for the local suppliers in your area, like I mentioned before. It might even be worth a phone call to double check as well.
I won’t give exact prices, but to give you a general idea, for many imported professional European ranges you are looking at a price tag of 8-12 thousand dollars + freight and services, where the Verona is readily available at models starting at $2599 – and of course depends a bit on where you buy them and what model. But still, quite the difference for a luxury range!
Let’s talk the next most important detail – DESIGN.
I’d be lying to you if I said I didn’t love the unique look of some of those high end european ranges. I find many that are unique and beautiful. What I love about the design of the Verona range is how sleek and minimalistic it looks. I feel like it will be a timeless piece and goes really well with the European Organic look I am after for this home.
We made it a focal point of our kitchen by surrounding it by these built-out walls, flat panel cabinet fronts and marble surrounds. We painted our walls with lime mineral paints to add a nice texture and depth to the matte white paint, and it coordinates wonderfully with the semi-gloss white finish on the range.
In our planning stage, we knew it would come out best if we could find a 36” wide range. Any bigger and we wouldn’t be able to fit in these cabinets and the wall, any smaller and I’d forever be sad I didn’t have more burners. The proportions work really well for this spot.
I opted for the double oven, which gives me this smaller oven and the larger one. I love the look of the double door, and it’s a feature we have always wanted based on how we tend to cook.
Please note, this bigger oven is not big enough for a large standard size cookie sheet.
I knew this going in and found these slightly smaller 10 x 15 cookie sheets and many options that work great for both sides. I’ll leave a link to my favorites below. I love how deep the inside of the oven is as well.
Fitting in large cookie sheets and roasting pans may be a priority for you, and they do have a single ovens that would work great for you.
But we find we use this smaller oven about 90% more frequently than the larger. It heats up fast, cooks fast and is so handy. Our cast iron muffin tins layer in there perfectly, which we use multiple times a week.
I can do several loaves of bread.
We can cook dishes that need different temperatures all at the same time. There is an oven for dinner, and one for dessert.
I can warm up leftovers quick and easy, and the bigger side is more than enough for our needs. The only thing I’ve decided we couldn’t adapt is the big take and bake pizzas . . . which we eat about once a year, so forfeiting that for all the other benefits was a no brainer.
Let’s dive into the many cook FEATURES of the Verona range. I’ll admit, I’ve hardly had the time to fully experience the variety of options. It is honestly the fanciest oven we’ve had, but I’m having fun learning all about it. Please take a look at the website and their user manual to get an idea for how fancy Italian chefs may use the many different cook options. But here is what I love!
The Gas Cooktop
Features include burner heads that are closer to the flames, resulting in more efficient and quicker cooking.
There are Flame Failure safety features that cut off the gas flow every time the flame is extinguished.
There are 5 Burners on this model. The 2 smaller semi rapid burners in the back are great for smaller pans or simmering on larger pans.
The 2 triple ring burners at the front are great for more heat and bigger pot accommodations.
The Center dual burner works with big pans also, as well as with skillets, wok pans, and a steam basket.
After using this cooktop, I completely understand why all my friends and family have been recommending a gas cooktop to us. It’s pretty life changing.
This oven is considered a True European Convection, which basically means your food will cook faster, more evenly, and you can make cinnamon rolls and roast at the same time and the flavors won’t blend together. It’s pretty amazing.
Something we noticed right of the bat, which we weren’t used to was the fan. It will quietly run while cooking and about 10 minutes after you turn off the oven. Apparently this is a cooling feature popular with professional ranges. Just something to know.
When you look at the knobs, there is one for the temperature setting, and another for the mode of cooking. This is where it gets fun to play with!
Just for broiling, which we do a lot of, you have options for basic infrared broiling, double broiling (which is the infrared and the top heating element) and ventilated broiling, which turns on the circulating fan with the broiling element. It’s been my experience that the broiling is more controlled in this unit and doesn’t leave your food charcoal before you even think to check. And again, you can do that on both ovens if you need to, which is pretty great.
There is a defrost mode, that just turns on the fan and can apparently defrost meats from frozen in about an hour. Haven’t used that yet, but I am sure it will come in handy.
For convection, you have the options for traditional convection, which is the top and bottom elements. Convection with ventilation, which turns on the fan to even out heat distribution. As well as ventilated cooking, which is the circular heating element in the back with the fan.
As you can see, a chef could find many ways to cook and tailor heat to the needs of the dish. I still have a lot to play around with to feel like I am making the most out of this range. So far, I use the traditional convection the most.
Other features are the oven light, which is always on by default when the oven is on. On our model, there is also a built in timer, digital clock and a programmer to start and stop when needed.
If you think like me, these are all pretty amazing features.
Verona has manufactured some handy attachments and accessories to increase the capabilities even more.
There is a woc ring, which comes with the range. This is great for any concave pans, like a woc. It will hold it sturdy in place on the bigger elements.
Verona sent me the simmer plate, which is this cast iron plate which stands as a buffer to the heat. I’ve found without it, it can be hard to keep a low simmer because the heat is so close to the pans. This is great for a fast boiling point, but sometimes even the low heat will keep it boiling. I can place this simmer plate in between and ensure a nice simmer.
If you have a smaller pot, you can place the small pot reducer on the burner so it doesn’t rock or move when stirred. There is also the option to purchase a cast iron griddle that sits on top of the burners.
Verona was kind enough to also send me the chefs pack – which you could really use with any range you might have.
It came with a hefty stainless steel griddle, which is so great for pancakes, quesadillas, and more.
This is a steam basket that sits on top of the steel griddle and works great to warm foods, and steam veggies. You can also use it inside of the oven cavity with foil instead of the plastic lid. Makes me feel super pro.
Then I got this beautiful cutting board that can fit inside the steel griddle when not being used, or on top of the burners that are off, for fast food prep by the heat.
Also included are an oven mitt and meat thermometer.
It’s all better than Christmas for this mama!
CLEANING THE RANGE
Lastly, a bit on cleaning the range. They make it super easy to clean with elements that easily remove to be scrubbed.
It was a recommendation that if you have some burnt on food, put water on it when warm, then it should scrub off easily once cooled down.
The oven door can actually come off completely for cleaning or repair and you can remove the glass door on the inside to scrub any moisture, grease, or build up.
The inside is made of what they call “EZ-clean” porcelain, which wipes down wonderfully. Here is a link to direct you to a video detailing more cleaning tips for the Verona Range.
Even with all the construction dust going on in our house, I’m able to get it looking brand new again in no time. Verona recommends a soft gentle soap and rag is great for cleaning your range.
That was a lot of information!
In summary and from my experience, the Verona range is an amazing professional Italian range, perfect for the everyday home. It is very versatile, has a great price point for what you get, and looks stunning. That just about checked off all my boxes.
I truly hope this has been helpful for you as you shop and compare. If there are any questions or comments, please leave them below. Here is another link where you can learn more about Verona, and all they have to offer.
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