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Commercial Stove, Oven & Range Repair & Installation

A commercial range

When the Stove Dies, Business Dies

The stove is a the heart of a restaurant.

And if you run a pizza joint, it’s the oven cranking out pizza pie after pie!

Americans eat out five times a week, on average, and in a big city like Los Angeles, the number rises even higher.

Multiply that number by the millions of people in greater Los Angeles, and divide it by the roughly 30,000 restaurants in LA — it’s a lot of business to be had, even considering the competition.

And if your commercial stove, oven, or range is down, all that business will head elsewhere. You’ll be serving drinks, salads, and not much else.

If you’re experiencing issues with your kitchen equipment, you might want to stop reading at this point and punch in our phone number. We have live support 24-7 at West Coast Chief.

Chefs in a commercial kitchen

West Coast Chief Commercial Stove, Oven & Range Repair

West Coast Chief specializes in appliances. We fix, service, and install all major kitchen appliances, including your exotic imported German range.

This single-minded focus makes us very good at our jobs.

We don’t paint, install garage doors, or lay tile. We service appliances of all brands and types.

  • We’ve served metro Los Angeles and Orange County since 1995.
  • We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
  • We hire only licensed and certified appliance technicians.
  • We warranty every job we perform.
  • We stock parts in our warehouse; the more detail you provide when you call us, the better we’ll be prepared.

Why Commercial Range Repair Demands a Specialist

A home range is a complex appliance. It has an oven, usually four or six burners, and often a griddle or charbroiler.

  • The oven might be gas-fired, electrical, or convection.
  • The burners might be sealed or exposed.
  • Some ranges have computerized controls; others have manually controlled knobs.

Everything must work perfectly to turn out consistent results day after day, meal after meal.

Now imagine you’re trying to produce 50 meals at once — that’s the pressure a commercial stove is under. And if one element fails, the whole system can come crashing down.

In addition, most commercial stoves, ovens, and ranges operate on gas, while most new homes in Los Angeles are all-electric.

Gas is hazardous if there’s a leak or broken part in the supply and exhaust chain.

Access to components can be restricted. Usually, the range is built into a cabinet or installed as part of a line. And a commercial oven can weigh up to 500 lbs!

These factors make commercial kitchen repair more complicated and specialized than home repair.

That’s why you need a specialist — someone who has the experience, the training, and the tools to do the job right, quickly, and safely.

A commercial pizza oven

What We Can Do for You

At West Coast Chief, we service all types of commercial stoves, ovens, and ranges:

  • Gas ranges
  • Electric ranges
  • Convection ovens
  • Combination microwave/convection ovens
  • Fryers
  • Griddles
  • Charbroilers
  • Wok ranges
  • Stockpot ranges
  • Countertop ovens
  • Salamanders & cheese melters
  • Induction cooktops
  • & more

Because we carry a whole “range” of replacement parts in our warehouse, we may be able to complete the repair in one visit.

Restaurant Ranges

These standalone appliances feature heavier construction than home ranges and burners with increased BTU output.

Heavy-Duty Ranges

Heavy-duty ranges are the true powerhouse of commercial kitchens. You can link them with other gas-powered commercial appliances; high-powered range hoods are essential for the kitchen’s ventilation and ambient air temperature control.

Specialty Ranges

These come in a variety of configurations and sizes. Add-ons may include salamander broilers, cheese melters, storage bases, and oven bases.

Full-Size Ovens

This category includes traditional gas and electric, convection ovens, and accelerated cooking ovens. Combination ovens let you bake, fry, grill, steam, boil, or poach with a single appliance.

Brands of Commercial Stoves, Ovens & Ranges We Repair

  • Viking
  • Vulcan
  • Wolf
  • MoTak
  • Thor
  • Zline
  • Dacor
  • ILVE
  • Imperial
  • Saba
  • American Range
  • Standard Range
  • & more

When to Call for Commercial Stove, Oven, or Range Repair

Call us if you notice any of the following problems:

  • The stove doesn’t light
  • The stove goes out on its own
  • The stove flame is yellow instead of blue
  • Pilot lights won’t stay lit
  • There’s soot around the stove burner heads
  • The range is making strange noises
  • The oven doesn’t heat up or heats unevenly
  • The oven doesn’t maintain temperature
  • The oven door seal is broken
  • There’s water on the floor in front of the oven

And if you have an all-gas range and smell gas, turn off all flames, shut down the electricity, evacuate the building, and call the gas company. Then call us at (888) 832-3599.

A commercial range

Commercial Repair vs. Replacement

Commercial electric ranges and ovens last 15 years or so. Gas stovetops can last 18 to 20 years, depending on the appliance brand, maintenance, and quality of installation.

If you’ve been in the food business long enough, you already know that at some point, every restaurant appliance must go to that great kitchen in the sky.

So what are the indications that replacing your aging stove, oven, or commercial range is the right thing to do?

  • If you’re starting to see a lot of wear and tear, if the unit is more than 15 years old, or if it requires frequent repairs, it might be time for a replacement.
  • Another factor to consider is how much you’re spending on energy costs. Newer appliances are considerably more energy-efficient.
  • If the repair cost is 50% or more of the replacement cost, you might consider purchasing new. In this case, the repair cost exceeds the value of the repair.

Still not sure what to do? Just ask us! We’ll give you an honest, professional opinion and review your options with you.

Our Commercial Stove, Oven & Range Installation Services

Installing a commercial kitchen range is a job for a specialist. Why?

Because it’s not just a matter of connecting some hoses and plugs.

There are city and state regulations to follow, and the installation must meet local fire codes.

The installation usually takes two to four hours for all but the largest and most complex appliances. Once the site inspection is complete, our technicians will:

  • Turn off the power to the unit
  • Disconnect all water, gas, and electricity lines
  • Remove the old unit
  • Install the new unit
  • Reconnect all water, gas, and electricity lines
  • Check for leaks
  • Test the new unit to make sure it’s working properly

We understand that your business can’t afford any downtime. We work fast and efficiently to get your commercial stove, oven, or range up and running as soon as possible.

Commercial Maintenance Service to Extend the Life of Your Range

You can extend the life of your commercial stove, oven, or range with proper maintenance.

We recommend that you have the unit serviced every six months to a year, depending on how often it’s used.

A Chief technician will clean and inspect the unit, ensuring all parts are in good working order. We’ll also check for any gas or water leaks.

If we find any problems, we’ll let you know so you can decide whether to repair or replace the unit.

In some cases, preventive maintenance might be all that’s needed to keep your stove, oven, or range running smoothly for years to come.

Call us to discuss a maintenance plan that suits your schedule, budget, and business needs. We’re flexible! We’ll propose a plan that works best for you.

Count on Us for All Your Commercial Appliance Repairs

From routine maintenance to emergency repairs, we’re here for you.

Our team of certified technicians is ready whenever you need us.

We understand that time is money in the food business. We work efficiently to get your commercial stove, oven, or range in peak condition.

We’ll also give you an unbiased assessment of the situation so you can make an informed decision about repair or replacement.

For all your commercial stove, oven, and range repair and installation needs, call us at (888) 832-3599 or contact us online. We’re here to help!