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Southbend, a division of Middleby Corporation, is recognized as a global leader in heavy-duty, commercial cooking equipment. With perpetual new equipment innovation in the areas of energy savings, cooking speed, automation and safety, Southbend products are considered the best in the industry by chefs, consultants and industry experts.

Gas Ranges

Southbend has the perfect gas ranges for your kitchen, built to survive the rigors of high-volume service.

A nearly unlimited number of designs and configurations means that a solution perfectly customized to your operation’s needs is waiting for you!

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Convection Ovens

Southbend’s convection ovens blend craftsmanship, speed, and durability in a feature-rich package.

Designed for even, consistent cooking and baking, every time, these convection ovens feature high efficiency heating elements with quick recovery times.

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Counterline products offer unsurpassed, heavy-duty performance.

Counterline equipment stands combine the durability and cleanability of stainless steel construction with the quality of Southbend.

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Southbend salamanders achieve high, direct heat with radiant or infrared broilers.

Any of their high-powered, adjustable configurations guarantee you’ll broil, cook, and finish product with precision and ease.

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Southbend’s heavy-duty, infrared cheesemelters allow you to quickly melt cheese, toast bread, or simply add the finishing touches with direct heat and a fixed rack.


The South Bend Range Company began in 1898 in South Bend, Indiana as the Malleable Steel Range Manufacturing Company. Two real estate agents, Jacob Woolverton and William Kizer, established the company to create what would become one of the best kitchen ranges and eventually a full cooking line. Southbend is now a division of the Middleby Corporation and is recognized as a global leader in heavy-duty commercial cooking equipment. With new equipment innovations in energy savings and safety, our products are considered the best in the industry by chefs, consultants, and industry experts. We provide today’s cooking solutions, with quality manufactured products, as well as a Service First program that is guaranteed to be at your service within six hours and a team that is dedicated to putting you first.