Ranges have been around for centuries, with the first models appearing in the early 1800s. They were originally used only in commercial settings, such as restaurants and hotels. But by the mid-1900s, they had become popular in homes, too. There are many different types of ranges available today. But the basic design has remained largely unchanged over the years. The main components – ovens, stovetops, cooktops, and ventilation systems – are all still present. And the options for features and customization have only grown over time.