Best Gas Ranges

Top 10 Rated Gas Ranges 2014

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As we came up with a top 10 list of gas ranges, we considered a number of factors:

1. Number and size of burners
2. Oven capacity and baking functions
3. Appearance and style
4. Ease of use and cleaning
5. Cooking power of stovetop
6. Convenient features like delay start, storage compartment, and accessories

The best gas ranges include burners with a varying range of BTUs for different cooking styles and adequate oven capacities for holding multiple dishes. Convection ovens are also in high demand, although they typically cost more. See the gas range comparison and ratings below with a link to the full review of each.

Colors: Black, White, Stainless Steel
5 sealed burners
5.8 cu. ft. oven capacity
27.9″ x 29.9″ x 46.9″

For right around $1,000, this convection gas range by Whirlpool is designed with a plethora of features to make cooking and baking easier and faster. It doesn’t have two ovens… read more


LG LRG3095  9/10

Colors: Black, White, Stainless Steel
Coated porcelain surface
5 sealed burners
5.4 cu. ft. oven capacity
29 15/16″ x 26 29/32″ x 47 5/8″

At $1,302, this freestanding gas range from LG is not cheap, but it provides superior cooking performance and a wide range of convenient features. The design is stylish and attractive, the … read more


Color: Stainless Steel
Black porcelain surface
5 sealed gas burners
5 cu. ft. oven capacity
29 7/8″ x 28 13/32″ x 36″

With a gleaming stainless steel exterior that resists fingerprints and smudges, this Frigidaire freestanding gas range provides fast and even baking. The five powerful burners are varied in size for boiling, simmering, and sauteing. Durable and smooth… read more


Color: Stainless Steel
Porcelain surface
4 sealed burners
2.62 cu. ft. oven capacity
20″ x 25 6/16″ x 44 12/16″

With a series of dials and a clear display, it’s easy to cook with this compact Danby gas range. Only 20 inches wide, it fits well in smaller kitchens and also run on liquid propane. The exterior has a stainless steel appearance and an easy-to-clean stove surface… read more


GE JGB281  8.5/10

Colors: Black, White, Bisque, Clean Steel, Stainless
4 sealed burners
5 cu. ft. oven capacity
30″ x 26 1/4″ x 46 1/8″

In a wide selection of colors to match any kitchen, this GE gas range has generous oven capacity and four powerful burners that heat to a boil quickly. The dial controls are simple to use and allow you to set precise … read more


Colors: Black, White, Stainless Steel, Red, Burgundy
4 sealed burners
2.9 cu. ft. oven capacity
30″ x 25 1/8″ x 32 1/2″

A selection of bright, snazzy colors, including red, makes this European-style gas range stand out. And it’s not just looks, but also function that makes this Bertazzoni model stand apart … read more


Color: Stainless Steel
5 sealed burners
5 cu. ft. oven capacity
29 7/8″ x 25 3/4″ x 47 3/4″

Bosch delivers a sleek gas range with this stainless steel model for $904. Durable cast iron grates stand up to heavy use and are continuous so you can slide pots and pans around. The large-capacity oven … read more


Colors: Black, White, Stainless Steel
5 sealed burners
3.5 cu. ft. oven capacity
2.3 cu. ft. auxiliary oven capacity
30″ x 28 5/16″ x 49″

This Frigidaire gas range comes with two ovens, making it easy to simultaneously bake multiple dishes at different temperatures. A fast preheat time makes baking even more convenient … read more


Color: Stainless Steel
4 sealed burners
2.5 cu. ft. oven capacity
23 7/8″ x 24 5/64″ x 36 7/32″

An aesthetically pleasing design with a stylish stainless steel handle and dials makes this Fisher & Paykel range a sophisticated-looking model. Durable cast iron … read more


Amana AGG222VD  7.5/10

Colors: Black, White
Porcelain surface
4 sealed burners
2.6 cu. ft. oven capacity
19 3/4″ x 24 1/2″ x 42 9/16″

A compact Amana gas range with a convenient storage drawer for pots and pans, this model provides satisfactory cooking performance for a budget price of $394. Perfect for condos and apartments, this gas range … read more



 

Gas Ranges Buying Guide

Gas vs. Electric Ranges: The Pros and Cons of Both

If you’re shopping for a new stove, you’re probably wondering whether it’s better to have a gas or an electric range. With today’s competitive appliance market, you’re in luck: Both styles are highly effective and not too far apart in quality. There are just some minor differences between gas and electric ranges that you should consider before you make a purchase so you get a model that meets your specific cooking needs. Here’s a break-down of the major pros and cons of each type of range.

Gas Range Pros:

  • With a gas range, you have more precise control over the cooking temperature, which is this style’s main advantage over electric ranges.
  • Its sealed burners are easy to clean when spills occur.
  • A gas range is most practical in areas that rely on propane or natural gas as a source of power.
  • Many models have an electronic ignition to light the burners, saving them trouble with matches.

Gas Range Cons:

  • They are typically more expensive than electric ranges, costing anywhere from $75 to $200 more than a comparable electric model.
  • Installing a gas line to a house also costs a significant amount of money.
  • Some people are leery of using gas because of the risk of carbon monoxide leaks. Also, the pilot lights are highly flammable and need to be shut off during vacations.

Electric Range Pros:

  • An electric range is typically less expensive than a gas range and offers many of the same features.
  • An electric range with a solid ceramic or glass top makes it easy to wipe up spills.
  • Most homes already have a 240-volt power supply necessary for an electric range, and they are relatively inexpensive to install.
  • An electric range has no risks associated with gas or pilot lighters.

Electric Range Cons:

  • While many top models are precise, an electric range is generally less precise with heat than a gas range.
  • An electric range does not have the same toasting and roasting functions as a gas range.
  • Electric range models with coil burners are harder to clean; their drip pans become dirty and grimy with frequent use.

While there are advantages and disadvantages to both gas and electric ranges, many of the best models have similar performance and special features, such as a self-cleaning option. Ultimately, your choice boils down to your cooking preferences, your budget, and your feelings toward gas versus electricity.

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