The best gas ranges can handle all your cooking needs. Whether you just want something to handle the basics, or something that can manage more complicated recipes. Figuring out which one you should buy is a tricky decision, though, but no matter what you need there is a gas stove out there for you.
Getting a good-looking gas range on a budget is pretty easy, and comes with all the features you'll need to get started. Though the more expensive models do include more hi-tech features you may want to take advantage of. But no matter what you need, and how much you have to spend, these are the best gas ranges you can buy right now.
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What are the best gas ranges?
Based on our extensive research and first-hand experience over many years, we're confident that the best gas range overall is the GE Café CGB500P2MS1. Not only is it handsome with pro touches, but it also offers lots of cooking flexibility and can be depended on for excellent baking results. While it's not cheap, it's worth the money for anyone for whom both aesthetics and cooking performance are important.
For cooks who never seem to have enough oven space, we recommend the Samsung NX58K7850SS as the best double oven gas range; with the insertion of a divider into the middle of the oven, it becomes two spaces that can be used simultaneously to cook two different things. While the turkey's roasting in the bottom, pies can bake in the space on top.
If price trumps everything for you, the best gas range is the GE JGB635DEKSS. It gives you all the basic functions you need, including a self-cleaning cycle, and it looks nice, too. Trust us, one sacrifice you won't make with this range is how good your food comes out.
To anyone who wants the look of a classy custom kitchen but isn't prepared to pay upward of $5,000 for a true built-in model, we have a best slide-in gas range to suggest: the Bosch 800 Series HGI8056UC. Its solid build and sophisticated appearance will give your kitchen an instant spruce-up. Lastly, lovers of technology should consider our pick for the top smart range, the Whirlpool WFG975H0HV, which can read the bar codes on frozen pizzas and take its marching orders from Alexa.
The best gas ranges you can buy today
If you're looking for gas cooking and are on a budget, the best gas range for you is the GE JGB635REKSS. This low-cost model has less cooking power than more expensive options, but it comes with GE's excellent reputation for cooking performance and a self-cleaning oven that we think no range should be without.
The oven is 5.0 cubic feet, which is plenty large for a Thanksgiving turkey, but it doesn't have a convection system. And, it has only four burners, so there's no center griddle. This GE comes in a variety of finishes, including black, stainless steel or white. We also like its drawer in the bottom, which is great for storing baking sheets when you're not using them. While this model is not rock-bottom priced, it's worth stepping up a bit for the self-clean feature.
You get a lot for your money with the LG LRGL5825 F. On the cooktop there are burners ranging from a super high one for getting spaghetti water boiling fast to an ultra low one for keeping gravy hot. In the center there’s an oval burner and a griddle to use on it is included. The oven is large and has convection and air fry settings. When you want to check on your roast chicken or chiffon cake, you knock twice on the glass window and the oven light comes on.
LG has equipped this range with the latest smart features. Using an app on your phone, you can monitor and control the range remotely or you can give its marching orders via Google Assistant. The range also connects to cooking apps which will automatically send temperature settings to the oven. Before you call for a service visit, you can use the app to troubleshoot and diagnose problems.
The Samsung NX60T8711SS/AA slides in between two cabinets giving you an upscale built-in look. As the controls are up front, they’re easy to use without reaching across the stovetop. When you turn on the dials they light up so you can easily see the settings and tell at a glance if you forget to turn one off.
On the cooktop, you’ll find one of the most powerful gas burners on any range you can buy. When you’re stir frying and need intense heat and bringing water to a boil for pasta and want it fast, you’ll find it super handy. The stovetop has an oval griddle burner and a cast iron reversible grill/griddle is included. The oven is exceptionally large and has both convection and air fry settings and an air fry basket comes with the range. We only wish you got 3 instead of 2 racks so you could bake more cookies at once. You can control your range with an app on your phone or through Alexa or Google Assistant.
A slide-in range gives you the upscale look of a built-in unit. While the Bosch 800 Series HEI8046U is a step up in price from most free-standing models, it's a lot less expensive than a custom-fitted or professional-style range and is still a significant upgrade when it comes to aesthetics. It has heavy-duty construction, a glass panel and metal control knobs.
You do sacrifice some oven space with this model. With a 4.8-cubic-foot capacity, you will be able to fit in the turkey, but you may not be able to pack in as many side dishes at once. Below the oven, in place of storage space, there's a warming drawer, which will come in particularly handy when you're entertaining. As you would expect at this price, the oven comes with three racks and is self-cleaning.
Gas cooks who need a very flexible oven will find a lot to love in the Samsung NX58K7850SS. It's one of Samsung's fancy FlexDuo models, which means that it has one large oven that can be divided into two.
When you're cooking a Christmas ham or are in a holiday cookie baking frenzy, you have one huge (5.8 cubic foot) oven. If you need to cook two things at once, let's say broil some burgers and bake a pan of brownies, simply insert the divider and you have two ovens, one with 3.2 cubic feet of space and one with 2.6 cubic feet. Each of these can run at a different temperature and has an individual timer. The only downside is that you do have to fiddle with the divider to get it to fit properly.
In addition to the dual ovens, your $1,500 gets you five burners, including a large oval burner for the center griddle that comes with the range as well as one for keeping food warm. The controls are large and easy to read so you don't need to pull out your reading glasses.
Although it's a bit pricey, we're convinced that the Café CGB500P2MS1 is the best gas range for your money. For starters, it has a sophisticated design with towel bar handles and large stovetop knobs like the ones on pro ranges. To give you lots of flexibility, it has five burners, including a high-powered one for quick boils and an oval center burner for a griddle (included with the Café).
GE ranges are known for their even heating pattern, which means you can make several layer cakes or sheets of cookies at a time without having to rearrange them during baking. The generously sized convection oven comes with three racks and a temperature probe, and has both a steam-clean feature for quick touch-ups and a full, self-cleaning cycle. If you like asking Alexa or Google Assistant to do things for you, you can add preheating the oven to their chores, as this model works with both voice assistants. Overall, this is the best gas range you can buy.
People who love to cook and are lucky enough to have access to both gas and electric lines may be willing enough to invest in a 36-inch, pro-style, dual-fuel range. On the top of the Thermador Pro Harmony PRD366WHU, you get six powerful burners, two of which can be dialed down very low for keeping a sauce warm without curdling it, or for melting chocolate.
Although you don't get an oven that's any bigger than the one on a typical 30-inch model (just 5 cubic feet), you do get luxuries. In addition to convection capabilities, the oven has three racks that slide out, two interior halogen lights and the fastest self-cleaning cycle on the market. However, the main reason you're paying the big bucks is for an absolutely beautiful all stainless-steel statement piece.
If you have fantasies of a robot cook that makes you dinner, the Whirlpool WFG975H0HV is as close as you'll get right now. It has a Scan-to-Cook feature, which sets the cooking temperature automatically after you scan the food package's bar code. It can also integrate with Amazon's Alexa voice control service, Google Assistant and Siri, so you can ask your voice assistant to start the oven for you and get alerts on your smartphone when everything is ready.
This range has a very generously sized 5.8-cubic-foot oven and five burners of varying power, including one for quick boils, an oval one for a griddle or fish poacher and one for keeping the soup warm for a latecomer. Thanks to an innovative design, you can clean messes from boilovers without removing the grates, and the grates themselves can be cleaned in the dishwasher. One thing to keep in mind is that Whirlpool's AquaLift is a steam-cleaning cycle and won't make much of a dent on burnt-on stains. It's best to do quick wipe outs after any messy baking or roasting.
The Samsung NX58H5600SS is a simple, well-designed gas range that offers plenty of cooking options, thanks to a large, 5.8-cubic-foot oven and five burners. The front-right burner is superpowerful with a hefty 17,000 Btu, which is great for quickly boiling a large pot of water for pasta. The center burner is oval to accommodate the included griddle, great for making pancakes, frying bacon and other uses. As the grates are continuous, it's easy to move cookware around on the stovetop.
At 5.8 cubic feet, the oven space is very large and has a convection system, which will be particularly useful for making sure the bottom crust of your pies comes out brown and flaky. We also like the design of this range, with large dials up front and an easy-to-use control panel.
People who love cooking enough to invest in a pro-style range are often willing to make room in their kitchen for a 36-inch range. The Monogram ZGP366NTSS offers two high-powered burners, each one offering a steak-searing 23,000 Btu of power as well as four other burners. They are all able to be turned down very low for simmering. The grates can also be reversed to accommodate a round bottomed wok.
This Monogram's oven is one of the largest you can find, with 6.2 cubic feet of space and three racks; two of the racks glide out. The convection oven distributes heat evenly, so it can bake several sheets of cookies at one time.
When you connect the range to the SmartHQ app on your mobile device, you can control the oven settings remotely and even take advantage of cooking programs for specific foods. Lights around the knobs add a luxurious touch, letting you change the intensity or the color of the illumination through the app as well. Unlike previous versions of the Monogram, this range does not have a self cleaning oven, but rather a steam clean function. At more than $6,000, the ZDP366NTSS is a sizable investment, although it's well priced for this caliber of range. You can also get a version with four burners and either a grill or a griddle.
When to replace a gas range
Most brands offer a one-year warranty on gas ranges, but the National Association of Home Builders says you can expect yours to last about 13 years. So we don’t recommend buying an extended warranty, since repairs within that lifetime are often less than the cost of the warranty itself.
When the cost of a repair is fifty percent or more than the price of a new range, you’ll want to think about replacing rather than repairing. The most common complaint about a range is that the oven isn’t maintaining the correct temperature, but always check the manual to see if you can recalibrate it yourself. If you can’t, or doing so doesn’t solve the problem, a serviceperson may be able to fix the oven without charging an astronomical price. Specific parts like a burner or an igniter can often be replaced at a reasonable cost. However a replacement control board will be expensive and your best bet is to replace your range.
All ranges now come equipped with at least one power burner that can boil water quickly and can be used for stir frying or searing; they also have at least one burner that can keep food at a slow steady simmer. For using a griddle or poacher, you’ll find bridge burners. Below the stovetop, even moderately priced ranges are available with convection ovens featuring temperature probes and warming drawers. New ovens offer pre-set settings for foods and functions like turkey or chicken nuggets, air frying, dehydrating, or proofing bread.
More and more ranges connect to WiFi, allowing you to preheat your oven or set it to warming mode from your phone, Alexa or Google Assistant. Some smart ranges can even diagnose problems and alert the manufacturer's service center. Look for models that connect with recipe apps, and automatically adjust to times and temperatures called for in recipes.
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