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  • Our main pick, the GE Adora JGB720, has been discontinued, and we’ve replaced it with a newer model, the GE Adora JGB735.

  • Our main pick, the GE Adora JGB720, has been discontinued, and we’ve replaced it with a newer model, the GE Adora JGB735.

    We’re also currently researching new models to consider, and will update this guide accordingly once we’re finished.

September 16, 2020

We looked at 66 freestanding gas ranges (which typically cost around $1,000), and frankly, it was hard to tell most of them apart. But the GE Adora JGB735 is one model that stood out (just a bit) from the pack. It has the sturdiest build and some of the best-looking finishes for the price without skimping on cooking performance or features.

The cooktop on the Adora is about as good you’ll get for around $1,000. It has a stronger pair of power burners than you usually see, both situated in the front row where they’re easy to reach, covered with continuous grates. The oven is big enough to comfortably fit a hefty 26-pound turkey or a spacious 15-by-20-inch baking stone. It also has a high-heat cleaning mode as well as a convection mode for quicker, crispier, evenly done cooking. The previous version of this range, the JGB720, received largely positive reviews and seemed generally reliable, so we’re optimistic about the current model. Keep in mind, however, that because it’s new, we’re as yet unsure how it will perform in the short to medium term, and there aren’t many reviews so far on retail sites that we can draw conclusions from. We’ll monitor customer feedback for evidence of widespread defects and update the guide as we know more. We also wish that the oven came with a third rack.

The build quality on the Frigidaire Gallery GCRG3060A feels almost as sturdy as that of the GE Adora, plus it has a third oven rack and a number pad, for easier control over the oven. We don’t think the Frigidaire cooktop is as versatile, since its second-strongest burner isn’t all that strong and sits in the back row (though some people might prefer this layout to keep hot pots away from kids). But the Frigidaire is a good alternative to the Adora if that model is sold out, or if you need a stove that’s sold somewhere besides Home Depot.

If you just need a cheap stove that works, the Whirlpool WFG320M0B has the best balance of features for a low price. It has one of the better cooktops that you can get for less than $600, with a stronger power burner than most competitors and continuous cast-iron grates, which are especially uncommon at this price. The oven has a similar capacity to what you get in a pricier stove, but it lacks convection, self-cleaning, or a number pad for control—all of which are typical for budget stoves. It seemed to us like it’s well built, and it has a strong average user rating.

If you’re looking for a double-oven range (read more about them here), we’d suggest the GE Profile PGB960. It has best-in-class cooking features, including as powerful a cooktop as we’ve seen on any freestanding range, and a lower oven that can fit bigger birds and roasts than other two-cavity models.

Everything we recommend

Why you should trust us

I’ve written about appliances professionally since 2012, first as a staff writer at Reviewed and now at Wirecutter. In that time, I’ve put in well over 100 hours on stoves alone, including research into more than 200 different models. I also co-authored our guide to high-end ranges.

Here’s what we did for research:

  • We tracked down as much industry sales and trends data as we could from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, Trakline, Yale Appliance + Lighting, and J.D. Power.
  • We interviewed repair technicians from Maine and Las Vegas, and we also interviewed both the CEO and resident chef of an appliance store in Boston. (Additionally, we spoke with a number of other chefs, appliance experts, and designers for our guide to the best high-end ranges, which gave us some further context).
  • We spoke to product engineers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as well as product representatives from the likes of Whirlpool and Gaggenau, among others.
  • We spent time at showrooms getting a feel for the build and sturdiness of some of the most promising models.
  • We read through hundreds of owner reviews and reader comments to identify any reliability problems or real-world quirks.

To be clear, we did not do our own hands-on performance testing, like Reviewed or CNET do. But even those sites haven’t tested many major cooking appliances recently. In the past, we’ve made sure to read performance reviews of the models we consider recommending, but we barely found any for the most current models. Our picks are based on research, reporting, and some time pressing the buttons, turning the knobs, and opening the doors in appliance showrooms.

Who should get this

In this guide, we focus on gas-powered stoves (also known as ranges—the terms are interchangeable) that are 30 inches wide, because that’s the most common size in the US. All of our picks are freestanding ranges, which have finished sides and a backguard and aren’t as expensive as other types of stoves.

A side by side comparison of two range types

How we picked

Any range will cook your food. But after talking to a bunch of experts and comparing more than 60 models, we think that these are the most important features to look for in a freestanding gas range:


Any decent range will have, at a minimum, a 13,000 Btu power burner, but you can expect 17,000 or 18,000 Btu on the better models. The stronger burners heat up your cookware faster, so you’ll save a couple of minutes waiting for water to boil or for a pan to get hot enough for a good sear. Some readers have told us that they prefer to have the strongest burners in the front row of the cooktop for easier access. But one advantage of having the strongest burners placed diagonally is that it’s easier to fit two large pots or pans on the range in that arrangement, and we’ve heard from some people who would rather have one strong burner in the back row so that they can boil water where kids can’t reach the pot.

Most gas ranges also have a 5,000 Btu simmer burner. Most manufacturers are mum about how low this burner turns down, but Frigidaire told us that theirs can get as low as 500 Btu, and we’d imagine it’s a similar figure on other brands’ stoves. On any model, this burner is useful when you need to simmer, hold, or melt and want to minimize the risk of scorching.

If you spend more than $700, gas ranges typically come with a center griddle that’s handy for cooking eggs, bacon, pancakes, or grilled cheese without a pan.

Continuous grates are a nice feature because they make it easy to slide cookware around the surface of the cooktop and help keep larger items balanced better than smaller, single-burner grates can. Most people seem to agree that continuous grates just look nicer, too. Any stove that costs more than $700 usually has this feature.


Capacity matters a little bit, but most ovens are larger than 4.8 cubic feet, which is plenty of room for a huge 26-pound Thanksgiving turkey, a 16-inch pizza stone, or all but the very largest sizes of baking sheets or roasting pans.

Every oven comes with at least two racks, but some pricier models have three, which offers a bit more loading flexibility.

If you’re spending more than $700 on a gas stove, you should absolutely expect the oven to have a convection fan. If you choose to turn it on, you can cook at lower temperatures for less time. Large batches of cookies will bake more evenly, pastry crusts get flakier, and roasted meats and veggies are both crispier on the outside and juicier on the inside.

Almost all gas ranges come with a broiler. In mid-tier and high-end ranges, it’s an overhead broiler in the main oven cavity. Cheaper models usually have a dedicated broiler drawer beneath the oven, which can be difficult to reach and often doesn’t work as well as integrated broilers. If you expect to use your broiler a lot, you might want to avoid models that cost under $700.

We think that a self-cleaning mode is worth having, particularly a high-heat (aka “pyrolitic”) mode. Repair technicians tend to believe that high-heat cleaning will shorten the lifespan of your range by burning out the heating element or damaging the electronics. But it’s also by far the easiest way to clean an oven. Manual cleaning is hard, unpleasant work, even if you use a (smelly) cleaning spray. Some ranges have a steam-based, pseudo–self-cleaning feature, but it’s not very effective, according to most user reviews. Here’s our take: If you spend more than $700 on a range, it should have a high-heat cleaning mode. If you’re worried about damaging your appliance, use it sparingly or not at all.

Build quality and design

The more finish options there are, the more flexibility you have in outfitting your kitchen. We gave a slight preference to those with at least three options, one of which should be stainless steel.

For the models we were able to check out in a store, we looked for knobs that felt securely fastened to the front of the range, without too large a gap between the dial and the body. We checked for oven doors that opened smoothly but not too lightly, racks and drawers that glided, and a tightly laminated control panel. And we jiggled the grates to see how secure they were on the cooktop and how easy they were to remove for cleaning. (All of the units we saw were floor models, so they may have seen more wear-and-tear than a range in a typical house.)

Reliability and customer service

Reliability and customer service are difficult to pin down. But here’s the standard we’ve set for our picks: Owner reviews shouldn’t reveal any clear, consistent pattern of widespread defects, design problems, or egregiously bad product support. For this reason, we favored slightly older and more-popular models because they tend to have more user ratings, so we know more about them.

Over our years of reporting on appliances, we’ve also gathered feedback from repair technicians about the brands that they think are the most reliable. But this is highly anecdotal and not especially consistent, so we don’t weigh it too heavily in our decisions unless there seems to be a consensus about a brand or product.

Less-important features

A wok grate, temperature probe, or any other cooking accessory can be cool and useful, and many ranges come with one or more of these as a toss-in. But you can buy any of them separately, too.

Extra cooking modes like delayed starts, food-specific presets, or scan-to-cook modes are all fine, but we doubt that most people ever use them. We didn’t go out of our way to avoid models with these kinds of cooking modes, because they’re hard to avoid, but we didn’t favor them, either.

Wi-Fi connectivity won’t baste the turkey or turn the cookie sheet. Maybe you can think up some edge case where connectivity will come in handy a couple times per year, but we don’t think this is a useful feature. Not too many freestanding ranges offer it, anyway.

Our pick: GE Adora JGB735

The GE Adora viewed from the front.

The GE Adora JGB735 is our favorite freestanding gas range. The cooktop is versatile, with a sensible burner layout, and it has a decent-size oven with convection and a self-cleaning mode. It’s also available in better-looking finishes than most ranges at this price (around $1,000). Although we don’t know how reliable this range is yet, we thought its predecessor, the GE Adora JGB720 (still available in stainless steel), felt sturdy and well built when we looked at it in person, and that model has received largely positive reviews. On the downside, the JGB735’s oven comes with two only racks.

We had a chance to look at a showroom model of the previous version of the Adora at a Home Depot in Portland, Maine, and could find no issues with the build quality. The burner knobs felt secure, the control panel was tightly laminated to the backguard, and the racks and storage drawer slid easily in and out. The grates sat securely in position and felt sturdy. They also extended further to the edge of the cooktop than most ranges’ grates, which gives you more room to work. They’re made from cast iron, which is more heat retentive than steel (a common alternate material used to make cooktop grates).

The JGB735 comes in five finishes: stainless steel (JGB735SPSS), fingerprint-resistant slate (JGB735EPES), black slate (JGB735FPDS), white (JGB735DPWW), and black (JGB735DPBB). Most ranges come in just stainless and glossy black or white, so the Adora gives you some more options for finding a good-looking finish that works for your kitchen.

The Adora's gas burners viewed from above.

With an 18,000 Btu power burner, the JGB735 should be able to boil water and heat up a pan for searing as fast as any range at this price. Roughly speaking, it should boil a gallon of water in 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the pan and other materials.

The cooktop is laid out with the two most powerful burners placed diagonally across from each other—the 18,000 Btu power burner on the left front and a 12,000 Btu burner on the right rear. These are the burners that most people use the most often, and having the two power burners diagonally across from one another offers more space for using two large pots and pans at the same time.

The less powerful burners are the 9,500 Btu burner on the right front and the 5,000 Btu simmer burner on the left rear. GE would not tell us exactly how low the simmer burner could turn down, but we think that it goes low enough to handle tasks like melting butter without burning it too easily. There’s also a 10,000 Btu oval-shaped burner in the center; the range comes with a griddle that you can use over that burner, or you can leave the grate over it. The whole cooktop surface is capped with continuous cast-iron grates, which are dishwasher-safe and designed to separate into three parts for easy cleaning.

At 5.0 cubic feet, the JGB735’s oven can easily fit a Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham. It has a single-fan convection mode, which helps spread heat more evenly within the oven, making for more uniform cooking temperatures. The JGB735 offers a high-heat cleaning option, along with a steam-and-wipe mode (which, according to a lot of users, doesn’t work very well).

A view comparing the Adora's oval burner.

On the site for Home Depot (the only retailer that sells this range), the former version of our pick, the JGB720, has an average score of 4.5 stars out of five, drawn from more than 2,500 reviews; 92 percent of buyers gave it at least four stars, making it one of the most positively reviewed freestanding gas stoves we’ve seen.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

We have not taken a look at the JGB735 in person yet, and because it’s so new, there are few reviews for this model, but we’ll continue to monitor customer reviews for potential issues and update this guide accordingly.

The oven comes with only two racks. Three is pretty standard at this price. If you really miss that extra rack, you could always just buy another one.

Runner-up: Frigidaire Gallery GCRG3060A

The Frigidaire Gallery GCRG3060A in a kitchen.

If you can’t get the GE Adora, we think the Frigidaire Gallery GCRG3060A is the next-best option for a freestanding gas range because it has a very similar set of specs and nice-to-have features.

One clear advantage is that it has a number pad, so you can directly input the oven temperature or timer length, rather than having to repeatedly press arrow keys. It also comes with a third oven rack, so you can load more baking sheets or roasting pans at a time than in the GE Adora.

However, the Frigidaire has a few disadvantages. The overall build doesn’t feel quite as sturdy as the GE’s, though it’s still better than that of most freestanding ranges. It doesn’t come in as many finishes, though they are premium ones: stainless (GCRG3060AF) and black stainless (GCRG3060AD). And the cooktop layout isn’t as practical, in our opinion. The second-weakest burner is in the front row, while the second-strongest burner is in the back. Some people might prefer this arrangement, though, because you can boil water reasonably quickly in the back, where the flame and hot pot are out of the reach of kids.

The Frigidaire range top from above.

Otherwise, the GE and this Frigidaire are pretty similar. Both have an 18,000 Btu power burner, a griddle that fits over the oval-shaped center burner, and dishwasher-safe continuous cast-iron grates. The 5.0-cubic-foot oven is the same size, and it also has a convection fan. Frigidaire describes the system as “true” convection, meaning it has an extra heating element by the fan, but we doubt most people would notice a difference when comparing it to the basic convection system in the GE. Frigidaire promotes the oven’s air fry mode as something special among freestanding ranges, but it’s really just a version of convection cooking.

Owner reviews for the GCRG3060A are solid. It has an average of 4.6 stars out of five on Home Depot, which is above average for a freestanding range. The older FGGF3059T (which we recommended in this guide until it was discontinued in early 2020) had one common complaint: A not-insignificant number of owners claimed it leaked a lot of heat into their kitchens, which we suspected was due to a factory-defective improperly sealed gasket. The GCRG3060A hasn’t been out long enough for us to get a sense of whether that’s still a problem.

A cheaper gas range: Whirlpool WFG320M0B

The Whirlpool range from the front.

Our favorite budget-friendly gas range is the Whirlpool WFG320M0B. It usually costs around $600 and has better specs and owner ratings than competing stoves at its price. The cooktop is surprisingly versatile, with a sensible burner layout and continuous cast iron grates, and the oven is larger than average. On the downside, there’s no convection mode or self-cleaning option, it only has four burners, and the broiler is located in the drawer beneath the oven. But those are all typical for a stove this cheap.

The WFG320M0B has two 15,000 Btu power burners that are strong enough to boil a gallon of water in maybe 10 to 12 minutes, a couple of minutes slower than the 18,000 Btu burners on the GE Adora or Frigidaire Gallery models. Having two strong burners like that is almost unheard of in a stove that costs so little, and they’re both situated at the front of the cooktop. It also has a 5,000 Btu simmer burner and 9,500 Btu burner in the back row. All these are beneath a set of dishwasher-safe continuous cast-iron grates, whereas most competing models at this price have independent steel grates, which aren’t as functional or attractive.

The WFG320M0B burners viewed from above.

At 5.1 cubic feet, the oven is an average size, with plenty of space for a 26-pound turkey, 16-inch pizza stone, or top-round roast. Otherwise it’s a very basic oven: Just two racks in five height positions, no convection mode, no number pad to input temperatures, and no self-cleaning option. The broiler is located in the bottom drawer beneath the oven, which may prove difficult to reach for people with mobility issues—but that’s standard for gas stoves in this price range.

This is the second year in a row we’ve recommended the WFG320M0B as our budget-friendly pick. We’ve checked out several units in a few different stores over the years and have always found that the knobs felt secure (and that the whole appliance felt generally well built), especially for how little it costs most of the time. Most of the complaints in the owner reviews deal with the placement of the broiler, the occasional defective unit, or poor installation. It earned an average of 4.4 stars out of five on Home Depot, with 91 percent of owners giving it at least four stars.

The WFG320M0B comes with three finish options: black (WFG320M0BB), white (WFG320M0BW), and stainless steel (WFG320M0BS), which sometimes costs an extra $50. The MSRP is actually $750, but in the almost two years that we’ve been recommending this model, we’ve never seen the white or black versions cost more than $600.

A double-oven range: GE Profile PGB960

The gas version of our double oven range pick.

A double-oven range isn’t as spacious or versatile as a double wall oven—but it can still be a good way to add extra cooking convenience to a kitchen that’s set up for a regular, 30-inch stove. We’d suggest the GE Profile PGB960 because it matches the best cooking features of any freestanding gas range, and it seems to be well built.

Relative to similar stoves from other brands, the Profile PGB960 has the strongest and most versatile cooktop we found, including an 18,000-watt power burner. The lower-oven cavity has 15 inches of clearance, which is the tallest you’ll find in this category. That extra space means a large turkey, ham, or other roast is more likely to fit. This GE should be able to handle something like a 20-pound turkey. There’s a convection feature in the lower oven, too.

It does still have some of the same downsides as all double-oven ranges: It can be a pain to bend all the way down to the lower oven, you probably won’t be able to fit the largest birds or roasts in it, and you might get some heat transfer between ovens.

But if you think a double-oven range will suit your needs, we think the Profile 960 is your best bet. It’s available in three finishes, stainless steel (PGB960SEJSS), black stainless (PGB960BEJTS), and black slate (PGB960FEJDS).

The competition

Maytag MGR8800FZ: The cooktop is similar to the GE Adora, which is great, but it doesn’t have a high-heat self-cleaning option.

Samsung NX58M6630: Great specs, but Samsung is infamous for its poor customer service for appliances.

GE JGBS60: Even cheaper than the JGBS62, the JGBS60 has a lot more finish options but a slightly weaker cooktop and independent grates rather than continuous grates.

GE JGBS30: And still cheaper it goes. The JGBS30 is almost exactly the same as the JGBS60 but without any digital controls. Everything here is analog. That may or may not prove for a longer lifespan—it depends who you ask—but you’ll have to get used to dial controls and a funny looking backguard.

About your guide

Tyler Wells Lynch
Sours: https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-gas-ranges/

When we tested this KitchenAid slide-in range, it felt comfortable and familiar, like the unit had been a standby in the Lab for a very long time. The controls and functions are familiar, intuitive, and both easy to use and read. With burners that vary in BTUs from 5,000 to 19,000, this range is well-equipped for everything from simmering sauce for hours, to boiling water in minutes.

Where most ovens have a drawer for storage, the drawer on this range is designed specifically for baking. The pull-out compartment is equipped to keep food warm, slow cook or bake. Beyond convection baking and self-clean, the oven also offers steam cooking for moist results, and we found that the oven produced mostly even baked goods, thanks to very even heat distribution. The broiler also browned toast perfectly evenly.  

  • 30 inches, 6.5 cu. ft. oven capacity
  • 5 sealed burners 5,000-19,000 BTUs, plus true convection and a baking drawer
  • Self-cleaning feature
  • In our tests, boiling water took 10 minutes longer than the quickest range
Sours: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/appliances/g4835/best-gas-ranges/
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When it comes to cooking, gas ranges and stoves, have been a popular choice for many years. Most home chefs like them because the open flame allows for great culinary flexibility. You can tilt the pan, collect juices in a corner, baste your food, and still enjoy high heat thanks to the gas flame. However, gas ranges do require a gas line to operate, whereas electric or induction ranges simply need a wall outlet.

Even if you have a gas line available (or plan to have one installed), there are still a lot of questions to be answered. Which brand is the best when selecting the gas range for you? What features should you look for in a range? How many BTUs do you need? What on earth is a BTU?

Don't worry - in this article, we will answer all your questions, while also introducing you to the 8 best gas stoves and ranges currently available for 2021.

But first, it's essential to learn a bit about gas ranges and how to select the best one for your unique situation and needs. If you're not sure what exactly a range is, it's just the name for the combination oven-and-cooktop appliance, also known as, oven and gas stove top, that's common in many kitchens. Most people refer to a range simply as the stove or oven. All in all, if your oven has a cooking surface on top of it for heating pots and pans, you have a range.

Best Gas Ranges

Our exclusive video of 8 best gas ranges

Wondering what makes a gas range great? Here are 6 important factors to consider.

Everyone wants their kitchen to look good, right? Don't neglect style when it comes to the range you choose. Wether you opt for the popular and contemporary stainless steel look or something more distinctive, you should consider your personal style as well as your kitchen—plus, any existing appliances you're looking to match.

Traditional freestanding gas ranges are sure more budget friendly. However, they tend to "date" your kitchen almost immediately. On the other hand, the slide-in ranges will give you more design possibilities with their streamlined look. In addition, the slide in stoves will allow you to reveal your decorative tile backsplash. We covered the differences between slide-in vs freestanding ranges in our earlier article.

One last element when it comes to design is the depth of your stove in comparison to your countertops. If you are designing a kitchen with modern or transitional elements make sure that your range does not protrude too far out. Most manufacturers offer gas ranges where the body (where the oven is) depth is standard cabinet depth at 24 or 24 1/2-inches.

Slide in vs freestanding range

Cooking Power from Simmer to High Output

Cooking power in gas ranges is measured in BTUs. This stands for British thermal unit, but all you really need to know is that BTU is a unit for measuring heat output. High output is a nice to have so you can boil water fast and sear a steak. At the same time, having the ability to simmer at a low temperature is important.

Why does low-output capability matter? Because it allows you to handle more finesse tasks, like keeping a sauce warm and thick or melting butter and chocolate without burning it.

All in all, good quality gas ranges give you control over the flame. Some of the most revered brands such as La Cournue or Wolf stoves do not even feature "beasty" BTU outputs and hover around 16,000 to 20,000 BTUs. However, it is a pleasure to cook on them as they allow for mastery over your recipes.


Size: Measure Your Space

How big is the space your range needs to occupy? Though there are common sizes that you're likely to find across brands, including 30-inch and 36-inch options, don't just assume that your range of choice will fit the same space as your previous model.

We talked about this earlier, but we cannot emphasize how many people underestimate the "depth" when making a purchase. No one wants a range that's going to stick out several inches from the edge of their cabinets unless they are going for a totally professional arrangement.



Want to keep using your range in five year? Choose a brand and model that rates highly for reliability. You should also choose a brand that offers a robust warranty that covers both electronic and mechanical defects should they arise. Not only will this protect you in the event of any issues, but it also speaks to a companies dedication to quality. If a brand offers a unconvincing warranty, it's probably because they produce unsatisfactory products.


Gas ranges can offer a wide range of features on top of their basic cooking ability. Whether it's easy-control knobs, touch controls, automatic on-off controls for low-heat simmering, or WiFi controls you can manage from your phone, don't underestimate the power of extra features to make your cooking experience more enjoyable.

These days most ranges come with convection ovens that can even tackle tasks such as air frying. Self-cleaning with steam is also getting popular across many brands.



Some high-quality gas ranges have special built-in safety features, including auto-reignite if the flame goes out. If safety is a high priority for you, make sure to keep safety features like these in mind when shopping.

Our 8 Best Gas Stove and Range Picks

Ready to find out which gas ranges we picked as the best of 2021? Here's our list of the best of the best from a range of brands.

1) Best Budget: Frigidaire Gallery FGGH3047VF

Frigidaire Gallery FGGH3047VF

Frigidaire established itself as a name to beat in the appliance space. This affordable Frigidaire Gallery FGGH3047VF gas range features convection cooking in the oven, optional removable griddle, and 5 gas burners that even include an oval burner for oversized pots and pans.

It is hard to find a gas range at this price range without the outdated backguard. This Frigidaire stove has an handsome slide-in look.

You'll even enjoy the air fryer feature in its oven. The only downside to this gas range is that you need to purchase the air fryer pan/basket separately from the company.

2) Best Slide In w/Air Fry: Samsung NX60T8711SS

Samsung NX60T8711SS

This Samsung range is prominently situated on our rankings, and for good reason. NX60T8711SS slide-in range represents a higher price point, but that comes with even more luxury features. Samsung recently added Air Fry capability to this stove. The large oven viewing window looks great and lets you monitor your food easily, and Guiding Light controls use touchscreen functionality as only Samsung can. And with WiFi connectivity, a 6.0 cubic feet of oven capacity, and a flexible cooktop, also known as gas stove top, with an oval burner for large pots and pans, you'll have everything you need for a great cooking experience for years to come.

A quick note regarding the self clean feature in this range. There is a lock that prevents unwanted access to the hot oven cavity which activates during self clean. However, remember that you need to remove the chorome racks from the oven prior to running self-clean.

Samsung Gas Range Features

3) Most Reliable: GE Profile PGS930YPFS

GE Profile PGS930YPFS

The GE Profile series represents quality, and this slide-in front control gas range has plenty of quality to go around. It includes a cooktop with dual purpose center burner that allows you to use either the circular burner for tasks like steaming veggies or cooking with circular pots or the oval-shaped configuration for tasks that require more space (sandwiches, pancakes, etc.).

As with the rest of the GE Profile series gas ranges this PGS930YPFS replaced its predecessor PGS930SELSS while adding Air Fry capability as well as smudge proof stainless.

The new 21,000 BTU tri-burner is great for getting that intense heat that's perfect for fast boiling and searing, and the wifi connectivity means you can receive notifications about preheat, completed cooking tasks, and more directly to your smartphone or digital home assistant. The range even features automatic syncing through GE's Chef Connect program, and the oven boasts true European convection thanks to a third heating element and fan combination system.

4) Best User Interface: Bosch HGI8056UC 800 Series

Bosch HGI8056UC

We love Bosch for their longstanding reputation of quality design and reliability. This model is no exception, featuring five sealed burners with a top output of 18,000 BTU, plus great features like a warming drawer, pizza setting, convection capability, and effective self-clean function. This is a reliable and stylish choice for your kitchen range, available now from Bosch.

As gas stoves packed more features manufacturers added more to the menu systems. Bosch is one of the few brands left with a straightforward control panel. The Bosch HGI8056UC made it to our rankings with its ease of use.

Bosch recently made a significant style upgrade on this product (HGI8054UC was replaced by HGI8056UC) and eliminated the triangular flange for better fit with countertops.

5) Best w/Double Oven: Cafe CGS750P2MS1

Cafe CGS750P2MS1

The Cafe series represents the pinnacle of GE engineering. The company did not spare any expense on this 30-inch slide-in gas range. The beautiful stainless steel finish is just the beginning, because under the hood you'll find 6 burners including a tri-ring fast-boil burner with a maximum output of 21,000 BTU. The rest of the burners on the CGS750P2MS1 are of various sizes to accommodate different cooking needs and pots/pans (21K, 15K, 12K, 2x9,5K, 5K BTU).

Unlike the competition each oven comes with its individual convection fan and the insulation between the two ovens is substantial. You'll also love the backlit touch display, double oven design for cooking multiple dishes at individual temperatures, the Chef Connect customization feature, and fast preheating that lets you get cooking faster than ever before.

6) Best Open Burner: BlueStar RCS366BV2


BlueStar RCS366BV2

You may not have heard of the BlueStar range, but this company creates some extremely dependable, chef-inspired appliances. The BlueStar RCS366BV2 speaks to that reputation, featuring six burners, a reliable oven with convection capability, and a stylish slide-in design that will make your kitchen look like a million bucks. Continuous grates make moving pots and pans easy, while the signature black knobs guarantee no one will mistake this for a standard, run-of-the-mill kitchen range.

7) Best Value for High-End: Thermador PRG304WH


Thermador PRG304WH

Rounding out our list is this high-end Thermador range, featuring a luxurious light-polished stainless steel finish and contemporary design. You'll also notice Thermador's signature Star Burners, which are designed to spread heat more evenly and make more contact with your pots and pans for better cooking results.

You'll also find front-end control knobs for easy access, a streamlined digital display, and precision simmering capabilities allowing you to heat dishes as low as 100F on two different ExtraLow Simmer burners. Plus, it's all housed in a QuickClean Base designed for easy surface cleaning, so you can stop worrying about scrubbing cracks and crevices and get back to cooking great food.

Thermador backs its ranges with an amazing marketing campaign which qualifies you for a free dishwasher. When manufacturers include a free product as part of a package deal we get worried. A free product is typically a low quality afterthought. Not with Thermador. Since Bosch ownes Thermador, you will get a souped up Bosch dishwasher under the Thermador label for free.

8) Best Overall: Wolf GR304

Wolf GR304

Willing to pay a premium for a high-end cooking experience and the looks to go with it? Then the Wolf GR304 may be the right choice for you, with its signature red knobs and sports car-like sleekness.

This model's burners are capable of heat output ranging from 300 BTU to 15,000 BTU. Although the burner output is not one of the highest in the industry, the amount of flame control you get is unmatched. This is the reason why many chefs revere the Wolf brand. Furthermore, the sealed black porcelain-coated burner pans make cleanup easy.

The oven comes without frills and it is easy to use. The convection fan allows you to easily control heat and airflow in the oven, while a built-in temperature probe lets you leave nothing to chance.

Overall, this is a stunningly designed gas stove that would be at home in the highest-end kitchens around the world.


The list above represents some of the best gas ranges you'll find on the market now. But which one you choose will depend largely on your preferences, needs, and budget. Think about what's important to you. What do you like about your current stove? What don't you like? What have you always wished your range could do? Questions like these are sure to lead you to the perfect range for your kitchen and your home.


What are the most common sizes for ranges?
The most common range size is 30-inch in width, countertop height, and 25-inch in depth. However, there are stoves that are 36-inch wide, 48-inch wide, and a range of other specifications (for example La Cournue ranges support 43-inch, 75-inch and even 90-inch models). Pro-style residential ranges can extend in 27-inch in depth to accommodate commercial cooking sheets. Always make sure that your range will fit your space before purchasing.

Do gas stoves and ranges require more ventilation than electric ranges?
Ventilation is important for any cooking area, including for gas ranges. This helps to vent away any smoke that occurs from burnt food as well as any residual gas residue or scent.

What is a sealed burner?
A sealed burner is designed with a cap over the central section where the flames emit on a gas stove. One of the main benefits of this design is that it makes cleaning easier, while also preventing oil and food bits from dropping down into the burners. While not essential, sealed burners can be a great feature on gas stove tops.

What are BTUs and what do they mean?
BTU stands for “British Thermal Unit,” and in basic terms it’s a unit for measuring how much heat a burner or heating element can produce. The best cooktops are capable of approaching 20,000 BTU for powerfully hot searing.

What's the difference between a range and a cooktop?
A range is the name for a combination appliance that features both an oven and a cooktop. A cooktop is a standalone appliance that features only the stovetop feature. Many people refer to a cooktop also as a gas stove top.

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The 8 Best Gas Ranges of 2021

Final Verdict

If you're looking for a gas range that performs well and is reliable, look no further than the LG Electronics LSG4513ST (view at Home Depot), which is our top pick. This range offers many different ways to cook your food, from its spacious convection oven, to its five burners, and an included griddle. Are you hoping to spend less on a new appliance for your kitchen? Shop for the GE JGBS66REKSS (view at Lowe's) that isn't equipped with any smart features, but does have a steam cleaning option to eliminate spills and messes.


The capacity of a gas range is measured in cubic feet. This measurement refers to the size of the oven cavity or cavities, if your appliance has more than one oven. A gas range can have anywhere from 4.8 to 6.2 cubic feet of oven space, with most models hovering around 5.2 cubic feet of space. If you're a frequent entertainer, you'll want to opt for a model on the higher end of this spectrum, so prepping a large turkey or roast is seamless. After all, the capacity of your model affects how much you can prep inside of it at one time.

Slide-in vs. freestanding

A range can either have a slide-in or freestanding build. This build affects how the appliance will look in your kitchen, and how you'll install it. A slide-in range will sit flush with your countertops, and most likely have a front control panel instead of a back one. The downside? It's not quite as spacious inside as a freestanding model. A freestanding model can be placed anywhere in your kitchen, and features a back control panel. It's not quite as stylish, but usually runs at a lower price point.

Self-clean setting

When it comes time to clean your oven, a self-clean setting tackles the oil stains, grime, and odors for you, so you don't have to apply cleaner and do the scrubbing yourself. To start, you typically just need to select the setting, lock your oven door, and wait three to four hours for the cycle to complete. Your range will get very hot, as the setting uses extremely high temperatures to turn the debris and stains into ash. This feature can be found in both budget-friendly and high-end ranges, but may add a bit to a range's overall price tag.

Proofing setting

Those who enjoy baking can benefit from a proofing mode. This feature turns your gas range into a humid and warm console, where your dough can sit and rise before it bakes. The warmth triggers the fermentation process, allowing the yeast to expand. When paired with a convection oven, this setting is effective in providing professional results.


A stovetop griddle is a new feature in gas ranges that eliminates the need for a separate appliance to prepare hot sandwiches, pancakes, and bacon. It’s either included in your purchase and can be placed over a central burner when needed, or integrated between two sets of burners. Although it can be hard to use large cookware and the griddle at the same time, this feature is particularly handy for households who don’t have much space in their kitchen to store a separate appliance, or frequently cook breakfast food.

Reversible burner grates

Gas ranges that are more high-end and expensive can feature reversible burner grates. These cast-iron grates can be flipped upside-down, to expose a subtle, central dip. When placed over a burner, the grates accommodate very large cookware like woks, and can benefit gourmets who use a range of kitchen tools to prep intricate meals.


  • Gas ranges can last for up to 15 years, if they're maintained properly. To maintain your gas range, you'll want to make sure to clean the burners and oven cavity fairly regularly, and rid these areas of grime or stains. This grime can make it difficult for gas to flow freely and for your unit to heat up. For more, see our guides on how to clean the burners on a gas stove and how to clean an oven.

  • Gas ranges aren't dangerous if installed and used properly. However, you do want to make sure yours is installed properly to avoid any hazardous leaks or fumes in your home. It's always best to call in a professional for the installation process, and purchase a separate range hood to help filter any potentially harmful fumes out of your air. Additionally, it's good to follow any safety guidelines listed in your user manual.

  • Despite their name, gas ranges do use electricity. This electricity is used to light the burners on your range's cooktop, and to operate features like a timer and digital control panel. Now, compared to the electric ranges, they require much less of this type of fuel, because they don't use electricity to heat the appliance and cook your food. For that reason, this appliance is cheaper to operate over time.

This article was edited and updated by Marisa Casciano, who is the large appliance expert for The Spruce. Throughout her career, she's researched the ins and outs of air purifiers, dishwashers, cooktops, and more in the home and lifestyle space. She's an avid home cook, who loves the precise nature of her gas range.

For additional insight, we spoke with: Hannah Dela Cruz, author of Sourdough Every Day, founder of the sourdough blog makeitdough.com, and food photographer; and Tiffany Aliche, The Budgetnista and author of Get Good with Money.

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Gas stoves nice

Kitchen stoves are powered by either gas or electricity, and while there are benefits to each power source, many avid chefs prefer cooking on gas ranges. Why? Gas burners provide more precise and instant temperature adjustments, cooking heat quickly and evenly. Gas-powered ovens also heat up faster, and you’ll even be able to cook on a gas cooktop if the power goes out, as you can simply light the burners using a match.

Of course, the caveat is that you’ll need a natural gas or propane line in your kitchen to operate a gas stove, which can increase the expense of installation. However, most home cooks will tell you that the added hassle is worth it, and you’ll often recoup your investment in the long run, as gas typically costs less than electricity.

What to Consider

As you compare different gas stoves or ranges, there are a variety of features to look for. One of the major decisions you’ll need to make is whether you want a freestanding model, which typically have a backguard and controls at the back of the stovetop, or a slide-in option. Slide-in stoves are installed flush with countertops to give your kitchen a more seamless look, and they generally have front controls.

Another important choice is whether you want a gas-powered oven. Many of today’s stoves use gas for the burners but electricity for the oven, but there are models with gas ovens, as well. The main benefit of dual-fuel stoves is that you’ll experience fewer temperature fluctuations in the oven, resulting in more even cooking.

There’s also a matter of finding the right stove size for your needs. Most gas ranges are 30 inches wide, but you can find models that are larger or smaller, depending on your needs. You’ll also want to look at the oven’s capacity, which is measured in cubic feet—stoves with larger capacities have more spacious interiors, allowing you to cook for a crowd more easily.

How We Selected

To provide a list of gas stoves that will cater to different needs, we looked for a selection of both freestanding and slide-in models at a wide range of price points. The majority of our picks are 30-inch models, as this is the standard size for most kitchens, but we also included a few smaller and larger options to help fit your home. All of our selections are highly rated by buyers for their performance, and the stoves are from reputable brands that will stand behind their products if you run into any issues with your new appliance.

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Best Overall

GE Appliances 30-Inch 5.6-Cubic-Foot Slide-In Gas Range
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This slide-in gas stove from GE has a sleek modern appearance that comes in a variety of metallic finishes, including fingerprint-resistant options that are popular among families. It’s 30 inches wide with a 5.6-cubic-foot oven, and the range features five burners, including a “Power Boil” burner and a large oval burner to use with its nonstick griddle.  

The oven on this stove offers gas convection cooking for more even results, and it also features a no-preheat air fry setting and a self-clean cycle that uses steam to remove baked-on food. The oven comes with three racks, and there’s a smooth-glide storage drawer at the bottom of the range. 

  • Sleek design
  • Convection oven
  • Five burners with included griddle
  • Oven fan is loud when heating up

Best Freestanding

GE Appliances 30-Inch 5-Cubic-Foot Freestanding Gas Range
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This freestanding range from GE is a top-rated option available at an affordable price, and while the cooktop features gas burners, the oven is electric. The stove is 30 inches wide with a 5-cubic-foot oven, and it’s available in several popular finishes, including fingerprint-resistant options. 

The GE range has five burners, including a central oval burner that can be used with its included griddle. The knobs for the cooktop are on the front of the range, while the oven controls are on a rear panel, and the stove features a lower broiling drawer with both high and low settings. The oven has a self-cleaning mode, as well as a steam-clean setting, and it comes with two adjustable racks. 

  • Affordable
  • Broiler drawer

Best Slide-In

Café Modern Glass 30-Inch 5.6-Cubic-Foot Smart Slide-in Gas Range
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Café appliances are known for their sleek modern design, and this slide-in range is as functional as it is attractive. The 30-inch stove has a six-burner gas cooktop paired with a 5.6-cubic-foot electric oven, and it stands out visually thanks to an edge-to-edge oven window and push-to-open bottom storage drawer.

The oven features true European convection for even cooking, as well as three racks, a built-in temperature probe, and steam-cleaning option. The cooktop comes with a cast-iron griddle that can be swapped in over two of its burners, and the whole range has Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to control the appliance from your smartphone.

  • True convection
  • Wi-Fi connectivity

Best 36-Inch

ZLINE Colorful Series 36-Inch 4.6-Cubic-Foot Freestanding Gas Range
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If you prefer a stove that’s slightly larger, this freestanding gas range from ZLINE is 36 inches wide with six spacious burners. It has a 4.6-cubic-foot oven capacity with two smooth-sliding ball-bearing racks, and it comes in a variety of finish colors, including vibrant hues like blue and red. 

The ZLINE Range has three cast iron grates, a double-wok burner, and dual oven lights for better visibility. Its legs can be adjusted to change the range’s height between 36 and 38.5 inches, and the oven has a three-layer glass and aluminum mesh seal for superior insulation.

  • Six burners
  • Adjustable height

Best Small Option

Haier 24" 2.9 cu. ft. Freestanding Gas Range



This 24-inch freestanding range will fit more comfortably in smaller kitchens, and it still offers four gas burners and a 2.9-cubic-foot electric oven. It has edge-to-edge cast iron grates to maximize space on the cooktop, as well as fan convection in the oven and closed-oven broiling. There’s a large storage drawer at the bottom of the unit, and the oven comes with two adjustable racks. The control panel is actually at the front of this freestanding range, but it does come with a plain removable backguard. 

  • Compact
  • Edge-to-edge grates

Best Budget Option

GE Appliances 30-Inch 4.8-Cubic-Foot Freestanding Gas Range
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If you’re shopping on a budget, this freestanding gas range from GE has a simple design with only basic features. The stove is 30 inches wide with a 4.8-cubic-foot oven, and it features gas-powered burners with an electric oven. The unit comes in black, white, and stainless steel finishes, allowing you to match your kitchen, and it has a plain backguard with controls on the front of the stove.

This oven may be simple, but it will get the job done on its four gas burners. The oven includes two adjustable racks, and there’s a lower broiler drawer for added versatility.  

  • Broiler drawer
  • Affordable

Best Pro-Style

Thor Kitchen Professional 48-Inch Freestanding Gas Range
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Pro-style stoves are typically larger and more powerful than your average range, and this popular model from Thor measures in at 48 inches wide. It features two electric oven cavities—one with a 4.2-cubic-foot capacity and one with a 2.5-cubic-foot capacity—as well as six high-powered gas burners. 

You can adjust the height of this range between 30 and 36 inches to suit your kitchen, and it has three dual burners with a special simmer function. Each of the oven cavities has two racks, and they feature convection technology. The stove comes with a griddle for cooking pancakes, vegetables, and more, and the larger oven has a high-heat broiler, too.

  • Two oven cavities
  • Powerful burners
  • Adjustable height
  • Expensive
  • No self-clean setting

Best Double Oven

Café Smart Appliances 30-Inch 7-Cubic-Foot Smart Slide-in Gas Range
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This smart range from Café is only 30 inches wide, but it features two oven cavities that offer 7 cubic feet of cooking space. The top oven has a 2.7-cubic-foot capacity, and there’s a larger 4.3-cubic-foot oven on the bottom. The ovens have true European convection and can even be controlled independently, allowing you to cook different foods at the same time. 

This modern range comes in a variety of stylish finishes, and it has six versatile gas burners on its edge-to-edge design. The stove comes with a cast iron griddle, and it has an integrated temperature probe to help monitor your food. Plus, the unit is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing you to control it from your smartphone or a smart hub.

  • Double oven
  • True convection
  • High-tech features

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✅ Gas Range: Best Gas Range 2021 (Buying Guide)

Best gas ranges for 2021

The best gas ranges will produce delicious and evenly cooked meals every time. The oven should be intuitive to use, quick to heat and accurate in temperature. The stove also shouldn’t disappoint — being responsive and even in terms of distributing heat. With all of this to consider, picking out the best gas range can actually be quite tricky. 

Whether you’ve got a price tag in mind or you want the latest features, there’s a gas range to suit every kitchen. Some even come with smart connectivity, which means you can monitor and control your range from your phone. Whatever your needs, here are the best gas ranges you can buy right now. 

What are the best gas ranges?

After extensive research, not to mention first-hand experience, we can strongly recommend the GE Café CGB500P2MS1 as the best gas range overall. It’s easy on the eye with pro touches, offers great versatility and excels in baking. It’s not the cheapest, but it’s the best option for anyone who cares about aesthetics as much as performance.  

If you constantly struggle for space in your oven, then we suggest investing in the Samsung NX58K7850SS, our best double oven gas range. It features an innovative divider, which transforms a single oven into two. Each oven can then be programmed independently to cook multiple recipes at once. This means you can bake and roast at the same time!

Looking for the best value for money? Then the GE JGB635DEKSS is worth considering. It offers all of the basic settings you need, as well as a self-cleaning program, and delivers brilliant results despite the reduced price. It’s not bad-looking either.  

If your kitchen is designed to fit a slide-in range, then we suggest the Bosch 800 Series HGI8056UC. Its heavy-duty construction gives it a premium appeal, not to mention it features a useful warming drawer. Finally, if you’re looking for the latest tech, then our top smart range would be the Whirlpool WFG975H0HV. It can even read bar codes from frozen pizzas and take orders from Alexa. 

The best gas ranges you can buy today


Best gas range for those on a budget


Type: Free-standing

Fuel: Gas

Oven Size: 5.0 cubic feet

Burners and power: 4; 13,000, 9,500 (2), 5,000 Btu

Features: Self-cleaning cycle

Storage drawer: Yes

App Control: No

Reasons to buy

+Low price, simple, easy-to-clean design+Self-cleaning oven

Reasons to avoid

-Only two oven racks

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. 

2. LG LRGL5825F

A gas range that’s also an air fryer


Type: Free-standing

Fuel: Gas

Oven Size: 5.8 cubic feet

Burners and power: 5; 20,00, 1,700, 10,000, 9,100, 5,000 Btu

Features: Stovetop griddle; Air fry; Convection oven; EasyClean and Self-cleaning cycle

Storage drawer: Yes

App Control: Yes

Reasons to buy

+Large convection oven+Air fry capability+High power burner+Griddle burner and griddle+Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and recipe apps

Reasons to avoid

-Air fryer basket isn’t included

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. 

3. Samsung NX60T8711SS/AA

A slide in range with lots of extras


Type: Slide-in

Fuel: Gas

Oven Size: 6.0 cubic feet

Burners and power: 5; 22,00, 16,00, 10,000, 9,500, 5,000 Btu

Features: Smart Dial, Stovetop griddle; Air fry; Convection oven; Self-cleaning cycle

Storage drawer: Yes

App Control: Yes

Reasons to buy

+Large convection oven+Air fry capability+Griddle burner and griddle+Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and recipe apps

Reasons to avoid

-Only comes with 2 oven racks

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.  

4. Bosch 800 Series HGI8056UC

Best slide-in gas range


Type: Slide-in

Fuel: Gas

Oven Size: 4.8 cubic feet

Burners and power: 5; 18,000, 15,000, 10,000, 5,000 (2) Btu

Features: Convection oven; Self-cleaning cycle

Warming drawer: Yes

App Control: No

Reasons to buy

+Heavy-duty construction, upscale design+Warming drawer+Self-cleaning oven

Reasons to avoid

-Small-ish oven

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.

5. Samsung NX58K7850SS

Best gas range with double oven


Type: Free-standing

Fuel: Gas

Oven Size: 5.8 cubic feet

Burners and power: 5; 1,600, 1,500, 9,500 (2), 5,000 Btu

Features: FlexDuo oven; Dual door, Convection oven; Self-cleaning cycle

Storage drawer: Yes

App Control: No

Reasons to buy

+Single oven can be split in two+Flex Door gives you access to just the top or full oven

Reasons to avoid

-A little tricky to install the oven divider

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.

6. Café CGB500P2MS1

Best gas range overall


Type: Free-standing

Fuel: Gas

Oven Size: 5.6 cubic feet

Burners and power: 5; 18,000, 15,000 (2), 10,000, 9,500

Features: Convection oven; Temperature probe; Steam clean and self-cleaning cycle

Storage drawer: Yes

App Control: Yes

Reasons to buy

+Upscale look+Five burners of varying power+Great cooking performance+Self-cleaning oven

Reasons to avoid


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.

7. Thermador Pro Harmony PRD366WHU

Best dual fuel range


Type: Free-standing

Fuel: Gas/Electric

Oven Size: 5 cubic feet

Burners and power: 6; 15,000 (3), 18,000 (3) Btu

Features: Convection oven; Self-cleaning cycle

Storage Drawer: No

App Control: Yes

Reasons to buy

+Great looks+6 burners+Self-cleaning oven

Reasons to avoid

-No storage drawer

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.

8. Whirlpool WFG975H0HV

Best smart gas range


Type: Free-standing

Fuel: Gas

Oven Size: 5.8 cubic feet

Burners and power: 5; 1,800, 1,500, 9,500, 8,000, 5,000 Btu

Features: Speed Heat burner; Easy-2-Lift Grates convection oven; Scan-to-Cook; Frozen Bake; AquaLift Self Clean

Storage drawer: Yes

App Control: Yes — Amazon Alexa, Android, Google Assistant, iOS, Nest

Reasons to buy

+Lots of smart features, works with Alexa and Google Assistant+No preheat necessary for frozen foods

Reasons to avoid

-AquaLift self-clean doesn't work well

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.

9. Samsung NX60A6311SS/AA

Another great gas range


Type: Free-standing

Fuel: Gas

Oven Size: 6.0 cubic feet

Burners and power: 5; 12,000, 9,500, 18,000, 5,000, 10,000 Btu

Features: Dual ring burner; Self-cleaning cycle

Storage drawer: Yes

App Control: Yes

Reasons to buy

+Provides two power burners +Connects with the SmartThings app +You can save the settings of your favorite recipes 

Reasons to avoid

-No convection oven setting 

The Samsung NX60A6311SS/AA offers almost everything you can ask for from a gas range. The large 6.0 cu. ft. oven capacity can easily accommodate a full roast meal, while the stovetop burners will provide ample power to meet your needs, thanks to the Dual Ring Burner. It appears modern and yet conservative with a digital display and five large dials to control the burners. 

It also offers smart connectivity through Wi-Fi, allowing you to control and monitor the range through your phone as well as giving you access to Samsung’s SmartThings Cooking Service. With this, you can search for and plan out your meals, including saving them. The only thing this range is missing is the convection oven setting, so cooking won’t be as even as it could be. If that setting isn’t important to you, this is the one to get.    

10. Monogram ZGP366NTSS

Best professional-style gas range


Type: Professional-style 36-inch

Fuel: Gas

Oven Size: 6.2 cubic feet

Burners and power: 6; 23,000 BTU (2), 18,000 BTU (2), 15,000 BTU (2)

Features: Convection over; Temperature probe ; Steam cleaning cycle

Storage Drawer: No

App Control: Yes

Reasons to buy

+Two high powered burners+Large oven with good baking reputation+Easy to life and clean burner grates+App control

Reasons to avoid

-No self-cleaning oven-No storage drawer

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

Generally, most brands will offer a one year warranty on gas ranges, however the National Association of Home Builders says your range should last around 13 years. Because of this, we don’t recommend buying an extended warranty — repairs over the range’s life tend to cost less than the extended warranty itself. 

If a repair costs 50% or more than the price of a new range, it’s time to think about buying a replacement rather than repairing it. A frequent complaint about a faulty range is that it can’t reach or maintain the correct temperature. It’s worth checking your manual to see if you can recalibrate this yourself, but if not a serviceperson should be able to help without charging a large sum. If you need replacement parts, such as a burner or igniter, these can be sourced for a reasonable price. However, if you find you need to replace the control board, that’s when things get expensive and you should consider a new range instead. 

Features to look for when buying a gas range

Power burner/simmer burner: Every range features at least one power burner which allows you to quickly sear, or boil water. The stove should also feature one burner which you can use to sear slowly and create a simmer. 

Griddle: If you like making pancakes, then you should look for a gas range with a center bridge burner and griddle. If you use a griddle or poacher, then the bridge burners will come in use for those. 

Convection oven: If you're into baking breads and sweets, a convection oven — which uses a fan to help distribute heat — should be on your list. Most ranges are available with convection settings and warming drawers. Some ranges also come with pre-set programs for certain dishes, so you don’t need to worry about the temperature, such as turkey or proofing bread.   

Smart features: The latest ranges can also connect to Wi-Fi, which lets you control the oven from your smartphone, Alexa or Google Assistant. Some ranges can even self-diagnose faults and notify the manufacturer’s service center. Another useful feature for some models is recipe app connectivity. With these, the range will automatically adjust the temperature and time based on the recipes. Regardless, you should invest in one of the best meat thermometers to make sure you don't overcook anything.

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The 8 Best Gas Ranges of 2021 | Top Rated Ranges

When it comes to family meals, nothing quite seals in flavors like gas cooking. A gas range exudes a classic look with cast-iron grates that look sturdy enough to tackle heavy-handed use and flexible enough to cook virtually any meal. Check out our 8 best gas ranges to discover how you can unlock culinary excellence.

The Best Gas Ranges: Our Top Picks

Best Overall Gas Range: GE 30” Slide In Gas Range (JGSS66SEL)‒ “This GE gas range is stocked with two 15,000-BTU Power Boil Burners (so you can steam your veggies and sear your meats simultaneously) and a large 10,000-BTU Oval Burner so you can wield a griddle or other oddly sized cookware.”

Best Value Gas Range: Whirlpool 30” Freestanding Gas Range (WFG525S0)‒ “This Whirlpool gas range has a SpeedHeat™ burner to sear meats and boil water quickly, in addition to a center oval burner that can heat long cookware.”

Best Luxury Gas Range: Thor Kitchen 48” Pro Style Gas Range (HRG4808U)“Among its more impressive cooking capabilities, this Thor pro style gas range offers an infrared gas flame broiler that radiates heat evenly to sear your food and seal in the juices.”

Best Slide In Gas Range: KitchenAid 30” Slide In Gas Range (KSGG700E) ‒ “This beautiful KitchenAid gas range produces flawless cooking results thanks to Even-Heat™ True Convection and EasyConvect™ Conversion.”

Best Double Oven Gas Range: LG 30” Slide In Gas Double Oven Range (LTG4715) ‒ “With this LG gas range, you can stop reaching over hot pans to adjust your cooktop burners, thanks to sleek, angled controls that put power and visibility at your fingertips.”

Best Freestanding Gas Range: Frigidaire 30” Freestanding Gas Range (FFGF3054) ‒ “This Frigidaire gas range gets meals to the table faster with a 17,000 BTU burner that boils pasta water faster than the traditional setting.”

Best 30 Inch Gas Range: Samsung 30” Slide In Gas Range (NX58R9311) ‒ “This Samsung gas range also allows you to enjoy the flexibility to cook with differently sized pans simultaneously.”

Best 36 Inch Gas Range: KitchenAid 36” Freestanding Gas Range (KFGC506J) ‒ “This sprawling KitchenAid gas range features two versatile 20,000-BTU Ultra Power™ Dual-Flame Burners with the power and precision needed to successfully sear, simmer, stir-fry, and sauté.”

1. Best Overall: GE 30” Slide In Gas Range

product image of GE 30" Slide In Gas Range JGSS66SELSS

Quick Specs

  • MSRP: $1,499‒$1,599
  • Product Dimensions (WxHxD): 30 x 36-1/4 x 29-1/4 inches
  • Oven Capacity: 5.3 cubic feet
  • Available Colors: Stainless Steel (JGSS66SELSS), Slate (JGSS66EELES), and Black Slate (JGSS66FELDS)

Key Features

  • Extra-Large Integrated Non-Stick Griddle ‒ Cook up to six grilled cheeses at once on the industry's largest integrated griddle.
  • Edge-To-Edge Cooktop ‒ A large, continuous cooking surface gives you extra room for pots and pans of all sizes and lets cookware move easily from burner to burner.
  • Steam Clean ‒ Save time and effort by steam-cleaning the oven after cooking—no special cleaners, kits, or extra steps required.

The large cooking surface of this GE 30” Slide In Gas Range also gives you extra room for pots and pans of all sizes, letting you move cookware more easily on this five-burner cooking surface. Speaking of burners, this GE gas range is stocked with two 15,000-BTU Power Boil Burners (so you can steam your veggies on one burner while searing a steak on the other) and a large 10,000-BTU Oval Burner so you can wield a griddle or other oddly sized cookware. Is it any wonder it tops our list of the best gas ranges?

2. Best Value: Whirlpool 30” Freestanding Gas Range

product image of Whirlpool 30"Freestanding Gas Range WFG525S0JZ

Quick Specs

  • MSRP: $849‒$999
  • Product Dimensions (WxHxD): 29-7/8 x 36 x 27-7/8  inches
  • Oven Capacity: 5.0 cubic feet
  • Available Colors: Stainless Steel (WFG525S0JS), Finger Resistant Stainless Steel (WFG525S0JZ), Black Stainless Steel (WFG525S0JV), and Black (WFG525S0JB)

Key Features

  • Center Oval Burner ‒ Easily fit large griddles and other longer cookware on this fifth burner so they heat evenly on the stove.
  • Keep Warm setting ‒ Keep dishes from getting cold with this setting that delivers low heat to the oven.
  • Adjustable Self-Cleaning Technology ‒ Clean without harsh chemicals or special cleaners by running this high-temperature setting that automatically cleans the oven according to a preprogrammed cycle.

This affordably priced Whirlpool 30” Freestanding Gas Range cements itself as one of the best gas ranges, thanks to a SpeedHeat™ burner that allows you to sear meats and boil water quickly, in addition to a center oval burner that can heat long cookware. Not only that, but this Whirlpool gas range also prevents cooked food from getting cold with the Keep Warm setting. Plus, it’s easy to keep the range clean thanks to dishwasher-safe cast-iron grates and Adjustable Self-Cleaning Technology.

3. Best Luxury: Thor Kitchen 48” Pro Style Gas Range

roduct image of Thor Kitchen 48" Pro Style Gas Range HRG4808U

Quick Specs

  • MSRP: $5,399
  • Product Dimensions (WxHxD): 47-7/8 x 38 x 26  inches
  • Oven Capacity: 4.2 cubic feet (large oven); 2.5 cubic feet (small oven)
  • Available Colors: Stainless Steel (HRG4808U)

Key Features

  • Six efficient burners ‒ The cooktop features three 18,000-BTU burners in the front and three 15,000-BTU burners with 650-BTU simmering in the back.
  • Commercial Convection Fan ‒ This fan circulates heat in the oven for even distribution and quicker timing.
  • Infrared Broil Burner ‒ This high-end 16,500-BTU broiler radiates heat to sear your food to perfection.

The Thor Kitchen 48” Pro Style Gas Range is designed to give you the power you need for large family meals while elevating the look of your kitchen. Among its more impressive cooking capabilities, this Thor pro style gas range offers an infrared gas flame broiler that radiates heat evenly to sear your food and seal in the juices. Similarly, the commercial convection fan provides controlled heat distribution for fast and efficient cooking. And in the spirit of efficiency, the dual ovens in this 48-inch model allow you to cook multiple dishes at once.

4. Best Slide In: KitchenAid 30” Slide In Gas Range

product image of KitchenAid 30" Slide In Gas Range KSGG700ESS

Quick Specs

  • MSRP: $2,299‒$2,399
  • Product Dimensions (WxHxD): 29-7/8 x 36 x 26-3/8  inches
  • Oven Capacity: 5.8 cubic feet
  • Available Colors: Stainless Steel (KSGG700ESS) and Black Stainless Steel (KSGG700EBS)

Key Features

  • Even-Heat™ True Convection ‒ This system’s unique bow-tie design and convection fan ensure the inside of the entire oven is heated to the perfect temperature for all your entrées and sides and stays there the entire the cooking process.
  • EasyConvect™ Conversion ‒ This feature takes the guesswork out of convection cooking by converting conventional settings for recipes to convection settings for you.
  • Aqualift®  ‒ This innovative system combines low heat with water to release baked-on spills, cleaning your oven in less than an hour without odors and at a temperature below 200 degrees.

This beautiful KitchenAid 30” Slide In Gas Range produces flawless cooking results thanks to Even-Heat™ True Convection. This KitchenAid gas range also features a Steam Rack that offers the ability to add additional moisture to the inside of the oven, enhancing cooking results. If that’s not enough, the spacious 5.8 cubic-foot oven provides a large cooking cavity that is perfect for preparing multiple dishes at once. And if you have an eye for design, it might excite you to know that this range sits flush against your cabinetry for a modern built-in look.

5. Best Double Oven: LG 30” Slide In Gas Double Oven Range

product image of LG 30” Slide In Gas Double Oven Range LTG4715ST

Quick Specs

  • MSRP: $2,899‒$2,999
  • Product Dimensions (WxHxD): 29-7/8 x 37-7/8 x 28-15/16  inches
  • Oven Capacity: 4.3 cubic feet (lower oven) and 2.6 cubic feet (upper oven)
  • Available Colors: Stainless Steel (LTG4715ST) and Black Stainless Steel (LTG4715BD)

Key Features

  • ProBake Convection® ‒ Inspired by pro-style ranges, LG moved the heating element from the bottom of the oven to the back wall for optimal heat distribution.
  • SmoothTouch™ Glass Controls ‒ Sleek, angled controls put power and visibility at your fingertips while bringing an updated, stylish look to your kitchen.
  • ThinQ® Technology ‒ This LG range comes with Proactive Customer Care, activated when you download the ThinQ® app and connect your smart appliance.

With the LG 30” Slide In Gas Double Oven Range, you can stop reaching over hot pans to adjust your cooktop burners. But that’s not what makes this product one of the best gas ranges. In addition, this LG range is stocked with two ovens that allow you to prepare multiple courses at once, a ProBake Convection® system that delivers even baking results on every rack. Lastly, there is an EasyClean® button that enables the fastest oven-cleaning feature yet at 10 minutes, and LG UltraHeat™ 18,500-BTU burners that bring every bit of precision you love about gas but with even more power.

6. Best Freestanding: Frigidaire 30” Freestanding Gas Range

product image of Frigidaire 30" Freestanding Gas Range FFGF3054TS

Quick Specs

  • MSRP: $949‒$999
  • Product Dimensions (WxHxD): 29-7/8 x 47 x 25-3/4  inches
  • Oven Capacity: 5.0 cubic feet
  • Available Colors: Stainless Steel (FFGF3054TS), Black (FFGF3054TB), and White (FFGF3054TW)

Key Features

  • One-Touch Self Clean ‒ Your oven cleans itself with self-clean options available in 2-, 3-, and 4-hour cycles.
  • Quick Boil ‒ The 17,000 BTU burner boils water faster than the traditional setting.
  • Continuous Corner-to-Corner Grates ‒ Move heavy pots and pans without lifting with continuous corner-to-corner grates.

The Frigidaire 30” Freestanding Gas Range gets meals to the table faster with a 17,000 BTU burner that boils pasta water faster than the traditional setting. Conveniences like continuous corner-to-corner grates, large oven capacity, and a low-simmer burner won’t make you miss the built-in look of a slide-in range. What’s more, the oven on this freestanding range cleans itself—so you don’t have to—with self-clean options available in 2-, 3-, and 4-hour cycles.  

7. Best 30 Inch: Samsung 30” Slide In Gas Range

product image of Samsung 30” Slide In Gas Range NX58R9311SS

Quick Specs

  • MSRP: $1,399‒$1,499
  • Product Dimensions (WxHxD): 24-13/16 x 22-7/16 x 19-3/4  inches
  • Oven Capacity: 6.0 cubic feet
  • Available Colors: Stainless Steel (NX60T8311SS) and Black Stainless Steel (NX60T8311SG)

Key Features

  • Glass Touch Controls ‒ Premium touch controls that are easy to use and clean.
  • Self Clean ‒ This self-cleaning system entails a high-heat setting that burns off grease and food residue in the oven cavity, leaving a fine ash that you can quickly wipe clean.
  • Wide View Window ‒ Check cooking progress without opening the door and losing heat.

Not only does it fit in most standard cabinet openings, but the Samsung 30” Slide In Gas Range also allows you to enjoy the flexibility to cook with differently sized pans simultaneously. When you’re pressed for time, this range boils water quickly with a 17,000-BTU power burner, and when you’re entertaining dinner guests, it can melt chocolate or simmer sauces with a low-power 5,000-BTU simmer burner.

8. Best 36 Inch: KitchenAid 36” Freestanding Gas Range

product image of KitchenAid 36" Freestanding Gas Range KFGC506JSS

Quick Specs

  • MSRP: $5,499‒$5,799
  • Product Dimensions (WxHxD): 35-7/8 x 36 x 27-3/4  inches
  • Oven Capacity: 5.1 cubic feet
  • Available Colors: Stainless Steel (KFGC506JSS), Black (KFGC506JBK), Blue (KFGC506JIB), Green (KFGC506JAV), Ivory (KFGC506JMH), Orange (KFGC506JSC), Red (KFGC506JPA), and Yellow (KFGC506JYP)

Key Features

  • Even-Heat™ True Convection ‒ This system’s unique bow-tie design and convection fan ensure the inside of the entire oven is heated to, and stays at, the perfect temperature for all your entrées and sides.
  • Two 20,000-BTU Ultra Power™ Dual-Flame Burner ‒ The versatile, dual-flame design lets you sear, sauté, simmer, and sizzle, all on the same burner.
  • Dual-Concentric Oven Knob ‒ Two knobs in one let you first choose Bake, Broil, or Convection, then select the temperature while responsive backlighting confirms settings.

Expand your skills—and your stovetop—with the commercial-style KitchenAid 36” Freestanding Gas Range with six burners. This sprawling gas range features two versatile 20,000-BTU Ultra Power™ Dual-Flame Burners with the power and precision needed to successfully sear, simmer, stir-fry, and sauté. And in the oven cavity, Even-Heat™ True Convection helps you achieve more consistent baking and roasting.

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