Ranges Buying Guide

Consisting of both a cooktop and an oven, a range combines multiple cooking options in one unit and can maximize function in small kitchens. It's often a more economical choice than a separate oven and cooktop. This buying guide will help you find a model that suits your cooking style and entertaining needs. New models contain a wealth of features that enhance convenience and shorten cooking times.

Types of Ranges

Types of Ranges

One of the first decisions you need to make before shopping for a range is what type of fuel best suits your cooking style and installation needs. Gas, electric, induction, and dual-fuel all have distinct advantages, but the costs vary widely. Which model you choose will primarily be a matter of personal preference and budget. Thirty-inch-wide ranges are the most common, and many come with plenty of bells and whistles; 48- and 60-inch-wide professional-style ranges provide even more cooking space and gourmet features.

Gas Ranges

Many serious cooks prefer gas ranges because they can see the flame and more precisely control the temperature of cooktop burners. Gas ovens help food retain moisture, but it may be necessary to rotate food to ensure even cooking. Gas cooktops generally have four or five burners with various heat outputs (measured in British thermal units, or Btus). Opt for a model with sealed burners for easier cleanup.

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American Range
$12499.00

The ARROB660X2GRN 60 freestanding gas range features six lift-off open burners and two 30 innovection ovens There are three sizes ...for the burners 25000 BTU large 18000 BTU medium and 12000 BTU small The Innovection System with convection fan optimize... read more

Electric Ranges

Smooth-top electric ranges are a popular choice, and they don't require you to run a gas line to your kitchen. The smooth-top cooktops are easy to clean (although they require a special cleaner), and the electric ovens bake food evenly. However, the cooktop may not maintain low-heat temperatures as precisely as a gas cooktop. Some electric cooktops have a warming element in addition to the standard elements.

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Haier
$989.10

This 24 freestanding electric range by Haier offers 4 elements with 2 cu ft oven capacity This range features True European Convec...tion for faster hot air distribution and faster baking smooth ceramic glass cooking surface a dual element and halogen i... read more

Dual-Fuel Ranges

Dual-fuel ranges combine a gas cooktop with an electric oven, so you can enjoy the quick response and precise control of gas burners, as well as the even baking of an electric oven. These ranges typically cost more than their gas and electric counterparts.

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DCS
$10199.00

The 48 Wide4 Burner Professional Dual Fuel Range from DCS Appliances features everything a serious cook would want in a range4 Sea...led Dual Flow Burners can simmer as low as 140 degrees and output up to 17500 BTUs This range also includes an 18000 BTU... read more

Miele
$13499.00

48 Inch Pro-Style Dual-Fuel Range with TwinPower ConvectionThis dual-fuel range by Miele is the perfect addition to your home. The... new M Touch control panel is simple to operate and self-explanatory. The appliances can be operated quickly and intuitively by tapping or swiping on the display. Many functions can be chosen at the touch of a fingertip. The central control panel with white text and symbols on a black background ensures perfect visibility of information. Where user prompts are required, information is presented in color.The range's cooktop offers maximum variety with six powerful burners and a griddle. Achieve perfect baking and roasting results in the oven. Each type of food has its own specific properties. Knowing them and making the most of them is the true art of cooking. It used to be that only the baker could produce perfect bread and rolls. Now you can too: with a Miele oven with Moisture Plus. Increasing the humidity in the oven optimizes cooking of a variety of foods: Soft, delicious-smelling bread with a shiny, appetizing crust; bread rolls and croissants as if from the local baker; succulent, tender meat with a nicely browned crust, perfect oven bakes, delicious soufflés and so much more. You'll be cooking like a pro with Miele's MasterChef Plus Automatic Programs which guide you to the correct operating mode, temperature, time and integration of Moisture plus to create the perfect meals at home. The Wireless Roast Probe provides correct-to-the-minute information on how long a program still has to run. With Miele ovens you can create up to 20 individual Program: On many Miele models it is possible to modify default parameters such as language, acoustic signals, control panel brightness, etc. to suit your needs. This allows you to call up the settings for frequently prepared dishes at the touch of a button - and your successful cooking results will be automatically repeated. About MieleMiele is a German manufacturer of high quality domestic appliances and machines for commercial applications. The company was founded over 110 years ago in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann and has always been a family-owned, family-run company. Miele aims to manufacture the highest-quality domestic appliances and commercial equipment in the world and to be seen by markets worldwide as providing an absolutely top-class household product. read more

AGA
$14399.00

This 3-oven AGA Dual Control range offers three propane-operated cast iron ovens and two cast iron electric hotplates The range of...fers the ability to utilize the hotplates independently from the ovens and separate from one another while the ovens all... read more

AGA
$13999.00

ADC3GHEA This 3-oven AGA Dual Control range offers three natural gas operated cast iron ovens and two cast iron electric hotplates... The range offers the ability to utilize the hotplates independently from the ovens and separate from one another while ... read more

Induction Ranges

These ranges feature an induction cooktop that uses an electromagnetic field to heat the pan (rather than the cooktop). These cooktops can boil water much more quickly than gas or electric models and are very energy-efficient. The surface also stays cooler for greater safety. These ranges are typically more expensive than gas or electric ranges and require magnetic cookware.

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Viking
$8699.00

This 30 Electric Range by Viking that offers 4 QuickCook Induction Powerelements with a large cavity 47 cu ft capacity oven The su...rface features a wide range of surface element and wattages while the oven features self-cleaning porcelain oven heavy-d... read more

Viking
$8699.00

This 30 Electric Range by Viking that offers 4 QuickCook Induction Powerelements with a large cavity 47 cu ft capacity oven The su...rface features a wide range of surface element and wattages while the oven features self-cleaning porcelain oven heavy-d... read more

Viking
$7999.00

This 30 Electric Range by Viking that offers 4 QuickCook Induction Powerelements with a large cavity 47 cu ft capacity oven The su...rface features a wide range of surface element and wattages while the oven features self-cleaning porcelain oven heavy-d... read more

Viking
$8699.00

This 30 Electric Range by Viking that offers 4 QuickCook Induction Powerelements with a large cavity 47 cu ft capacity oven The su...rface features a wide range of surface element and wattages while the oven features self-cleaning porcelain oven heavy-d... read more

Professional-Style Ranges

These models include a number of features designed for serious cooks, such as burners with high-heat outputs and low-heat burners for simmering delicate sauces. They are often much wider -- 48 or 60 inches -- than traditional ranges. Many feature six burners rather than the standard four or five, and they often include dual ovens. Because these ranges are more powerful than other models, they require additional ventilation.

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Bertazzoni
$4199.00

This Bertazzoni Master Series 36 gas ranges have five burners including a dual-ring power burner with independently controlled fla...mes for high power to delicate simmer The gas oven has a balanced air-flow fan to provide even heat distribution for sin... read more

Bertazzoni
$4199.00

This Bertazzoni Master Series 36 gas ranges have five burners including a dual-ring power burner with independently controlled fla...mes for high power to delicate simmer The gas oven has a balanced air-flow fan to provide even heat distribution for sin... read more

Bertazzoni
$2599.00

This Bertazzoni Master Series 30 gas range has four burners including a dual-ring power burner with independently controlled flame...s for high power to delicate simmer Cook with moist gas heat on multiple levels thanks to Bertazzoni balanced airflow an... read more

Bertazzoni
$2599.00

This Bertazzoni Master Series 30 gas range has four burners including a dual-ring power burner with independently controlled flame...s for high power to delicate simmer Cook with moist gas heat on multiple levels thanks to Bertazzoni balanced airflow an... read more

Product Features

Product Features

Ranges come with a variety of features that can enhance convenience for everyday dinners and special-occasion meals. Look for models with large ovens or dual ovens if you entertain regularly. Some ranges offer technology that can cut cooking times, while others come with warming drawers that help streamline busy weeknight dinners. Look for features that help keep you and your family safe, as well as smart designs that make the oven and cooktop easier to clean.

Dual Ovens

Some ranges include more than one oven, allowing you to cook items at different temperatures simultaneously. Many of the larger pro-style ranges include multiple ovens, but some more affordable 30-inch models do as well.

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GE
$1,649.00 $1484.10

Your 6.8 cu. ft. Double Oven Range has ample space for cooking multiple dishes at once, perfect for large holiday gatherings. With... an extra-large integrated non-stick griddle, cook up to six grilled cheeses at once. Accommodate everything from grills... read more

Multiple Oven-Rack Positions

The more oven racks you have, the easier it will be to adjust for the size of the food and the distance from the broiler element or flame. Look for ovens with five or more oven-rack positions for the greatest flexibility.

Self-Cleaning Cycle

With this feature, high heat burns off most of the spills in the oven to simplify cleaning.

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GE
$949.00

The JA624RNSS is a self clean freestanding electric range cthat omes with audible preheat signal and auto oven shut-Off It overrid...es auto self clean certified sabbath mode control It39s smooth cooktop allowds for easy wiping Also comes with lock capa... read more

Bertazzoni
$5099.00

This 30 wide Professional seies range has four gas burners including a dual-ring power burner high-efficiency burner with separate...ly controlled flames The electric self-cleaning oven has nine functions from convection baking and roasting to warming a... read more

Bertazzoni
$5099.00

This 30 wide Professional seies range has four gas burners including a dual-ring power burner high-efficiency burner with separate...ly controlled flames The electric self-cleaning oven has nine functions from convection baking and roasting to warming a... read more

Bertazzoni
$5099.00

This 30 wide Professional seies range has four gas burners including a dual-ring power burner high-efficiency burner with separate...ly controlled flames The electric self-cleaning oven has nine functions from convection baking and roasting to warming a... read more

Warming Drawer

Some ranges include a warming drawer that allows you to easily keep plates of food warm until everyone arrives home for dinner.

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Amana
$549.00

This gas range from Amana features a versatile 4-burner cooktop that provides up to 36,500 BTU of cooking output. Cooking grates a...re dishwasher safe for easy cleaning, and sealed burners ensure that no spills leak beneath the cooktop. The 5.0 cu. ft. oven features a 16,500 BTU hidden bake element, giving you the space and the power to prepare large, elaborate meals, whether you're cooking for one or for several. Incandescent oven lighting ensures easy visibility. Bake Assist Temperatures take the guesswork out of cooking - just select a temperature, press start and let the oven do the rest. The Warm Hold function keeps the oven at 145°F to 190°F, so finished dishes are kept warmed to perfection until they're ready to be served. An Extra-Large Oven Window makes it easy to monitor your cooking progress, and the convenient storage drawer at the bottom of the range allows you to neatly organize your cookware and cooking accessories. This range also features a Self-Clean function, so you can maintain a cleanly oven without scrubbing and without harsh chemicals.The combination of Whirlpool and Amana will create significant value for their shareholders and direct benefits for consumers, trade customers, employees and shareholders. Whirlpool, together with the Amana brands, will continue to provide the highest-quality products to consumers around the world. Whirlpool continues to maintain a relentless focus on maintaining the best products at the best price with a spirit of winning that is unmatched in the industry. Now more than ever, they believe that their bold innovation and designs will connect with consumers in meaningful ways that will last a lifetime. Available at AJ Madison. read more

Amana
$549.00

This gas range from Amana features a versatile 4-burner cooktop that provides up to 36,500 BTU of cooking output. Cooking grates a...re dishwasher safe for easy cleaning, and sealed burners ensure that no spills leak beneath the cooktop. The 5.0 cu. ft. oven features a 16,500 BTU hidden bake element, giving you the space and the power to prepare large, elaborate meals, whether you're cooking for one or for several. Incandescent oven lighting ensures easy visibility. Bake Assist Temperatures take the guesswork out of cooking - just select a temperature, press start and let the oven do the rest. The Warm Hold function keeps the oven at 145°F to 190°F, so finished dishes are kept warmed to perfection until they're ready to be served. An Extra-Large Oven Window makes it easy to monitor your cooking progress, and the convenient storage drawer at the bottom of the range allows you to neatly organize your cookware and cooking accessories. This range also features a Self-Clean function, so you can maintain a cleanly oven without scrubbing and without harsh chemicals.The combination of Whirlpool and Amana will create significant value for their shareholders and direct benefits for consumers, trade customers, employees and shareholders. Whirlpool, together with the Amana brands, will continue to provide the highest-quality products to consumers around the world. Whirlpool continues to maintain a relentless focus on maintaining the best products at the best price with a spirit of winning that is unmatched in the industry. Now more than ever, they believe that their bold innovation and designs will connect with consumers in meaningful ways that will last a lifetime. Available at AJ Madison. read more

Amana
$579.10

This gas range from Amana features a versatile 4-burner cooktop that provides up to 36,500 BTU of cooking output. Cooking grates a...re dishwasher safe for easy cleaning, and sealed burners ensure that no spills leak beneath the cooktop. The 5.0 cu. ft. oven features a 16,500 BTU hidden bake element, giving you the space and the power to prepare large, elaborate meals, whether you're cooking for one or for several. Incandescent oven lighting ensures easy visibility. Bake Assist Temperatures take the guesswork out of cooking - just select a temperature, press start and let the oven do the rest. The Warm Hold function keeps the oven at 145°F to 190°F, so finished dishes are kept warmed to perfection until they're ready to be served. An Extra-Large Oven Window makes it easy to monitor your cooking progress, and the convenient storage drawer at the bottom of the range allows you to neatly organize your cookware and cooking accessories. This range also features a Self-Clean function, so you can maintain a cleanly oven without scrubbing and without harsh chemicals.The combination of Whirlpool and Amana will create significant value for their shareholders and direct benefits for consumers, trade customers, employees and shareholders. Whirlpool, together with the Amana brands, will continue to provide the highest-quality products to consumers around the world. Whirlpool continues to maintain a relentless focus on maintaining the best products at the best price with a spirit of winning that is unmatched in the industry. Now more than ever, they believe that their bold innovation and designs will connect with consumers in meaningful ways that will last a lifetime. Available at AJ Madison. read more

Amana
$549.00

This gas range from Amana features a versatile 4-burner cooktop that provides up to 36,500 BTU of cooking output. Cooking grates a...re dishwasher safe for easy cleaning, and sealed burners ensure that no spills leak beneath the cooktop. The 5.0 cu. ft. oven features a 16,500 BTU hidden bake element, giving you the space and the power to prepare large, elaborate meals, whether you're cooking for one or for several. Incandescent oven lighting ensures easy visibility. Bake Assist Temperatures take the guesswork out of cooking - just select a temperature, press start and let the oven do the rest. The Warm Hold function keeps the oven at 145°F to 190°F, so finished dishes are kept warmed to perfection until they're ready to be served. An Extra-Large Oven Window makes it easy to monitor your cooking progress, and the convenient storage drawer at the bottom of the range allows you to neatly organize your cookware and cooking accessories. This range also features a Self-Clean function, so you can maintain a cleanly oven without scrubbing and without harsh chemicals.The combination of Whirlpool and Amana will create significant value for their shareholders and direct benefits for consumers, trade customers, employees and shareholders. Whirlpool, together with the Amana brands, will continue to provide the highest-quality products to consumers around the world. Whirlpool continues to maintain a relentless focus on maintaining the best products at the best price with a spirit of winning that is unmatched in the industry. Now more than ever, they believe that their bold innovation and designs will connect with consumers in meaningful ways that will last a lifetime. Available at AJ Madison. read more

Convection/Trivection

If you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry, look for a range that includes an oven with speed-cook technology. Convection ovens use a fan to circulate air for more even heat. Trivection models combine thermal, convection, and microwave technologies for extra-fast cooking.

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LG
$1795.10

This 30 gas slide-in range is ideally designed to fit in any kitchen interior With its EasyClean system it guarantees easy and qui...ck cleaning while the large capacity provides enough space for your food favorites The Convection Roastsystem circulates... read more

GE Cafe
$2513.10

GE Cafe brings you the CS980STSS 30 Slide-In electric range Ths range comes with 5 burners and a 54 cu ft capacity convection oven... It also has a baking drawer convection bake PreciseAir convection system Lastly this model comes in an elegant stainle... read more

Hallman
$2699.00

The Hallman Professional Gas Range marries elegant space-saving design with impeccable cooking performance all at a great price Th...e manual components and simple electronics minimize service and maintenance costs over the course of its useful life The... read more

Control Lockout

This feature lets you disable the oven controls for greater safety, ensuring that small children won't turn on the oven or cooktop.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

As you shop for a range, look for a model that balances convenience, safety, and style. Ranges are available in a variety of sizes and with finished or unfinished sides, so it's best to know where you plan to install the range before shopping. Consider how often you cook and how much oven space you will need to handle everyday meals and large gatherings.

Installation

Ranges can be freestanding with finished sides or slide-in models with an unfinished back and sides. Freestanding ranges are typically installed between two countertops with their back to a wall, but they can have one or both sides exposed. Freestanding ranges are the most economical, and since their size has been standardized for years, they are easy to replace without remodeling your kitchen. Slide-in ranges offer a built-in look; because they don't have a rear control panel or back console (controls are on the front), they work well in island installations or when there is a decorative backsplash behind the range. Slide-in ranges feature a cooktop that's slightly wider than the body of the range so crumbs don't fall between the range and the countertop edges.

Size

Carefully measure the area where you plan to install the range, and choose a unit accordingly. Most traditional ranges -- with four burners and an oven below -- are 30 inches wide, but 24- and 36-inch models are readily available. Professional-style ranges -- with six burners and two ovens -- are typically 48 or 60 inches wide.

Finish

Stainless steel is a popular finish, but white and black models are also common. Some higher-price ranges are available in bold colors designed to be the focal point of the room.

Convenience

When shopping, focus on features that will streamline regular cooking tasks. Look for models with at least one high-power burner so you can quickly boil water. If you cook often, you may also want a low-power burner for simmering. Electric models include expandable elements that allow you to match the size of your pot or pan. A raised edge around the cooktop can help contain spills. Some ovens include a delay-start option that lets you set a time for the oven to turn on, but remember that an oven shouldn't be left unattended, and food shouldn't sit in a cold oven for long.

Safety

Look for models with hot-surface indicator lights that alert you to a burner that is on or a surface that is still hot. Make sure controls are placed where they are easy to reach and view; electronic controls offer more precise control over oven temperatures, but front-mount controls can be easily bumped and reset accidentally.

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Samsung
$949.00 $678.60

This Samsung electric range has an extra-spacious 5.9 cu. ft. capacity oven that easily handles turkey roasters and large baking s...heets. The True convection fan system circulates heat to distribute thoroughly so food cooks evenly, saving up to 30% more... read more

Whirlpool
$549.00 $494.10

Create delicious family meals with the help of this 4.8 cu. ft. capacity electric range. The AccuBake temperature management syste...m delivers uniform baking results every time. A built-in sensor monitors oven temperature and controls the cooking... read more

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$23.99 $11.80

1. For kitchen table gas stove, oven,?gas cooktop?or fan speed?switch knob replacement. 2. Made of plastic?material, ideal replace...ment for the broken ones. 3. Universal?D shaped 7mm/6mm?inner diameter mounting hole. 4. Please make sure... read more

Samsung
$2,299.00 $1598.40

This award-winning slide-in Samsung range is designed to fit seamlessly with your kitchen cabinets. Its intuitive programmable con...trols are built into the front, giving your cooktop a clean look. The oven features dual True Convection system and can be... read more

Frigidaire
$1,399.00 $1259.10

The Frigidaire 30 in. Slide-In Gas Range offers more cooking flexibility with a 4.5 cu. ft. oven and a 4 sealed gas burner cooktop... that features a 15,000 BTU Quick Boil burner, Two 9,500 BTU burners and a 5,000 BTU burner. The large 4.5 cu. ft.... read more

Frigidaire
$649.00 $584.10

The Frigidaire 30 in. Freestanding Gas Range gives you more cooking flexibility with a 5.0 cu. ft. capacity oven and Broil and Ser...ve Drawer. The cooktop features 4 Sealed Gas Burners, including a 14,000 BTU Quick Boil Burner and a Low-Simmer Burner, so... read more

GE
$749.00 $674.10

Your GE 30 in. 5.0 cu. ft. Gas Range in Slate has a Precise Simmer burner to allow cooking of delicate foods with low, even heat. ...This four-burner range with Broiler Drawer gives you enough room to cook an entire meal at once. Electronic Touch oven... read more

LG Electronics
$1,999.00 $1597.50

This LG double oven range delivers the largest capacity you can get, made even better with the amazingly even baking of ProBake Co...nvection. A convenient gliding rack means less bending to reach your culinary creations. Plus, with EasyClean Express, you... read more

Frigidaire Gallery
$799.00 $719.10

The Frigidaire Gallery 30 in. Freestanding Electric Smooth Top Range offers plenty of room to cook more at once, with a 5.7 cu. ft.... oven and a 5 element electric cooktop that includes two 6 in. elements, a 6 in. - 9 in. expandable element, a 9 in. - 12... read more

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