Electric ranges have really changed over the last few years with the introduction of induction technology.
As induction has lowered in price over the years, consumers have still purchased electric at the less expensive prices and induction at the more premium product.
As I look at what is now popular at Yale, it matches that trend. We analyzed regular electric and induction ranges as well as slidein ranges at the bottom.
Induction is magnetic heat, which excites the molecules in the metal pan to heat the food faster and more efficiently. Induction is in fact faster than the hottest professional range and 30% more efficient for less venting.
Most Popular Electric Ranges
Pricing updated for October 2015
Frigidaire FFEF3048LS - $659
Frigidaire DGEF3041KF - $659 after rebates
Frigidaire is the value leader, especially in stainless. Coincidentally, they are one of the least repaired brands in the store. They have two inexpensive, 4-burner, smoothtop ranges. I like smooth versus coils because it's easier to clean. The difference between the two is the second one (DGEF3041KF) has a Gallery handle and style plus a 5th burner or warmer.
Bosch HES5L53U - $1,079
Bosch is built by Frigidaire, but is a better looking range with better package rebates. The HES5L53U is a Bosch-built European convection range (air blown in from the back for better cooking) and a warming drawer underneath.
Electrolux EW30EF65GS - $1,299 after rebates
Electrolux EI30EF35JS - $1,399
Electrolux is my favorite for their incredibly easy-to-use controls with automatic settings for just about anything (like Perfect Turkey). The differences between the two Electrolux’s is that the EW30EF65GS has the second oven.
Most Popular Induction Ranges
Frigidaire FGIF3061NF - $1,599 after rebates
Electrolux EI30F40LS - $1,799 after rebates
It’s been leaner times for induction freestanding ranges, but the best value is Electrolux and Frigidaire with good wattages at reasonable prices.
Popular Slide-In Ranges
Jenn-Air JES8850CAS - $1,599
Jenn-Air is a regular slide-in with convection and a warming drawer. It is also part of our best selling package.
Frigidaire FPES3085PF - $2,049
Frigidaire is a hybrid induction with two induction burners and three regular electric burners.
Electrolux EI30ES55JS - $2,269
Electrolux is full induction with really great control panel and two ovens.
Bosch Benchmark HIIP054U - $3,199
Bosch Benchmark is brand new with a slick interface and overall great designs.
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