Electric ranges have not changed much since your last purchase. In fact, they are pretty similar. It is still ceran glass over elements, but some of the features like convection, warming drawer and 5th burners have changed and are worth considering.
We will review the best values for you to consider right now for freestanding and slide-in ranges. This changes almost monthly with new introductions and rebates in electric and induction ranges.
Induction, however, has changed the market for electric cooking. Induction is magnetic heat, which excites the molecules in the metal pan to heat the food faster with instant simmer response.
Induction is in fact faster than the hottest professional range and 30% more efficient for less venting. It's also the most child safe as well.
Most higher end ranges are now sold as induction. Below are the best considerations for freestanding (controls on the back) and slide-in (controls on the front) ranges in both induction and electric cooking.
Most Popular Electric Ranges
Pricing updated for May, 2016
Frigidaire FFEF3043LS - $629
Builders seem to like this unit, because it is cheap. However, it is not self-cleaning. Frigidaire is one of the more reliable appliance brands. Limited quantities while supplies last.
Frigidaire FFEF3048LS - $559 after $40 rebates
It's very similar to the range you probably now own with 4 burners and stainless steel. This range is the most popular electric range sold.
Samsung NE59J7630SS - $749 after $75 rebates
You will like this range, because it looks great. Samsung offers convection (fan forced air for even cooking) and various burners for the various pots in your possession. It also has a 20 minute steam self-cleaning cycle.
Frigidaire FGEF3058RF - $909
The Frigidaire Gallery adds convection as well as a fifth burners and a much nicer exterior than their regular range.
KitchenAid KFEG500ESS - $1004
KitchenAid is brand new and restyled to look more professional. It has flexible burners for almost any pan.
Most Popular Induction Ranges
Frigidaire FGIF3061NF - $1,574
Samsung NE597N0PBSR - $1,799 after $75 rebates
It’s been lean times for induction freestanding ranges, but the best value is Frigidaire and Samsung with good wattages at reasonable prices. They both have convection and a warming drawer.
Frigidaire has been available for a longer period of time, so it is more of a known commodity. Samsung has an incredibly flexible top and the world's only three fan convection system for optimum cooking.
Popular Electric Slide-In Ranges
Jenn-Air JES8850CAS - $1,999
Jenn-Air is a regular slide-in with convection and a warming drawer. It is also part of our best selling package.
Samsung NE58F9500SS - $1,399 after $75 rebates
Samsung and Jenn-Air are very different. Samsung has better, more intuitive controls. Jenn-Air has a warming drawer to keep food for up to 2 hours versus just a storage for Samsung.
Popular Induction Slide-In Ranges
Frigidaire FGIS3065PF - $1779
Frigidaire is the least expensive option with all induction burners.
Electrolux is full induction with really great control panel for the automatic cooking and two ovens.
Bosch Benchmark HIIP054U - $3,199
Bosch Benchmark is brand new with a slick interface and overall great designs. The commercial look is appealing as well as the reliability. There are also different package opportunities with Bosch.
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