Gas ranges are starting to perform more like professional ranges with at least one burner being super hot. However, gas ranges now have upgraded features like griddle burners, warming drawers or second ovens.
We will look at the best units to consider now with freestanding first and then slide-in ranges below.
Slide-ins are units with the controls on the face rather than the backguard for a more streamlined appearance (read Slide-In vs Freestanding, it will pop up in another window).
A slide-in with the same features will cost 10-15% more but will be more cleanable, because it is installed on the countertop, eliminating seams. You will also see the custom tile and backsplashes without looking at oven controls like the freestanding units.
Best Freestanding Gas Ranges
Pricing updated for October 2015
Bosch HGS3053UC - $899 after rebates
The Bosch adds a fifth burner. It is actually manufactured by Frigidaire, but they have better package rebates.
Electrolux EI30GF55GS - $1,399
Electrolux is a cool range with good output and a really cool look with great features like the ability to bake breads through proofing. It also has a dehydrate mode for drying fruit. I also like the warming drawer for refreshing leftovers or keep food warm (up to three hours).
KitchenAid KFGD500ESS - $1,859 after rebates
KitchenAid is a true double oven at 6 cubic foot and a 17,000 BTU burner as well as a griddle burner in the middle.
Most of these have greater savings as part of a package. Click here for a few of our best selling packages.
Best Slide-In Gas Ranges
Frigidaire FFGS3025PS - $1,419
The Frigidaire distinguishes itself purely on price. $1,400 might seem high for a range, it is quite reasonable for a slide-in range.
Electrolux EW30GS75KS - $2,699 after rebates
Electrolux has a fifth burner and the best controls of any range in the industry with modes for dehydrating vegetables, proofing and even perfect turkey.
Jenn-Air JGS8860BDP - $1,999 after rebates
This Jenn-Air is 16,000 and 15,000 BTU at their highest. It has a warming drawer, which can keep food warm (obviously) for up to three hours as well as refresh leftovers without dehydrating them.
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