You do not have to buy a pro range for super hot burners anymore. Gas ranges are starting to perform more like professional ranges with at least one burner being super hot. You also have available features like griddle burners, warming drawers or second ovens.
So if you haven't been in the market for a while, there is much more to consider than just five years ago. It can be a bit confusing, but we will describe each unit and feature below. You can determine the right product for your kitchen.
You can choose an additional 6.25% cash back or 12.5% back in a Yale Gift Card good for plumbing and lighting with qualifying purchases. Ends September 5th. Call store for details.
Thermador is the only brand not participating in this promotion on this list (but you do get a free dishwasher).
We'll look at the best units to consider now with freestanding first and then slide-in ranges below. Of the 500 or so options, following are the 10 best gas ranges to consider.
Best Freestanding Gas Ranges
Pricing updated for August, 2016
Frigidaire FFGF3053LS - $499 after rebates
Frigidaire is a good, basic range with decent reliability (we performed 25,000 service calls in 2015). It also has a power burner of 14,000 BTU.
This Bosch is manufactured by Frigidaire except it has 5 burners and a higher output burner at 17,000 BTU. The styling is actually better looking than the Frigidaire. It is part of a $2,699 package with a dishwasher, 25 cubic foot French door, and over the range microwave.
Samsung is very similar to the Bosch/Frigidaire unit, but with cleaner, more modern styling. Once again, the high output is 17,000 BTU with a 5k burner for simmering.
The Electrolux features their IQ controls, so you can automatically program almost any kind of cooking. The convection oven can be programmed for bread proofing, dehydrating fruit, and cooking the Perfect Turkey (with a Perfect Turkey button, no less). This range has limited availability.
KitchenAid KFGG500ESS - $1,049 after rebates
This KitchenAid has 5 burners and a max output of 18,0000 with convection as well. They offer the steam self cleaning with a much shorter cycle as well.
KitchenAid is a true double oven. You can bake a pie in the top oven and the bird in the convection oven below.
Most of these have greater savings as part of a package. Click here for a few of our best selling packages.
Slide-In vs. Freestanding Ranges
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).
There are two types of slide-ins. A traditional slide-in with the same features will cost 10-15% more but will be more cleanable, because it's 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 Slide-In Gas Ranges
Frigidaire FFGS3025PS - $1,099
The Frigidaire distinguishes itself purely on price. $1,099 might seem high for a range, but is quite reasonable for a slide-in range.
This slide-in range has 5 burners with a high BTU output of 18,000 as well. Electrolux has the automatic programs for almost any food and a second oven below.
5 Burners with BTU's up to 18,0000 and a pure convection oven are the highlights of this range. Bosch has good styling and whole package rebates of 10% when buying other Bosch appliances.
Thermador PRG304 - $4,149 plus a free dishwasher
Thermador distinguishes itself with Star Burners. Each burner is 18,000 BTU and 2 burners can simmer at 200 BTU by far the lowest in the industry. It is pricey at $4,419, but their $1,200 dishwasher is free.
Brands participating in the 6.25% off or 12.5% Yale gift card include Samsung, Bosch (not Benchmark line), Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, KitchenAid, Bertazzoni, Blomberg, Marvel, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Liebherr, Capital, Faber, Zephyr, Best and Speed Queen.
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