Best Electric / Induction Ranges for 2019 (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

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Electric ranges have not changed over the years as much as you would think. In fact, they are pretty similar.   

An electric range is still ceran glass over heating elements, but some of the features like a convection system, a warming drawer, and an added 5th burner make new electric ranges worth considering.

Induction or magnetic, electric heat, however, has completely changed with upscale brands like Wolf, Miele, Viking, Fisher & Paykel, and Dacor offering interesting new products and features.

You also will see bigger price differences when you consider different range types like front control and slide-in for aesthetics (you will see your kitchen backsplash) and then induction for performance.

Yale Framingham Freestanding Ranges

Out of the 1000s of models available, you will see the 19 best covering freestanding, slide-in, and induction 30 and 36-inch ranges.

More manufacturers are marketing front control ranges than freestanding. We only recommend two freestanding ranges to consider right now. 

We picked the best ranges by their features, prices, and most importantly, reliability. Our reliability statistics are based on our 34,687 service calls logged in 2018.

Most Popular Electric Ranges

Samsung NE59M4310SS - $529

Samsung-NE59M4320SS

Features:

  • 5.9 cu. ft. Capacity - Cook multiple dishes at once or accommodate larger items
  • Flexible Cooktop - Accommodates multiple pan sizes on 5 specialized elements with two dual elements

It's very similar to the range you probably now own. However, Samsung has a 5th burner and a convection oven. $629 is the lowest price for a convection range.

Samsung NE59N6630SS - $699

 

Samsung NE59J7630SS electric range

Features:

  • 5.9 cu. ft. Convection Oven
  • 5 Radiant Elements
  • SteamQuick Self-Cleaning
  • Proofing and Storage Drawer
  • Stainless Steel

This range is nice looking. Samsung offers convection and various burners for the various pots and pans. It also has a 20-minute steam self-cleaning cycle rather than 3-hours.

It also has a convection oven, but the heating element is behind the fan rather than having a fan assist like the previous Samsung freestanding range for $629. The third convection element, known as true convection, is more precise for baking than having a fan assist.

Slide-In/Front Control Ranges

Samsung NE58F9500SS - $1,399

samsung slide-in range NE58F9500SS

Features:

  • Get a Sleek Customized, Built-in Look for Your Kitchen
  • Premium Design with Illuminated Controls
  • Extra-large Oven Allows you to Cook Multiple Dishes at Once

At $1,399, it's a pretty big jump from the best freestanding ranges to slide-in ranges to consider. However, the freestanding range at $699 is where the electric ranges stop in features. You do not have to pay more. 

Samsung does promote heavily around holidays like Labor Day and Black Friday. At $1,399 a slide-in range with twin convection is considered inexpensive. Twin convection has a second fan while true convection has one. 

KitchenAid KSEG700ESS - $1,799

KitchenAid KSEG700ESS

Features:

  • Even-Heat(TM) True Convection
  • Steam Rack
  • 6.4 Cu Ft. Oven Capacity
  • 5 Cooking Elements Including a Warm Zone
  • EasyConvect(TM) Conversion
  • FIT Guarantee
  • Aqualift(R)
  • Storage Drawer

KitchenAid improved the look of their front control ranges to have an industrial look a few years ago. With this range, you have features like convection and a convection conversion button.

The convection conversion system allows you to easily convert your traditional recipes to convection by simply inputting the regular temperature and timing. Your range will convert the temperature automatically.  

Samsung NE58K9850WS - $2,299
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Features:

  • FlexDuo
  • 5.8 cu. ft. Capacity

This model is the best executed 2 oven range. Instead of a smaller permanent oven and a larger oven below, you have flexibility on this oven with a removable divider. Both ovens are also convection. You can also remove the divider for one big oven.

Jenn-Air JES1450- $2,499

Jenn-Air JES1450

Features:

  • 30" Range - Make a statement with our 30" full-depth range that offers the refined look of Jenn-Air(R) appliances while easily installing in a standard opening.
  • Baking Drawer - Adding additional baking capacity, our baking drawer offers an array of options for cooking and entertaining and provides a convenient alternative to oven baking and roasting, while still giving you the option to keep food warm, proof bread and warm plates before serving.
  • Telescoping Glide Rack - This roll-out rack lets you easily position and removes dishes.
  • Soft-Close Door - Soft-Close technology lets the oven door close softly, quietly, securely.
  • 6.2 Cubic-Foot Oven Capacity - Ideal for entertaining, this oven offers a generous capacity to cook multiple dishes at once.
  • Rapid Boil Element - 3,200 watts of power boils liquid quickly, and the element's wide temperature range adds flexibility to simmer sauces and cook foods at low temperatures.
  • Triple-Choice Element - Reaching a searing 3,000 watts, this versatile, three-tiered element accommodates a wide range of cookware sizes to match cooking needs with heating efficiency.
  • 6-Inch Warm Zone Element - Keep your finished menu items warm until they are ready to be served, or while other items finish cooking, with this 100-watt element.

Jenn-Air like KitchenAid has a much larger oven capacity than the average by about 20% by placing the controls on the top and reducing the size of the bottom drawer. Have a big family? Then consider Jenn-Air.

Most Reliable Electric Ranges for 2019

  Service Qty Shipped Qty Service Ratio
Jenn-Air 28 78 35.90 %
Blomberg 3 16 18.75 %
Bosch - Benchmark 1 6 16.67 %
Kitchenaid 22 141 15.60 %
Bosch Appliances 15 105 14.29 %
Maytag 1 9 11.11 %
Samsung 19 412 4.61 %
Premier 1 40 2.50 %
Whirlpool 11 513 2.14 %
LG Electronics 0 49 0.00 %
Amana 0 7 0.00 %
Grand Total 108 1391 7.76 %

Electric ranges after hoods and grills are the most reliable appliances sold. It is repaired about 7.8% within the first year almost half the average of appliances at 14.3%.

Most reliable brands by percentage are Whirlpool, LG and Samsung.

You can read more about the most reliable electric ranges by clicking this link.  

Most Popular Induction Ranges

Pricing for April 2019

 

Samsung NE58K9560WS - $2,299

Samsung NE58K9560WS

 

Features:

  • Virtual Flame - Visual of gas cooking with the precision of induction cooking
  • Slide-in Design - Modern and Sleek, Built-in Look

Samsung has a cool induction range. The top features LEDs emitting blue light, so you know the unit is on.

You also will have better baking with two convection fans as well.

 

Jenn-Air JIS1450DP - $2,969

Jenn-Air Induction Range JIS1450DPFeatures:

  • 30" Range
  • Induction Technology
  • 6.9 Cubic- -Foot Total Baking Capacity
  • Baking Drawer
  • Soft-Close Door
  • Telescoping Glide Rack
  • 6.2 Cubic-Foot Oven Capacity
  • Glass-Touch Electronic Controls
  • Sensor Boil

The Jenn-Air slide-in offers the largest cubic footage, convection, 5 burners, and separate baking drawer.

Bosch HII8055U - $3,059

Bosch HII8055U

Features:

  • True Convection
  • Fast Preheat
  • PreciseSelect
  • AutoChef
  • Meat Probe
  • SafeStart
  • Warming Drawer
  • Touch Control
  • Recessed 8 Pass Broil Element
  • Star-K certified. Temperature range: 100(degree) - 450(degree) F
  • Large Capacity at 4.6 Cu Ft.

Bosch features auto chef which constantly monitors the burners for temperature. You also have convection and a warming drawer.

 

Premium Induction Ranges

Fisher & Paykel OR36SDI6X1 - $6,699

OR36SDI6X1 OR36SDI6X1-Oven

Features:

  • Multi-shelf cooking
  • Quality and durability
  • Power & control
  • Easy to clean
  • Even heat
  • Large capacity oven

Like GE, Fisher & Paykel is part of Haier. This range has every type of cooking mode including ones just for pizza and pastries.  The 36-inch model has twin convection and a warming drawer as well.  Fisher & Paykel adds a 5-year warranty.  

However, that does not guarantee good service and qualified technicians...make sure you investigate who can fix sophisticated appliances before you buy them.

Miele HR1622I - $7,599

HR1622-2 Miele HR1622I  Control Panel

Features:

  • M Touch controls and backlit precision knobs
  • EasyClean Ceran surface with 4 variable induction cooking zones
  • TwinPower Convection fans
  • Moisture plus
  • MasterChef and MasterChef Plus automatic programs

Miele will have the most intuitive controls of any cooking product. You just input the type of food and how you want it prepared, the oven will calculate time and temperature.

You also have steam assist for baking bread or hardening foods like the top of lasagna. You have 16 automatic recipes just for bread in this oven.

Wolf IR365PESPH - Call for pricing

Wolf-induction-range-IR365PE

Features:

  • Incredible Control
  • Flexible Cooking Surface
  • Cookware sensing
  • Dual convection for faster, more consistent cooking
  • Cobalt blue porcelain interior
  • Your choice of control knobs
  • Convenient features
  • 10 cooking modes for predictably delicious results

Wolf was the first with twin convection. Because each fan has its own thermostat, Wolf can keep better temperature. It is also available in 30 and 36-inch sizes.

Most Reliable Induction Ranges for 2019

  Service Qty Shipped Qty Service Ratio
Samsung 4 52 7.69 %
KitchenAid 7 32 21.88 %
Bosch Appliances 7 25 28.00 %
Jenn-Air 43 148 29.05 %
Wolf 13 44 29.55 %
Miele 4 10 40.00 %
Blomberg 1 2 50.00 %
Bosch - Benchmark 11 20 55.00 %
Fisher & Paykel 3 4 75.00 %
Bertazzoni 3 2 150.00 %
Grand Total 97 340 28.53 %

Induction ranges are serviced more than twice the average at about 28% up from 16.77% in 2017-2018. It's interesting because induction cooktops are reliable.

Many of the service calls are minor. One tip: You should place an induction range on a separate circuit or it becomes more prone to voltage spikes.

The performance of induction versus electric is still compelling and worth considering. I would advise an extended warranty, but those tend to create more aggravation as well.

Most reliable brand would be Samsung.

You can read more about the most reliable induction ranges by clicking this link. 

When Is The Best Time To Buy An Electric Or Induction Range?

As we have said throughout this blog, you should wait to buy appliances until there is a promotional holiday. Manufacturers always have the most heavily rebated appliances during the following holidays:

  • Presidents' Day 
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Black Friday 

How to Choose Between an Electric or Induction Range

You buy an electric range on features like convection, fifth burner, oven with warming drawer or two ovens. Then you buy for the style the front control/slide-in look better in a renovation.

Induction is the best performing cooking you can buy whether you boil or simmer. It's also the safest because it requires steel contact from a pan to activate, so your kids cannot turn on the induction stove by accident.

You want to look at style and reliability first before buying either. Slide-in and front control ranges compared to freestanding is a choice between style and price. 

Slide-in ranges may look better, but they cost twice as much. 

Reliability is also a huge factor when considering a new range. It helps you determine what brand to rely on. I wish people would pay attention more because appliance service is so wretched in many areas. After looking at reliability, consider the features you would use the most prefer to decide. 

Freestanding vs. Slide-in

Freestanding vs. slide in ranges

Freestanding ranges have the controls on the back while slide-in ranges and front control ranges have their controls on the front. Freestanding ranges will be less expensive with similar features. Slide-in ranges will look better because you can see your backsplashes.

Front Control vs. Slide-In

Slide In Ranges vs. front control ranges

The ranges may look the same, but there is one crucial difference. You do not want to find this out on delivery.

Front control ranges can replace a 30-inch range.

Slide-ins are installed on the counter, so it is easier to clean without seams on the sides. However, slide-ins cannot fit an existing space without minor cabinet modification.

Click here to learn more about Freestanding vs. Slide-In Ranges

Why Choose Induction

Induction has changed the market for electric cooking. Induction cooking uses a magnetic heat, which excites the molecules in the metal pan to heat the food faster with an instant simmer response.

Induction Cooking FAQ

 
 
 
 
 
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Induction is, in fact, faster than the hottest professional range and 30% more efficient. It's the most child-safe as well because the magnetic burners only turn on with metal pans.

Most high-end ranges are now sold as induction ranges. 

Additional Resources

Download the Yale Induction Cooking Buying Guide with features, specs, and inside buying tips every induction cooktop and range from Wolf, Thermador, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Jenn-Air, Bosch, and more. Well over 500,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST US?

A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

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A Note About Pricing

Pricing on this blog is for reference only and may include time sensitive rebates. We make every attempt to provide accurate pricing at time of publishing. Please call the stores for most accurate price.

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