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The Best Gas Slide-In Ranges (2023 Update)

June 23rd, 2023 | 9 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

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Best Gas Slide-In Ranges for 2022

Slide-in ranges look better in your kitchen and are easier to use. Those are the only two reasons to buy one.

You don't have to reach across your stovetop to get to the oven controls. You can also see your backsplash without looking at a backguard.

As you may have learned from our articles, slide-ins ranges, and counter-depth refrigerators are cost-effective ways to improve the look of your kitchen without spending a ton of money.

In this article, you will learn the best gas slide-in models, features, and brands to consider.  I will show you what they have in common, their unique features, reliability, and what not to buy.

Ultimately, you will know which brand is right or not right for you.

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Best Gas Slide-In Ranges for 2023

 

Best Service Network: GE Profile PGS930YPFS

GE Profile PGS930YPFS

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GE Profile™ 30" Smart Slide-In Front-Control Gas Fingerprint Resistant Range with No Preheat Air Fry

GE Profile's gas slide-in range has a powerful 21,000 BTU burner. It's hotter than most professional range burners. That's two and a half times more power than our parents' stoves.

In addition, this range also has a 15,000 BTU power burner on the other side and a griddle burner in the middle. There are two additional burners at the back, one with 9,500 BTUs and another with 5,000 BTUs. These back burners are not likely to be used often.

The GE Profile gas range includes a convection oven, which ensures even heat distribution for better baking results. The oven size is average, measuring 5.6 cubic feet. 

The reason to buy GE Profile, Café Appliances, or GE products is their service department. This is particularly valuable if you purchase from a store that does not offer a repair department.  

Last year alone, we handled over 33,000 service calls in Eastern Massachusetts. Therefore, it's likely that this range may require service at some point during its usable life. 

GE Profile's gas slide-in range has a powerful 21,000 BTU burner. It's hotter than most professional range burners. That's two and a half times more power than our parents' stoves.

Most Reliable: LG Studio LSGS6338F 

LG Studio LSGS6338F

LG-Studio-LSGS6338F

LG Studio 30" Stainless Steel Slide In Natural Gas Range

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The burners are extremely hot, with a 22,000 and 20,000 BTU burner along with the 10,000 BTU griddle burner and a 9,100 and 5,000 BTU burner.

The LG Studio LSGS6338F oven is large at 6.3 cubic feet with pure convection. The difference between pure and regular convection is where the heat is generated.

In pure convection, the heat is emitted from the rear, and the fan projects that heat. For regular convection, the heat emanates from the bottom and is then distributed by the fan.

Pure convection is technically better because the heat is more even, so your cookies should have identical color and texture on all the racks.

The oven features an InstaView window, allowing you to simply tap the glass to adjust the brightness and get a clear view of what's cooking inside.

However, the best feature of this range is its reliability. They are always at the top of our rankings because they manufacture more appliance components than most other brands.  

 

Most Affordable: Beko SLGR30530SS

Beko SLGR30530SS

Beko SLGR30530SS

SLGR30530SS: 30" Stainless Steel Slide-In Gas Range

Beko emerged victorious during the pandemic when other brands were struggling to keep up with supply shortages. They fulfilled orders when no one else could.

They are also the first to recognize the recession and have dropped their prices considerably from $2,399 to $1,499 after qualifying rebates.  

The oven is 5.7 cubic feet, a bit better than average. However, like Bosch, Beko has a warming drawer over $1000 less.  

The top is underpowered versus all others on the list. You have an 18,500 BTU burner, but it drops to 12,000 BTU afterward.  

Best Oven and Burner Output: Café Appliances CGS750P2MS1

Café Appliances CGS750P2MS1

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Café™ 30" Stainless Steel Slide in Gas Range

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Let's settle on what a double oven is first.

Many brands like KitchenAid, Frigidaire, and JennAir will have a baking drawer below their oven. That doesn't count.

One notable range from Samsung is equipped with Flex Duo, a feature that allows you to divide the oven into two sections, providing the option to cook two dishes at different temperatures simultaneously. However, keep in mind that both ovens cannot be used at the same temperature.

Café's double oven range is the largest at seven cubic feet, with 2.7 cubic feet on the top and 4.3 cubic feet in the lower oven.

Despite not having a second oven, the Bosch model offers 4.8 cubic feet of space, making the 4.3 cubic feet in the lower oven of the Café Appliances double oven range a respectable size.

The Café double oven range is the best because they run a separate oven truly independently and can be used simultaneously without affecting the temperature of the other.

Looking at the lower oven, I know what you are thinking. Lifting that bird from almost the ground is a chore - and it probably is.

The smaller oven is perfect for baking batches of cookies and whipping up casseroles without having to crouch down.

Ultimately, whether or not the Café Appliances CGS750P2MS1 range is the right fit for you will depend on your cooking needs and preferences.

It's always a good idea to see the Café Appliances CGS750P2MS1 range in person before making a final decision. This way, you can determine if it's the perfect fit for your cooking needs.

The cooktop has six burners and is the only one with six within a 30-inch inch. You may think six is excessive, like I did, but two burners combine for a 19,000 BTU griddle.

The Café slide-in range is perfect for those who love to cook anything and everything, especially with its powerful 19,000 BTU griddle burner.

You can customize your Café range with a stainless, black, or white finish and different style handles like brass, black, and copper.

Most Popular: Bosch HGI8056UC

Bosch HGI8056UC

Bosch-HGI8056UC

Bosch® 800 Series 30" Stainless Steel Slide In Gas Range

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It's no surprise that Bosch gas ranges are a popular choice among homeowners.

Perhaps it's their sleek and modern design that sets them apart from other appliances, or maybe it's their reliable performance that keeps customers coming back for more.

Either way, Bosch's industrial style is sure to impress.   

Bosch's cooktop is equipped with five burners, similar to other models on this list, except for the Café Appliances double oven range.

However, Bosch sets itself apart with two high-powered burners that deliver 18,000 and 15,000 BTUs, in addition to three other burners that are less powerful.  

Despite its smaller size of 4.8 cubic feet, the Bosch oven is equipped with convection technology and a warming drawer, allowing you to cook and serve your dishes at your convenience without worrying about drying them out. 

Lastly, Bosch is the most customer-oriented when problems do occur.  

Most Stylish: Samsung NX60T8711SS

We don't sell Samsung anymore, but you must give them props for designing a beautiful range. The whole industry had to respond to better-looking appliances.  

They have the most powerful single burner at 22,000 BTU, followed by 16,000 BTU, and then the standard burners of 10,000, 9,500, and 5,000 BTU.

In addition, the oven is on the larger side at 6.0 cubic feet.  

Although Samsung is known for producing reliable appliances, their lack of service availability can be a drawback.

This may present a challenge for repairs and maintenance, especially since they are the most popular US appliance line without a dedicated service department.

Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Slide-In Range

Freestanding Vs. Slide-In Vs. Front Control Ranges

First, the title of this article is best slide-ins, yet most slide-ins are, in fact, front control. They look nearly the same but are installed differently.

To install one correctly, you have to know the difference between slide-in and front control ranges. While front control and slide-ins require a 30-inch cabinet opening, slide-in models are built-in with unfinished sides.

Slide-In Ranges

Slide-in ranges overlap your countertop by two inches, unlike a front control range. One of the main benefits of overlapping the counter is cleanability.

With a front control range and freestanding range, food and crumbs can drip down the sides. Some front control ranges have accessory trim kits to emulate a slide-in for cleanability.

Also, when you push a slide-in range back, there is about a two-inch space behind the range. You fill this with countertop material to complete the more customized look. It prevents spills and splatter from seeping behind the range.

However, replacing an existing freestanding range with a slide-in is tougher. The counter has to be notched for the top to slide over. You also have to fill in the back as well.

Popular Slide-In Range Manufacturers:

  • Samsung
  • Bosch

Front Control Ranges

Although it does have the same opening as a slide-in, front control ranges do not overlap the countertop like a slide-in range. 

Front control ranges are better for replacing an existing stove because you do not have to modify your countertop.

You can also place a front control at the end of your kitchen because it does have finished sides, unlike the slide-in. However, it is harder to clean with the seams or spaces on either side, like a freestanding range.

Popular Front Control Range Manufacturers:

  • KitchenAid
  • JennAir
  • Whirlpool
  • LG
  • GE Appliance
  • SKS
  • Samsung
  • All professional ranges.

Gas Slide-In Range Reliability

LG is the most reliable stove on this list. Whirlpool is mainly sold to builders and requires less service with their basic machines. 

We have 35 technicians for service calls. Last year, they logged over 33,000 service calls. The following service rates are based on at least 100 sold ranges and a sample of over 1300.  

Gas Range Reliability from January 2022 to December 2022

  Service Rate
LG 4.1%
Café Appliances 8.9%
GE Profile 9.8%
Beko Appliance 13.6%
Bosch Appliances 14.7%
Grand Total 8.5%

LG is the most reliable gas range brand on this list, with a 4.1% service rate. Cafe Appliances is slightly above the average at 8.9%, followed by GE Profile at 9.8%.

Regardless, you should always check for available appliance services in your area before you buy any product.  

You should also check Google, Yelp, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for reviews and responses.  

Read More: Most Reliable Gas Ranges

Slide-In Range Features to Not Consider

Many highly touted features are either underwhelming or don't work. Before you learn the best features, let's look at what you might want to avoid.

Air Frying

I take my daughter to BGoods, the local health food chain, to eat their air-fried French fries. They are made in high speed, smaller convection ovens.

Air frying at present does not work for whatever reason. 

Despite the fact that air frying on gas ranges is not quite perfected yet, I still can't resist munching on my neighbor's half burned, half uncooked French fries - after all, they are still French fries.

The ovens may be too large to crisp the food, the fans may not lack the capacity, or the broiler needs to be cycled.

Eventually, air frying will be figured out. SKS is close in their $14,000 48-inch range, but the others are not. You can see the results of our tests by clicking here.

Sous Vide

Sous vide is a culinary technique that involves cooking food in a vacuum-sealed bag at a precise low temperature. This method can cook a salmon filet to perfection in just two hours, but it's important to finish it off for that ideal texture.

Best Features 

High Output Burners

At one time, a 14,000 BTU (British Thermal Units) burner was considered powerful. Some professional ranges top off at 15,000 BTU.

Every gas slide-in on this list has two power burners of 15,000 BTU or more (Beko is an exception with one power burner).

On their better model, Samsung and LG Studio have the hottest single burner at 22,000 BTU, while Café Appliances and GE Profile have 21,000 BTU burners. You can boil water quickly and cook fast on all these ranges.

Convection

Convection used to be a high-priced option. All these choices have convection. Convection is a fan-forced heat for more even temperatures.

The best is LG with their ProBake. It blows the air from the back of the range for even heat distribution.

Griddles

Most ranges have a fifth oblong-shaped burner for more even heat to use with a griddle. A couple of choices have six burners. Café Appliance's griddle is best. It utilizes two burners that collectively deliver 19,000 BTUs of output. 

Oven Capacity

Most reviewers include capacity and design, but they are the same. The ranges you will consider are between 4.8-7 cubic feet.

Call me crazy, but I would bring in my pans and check each before buying. It's better than finding out after the range is hooked up in your home.  

Read More: The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Kitchen Range

Key Takeaways

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First, understand the difference between front control and slide-in ranges. You do not want to have to "notch" (the industry term for cutting) your counters to fit a slide-in range.

Cutting counters, especially granite, is dicey. No delivery company in the world will cut granite when delivering.

After that, picking out your new range depends on choosing features and benefits matching your cooking style.

You should also know who can fix that double oven gas range.

Finding competent repair technicians are as important as features and benefits. Spending time researching the best repair shops is well worth your time. 

Slide-In Range

FAQs

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about slide-in ranges.

Why Are Slide-In Ranges More Expensive Than a Regular Gas Range?

Can You Place a Slide-in at the End of a Counter?

Can You Replace an Existing Freestanding Slide-In Gas Range?

What About Dual Fuel Slide-In Ranges?

Additional Resources

Want to learn more about the latest gas ranges and technology? Read the Yale Gas Range Buying Guide with features, specs, and detailed profiles of every major brand. Well over 1 million people have downloaded a Yale Guide.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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