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Best Gas Slide-In Ranges for 2021 (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  June 04, 2021  |  7 Min. Read

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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 have learned throughout this blog, slide-ins and counter-depth refrigerators are cost-effective ways to improve the look of your kitchen without spending a ton of money on renovation.

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, plus their unique features.

You will also learn the features to avoid or ignore when deciding to buy a slide, including reliability statistics from real data.

In the last three years, we have logged over 100,000 service calls.

Many reviewers talk about reliability and ranges being "sturdier" or being "top performers."

The stats often prove otherwise.

With the industry's often apathetic posture to service, reliability is an issue you want to understand at the beginning of your purchase.

This article is updated yearly. With availability issues, most of these picks are way different from last year.

Let's get started.

Best Gas Slide-In Ranges for 2021:

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

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First, the title of this article is best slide-ins, yet most slide-ins are, in fact, front control.

They look the same but are installed differently.

You have to know the difference between slide-in and front control ranges to install one correctly.

What's the Difference Between Slide-In and Front Control Ranges?

Freestanding Vs. Slide-In Vs. 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 2 inches, unlike a front control range.

One of the main benefits of the overlap is cleanability.

Food and crumbs can't drip down the sides like it can with a front control or freestanding range.

Pro Tip: Some front controls have accessory trim kits to emulate a slide-in for cleanability.

Also, when you push a slide-in range back, there is about a 2-inch space behind the range.

You fill this with countertop material to complete the more customized look.

It also prevents spills and splatter from seeping behind the range.

However, it's tougher to replace an existing freestanding range with a slide-in. 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
  • Frigidaire
Front Control Ranges

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

It can replace an existing freestanding stove.

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
  • Frigidaire
  • SKS
  • Samsung
  • All professional ranges.

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

Gas Slide-In Range Reliability

We have 35 technicians performing service calls. Last year, they logged 37,061 service calls alone.

Gas Range Reliability from December 2019 to November 2020

  Service Ratio
KitchenAid 1.75%
Whirlpool 2.14%
Beko Appliance 3.91%
Bosch Appliances 3.95%
Samsung 4.33%
GE 9.21%
JennAir 12.20%
GE Profile 13.57%
Café Appliances 16.39%
Total 5.69%

These figures are based on a minimum of 75 ranges sold for over 2400 total pieces.

Interestingly, KitchenAid is the most reliable gas range, yet it's nearly identical to JennAir. The only difference between the two is that JennAir adds a warming drawer instead of a storage drawer.

GE is reliable at 9.21%. Café Appliances needs more repair with a double oven and six burners.

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.

Slide-In Range Features to Avoid

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.

Smart Features

Smart does work, but with basic functionality only like turning the oven on or off and seeing the cycles remaining.

Within five years, you will tell your range what to cook (you can do that now), and the range will cook it (not there yet).

Air Frying

This one disheartened me too.

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 and taste almost as good as the convention.

Air frying at present does not work for whatever reason.

The ovens may be too large to crisp the food.

The fans may not lack the capacity, or perhaps 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

Features

High Output Burners

samsung-gas-slide-in-rangeSamsung Gas Slide-In Range on Display at Yale Appliance in Hanover

 

At one time, a 14,000 BTU burner was considered powerful. (BTU is British Thermal Unit -a measure of heat output). Some pro 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).

Samsung has the hottest single burner at 22,000 BTU on their better model, while GE Appliance has a 21,000 BTU burner.

You can boil and cook fast on all of these ranges.

Convection

Twin-Convection

Convection used to be a higher-priced option as well. All of these choices have convection.

If you like to bake, 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

Every unit has a fifth oblong-shaped burner for more even heat to use with a griddle. A couple of choices have six burners.

Oven Capacity

Most reviewers include capacity and design, but they are the same. KitchenAid and JennAir are technically the largest, but they cut down the drawer underneath almost completely.

Stoves and appliances, in general, follow the same cabinet dimension of 35 inches high 30 wide 24 depth. That dictates the internal capacity.

That said, if you want more capacity, look at KitchenAid and JennAir.

Now let's look at some ranges.

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Best Gas Slide-In Ranges for 2021

Best for every feature and price does not exist, so we placed each range into a different category.

Most Affordable: Beko Gas Slide-In Range SLGR30530SS - $1,949

Beko SLGR30530SS

 

Beko is a huge Turkish appliance manufacturer. They have a nice story of sustainability and Green engineering in their products.

This range is stylish. However, it is not as powerful as the others, with 18,000 BTU and 12,500 BTU as their max burners.

This range in a $5,000 package with a counter depth refrigerator, stainless dishwasher, and over-the-range microwave is inexpensive and should be considered.

Features:

  • 5.7 cu. ft.
  • 5 burners with 18,000 BTU burner
  • Warmer Drawer
  • Digital LED Multifunction Display
  • Stainless Steel

Best Double Oven: Café Appliances Gas Slide-In Range CGS750P4MW2 - $3,239 

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Model in stainless steel: Café Appliances CGS750P2MS1

Let's settle what a double oven is first. Many brands like KitchenAid, Frigidaire, and JennAir will have a baking drawer below.

That doesn't count.

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

Café also has six burners and different color combinations like the white matte finish shown above.

Features: 

  • 30 Inches
  • Stainless Steel
  • Front Controls
  • Total Capacity: 7 cu. ft.

Runner-Up: Samsung Gas Slide-In Range NX60T8751SS - $2,395

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The look and technology is so well intended in this oven

Unlike every other double oven, you can slide out or "flex" the middle divider to have one large twin convection oven.

So you can do both in theory.

Of course, it is just a theory because the temperatures cant be set when you use both ovens.

Features: 

  • Flex Duo
  • Smart Dial 
  • Air Fry
  • Convection
  • Illuminated Knobs
  • Dual Ring Brass Power Burner
  • Reversible Griddle and Grill
  • Compatible with Bixby, Alexa, or Google

Largest Oven: KitchenAid Gas Slide-In Range KSGB900ESS - $2,599

KSGB900ESS

You can buy this range in two ways. The KGSB900 has upgraded burners at 19,000 and 17,000 BTU and a baking drawer instead of a storage drawer like the KSGG700ESS.

Features:

  • Baking Drawer
  • Even-Heat™ True Convection
  • Steam Rack
  • 6.5 Cu Ft Total Capacity
  • 5 Burners (5k, 8k, 9.2k, 15k, and 19k)
  • EasyConvect™ Conversion
  • FIT Guarantee
  • Aqualift®
  • Glass Touch Controls

    Side Trim Accessory Kit

Runner-Up: JennAir Gas Front Control Range JGS1450FS - $2,999

JGS1450D

JennAir has better brass burners and better package rebates than KitchenAid's slide-in gas range.

Features: 

  • DuraFinish™ Protection
  • 19,000-BTU Dual-Stacked PowerBurner
  • Baking Drawer
  • True Convection
  • Telescoping Glide Rack
  • Brass Burners
  • Aqualift® Self-Cleaning Technology

Best for Wi-Fi Connectivity and Finish Options: Café Appliances Gas Slide-In Range CGS700P2MS1 - $2,789

GE CAFÉ Range

I could say any Café Appliance range is best for its smart capabilities and color options. They have a number of colors and handle accessories to customize your range. The handles are black, bronze, and copper. Try the white and copper. It looks great.

Café Appliances as a company has made Smart functionality a priority. Most of their products are Smart compatible.

Many appliances have smart capabilities and can be controlled through an app on your phone.

Café Appliances is also compatible with voice attendants like Alexa and Google Assistant.

As for the oven, it has the largest total capacity at seven cubic feet spread over 2 ovens.

Lastly, their ranges have six burners. The question is, does that fit six pots on a 30-inch range?

I could say any Café Appliance range is best for its smart capabilities and color options. They have several colors and handle accessories to customize your range.

The handles are black, bronze, and copper. Try the white and copper; it looks great.

Café Appliances as a company has made Smart functionality a priority. Most of their products are Smart compatible.

Many appliances have smart capabilities and can be controlled through an app on your phone.

I said Smart isn't there yet, but GE is the closest.

Features:

  • True Convection
  • Storage drawer
  • Slide-In
  • 6 burners

Runner-Up: GE Profile Gas Slide-In Range PGS930YPFS - $2,469

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With GE Profile's gas slide-in range, you have the 21,000 BTU burner without as many color combinations.

Features: 

  • Fit Guarantee
  • Edge-to-edge cooktop
  • 21,000 BTU Tri-ring burner
  • Extra-large integrated reversible cast iron grill/griddle
  • Dual purpose center burner
  • 18,000 BTU Power Boil burner
  • Anywhere control with remote notifications
  • Chef Connect
  • True European Convection

Best for Convection: LG Gas Slide-In Range LSG4513ST - $2,299

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The two best parts of the LG range are capacity at 6.3 cubic feet.

True convection or an element behind the fan is the most precise for even cooking.

Only LG and BlueStar offer pure convection in a gas model.

LG, like Beko, is a bit underpowered after their 18,500 BTU power burner, with 12,500 being the next highest output.

Features:

  • ProBake Convection
  • EasyClean®
  • 6.3 cu. ft. Large Capacity
  • UltraHeat 18.5K BTU Power Burner

Key Takeaways

Cafe-Appliances-Slide-In-Range-in-White-and-Copper-2Café Appliances in Matte White Featuring Gas Slide-In Range at Yale Appliance in Hanover

 

First, understand the difference between front control and slide-in.

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 features and upgrades to a certain extent.

That's what we normally say features, benefits matching your particular cooking style.

However, availability is a huge concern, especially when buying more than one appliance.

In your area or even in Boston, availability changes, so you want to be flexible as best you can.

You should also be aware of who can fix that double oven gas range.

Repair and especially finding competent repair are as important as features and benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

There is no rational reason why one is so substantially more. Economics may play a role. Manufacturers produce millions of regular $799 ranges, so there is some scale and less cost to produce.

Slide-ins are made less, so the cost would be higher based on pure economic theory.

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

No. Slide-ins have unfinished sides. However, you can with a front control range because the sides of that range are finished.

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

It depends on the range. You can replace a regular range with a front control without modifying your counters. That's easy.

You can replace a slide-in with a slide-in. Just check the cut-outs on slide-ins first.

If you have your heart set on a slide-in, then a few stores (including ours) do have countertop specialists on staff and can cut to fit any slide-in or specialty range.

By the way, all gas ranges are plugged into 110 volts for the igniter. You would have to change your electrical for dual fuel (gas over electric) or electric ranges.

4. What About Dual Fuel Slide-In Ranges?

In the 30-inch sizes, induction is better than gas for speed, simmer, child safety, venting, and cleaning. You are better served with an induction range if you want the electric oven for better baking (gas ranges are better for roasting and broiling).

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

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