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5 Stoves to Consider (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

November 2nd, 2011 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Cooking and refrigeration are the toughest choices in kitchen planning with more options than any other appliance. Of the two appliances, cooking is the most difficult with slide-in, freestanding, wall oven, cooktop, induction and professional in different configurations.

I divided stoves to be: affordable free standing, better free standing, induction, slide-in and professional.

Affordable Freestanding Stove:

Frigidaire FFGF3027LS/FFEF3048LS: The price for a white freestanding range when I started in 1986 was $599. The stainless Frigidaire is $499 and $549 in gas. It is affordable and reliable.

freestanding range FFGF3027 freestanding range FFEF3048

Better Freestanding Stove:

Bosch HES5L53U/HGS5L53UC: Bosch offers a burner, convection range with a bit more style than the others. Rebates on packages are more aggressive as well.

freestanding range HES5L53U freestanding range HGS5L53UC

Slide-In Stove:

Jenn-Air JES8850CAS/JGS8850CDS/JDS8850CDS: With prices starting at $1399-1599, Jenn-Air is the most competitive, quality slide-in with convection. Available is gas, electric and dual fuel, it can be combined with a shallow depth refrigerator, integrated dishwasher and convection microwave/vent for less than $4,000 after rebate.

slide in range JES8850CAS slide in range JGS8850CDS slide in range JDS8850CDS

Professional Stoves:

Viking VGIC5304BSS/Jenn-Air JGRP430WP: Both have huge rebates until the end of the year and are excellent value for this niche. Viking is $750 per product (plus another $150 for liking them on Facebook). Jenn-Air has a $200 rebate and a free integrated dishwasher.

pro range VGIC5304BSS pro range JGRP430WP

Induction Stoves:

Frigidaire FPCF3091LF/GE PHB925SPSS: Induction is faster than professional burners with better simmering and less heat emission. I like all the units. We wrote a post about the Four Best Induction Brands. The Frigidaire is a hybrid or half electric/half induction at a better price. The GE slide-in is new and the controls are really intuitive (honorable mention Electrolux).

induction range FPCF3091LF induction range PHB925SPSS 

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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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