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The Best Electric Freestanding and Slide-In Ranges

February 8th, 2012 | 2 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

It is very difficult to determine what is the best of anything. In many ways it would be simpler because we wouldn't need 25,000 sq ft. of display. In electric ranges, it is difficult because there are very different options. There are freestanding ranges, slide-in ranges and induction ranges all with different features and prices.

Below are arguably the best:

Freestanding Ranges

ge freestanding range JB640SRSS frigidaire freestanding range FGEF3032KF bosch freestanding range HES7052U

GE Freestanding Range

Frigidaire Freestanding Range

Bosch Freestanding Range

  • GE JB640SRSS $599 after rebates: One of General Electric's strongest product categories is ranges. They've always manufactured a range with great features, but it's always been somewhat expensive. The JB640SRSS is just a good range with basic features at an uncharacteristic low price $599.
  • Frigidaire FGEF3032KF $699 after rebates: Frigidaire is another good commodity product. This range is very similar to the GE JB640SRSS except it has a fifth burner element for warming into larger expandable burners for larger pots and odd shaped dishes.
  • Bosch HES7052U $1299 after rebate: I like the Bosch because it's different. It doesn't look like any other range and it has a lot of good features like convection and a bridge element for odd shaped pans like griddles. The Bosch also has a warming drawer which can keep food for up to three hours and refresh leftovers without dehydrating the food.

Induction Ranges

frigidaire induction range FPCF3091LF electrolux induction range EW30IF60IS

Frigidaire Induction Range

Electrolux Induction Range

Induction is basically magnetic heat. It is faster than even the hottest professional gas burner, offers an instant simmer, emits less heat and requires less venting.

  • Frigidaire FPCF3091LF $1699: Frigidaire is actually a hybrid range. It is half induction and half regular electric, but it has really decent features like convection and a warming drawer. Frigidaire is also the least expensive induction range.
  • Electrolux EW30IF60IS: Electrolux probably has the most features of any product we sell. There is every cooking mode available, like dehydration for drying fruit. It even has a perfect turkey button. Electrolux is an all induction range with convection and a second oven below.

Slide-In Ranges

frigidaire slidein range FPES3085KF jennair slidein range JES8850CAS

Frigidaire Slide-In Range

Jenn-Air Slide-In Range

Slide-In ranges have controls in the front and don't have a backguard. A slide-in range also fits on top of the counters eliminating seams to clean. Slide-ins are aesthetically more pleasing because you can see the tile work behind the range itself (see Slide-In vs Freestanding Ranges). 

  • Frigidaire FPES3085KF $1749: Although you can buy less expensive slide-ins, I like this particular Frigidaire for features like convection, warming drawer and bridge element on the top.
  • Jenn-Air JES8850CAS $1599 after rebate: Jenn-Air offers a very competitive slide-in range with convection and warming drawer for the least amount of money. It is also part of our most popular package (see Jenn-Air vs Bosch Stainless Steel Packages).

For more information about electric ranges or features like convection, induction or even the difference between a warming drawer and a warming zone, download our Electric Cooking Buyers Guide. Over 8000 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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