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The Best Freestanding and Slide-In Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

September 12th, 2012 | 2 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Gas ranges have really improved over the years. First the BTU (British Thermal Unit measure of heat) have really increased from 12,000 to up to 20,000 BTUs in regular ranges. At least one burner will be the same or greater as a professional range.

The second feature is convection or fan forced heat for a more even heat distribution in the oven. Convection can be regular with the fan assisting separate heating elements or the technically better third element behind the fan.

Last is the warming drawer. Separate warming drawers can cost as much as $1,500, but are included in the higher end ranges. Warmers can maintain food for up to 3 hours or refresh leftovers without dehydrating food.

Every month we publish a recommended list based on brands, relative value and rebates. This changes monthly depending on new product introductions, buying opportunities and rebates.

The difference between freestanding and slidein ranges is the position of the controls.  Slidein ranges have the controls in the front without the backguard, so you are able to see the backsplash.  Read Freestanding Vs Slidein ranges for more information

The Best Freestanding Ranges

frigidaire freestanding gas range DGGF3042KF bosch freestanding gas range HGS3053UC bosch freestanding gas range HGS5L53UC ge freestanding gas range PGB910SETSS kitchenaid freestanding gas range KGRS505XSS

Frigidaire DGGF3042KF

Bosch HGS3053UC

Bosch HGS5L53UC


KitchenAid KGRS505XSS

Frigidaire DGGF3042KF - $689 after $50 instant and $40 mail-in rebates

This Frigidaire freestanding range has 5 sealed burners with a 17K BTU power burner. The oven has the convection feature that will distribute the heat evenly for better baking.

Bosch HGS3053UC - $849 after $50 instant and $40 mail-in rebates

This is a basic Bosch freestanding range. It is self-cleaning with 5 sealed burners. The power burner for most of your cooking will be 14K BTU’s. Also has a storage drawer.

Bosch HGS5L53UC - $999 after $80 instant  and $40 mail-in rebates.

This Bosch range features 5 sealed burners with a power burner of 18K. The oven has a convection feature for more even heat distribution throughout the oven.  Bosch has an addition package rebate of 10-15% for multiple qualifying purchases

GE PGB910SETSS - $1,479 after $50 instant rebates.

This GE range has 5 sealed burners with the power burner at 17k BTU’s. The oven also has the convection feature.

KitchenAid KGRS505XSS - $1,939 after $40 in instant rebates.

This KitchenAid range is available as a 5 sealed burners with a 16K BTU power burner. The range actually has a double oven and is European Convection. European convection is a third heating element which will allows multi-rack cooking.  KitchenAid has the smaller oven on the top, and the larger oven below.  Its great for smaller ovens like pizza, but its a ton of stopping for turkey and other heavier items


The Best Slide-In Ranges

jennair slide in gas range JGS8850CDS kitchenaid slide in gas range KGSS907SSS electrolux slide in gas range EW30GS75KS frigidaire slide in gas range FFGS3025LS ge slide in gas range PGS908SEPSS

Jenn-Air JGS8850CDS

KitchenAid KGSS907SSS

Electrolux EW30GS75KS

Frigidaire FFGS3025LS


Jenn-Air JGS8850CDS - $1,699 after $400 mail-in rebates.

This Jenn Air range has 4 sealed burners with a power burner of 16K BTU’s. The oven has the convection feature that helps distribute the heat evenly throughout the oven. You also have a warming drawer to keep food warm up to three hours and can be used to reheat leftovers.

KitchenAid KGSS907SSS - $1,939 after $40 mail-in rebates.

This KitchenAid range features 4 sealed burners with a 15k btu power burner. The KitchenAid is also European convection which adds a third heating element for multi-rack baking and the warming drawer below.

Electrolux EW30GS75KS - $2,599 after $100 mail-in rebates.

This Electrolux range has five sealed burners with a 18K BTU power burner. The oven has the convection feature and warming drawer.  Electrolux has the most intuitive settings with such modes as "Perfect turkey", convection conversion and dehydrate among others

Frigidaire FFGS3025LS - $1,349

This Frigidaire range is available with 4 sealed burners with a 15K BTU power burner. Has a continuous grate for easy gliding between burners. This range has basic features with a storage drawer.

GE PGS908SEPSS - $1,549

This GE range features four sealed burners with a 15K BTU power burner. The oven has delay bake and self-cleaning feature.


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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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