You do not have to buy a pro range for super hot burners anymore. Gas ranges are starting to perform more like professional ranges with at least one burner being super hot. You also have available features like griddle burners, warming drawers, or second ovens.
So if you haven't been in the market for a while, there is much more to consider than five years ago. It can be a bit confusing, but we will describe each unit and feature below. You can determine the right product for your kitchen.
We'll look at the best units to consider now with freestanding first and then slide-in ranges below. Of the 500 or so options, following are the 10 best gas ranges to consider. Thermador is the only brand not participating in this promotion on this list (but you do get a free dishwasher).
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Best Freestanding Gas Ranges
Pricing updated for December 2017
Samsung NX58K3310SS - $719
Stylish 5-burner, non-self-cleaning.
Whirlpool WFG525S0HS - $764
- Frozen Bake(TM) Technology
- SpeedHeat(TM) Burner
- Temperature Sensor
- Control Lock Mode
- 5.0 cu. ft. Capacity
- Hidden Bake Element
- Dishwasher-Safe Knobs
- Upswept SpillGuard(TM) Cooktop
- Sabbath Mode
- Star-K Certified
Samsung NX58H5600SS - $989
5-burner, self-cleaning, griddle, and wok burner. It has an 18,000 BTU burner as well. Great range for the money.
- Convection - Faster, More Even Cooking
- 5.8 cu. ft. Capacity - Lets You Prepare Multiple Dishes at Once
- Stovetop Griddle - Versatile Cooking with the Removable Stovetop Griddle
- Flexible Cooktop - Cook More, Faster on 5 Specialized Burners Simultaneously
Self-cleaning with large 5.0 cubic capacity along with two power burners of 15,000 BTU. The self-cleaning adjusts for different soil levels.
KitchenAid has the 5 burner configuration. Like Frigidaire and Samsung the power burner is 18,000. KitchenAid has convection conversion and the steam self-cleaning for faster cleaning at lower temperatures.
KitchenAid has convection conversion and two power burners at 17,000 and 15,000 BTU.
This beautiful gas double oven range produces flawless cooking results with Even-Heat True Convection. The unique bow-tie design and convection fan ensure the inside of the entire oven is heated to, and stays at, the perfect temperature. The oven is a combined 6.0 cu ft., providing a large capacity that's perfect for preparing multiple dishes at once. The cooktop has 5 burners ranging from 5,000 to 17,000 BTU, letting you go from a rolling boil to a delicate simmer.
Slide-ins allow you to see your backsplash and are a good way to improve the look of your kitchen inexpensively. Samsung has good style, 5 burners with an 18,000 BTU high-output burner.
5 burners with BTU's up to 18,000 and a pure convection oven are the highlights of this range. Bosch has good styling and whole package rebates of 10% when buying other Bosch appliances.
Jenn-Air's pro range includes 2 powerful 20,000 BTU burners, twin convection, self-cleaning, and a 7 inch LCD control screen along with convection conversion. It automatically converts your recipes to convection with a touch of a button. Free Jenn-Air dishwasher with purchase.
Thermador distinguishes itself with Star Burners. Each burner is 18,000 BTU and 2 burners can simmer at 200 BTU by far the lowest in the industry. It is pricey at $4,419, but their $1,200 dishwasher is free.
Slide-In vs. Freestanding Ranges vs. Front Control
Slide-ins are units with the controls on the face of the range rather than the backguard for a more streamlined appearance (read Slide-In vs Freestanding, it will pop up in another window).
There are two types of slide-ins, front control and traditional. Front control will fit in an in an existing space at 30 inch, but will have seams on either side.
A traditional slide-in will be more cleanable, because it's installed on the countertop, eliminating seams. However, it cannot replace a freestanding without some modification.
You will also see the custom tile and backsplashes without looking at oven controls like the freestanding units.
Best Slide-In Gas Ranges
This has 5 Burners with BTU's up to 18,0000 and a pure convection oven are the highlights of this range. Bosch has good styling and whole package rebates of 10% when buying other Bosch appliances.
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