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JennAir vs GE Profile Gas Slide-In Ranges (Reviews/Prices/Ratings)

April 26th, 2013 | 2 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

A slide-in range is made to slide in between existing kitchen cabinets. It is designed with the controls on the front of the oven, rather than on a back panel. They require a 30 inch wide cabinet opening, but are about 2 inches wider on the top surface so they overlap the counter top for no seams and easy cleaning. They also require a 2" filler of your counter top behind the range for a more aesthetic, customized look than a traditional freestanding range.

Silde-In vs Freestanding Ranges

slide-in range freestanding range

Slide-In Range

Freestanding Range

Slide-in ranges are a new trend in cooking and there are generally not as many choices as traditional free standing ranges, they can also be more expensive. Below I compare Jenn-Air and GE Profile slide-in gas ranges, these are two of the most recognized brands in the appliance industry.



Jenn-Air is the upscale division of the Whirlpool company. With a 300 million investment in Jenn-Air plus new lower prices, Jenn-Air is now a consideration in the premium and affordable luxury segments of the appliance business.

jennair gas slide in range JGS8860BDP jennair gas slidein range JGS8850CDS

JGS8860BDP - $2399 less $300 mail in rebate

JGS8850CDS - $2099 less $300 mail in rebate 

JGS8860BDP is a more professional style and the JGS8850CDS is a more modern appearance, but both have these exact same features.

  • Convection Oven: A fan inside the oven that circulates the air for even cooking and baking
  • Auto Convection Conversion: converts cook time and temperatures of a recipe to the appropriate convection settings
  • Warming Drawer: Located below the oven, keeps food warm and at a safe temperature until ready to be served
  • 4.5 cubic ft oven capacity: large capacity allows you to cook multiple items at once
  • 2 High Output burners: A 16K and 15K btu burner gives you high heat great for searing, frying or boiling water fast.
  • Sealed Burners: Easy to clean surface
  • Self-Cleaning Oven: Easy to maintain oven interior


GE Profile

GE Profile is the affordable luxury segment of the GE Appliance Group, which includes GE, Hotpoint, GE Cafe and GE Monogram.

ge profile slidein range PGS975SEPSS ge profile gas slidein range PGS968SEPSS ge profile gas slidein range PGS908SEPSS

PGS975SEPSS - $1849.99

PGS968SEPSS - $1849.99

PGS908SEPSS - $1549.99

All three ranges have a similar style, Both PGS975SEPSS & PGS968SEPSS have convection and the only difference is the 975 model has a stainless top compared to glass on the 968. The PGS908SEPSS does not have convection, but is similar in appearance to the 975.

  • Convection oven: A fan inside the oven that circulates the air for even cooking and baking. N/A on PGS908SEPSS
  • Auto Convection Conversion: Converts cook time and temperature of a recipe to the appropriate convection settings. n/a on PGS908SEPSS
  • 4.1 Cubic ft oven capacity: medium capacity allows you to cook multiple items at once
  • 1 High Output burner: the PGS975SEPSS has a 18k btu burner, the PGS968 & PGS908 have a 15k btu burner. Offers high heat for searing, frying or boiling water
  • Sealed Burners: easy to clean surface
  • Self-Cleaning oven: easy to maintain oven interior


Jenn-Air vs GE Profile Gas Slide-In Ranges

Both are decent brands with similar repair records (Jenn-Air is slightly better at 20% vs GE at 24% repair within the first year). Jenn-Air will also offer better package rebates more consistently than GE.

From a specification standpoint, Jenn-Air will offer two power units compared to one for GE Profile. The Jenn-Air unit will also offer a warming drawer, which can maintain food for up to three hours without dehydration.


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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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