Most Powerful Freestanding Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  November 12, 2013  |  3 Min. Read

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ge most powerful gas freestanding range PGB950SEFSS gas burnerA freestanding range is owned by 90 percent of the American range buying population. Many freestanding ranges have a backguard containing the cooktop and oven controls.

This article will address the most powerful free standing gas ranges in the appliance industry. The power of gas ranges is measured in British thermal units, more commonly referred to as BTUs. This unit measures the amount of heat for the surface burners.

Ten years ago, the average burner power was 10,000 to 12,000 BTUs on the high end, but now they are far stronger. You do not need a professional range for high output burners anymore.

Slide-In vs. Freestanding

This is a frequently asked question. Slide-ins have the controls on the front. They also sit on top of the countertops to eliminate seams, so liquid, grease and food cannot drip between the range and the cabinet. Freestanding is less pricey for the similar features.

The Most Powerful Freestanding Gas Ranges

frigidaire most powerful gas freestanding range FPGF3081KF5. Frigidaire FPGF3081KF - $1169.99

Frigidaire is a brand owned by the Electrolux Corporation, the second largest manufacturer of household appliances in the world. Frigidaire is known to be a reliable brand at affordable luxury prices. For those who do not enjoy cleaning fingerprints off stainless steel, many Frigidaire products come in a smudge proof stainless steel finish.

Total Power: 56,500 BTU

Power Burner: 17,000 BTU

  • Freestanding gas range with 5 sealed burners including a long griddle burner to accommodate griddle pans and skillets
  • Dual stacked burner allows you to go from a sear to a simmer on the same burner
  • 5.0 cubic ft self-cleaning convection oven
  • Split oven rack system can fit a tall turkey and side dishes at the same time, especially convenient around the holidays
  • Intuitive cooking modes take the guesswork out of cooking common meals such as “chicken nuggets” and “pizza”
  • Warming drawer keeps your food warm until you are ready to eat, great for busy families or long dinner parties

kitchenaid most powerful gas freestanding range KGRS308BSS4. KitchenAid KGRS308BSS - $1549

KitchenAid products are produced by the Whirlpool Corporation, the largest producer of household appliances in the world. This corporation also owns the Jenn-Air, Maytag, Whirlpool, and Amana brands. KitchenAid produces reliable products in all appliance categories with intuitive controls.

Total Power: 55,500 BTU

Power Burner: 18,000 BTU

  • Freestanding gas range with 5 sealed burners
  • 5.8 cubic ft self-cleaning convection oven
  • Split oven rack system can fit a tall turkey and side dishes at the same time, especially convenient around the holidays
  • Roll out extension oven rack convenient for moving heavy dishes in and out of the oven
  • Warming drawer keeps your food warm until you are ready to eat, great for busy families or long dinner parties

electrolux most powerful gas freestanding range EW30GF65GS3. Electrolux EW30GF65GS - $2379.99

Electrolux is a European brand best known for producing high quality products with innovative technological features at an affordable price. Electrolux is the second largest manufacturer of household appliances in the world. Electrolux also owns Frigidaire, a well-known brand in the US market. Electrolux is widely known for its laundry and vacuum cleaners, but produces high quality cooking products and refrigeration as well.

Total Power: 56,000 BTU

Power Burner: 18,000 BTU

Features:

  • Freestanding gas range with 5 sealed burners
  • Dual stacked burner allows you to go from an 18K BTU sear to a 450 BTU simmer on the same burner
  • 5.1 cubic ft self-cleaning convection oven with cobalt blue interior
  • Telescopic oven rack makes it easy to transport heavy dishes in and out of the oven
  • Convection conversion feature takes the guesswork out of translating old recipes to convection
  • Intuitive cooking modes take the guesswork out of cooking meals such as “perfect turkey”
  • Warming drawer keeps your food warm until you are ready to eat, great for busy families or long dinner parties

samsung most powerful gas freestanding range FX710BGS2. Samsung FX710BGS - $1579.99

Samsung is the largest South Korean conglomerate corporation. The company has played a major role in South Korean economic development, politics, media and culture. In the United States, Samsung is widely associated with Samsung Electronics cell phones, computers, and televisions. Appliances are a very small part of Samsung’s overall portfolio. Samsung is widely known for producing full size laundry and refrigeration and strives to incorporate technological features into their products.

Total Power: 57,000 BTU

Power Burner: 18,000 BTU

Features:

  • Freestanding gas range with 5 sealed burners
  • Dual stacked burner allows you to go from an 18K BTU sear to a low simmer on the same burner
  • 5.8 cubic ft self-cleaning convection oven
  • Split oven racks make it possible to cook multiple dishes simultaneously including tall items, very useful around the holidays
  • Warming drawer keeps your food warm until you are ready to eat, great for busy families or long dinner parties

ge most powerful gas freestanding range PGB950SEFSS1. GE Profile PGB950SEFSS - $2497

Total Power: 54,500

Power Burner: 19,000

General Electric is one of the world’s largest multinational conglomerate corporations specializing in a wide variety of sectors such as finance and power generation. Although General Electric is one of the most well-known household appliance brands in the American market their household appliance sector is a relatively small part of their total business with a particular emphasis towards builders, not homeowners.

To be completely transparent we do not carry any General Electric products.

Features:

  • Freestanding gas range with 4 sealed burners and reversible cast iron griddle/grill
  • Tri-ring burner is essentially three burners in one for maximum flexibility
  • Middle griddle burner able to accommodate large griddles and skillets
  • 6.8 cubic ft total self-cleaning convection double ovens
  • Rolling racks make it easy to move heavy dishes in and out of the oven
  • Warming drawer keeps your food warm until you are ready to eat, great for busy families or long dinner parties

Which Would I Buy?

Since the total power and power burner output do not vary drastically between ranges my decision comes down to features, price point, and service reliability. I would most likely consider the Electrolux, KitchenAid and Frigidaire ranges. These three brands typically promote good package deals and they produce reliable products in all categories.

Although the GE and Samsung ranges have slightly greater power, they would not be my first choice. At Yale, we promote brands with the best service relationships. If there is an issue, we want quick turnaround of parts along with technical support. This is unique in the industry, but we have 19 technicians fixing products 6 days a week. It is crucial to us. Although GE and Samsung manufacture great products they have not prioritized servicing products as quickly and conveniently as other brands.

I like the Electrolux range because it offers many high-end features and user-friendly settings such as the telescopic glide racks and the convection conversion feature. As someone who grew up in the technology age I really like technological features such as proof, dehydrate and the Perfect Turkey button.

KitchenAid typically runs great promotions as well. I like the KitchenAid range because it comes at a lower price than many of the other models and has many of the same features such as convection, a warming drawer, and one of the largest capacity ovens.

If I were to start a family I would definitely consider the Frigidaire range. Frigidaire produces reliable products at an affordable price point. It has the central griddle burner which is great for making pancakes and grilled cheese. It has a warming drawer which is convenient for busy families. Many Frigidaire products also come with a smudge-proof stainless steel so you can achieve the stainless look without having to clean fingerprints off the appliances.

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WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST US?

A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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