Electrolux vs. Samsung Slide-In Gas Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  September 20, 2018  |  3 Min. Read

Gas Cooking  |  Slide-In Ranges  |  Electrolux  |  Samsung

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Slide-ins and front control ranges look better in your kitchen. That is the only reason to buy one as they are more expensive than the equivalent freestanding unit.

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In this article, you will learn the differences between Samsung and Electrolux slide-in/front control ranges, their features, reliability and reason to buy either.

First, let’s define what a slide-in actually is and how it differs from a front control.

Freestanding vs. Front Control Ranges

These ranges may look the same, but the installation is very different.

A true slide-in range has no finished sides and is strictly designed to go between two cabinets. The cooktop on a true slide-in range is bigger than the rest of the range and will hangover each side of your counter top, including the back in some cases.  

This hangover not only is more custom looking, it also prevents any food/liquid from falling through the cracks between the range and countertop. 

Slide-ins are similar looking to front control ranges. You must be very careful when buying either. A front control installs like a freestanding range, but has the controls on the front versus back. 

You do not have the hangover, so food/liquid can spill over on the sides unlike the slide-in. Slide-ins need some minor cabinet work to fit into existing cabinets, whereas front controls do not.

Simple rule of thumb: Slide-ins are better for new construction whereas front control is better for replacing an existing range easily.

Samsung NX58H9500WS - $1,979

Samsung-NX58H9500WS

Features:

  • 5 Gas Burners 
    • Right Front: 18K BTU (Dual) 
    • Left Front: 15K BTU 
    • Right Rear: 5K BTU 
    • Left Rear: 9.5K BTU 
    • Center: 9.5K BTU (Oval) 
  • Intuitive Control Panel – Tilted panel with guiding light controls for ease of use.   
  • Large Oven capacity at 5.8 Cu. Ft.
  • True Convection – A built in fan with a heating element which is great for baking and broiling, distributing temperature throughout the cavity so your food cooks evenly.   
  • Self-Clean – A setting that uses high temperatures to clean the oven cavity.  
  • Temperature Probe – A meat thermometer that monitors the internal temperatures of your meats while cooking and will alert you when it reaches the desired internal temp. 
  • Warming Drawer – Designed to keep food warm for 2-3 hours without over cooking it.  

Samsung as a brand is more known for their electronics but is now the most widely sold brand in the United States.

This slide in range is one of the more popular pieces because of the built-in look it has being a true slide-in range. With a 5-burner top and a 5.8 cu. ft. capacity true convection oven it offers great versatility up top and an even temperature, high capacity oven. 

The temperature probe is a great feature for cooking meats. It alerts you when it gets to the set internal temperature, taking the thinking out if cooking. Just set it and forget it. 

Electrolux EI30GF45QS - $2,249

Electrolux-EI30GF45QS

Features:

  • 5 Gas Burners 
    • Right Front: 18K BTU (Dual) 
    • Left Front: 9.5K BTU 
    • Right Rear: 5K BTU 
    • Left Rear: 14.2K BTU 
    • Center: 10K BTU (Oval) 
  • Top Controls – Touch panel that faces upward with knob burner controls on either side.   
  • An Oven Capacity of 4.5 Cu. Ft. 
  • True Convection – A built in fan with a heating element which is great for baking and broiling, distributing temperature throughout the cavity so your food cooks evenly.   
  • Self-Clean – A setting that uses high temperatures to clean the oven cavity.  
  • Temperature Probe – A meat thermometer that monitors the internal temperatures of your meats while cooking and will alert you when it reaches the desired internal temp. 
  • Warming Drawer – designed to keep food warm for 2-3 hours without over cooking it.  

Electrolux is a Swedish company established in the 1920's starting with vacuums. Most of their appliances are manufactured in the U.S. this range included. 

This range is front control, not a slide-in range.

It also has the same style 5 burner configuration but a much smaller convection oven at a 4.5 cu. ft. capacity.  

Like Samsung, Electrolux has 5 burners, temperature probe and convection.

Electrolux vs. Samsung Reliability

 

Service Qty 

Shipped Qty 

Service Ratio 

Electrolux

100.00 % 

Bertazzoni 

100.00 % 

Dacor 

50.00 % 

Fisher & Paykel 

50.00 % 

BlueStar 

10 

20 

50.00 % 

Blomberg 

14 

32 

43.75 % 

Summitt 

40.00 % 

Jenn-Air 

138 

365 

37.81 % 

Bosch Benchmark 

14 

42 

33.33 % 

Frigidaire Professional 

20 

94 

21.28 % 

Bosch 

50 

313 

15.97 % 

KitchenAid 

53 

366 

14.48 % 

Frigidaire Gallery 

21 

193 

10.88 % 

Maytag 

46 

8.70 % 

Frigidaire 

16 

195 

8.21 % 

Premier 

41 

7.32 % 

LG 

31 

6.45 % 

Samsung 

23 

404 

5.69 % 

Whirlpool 

352 

2.56 % 

Amana 

80 

2.50 % 

Grand Total 

392 

2600 

15.08 % 

Electrolux vs. Samsung: Which Should You

Buy? 

From a feature standpoint, they are comparable products with similar features.

However, Samsung may be a better choice. The price will be considerably less expensive. You can also buy Samsung cheaply around promotional holidays like Presidents Day, Labor Day and Black Friday.

From a kitchen package standpoint, Samsung also has more selection for refrigerators, dishwashers and other ranges.

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