Now with more options to find the right products for you

0% FINANCING AVAILABLE

Click here to learn which measures Yale is taking to deal with the  Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Frigidaire Pro vs. LG Front Control Gas Ranges (Reviews/ratings/Prices)

Stan Pendrak  |  July 20, 2016  |  3 Min. Read

Frigidaire  |  LG Electronics  |  Front Control Ranges

Start finding answers in our Resource Center full of videos, buying guides, and checklists

Start Here

I love front control ranges. Let me explain why.

There are basically two types of slide-in ranges. First, is a traditional slide-in, which is installed on top of the countertop, shows no seams (has an overlap) and most importantly is very easy to clean.

yale framingham gas ranges

The second option is the new front control range, which has finished sides and no overlap. The front control does show the seams. It is a little more difficult to clean, because there is no overlap.

Front Control Range vs. Slide-In Range

Front Control Range vs. Slide-In Ranges

However, installation is a key factor in the front control range, as it will install just like the traditional 30” freestanding range, whereas a traditional slide-in typically needs additional customization for installation.

There are several advantages to front control ranges; they are aesthetically pleasing, you will be able to see the back splashes and custom tile work and not the controls and displays of a traditional freestanding range.

front control range installation

So, consider a new front control gas range for a fresh, new look without the added installation expense.

Let’s take a look at front control ranges and two companies that offer them, Frigidaire and LG.

Frigidaire

Frigidaire is an American brand that was founded in the early 1900’s, and is owned by the second largest appliance company in the world, Electrolux, which purchased Frigidaire in 1997. They are well known for the development and the engineering of the first self contained refrigerator in 1916.

Another important point to mention is that Frigidaire is one of our least serviced brands for repairs. Frigidaire was instrumental in the development of stainless steel finish (Smudge Proof), and now is one of the most popular trends in the appliance industry.

LG

LG is a multinational conglomerate in South Korea. They were formed in 1947 as a plastic company and by 1958 established Goldstar. After acquiring companies like Zenith and partnering with Phillips, they are now one of the largest consumer electronics manufacturers in the world.

LG was the first Korean company importing appliances into the United States, and at one time manufactured products for GE. They are known for stylish innovative appliances.

Here is a tip for buying LG: They always promote around holidays; you can usually buy it at a better price during promotional sales on President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4th and Black Friday.

Now, let’s compare the 30” front control ranges from Frigidaire Professional versus the LG series.

The Products

Frigidaire Pro 30'' Front Control Freestanding FPGH3077RF - $2,499

Frigidaire Pro 30'' Front Control Freestanding FPGH3077RF

Features:

  • 5.1 Cu. Ft Capacity oven with 5 gas burners
  • Single Fan Convection System 
  • Power-Plus 2-IN-1 Burner & Griddle 
  • Powerplus Preheat 
  • Temperature probe 
  • Smudge Proof Stainless steel
  • Convection Convert 
  • Dual Timers 
  • 2 Hour Self Clean 
  • Power Glide Racks
  • Storage Drawer 
  • Built With American Pride 
  • Burners – Right Front 18K BTU/ Right Rear 5K BTU/ Left Front 7.5K BTU/ Left Rear 12K BTU/ Center griddle 3K-12K BTU
  • Sabbath Mode

LG 30" Front Control Slide In Gas Range LSG4513ST - $1,499

LG 30" Front Control Slide In Gas Range LSG4513ST

Features:

  • 6.3 Cu. Ft Capacity oven 
  • 5 Burners
  • ProBake Convection – The heating element has been moved from the bottom of the oven to the back that allows for faster and more even cooking
  • UltraHeat Burner 
  • Oval Burner
  • Slide-In Design
  • Easy Clean Self Clean - A very quick 10 minute Easy clean also with standard  2-3 hour clean time
  • Griddle 
  • Warming Drawer 
  • Sabbath Mode
  • Burners – Right Front Dual 18.5k BTU/ Left Front 12K BTU/ Right Rear 5K BTU/ Left Rear 9.1K BTU/ Center Oval 10k BTU

Comparison

When considering the Frigidaire and LG, both are very similar. They are very powerful ranges with 18K and 18.5K power burners for the range top and they both come with a 5th burner. They both offer a convection system, however the LG is better as the heating element is in the back of the range.

Both have self-clean but LG does have a 10 minute self-clean feature, which I really like. LG also offers a very large oven capacity of 6.3 cu. ft. versus the Frigidaire with only a 5.1 cu. ft. 

However, Frigidaire offers several great aesthetic points to consider as it offers the cutting edge “smudge proof” stainless steel as well as the professional style handles.

From a features perspective, LG has an edge. Frigidaire has better package opportunities with other appliances if you need a new kitchen.

Reliability

Frigidaire is the most reliable gas range sold at Yale with a little over 4% service in the first year with 11% being average. LG is new to us, so we do not know just yet.

Parts and technical support are way better for Frigidaire, so your repair will be much faster with Frigidaire.

Additional Resources

Want more information on Gas Cooking? Read the Yale Gas Cooking Buying Guide with the latest features, specs and detailed brand profiles. Well over 165,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

View our gas cooking buying guide

Related Articles

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.

Stan Pendrak

Stan Pendrak is an Appliance Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance in Hanover. Stan has over 25 years of sales experience within the hospitality and appliance industry. Stan’s passion is to provide exceptional appliance sales and service solutions to everyone. In his spare time, Stan enjoys golfing and yoga.

Schedule a showroom visit with me

A Note About Pricing

Pricing on this blog is for reference only and may include time sensitive rebates. We make every attempt to provide accurate pricing at time of publishing. Please call the stores for most accurate price.

Suggested Articles