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Jenn-Air Slide-In vs. Electrolux Gas Slide-In (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Chris Tavares  |  January 15, 2015  |  3 Min. Read

Jenn-Air  |  Slide-In Ranges  |  Electrolux

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Slide-ins differ from regular freestanding ranges by simply not having a backguard. However, in mid to high end construction, slide-ins have become the standard, because you can see your custom tiling without a 14 inch range backguard.

However, you walk into an appliance store with rows of freestanding ranges and only a few slide-ins. There are only a few and a select few are decent. Electrolux and Jenn-Air are two of the newest ranges with Jenn-Air finally being reintroduced in November 2014.

They are both large companies, but thats where the similarities end. Let’s look at both.

Jenn-Air

Jenn air is a brand owned by Whirlpool, the second largest appliance company in the industry. $300 million plus has been spent in reinvigorating the brand specifically with cooking after decades long malaise under Maytag ownership. Jenn-Air has had great packages and is active in both the luxury and affordable luxury niches.

Electrolux

Electrolux is the largest appliance company in the world. They are very big in Europe and have been known in the US under the subsidiary, Frigidaire. About 5 years ago, they developed a line for the US under the Electrolux name with modern styling and intuitive controls.

Let’s Compare

Jenn-Air

JGS1450DS - $2,999

JGS1450ds

  • 6.5 cu.ft.
  • 19,000 dual stacked burner
  • Brass burners
  • 5 sealed burners
  • Temperature Probe
  • Aluminum Die cast Griddle(included)
  • Baking drawer
  • True convection
  • Telescopic Glide rack
  • Soft Close Oven door
  • DuraFinish

Jenn air just introduced their new slide in ranges with much improved features. They’ve added a fifth elongated griddle burner which is great for pancakes and grilled cheese.

The soft close door is a great feature so you wouldn’t have to worry about slamming the door whenever you close it.

The 19,000 and 15,000 BTU burners are similar to a professional range allowing you to cook soups, stews and lobster pots very quickly. This model can also replace a freestanding range with cabinet modification. The Durafinish reduces the staining on the cooking surface.

The oven size is the largest in the industry at 6.6 cubic foot or 20-30% larger than the average range. Underneath the main oven is a secondary oven, so you will have plenty of room for cooking.

Electrolux

EW30GS75KS - $ 2,709

EW30GS75KS

  • 5 Sealed Burners
  • Warming Drawer
  • 4.2 Cu.ft. Oven Capacity
  • Cobalt Blue interior
  • Griddle Burner
  • Temperature Probe
  • 18,000 BTU burner
  • Wave touch control
  • True convection
  • Perfect Turkey Button
  • Luxury Glide racks

Electrolux offers really great oven functionality. You do not have to guess as it prompts you through many types of cooking programs. You have a perfect turkey button as well as several different modes for proofing or raising breads as well as a dihydrate button for fruits.

Like Jenn-air, Electrolux has a five burners and maximum power is 18,000 BTU, which is more powerful than most professional ranges.

Which do you choose?

There is no easy answer. I really like the controls and functionality of Electrolux. If you are new to cooking or like to cook with a full array of options, then Electrolux may be your best option.

Jenn-Air’s new range is impressive. It is almost two cubic feet or 33% larger than the Electrolux.  It also has oven capability in the drawer whereas the Electrolux just has a warmer.

If you currently have a freestanding range (stove with a back) then Jenn-Air can fit without cabinet modification.

So it really depends on what you value. Size of oven versus your ability to cook intuitively.

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Chris Tavares

Chris Tavares is an Appliance Sales Associate at Yale Appliance and has been with Yale for over 10 years. When not helping clients, Chris is a huge Patriots fan and enjoys cooking.

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