Ah, the holidays, food, family get-together, and non-working range.
That holiday bird may be ready to go, but it has nowhere to go but the freezer when your stove doesn't work.
In this article, you will learn about the most reliable brands based on real service data, not surveys or lab tests, and the best brands based on service calls in homes like yours.
There is a lot to cover. Let's get started.
The Importance of Service
Thirty years ago, I was the service manager at Yale and had to deliver bad news about a stove not being repaired before a holiday.
Pro Tip: Self-clean your oven six weeks (about one and a half months) before a holiday. In case of problems, you will have them for the holidays.
I wasn't the most popular guy in the state.
Yale now has 35 service technicians on the road to rectify service problems and logged just under 40,000 service calls last year.
So, buying more reliable brands is the best way to have fewer of these situations.
As a side note, it also is an excellent idea because current supply chain issues affect parts more than appliances.
For gas ranges, I finally have some good news. They are all reliable, way below the average appliance service rate of 9.7%.
The Most Reliable Gas Ranges for 2023
The following service rates are based on at least 100 ranges sold and a total sample of over 1300.
Gas Range Reliability from January 2022 to December 2022
Gas ranges are known for their reliability, with an average service rate of only 8.5%, lower than the 9.7% average for all appliances.
While gas burners and ovens have not changed significantly, they have become hotter with more output. However, reliability has seen some changes from last year.
Adding more features to a range increases the need for service, but brands like GE Profile and LG are better considerations for a range with more features.
Even a Café Appliance range with six burners, two ovens, and a service rate of less than 9% is worth considering.
Overall, almost every brand is worth considering due to the basic nature of the technology used.
LG - 4.1%
LG Gas Range
LG Electronics takes the top spot for gas ranges, with a service rate of only 4.1%. This is an impressive feat, especially considering that LG does not rank as highly for induction ranges.
However, it is worth noting that LG manufactures more components for their gas ranges than any other manufacturer, which likely contributes to their reliability.
Additionally, LG improved their reliability from the previous year, making them the only brand to do so.
Café Appliances - 8.9%
Café Appliances Gas Range with a Griddle Stovetop Option
Café Appliances is a brand that consistently impresses with its innovative designs and features, and their gas ranges are no exception.
Despite offering double ovens, griddle burners, and many options, Café Appliances still maintains a service rate of less than 9%.
This is a testament to the brand's commitment to quality and reliability. Of course, more features often mean more service, but Café Appliances seems to have struck the perfect balance between functionality and dependability.
GE Profile - 9.8%
GE Profile Gas Range
GE Profile is another upscale brand within the GE umbrella. Once again, we only sell GE Profile. This is because we have found that GE Profile ranges offer the perfect balance of reliability, performance, and features.
They are also backed by excellent customer service, which is crucial when it comes to appliances.
With GE Profile, you can expect high-quality burners that offer precise temperature control, spacious ovens with convection capabilities, and elegant designs that will complement any kitchen décor.
How We Calculate Gas Range Reliability
Freestanding Gas Ranges at Yale Appliance in Hanover
At Yale Appliance, we take service seriously, with over 120,000 service calls in less than three years.
Our team of 35 service technicians handles 8-10 service calls daily, plus an additional 110 on Saturdays.
We calculate gas range reliability by dividing the number of products serviced by the number sold over a 12 month period.
For this article, we analyzed the number of gas ranges sold and serviced from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022, to determine the most reliable gas range brands for 2023.
Which Gas Range Should You Buy?
At Yale, we may be known for our high-end products, but our favorite brands are the ones that don't break down.
Regarding gas ranges, we recommend looking into LG and GE for their reliable performance and added features such as convection and high-output burners.
Plus, brands like LG, Café Appliances, and GE Profile offer nationwide service, which is a major plus if your local store doesn't provide it.
Consider service availability in your area, as service rates increase after a year of use.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Which Gas Range Brand Is Best?
When it comes to choosing the best gas range brand, it ultimately depends on your needs and preferences. If you're looking for a reliable and affordable option that still offers some great features, LG and GE are both excellent options to consider.
However, if you're interested in investing in a high-end model, brands like Wolf, Thermador, and Miele are known for their exceptional reliability and performance. These brands often come with more advanced features and technologies, such as dual fuel options, infrared grills, and customizable controls.
Ultimately, it's important to do your research and consider factors such as your budget, cooking style, and desired features before making a decision. With the right gas range, you can enjoy delicious, perfectly cooked meals for years to come.
Read More: Best Slide-In Gas Ranges
2. Are High-End Gas Ranges Worth It?
The decision of whether or not to invest in a high-end gas range ultimately depends on your cooking habits. If you require more output, options, and features, a high-end range may be worth considering. Plus, slide-in and front control ranges offer a sleeker and more modern look compared to freestanding versions.
3. How Long Do Gas Ranges Last?
The lifespan of a gas range is influenced by various factors, including the brand, frequency of use, and maintenance practices. While industry statistics suggest an average lifespan of 6-10 years, you can extend the life of your gas range by taking good care of the burners and ignitors and promptly repairing any issues that arise.
4. How Do I Choose a New Gas Range?
Choosing a gas range can be overwhelming with so many options available. However, it's essential to consider your cooking needs and habits to select the best range for you. While a basic four-burner model may suffice for some, others may require additional features like a griddle burner, convection cooking, a warming drawer, or even a second oven. It's crucial to assess which features you'll use the most and invest in those to get the most value out of your purchase.
Another critical decision to make is whether to opt for a slide-in or freestanding model. Slide-in ranges offer a sleek and modern look as they fit flush with surrounding countertops and cabinets. They also have front-mounted controls, making them easier to access and use. However, they tend to be more expensive and require professional installation.
On the other hand, freestanding ranges are the most common type of gas range and are designed to stand alone. They are more affordable and come in a variety of sizes and styles, making them suitable for any kitchen. They also offer more flexibility in terms of installation as they can be placed anywhere in the kitchen, as long as there is a gas line connection.
Ultimately, the best gas range for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences. Take the time to research and compare different models, read reviews, and consider your budget before making a decision. With proper care and maintenance, a gas range can last for many years and help you prepare delicious meals for your family and friends.
Read More: How to Buy a Gas Range
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