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Most Reliable Freestanding Gas Ranges for 2022

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The Most Reliable Freestanding Gas Range Brands for 2022 are: 

1. Whirlpool - 2.5%

2. GE Appliances - 4.4%

3. LG - 4.4%

4. Samsung - 4.5%

5. GE Profile - 7.6%

Ah, the holidays, the food, your family get-together, and your 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. You will learn all about the best brands based on service calls in homes like yours. There is a lot to cover. Let's get started.

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. I wasn't the most popular guy in the state.

Although Yale now has 35 service technicians on the road to rectify service problems and logging over 48,000 service calls last year, buying more reliable brands is the best way for you to have fewer of these situations.

As a side note, buying a reliable appliance 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 9.5% service rate for appliances.

Let's look at the methodology.

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How We Calculate Gas Range Reliability

freestaning-gas-ranges-at-yale-appliance-in-hanoverFreestanding gas Ranges at ale Appliance in Hanover

 

We logged 48,392 service calls last year alone and over 120,000 in less than three years. We have 35 service technicians performing 8-10 service calls every day, with another 110 or so on Saturday.

Our methodology is simple. We calculate gas range reliability by dividing the products we serviced by the products we sold.

For this article, we looked at the number of gas ranges sold and serviced from December 1, 2020, to October 31, 2021. The following service rates are based on a minimum of 40 ranges sold and a total sample of over 1000 ranges. 

Freestanding Gas Range Reliability from December 2020 to October 2021
  Service Rate
Whirlpool 2.5%
GE Appliances 4.4%
LG Electronics 4.4%
Samsung 4.5%
GE Profile 7.6%
KitchenAid 8.9%
Beko Appliance 12.9%
JennAir 15.4%
Fisher & Paykel 17.7%
Grand Total 6.4%

Gas ranges are less than appliances at 6.4% compared to 9.5% for all categories. Gas burners and ovens haven't changed all that much over the years. Burners have become hotter with more output, but that is the only real change.

Most Reliable Freestanding Gas Ranges for 2022

Almost every brand is worth considering because it's pretty basic technology. However, they tend to need more service as you add features.

Whirlpool may be the most reliable, but the same range with additional features will require more service, such as KitchenAid and JennAir ranges. The same can be said about GE and GE Profile ranges.

GE Profile and LG have more sophisticated ranges than Whirlpool. They are a better consideration if you are considering a range with more features. Even a Café Appliance range with six burners, two ovens, and a less than 9% service rate is worth considering.

Although I will be bashed for this again, Samsung has to be considered reliable. Samsung has been a lightning rod for criticism on this blog and the internet. However, as their many detractors point out, their service is lacking in many country areas.

If Samsung does not have service in your area, consider another brand. Their service is that bad, as others have commented. They don't have any service technicians and have exploded in growth to be the most widely sold brand in the US.

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Which Gas Range Should You Buy?

samsung-freestanding-range-with-an-over-the-range-microwaveSamsung Freestanding Gas Range at Yale Appliance in Hanover

 

Everyone equates us with high-end products, but anything that doesn't break becomes our favorite brand.

The GE and LG brands are the most interesting because they have good reliability and more features like convection and higher output burners than a basic Whirlpool range.

Samsung is another good brand depending on your tolerance for a poor service experience. Almost every range is reliable on this list.

Whirlpool and GE should be a consideration because they have service nationwide.

It's a reasonable consideration if your store doesn't offer service. Most appliance stores do not. Remember, service rates increase after one year of use, so make sure any brand you consider has service in your area.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications such as the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

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