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Top 6 Best Gas Slide-In Ranges for 2020 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  May 11, 2020  |  3 Min. Read

Gas Cooking  |  Slide-In Ranges

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Slide-in ranges look better in your kitchen.

That is the only reason to buy one. You can see your backsplash without looking at a backguard like this.

As I have said throughout this blog, slide-ins and counter depth refrigerators are cost-effective ways to improve the look of your kitchen  without spending a ton of money on renovation.

In this article, you will learn the best gas slide-in models, features, and brands to consider. I will show you what they have in common plus their unique features.

You will also see reliability statistics from real data. In the last three years, we have logged over 100,000 service calls.

Many reviewers talk about reliability and ranges being "sturdier" or being "top performers". You will see statistics showing the opposite is often true.

With the industry's often apathetic posture to service, reliability is an issue you want to understand at the beginning of your purchase.

Let's get started. 

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Everything You Need To Know About Choosing A Slide-In Range

slide-in-and-front-control-range-displaySlide-In and Front Control Range Learning Center at Yale Appliance in Hanover

 

First, let's look at the difference between slide-ins and front control ranges. They look almost the same. Most slide-ins are, in fact, front control.

You have to know the difference between slide-in and front control ranges to install one correctly.

What's The Difference Between Slide-In And Front Control Ranges?

Freestanding Vs. Slide-In Vs. Front Control Ranges

While front control and slide-ins both require a 30-inch cabinet opening, slide-in models are built-in with unfinished sides.

Slide-In Ranges

Slide-In ranges overlap your countertop by 2 inches, unlike a front control range.

One of the main benefits of the overlap is cleanability. Food and crumbs can't drip down the sides like it can with a front control or freestanding range.

Also, when you push a slide-in range all the way back, there is about a 2-inch space behind the range.

You fill this with countertop material to complete the more customized look.

Popular Slide-In Range Manufacturers:

  1. Samsung
  2. Bosch
  3. Frigidaire (Frigidaire has both)

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Front Control Ranges

Although it does have the same opening as a slide-in, front controls do not overlap the countertop like a slide-in.

It can replace an existing freestanding stove. You can also place a front control at the end of your kitchen because it does have finished sides, unlike the slide-in.

However, it is harder to clean with the seams or spaces on either side like a freestanding range.

Popular Front Control Range Manufacturers:

  1. KitchenAid
  2. Maytag
  3. Jenn-Air
  4. Whirlpool
  5. LG
  6. GE Appliance
  7. Electrolux

All professional ranges.

You may want to consider a slide-in in new construction for cleanability. Front control is better for replacing an existing stove because you do not have to modify your countertop.

Gas Range Reliability

We have 35 techs performing service calls. Last year, they logged 35,256 service calls alone.

Following are the results:

Most Reliable Gas Ranges for 2020 

  Service Qty Shipped Qty Service Ratio
Bosch Benchmark 13 25 52.00%
Jenn-Air 109 323 33.75%
Blomberg 6 18 33.33%
Fisher & Paykel  2 8 25.00%
KitchenAid 55 237 23.21%
Café Appliances 6 41 14.63%
LG Electronics 3 24 12.50%
Bosch Appliances 29 233 12.45%
Whirlpool  22 197 11.17%
Premier 2 24 8.33%
Samsung 76 1170 6.50%
GE Profile 2 71 2.82%
Grand Total 352 2450 14.37%

GE Profile looks good, but we just started selling the line in March of 2019. That's only about a year of data. Still, it's pretty good.

The most reliable for gas ranges is Samsung at 6.5%.

Samsung is the most reliable brand we sell for upscale, affordable luxury appliances. Whirlpool is the best for more basic appliances.

Unfortunately, as many people have commented, Samsung does not have the support infrastructure when there is a problem.

The same could be said for almost every brand. You should check the service in your area before you buy any appliance.

You should also check Google, Yelp, and Better Business Bureau (BBB) for reviews and responses.

Taking a salesperson's advice without looking at stats and reviews is always a bad idea.

Features

High Output Burners

samsung-gas-slide-in-rangeSamsung Gas Slide-In Range on Display at Yale Appliance in Hanover

 

At one time, a 14,000 BTU burner was considered powerful. (BTU is British Thermal Unit -a measure of heat output). Some pro ranges top off at 15,000 BTU.

Every gas slide-in on this list has two power burners of 15,000 BTU or more (Beko is an exception with one power burner).

Samsung has the hottest single burner at 22,000 BTU on their better model while Café Appliance has a 21,000 BTU burner.

You can boil and cook fast on all of these ranges.

Convection

Twin-ConvectionTwin Convection Fans 

 

Convection used to be a higher-priced option as well. All of these choices have convection.

If you like to bake, convection is a fan-forced heat for more even temperatures.

Griddles

jennair-48-inch-range-chrome-infused-griddle-JDRP548WPJenn-Air Gas Range Griddle 

 

Every unit has a fifth oblong-shaped burner for more even heat to use with a griddle. A couple of choices have six burners.

Oven Capacity

Samsung Flex Dual-1

Samsung Gas Slide-In Range with Flex Duo Double Oven

 

Most reviewers include capacity and design, but they are basically the same. KitchenAid and JennAir are technically the largest, but they cut down the drawer underneath almost completely.

Stoves and appliances, in general, follow the same cabinet dimension of 35 inches high 30 wide 24 depth. That dictates the internal capacity.

That said, if you want more capacity, look at KitchenAid and JennAir.

Now let's look at some ranges.

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Best Gas Slide-In Ranges For 2020 

Most Affordable: Samsung Slide-In Gas Range NX58H9500WS - $1,979

Samsung NX58H9500WS

Features:

  • Slide-in Design - Get a Sleek, Built-in New Look for your Kitchen
  • 5.8 cu. ft. Large Capacity - Allows You to Cook Multiple Dishes at Once
  • Flexible Cooktop - Cook on 5 Specialized Burners Simultaneously
  • True Convection - Faster, More Even Cooking

Review:

Affordable doesn't mean cheap in terms of features.

This range checks almost all the boxes with two power burners, convection, and a clean, modern look for a competitive price.

You can buy it even cheaper during promotions.

Pro Tip: The time to buy an appliance is Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Tax-Free Weekend, and Black Friday.

You may see less promotional activity in 2020 because COVID has affected supply, unlike previous recessions. There are fewer products now available.

Best with a Kitchen Packages: Beko Gas Slide-In Range SLGR30530SS - $2,099

Beko SLGR30530SS

Features:

  • 5.7 cu. ft.
  • 5 burners with 18,000 BTU burner
  • Warmer Drawer
  • Digital LED Multifunction Display
  • Stainless Steel

Review:

Beko is a huge Turkish appliance manufacturer. They have a nice story of sustainability and Green engineering in their products.

This range is stylish. However, it is not as powerful as the others with an 18,000 BTU and 12,500 BTU as their max burners.

This range in a $5,000 package with a counter depth refrigerator, stainless dishwasher, and over-the-range microwave is inexpensive and should be considered.

Best Double Oven: Samsung Gas Slide-In Range NX58K9850SS - $2,399

Samsung-NX58K9850SS

Features:

  • Flex Duo with Dual Door - Ultimate cooking flexibility
  • Blue LED Illuminated Knobs - Visually lets you know if your cooktop is on

Review:

The FlexDuo is the most well-conceived oven on the market today. You have two ovens. Both ovens are convection.

Unlike every other double oven, you can slide out or "flex" the middle divider to have one large twin convection oven.

As previously mentioned, the top is also powerful, with a 22,000 BTU burner as well as 15,000.

Largest Slide-In/Front Control Oven  KitchenAid Gas Slide-In Range KSGG700ESS - $2,069

KitchenAid KSGG700ESS

Features:

  • Even-Heat(TM) True Convection
  • Steam Rack
  • 5.8 Cu Ft. Oven Capacity
  • 5 Burners (5k, 8k, 9.2k, 15k, and 17k)
  • EasyConvect(TM) Conversion
  • FIT Guarantee
  • Aqualift(R)
  • Storage Drawer
  • Glass Touch Controls
  • Continuous Interlocking Grates
  • Side Trim Accessory Kit

JennAir Gas Front Control Range JGS1450FP - $2,699

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Features:

  • DuraFinish™ Protection
  • 19,000-BTU Dual- Stacked PowerBurner
  • Baking Drawer
  • True Convection
  • Telescoping Glide Rack
  • Brass Burners
  • Aqualift® Self-Cleaning Technology

Review:

KitchenAid and JennAir are the same range and are subsidiaries of Whirlpool.

They have good output. JennAir is a bit better at a 19,000 BTU instead of the 17,000 BTU burner, and it also has a baking drawer below.

It's a small drawer because the oven is so huge.

Best for Wi-Fi Connectivity and Color Options: Café Appliances Gas Slide-In Range CGS700P2MS1 - $2,789

GE CAFÉ Range

Features:

  • True Convection
  • Storage drawer
  • Slide-In
  • 6 burners

Review:

I could say any Café Appliance range is best for it's smart capabilities and color options. They have a number of colors and handle accessories to customize your range. The handles are black, bronze, and copper. Try the white and copper; it looks great.

Café Appliances as a company has made Smart functionality a priority. Most of their products are Smart compatible.

Many appliances have smart capabilities and can be controlled through an app on your phone.

Café Appliances is also compatible with voice attendants like Alexa and Google Assistant.

As for the oven, it has the largest total capacity at seven cubic feet spread over 2 ovens.

Lastly, their ranges have six burners. The question is, does that fit six pots on a 30-inch range?

Key Takeaways

Cafe-Appliances-Slide-In-Range-in-White-and-CopperCafé Appliances in Matte White Featuring Gas Slide-In Range at Yale Appliance in Hanover

 

First, understand the difference between front control and slide-in.

You do not want to have to "notch" (the industry term for cutting) your counters to fit a slide-in range.

Cutting counters, especially granite, is dicey. No delivery company in the world will cut granite when delivering.

After that, picking out your new range depends on features and upgrades to a certain extent.

You should also be aware of who can fix that double oven gas range. Finding out on November 24th is probably not a good idea.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why Are Slide-In Ranges More Expensive Than A Regular Gas Range?

There is no rational reason why one is so substantially more. Economics may play a role. Manufacturers produce millions of regular $799 ranges, so there is some scale and less cost to produce.

Slide-ins are made less, so the cost would be higher based on pure economic theory.

2. Can You Place A Slide-in At The End Of A Counter?

No. Slide-ins have unfinished sides. However, you can with a front control range because the sides of that range are finished.

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3. Can You Replace An Existing Freestanding Slide-In Gas Range?

It depends on the range. You can replace a regular range with a front control without modifying your counters. That's easy.

You can replace a slide-in with a slide-in. Just check the cut-outs first on slide-ins first.

If you have your heart set on a slide-in, then a few stores (including ours) do have countertop specialists on staff and can cut to fit any slide-in or specialty range.

By the way, all gas ranges are plugged into 110 volts for the igniter. You would have to change your electrical for dual fuel (gas over electric) or electric ranges.

Additional Resources

Want to learn more about the latest gas ranges and technology? Read the Yale Gas Range Buying Guide with features, specs and detailed profiles of every major brand. Well over 800,000 people have downloaded a Yale Guide.

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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.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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.

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