Sweet steel styling and solid performance aren't quite enough to overcome the Frigidaire FPGF3077QF's confusing oven controls.
PHS920SFSS Induction range and convection oven is lovely to look at, and boasts a powerful cooktop, but it's held back by cumbersome controls and a lack of compelling extras.
The Samsung Gas Range with True Convection is a solid choice with more accessories and options than many comparably priced appliances.
The Electrolux EI30GF35JS is a fine choice, but there are models in the same price range with larger oven capacities, better performance and more sophisticated design elements.
If induction cooking, sturdy and attractive stainless steel construction, not to mention almost having two ovens in one is high on your wish list, the compact Samsung Slide-In Induction Chef Collection Range will satisfy. Otherwise you're better off with a less exorbitant induction or gas range.
Trying to decide between an electric or induction range? This handy slideshow should help narrow things down.
The Frigidaire FPEF3077QF electric freestanding range has good looks and a consistent oven, but the cooktop disappoints.
For $3,200, the GE Profile PHS920SFSS range flaunts handsome stainless-steel styling, advanced induction cooking and a powerful convection oven, but its membrane-style touch panel is far from intuitive.
The costly Frigidaire Gallery 30-Inch Electric Range may offer solid performance and handsome styling but lacks convection, making the less expensive yet evenly matched GE JB650SFSS a better buy.
Click through the gallery to take a tour of the $2,600 Kenmore Elite 41313 electric range.