Ovens are a bit trickier to shop for than they used to be. Yes, you still have to answer the same basic questions as always:or electric; or nonconvection. But with double-oven ranges, newly ubiquitous induction technology, dual fuel and more, the conversation has changed from something fairly simple to something a bit more complex.
Fortunately, we've reviewed everything fromto . Scan through these 15 electric and induction models so you're prepared the next time you're gearing up to give your kitchen a large appliance update. And if you do fancy a gas range, we have just for you.
The $1,549 Electrolux EI30EF35JS delivers reliable performance. Unfortunately, it's expensive without offering many advanced features. It also has a large, disorganized touchpad display that's tricky to navigate.
The $899 Frigidaire Gallery doesn't have convection and its plasticky knobs don't feel very durable. Considering that you can find similar models for less, it's pretty difficult to recommend this low-value range.
Frigidaire's $1,599 FPEF3077QF has solid oven performance, but we didn't like its five-burner cooktop. Two of the burners are bridged so you can add a griddle to your stove equation. But the dual 1,800W burners cycle on and off at different times and for different durations, leading to uneven performance results.
One look at the $600 GE Artistry and it's clear that this is no ordinary range. Aside from its unique take on design, though, it actually is quite basic. There's no convection mode or any advanced features and you won't find a built-in timer on its display. Even so, it performed well and definitely changes the game on lower-priced range design expectations.
The $800 JB650SFSS by GE is a fine range that meets basic expectations, but never really stands out. It looks okay, it performs well and it's fairly easy to use. But it doesn't have a number pad, which makes setting temperatures a times a bit of a hassle and, like, it doesn't come with a convection cooking mode.
We weren't thrilled with the $3,200 induction PHS920SFSS's confusing display panel, but it still had solid performance results. It even managed to outperform Samsung's $3,699 NE58H9970WS induction model, one of our highest rated ranges to date.
Kenmore's $2,600 31313 is a free-standing range that's going for the built-in look. It comes with a powerful 3,200W burner that can boil a pot of water quite fast -- it's also a quick burger broiler and comes with a thermometer probe so you can cook meat to temperature. Sadly, it doesn't offer enough features to make its price worthwhile.
KitchenAid's $1,349 KERS303BSS has a large 6.2-cubic-foot oven, but it's really slow. Basically, you'll need to ignore the recommended times on your recipes and assume that it will take significantly longer than expected. If you're a laid-back cook, that might not bother you, but we found it pretty frustrating.
The $800 LRE30321ST is the least expensive electric range in LG's lineup. Like other base-level models, this one doesn't have a convection mode. At the same time, most brands' ranges start at a lower price point -- say around $600 -- so we still expected this model to have some more advanced features.
LG's $1,400 LRE3027ST Smart ThinQ electric range has a massive 6.3-cubic-foot oven, but hit-and-miss performance results. We were excited about its Smart ThinQ app integration, but it was very difficult to set up and was a challenge to use, ultimately adding little value overall.
The $1,600 Maytag Gemini MET8720DS is a five-burner range with a 2.5-cubic-foot top oven and a 4.2-cubic-foot bottom oven. We were a little underwhelmed by its plastic-looking design accents and the control panel wasn't especially responsive; it also delivered inconsistent performance results.
The $3,699 NE58H9970WS is the priciest range we've reviewed to date. That doesn't mean that it isn't a good value, though. This induction model can boil water faster than its electric range counterparts and it also boasts beautiful design, easy usability and and impressive list of features.
The $1,899 NE59J7850WS is Samsung's first-ever dual-door Flex Duo range. It has a lever that unhinges the upper oven compartment so you can check on your food without letting air escape from the bottom oven compartment. And, like the brand's other Flex Duo ranges, you can easily remove the accessory to transform it back into a large-capacity single oven.
At $2,299, the NE58F9710WS certainly isn't cheap. However, it does come with a Flex Duo divider so you can convert the 5.8-cubic-foot capacity oven into two separate cooking compartments. It also looks nice and has an intuitive touchscreen.
The $1,249 Whirlpool WFE720H0AS is a straightforward electric range. For the price, though, we expected a bit more from it. It does come with a convection cooking mode, but that's it as far as beyond-basic features go.