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KitchenAid gas range delivers solid performance, but it'll cost ya (pictures)

The KitchenAid KSGB900ESS is a beautiful appliance loaded with useful features and extras. But lackluster boil times and its price tag dull this range's appeal.

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Ashlee Clark Thompson

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The KitchenAid KSGB900ESS is a 30-inch slide-in gas range with a stainless steel finish.

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The KSGB900ESS has a streamlined control panel and continuous cast-iron grates over the five gas burners.

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The knobs on the KSBG900ESS have a little texture, which makes them easier to grip.

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The KSGB900ESS has a 6.5 cubic foot oven capacity, a huge bonus for the avid baker.

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There are 11 cooking modes on the KitchenAid KSGB900ESS.

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The baking drawer on the KSGB900ESS can bake, slow cook or keep food warm.

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This KitchenAid model comes with a steam tray that allows home cooks to add moisture to their baking.

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The KSGB900ESS's steam tray made for very moist muffins in the test kitchen.

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I baked the biscuits in the top two pictures on traditional mode, and I baked the biscuits in the bottom pictures on convection mode.

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The KitchenAid KSGB900ESS turned out a moist roast chicken.

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