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See the outstanding features of six gas ovens (pictures)

We got down and dirty testing a group of six gas ranges. Here's a look at what we thought were their standout features and abilities.

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This touch panel makes sense

The uncluttered touch panel on the Electrolux EI30GF35JS is easy to operate.

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Super-sturdy burner knobs

The Electrolux EI30GF35JS sports some very impressive and sturdy front-mounted burner knobs.

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The power to boil and sear quickly

We certainly liked the KitchenAid KGRS306BSS' ability to both boil water and broil burgers quickly.

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Clean not complicated controls

Though its overall design isn't the flashiest we've seen, the KitchenAid KGRS306BSS gas range flaunts a clean and uncomplicated touch panel.

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One tasty roast chicken

The KitchenAid KGRS306BSS proved particularly adept at roasting chicken. The skin was very crisp and flavorful, and the meat was not overdone.

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It's always burger time

We were surprised by how quickly the KitchenAid KGRS306BSS broiled burgers.

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A nice oval burner

At the center of the LG LRG3085ST's five-burner cooktop is an oval burner made to heat its bundled cast-iron griddle pan.

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Griddle it up

Here's a close-up look at the LG LRG3085ST's included griddle pan.

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Yummy pork loin

Using the LG LRG3085ST's convection oven to roast a tasty pork loin was deliciously successful.

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All types of accessories

The LG LSRG309ST comes with a long list of physical accessories including a griddle pan, bright blue broiler pan and an oddly shaped oven rack of unclear use.

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Stainless steel all over

For less than many ovens built by its competitors, the Samsung NX58F5700 has premium good looks and is clad all over in fancy stainless steel.

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This wok ring is for you

As part of the NX58F5700 deal, Samsung throws in a handy wok ring accessory.

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A stunning metal touch panel

The Samsung NX58F5700's control panel takes the interesting approach of using metal to house its touch-sensitive buttons.

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Finger-licking-good roast chicken

While roast chicken results didn't quite match what we've seen from KitchenAid and Dacor, what the Samsung NX58F5700 cooked was still very tasty.

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Stunning slide-in style

The most compelling aspect of the Whirlpool WEG730H0DS gas stove is its striking slide-in design and handsome front-mounted controls.

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Bake frozen food faster

We also liked the Whirlpool WEG730H0DS' Frozen Bake function, which worked well on frozen pizza.

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