"Don't fall for this glamorous GE range"
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Don't fall for this glamorous GE range
Hey guys, I'm Megan [UNKNOWN] for CNet appliances here with the GE Profile Slide-in Gas Range, model number PGS9020SEFSS.
So right off the bat you'll notice that this model looks a lot more premium then the mid price models we've been Reviewing recently.
The most obvious difference is it's front control panel that you see here.
I really like the way this touch pad looks.
But, it is really, really frustrating to use.
So, some of these buttons are really responsive.
Some of the other buttons actually have a weird delay that I can't quite explain.
So I might press the start button.
It will take one or two seconds to react and then it will start a cooking cycle.
I find this very, very annoying mostly because you can't tell if it's working properly half the time.
A lot of the models we've been testing in the 1,500 to 2,000 price range have advanced features like bread proof, dehydrate, defrost and favorite settings.
This one which costs Over $1,000 more than a lot of those models, doesn't have any of those options.
In fact, the only advanced feature it has is a thermometer probe with a related probe mode so that you can cook any meat to temperature.
And moving onto performance, it didn't do much better there either.
I boiled a bunch of water, I baked a ton of biscuits, I made a chicken, and I broiled a bunch of burgers.
And while some tested better than others, none of them exceeded expectations, but only did okay in the large burner boil test, even though it has a higher, even though it has a higher BTU rating.
Than the other models we've reviewed so far.
And as far as the small burner boil test goes, it actually did the worst out of any of the gas models yet.
So if you're looking for a model that looks nice but is more well rounded, I would suggest Samsung's NX58S 5700.
It's over $1000 less, and is a lot better.
Better in general.
Thanks so much for watching this review of GE's PGS920SEFSS, be sure to check out the rest of our large appliance coverage on CNET.com.
I'm Megan Woolerton for CNET appliances.
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