Function over finesse with this bland GE range
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Function over finesse with this bland GE range

Ovens
Hey there. I'm Megan Wollerton for CNET Appliances. Standing here with GE's 30 inch freestanding electric range. Model number JB650SFSS. So this a pretty standard range from GE. It's taken a 5.3 cubic foot capacity. Four burners plus a warming burner in the middle and given it a stainless steel finish to make it seem a bit more premium, but really this is a really, really basic range. It costs $800, which is pretty low end. And it is not convection. So this oven is traditional cooking only. [INAUDIBLE] For just a 100 bucks more, so $900 you can get basically the exact same range from GE with convection. So if that's something you really want I would splurge and spend the extra 900 bucks. But if you're just looking for traditional baking, no frills, no fuss this is a good range. It didn't really fail any of our tests. It cooked good chicken, it broiled good burgers, everything was just. Fine, but that's the other thing, there is nothing really exciting or surprising, either good or bad, about this range. The knobs that control the burners are really intuitive and easy to use, but the touch pad was a bit trickier. You have to push the plus and minus buttons, which can be a little bit annoying. So while this isn't he most feature packed range, it will get the job done. Thank fo watching this review of GE's 30 inch Freestanding Electric Range JB650SSSS. Be sure to check out our other oven coverage on www.CNN.com. I'm Megan Wolverton for CNN Appliances. [MUSIC]

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