Updated February 17, 2021 by Christopher Thomas

The 7 Best Gas Ranges

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in November of 2018. There's a large number of powerful and reliable ranges on the market, in both slide-in and freestanding designs, with varying oven sizes, numbers of burners, and heat output. Design-conscious homeowners and dedicated chefs will appreciate these models' professional-grade appearance, durable materials, and high-quality craftsmanship, though advanced features do come at a premium. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

3. Thor LRG3001U

Editor's Notes

February 11, 2021:

There have been plenty of refinements made to most range lines, and the Frigidaire Gallery 3054US and Frigidaire Gallery G3060AF are among the top choices today. For something a little more commercial-grade, the Thor LRG3001U is a good choice, and the NXR SC3611 is even beefier, offering more BTUs than most others. The GE PGS930 is one of their top models, and if you can afford it, it's hard to beat, while the GE JGBS62REKSS is not terribly expensive, although it doesn't have a convection fan.

We also want to advise caution when looking at some seemingly popular brands out there. In particular, Samsung is notorious for inconsistent quality control and generally disappointing build quality, despite their on-paper appeal. If you decide to look for an LG range, you'll also want to be certain to do your due diligence, as not all of their models last as long as they look or feel like they should.

November 21, 2018:

It's hard to judge each individual model's reliability, but there are a bunch of technicians across the country logging how many times they repair each different brand, so we focused on some of the more reliable lines from LG, GE, and Frigidaire. The Samsung model is wildly popular, and somewhat newly so — while there are some reports of poor craftsmanship, some professionals claim that's simply due to the massive number of units it's sold. The Cosmo is an interesting and inexpensive way to add a sleek, pro-grade appliance, although it's a much lesser-known brand. And if all you need is the range part (no oven necessary), the Thor cooktop is one of the best values.

4. NXR SC3611

5. GE PGS930

6. GE JGBS62REKSS

7. Summit RG244WS


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on February 17, 2021 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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