Best Slide-In Ranges of 2018

Angela Parkinson ·
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We've been evaluating the best slide-in ranges since 2013 and have compared well-regarded products from the best-known brands. We recommend the Samsung NE58F9710WS to anyone in the market. This slide-in range offers superior functionality in a beautiful design. It combines an easy-clean glass electric stovetop and a gas oven. A divider allows you to create two temperature zones, which basically gives you two ovens in one for cooking full meals at the same time.  

Best Overall
Samsung NE58F9710WS
This range has a sleek design that offers two ovens in one with its divider, and the glass cooktop offers five easy-to-clean burners that help you cook a lot of different things at the same time.
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Best for Entertaining
Whirlpool WEE745H0FS
Ovens don't vary that much in size, but if you often feed large gatherings it's worth getting as much space as you can. The Whirlpool WEE745H0FS is great for that with its 6.4 cubic feet.
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Best Gas Slide-In Range
Samsung NX58K9500WG/AA
Many home cooks prefer gas burners because they are more versatile and responsive than electric ranges. The Samsung NX58K9500WG/AA gives you five burners and a convection oven below for quick cooking.
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Best Overall

Samsung NE58F9710WS

The Samsung NE58F9710WS offers an ideal combination of features that will work well in any kitchen. If you don't have space for two ovens this is a great option.
There is a specially designed barrier that you can insert that allows you to have multiple things cooking at two different temperatures at the same time, essentially creating a double oven. This will be very handy for entertaining because you can cook different dishes simultaneously. A built-in probe makes it easier to monitor meats – you don't have to constantly open the oven door. The racks are designed to glide smoothly in and out so you can add seasoning or baste with little effort. One potential drawback with this appliance is the electric burners. Plenty of home cooks refuse to cook on anything other than gas, so the Samsung NE58F9710WS won't work for them. Glass cooktops like the one on this range are much easier to clean, though, and there are five burners rather than just the typical four so you have a lot of flexibility. Another drawback in some scenarios with this slide-in range is the size. This is a big oven with 5.8 cubic feet, but some products in our review have more internal space. However, it should be big enough for most families.
Pros
  • A built-in temperature probe makes it easy to monitor your meats without opening the door.
  • Smooth glass cooktops like this are easy to clean.
  • The barrier basically creates a double oven by creating two different temperature zones.
Cons
  • Many professional and home cooks prefer gas burners for their quick temperature changes.
  • There are ovens in our comparison with more square footage. Some users reported uneven and slow heating with this oven.
$1,569.99Amazon
Best for Entertaining

Whirlpool WEE745H0FS

The Whirlpool WEE745H0FS has truly impressive capacity. The large 6.4-cubic-foot interior might not be immediately noticeable, but if you entertain a lot or have a large family to feed on a regular basis, you are likely to benefit from all of that space.
There is just the one space, though, unlike some of the competing units that create two separate temperature zones with a specialized metal barrier. This oven uses just water and low temperatures for its self-cleaning feature. A more traditional, high-temperature cleaning cycle would be a nice option, especially considering since some users reported problems with the low-temperature cleaning setting. The convection feature will help you cook foods faster with a third heating element and a fan. Presets for popular frozen foods like pizzas, lasagna and chicken nuggets means you can skip preheating. There are five burners on the stovetop – two of them are considered high-powered. The controls are positioned on the front of the unit instead of above the cooktop at the back, and that gives it more of a built-in appearance, which is nice. The controls include convenient touch pads for setting the oven temperature. The smooth glass cooktop is easy to wipe down and the knobs are dishwasher safe.
Pros
  • A built-in temperature probe makes it easy to monitor your meats without opening the door.
  • Smooth glass cooktops like this are easy to clean.
  • The barrier basically creates a double oven by creating two different temperature zones.
Cons
  • Many professional and home cooks prefer gas burners for their quick temperature changes.
  • There are ovens in our comparison with more square footage.
  • Some users reported uneven and slow heating with this oven.
$1,299.00CJ
Best Gas Slide-In Range

Samsung NX58K9500WG/AA

Cooks love the way gas cooktops can change temperature so quickly and how they come on right away, without needing time to heat up. If you prefer a gas range the Samsung NX58K9500WG is a great choice.
There are five burners, including one long central burner that is ideal for the included griddle. The griddle is reversible so you can cook on a ribbed surface or just a basic flat surface. The LCD controls are sleek, easy to keep clean and user-friendly. The fact that they are located on the front rather than above the cooktop at the back gives it a more custom look, even though it is a slide-in range. A warming drawer below the oven helps maintain temperatures of the dishes that are ready while everything else is cooking. There are three temperature levels in the drawer to accommodate different types of foods. This oven offers the power of convection by employing a fan that will help food cook evenly and quickly. There are ovens in our comparison that have more cubic footage, but this is still one of the largest we reviewed. The black stainless steel of this model is attractive but might not fit into every style of kitchen.
Pros
  • A warming drawer is nice for keeping things serve-ready while you are waiting for other things to finish cooking.
  • An included griddle is great for making breakfast.
  • The LCD controls look great and are user-friendly.
Cons
  • Black stainless steel looks good to most consumers but might not fit in with every aesthetic.
  • This is a large oven but not as big as some we reviewed.
  • Gas cooktops are generally not as easy to clean as the smooth electric cooktops.
$1,699.00CJ

Why Trust Us?
We've spent more than 140 hours evaluating what makes a great slide-in range. We built a feature chart to help us compare the appliances side by side and rank the best ranges. 

How We Researched
We looked at amateur and professional reviews to help us decide which units to compare. We have watched instructional videos and scoured manuals to understand how the most important features work on these ranges. We also have contacted manufacturers to see how politely and quickly they respond to customers. 

How to Choose a Slide-In Range
Cooktop Features
Consider what types of features you need for your lifestyle as you look for your new slide-in range. Some folks value the easy cleaning of a smooth glass cooktop while others like the more responsive cooking power of gas, even if the grates are harder to clean. Burner sizes don't vary too widely, but keep an eye out for the especially big ones if you use oversized pots and pans.

Oven Capabilities
The size of an oven is not too noticeable in general, but if you have a large family or like to entertain big groups, you may want to look for the ones with the most cubic feet. It is also worth noticing whether they offer traditional or convection style cooking. Convection capabilities can save you some time.

Warranties & Support
Good customer support is important for any product, and one way to gauge the manufacturer's confidence in the workmanship is the length and type of warranty. Generally there is only parts and labor coverage for a year, but some companies cover the cooktop and other elements for longer. That can be a nice thing since you are likely to own the same slide-in range for a long time. 

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