Best Ovens - The Best Ranges for Your Kitchen (or Family) Size
We have invested hundreds of hours of research into finding the very best cooktops, ovens and ranges, including electric ranges, electric cooktops, electric wall double ovens, slide-in ranges, gas ranges, gas cooktops, induction cooktops and double oven ranges. We interviewed experts in the appliance industry, pored over professional and user reviews, and scoured product specifications. As we researched, we scored products based on their cooking and safety features, capabilities, warranties, and other valuable product-specific features. We recommend the winning product in each category as the best one for most people and budgets, though it is worth reading all our reviews to find the right model for your needs.
Best Electric Range
With a sleek ceramic glass cooktop, powerful dual and triple expandable burners and a 6.1-cubic-foot oven, this Kenmore electric range provides all the functionality and space you need to cook just about anything. The oven is double convection with fans on each side to cook food evenly and efficiently. The stovetop has five burners with one dedicated to warming. The expandable burners will custom fit various-sized cookware, expanding between 6, 9 and 12 inches.
Best Slide-In Range
Samsung NE58F9710WS gives equal attention to form and function with its sleek stainless steel design and versatile burners. The ceramic glass stovetop is electric and the oven below is gas-powered. One of the burners has three different rings to accommodate different pan sizes. Two of the burners, along with the area between them, combine to form a long cooking surface for griddles.
The oven also has a convenient Flex Duo option, which makes it possible to add a divider to your oven. Essentially this gives you two ovens that can be set to two different temperatures.
Best Gas Range
LG LRG4115ST offers innovative smartphone connectivity as well as dependable basic features such as impressive heat output that make it stand out among gas ranges. The burners are versatile and include a low-heat burner for delicate foods like fondue and an oval-shaped central burner that can fit oversized cookware. This model also has a griddle and sealed burners that prevent spills from getting out of your cleaning reach.
The oven below has a spacious capacity of 6.3 cubic feet. There are three racks that you can position in seven different configurations. The pre-set baking options are handy and include a setting for pizza, roast and other common cooking tasks.
Best Double Oven Range
The Kenmore Elite 96047 is a double oven range that gives you the extra space of two ovens and the convenience of the cooktop in one unit. There are five burners and two of them have multiple heat zones to accommodate different sized pans. Both ovens have a Speed Broil setting designed skip the preheat step to quickly heat to give a sear to grilled meats. Together the dual ovens give you over 6 cu. ft. and several adjustable racks so you can fit large pans and meals in both. When you’re ready to clean, this oven has a 20-minute self-cleaning setting, and its finish is easy to wipe clean afterwards. The Kenmore Elite comes with a one-year warranty on parts and labor, and an additional year warranty on parts for the range heating elements.
Best Gas Cooktop
The Thermador Masterpiece gas cooktop has five burners that average between 9,100 and 18,000 Btu high heat, and 200 Btu for low heat. The burners and flame are both star shaped, which helps distribute the heat more evenly, and the continuous grate design lets you slide your pots and pans between burners rather than having to lift and move them. The stylish design includes a glass and stainless-steel control panel located at the bottom of the unit, with knobs that illuminate to show when they are on and how high. It has a single point ignition and has automatic reignition. The ignition system is separated, so each individual burner is ignited as you need it instead of heating across burners. The Thermador Masterpiece SGSX365FS comes with a two-year warranty.
Best Induction Cooktop
The Bosch FlexInduction NITP068UC cooktop has four burners with nine different heat zones, including two burners that can be heated together to create a large heat zone big enough to use a teriyaki skillet or griddle pan. It has 17 different presets that let you quickly heat up a burner based on what you’re cooking, including a quick boil setting. This helps eliminate the guesswork of if you have too much or not enough heat for the job. This induction cooktop lets you lock the controls when you’re not using them, which is an excellent safety feature. It also comes with a one-year warranty.
Best Electric Cooktop
The Electrolux EI36EC45KS is a reasonably-priced, 36-inch cooktop that has four burners with a lot of flexibility. The burners include a double and triple element and seven different heating combinations, so you can fit the cooking space to your cookware. It has 15 cooking levels and 25 preset options, so you can set it to cook specific dishes with the touch of a button. This also prevents over or undercooking. The touch controls make for easy cleaning, and child locks prevent them from being used when you’re not around. The controls align nicely with the burners so there is never confusion about which burner you are turning on.
Best Electric Wall Double Oven
This double convection oven gives you two ovens with 4.8 cubic feet of space and two racks in each oven so you can cook several dishes at once. The control panel includes digital presets for proofing bread, dehydrating foods and slow cooking, plus you can create your own preset for your favorite meal. It has individual programs for roasting, baking and broiling. The Electrolux EI30W45PS’s temperature probe monitors the internal temperature of the oven as your food cooks and lets you know when it is done, even if there is still more time left on the timer. The smooth surface, inside and out, makes it easy to wipe up. This does have a self-cleaning setting that includes a delay feature so it doesn’t start cleaning right away.