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If you're itchin' to remodel your kitchen, you've probably already considered color schemes, appliances and most importantly, budget. With the growing popularity of glass stovetops, electric ranges with this and many other features have quickly become more affordable. While it lands on the pricey side of our lineup, it has high-end features often found in electric ranges twice this model's price. In addition, the GE JB750 is available in five colors, bisque, white, slate, stainless steel and black, to help you create your dream kitchen.
There are five electric elements on the smooth ceramic stovetop. This is standard for electric ranges, but this GE model has a couple outstanding features. First, most of your cookware can fit on one element. The triple expandable element grows from 6 to 9 to 12 inches wide, giving you space for pots or pans of various sizes. In addition, the bridge zone connects the front and rear left burners to create one elongated burner. This is ideal for griddles, oblong cookware and keeping covered pans warm on the stove. Individually, the bridge burners are 8 inches wide and can fit a range of medium-size pots and pans.
The oven capacity on this model is 5.3 cubic feet. This is enough room to cook most meals or bake a couple dishes at once. The oven is on the smaller side, but it has six rack guides to accommodate the three durable racks. These hearty racks can withstand temperatures produced in the self-clean cycle, so you don't have to remove them when you clean the oven. Instead, any residue or mess left on the racks turns to ash in the heat produced by the self-clean cycle.
The 2,850-watt baking element is hidden under the bottom panel to make cleaning easy. On the hotter side, the broiling element produces up to 3,800 watts of power, making it one of the fastest heating broilers on our lineup. There is a significant difference in power between the bake and the broil elements, but the convection fan keeps heat evenly distributed, especially while the elements power up. The convection mode powers a fan in the back of the oven chamber to stir the hot air while your food bakes or broils. This moving air keeps the food consistently hot and eliminates the chance of cold pockets in your food.
This GE electric range has steam and heat cleaning cycles to keep the oven interior free of baked-on messes. The steam clean works best for lighter soils and only requires a cup of water to complete. Unlike the heat clean cycle, the duration of the steam clean always sets for 30 minutes.
The heated clean is the typical method of self-cleaning found in electric ranges like this GE model. We recommend this cycle for tougher food soils. This feature allows the oven to reach temperatures hot enough to melt aluminum foil. Such high temperatures reduce baked-on messes to easily cleaned ash. However, it's best to run this cycle sparingly. It can create fumes and surface heat hot enough to be dangerous to pets or children.
This electric range requires more attention from you when preheating. The only indicator this oven gives when it reaches the temperature you want is a light on the control panel. Most electric ranges sound a tone or alarm when the oven reaches the desired temperature. The electric range also lacks a timed bake shut off. This feature commands the oven to shut down after the baking time completes. It's a convenient feature if you want to leave the house or can't attend to the kitchen during the bake cycle.
The kitchen range is one of the most frequently used appliances in the house, so it's good to know this model is under warranty for a full year. If you have questions about the warranty or other features on this range, GE's website is the first place to look. From the webpage, you can access help via phone, email, live chat or FAQs. On the JB750 pages, you can find user literature in downloadable PDFs for the product specs, use and care manual, and installation instructions.
Whether you're going for a modern or rustic country look in your next kitchen remodel, the GE JB750 series comes in five different external finishes to match with any kitchen plan. This GE model has most of the features we wanted in the best electric ranges, such as a smooth ceramic stove and convection oven. However, it requires a bit more attention when baking and preheating, the signal is subtle and there's no automatic shut off.