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GE JGSS86SPSS review

The GE JGSS86SPSS is a practical, gas range with a double oven, providing more capacity for those larger meals.

GE JGSS86SPSS review
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Our Verdict

The GE JGSS86SPSS double oven gas range does a great job of shortening cooking times. With convenient and functional features, it also looks great in any kitchen.

For

  • Large capacity double oven
  • Center oval burner
  • Large integrated griddle

Against

  • No Wi-Fi capabilities
  • Not finger-print resistant

The GE JGSS86SPSS is a gas range with a double oven that slides in to fit your kitchen cabinets. Designed for practicality with a large capacity of 6.7 cubic feet for both ovens, the GE JGSS86SPSS gas range also comes with the industry's largest integrated non-stick griddle. The range is perfect for cooking a lot of meals at once, especially for big families or gatherings.

The GE JGSS86SPSS is one of the best gas ranges with a double oven that we reviewed, but it doesn’t have WiFi capabilities so you won’t be able to control the oven via your smartphone. If you would rather an oven with smart features, check out the Samsung NX58R9421SG review.

Not sure what kind of oven you need, read our guide to the best gas ranges.  

GE JGSS86SPSS: What you need to know 

The GE JGSS86SPSS is a stainless steel, industrial-style, double oven gas range which is built to last. Its edge-to-edge cooktop gives a continuous and seamless cook space for more pots. Equipped with five burners, it has two Power Boil burners that can boil water faster at 15000 BTU. It comes with an integrated griddle and center oval burner that provides a convenient fifth burner.

Alongside other handy features, the GE JGSS86SPSS has a steam clean option that thoroughly cleans the inside of both ovens in just 30-minutes. Saving you on cleaning time and elbow grease! It also has a smooth-gliding, storage drawer which is always handy, and offers easy access to your cookery tools.  

GE JGSS86SPSS: Features

The GE JGSS86SPSS’s main feature is of course its double oven capacity. The lower oven is the larger of the two, and they provide much more space for evenly cooking multiple roasts or casseroles. This is also more efficient for cutting your cooking time in half. 

The GE JGSS86SPSS comes with notable features like a center oval burner which gives you a fifth burner, and in-oven broiler which is quite common in high-spec gas ranges. What is most impressive is the large integrated, non-stick griddle which sits in the middle and is excellent for pancakes or quick fry-ups. 

The edge-to-edge cooktop looks professional and continuous, heavy-duty grates allow for easy movement across the hob. The recessed surface also creates more space to place your pots and pans, without clutter. Cooktop settings include Delay Bake and Delay Start Sabbath Mode, which means that the range will stay in a Bake Mode until shut off.

Design wise, the JGSS86SPSS gas range only comes in stainless steel with sleek bar handles and LED display panel. While it’s not finger-print resistant like some other models, it’s easy to clean and has an overall, professional finish. 

What lets this oven down though, is the positioning of the lower oven which is very close to the floor. This means lifting hot dishes in and out may be problematic for some users. It may be worthwhile using the top oven for heavy items if lifting is an issue.

The range could also benefit from a second timer for more precise timings, and it’s not Wi-Fi enabled.

GE JGSS86SPSS review

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GE JGSS86SPSS specs

Size: 30 in

Capacity (cu ft): 6.7

Type: Slide-in range

Cooking process: Standard

Number of burners: 5

Number of oven racks: 2

Cleaning type: Self-cleaning

Settings: Delay bake, delay start Sabbath mode

Storage: Lower storage drawer

Warranty: 1-year  

GE JGSS86SPSS: User reviews 

User reviews for the GE JGSS86SPSS were favorable. Users liked this gas range’s precise temperature control and performance, mentioning that it cooks dishes evenly and the burners heat up quickly. One user even said the oven preheats rapidly in less than half the time of their old oven.  

Others were pleased with the capacity of the double oven, and its accommodation of larger or awkward sized pots. Many loved the middle griddle option and functionality, and highlighted the range’s attractive design, control panel and high-end feel. A few users stated that it blended in nicely with their kitchen style, and is easy to use.

A couple of downsides that users mentioned were the lower oven being too close to the floor, and the timer chime was too quiet for a few users to hear. 

Should you buy the GE JGSS86SPSS?  

If you have a big family to cater for or simply love entertaining, you’ll appreciate the functionality that the GE JGSS86SPSS gas range with double oven offers. 

Its large capacity is the selling point here, which allows you to cook twice the quantity in half the time. Features like the fifth burner, and integrated middle griddle also make cooking easier. The price tag is expensive, so if you’re not in the kitchen enough, this may not be for you. It doesn’t have Wi-Fi capabilities though, but true foodies will benefit from the cooking space and features.