Gas ranges are still popular in the kitchen appliance market, despite the increasing presence and affordability of electric ranges. Gas stoves can be operated on natural gas or a propane tank if there is no natural gas infrastructure in your area.
Gas stoves get mixed reviews from users, and the majority of the Best Rated Ranges are electric models.
Opinions show that gas stoves are harder to clean, and if you've ever had to do it yourself you know what that entails. It might be some consolation that over 65% of the gas ranges on the market have a self-cleaning feature, and users can't seem to agree on whether gas or electric ovens are better for baking.
Gas certainly has its benefits, particularly when it comes to the cooktops:
What you see is what you get. Gas burners provide more control over the heat and there is immediate visual confirmation. They also respond quickly when the flame is reduced or turned off, unlike electric cooktops.
They heat up fast. As the burners provide a direct flame, you don't have to wait for the surface to reach a certain temperature.
Operation costs are lower. Gas stoves, on average, retail for about $300 more than electric ones and have the added cost of installation. However, in most states gas is much cheaper than electricity and can save you a pretty penny over time.
The cooktops don't require electricity. This means you can cook or heat food during a power outage, and use matches to ignite the burners when necessary.
Top Gas Ranges
The Top Gas Ranges were determined following a thorough examination of the collected opinions. Buzzrake took into account how frequently users describe each stove in regard to various factors, both positively and negatively.
Users chose the Whirlpool Freestanding Gas Range as the #1 best gas stove on the market. It has a total capacity of 5 cubic feet. The cooktop includes 4 burners. Most consumers absolutely love this model. This stove receives good marks for overall value. However, users consider the stovetop and oven just fairly intuitive to operate and and score them around average for usability.
The Frigidaire Freestanding Gas Range is the #2 best gas stove. It has a total capacity of 5 cubic feet. The stovetop features 4 burners. Opinions indicate that the range performs well and that it typically delivers good results. As far as style goes, users find this range rather attractive. Also, most users are extremely satisfied with this product.
Users chose the LG Freestanding Gas Convection Range as the #3 best gas range on the market. It has a total capacity of 5.4 cubic feet. The stovetop features 5 elements. In terms of looks, the majority of users find this range rather attractive. Most owners absolutely love it. However, this unit is said to be a little difficult to clean.
The Frigidaire Gallery Freestanding Gas Convection Range is the #4 best gas range on the market. It has a total capacity of 5 cubic feet. The stovetop includes 5 burners. Opinions indicate that the range's performance is quite good and that it typically delivers satisfactory results. This product gets good value marks from users. However, when it comes to design, this range is described as moderately appealing.
The Frigidaire Freestanding Gas Range is ranked the #5 best gas stove on the market. It has a total capacity of 5 cubic feet. The cooktop includes 4 elements. This stove is said to be pretty easy to clean. Users consider the stovetop and oven to be quite user friendly and give them a good score for usability. However, most consumers are just moderately happy with this product.