Tyler Wells Lynch

The Best Electric Stoves and Ranges

Our pick

GE JB750SJSS

GE JB750SJSS

The best electric stove

This GE offers the best balance of build quality and cooking features in an affordable electric range, and it’s available in more finishes than most.

Buying Options

$760* from Best Buy
$693 from Appliances Connection
$60 from Abt

May be out of stock

*At the time of publishing, the price was $758.

The GE JB750 offers as much space in the oven and versatility on the cooktop as any electric range at this price. The smooth cooktop is sensibly laid out, with its two strongest and most-versatile heating elements in the front row, where they’re easiest to reach. The 5.3-cubic-foot oven is big enough for a large 26-pound turkey or 15-by-20-inch baking stone, and it has a convection mode, three racks, and two types of self-cleaning modes (high-heat or steam-and-wipe). We didn’t find any evidence of widespread quality problems, either. Our only critique is that the backguard feels a little bit flimsy and hollow, but that shouldn’t affect the stove’s reliability or how well it cooks.

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Runner-up

Frigidaire Gallery GCRE3060A

Frigidaire Gallery GCRE3060A

Similar features, fewer reviews

The Frigidaire has features similar to the GE JB750’s, though it hasn’t been available as long, so we know less about its reliability.

Buying Options

$797* from Home Depot

*At the time of publishing, the price was $897.

If the GE JB750 is unavailable or you just don’t like the brand, the new Frigidaire Gallery GCRE3060A is a good alternative. Both stoves’ specs and features are similar, and on paper they don’t have any significant advantages or disadvantages compared to each other. But the Frigidaire is only available in two finishes (down from five). It hasn’t been available for as long, either, so it has fewer owner ratings, which makes us a little less confident in its quality and reliability.

Budget pick

GE JB645DKWW

GE JB645DKWW

Cheaper but still great

GE makes a lot of great cheap ranges, and this one has the best features for the price.

Buying Options

$550* from Best Buy
$45 from Abt

May be out of stock

*At the time of publishing, the price was $544.

If you don’t want to spend quite so much on a stove, we recommend any electric, freestanding GE range that fits your budget. The GE JB645 stands out as a particularly good balance of cooking features and build quality for an affordable price. It has a smooth cooktop with an array of power elements you’d expect to find in much pricier stoves plus a sizable 5.3-cubic-foot oven that’s bigger than most competing models. There’s no convection mode, typical for stoves this cheap. But it comes with high-heat self-cleaning, which is uncommon among similar ranges.

Also great

GE Profile PB960

GE Profile PB960

Great double-oven range

This double-oven range has one of the largest lower ovens we’ve seen in this quirky product category, and one of the strongest power-burner elements we’ve seen on any freestanding range.

Buying Options

$1,720 from Best Buy
$1,712 from Appliances Connection

If you’re looking for a double-oven range, we’d suggest the GE Profile PB960. It has best-in-class cooking features, including as powerful a cooktop as we’ve seen on any freestanding range, and a lower oven that can fit bigger birds and roasts than other two-cavity models.

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Our pick

GE JB750SJSS

GE JB750SJSS

The best electric stove

This GE offers the best balance of build quality and cooking features in an affordable electric range, and it’s available in more finishes than most.

Buying Options

$760* from Best Buy
$693 from Appliances Connection
$60 from Abt

May be out of stock

*At the time of publishing, the price was $758.

Runner-up

Frigidaire Gallery GCRE3060A

Frigidaire Gallery GCRE3060A

Similar features, fewer reviews

The Frigidaire has features similar to the GE JB750’s, though it hasn’t been available as long, so we know less about its reliability.

Buying Options

$797* from Home Depot

*At the time of publishing, the price was $897.

Budget pick

GE JB645DKWW

GE JB645DKWW

Cheaper but still great

GE makes a lot of great cheap ranges, and this one has the best features for the price.

Buying Options

$550* from Best Buy
$45 from Abt

May be out of stock

*At the time of publishing, the price was $544.

Also great

GE Profile PB960

GE Profile PB960

Great double-oven range

This double-oven range has one of the largest lower ovens we’ve seen in this quirky product category, and one of the strongest power-burner elements we’ve seen on any freestanding range.

Buying Options

$1,720 from Best Buy
$1,712 from Appliances Connection

Source: NY Times – Wirecutter

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