Tyler Wells Lynch

The Best Gas Stoves and Ranges

Our pick

GE Adora JGB720

GE Adora JGB720

The best gas stove

The best looks and build quality of any affordable, freestanding gas range that we found. It has a great cooktop and oven, too.

Buying Options

$750 from Home Depot

The cooktop on the Adora is about as good you’ll get for less than $1,000. It has a stronger pair of power burners than you usually see, both situated in the front row where they’re easy to reach, covered with continuous grates. The oven is big enough to comfortably fit a hefty 26-pound turkey or a spacious 15-by-20-inch baking stone. It also has a high-heat cleaning mode as well as a convection mode for quicker, crispier, evenly done cooking. We couldn’t find any evidence of widespread defects or short- to medium-term reliability problems, either. One downside: It’s available only through Home Depot, so if you can’t or won’t shop there, you’ll need to buy something else. We also wish that the oven came with a third rack and had a number pad instead of plus and minus buttons so it’d be easier to set the temperature and timer.

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Runner-up

Frigidaire Gallery GCRG3060A

Frigidaire Gallery GCRG3060A

Easier oven controls, jumbled cooktop

A well-built stove with great oven controls, though its cooktop layout could be more convenient.

Buying Options

$1,124* from Abt

*At the time of publishing, the price was $1,250.

The build quality on the Frigidaire Gallery GCRG3060A feels almost as sturdy as that of the GE Adora, plus it has a third oven rack and a number pad, for easier control over the oven. We don’t think the Frigidaire cooktop is as versatile, since its second-strongest burner isn’t all that strong and sits in the back row (though some people might prefer this layout to keep hot pots away from kids). But the Frigidaire is a good alternative to the Adora if that model is sold out, or if you need a stove that’s sold somewhere besides Home Depot.

Budget pick

Whirlpool WFG320M0BS

Whirlpool WFG320M0BS

Cheap and reliable

Inexpensive but perfectly capable of cooking dinner, it has better features than most other cheap gas ranges.

Buying Options

$630 from Best Buy

If you just need a cheap stove that works, the Whirlpool WFG320M0B has the best balance of features for a low price. It has one of the better cooktops that you can get for less than $600, with a stronger power burner than most competitors and continuous cast-iron grates, which are especially uncommon at this price. The oven has a similar capacity to what you get in a pricier stove, but it lacks convection, self-cleaning, or a number pad for control—all of which are typical for budget stoves. It seemed to us like it’s well built, and it has a strong average user rating.

Also great

GE Profile PGB960

GE Profile PGB960

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 burners we’ve seen on any freestanding range.

Buying Options

$1,980* from Best Buy
$165 from Abt

May be out of stock

*At the time of publishing, the price was $2,200.

If you’re looking for a double-oven range (read more about them here), we’d suggest the GE Profile PGB960. 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 Adora JGB720

GE Adora JGB720

The best gas stove

The best looks and build quality of any affordable, freestanding gas range that we found. It has a great cooktop and oven, too.

Buying Options

$750 from Home Depot

Runner-up

Frigidaire Gallery GCRG3060A

Frigidaire Gallery GCRG3060A

Easier oven controls, jumbled cooktop

A well-built stove with great oven controls, though its cooktop layout could be more convenient.

Buying Options

$1,124* from Abt

*At the time of publishing, the price was $1,250.

Budget pick

Whirlpool WFG320M0BS

Whirlpool WFG320M0BS

Cheap and reliable

Inexpensive but perfectly capable of cooking dinner, it has better features than most other cheap gas ranges.

Buying Options

$630 from Best Buy

Also great

GE Profile PGB960

GE Profile PGB960

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 burners we’ve seen on any freestanding range.

Buying Options

$1,980* from Best Buy
$165 from Abt

May be out of stock

*At the time of publishing, the price was $2,200.

Source: NY Times – Wirecutter

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