The range department offers you a variety of options, ranging from freestanding ranges to double-ovens and souped-up slide-ins. Experts in this very department test these ranges yearly. They use an amalgamation of calibrated temperature measurements, and real food as well, which includes chocolate to test simmering and hamburger patties in order to check the broiling function. In a year, these experts of the very department bake more than 2,400 cookies and 400 cakes.
There are more than 150 models available in the market, ranging from brands like Amana, GE, Kenmore, KitchenAid, LG, Maytag, Samsung, Viking, Whirlpool, and Wolf, and prices ranging from low to high.
Determine what features you actually need in the range, what kind of range you need, then research for some of its reviews online. To begin, you can read this list of best electric ranges 2018:
Best Electric Smoothtop Range
Kenmore Elite 95052
Electric smoothtops are the most famous ranges in the market currently, and the Kenmore Elite 95052 has excelled in the charts of the experts of the very department. One aspect worth noticing is the Sears’ house brand which frequently topped the charts. It is available in white, black, and stainless. This model is equipped with a large oven with convection. It also has a warming drawer to boot. Some of these features are not available in the costlier pro-style ranges. This stovetop comes with four burners which include two high-power elements that is prone to deliver rapid heat.
Kenmore Elite 95052 has a knack to deliver superb simmering, self-cleaning, and baking functions. When two racks of cookies were baked in this range by the experts, they came out evenly browned and accurately baked. The same goes true for the cakes. When it comes to sear burgers and steaks, and browning casseroles rapidly, a broiler is just the thing you need. The broiler of Kenmore 95052 excelled at the experts’ broiler test in which they seared a pan of nine hamburgers and inspected how they actually turned out.
Best Gas Range
This trendy and stainless Samsung NX58F5700WS gas range bestows the customer with a rapid cooktop heating and, unlike most of the gas range tested by the experts, this model is a superb baker. Simmering is steady in function, and broiling is extraordinarily amazing for a gas range, it is also a pretty rare feat, as per the experts’ conclusion. This model comes with five burners, two of them are high-powered elements, a large oven with convection, gliding oven racks, and a warming drawer.
Best Induction Range
Kenmore Elite 95073
Another winner from the Kenmore range is a stainless induction called as Kenmore Elite 95073. It comes with four burners, two of them are high-powered, a convection, and a warming drawer. When all the induction ranges were tested by the experts, they concluded that Kenmore delivers a rapid heat and precise simmering. The oven in induction ranges varies greatly in size and performance as well, even though they are usually dependent on the same old technology used in electric smoothtop ranges. The large oven is quite great at baking and broiling, and it also excelled at self-cleaning.
Best Pro-Style Range
This amazing KitchenAid KDRU763VSS is a 36-inch wide deemed to be pretty good looking when it comes to commercial range. Remember that it is equipped with a dual-fuel range which means that the burners utilize gas and the oven is electric, so you will need both a gas line as well as a 220-volt receptacle and an electric line for your kitchen. Making such an extra effort is worth an investment and it provides the best of both worlds when it comes to cooking performance.
It comes with four burners, and three of them are high-powered and provide rapid heat. This range also provides amazing simmering and baking as well. The large oven comes with the convection option.
Best Electric Coil Range
Kenmore 94142 range has a knack to deliver a top-notch performance even at a low price. It is available in white, bisque, black, and stainless. It also comes with four burners, in which two burners are high powered elements that provide rapid heat. Its simmering is amazing too, and the large oven excels at baking as well. And when it comes to self-cleaning, it also did a pretty good job at that. The famous ranges that include coil models are from Amana, Frigidaire, GE, Hotpoint, Premier, and Whirlpool.
Best Overall Electric Range
It provides all of the cooking and convenience characteristics that a large family prefers. Its cooktop is made of a sleek ceramic glass cooktop. It comes with five burners and two of them are expandable elements. It also comes with a power boil feature and a zone to keep the foot hot without any kind of overcooking. The convection oven provides 5.9 cubic feet of cooking space and cooks food rapidly. It is also equipped with steam and head cycles to keep your oven away from stubborn cooked-on food. This electric range is affordable and one of the best.
LG LRE383 is a sleek and well-designed electric range which comes with five burners on its ceramic cooktop. It also has a large oven which provides all the cooking and convenience characteristics that a large family prefers. The cooktop is equipped with an expandable burner and 3000 watts of power which helps in cooking the food rapidly, but, it lacks the power boil element. The broiler element of the oven is the most powerful and has the largest capacity of 6.3 cubic feet. Its special enamel surface is easily cleanable and the low-heat clean cycle will loosen built-on food in about 20 minutes.
Best Convection Cooking
Seems like Kenmore has won the race of the best of the ranges of 2018. It is a heavy, large-capacity electric range and has amazing cooking capabilities. It is great at broiling and has a dual convection fan to circulate hot air to cook food rapidly and quickly. The oven is also large with 6.1 cubic foot capacity that is enough to cook food for a large family. It comes with 5 burners which include a triple expandable burner and a power boil element. It also has two cleaning cycles, a steam for its regular maintenance and a heat clean cycle for baked-on food.