For hundreds of years the kitchen was build around the cooking fire and for at least half that time the entire house was built around the kitchen. Today, less and less people cook their own meals and that is sad because, by not cooking our meals ourselves, we have lost an important ingredient of the traditional family life. However, hope is not entirely lost, as there is a new generation of young people or people who are young at heart, who are making a hobby out of cooking. So for those of you who want to bring the magic of cooking back in your life we have prepared a list of the top 10 best gas ranges that can bring back the life in your kitchen. Let’s take a look at a comparison table before we dive in into more in-depth reviews:
|Frigidaire FFGF3011LB Gas Range||excellent||$$||Click Here!|
|LG LDG3035ST 30-in 6.1 cuft Double Oven Gas Range||good||$$$$||Click Here!|
|Verona VEFSGE365DSS 36" Double Oven Dual Fuel Range||excellent||$$$$||Click Here!|
|Amana 4.4 cu. ft. Gas Range, AGR4433XDW||excellent||$$||Click Here!|
|Danby DR2099WGLP 20 In. Ultra-Compact Gas Range||very good||$$||Click Here!|
|Samsung FX510 30" Freestanding Gas Range||very good||$$$$||Click Here!|
|GE Cafe CGS985SETSS 30 Freestanding Gas Range||good||$$$$||Click Here!|
|Frigidaire FFGF3053L 30" Freestanding Gas Range||very good||$$||Click Here!|
|Gallery Series 30" Freestanding Gas Range||very good||$$$||Click Here!|
|Frigidaire FGGF3054M 30" Freestanding Gas Range||good||$$$||Click Here!|
1. Frigidaire FFGF3011L 30″ Freestanding Gas Range with Ready-Select Controls and Low Simmer Burner
The Frigidaire offer is an excellent start for our best gas ranges list for two reasons. For one, Amazon is selling it at bellow retail price so it is well worth buying it from them now. Second is the fact that it has a full 5 star rating on Amazon, which is a pretty difficult thing to achieve. The truth is that it has earned that rating for several interesting reasons. It has a four Venturi open gas burners and an extra low simmer burner that you will soon grow to love. It also has a large, clear oven window so that you can easily check the progress of your cooking without opening the door and thus losing the heat inside.
2. LG LDG3035ST 30-in 6.1 cuft Double Oven Gas Range
In the LG LDG3035ST the old meets the new. It is one of the most futuristic ranges you will find and it is packed with modern technologies from the digital temperature gage on top of the range to the self cleaning double oven. In fact it was the self cleaning feature that we had most trouble believing was true but this oven does stay miraculously clean no matter what you do to it. The other great feature that we liked about it was the fact that it has a double oven, so you can cook both the desert and the main course at the same time. Finally, a word to the cautious, the top gas burners are sealed so it is a much safer range to work with if you have children.
3. Verona VEFSGE365DSS 36″ Double Oven Dual Fuel Range, 5 Sealed Gas Burners
Our third feature on this list of the best gas ranges is the Verona VEFSGE365DSS. It has earned this spot for several reasons, the first of which being the fact that it has earned a 5 star Amazon rating. The second is the fact that this is a 36” oven, which means it is slightly wider than your regular oven, it can afford to fit 5 gas burners instead of four and you can really get to cooking on it. Also it comes with a double oven so it really looks every bit like the range a cook would need to have in his or her kitchen. Also 2 of its gas burners have a simmering function and, as you probably already know, at least 50 percent of all recipes require simmering at one point or another.
4. Amana 4.4 cu. ft. Gas Range, AGR4433XDW
Still, we feel like we have been getting ahead of ourselves with all these fancy gas ranges so number 4 on our list is the Amana 5.0. It is still a fairly modern range with electric oven controls and a self cleaning oven, but it is smaller, simpler and easier to fit in a kitchen. So if you enjoy cooking every once in while but do not want to make a show of it, then the Amana 4.4 is the stove for you. You should probably add an under cabinet range hood to contain the smoke when doing heavy cooking to contain the smoke.
5. Danby DR2099WGLP 20 In. Ultra-Compact Gas Range
The thing we liked about the Danby DR2099WGLP is the fact that it only has 20”. So if, for one reason or another, you have a relatively small kitchen, then the Danby is the gas range for you. It is just as tall as a regular range, but it looks taller because it actually it is that much thinner. So you will have to be a good strategist to cook several meals at once on this stove, but the good news is that it will not take up a lot of space in your kitchen. It is particularly useful if you are not planning on cooking anything more complex than pancakes, French fries and the occasional pot roast in the oven.
6. Samsung FX510 30″ Freestanding Gas Range with 5 Burners and Convection Oven
Samsung is a company better known these days for their smartphones, but the fact is that they have been delivering quality products in several areas of the market. The FX510 is just such an example and we could actually call this the Galaxy S3 of gas ranges. It is big, impressive and a little bit too flashy if you ask us, but there are definitely going to love just how nice this thing looks. It is one of the very few gas ranges with a convection oven which makes cooking evenly something as delicate as a cake.
7. GE Cafe CGS985SETSS 30 Freestanding Gas Range 5 Sealed Burners
We love the GE Cafe CGS985SETSS so much that we decided to include it here despite the 3.8 stars Amazon rating and the fact that it comes with a rather spicy 2200 dollars price tag. Still it is the type of gas range you would like to see in any kitchen with a heavy cast iron grill on top and an aerated stove. The range uses a cooling fan to keep its central computer cool but also to circulate hot air through the oven and so to keep everything cooking at the same temperature. And that is really why we had to include it in our top 10 best gas ranges list.
8. Frigidaire FFGF3053L 30″ Freestanding Gas Range with Ready-Select Controls and Large Capacity
There aren’t that many differences between the Frigidaire FFGF3053L that we are going to talk about here and the Frigidaire FFGF3011L that we mentioned earlier. The Frigidaire FFGF3011L had the gas burners places further apart so it would fit pots that were that little bit bigger. Still, this model has a more traditional look and can be made to fit in with any kitchen furniture.
9. Gallery Series 30″ Freestanding Gas Range with 5 Cu. Ft. Quick-Bake Convection Oven
The Gallery Series 30” gas range is the perfect tool for a traditional grandma or for a young cook who wants to dabble in making jams for winter. It has a powerful center gas burner so that you can perfectly center a huge 50 liters pot on top and really get to cooking. It also has a convection oven so it is perfect for any type of recipe that requires a balanced oven.
10. Frigidaire FGGF3054M 30″ Freestanding Gas Range
If you did not like the Gallery Series model but would still like a stove fit for cooking huge quantities of jam, then our last entry on the list of the best gas ranges available in 2013 on the market, is the Frigidaire FGGF3054M. It has every feature that we loved about the other Frigidaire ranges but it also comes with that extra strong cast iron top centering towards the fifth middle gas range.