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Summary: This GE freestanding electric smoothtop range has the following:
• 4 surface cooking elements
• Among surface elements, 2 high-powered element(s).
• Warming element on cooktop
• One or more expandable cooktop elements.
• Convection oven mode.
• Warming drawer.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
• Oven has "steam clean" function for light cleaning.
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Type: Smoothtop, single oven (30-inch)
About - GE JB705STSS

The GE JB705STSS is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric range models like the JB705STSS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Cooktop high:
This reflects how quickly the most powerful element could raise a 6-liter (6 1/3 quart) pot of water from room temperature to a near boil.

Cooktop low:
This reflects the ability of the lowest power element to melt and hold chocolate without scorching it. We also set the most powerful element to its lowest setting to test its ability to hold a large pot of tomato sauce below a boil.

This reflects the evenness of cookies and cakes in multi-rack baking tests.
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Features & Specs - GE JB705STSS
info Double oven No
info Cooking drawer No
info High-power elements 2
info Medium-power elements 0
info Low-power elements 2
info Convection mode Yes
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - GE JB705STSS
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(8 of 41 customers found this review helpful)
Not worth the money
Heats Up Quickly
Complicated Controls
Oven Temperature Unreliab
Best Uses
We bought this range based on CR reviews. We now wish that we had considered other brands.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(60 of 60 customers found this review helpful)
Great Range!
Attractive Design
Convection Conversion
Easy To Clean
Heats Up Quickly
High-Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
Melt Function
Stainless Steel
Variable size burners
Best Uses
Convection baking
Heavy Usage
Larger Kitchens
Programmed Baking
We just replaced a 10 yr Whirlpool range with this GE unit after the Whirlpool began inconsistent heating/baking. My wife spends a lot of time in the kitchen due to the strict diet requirements of the SCD diet I am following for Crohn's Disease. My son and I also cook and all three of us love this range! You can see what we like best under the Pros section above. The only thing we would consider a 'con' is the warming drawer at the bottom as we would prefer a larger storage tray instead for all of our stainless pots and pans. We are overcoming that by storing elsewhere though. RE: the odor from the insulation layer applied at the factory, this fact is mentioned on a Q/A sheet supplied and recommends a self cleaning cycle to quickly burn that off. We noticed the smell at first use of the oven but it really wasn't that bad and appears to lesson with each use. We have not run the self cleaning cycle yet and don't necessarily plan on it. While GE has not had necessarily good ratings in the past for some applicances like refrigerators, it looks like they do make a solid range. I feel really good about this purchase and highly recommend this unit!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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