GE Cafe CGS985SETSS range

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$2,248.20 - $2,752.50
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Summary: This GE freestanding gas range has the following:
  • 5 surface burners
  • Among surface burners, 2 high-powered burner(s).
  • Convection oven mode.
  • Grates: Cast iron, continuous.
  • Has a cooking drawer in addition to main oven.
  • Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
  • Glass touch-screen for setting oven temperature.
  • Has oval burner or bridge burner for griddle use.
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Type: Gas and dual-fuel, single oven (30-inch)
About - GE Cafe CGS985SETSS

The GE Cafe CGS985SETSS is part of the range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas range models like the Cafe CGS985SETSS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

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

Cooktop low:
This how well the lowest-powered element or burner kept a low temperature as for melting chocolate. We also set the most powerful burner to its lowest flame 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.
About This Brand

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Features & Specs - GE Cafe CGS985SETSS
info High-power burners 2
info Medium-power burners 2
info Low-power burners 1
info Number of cooktop burners 5
info Convection mode Yes
info Double oven No
info Cooking drawer Yes
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - GE Cafe CGS985SETSS
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Huge disappointment
Attractive Design
Like The Styling
Difficult To Clean
Imprecise Temp Control
Poor Quality
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Terrible to have flimsy plastic knobs on a $2700 range.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Gas smell bothers me
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Heats Up Quickly
High-Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
Best Uses
I love the look of this appliance I'm just disappointed in the smell of gas from the oven! Had the repair man out and he thought it might need an adjustment but had to check with GE before any changes are done. I don't like the idea of breathing gas!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Heats Up Quickly
Best Uses
Heavy Usage
Larger Kitchens
The varying burners allow you to simmer and heat things up quickly. I haven't used a gas stove in many years and you do need to adjust your cooking a little. I found the handles on the pots get hot quickly so be careful not to put the burner on too high. I find it's best to clean spills up quickly so as not to let them burn into the stainless steel. Large spacious oven with the option to use the lower small oven is great if you make something small and it cooks quicker.<br />- the griddle is great and is easy to clean<br />Cons: <br />- the stainless steel top will tarnish and does scratch easily but I think that applies to any stainless steel tops that you purchase. <br />- the control panel is very sensitive and it's easy to switch off the stove without realizing, so do keep an eye out of this (it does beep to warn you).
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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