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Best Kitchen ranges

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Kitchen ranges

Best Kitchen ranges

We tested 171 kitchen ranges to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Kitchen range based on the following criteria:

  • Baking
  • Cooktop low
  • Broiling
  • Self-cleaning
  • Oven capacity
  • Cooktop high

Below lists the Kitchen ranges that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Kitchen range is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Kitchen ranges

Best Kitchen range for Baking

This reflects the evenness of cookies and cakes in multi-rack baking tests.


This Kitchen range which tested best for Baking has the following features: High-power burners, Medium-power burners, Low-power burners, Number of cooktop burners, Convection mode, Stainless steel available, Style of range, Burners Btu/hr, Grates and Oven rack positions.

Best Kitchen range for 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 Kitchen range which tested best for Cooktop low has the following features: Style of range, Burners Btu/hr, Grates, Oven rack positions, High-power burners, Medium-power burners, Low-power burners, Number of cooktop burners, Convection mode, Double oven and Stainless steel available.

Best Kitchen range for Broiling

This denotes upper-element evenness as well as high-temperature searing, using a broiler pan full of hamburgers.


This Kitchen range which tested best for Broiling has the following features: High-power burners, Medium-power burners, Low-power burners, Number of cooktop burners, Convection mode, Stainless steel available, Style of range, Burners Btu/hr, Grates and Oven rack positions.

Best Kitchen range for Self-cleaning

A gauge of the oven self-cleaning cycle's effectiveness at removing a baked-on mixture of eggs, lard, cherry-pie filling, cheese, tomato puree, and tapioca.


This Kitchen range which tested best for Self-cleaning has the following features: Element wattages, Oven rack positions, Style of range, High-power elements, Medium-power elements, Low-power elements and Stainless steel available.

Best Kitchen range for Oven capacity

This is our evaluation of usable space, including shelf area and vertical space for casseroles. For dual oven models, the score includes both ovens.


This Kitchen range which tested best for Oven capacity has the following features: High-power burners, Medium-power burners, Low-power burners, Number of cooktop burners, Convection mode, Stainless steel available, Style of range, Burners Btu/hr, Grates and Oven rack positions.

Best Kitchen range for 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.


This Kitchen range which tested best for Cooktop high has the following features: Oven rack positions, Style of range, High-power elements, Medium-power elements, Low-power elements and Stainless steel available.