GE Cafe C2S985SETSS range

Price $2,700.00

This GE freestanding dual-fuel 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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The GE Cafe C2S985SETSS is part of the Range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Gas range models like the Cafe C2S985SETSS 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.

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

Specs

Style of range Style of range Freestanding ranges can fit in the middle of a kitchen counter or at the end. Two other styles, with similar parts and features, are slide-ins, which fit into a space between cabinets, and drop-ins, which rest atop toe-kick-level cabinetry and lack a storage drawer.
freestanding dual-fuel
Burners Btu/hr Burners Btu/hr Manufacturer's rating of the maximum output of surface cooking burners, measured in British thermal units per hour (Btu/hr.). High-power burners (over 11,000 Btu/hr.) are intended for quickly heating large quantities, searing, and other high-temperature cooking. Medium-power burners (over 6,500 Btu/h and up to 11,000 Btu/hr.) are for general use, and low-power burners (6,500 Btu/hr and below, sometimes called simmer burners) are intended for delicate tasks such as sauces. However, we've found that many burners with medium and even high maximum output, when turned down to their low setting, performed well on our low-heat cooking tests. Such burners offer more flexibility for different cooking tasks than do dedicated simmer burners.
20000, 17000, 9100, 5000, 8000 (oval)
Grates Grates The grates on a gas cooktop vary in material and design, mostly by the price you pay for a range. The least expensive ranges have thin steel grates that cover only the burners. Upscale models generally have beefier grates made of porcelain-coated cast iron. These grates are also sometimes continuous, covering the whole cooktop. This allows you to easily slide pots on and off the burner. The most expensive, pro-style ranges typically have even-heavier cast-iron grates that are almost always of the continuous design.
Cast iron, continuous
Oven rack positions Oven rack positions Most ranges have five rack positions, and some pro-style models have just three. Six positions adds baking and broiling versatility. Ranges that have an additional "roasting position" can support a rack in an extra-low position close to the oven floor, to accommodate large roasts. However, a rack in this position doesn't pull out to a stop as it does in other positions, or may not pull out at all.
5 plus roasting

Features

High-power burners High-power burners The number of surface cooking burners rated at over 11,000 Btu/hr., maximum. High-power burners are good for quickly heating large quantities, searing, and other high-temperature cooking. Some also perform well on low-heat tasks (when turned to their low setting). Mainstream ranges typically have one or two high-power burners. Pro-style ranges often have four.
2
Medium-power burners Medium-power burners The number of surface cooking burners with maximum output ratings over 6,500 Btu/hr but not more than 11,000 Btu/hr. Though they don't offer top speed and power, medium-power burners can generally handle all cooking tasks.
2
Low-power burners Low-power burners The number of surface cooking burners with maximum output ratings of 6,500 Btu/hr or less (sometimes called simmer burners). These are intended for delicate tasks such as sauces.
1
Number of cooktop burners Number of cooktop burners Total number of individual cooktop burners.
5
Convection mode Convection mode Has a convection feature that uses a fan or two to circulate heated air, and sometimes an extra heating element. The convection mode can be turned off if you prefer conventional cooking.
Yes
Double oven Double oven Double oven models have a second oven cavity. Most have a separate small oven above the main one complete with its own controls, door, window, oven light, slide-out rack, and self-clean function. While the upper oven offers easy access, the main oven is relatively low; you'll need to crouch to remove items from lower shelf positions. Other designs offer two same-sized ovens, or convert a single oven into two using a slide-in partition (though with a shared door.)
No
Cooking drawer Cooking drawer Drawer below the main oven that can cook foods (up to a few inches high), as well as warm or heat serving bowls and plates. The cooking drawer has its own temperature control so can be set to cook a dish independent of the main oven. Foods must be lifted up out of the drawer (lacks a slide-out rack), and the drawer requires manual cleaning.
Yes
Slide-in Slide-in Slides between cabinets; all controls are on front panel for a built-in look. May have an unfinished exterior on the sides of the range, and typically the left and right edges of the cooktop overlap the counter.
No
Stainless steel available Stainless steel available Many new mainstream ranges come with stainless steel trim or offer a stainless-trim version for an additional $200 or so. Many pro-style ranges (brands such as Viking, DCS, and GE Monogram, among others) have full stainless-steel construction.
Yes
Warming drawer Warming drawer The drawer below the oven can keep hot foods warm or heat serving bowls and plates. It can also be used as a storage drawer.
No

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