Range Ratings

From basic electric smoothtop to pro-style ranges, there are more choices for cooking in your kitchen than ever. Our ratings also include induction and coil-top ranges, plus electric, gas, and dual-fuel ranges.

View our ratings and reviews and browse our buying guide to find the best ranges.

Electric smoothtop ranges (72)

Our recommended ranges can do it all and, based on our survey of thousands of readers, do not have brand reliability problems. CR Best Buys are recommended ranges that combine impressive performance and value.

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Electric induction ranges (11)

Recommended ranges will bring pasta water to a fast boil, hold a big batch of spaghetti sauce or chili at a low simmer, and deliver dozens of cookies that are evenly baked and nicely browned.

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Electric coil ranges (12)

Broiling is impressive or better on recommended ranges, and the oven is large and self-cleaning and scored Good or better. CR Best Buys are recommended ranges that combine impressive performance and value.

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Gas ranges (85)

Our recommended gas and dual-fuel ranges (which pair a gas cooktop and an electric oven) are top-scoring and, based on our survey of thousands of readers, do not have brand reliability problems.

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Pro-style ranges (13)

Pro-style ranges make a statement. But despite their high price, they aren't the best ranges we've tested. We cover both gas and dual-fuel ranges, which pair a gas cooktop and an electric oven. Some pro-style ranges have surprisingly small ovens and lack a self-clean feature.

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All Ratings

During the pandemic, many of us have refocused our lives at home—and, specifically, in the kitchen. If you’ve been honing your skills as a home chef, your cooktop and stove might have gotten a little more wear and tear in recent months. Maybe something broke down—or maybe you’re just pining for a new or more powerful range.So where do you start? The choice between gas and electric ranges is... largely dictated by your current setup. Gas ranges require you to have either` natural gas or propane service at your home, while an electric range will work in any house, provided you have a 220-volt electric line in your kitchen. An electrician can install one if you don’t. If you’re replacing an existing range, buying a new model of the same type and size ensures that the new range will fit. Slide-in ranges—where the top will slightly overlap existing countertops—are definitely on trend. However, if you buy one to replace an old freestanding range, you may want to add a backsplash if the wall behind your old range is unfinished. If you plan to switch from gas to electric, or vice versa, you’re likely to need an electrician or a plumber to run new lines. Same goes for upgrading to a dual-fuel pro-style range, which partners gas burners with an electric oven and requires both the standard gas and electrical connections.How about “trading up” to a pro-style range? Well, you might be surprised at how little you get for the money. “Even basic conveniences that you’d take for granted on a regular range, like a digital oven display or preheat light, are often missing on pro-style ranges,” says Tara Casaregola, CR’s test engineer who oversees range testing at Consumer Reports. If you’re replacing an older radiant electric range, consider an induction range. These appliances run on the same standard electric line as a regular electric range, but their burners use electromagnetic pulses to transfer energy directly to your cookware, causing pots and pans—but not burners—to get hot. The ovens in induction ranges work just like those in regular electric ranges. Induction ranges cost a little more than radiant electric ranges, but they tend to boil water faster and simmer more steadily. As a group, induction ranges outperform all the other types of ranges in our ratings. Keep in mind that we’re still dealing with a shortage of major appliances, including ranges. You may need to allow extra time for delivery. If you’re unable to secure a range quickly, a freestanding burner and a countertop toaster oven with convection can help you get dinner on the table in a pinch.