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 kitchen range.

Range Ratings

Electric Smoothtop Ranges

Electric Smoothtop Ranges (57)


Electric Induction Ranges

Electric Induction Ranges (5)


Electric Coil Ranges

Electric Coil Ranges (9)


Gas Ranges

Gas Ranges (64)


Pro-Style Ranges

Pro-Style Ranges (9)


Buying guide hero image

Ranges Buying Guide

The range is the workhorse of the kitchen, and if it's stylish, it's probably the centerpiece, too. The choice between gas and electric ranges is largely dictated by what you have. 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 are definitely the trend, but if you buy one to replace an old freestanding range, you may want to add a backsplash if the wall behind your old range was 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.

If you do "trade up" to a pro range, you may 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 for 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, and as a group, induction ranges outperform all the other types of ranges in our ratings. 

Whatever range you choose, keep in mind that the pandemic has led to 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.