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Most and Least Reliable Gas Range Brands

With data on more than 43,000 ranges, Consumer Reports' member survey reveals the brands that last

A burner on a range from one of the most reliable brands

The engineers and technicians in Consumer Reports’ cooking appliance lab put dozens of new gas ranges through their paces each year. Our performance tests capture everything from how quickly a model heats water to how evenly it bakes.

We also look into how appliances hold up outside the lab, in the real world of our members’ homes. Every year we survey our members about the products they own, and use that data to make projections about how new models from a given brand will hold up over time—our predicted reliability ratings.

We also ask members how likely they are to recommend their range, and that serves as the basis for our owner satisfaction rating.

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These latest findings come from the Consumer Reports 2018 Summer Survey, which leverages data on 43,282 ranges that our members purchased between 2008 and 2018.

“The reliability between gas range brands varies,” says Simon Slater, CR’s manager of survey research. “And only two of the gas range brands we test rate favorably for both predicted reliability and owner satisfaction in our survey.”

To find a reliable range, start with our buying guide to zero in on features and options that matter to you. Next turn to our range ratings for the complete picture. 

Most Reliable Gas Range Brands

We have reliability ratings for 10 major manufacturers of gas ranges: Amana, Bosch, Frigidaire, GE, Kenmore, KitchenAid, LG, Maytag, Samsung, and Whirlpool.

CR members can read on for some of the most crucial findings from our survey, along with specific gas ranges that rate well for predicted reliability.

Of the most reliable brands of gas ranges that were covered in our survey, four earn ratings of either Very Good or Excellent. The brand with the highest marks for predicted reliability? Samsung, with a rating of Excellent. Brands that earn a Very Good rating are GE, Frigidaire, and LG. Ranges from these brands are the least likely to have problems during the first five years of ownership.

But of the four, only LG and Samsung also receive positive marks for owner satisfaction—LG rates Very Good while Samsung rates Excellent. Bosch is the only other brand in our survey with a positive owner satisfaction rating. It rates Very Good, despite rating only Good for predicted reliability. 

Bottom line? LG and Samsung are both solid choices for a gas range. They’re the only brands with positive ratings for both reliability and satisfaction, and both make plenty of models that perform exceptionally well in our tests.

Here, we’ve highlighted two models to consider. The Samsung is a stellar all-around performer with lots of features, including a convection oven and a stovetop griddle burner. The LG is a more budget-friendly pick with fewer features. 

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