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    Café CGB500P2MS1 Range
    Recall notice

    In December 2021, GE recalled some models of ranges—sold between May 2021 and July 2021—due to a possible tip-over hazard. Recalled ranges were sold under seven brand names: GE, GE Profile, Hotpoint, Haier, Café, Conservator, and Crosley. Find more details here, including how to check if your specific model is affected.

    CGB500P2MS1
    This standard 30-inch wide freestanding gas range has the following:
    • 5 surface burners
    • Among surface burners, 2 high-powered burner(s).
    • Grates: Cast iron, continuous.
    • Convection oven mode.
    • Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
    • Glass touch-screen for setting oven temperature.
    • Oven can be controlled wirelessly from smartphone.
    • Has oval burner or bridge burner for griddle use.
    • Oven has "steam clean" cycle option intended for light cleaning.
    • Built-in griddle.
    External Dimensions
    Width: 30 in
    Description
    This standard 30-inch wide freestanding gas range has the following:
    • 5 surface burners
    • Among surface burners, 2 high-powered burner(s).
    • Grates: Cast iron, continuous.
    • Convection oven mode.
    • Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
    • Glass touch-screen for setting oven temperature.
    • Oven can be controlled wirelessly from smartphone.
    • Has oval burner or bridge burner for griddle use.
    • Oven has "steam clean" cycle option intended for light cleaning.
    • Built-in griddle.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Survey Results

    Predicted Reliability

    Predicted Reliability

    Predicted brand reliability icons are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased gas ranges, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, by the end of the 5th year of ownership.

     /  5
    Owner Satisfaction

    Owner Satisfaction

    Brand owner satisfaction icons are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their gas range to their friends and family.

     /  5

    Test Results

    Cooktop high

    Cooktop high

    This reflects how quickly the most powerful burner could raise a large pot of water from room temperature to a near boil.

     /  5
    Cooktop low

    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.

     /  5
    Baking

    Baking

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

     /  5
    Broiling

    Broiling

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

     /  5
    Oven capacity

    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.

     /  5
    Self-cleaning

    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.

     /  5

    About

    The Café CGB500P2MS1 is part of the Ranges test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Gas ranges models like the CGB500P2MS1 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Cooktop high This reflects how quickly the most powerful burner could raise a large 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.

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