Best Electric Ranges for $1,000 or Less
Top options from CR’s exhaustive tests
Contrary to popular belief, electric ranges are generally faster than gas when it comes to boiling water. The best also simmer steadily, bake evenly, and on the whole broil better than their gas counterparts.
“Even though most people really like to cook on gas ranges, radiant electric smoothtops have a lot to offer,” says Tara Casaregola, who oversees all range testing for Consumer Reports.
Getting a great electric range won’t cost you a fortune, either. Some smoothtops that earn a rating of Very Good can be had for around $500. Investing even a couple of hundred dollars more can get you substantial perks, such as stainless steel, warming zones, and, in some cases, even convection. And while you won’t see many induction ranges for under $1,000, some don’t cost much more and are worth a look.