Spend more, get more? It depends. Spending more on an electric range often gets you more style, a second oven, or innovations such as induction and virtual flames—useful reminders that your induction elements are on. What it doesn’t guarantee is faster heat, better baking, or just-right simmering. If your budget is $1,000 or less consider these impressive electric ranges from Consumer Reports’ range tests.

We tested dozens of electric smoothtop ranges, single and double ovens, coil, and induction ranges. The highest scored 89, the lowest 44. So here’s what $1,000 or less can buy you. The price shown is for the tested model in a particular finish. Some are shown in stainless steel, but keep in mind that all of these electric smoothtop ranges are available in stainless although that ups the price.  

A Word About Electric Range Reliability

No brand stood out as the most or least reliable electric range, but GE/GE Monogram appears at the top of the reliability chart and is meaningfully better than Samsung, LG, and KitchenAid. How do we know? We asked 6,880 subscribers who bought a new electric range between 2010 and 2015 about their experiences. Our brand reliability data shows you all the details. 

Best Electric Ranges for $1,000 or Less

Radiant Electric Smoothtops
LG LRE3083SW, $800 (Recommended)
Frigidaire Gallery FGEF3035RF, $870 (Recommended)
Whirlpool WFE905C0ES, $900 (Recommended)
Frigidaire FFEF3018LW, $540
Kenmore 94242, $1,000
Samsung NE59J7630SS, $1,000
GE JB655SKSS, $720
GE JB650SFSS, $800
Whirlpool WFE515S0ES, $750 

Prefer a coil top range? Then check out the Kenmore 94142. It's $560, top rated, and a CR Best Buy. Use our range Ratings and the features & specs tab to compare models.