Best Electric Ranges of 2022
Whether you're looking for a single- or double-oven range, these top-scoring models will help you get dinner (and dessert!) on the table with ease and efficiency
In Consumer Reports’ tests, some ranges, or stoves, struggle just to hold a steady simmer or brown a sheet of cookies. In fact, there’s a staggering 43-point difference between the Overall Scores of the best and worst electric ranges in our tests.
“For electric ranges, we see some of the biggest differences in how well their ovens bake and broil,” says Tara Casaregola, CR’s test engineer in charge of ranges.
This article focuses exclusively on electric smooth-top ranges. They’re the most popular option of any range because they can be installed in any house with a 220-volt electric line. They’re also easier to clean than coil tops. And compared with induction ranges, electric smooth-top ranges are typically cheaper and will work with any kind of cookware.
Best Electric Ranges: Single Oven
If you don’t find yourself cooking two things at once very often, single-oven models will typically save you some money. They also don’t require you to stoop as low as you would with a double-oven range when baking or broiling.
Best Electric Ranges: Double Oven
Double ovens typically combine a smaller oven on top with a larger oven on the bottom. They’re great when you need to bake two foods at once at different temperatures. There are some drawbacks, however, including the absence of a storage drawer.