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

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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.

More on Ranges

Each year CR’s expert testers bake hundreds of cakes and cookies, and take thousands of precise temperature measurements to see how well every range that passes through our lab heats, bakes, and broils.

But we don’t stop at performance tests. We also survey members on whether their ranges have experienced a problem, so that we can calculate the predicted reliability for different range brands. And if you’re shopping for a new electric range because your old one broke, we have a calculator (and plenty of expert advice) on whether it makes more sense to repair or replace your broken range.

For more on ranges of all types, see our range buying guide. Consumer Reports members can read on for six of the best electric ranges from our tests. Members can also jump right to our electric range ratings to compare models. Below, we highlight the best single- and double-oven electric ranges in our ratings.

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.

Paul Hope

As a classically trained chef and an enthusiastic DIYer, I've always valued having the best tool for a job—whether the task at hand is dicing onions for mirepoix or hanging drywall. When I'm not writing about home products, I can be found putting them to the test, often with help from my two young children, in the 1860s townhouse I'm restoring in my free time.