Best Gas Ranges for $1,000 or Less

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    Plenty of cooks—and a majority of CR members—prefer cooking on gas. And it’s easy to see why. Twist a knob and you get a flame. That taps into a vein of satisfaction that goes back millennia.

    But gas ranges don’t always perform as well as their electric counterparts in our tests.

    “Even if gas ranges aren’t always as fast as smoothtops to boil water, they offer a level of sensory feedback that you won’t find on electric models,” says Tara Casaregola, who oversees range testing for Consumer Reports.

    If you're replacing a gas range or upgrading your appliances, you don’t have to spend a lot to get a great range. Some of the very best models in our ratings cost less than $1,000.

    More on Ranges

    Our cooking performance tests determine how quickly a range boils, how evenly it bakes and broils, and how steadily it holds a stovetop simmer. We also size up self-cleaning features, the ease of using controls, and the real usable capacity of every single—and double—oven. Data for brand reliability and owner satisfaction, from our exclusive member surveys, also factors into a model’s Overall Score.

    If you’re just beginning the shopping process, start with our range buying guide.

    And, read on for ratings and reviews of five of the best gas ranges for $1,000 or less from our ratings. (For even more options, at various price points, including double-oven models which tend to start at prices over $1,000, see our comprehensive ratings of gas, electric, induction, and pro-style ranges.)

    Best Gas Ranges for $1,000 or Less

    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.