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Gas ranges are not the best performers in Consumer Reports' tests of ranges. So why is it that most CR members surveyed say they prefer cooking with gas? It's visceral.

“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.

Twist a knob and you get a flame. That taps into a vein of satisfaction that goes back millennia.

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.

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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, see our comprehensive ratings of gas, electric, induction, and pro-style ranges.)

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