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Gas ranges are not the best performers in Consumer Reports' tests. 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 fire. That taps into a vein of satisfaction that goes back millennia.

You don’t have to spend a lot to get a great range. Some of the very best models in our ratings can be had for 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. And now every range in our ratings has brand reliability and owner satisfaction data from our extensive survey of members integrated into its Overall Score.

If you’re just starting out in the shopping process, check out our ranges buying guide for more comprehensive advice.

CR members can browse our ratings of nearly 175 gas, electric, induction, and pro-style ranges. If you already know what you're looking for and just need to narrow your choices, read on for ratings and reviews of five of the best gas ranges for $1,000 or less from our ratings.

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