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One of the best ranges of 2018 from Consumer Reports' tests.

Best Ranges of 2018

The best gas, electric, and pro-style ranges from Consumer Reports' test labs

The range aisle is bristling with options, from basic freestanding ranges to double-ovens and souped-up slide-ins. You might come across more than 40 models on a Lowe’s showroom floor or nearly 60 at a typical Sears—or more than 150 models in our current range ratings.

Consumer Reports’ appliance pros test ranges year-round. They use a combination of calibrated temperature measurements as well as actual food—including chocolate, to test simmering, and hamburger patties to test the broiling function. Over the course of a year, our test engineers bake more than 2,400 cookies and 400 cakes.

We test models from such brands as Amana, GE, Kenmore, KitchenAid, LG, Maytag, Samsung, Viking, Whirlpool, and Wolf, ranging in price from $400 to almost $8,000.

“We often find that price is really no indicator of performance,” says Tara Casaregola, who heads CR’s testing of ranges, cooktops, and wall ovens. “We have some in the mix for $1,000 that perform better than models costing $5,000.”

CR members can read on for reviews of the very best ranges you can buy right now.

Or, check out our range buying guide if you aren't sure where to start. It will give you clear advice on what kind of range is best for you.