Most and Least Reliable Electric Range Brands

With data on more than 80,000 models, CR's member surveys reveal the brands that last

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The range is the workhorse of the kitchen, so it’s only natural that you want it to work perfectly every day.

In our most recent reliability surveys, we asked members about their experiences with 80,325 ranges they purchased between 2011 and 2021.

“Around 81 percent of the ranges in our survey that were purchased 10 years ago are still in use,” says Simon Slater, associate director of survey research at Consumer Reports.

But longevity and reliability aren’t the same thing, and just because so many ranges make it to the 10-year mark doesn’t mean they don’t need repairs along the way. Our surveys find big differences between brands with respect to the frequency of repairs needed to keep ranges cooking their best.

More on Ranges

We determine an electric range’s predicted reliability rating by asking CR members whether the one they bought developed problems or broke within the first five years. Then we use that data to make projections about how new models from a given brand will hold up over time. Some brands have a much higher problem rate than others.

We also ask members how likely they are to recommend their range, and that serves as the basis for our owner satisfaction rating.

If you’re shopping for a new range, start with our buying guide to zero in on features and options that matter to you. Next, turn to our range ratings for the complete picture.

Most Reliable Electric Range Brands

From our surveys, we have reliability ratings for 15 major manufacturers of electric ranges: Amana, Bosch, Café (formerly GE Café), Dacor, Electrolux, Frigidaire, GE, Hotpoint, Jenn-Air, Kenmore, KitchenAid, LG, Maytag, Samsung, and Whirlpool.

CR members with digital access can read on for some of the most important findings from our survey, along with ratings and reviews of top-performing electric ranges from brands that rate well for predicted reliability.

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We investigate, research, and test so you can choose with confidence.