Most and Least Reliable Electric Range Brands

With data on more than 43,000 models, CR's member survey reveals the brands that last

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 survey on range reliability, we asked members about their experiences with 43,282 ranges they purchased between 2008 and 2018.

"Around 80 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. 

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But that doesn't mean you can't go wrong. Just because a range lasts doesn't mean it provides years of worry-free service.

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.

To find a reliable electric 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

We have reliability ratings for 12 major manufacturers of electric ranges: Amana, Bosch, Electrolux, Frigidaire, GE, Hotpoint, 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 and electric ranges that rate well for predicted reliability.

Of the most reliable brands of electric ranges that were covered in our survey, three stand out by earning a rating of Excellent for predicted reliability: Bosch, Whirlpool, and GE. And another three—Frigidaire, Kenmore, and LG—also deserve a nod, each with a rating of Very Good. 

No brand earns a rating of Excellent for owner satisfaction with electric ranges, but Bosch is one of two brands to earn a rating of Very Good, and the only brand in our survey with positive ratings for reliability and satisfaction. GE earns a rating of Good for owner satisfaction, as does Kenmore, but Whirlpool and Frigidaire earn ratings of Fair for owner satisfaction. 

Bottom line? Bosch earns the best marks for electric ranges in our survey for reliability and satisfaction, and they make several models that also fare well in our tests. GE and Kenmore are reliable brands that earn ratings of Good for owner satisfaction, but GE electric models tend to perform better in our tests.

The GE Profile below is a reasonably priced workhorse that heats water quickly and bakes evenly. The Bosch is a slightly more premium model. It's a slide-in with front-mounted controls and a convection oven.

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