Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 249
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CheriinMississippi No heat or smoke in kitchen now!!!!
Old Magic Chef smoked and made house so hot I only cooked in winter time. Gave in and bought this range and so glad I did. Does not heat up house at all. It is very attractive, so much that I refaced cabinets and put in new tile to make the entire kitchen over. Temp control is right on the money. Love the glass door and oven light. Threw the old wind up timer away. I am now up to date on modern conveniences. You will not regret buying the stove. HD installed it and carried away the old one.
Installation was done in about 40 mins. Amazing installers.
July 26, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Nicole Poor Model?
I'm not sure if we got a lemon or if this is a poor model. I am on my second oven within three weeks of purchase. The first one they brought, the front right burner would not light, so they replaced it. The second one was kicking my circuit breaker and I had to have a serviceman from GE come and check it out. He said it was a kinked wire. So far after he fixed the wire, I have had no problems with it. I have to say that GE has been very good about handling the problems though. I didn't need an oven with bells and whistles, so I just stuck with this basic oven. Hopefully I don't have any further problems. The last oven I had was also a GE but a different model and I had it for 12 years with no problems, so I wanted to stick with GE. I probably should have done more research on this model before I purchased it. One thing to note about Home Depot though, check out their appliance return policy. I believe it is only two days and then you just have to deal with the manufacturer and Home Depot does nothing to help you out.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BUG001 Great Oven -- Buy it and Enjoy it !
I bought this oven on Black Friday on sale. I knew my wife would be cooking on Christmas and New years. This oven is GREAT. Its big inside you can fit a roast and the sides all at once. It cooks accurately, based on the time it suppose to cook a roast and the final temperature. Its packed full of useful features, its stylish and easy to clean. The different size burners are a plus , especially if your in a rush the larger burner cooks quick. Believe it or not , my gas bill hasn't been any higher either.
One minor thing to take into consideration -- look where the gas connector is in the back. during installation you may need a longer gas supply hose.
If your considering this oven -- its a great oven for the price.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Balto22 For those who prefer their appliances in white ...
Redoing a small condo kitchen in bits & pieces. First two purchases were a new fridge and this new stove. I'm VERY happy with it ... clean design, nice, simple lines. I particularly like the fact that the burner grates are made of steel; they aren't going to chip like the painted grates I've had in the past. Also, the oven has a large window which is nice for both practical and cosmetic purposes. Preheats quickly and gives you an audio beep when the desired temp is reached. Great product at a great price.
March 8, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HilltopFarm Good for the price
Good for the money but the BTU's are too low for a serious cook and large saute pans don't fit well on the back burners
January 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SanDiego Good value - clean design
Love the large oven window , especially because of the white mesh glass inlay that gives a clean white look to the window when the oven light is off (some other ovens have a dark glass look).
The top burners are steady and controllable down to the lowest low flame. Top is very easy to clean. Each entire sealed burner unit lifts off for easy wiping of the porcelain top. The grates are a clean-looking dark gray, are smooth, and don't show burnt on food spotting. Same for the burner top disks.
The vent at the top back of the oven does send heat out toward your face, if you are standing right in front of the range while oven is on. Nice in the winter! Otherwise, stand back a few inches.
This is a good, simple oven without silly bells and whistles. No oven alarms, no auto turnoff, no stupid "self-cleaning" functions and door locks. The fewer electronic circuits, the better chance there is that an electronic ignition will last. My previous Amana/Whirlpool Direct Spark Ignition stopped functioning after about 1 year - exactly when the warranty expired. I managed to trick and diddle with it to get the oven to light for about another year and a half, then I had to replace it. Hoping this GE lasts much longer!
The big-BTU burner is on the right front, which works for me better than having it on the left front. Small-BTU burner on right rear. Two normal-BTU burners are on the left side.
The broiler is not really useful, so I store a few cast-iron pot lids under the broiler tray. Broilers down on the far bottom of a range are never useful - who really uses them?
May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smile Good product
good product. will make a good starter stove. holds up decent.
June 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joe2consumer Best value range that gives essential cooking functionality
When I searched for ranges, I explored every option including NXR, Bertazzoni and 4 star. I really want a durable heavy duty range, but all the ranges I liked were several thousand dollars or more. I was replacing a GE range that gave me 15 years of service. So I decided to look at GE ranges. At first I was looking at the high end double oven which goes for around 2,000. It looked very appealing, but then I think if I am going to spend that type of money, go for the ones that I mentioned above. I looked at the bottom of the line one which still had the center area for me to lay my spatula while cooking. At less than 1/3 the price, it seemed like this was the best fit for now.
One of my biggest fear with all of the retail ranges was the knobs controlling the gas valves felt light and too easy to turn. After installing the stove, that fear went away, it works reliably and without issue. One thing to note is the new range barely fits into the width, whereas my old GE range had a quarter of an inch less width.
What I like about the range:
- burners are much more efficient than the old range and accurate
- Easy to clean and as long as I do not use anything abrasive, I think I can keep this range scratch free and clean.
- burner area is well sealed preventing spills that would clog the gas vents.
- Very simple and functional.
What I do not like
- Oven controls on the back of the stove top (reaching across hot cook tops is not the most intuitive design consideration)
- Oven control is button controlled and will not work in a power outage. I like to set the temperature and let it control that. I actually wish the stove had the old knob to adjust the gas and then a digital temperature reading.
- Very careful to make sure the grates and any pots do not scratch the surface. Once that happens, it becomes more difficult to clean.
The cook top seems a little higher than my old GE. The light in the oven works fine, I never changed the light bulb in my old oven and I am sure it was less bright because of that. I don't particularly like the different size burners on the cook top, but each one seems to work fine. The warranty on all these ranges are the same, even the top of the line GE. I figured if the top of the line GE could not offer a longer warranty, then it is essentially the same quality as the bottom end range. So as long as I was not going for the high end dream range, I figured this one is the best value for the dollar.
I am definitely not a chef, but it is nice to have a reasonably working range at bottom rate price.
May 5, 2015