Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 471
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FntsticCook For cooks and decorators alike
I just had this beauty installed, and it is everything the reviews said it was. For the record, I am an enthusiastic amateur cook. I make most of the meals in our three human family, and I am constantly trying new recipes and variations of old recipes. The one thing that I hear pros talking about amateur cooks is that they don't cook on high enough heat. Well, no worries here. This baby delivers intense heat, but also rocks it back nicely for gentle simmers. After only 5 or 6 meals (stove top and oven), I can firmly attest that higher heat produces better results, and better taste (once you learn to control it). As far as features, well, I love the simplicity yet elegance of the functionality and design. The thing is a beast, very well made, feels and looks heavy. The timer and oven controls are easy to read and use. The big burner knobs are fluid and also easy to read. The stove top is a dream (especially for someone that has never had an edge to edge stove before) in moving things around and amount of burners. The included griddle is great for pancakes. The bottom small oven/warmer is a bonus, as is the oval center burner. The only thing that I heard in some other comments that may be true is that it may prove to be a bit hard to clean. I already had some food spill on the edge of the burners, and took a bit to get the burned-on stuff off. I also wonder why little nooks and crannies can't be better covered. But that is minimal. Get a can of bartenders friend and you're golden.
Overall, I love this appliance. And with a beautiful new stainless range hood, the centerpiece of the kitchen has as much beauty as it has function.
October 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Psoh Looks great !
I have not used all the features like the convection cooking option, so I gave it a 4 star rating. Other than that it bakes and cooks great.
October 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cwbiii Installed myself...
After stripping it from the box and reading the instruction manual I got right to converting it from Natural Gas (the default) to LP. Its a bit of work but very doable for a mechanically inclined person. In all it took about 2-3 hrs at a leisurely pace. The directions were specific enough that there were no issues. The fine lettering on the replacement gas orifices were a bit small for these old eyes but the color coding was accurate and easier to identify the correct replacement orifice for each one I removed.
The most difficult were those inside the oven. It said to remove the oven door but there were no directions provided on how to do so... but I did not have to remove it to complete the installation. Care must be taken to not cross thread the orifices when putting them back on. I was replacing an old gas range so I did not have to do any gas installation work other than to disconnect the old and hookup the new.
I ran both ovens at 450 for an hr just to bake out any smells before I use it.
All burners/ovens work as described. I plan to write a more comprehensive review after several months of usage.
October 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by linnea12 Loving this stove
We've had this stove for several months now, and so far we are very pleased with it.
We should have read the instruction to coat everything with ceramic cleaner before we used the stove, as getting some of the stains off has not been easy. One of the little rubber pads melted off the grate when I used the power burner to heat a kettle for hot water bath canning. The controls are easy to use. I love that there's a little beep when I forget to hit "start" after setting the oven temperature.
September 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by marshkatz So much better than my old oven
I did not realize what a poor job my old GE oven was doing until I got this one. Heats much faster and cooks more evenly.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jgmoore Great Stove
We bought this as an upgrade from an old electric as part of a major kitchen remodel. The five burners give flexibility when cooking. Water boils very quickly. Soups and sauces can be turned down to a simmer without the risk of burning the bottom of the pots. The oven turns on and preheats very quickly. Accurate temperature control. Easy cleanup and an overall great looking appliance.
September 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Angie43 I love my new GE Cafe Gas Range!!
This range looks feels like a professional range!! It's strong and sturdy! My food always cooks beautifully! I love this stove
September 25, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by nna_misc Inefficient
The distance between the burner and the bottom of your utensil/cooking vessel is to much. A lot of energy/heat is lost before it reaches the utensil.
September 23, 2016