The range is your kitchen's most versatile appliance. It combines a stove and oven in a single appliance, offering you a convenient way fry, boil, broil and bake all your favorites. A cooking range can help make the most out of every meal, every day. There are plenty of options and features to consider when determining which range is right for you and your kitchen.
Choosing the Right Range
When it comes to cooking ranges, the first question is fuel: do you want gas or electric? Gas stoves deliver precise heat control and consistent temperature on the cooktop. The heat in the oven tends to be slightly humid. Electric stoves are quick to heat up up-top, and their ovens produce an even, dry heat. With a gas stovetop and an electric oven, dual fuel ranges are a unique option that combines attributes of both fuel types.
Induction ranges offer an innovative, energy-efficient option. Ranges with induction cooktops feature fast-heating elements that use electricity and magnetic coils to quickly, directly heat cookware while leaving the remaining surface cool to the touch. Since they don't use flames or direct heat, induction stoves are a safe choice.
Love to bake? Convection ranges are made with you in mind. Whether fueled by gas or electricity, convection ovens use fans to circulate hot air throughout the oven, so foods cook more evenly, at a lower temperature and in less time.
If you frequently cook large meals - or if you just want to be able to heat up a pot pie and bake cookies at the same time - consider a double oven. They're available in electric, gas and dual-fuel configurations.
For serious gourmets, our selection of commercial ranges can bring professional performance and quality to your kitchen.
Top Options & Features
Freestanding ranges are found in most kitchens. They're affordable and simple to install. For a built-in look that's easy to clean, slide-in ranges are the answer. They fit flush with your countertop, usually with a couple of inches of counter space behind the range. Drop-in ranges are placed in custom cabinetry that include a cabinet-front panel where the cookware storage drawer's located on freestanding and slide-in options. Stainless steel ovens are an effective way to kick your kitchen's appearance up a notch, too.
Many of our gas ranges and electric ranges also come equipped with a self-cleaning oven feature, a high-temperature process that cleans without you having to manually scrub.
Before buying a range, make sure you have the right amount of space allotted for it. Measure first, buy second, especially for slide-in and drop-in stoves.
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