The 30 in. 5.6 cu. ft. GE Café Gas Range with Steam-Cleaning Convection Oven has set a new bar for me in terms of what I want a new range to do. First up, this range is a dual fuel range, meaning it has the added parts to convert from natural gas to propane if needed. This range has 5 burners on top, the center one includes a 2-sided cast iron griddle/grill. The convection oven comes with 3 oven racks instead of 2 that you normally get from a new range. The oven also includes a temperature probe that plugs into the side wall of the oven so you can bake by temperature instead of time.
One another note, this range really looks so much better in person than the photographs taken of it. I really am impressed by how much better it is than my previous range which was also a high end range at the time I purchased it. I noticed right away that the burners on top put out more heat for faster cooking, and the oven preheating times are shorter also.
This range can communicate to you via an app you can download and install on your Android or Apple smartphone, and it will help you get your range connected to your home network via wi-fi by following the prompts on the app. The screen on the range will show it is connected via wi-fi after you have successfully gone thru the steps on the app. If you have the Nest Protect smoke detectors like I do, then this range can easily be configured to work with them and should the Nest Protect detect smoke, it will tell the range to shut the oven off automatically. Now that is impressive!
While its nice to be able to turn the oven on remotely and set the temperature, it’s also good to see how much time is left on whatever your baking from the app instead of needing to go to the range. An additional feature is that the oven can shut off after the timer runs down, which could come in handy under certain conditions. Thru your app, you can at any time turn the oven off or an, as well as seeing if any part of the range is in use. Did you remember to shut off the stove? One look from the app will tell you whether you left a burner on or not, whether you’re at home or at the store. Incredible!
Easy to Use, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Stylish