The 7 Best Gas Ranges of 2019

Turn up the heat with these gas range options

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Samsung 30” Gas Range/Convection Oven at Home Depot

“Like many of the more full-featured gas ranges, this model from Samsung features 5 burners with continuous grates and an oval burner for larger-sized pots and pans.”

Runner-Up, Best Overall: GE 5.0 cu. ft. Gas Range with Convection Oven at Home Depot

“What sets this gas range apart is the extra-large griddle occupying the center of the cooktop.”

Best for Gourmet Cooks: Thor Kitchen HRG3080U 30" Freestanding Gas Range at Ajmadison.com

“The styling and capabilities are reminiscent of professional-grade gas ranges, but the price point sits in the middle of the pack.”

Best with Double Oven: Samsung 30-inch Double Oven Gas Range at Home Depot

“Range features 5 burners – including an 18,000 BTU burner for high-power cooking.”

Best Budget: Whirlpool 5.1 cu. ft. Gas Range at Home Depot

“Available in black, white, or stainless steel, this affordable gas range is a popular choice for home cooks everywhere.”

Runner-Up, Best Budget: GE 4.8 cu. ft. Free-Standing Gas Range at Home Depot

“This straightforward range offers you the convenience of a gas-powered cook top, with a conventional oven that provides enough room for everyday meals and weekend entertaining.”

Best Compact: Amana 20 in. Gas Range at Home Depot

“With 4 burners and a 2.6 cubic feet of oven space, this range is a compact choice that can still keep up with your cooking needs.”

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    Best Overall: Samsung 30” Gas Range with Convection Oven

    Samsung 30 in. 5.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Self-Cleaning and Fan Convection Oven in Stainless Steel
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    Excellent

    For the best value in a gas range, look to this highly-rated and much-praised 30” gas range from Samsung. Available in a brushed stainless-steel finish, this appliance has a modern look for your kitchen with the features and flexibility that will make it an ideal choice for the cook in your family.

    Like many of the more full-featured gas ranges, this model from Samsung features 5 burners with continuous grates and an oval burner for larger-sized pots and pans. It also comes with a griddle for center burner use. The oven for this appliance also packs extra features that make it an easy choice. The 5.8 cubic feet of oven space has convection cooking technology and is self-cleaning.

    This model of gas range is priced affordably but doesn’t lack in terms of functionality or style. Users love the roominess of the range, and the space available in the oven as well. Choose this Samsung 30” gas range with convection oven to make the most of your gas-powered cooking endeavors.

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    Runner-Up, Best Overall: GE 5.0 cu. ft. Gas Range with Convection Oven

    GE 5.0 cu. ft. Gas Range with Self-Cleaning Convection Oven in Slate
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    Our runner-up for best overall gas range is made by GE. This 30-inch gas range with 5.0 cubic feet of oven space features five burners and convection cooking technology.

    What sets this gas range apart is the extra-large griddle occupying the center of the cooktop. While the concept of a griddle itself isn’t unique to gas ranges, GE has designed this cooktop to be an ‘edge-to-edge’ design. This means that there is more space for burners and for a larger griddle. On some other gas ranges, people complain that the center burner is too cramped or that the griddle is too small. This griddle is generously-sized, thanks to the large footprint of this gas range.

    This range has a slightly smaller oven than our top pick, with only 5.0 cubic feet of oven space. However, this similarly priced model still leaves plenty of room to prepare a meal and the convection technology bakes evenly. It also comes in four different finishes to match your décor: slate, black, white, and stainless steel.

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    Best for Gourmet Cooks: Thor Kitchen HRG3080U 30" Freestanding Gas Range

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    If you’re looking for a gas range that has the look and feel of a range from the kitchen of your favorite high-end restaurant, look no further than this model from Thor Kitchen. The styling and capabilities are reminiscent of professional-grade gas ranges, but the price point sits in the middle of the pack.

    Cooking on the Thor Freestanding Professional Style Gas Range will have you whipping up fancy dinners and saucy finishes in no time, thanks to the high-powered BTU burners. You’ll find an 18,000 BTU burner, 15,000 BTU burner, and two 12,000 BTU burners. The power of these burners is on par with many mid-to-upper range models of gas ranges, and exceeds that of many entry-level gas ranges.

    The oven is equipped with 22,000 BTU, and a broiler capable of producing 13,000 BTU. With 4.2 cubic feet of oven space, there is sufficient room for all of your roasting and baking needs. Gourmet cooks looking for a gas range that fits the part of a high-end appliance and has the power to back it up will appreciate the value and styling of the Thor Kitchen Freestanding Professional Style Gas Range.

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    Best with Double Oven: Samsung 30-inch Double Oven Gas Range

    Samsung 30 in. 5.8 cu. ft. Double Oven Gas Range with Self-Cleaning Convection Oven in Stainless
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    This gas range with double oven from Samsung is a great choice if you’re looking for a gas range combined with the versatility that a double oven offers. The 5.8 cubic foot double oven features convection cooking in both the upper and lower oven.

    On top, the gas range features 5 burners – including an 18,000 BTU burner for high-power cooking. To help make it easier to prepare a variety of cuisine, this appliance also comes with a griddle and wok grate. Users praise this range for producing consistent, even flames that uniformly heats pots and pans.

    The oven’s versatility is highlighted in the fact that it can operate as two double ovens with convection cooking, or you can remove the Smart Divider and use the oven as one super-capacity 5.8 cubic foot space. This makes the Samsung a perfect option for home cooks that want the flexibility to have a double oven capable of becoming a single large oven.

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  • 05 of 07

    Best Budget: Whirlpool 5.1 cu. ft. Gas Range

    Whirlpool 5.1 cu. ft. Gas Range in Stainless Steel
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    If you don’t have a big budget, but are looking for the high heat provided by a gas range, you can get big results from the Whirlpool 5.1 cu. ft. Gas Range. Available in black, white, or stainless steel, this affordable gas range is a popular choice for home cooks everywhere.

    One value-added feature that sets this range apart as our best budget choice is the addition of a fifth-burner. Not all gas ranges at the budget price point add this extra burner, but it offers flexibility and convenience when cooking a meal with multiple components.

    The oven for this gas range is efficient and features 5.1 cubic feet of space, which is a generous amount of room. One feature lacking is a self-cleaning mode, so be prepared to do some manual maintenance to keep this oven looking squeaky clean. Overall, though, this budget gas range from Whirlpool is an affordable entry into the gas range market and has many happy users.

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    Runner Up, Best Budget: GE 4.8 cu. ft. Free-Standing Gas Range

    GE 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Free-Standing Gas Range in Stainless Steel
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    For a second choice in the budget gas range, we’d look to the GE 4.8 cu. ft. Free-Standing Gas Range. This straightforward range offers you the convenience of a gas-powered cook top, with a conventional oven that provides enough room for everyday meals and weekend entertaining.

    This budget gas range only offers 4 burners, unlike our top choice for the category. However, it does offer a 5,000 BTU Precise Simmer setting to help you achieve consistent, low heat. It also has a powerful 13,000 BTU burner and two 9,500 BTU burners. This is on par with many of the basic gas ranges and is enough power to easily handle most recipes. Note, though, that the grates on this gas range are made of porcelain-enameled steel, not cast iron. They may be subject to additional wear over the years, depending on your cooking temperatures and habits.

    The oven features a bottom broiler drawer, which some users find to be inconvenient and others don’t seem to mind. However, with a budget price comes budget features – so again, this gas range offers no self-cleaning option. Like our number one pick for budget gas range, you’ll need to manually clean this oven.

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    Best Compact: Amana 20 in. Gas Range

    Amana 20 in. 2.6 cu. ft. Gas Range in White
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    If you’re working with a small space, but still want to find an efficient gas range to meet your cooking needs, check out the 20-inch Amana Gas Range. With 4 burners and a 2.6 cubic feet of oven space, this range is a compact choice that can still keep up with your cooking needs.

    The gas range has cast iron grates over each 9,100 BTU burner, and has a lifetime warranty on top burner performance. The oven is fully-insulated and has two oven racks with four different positions, as well as a roll-out broiler. Additionally, the oven features a window to monitor cooking progress – a feature not found in all compact ovens. Pick the Amana 20-inch Gas Range if you want to have the power of gas cooking, but don’t have the luxury of a lot of space.

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How We Tested

We bought a top-rated gas range that our reviewers tested for three months. We asked our testers to consider the most important features when using this gas range, from number of burners to oven features. We’ve outlined the key takeaways here so that you, too, know what to look for when shopping.

What to Look for in a Gas Range

Number of burners If you often juggle soup, sauces, vegetables, and a main dish all at once on the stove, you’ll no doubt prefer a stove that has more burners to choose from, so you can comfortably cook everything at once. If you love your oversized frying pans, Dutch ovens, and stockpots, a stove with fewer large burners might be the best choice.

Burner BTUs When it comes to BTUs, bigger isn’t always better—but it can be. A high-BTU burner can get your stockpot full of water to a rolling boil much faster than a lower-powered burner. However, if you like to cook foods at a very low simmer, a low-powered simmer burner is a good option to have. Don’t just look at the overall power, but consider how you cook and whether you need very high- or very low-powered burners.

Oven features Do you prefer a single large oven, or double ovens that aren’t as large? Neither is wrong, but the choice will affect the way you use the oven. Is convection important to you? Do you need an oven with a high maximum temperature or a self-cleaning option? No matter what you prefer, there’s likely to be an oven that has the features you need.

Test Results: Samsung 30” Gas Range with Convection Oven (Best Overall)

Samsung 30 in. 5.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Self-Cleaning and Fan Convection Oven in Stainless Steel
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Excellent

What We Like

  • Convection oven cooks quickly

  • Five different size performance burners

  • Convenient self-cleaning feature

What We Don't Like

  • Range knobs feel cheap

  • Buzzer timer is annoying

Samsung 30” Gas Range with Convection Oven
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Samsung 30” Gas Range with Convection Oven
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Samsung 30” Gas Range with Convection Oven
The Spruce / Abby Hocking
Samsung 30” Gas Range with Convection Oven
The Spruce / Abby Hocking

“This is a fantastic gas range,” raved one of our testers. “The cooktop and the oven are both large and spacious for a ton of simultaneous cooking.” Other highlights, according to our reviewers, include the self-cleaning feature and wide variety of burner sizes. “It even comes with a nonstick stovetop griddle for the large center burner,” one of our testers said. While one of our reviewers called it “a very handsome appliance,” she wished the range knobs were metal instead of hollow plastic that looks “cheap.”

One of our testers also mentioned the buzzer timer has no intervals, which can be annoying. Finally, one of our reviewers cautioned that you have to be careful if you aren’t used to a convection oven: “The oven bakes wonderfully fast, but cooking times may vary—I almost burned a batch of cookies with a 15-minute bake time,” she explained. “They finished baking in 10 minutes.”