There are a lot of ranges available on the market, and it can be difficult to choose between them. That's why the experts at Appliances Connection have created a list of the three best range brands of 2021: by posting this list, we hope to make it easier for you to decide what brand of range you want.
Whether you're looking for a freestanding range or a slide-in one, gas or electric, LG has some of the best options available for your kitchen. Many of their appliances use SmartThinQ® technology to connect to your Wi-Fi, even enabling you to use voice commands through Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, SideChef, and Innit to monitor and control your range. You can even self-diagnose issues without a costly service call using SmartDiagnosis™ within the app. Keep an eye out for LG Probake Convection™ on some models, which provides consistent, professional-style baking results by moving the heating element to the range's back wall. LG's InfraGrill infrared heating elements heat select ovens to broiling temperature more quickly than traditional broilers, taking up to 20% off your cooking time. Certain LG ranges even come with InstaView® technology — simply knock twice on the door while the oven is running, and the powerful internal lights will turn on with no need to open the door.
GE's American-made ranges are robust and versatile while remaining budget-friendly, making them hands-down one of the best range brands available on the market. Their GE Profile series connects to your Wi-Fi using your smartphone, connecting with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for voice control. Some models even allow more tech-savvy chefs to integrate with IFTTT. Chef Connect technology also allows you to sync a compatible GE range hood and microwave clock with your range. Many GE induction cooktops include synchronized elements, which let you combine elements to accommodate even the largest cookware. Many of GE's gas ranges have continuous cast-iron grates, making it easy to move heavy items between burners without spilling. If you prefer induction, look for an edge-to-edge model to maximize your cooking space. Some GE ranges come with true European convection as well, using fans to evenly circulate the air inside the oven cavity, and even dynamic temperature probes to ensure your food comes out perfect every time.
If you're looking to make your kitchen a smarter place, Samsung is a great range brand to start with. Most of the ranges they sell connect to your Wi-Fi, allowing for control through the SmartThings™ app, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or even Bixby. Look for Convection+ cooking in many Samsung ranges, as well as a Smart Dial that adapts to your specific cooking preferences. On Samsung induction ranges, keep an eye out for Ultra Express™ Boil induction elements that provide immediate heat, and Virtual Flame™ technology that shines LED lights on your pans to mimic the blue glow of a gas cooktop. Some Samsung ovens even include Flex Duo™ technology that allows you to insert a divider in the oven's cavity, granting you the flexibility of cooking multiple dishes at once.
What should I look for in a range?
The first thing you should think about when buying a range is the size of your cutout. Thankfully, many brands offer fit guarantees for their appliances, so you can be sure your new range will fit in your kitchen. Then decide whether you want a gas, electric, or dual fuel model. Then consider special features, like true European convection and air fryer modes.
Why do chefs prefer gas ranges?
Gas ranges are the fastest to respond to user input and have a very wide range of temperature settings, meaning that many chefs prefer to cook using gas stovetops.