There are a lot of advantages to having a slide-in range in your kitchen. They place the range controls between you and the burners, meaning you don't have to reach over hot food to adjust your cooking temperature. Without a large backguard, you have more space to cook, and the cooking surface is often flush against the counters. If you've decided to take the leap, take a look at our choices for the best 30-inch slide-in ranges of 2021.
The GE JS645SLSS is a powerful, versatile electric range with a stunning stainless steel finish. Its four burners are on a smooth glass-ceramic top that's easy to keep clean, and they have a maximum output of 3100 watts. The two front ones adjust to fit any size of cookware, and promise to boil water 25% faster than its other burners. The 5.3 cubic foot oven has heating elements on the top and bottom, leading to faster and more even baking. It also has LED lighting and a user-friendly digital display so you'll definitely be able to see what's going on inside.
In the Gallery Series FGEH3047VF, Frigidaire has managed to fit a lot of high-end features into an economical stainless steel package. Its five electric smooth-top elements have a maximum power output ranging up to 3200 watts, and its SpaceWise® Triple Expandable element detects the size of your pan and optimizes its output for anything from six to twelve inches. The 5.2 cubic foot true convection oven, meanwhile, has a Quick Preheat function so you don't spend time waiting for it to heat, an optional ReadyCook AirFry tray, and a Vari-Broil™ option that lets you set your broiler to a higher or lower temperature based on what you're making. Its Extra-Large Visualite® window also means you won't have to open the door to peek at that roast.
The stainless steel LG LSE4613ST electric range is a great, streamlined option for modern kitchens. Its five smooth-top electric heating elements produce up to 3200 watts of heat, and they dynamically adjust to any pan size up to 12 inches. Its hot surface indicator lets you know whether any part of the stovetop is warm from across the kitchen. But the oven is where this range really stands out. The LG Probake Convection™ oven has 6.2 cubic feet of space and can fit a 24-pound turkey. The main heating element is on the rear wall, ensuring even and fast cooking. And with the EasyClean® function, cleaning the interior takes as little as ten minutes.
The stainless steel Whirlpool WEG515S0FS is a powerful gas oven. Its sealed SpeedHeat™ burners can output up to 15,000 BTU for quick searing and broiling, and the edge-to-edge cast iron grates let you slide your cookware wherever it needs to go. The AccuSimmer® burner will even adjust its temperature for easy simmering. Meanwhile, the oven has a 5 cu. ft. capacity and uses a series of temperature sensors to ensure your food is cooked evenly. These sensors are fine-tuned enough that you can even run the broiler with the door closed, or use its patented Frozen Bake™ technology to cook frozen foods without preheating them.
As part of Bosch's 800 series, the HGI8056UC delivers many pro-grade features housed in an industrial-style design. The center one of its five gas burners can produce up to 18000 BTU of heat, and the cast iron grates allow for easy sliding of heavy pots and pans. Its heavy-duty metal knobs let you fine-tune each of the heating elements with expert precision. The oven has 4.8 cubic feet of capacity and a wide variety of modes (everything from Convection Bake to Pizza). This is also the only range on this list that has a warming drawer, which is extremely useful for complex and multi-course meals.
Can you replace a freestanding range with a slide-in range?
Yes! Many of the ranges listed here even come with fit guarantees, so you can be certain that your new purchase will fit.
Will a slide-in range damage my flooring?
Ranges are heavy appliances and sit in one place for years on end. If you have soft flooring, it may be a good idea to place your new range on top of a sheet of plywood if your kitchen floor is made of vinyl or another soft surface.