Best Gas Range Reviews 2021: Our Top 10 Picks

A beautiful gas range wit pots and pans

People in the market for a new kitchen stove face one fundamental choice: gas or electric? The first commercial gas ranges were sold way back in 1836, as an alternative to coal and wood stoves (of course, electricity wasn’t a factor in the mid-19th century). But it took quite a while for gas ranges to “catch fire” with consumers, as a network of gas pipes was slowly constructed over the next 100-150 years.

Today, nearly half of Americans choose gas ranges over electric stoves for their cooking appliances, and many who buy an electric range have no real choice (unless they purchase a propane gas stove) because they live in rural areas without residential natural gas lines.

Electric and gas ranges, obviously, perform the same basic function: cooking food. They function quite differently, however. Electric cooktops slowly heat cooking elements which then transfer the heat to pots and pans (or heat up the inside of an oven); on a gas stove, the burners are ignited immediately and the resulting flames are directly responsible for heating up pots (or an oven’s interior).

In this article, we will help aid your decision in choosing between kitchen appliances by providing a comprehensive outline of the best gas ranges on the market.

The features of gas burners vary considerably, and it’s important to choose a model which best meets your needs. We’re here to help by taking a look at the benefits of using gas for cooking, the important considerations and decisions which factor into a purchase so you can easily pick the best gas range.

We will outline our top choices on the market today. Then we will first evaluate them based on a number of features that are very relevant to your decision. We will conclude the guide with a mini buying guide where we will outline the top factors to consider when making your decision.

Top 10 Gas Range Reviews List

We’ve spent a lot of time reviewing most of the top choices on the market to help you narrow down your decision. Here’s what we’ve found.

Thor Kitchen HRG3080U Gas Range Review

If there’s a gas range worth buying for the way it looks alone, the Thor Kitchen HRG3080U would be it! If the stainless steel finish, heavy-duty cast iron cooking grates, and blue porcelain oven interiors are not enough to make fall in love with it, then its power definitely will.

The HRG3080U has 4 burners – 18,000 BTU, 15,000 BTU and twin 12,000 BTU burners. Considering that some models only offer one high-powered burner while the others only give out 5,000 BTU, the fact that this unit’s lowest heat output is 12,000 BTU already puts it at ahead of the race. To top all of that, the 4.2 cu. ft. convection oven is 22,000 BTU!

This gas range is freestanding and will fit any kitchen design. To top all of that, its stainless steel finish makes it very easy to clean.

ProsCons
Gorgeous designHigher price tag.
High-powered burners.Delivery issue
Powerful convection oven.
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Thor Kitchen LRG3001U Gas Range Review

Thor has been making quite a name for itself in the world of gas ranges in recent years. If you are looking for a powerful and professional-looking gas range but can’t afford to pay an arm and a leg for it, the Thor Kitchen LRG3001U is your best bet!

This beauty has 5 burners which range from 4,000 to 18,000 BTU. The black porcelain drip pan and cast iron grate not only makes it look professional but also makes clean up a lot easier. The oven capacity is 4.55 cu. ft. which is perfect for roasting and baking.

One thing that seems to be a common complaint about this model though is the fact that you would have to hold the igniter before the burner lights up. This isn’t actually a fault in the product. Rather, it is a safety feature that gas range manufacturers currently moving towards installing on their products.

ProsCons
Affordable for the quality.Have to hold igniter to light burner.
Easy to cleanNo self-cleaning feature.
Beefed up safety features
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Bosch HGI8056UC 4.8 Cu. Ft. Stainless Gas Slide-in Range

The major European appliance manufacturer Bosch has created a nice premium-level gas range, which comes with a few surprising style differences from the norm.

The cooktop of the Bosch HGI8056UC has an unusual layout, with the high-powered 18,000 BTU burner in the center, rather than on one of the sides. And the oven is fan-based, rather than true convection as usually seen at high price levels.

ProsCons
Specialized cooking modes.Higher price tag.
Standard convectionNo self-cleaning feature.
Touch control
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Thor Kitchen Freestyle Professional HRG3618U Gas Range Review

The name of this freestanding range might make you think it’s Scandinavian, but it’s not. The Thor Kitchen Freestyle gas range is made in China; don’t let that put you off, though. It’s from the same manufacturer that produces highly regarded NXR ranges (we’ll discuss one of those shortly), and this professional stove impresses.

It’s heavy-duty, beautiful, and even though it will cost you a big chunk of change you’d pay a lot more for a comparable “brand name” unit. There are six burners, ranging from two 15,000 BTUs to two 9,000 BTUs; it cooks well and simmers OK, but doesn’t have a high-powered burner or a devoted low-power one. The 5.2 cubic foot oven has a powerful convention and an infrared broiler.

The controls are tough but standard, with no electronic touchpad.

That’s pretty much the story of this range; it’s “almost there” on all of the features and does everything quite well, but doesn’t hit the “exceptional” button in any area except for size and beauty.

ProsCons
Beautiful aestheticsNo electric control panel.
Six burners.
No devoted simmer burner.
Professional quality.High pricetag
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NXR SC3611 36″ Pro-Style Natural Gas Range with Convection Oven Review

This gorgeous NXR SC3611 36″ Freestanding Gas Range comes with a 6 burner cooktop, a 5.5 cu. ft. oven and will be the centerpiece of your kitchen. The German Made Single-Stack Burners are world-class, are manufactured in Germany, and feature high power 18,000 BTU and low power 6,000 BTU.

The range features convection cooking, a black porcelain drip pan, and cast iron grates. The built-in convection oven circulates hot air with an internal fan that is unlike the conventional radiant, or often called thermal ovens. The internal fan continuously circulates air through the oven cavity which allows food to cook faster and more evenly.

The range comes with powerful heavy-duty oven hinges to open and close with and an extra-large oven window providing better visibility to see what is cooking. This will allow better monitoring so oven temperatures can be kept steady without opening the door. This oven gives off that “professional” feel we all love.

ProsCons
Easy to clean black porcelain.Higher price tag.
With Convection fanNo self-cleaning feature.
Manufactured in Germany
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KUCHT KRG3080U Pro-Style 30 Inch Review

At the low end of the price scale for professional gas ranges, perhaps because it’s 30 inches instead of 36 inches wide, this Kutcht Pro-style 30 Inch German-manufactured model impresses.

There are five burners (two of them hit 18,000 BTU and there’s a multi-function center burner as well), and the 4.2 cubic foot convection oven, while somewhat small, produces more heat and performs better (as does the broiler) than just about all of the other ranges on our list.

There are some nits that we’d pick with it, such as there’s no “simmer” burner, the controls are all manual, the oven isn’t self-cleaning and of course, we’d prefer the oven to be larger.

For the money, though, we really like the freestanding KUCHT. So if you are looking for a more economical choice on our list, this might be exactly the one you are looking for.

ProsCons
Affordable for the quality
No simmer burner
High-performing convection oven
Not self-cleaning
Attractive lookAll manual controls
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Frigidaire FGGH3047VF Series Review

We briefly move to the intermediate price range where we meet this Frigidaire FGGH3047VF, a good buy for the money.
It has five sealed burners (one relatively high-powered at 17000 BTU, another a “simmer” burner at 5000 BTU) with continuous grates and a single fan-convection oven. We wouldn’t expect a full version at this price, although we would have liked it to be a little larger than five cubic feet.

There’s a fully electronic control panel on the back of this freestanding model, and it comes in black instead of the “classier” stainless steel of the more expensive options we’ve looked at so far. It performs well, and in some areas – like the convenience of the high-and-low powered burners, it outperforms some of the “professional” models you could buy.

ProsCons
Easy to clean black porcelain.Higher price tag.
With True ConvectionNo converter kit.
With Air fry function
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The minimalist European design is gorgeous, though. This is a slide-in model with a well-designed front control panel.

Here are a few honorable mentions to also consider taking a look at:

ZLINE 36 in. Professional Gas Range

This Zline Professional Burner gas range is a 36 inches professional stainless steel range and 4.6 cubic feet with 6 burner designed to be both elegant and powerful, featuring specifications that define the industry. 

The range features handcrafted, high quality Italian burners imported directly from Italy with premium alloy to ensure efficient and clean-burning flames. Italian burners are durable and easy detach for a simple clean. The SmoothSlide ball bearing oven racks allows for easy and convenient gliding. 

The range comes from a heavy duty Italian made porcelain 1-piece cook top that allows for an easy clean surface, no crevices that can hold residue. The Zline’s proprietary stay-put hinges are designed to support the full weight of the oven door and stop at any place, durable and effective with a smooth action.

ProsCons
Manufactured with dent resistance.Higher Price tag.
Self-clean features.Oven quality issue.
No scratch porcelain top.
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Cosmo COS-EPGR304 Slide-In Freestanding Gas Range

The Cosmo COS-EPGR304 Slide-In freestanding gas range comes equipped with 5 sealed burners that give you the precision and control to cook from a low simmer for sauces, to high heat for boiling and frying, including an 18,000 BTU Burner, 9,000 BTU Burner, 8,000 BTU Burner, 6,000 BTU Burner, and 4,000 BTU Burner. 

The convection oven is a 4.5 cubic foot feature of a fan to distribute heat evenly around the food and eliminate cold spots in the oven cavity, food cooks more evenly in less time and at a lower temperature than a standard oven. Professionally styled gas range constructed of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, with bright mirror-finished knobs, and a matching stainless steel oven door handle. Bright LED indicator lights above oven knobs add a professional touch.

This gas range brings professional styling and quality into your home kitchen. The large 4.5 cu. ft. oven capacity lets you bake for a crowd and the gas cooktop with 5 sealed burners can handle all your pots and pans with ease.

ProsCons
Heavy duty construction.Burner knobs label are hard to read.
Convection Oven.Not self cleaning.
With cooling ventilation system.No electric control panel.
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Cosmo COS-965AGFC Gas Range

Bring professional quality home with Cosmo COS-965AGFC 36 inch single oven gas range in stainless steel. Featuring 5 high-performance burners, you can create culinary masterpieces from start to finish. The cooktop is equipped with one 17,400 BTU triple ring burner, one 8,200 BTU rapid burner, two 6,900 BTU semi-rapid burners, and one 5,000 BTU auxiliary burner, giving you both precision and power for a wide variety of needs.

 A large 3.8 cu. ft. oven provides ample space to cook for your whole family. Rapid convection technology delivers superior results by circulating air in the oven cavity to maintain even temperatures throughout- no more cold spots. A built-in display and electronic controls allow you to set the clock and timer for precision cooking.

This range features a heavy duty construction with  corrosion-resistant 403-grade stainless steel, heavy-duty cast iron grates for heat retention and distribution, and fingerprint and smudge resistant finish easily and wash easly.

ProsCons
High performance gas burner.Poor customer service.
Fan-assisted circular heating element designed.No temperature indicator.
Corrosion-resistant.Oven Issue.
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Deciding to buy a gas range

There are many benefits to choosing gas over electric, ranging from the cost of operating gas ranges to the convenience of cooking with them.

It does cost slightly more to purchase a gas stove than an electric one, but the initial price difference will be greatly overshadowed by your savings over the long run. Gas ranges are much more energy-efficient, and the price of gas is much lower than the price of electricity. That’s why, on average, you’ll pay 50% more to cook with an electric stove than with a gas stovetop. Your savings will be even higher if your stove has an electric igniter instead of a pilot light which burns constantly.

Most people who’ve grown up using electric stoves and then try gas for the first time are amazed by the experience. Since it takes a little while for electric burners to heat up but gas is effectively “instant-on,” it requires less time to prepare a dish on a gas range. And if you need to change cooking temperatures while cooking, adjusting the height of the flame takes less than a second, compared to the several minutes an electric burner will take to heat up or cool down.

This is why most professional cooks and chefs overwhelmingly prefer gas stoves; only bakers, who require a completely even distribution of heat in their oven ranges, may choose an electric smooth top instead.

Other advantages of an electric oven range include the ability to cook during power outages, an even distribution of heat across the burner, and the often-overlooked fact that you’re less likely to accidentally burn yourself (because you see flames when a gas burner is on, and it cools down much more quickly than an electric burner when shut off).

Gas ranges can be purchased for as little as a few hundred dollars, while high-end models can cost a couple of thousands. Naturally, your budget will be a prime consideration in choosing a gas stove, but there are many options available in just about every price range, with higher price tags usually meaning higher quality and more features.

Next are some general guidelines to what you can expect:

GAS RANGES: Outline of options

Before we jump into our buyer’s guide, here is a quick outline of what you can expect from gas ranges at different price points. Before looking at specific products, it helps to have an overview of the market, and what you can expect from your investment.

Models on the low price range will be fully functional but there will be some limitations; they include burners which only reach a heat of around 10,000 BTU (not as hot as those on more expensive models), a lack of digital timing functions, and color availability limited to white.

Mid-range offerings may add higher-performance hobs reaching 12-13,000 BTU, steel burner grates instead of cast-iron ones, an oven with digital controls and a self-cleaning function, and a choice between white, black and stainless steel.

Premium gas ranges will normally cost a couple of thousands (with the higher priced units often featuring a second oven). Their burners can reach temperatures as high as 17,500 BTU, they’ll have digital and programmable functions, and may include features like a convection oven, five hobs instead of four and/or a stovetop griddle.

Once you’re paying a high price for a gas range, you’re into the category of professional-style stoves. They’re usually larger in size (36-48 inches, compared to the normal 30 inches) with wider or deeper ovens, and will often have five or six burners, including a super-burner which can reach up to 20,000 BTU. They may have double convection ovens or Wi-Fi enabled remote controls, and might be available in designer colors. You can also find combination gas/electric ranges in the higher end of this price range, featuring gas cooktops and electric ovens.

When making your decision, you’ll naturally consider the features which match your lifestyle and the size of your family.

Among the factors most people find most important (other than price, color, reliability of the manufacturer and their factory warranty): the number of hobs and ovens, the size and the number of positions for the racks, a high-heat burner, and a self-cleaning function. It is important to consider these factors before you begin surveying your options, because it will make your decision-making process that much easier.

Top considerations

Now that we have concluded our picks for the best gas ranges on the market, it would help to provide a little more guidance on making the perfect decision for you. In this section, we are going to provide a guide on the main considerations before you make your decision.

It is pretty easy to get overwhelmed by choice in this area. But if you first take the time to sit down and think about what features you are looking for, the decision becomes a lot easier. For this reason, we recommend you consider the following factors before making your final decision:

Your Culinary Needs: There are a lot of bells and whistles on this list. There seems to be no end to the amount of extra features and conveniences you can find in a new gas stove. But these features mean very little if you won’t actually put them to use. For this reason, we recommend that you first consider how you cook and what you plan to make.

Think about the features you would actually use on a regular basis, so that you can identify which of the special features above is actually necessary in your purchase.

Decide whether you need a freestanding or slide-in range, and then look at how you cook. Do you need more burners, or more oven space? Is being able to boil water quickly on a high-powered burner or simmer spaghetti sauce on a low-powered burner important to you? Do you often have the need for two ovens operating at the same time, or does a griddle for Sunday morning pancakes sound great? Would you rather cook over a campfire before buying a range that doesn’t have a self-cleaning oven? These are just a few of the important considerations by which you can evaluate your own culinary requirements.

Price: An extension of the point just above, more features tends to come at a higher price tag. You need to consider whether the extra price gets you more of what you actually need in a stove. If you are spending extra money for features you won’t use, it won’t be worth the investment.

However, if you are spending more money on a stove of higher quality, that will last you longer, then the extra investment might pay off.

Future Plans: Be sure to think about what the future holds as well. If you are picking up new culinary skills on a regular basis, you might have a use for the bells and whistles that you don’t require now. Or if you plan on expanding your family or hosting more often, you might require a larger stove.

Think ahead to the future, not just the here and now.

Solid Cookware: Finally, don’t just think about a stove as an isolated investment. Remember, to really up the quality of the things you make, you might need to invest in some new cooking wares as well – including pots and pans, accessories, cooking sheets, and more.

Try to think of your stove in the context of your greater investment in preparing food. Remember to budget for the little things as well.

We think the above considerations are very important before you make your final decision. As you can see, it is all about assessing your needs – both current and future. If you identify what you actually want out of your purchase, then you won’t come away with more or less than you require.

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Final thoughts

The features you think are most important when choosing a gas range – such as price, power, features or size – are personal; we can’t fully evaluate any gas stove with your specific needs and preferences in mind. These reviews, though, should give you all the information you need to weed through all of the gas ranges on the market and narrow down your possible choices.

You’ll quickly find that only a few of the gas ranges on our list will meet all of your requirements. At that point, you’ll be ready to buy the best gas range for you.

Learn more about gas ranges

Once you’ve chosen a new stove for your kitchen, read all about how to install a gas range. Prior to installation make sure you are familiar with all the requirements for gas ranges, like how to properly vent a gas range and if gas ranges require a dedicated circuit. Also be sure to read up on safety tips for gas ranges, and learn about gas ranges and carbon monoxide.

You’ll certainly want to learn how to clean a gas range top (it’s really not too difficult!) so you can keep your new stove looking fabulous and working well. And if you’re looking to upgrade your backyard barbecue game, do check out our selections for the best gas grills

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