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A reliable range is an essential appliance for your home. Not only can you use your range to try new recipes and explore different cuisines, but it can help you quickly heat up leftovers or turn a tube of cookie dough into a late-night treat.
If your existing range is wearing out, it might be time for a new one. Not only do you need to explore different brands and price ranges for your kitchen appliance, but you also need to decide on your fuel source. Now might be a great time to invest in an electric range.
Keep reading to learn more about electric ranges and explore a few top models that would look great in your home.
An electric range can be an asset to your home whether you are replacing an old model or transitioning from gas. More homeowners are realizing the value of electric ranges while manufacturers improve their range technology to meet customer needs. Here are a few benefits of choosing this type of range:
- Electric ranges don’t require special installation. Unlike a gas range, where you need a gas hookup along with electrical connections, you only need a plug with enough power to operate your electric range.
- Electric ranges are often affordable. You can find basic models on the market for around $500 or buy commercial-style luxury ranges for more than $5,000. Electric, as a whole, is still usually cheaper than gas.
- You can accommodate different size pots. Gas burners have different power levels but usually are limited in their sizes. Electric models have multiple ring sizes so you can use your largest pots or smallest pans to prepare your meals.
- These models are easier to clean. You don’t have to remove metal grates and clean around heating elements. Instead, wipe down a flat surface to remove crumbs and other spills.
- They are more energy efficient. While electric ranges aren’t as efficient as induction cooktops, they still use less energy than gas.
Whether you are looking for a simple slide-in model or an advanced double oven electric range, you can’t go wrong by choosing electricity as a heat source. These appliances are affordable, efficient, and built to last.
One of the best ways to compare different ranges is to look at the existing models available. These three ranges can fit in most homes and have extra features you will absolutely love. The best part is that you can comfortably replace and upgrade your range for around $1,000 without having to sacrifice your favorite brands. Learn more about these models.
This GE electric range is one of the top-rated models on the market. It has enough features to impress tech-forward homeowners while offering a simple design that is easy to figure out.
There are five total heating elements on the stovetop, including a low-heat warming zone that holds your food at an even temperature. Some of the elements are adjustable with two heating rings, so you can prepare a small dish on a larger element without wasting energy.
The oven comes with rapid preheat technology so you can spend less time waiting for your oven to heat up and more time actually cooking your meals. There’s even a no preheat air fry option built into the oven which can make your dishes crispy and elevate your cooking.
You can see what people love about this electric range by reading customer reviews. This model has a 93% recommendation rate out of nearly 4,000 customer purchases. One person writes, “I particularly like the cleaning options, especially steam clean which is so easy! The adjustable burners are also really nice. I've used everything but the convection roast and I will do that with a lamb roast at Easter.”
This Samsung electric range is another popular model to choose for your home. All of the controls are built into the front of the range so you don’t have to reach over hot burners and boiling pots to adjust your settings.
There are five total heating elements in this range: three smaller elements in the back and two large elements in the front. The large elements are dual-ring burners, which means you can use large or small burners to prepare your meals. This added flexibility is one of the key features of Samsung ranges.
This oven comes with convection cooking, which speeds up the cooking process while providing an even heating experience. You can place multiple baking sheets on the rakes and don’t have to worry about one sheet blocking another.
This is another highly-rated electric range that customers love. One review writes, “This range has WiFi connectivity. This means you can check on the status of the burners to make sure you didn't forget to turn them off. You can also remotely control the oven by changing the temperature, which is great. Sure adds a little extra peace of mind.”
Whirlpool® 30" Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Freestanding Electric Range with 5-in-1 Air Fry Oven
This model by Whirlpool can help you elevate the electric oven range in your home. This is a 5-in-1 oven that allows you to air fry, convect bake, broil, Frozen Bake™, and traditional bake your foods. The Frozen Bake™ option is for meals that are currently frozen (chicken, frozen dinners, etc.) that need to be thawed and then cooked.
Like the other electric range options, this model has five burners – with the two largest burners adding dual-ring flexibility. Whirlpool calls this technology FlexHeat™ Dual Radiant Elements which are designed to accommodate small and large pots or pans.
There are also a few key safety features that you might appreciate if you have small kids who are curious about the kitchen. The control lock mode prevents anyone from accidentally turning on the elements when you aren’t around. This also makes it easier for you to wipe down the control knobs without turning on your burners.
This electric range oven was designed to make cooking with the appliance and cleaning the unit simple. Once you are done using the various features or burners, you can wipe down the stovetop and your unit will look as good as new.
If you are considering investing in an electric range, it helps to understand how these appliances work. First, there are two types of electric ranges on the market: coil ranges and flat-top stoves. With coils, the electricity heats up the elements when you turn the stove on. You place the pot on the coils and the heat transfers to heat up the cookware and prepare your food.
With flat-top models, the same technology is used, except that the coils are placed underneath a flat pane of glass. This creates a smooth surface without impacting your ability to cook meals. The heating elements are still hot to the touch (unlike induction cooking) but the gas is able to withstand the high temperatures.
Coil ranges are still found in some basic models but most electric ranges on the market use this flat-top design.
How much does an electric stove cost?
Electric stoves and ranges come in a variety of price points. You can find base-model electric ranges for around $500 if you need a stove for a guesthouse or rental property. You can also pay more than $5,000 for luxury electric ranges from top brands like Viking, Miele, and KitchenAid.
What voltage should an electric stove be?
You will need a 220-volt outlet for an electric stove in order to handle the power required to operate the appliance. This is more powerful than a standard 110-volt outlet. Fortunately, many kitchens are built to accommodate electric ranges and there will be an outlet specifically for your cooktop and oven.
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