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The Best Electric Ranges | Reviews & Top Picks

by Albert Lee Appliance

If you’re preparing for a kitchen remodel or looking to upgrade your kitchen appliances, one of the most  important and sought-after appliances is an electric range. If you’re in the market for a new range, consider the design and features you desire, as well as what you can afford.

The most common electric range design is a freestanding range, but if you crave a more modern stylish look, consider slide-in ranges with front controls. And if it’s space, versatility, and energy savings you seek, it might be worth opting for a double oven range.

At a Glance:

Best Overall Electric Range

Best Budget Electric Range

Best Value Electric Range

Best Luxury Electric Range

Best 30 Inch Electric Range

Best 36 Inch Electric Range

Frequently Asked Questions

Regardless of your preferred configuration, you can’t go wrong when you shop at Albert Lee. And to make your appliance search even easier, our team of experts formulated a comprehensive list of the best electric ranges. Read on for reviews and our top picks.

Inside of an electric range cooking dinner

Electric Range: Buying Considerations

While shopping for a new electric range, it’s important to familiarize yourself with both oven and cooktop capabilities. Let’s explore some key factors that could help you narrow your decision and find the right product.

Range Size: Electric ranges will certainly vary in size depending on the brand and price point. The depth is commonly the same from model to model in order to match standard kitchen counter depths, but you’ll find a much wider range of widths. Standard electric ranges measure 30 inches wide and will feature four or five burners. High-end professional-grade electric ranges can be 36 inches wide or more with up to six burners. This larger style of range will offer additional burners and often separate cooking zones for a griddle.

Cooktop: Many electric ranges will feature an electric coil cooktop, but if you’re hoping for a level cooking surface with greater power and improved temperature control, then try a smooth-top glass cooking surface. This variety of cooktop is sleek, easy to clean, and typically includes burners with multiple heating elements to adjust to different size pots and pans. The only real drawback is that you can’t use certain cookware on this type of range, including cast iron which can scratch or even chip the surface.

Oven: The best part about an electric oven range is how evenly heat is distributed. Electric ranges use conventional ovens which heat from the bottom up, but you can also opt for a convection oven that uses a fan to disperse a highly concentrated dose of heat throughout the entire oven compartment, working to heat your food more efficiently. Be aware, electric oven ranges do cost less up front, but they can cost more to operate over time depending on energy rates in your area.

Smart Features: It isn’t difficult to find a kitchen appliance that offers some sort of smart technology, and electric ranges are no different. There are select range models that allow you to turn them on and off or adjust the temperature with your smart device. You may even be interested in ranges with built-in virtual assistants that can be controlled by the sound of your voice.

The Best Electric Ranges in Puget Sound

Now that you have a better idea of what to look for, let’s examine a handful of our favorite electric ranges and the features that make these products so special.

Best Overall Electric Range: Whirlpool Stainless Steel Freestanding Electric Range (WFE505W0JS)

 Whirlpool electric range

This electric range from Whirlpool features a versatile dual-element stovetop to help you get dinner on the table faster than ever. The stainless steel finish resists fingerprints and provides a modern flair. You can skip preheating the oven when heating pizza or casseroles thanks to Frozen Bake technology. If you aren’t ready to serve your meal, a Warm Zone setting on the cooktop and a Keep Warm setting in the oven prevent your food from getting cold.

Why we like it:

  • Closed Door Broiling
  • Control Lock Mode
  • Steam Clean
  • SpillGuard cooktop
  • Ceramic glass cooktop

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Best Budget Value Electric Range: Frigidaire Freestanding Electric Range (FCRE3052AS)

Frigidaire electric range

If you’re looking for an affordable range that will assist you during any meal prep, the answer is a Frigidaire electric range. With a powerful 3,000-watt heating element with Quick Boil, water bubbles faster than a traditional burner setting.

Flexible SpaceWise elements expand to meet your cooking needs, and the Store-More cooking drawer provides extra space to house your cookware. And similar to our best overall product recommendation, the Frigidaire range has a Keep Warm zone to keep every item ready to serve until everything and everyone is ready to eat.

Why we like it:

  • Five burner zones
  • Black Porcelain cooktop finish
  • Vari-Broil system

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Best Luxury Electric Range: Viking 3 Series Electric Range (RVER33015BSS)

Viking electric range

If you’re hoping to add a sense of luxury to your kitchen, start with a Viking electric range. The epitome of high-class, this range features a wear-resistant glass cooktop and an easy-to-clean, continuous work surface. You can maximize airflow with the Vari-Speed Dual Flow Convection System. It's a two-speed convection system with the largest fan blades in the industry, capable of turning the fan in both directions.

The large capacity oven has six rack positions and ships standard with TruGlide oven racks to accommodate large bakeware. You'll spend less time waiting and have meals on the table faster with the RapidReady preheat system, which ensures the oven is ready to cook at a moment’s notice.

Why we like it:

  • Convection cooking system
  • Energy-efficient halogen lighting
  • Five cooking zones

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Best 30 Inch Electric Range: KitchenAid Stainless Steel Slide In Electric Convection Range (KSEG700ESS)

KitchenAid electric range

Coming in one of the most popular sizes, this 30 inch range from KitchenAid does it all. This appliance produces flawless cooking results with Even-Heat True Convection. The unique bow-tie design and convection fan ensure the inside of the entire oven is stays at the perfect temperature. This range also features a Steam Rack that adds additional moisture to the inside of the oven, enhancing cooking results. The oven is 6.3 cubic feet, which provides an extra-large cooking capacity that’s perfect for preparing multiple dishes at once.

Why we like it:

  • Triple ring cooking zones and a warming zone
  • Aqualift clean setting
  • 4,000-watt broil feature
  • Storage drawer
  • Glass touch controls

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Best 36 Inch Electric Range: Bertazzoni Professional Series 36 Inch Electric Range (PROF365INSXT)

Bertazzoni electric range

Bertazzoni ranges, including their 36-inch range series, are superb cooking appliances designed, engineered, and made in Italy. All Bertazzoni appliances integrate seamlessly into a harmonized, feature-forward suite for a truly high-performing kitchen.

This induction range has five high-power heating zones with a maximum power output of 3,700-watts. The right-side heating zones can be bridged to create a larger cooking area, and each induction area has a convenient read-out interface on the glass worktop. The 5.7 cubic feet self-cleaning oven is the largest in its class, with dual convection fan for balanced airflow and even temperature roasting on seven shelf levels.

The elegant digital temperature gauge monitors the actual temperature in the oven and has integrated controls for the food temperature probe. The extra-wide electric broiler is ideal for grilling and searing at high heat, and the oven includes convenient features such as smooth telescopic glides for the oven shelves and soft-close doors.

Why we like it: 

  • Edge-to-edge interior oven door
  • 2-year product warranty
  • Bertazzoni products and packaging are 99 percent recyclable

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I choose an electric range?

We alluded to this earlier in the article, but it truly comes down to available space. Measure the width, depth, and height of the slot where the appliance will be installed to ensure the electric range you purchase will fit.  Also, consider your budget. Depending on the exact model, electric ranges can vary in price from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.

2. Which electric range is better: freestanding, slide-in, or drop-in?

This will largely depend on your cooking needs. Freestanding ranges are more affordable but don’t have the same powerful and adaptive cooking features as slide-in or drop-in electric ranges. If you’re an avid home cook, then it may be worth the investment to purchase a more luxurious electric range.

 3. How long will my electric range last?

A typical electric range will last around 13 years depending on the brand and how well you maintain your appliance. Routine cleaning will help extend the life of your range even further.

Shop the Best Electric Ranges in the Pacific Northwest

If you want to upgrade your cooking space with a brand-new range, Albert Lee is your home for the best electric ranges. With the largest selection of cooking appliances in the greater Seattle region, you’re bound to find the right appliance to conquer any meal with ease.

Shop with us online, give us a call at your preferred store, or visit one of the 6 Albert Lee locations near you to find the electric range you’ve been searching for.