Whether you’re a chef or just a passionate baker, sometimes you need something more capable than a standard countertop oven. If you’re looking to up your cooking game, it’s never been a much better time to invest in a new oven range and upgrade your kitchen. Ovens today come with a ton of smart features, automated settings, safety features, and sleek designs. Manufacturers are making oven models that range from electromagnetic to gas-powered to convection systems. They also come in different shapes, sizes, styles, and capacities.
Here are our picks for the best oven ranges of 2020
- Samsung NX58K9500WG
- Electrolux EI30EF45QS
- KitchenAid KSDB900ESS
- Frigidaire Gallery FGIH3047VF
- LG LDG4315ST Gas Range
- Kenmore Elite 95053
- Thermador Masterpiece SGSX365FS
- Electrolux EI30EW45PS
- Empava EMPV-24WOB14 Wall Oven
- GE PT7800SHSS Microwave Wall Oven
1. Samsung NX58K9500WG
Samsung has been making some of the best gas ovens in the market for decades, and the Samsung NX58K9500WG is no exception. The NX58K9500WG is an outstanding slide-in range with five sealed burners that range from 5,000 to 18,000 BTUs. There is an included griddle that fits neatly on top of the centrally located oval-shaped burner. The ovens minimum and maximum temperatures are pretty average and are enough for cooking most dishes and boiling water quickly.
If you love baking, then the Samsung NX58K9500WG is a baker’s delight with useful features. Why? Because it is a true convection oven with a fan for baking cakes and cookies evenly. The preheat timing function is faster and more responsive than other competing ranges in its price range. And, this oven also comes with a warming drawer completed with preheating plates for keeping the food warm. If you want to impress your friends and family with your baking skills or want them to savor the best, luscious pork—this is the best gas range to invest.
- Works with gas and electric
- Beautiful design and excellent build quality
- Bakes cakes and cookies evenly
- None so far
2. Electrolux EI30EF45QS
The Electrolux EI30EF45QS is an excellent electric freestanding range, and there are pretty good reasons for it. For starters, it has killer looks and a versatile five cooktop burners that will please the crowds. Among the five cooktop burners—there are two simmer burners, one regular burner, one warming zone burner, and one tri-ring burner. All burners feature precise temperature control functions.
These five burners cover a temperature range of 85°F-770°F, an incredible heat. However, boiling water takes a bit of time when it comes to electric ranges. It takes about six minutes to boil six cups of water. However, the cooking is even for other food items. However, we found that this isn’t the perfect range for baking as it bakes cookies and cakes unevenly. But the oven boasts a few cooking and baking modes such as Broil, Bake, Convection Bake, Preheat, Convection Roast, Keep Warm, Slow Cook, and Cakes & Breads. Overall, this is a fantastic electric range with excellent controls.
If you like cooking with electric burners, look no further than the Electrolux EI30EF45QS.
- Appealing looks
- Useful cooking and baking modes
- Five cooktop burners
- Can’t bake cakes/cookies evenly
3. KitchenAid KSDB900ESS
The KitchenAid KSDB900ESS is a dual fuel slide-in range with sleek aesthetics and shiny knobs to precisely control the gas burners. The electric oven section can be controlled using the full touch panel. The baking drawers’ three modes are: Slow Bake, Bake, and Keep Warm. The combined capacity of the KitchenAid KSDB900ESS is 7 cubic feet, which is enough for large dinner parties.
Other useful functions include a steam rack for steam baking, AquaLift self-clean technology, and a wireless meat probe. We didn’t find any issues when cooking meat or boiling water, but we did find some problems when baking cookies as they came a bit unevenly baked. However, the cakes were perfect and evenly browned.
When baking, the gas burners can be toned down to astonishingly low temperatures; 95°F-100°F, to be exact. If you need an oven with fine controlling burners and one that can bake cakes evenly, we can’t recommend the KitchenAid KSDB900ESS enough.
- Premium looks
- Useful baking modes
- Precise temperature controls
- Can’t bake cookies evenly
4. Frigidaire FGIH3047VF
If you’ve been thinking about buying an induction oven, but too scared to take the plunge, the Frigidaire Gallery FGIH3047VF will suit you well. The FGIH3047VF has a sleek, simple design with auto-adjusting burners and an intuitive layout for easier cooking. The included quick-boiling burners drastically reduce total cook times.
Thanks to the oven’s sleek and fast induction cooktop, the FGIH3047VF has remarkable cooking capabilities. It can cook a 2-pound piece of pork without losing its tenderness and moisture, a pizza with a crisp crust, and boil six cups of water to boil in about four minutes.
Other nice touches include the Air Fry mode, true convection, and steam cleaning. If you want an induction oven that is feature-loaded for a great price, this is the oven to buy. Overall, the Frigidaire FGIH3047VF is the best induction range we’ve tested.
- Excellent induction cooktop
- Preheats nicely
- Unique air fry mode
- True convection needs improvement
- The control panel isn’t the best
5. LG LDG4315ST
The LG LDG4315ST is a one well-performing double oven gas range we’ve tested. This is a 30-inch, 5-burner gas range that has a total oven space of 6.9 cubic Feet. The bottom oven is 4.3-cubic-foot and is equipped with LG’s proprietary ProBake convection technology. The oven’s heating elements are at the back, instead of at the bottom like most conventional double gas ovens. This implementation of this technology results in outstanding baking quality. Cleaning the LDG4315ST is also convenient—thanks to LG’s EasyClean Express cycle, both ovens can be cleaned in just about 10 minutes.
The performance of this oven is one of the best we’ve tested so far quickly making it one of the top performers. It’s smooth cooktop and ovens perform exceptionally well at core tasks, including baking, boiling, and simmering.
The LG LDG4315ST is one powerful oven once you know how to use it. You need to learn the ins and outs of this oven, and once you know how to use the correct oven and the proper mode for the best cooking and baking experience, you’ll get the reward.
- Incredible performance
- Svelte design
- Steep learning curve
6. Kenmore Elite 95053
The Kenmore Elite 95053 is a broad 6.1-cubic-foot electric range with lots to offer. The cooktop is sleek and ceramic-made. The cooktop features a triple expandable burner that expands up to 12 inches wide, and there are five burners on this oven with varying strengths and functions. The expandable burners can be expanded between 6, 9, and 12 inches to accommodate various-sized cookware.
The Elite 95053 is a large unit with a total capacity of 6.1 cubic feet. There are two heating elements inside the oven; a 4,000-watt broiling element located at the top of the oven chamber, and a 3,500-watt baking element is concealed underneath the oven floor. In addition to the heating elements, the Kenmore Elite has two convection fans for quick and efficient hot air circulation. The front of the stove has a powerful, 9-inch, 3,200-watt power boil element that heats extremely fast and can boil a large pot of water quickly.
The control panel has a combination of both plastic knobs and touchpad controls. The knobs are easy to use, and the touchpad has options for controlling the heat, timer, delay start, self-clean cycle, and oven lock. Overall, this Kenmore electric range has all the bells and whistles of double convection. You can cook just about anything, which makes it one of the most family-friendly electric range out there.
- A double convection oven
- Has five burners with several specialty functions
- Intuitive control panel
- Disproportionately heavy
7. Thermador Masterpiece SGSX365FS
Thermador has been manufacturing innovative gas cooktops for decades, and the 36-inch Thermador Masterpiece SGSX365FS is one of their latest iterations. This gas cooktop has five burners that average between 9,100 and 18,000 BTUs for high temperatures.
The Masterpiece SGSX365FS has a striking glass design with a stainless-steel control panel at the bottom of the unit.
The control panel is in the center of the front having sturdy metal knobs that illuminate when the burner is on and to display the cooking temperatures. Like other high-end cooktops, the Masterpiece SGSX365FS comes with automatic re-ignition, and the ignition system fires up each burner separately, rather than lighting them up all at the same time.
The burners and flame have an unusual star-shaped, which the company insists helps in distributing the heat more evenly. The unique grate design allows you to slide their cooking pots and pans between the burners effortlessly without lifting to move them.
Also, the grates can fit bigger and unusually shaped pots and pans. The Thermador’s star burners and grates both give the cooktop an unusual, yet attractive appearance. Even better, the grates are removable and can be cleaned in the dishwasher. The control knobs are also dishwasher-safe.
Overall, the Thermador Masterpiece SGSX365FS is a well-designed, feature-packed gas cooktop with a hefty price tag.
- Feature-rich and well-designed
- Continuous grates that make it convenient to move heavy pots and pans
- This model doesn’t include a griddle
- Very expensive
8. Electrolux EI30EW45PS
The Electrolux EI30EW45PS is a large and feature-packed double convection wall oven that not only makes cooking easy and simple, but also saves you time in the kitchen. Both the upper and lower ovens have a convection option with about 4.8 cubic feet of space. There are two racks in each oven, allowing you to cook several dishes at the same time.
The Electrolux EI30EW45PS also features an intelligent touch panel that displays the controls and settings. The control panel includes different features and features that are intuitive and easy to understand. The control panel comprises digital presets for proofing bread, slow cooking, and dehydrating foods. There is also an option to create your cooking presets for your meals. Additionally, there are separate programs for baking, roasting, and broiling. If you want to invest in a double convection wall oven that looks nice and easy to operate, this is a great choice.
The EI30W45PS’s temperature sensors keep track of the internal temperature of the oven during the cooking, and the timer alerts you when it’s done. Apart from its stellar performance and ease of use, this wall oven looks good, inside and out, and its smooth surface makes it easy to wipe and clean. The oven also comes with a self-cleaning setting with a delay feature.
Overall, the Electrolux EI30EW45PS is a great wall oven with all the bells and whistles. Even though there are better options out there, given its feature package, it offers superb value for its price.
- IQ-touch panel
- Includes dehydrate and defrost settings
- Available only in one color option
- Lacks steam cleaning options
9. Empava EMPV-24WOB14
The Empava EMPV-24WOB14 is an under-the-counter wall oven, which can also be installed in a wall cabinet. This 24-inch, 2.3 cubic feet convection oven has a cool to touch door, glass, and body, and the convection oven does both convection broiling and roasting. The lock controls are sturdy and reliable, making it one of the safest under-the-counter or base cabinet oven.
The interior is relatively spacious, and pans ranging from 15-inches to 16-inches with upright handles will fit right it perfectly. If you’re thinking about cooking a 20-pound turkey, you won’t have any issues with this unit. There are three easy-to-use knobs: one for oven functions, one for temperature controls, and one for timer functions with 10-minute increments up to 120 minutes. There is also an auto shut-off that will turn off the oven when cooking is done.
The Empava EMPV-24WOB14 lacks the self-cleaning feature, but its interior can be wiped clean. All you need to do is a manual steam clean with water and heating the oven at 125°F for about 30 minutes.
The 24 inch Empava EMPV-24WOB14 is ideal for mobile homes and small kitchens. It has a unique design with a glass door and performs as expected. If you don’t have the budget for large, powerful wall ovens, you’ll be happy with this Empava electric wall oven.
- Great design
- Convection roasting and broiling
- Cool to touch the door
- Cook timer
- Temperature Control and door locks
- Only one rack
- The knobs feel wobbly at times
- No self-cleaning function
10. GE PT7800SHSS Microwave Wall Oven
The GE PT7800SHSS is a 30-inch microwave wall oven and suits well for those with a passion for baking. This is a practical and functional double oven that has all the conveniences of a microwave.
The lower oven is the primary oven, which is 5.0 cubic feet, and it’s large enough for a wall oven. In addition to standards heating elements with excellent power ratings for baking and broiling—you get all the typical features. It includes two heavy-duty racks, control locks, a meat probe, a preheat alert, halogen lights, hidden bake elements, a delay bake timer, and a keep-warm function. This wall oven is capable of cooking a turkey of about 22-23 lbs., or even larger. If you want a wall oven that has enough space to cook for big meals, the GE PT7800SHSS is the right choice.
The upper 1.7 cubic feet microwave unit also comes with decent features such as a sensor to automatically select the cook settings and defrost by food, weight, and time. There are a handy ‘Repeat Last’ setting and other ten reheat selections that include beverages, simmer, and for melt marshmallows and chocolate chips. The upper oven features a low-temperature setting for proofing.
There are some issues though—the upper door opening downwards rather than swinging to the side. As this s a wall oven depending on the installation height, for some buyers getting inside the oven fully is somewhat tricky. Apart from these few inconveniences, most people are happy with what the GE PT7800SHSS offers in terms of design and performance.
- Two convection ovens
- True convection lower oven
- Meat probe lower oven
- Door and control locks
- Upper door opens downwards
- The oven is slow at heating up
- Some people have difficulties in reaching inside the oven fully
- Operational beeps are low
Useful Oven Range Research and Buying Tips
- How do you differentiate between an oven and a range?
- What is an induction oven range?
- What is a convection oven range?
- What is a double-oven range?
- How do you differentiate between the gas oven range and an electric oven range?
- What is a dual-fuel oven range?
- What are the best brands for oven ranges?
- What is the standard width of an oven range?
- What are the advantages of a wall oven?
- How do I choose an oven range?
- Is now a good time to buy an oven range?
1. How do you differentiate between an oven and a range?
All ranges have built-in ovens, whereas not all ovens are ranges. A range contains a stove with burners positioned above the oven. It is used for baking and broiling.
2. What is an induction oven range?
An induction oven range has a stovetop that is unlike what you see in a standard oven range. The oven portion of an induction oven range functions is similar to a typical electric oven. Induction cooking is efficient than traditional cooking, but you must use pans and pots made of steel or iron.
3. What is a convection oven range?
A convection oven range has a fan and exhaust system that distributes the heat evenly inside of the oven. Cooking in a convection oven range is faster, more consistently, and even.
4. What is a double-oven range?
A double oven range comes with two different types of oven chambers. With a double-oven range, you can cook two different dishes, different temperature settings at the same time.
5. How do you differentiate between the gas oven range and an electric oven range?
A gas oven range uses gas as its heat source, while an electric oven range uses electricity to cook and bake food.
6. What is a dual-fuel oven range?
A dual-fuel oven range uses both combustible gas and electricity as its heat source. In a dual-fuel oven range, the cooktop is gas-powered, while the oven portion below uses electricity.
7. How wide is an oven range?
Most standard home oven ranges measure at 30 inches to 36 inches.
8. What is the best oven range brand?
Many manufacturers make quality oven ranges. Typically, Whirlpool oven ranges are preferred by customers. Oven ranges from GE, Frigidaire, KitchenAid, and high-end brands like Thermador, also get high marks from consumers. Do keep in mind, buying from a specific brand doesn’t always guarantee a quality product.
9. What are the advantages of a wall oven?
Range oven has been the preferred choice for kitchens for ages. However, families these days are opting for single wall ovens or combo microwave wall ovens. Built-in counter cooktops are also great options as they come to a variety of styles and sizes. Single wall ovens also reduce traffic around the cooktop making the kitchen clutter-free.
10. How do I choose an oven range?
Before buying an oven range most people think primarily about the size and design of their kitchens. Whether they’ll use gas or electric for their heat source, will it be stainless steel or matte black, and their budget? In addition to that, it’s essential to make sure that your oven range fits in your kitchen, and how frequently you’ll be using the oven for cooking at home. If you order takeouts and bakes once a week, you should avoid spending on a high-end cooking machine with tons of features you’ll never use. But, if you like cooking and have the means to make your cooking process more comfortable and more enjoyable, you’ll be happy with your oven range.
11. When is a good time to purchase an oven range?
Retailers always offer discounts when it comes to appliances almost the whole year. However, we recommend you buy during the holidays for the best offers like Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Black Friday deals, and others.