at a glance
slide-in ranges look better in your kitchen and are easier to use. those are the only two reasons to buy one.
you don't have to reach across your stovetop to get to the oven controls. you can also see your backsplash without looking at a backguard.
as you may have learned throughout our articles, slide-ins and counter-depth refrigerators are cost-effective ways to improve the look of your kitchen without spending a ton of money.
in this article, you will learn the best gas slide-in models, features, and brands to consider. i will show you what they have in common, plus their unique features.
you will also learn the features to avoid or ignore when deciding to buy a slide, including reliability statistics from real data. in the last three years, we have logged over 100,000 service calls.
many reviewers talk about reliability and ranges being "sturdier" or "top performers." the stats often prove otherwise. with the industry's often apathetic posture to service, reliability is an issue you want to understand before you make a purchase.
this article is updated yearly. most of these picks are significantly different from last year due to availability issues. let's get started.short on time? get our free gas cooking buying guide
everything you need to know about choosing a slide-in range
first, the title of this article is best slide-ins, yet most slide-ins are, in fact, front control. they look nearly the same but are installed differently.
to install one correctly, you have to know the difference between slide-in and front control ranges. while front control and slide-ins require a 30-inch cabinet opening, slide-in models are built-in with unfinished sides.
slide-in ranges overlap your countertop by two inches, unlike a front control range. one of the main benefits of overlapping the counter is cleanability.
with a front control range and freestanding range, food and crumbs can drip down the sides. some front control ranges have accessory trim kits to emulate a slide-in for cleanability.
also, when you push a slide-in range back, there is about a two-inch space behind the range. you fill this with countertop material to complete the more customized look. it prevents spills and splatter from seeping behind the range.
however, replacing an existing freestanding range with a slide-in is tougher. the counter has to be notched for the top to slide over. you also have to fill in the back as well.
popular slide-in range manufacturers:
front control ranges
although it does have the same opening as a slide-in, front control ranges do not overlap the countertop like a slide-in range.
front control ranges are better for replacing an existing stove because you do not have to modify your countertop.
you can also place a front control at the end of your kitchen because it does have finished sides, unlike the slide-in. however, it is harder to clean with the seams or spaces on either side, like a freestanding range.
popular front control range manufacturers:
- ge appliance
- all professional ranges.
gas slide-in range reliability
lg is the most reliable stove on this list. whirlpool is mainly sold to builders and requires less service with their basic machines.
we have 35 technicians for service calls. last year, they logged over 40,000 service calls. the service rates below are based on a minimum of 40 ranges sold for over 1,000 total pieces.
gas range reliability from december 2020 to october 2021
|fisher & paykel||17.7%|
lg is the most reliable gas range brand on this list with a 4.4% service rate. ge profile is slightly above the average at 7.6% followed by beko at 12.9%.
regardless, you should always check for available appliance services in your area before you buy any product. you should also check google, yelp, and the better business bureau (bbb) for reviews and responses.
read more: most reliable gas ranges
slide-in range features to avoid
many highly touted features are either underwhelming or don't work. before you learn the best features, let's look at what you might want to avoid.
i take my daughter to bgoods, the local health food chain, to eat their air-fried french fries. they are made in high speed, smaller convection ovens.
air frying at present does not work for whatever reason. the ovens may be too large to crisp the food, the fans may not lack the capacity, or the broiler needs to be cycled.
eventually, air frying will be figured out. sks is close in their $14,000 48-inch range, but the others are not. you can see the results of our tests by clicking here.
sous vide is precision boiling using a vacuum-sealed bag. this low-temperature method of cooking will cook a salmon filet in two hours.
high output burners
at one time, a 14,000 btu (british thermal units) burner was considered powerful. some professional ranges top off at 15,000 btu.
every gas slide-in on this list has two power burners of 15,000 btu or more (beko is an exception with one power burner).
on their better model, samsung has the hottest single burner at 22,000 btu, while ge appliance has a 21,000 btu burner. you can boil water quickly and cook fast on all these ranges.
convection used to be a high-priced option. all these choices have convection. convection is a fan-forced heat for more even temperatures.
the best is lg with their probake. it blows the air from the back of the range for even heat distribution.
most ranges have a fifth oblong-shaped burner for more even heat to use with a griddle. a couple of choices have six burners.
most reviewers include capacity and design, but they are the same. kitchenaid and jennair are technically the largest, but they cut down the drawer underneath almost completely.
stoves and appliances, in general, follow the same cabinet dimension of 35 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 24 inches in depth. that dictates the internal capacity.
now let's look at some ranges.
best gas slide-in ranges for 2022
ge profile's gas slide-in range has a 21,000 btu burner and several color combinations.
- fit guarantee
- edge-to-edge cooktop
- 21,000 btu tri-ring burners
- extra-large integrated reversible cast iron grill/griddle
- dual purpose center burner
- 18,000 btu power boil burner
- anywhere control with remote notifications
- chef connect
- true european convection
lg gas slide-in range lsgl6337f - $2,199
the two best parts of the lg range are capacity at 6.3 cubic feet. true convection or an element behind the fan is the most precise for even cooking. lg, like beko, is a bit underpowered after their 18,500 btu power burner, with 12,500 being the next highest output.
- probake convection
- 6.3 cu. ft. large capacity
- ultraheat 18.5k btu power burner
beko gas slide-in range slgr30530ss - $2,268
beko is a huge turkish appliance manufacturer. they have a nice story of sustainability and green engineering in their products.
beko's range is stylish but it is not as powerful as the others, with 18,000 btu and 12,500 btu as their max burners. yet, this range bought with a kitchen package including a counter depth refrigerator, stainless dishwasher, and over-the-range microwave is inexpensive and should be considered.
- 5.7 cu. ft.
- 5 burners with 18,000 btu burner
- warmer drawer
- digital led multifunction display
- stainless steel
let's settle on what a double oven is first. many brands like kitchenaid, frigidaire, and jennair will have a baking drawer below their oven. that doesn't count.
the café double oven range is the best because they run a separate oven truly independently and can be used simultaneously without affecting the temperature of the other. café also has six burners and different color combinations.
- 30 inches
- stainless steel
- front controls
- total capacity: 7 cu. ft.
café appliances gas slide-in range in matte white at 塞内加尔vs荷兰比赛直播 in hanover
first, understand the difference between front control and slide-in ranges. you do not want to have to "notch" (the industry term for cutting) your counters to fit a slide-in range.
cutting counters, especially granite, is dicey. no delivery company in the world will cut granite when delivering.
after that, picking out your new range depends on choosing features and benefits matching your cooking style.
however, availability is a huge concern, especially when buying more than one appliance. in your area or even in boston, availability changes, so you want to be flexible as best you can.
you should also know who can fix that double oven gas range. finding competent repair technicians are as important as features and benefits.
frequently asked questions
1. why are slide-in ranges more expensive than a regular gas range?
there is no rational reason why one is so substantially more. economics may play a role. manufacturers produce millions of regular $799 ranges, so there is some scale and less cost to produce. slide-ins are made less, so the cost would be higher based on pure economic theory.
2. can you place a slide-in at the end of a counter?
no, you can not place a slide-in range at the end of your kitchen counter. slide-ins have unfinished sides. however, you can with a front control range because the sides of that range are finished.
3. can you replace an existing freestanding slide-in gas range?
it depends on the range. you can replace a regular range with a front control without modifying your counters. that's easy.
you can replace a slide-in with a slide-in. just check the cut-outs on slide-ins first. if you have your heart set on a slide-in, then a few stores (including ours) have countertop specialists on staff and can cut to fit any slide-in or specialty range.
all gas ranges are plugged into 110 volts for the igniter. you would have to change your electrical for dual fuel (gas over electric) or electric ranges.
4. what about dual fuel slide-in ranges?
in 30-inch sizes, induction is better than gas for speed, simmer, child safety, venting, and cleaning. you are better served with an induction range if you want the electric oven for better baking (gas ranges are better for roasting and broiling).
want to learn more about the latest gas ranges and technology? read the yale gas range buying guide with features, specs, and detailed profiles of every major brand. well over 1 million people have downloaded a yale guide.
steve is the third-generation ceo of yale and a lifelong bostonian. he currently resides in boston, one mile from where he was born. despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the boston bruins. the love of his life is his daughter sophie.
steve has also been featured in numerous publications such as the new york times, consumer reports, the boston globe, bloomberg radio, the new york post, the wall street journal, and entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.
a note about pricing