LP convertible, gas-powered range with 5 stovetop burners. Features slide-in griddle for versatility of cooktop. Edge-to-edge grates make pan transfers smooth and seamless. Oven equipped with full broiler, convection capabilities, and 2 racks. Wifi-enabled for voice control cooking.
The burner knobs are made from plastic and don't match the quality of the rest of the machine.
Capacity of 5 cubic feet. Useful slide-in griddle for stovetop. Gas-powered 15,000 BTU power boil burner for speedy heating. Flexible broiling drawer. Electric clock and timer. LP convertible. Available in white or fingerprint-resistant black and slate finishes.
Some users dislike the lower broiler drawer. Few reports of griddle tray being scratched.
Freestanding electric range operates at 220V. Compact size of 24 inches. Includes all basics for light cooking - 4 burners, fully functional oven, and broiler. Equipped with heat safety function. Coil burners are removable for easy clean-up. Storage drawer below for trays or cooking sheets.
Range power cord is not included. Manual clean required.
This 24-inch, 2.9 cubic foot capacity range is stylish and reasonably priced. Gas-powered with convection oven and is LP convertible. Unique vintage design is a cool and stylish addition to your kitchen. Features 4 burners, a storage drawer, and a grate made of cast iron.
Some customers had difficulty with heat settings.
Electric 30-inch freestanding range with 5 elements. One power-boiling element delivers rapid heating in flexible 9 or 12-inch diameters. Sizable oven capacity of 6.6 cubic feet. Warming mode preserves heat of dishes. Self-steam oven clean. Wall-to-wall bake element in upper portion of oven, and fast-heating broiler.
Some complaints of the steam-cleaning feature not being effective. Occasional frustrations with clock settings.
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In terms of kitchen essentials, everything revolves around the range. This appliance combines burners and an oven to handle the majority of your cooking needs. For kitchens with limited space, however — such as those found in RVs, mini houses, and compact apartments — a standard-size range may be too large.
If you find yourself in this predicament, a small range is what you need. Small ranges are designed to fit spaces that are too tight for a standard range. Some of these are stripped-down versions of standard ranges with little advanced functionality, but others offer features such as convection cooking, a ceramic cooktop, and programmable cooking modes.
When choosing a small range, look at size, price, powering options, and features such as cooktops, broiler drawers, and controls. Not sure what you want or need? This guide examines your choices and offers several suggestions for ranges that are small on size but large on quality.
Your choices here are essentially electric or gas/propane. While cooks typically have a heat source they prefer, the existing infrastructure in your kitchen may make your choice for you. For example, if you do not currently have gas or propane service, you will probably want to opt for an electric small range rather than spend out to install gas/propane.
Small ranges vary in terms of width and cubic feet. The width reflects the physical space that the range can fit into. For small ranges, this typically lies in the 20- to 24-inch zone. Cubic feet refers to the amount of space inside the oven. For small ranges, this is usually between 2.1 cubic feet and 2.5 cubic feet, although some may be a bit larger.
You may want to choose a range that fits your existing décor. The options here are generally pretty limited: white, black, and silver are the most typical range colors.
Installation difficulty varies with small ranges. An electric range may simply plug in and be ready to cook. Gas or propane can be a bit trickier, and you may be better off going with professional installation for maximum safety.
The cooktop is where the burners are located. In small ranges, there are usually four burners, all with similar power ratings (i.e., you will not often find “power” or “simmer” burners on a small range). Some cooktops feature burners with removable cast iron tops while others feature ceramic cooktops. Cooktops that hinge up or have enclosed burners are easier to clean, as are ceramic cooktops.
While you may be able to find an occasional small gas range that uses pilot lights, the majority feature electric ignition, which requires a standard outlet to be nearby. Electric small ranges use electric ignition.
Standard on the small range is a broiler drawer located below the oven. However, the purpose of the drawer can vary. Some ranges use the drawer to broil foods. Others use it for storage (you actually broil within the oven). Ranges with broiler drawers that broil usually include some type of broiler pan, while ranges with drawers for storage may or may not include a broiler pan.
Glass oven windows are standard on the majority of small ranges. The window is there for you to keep an eye on your food while it cooks. For small ranges with windows, be sure that the window is large enough to be useful.
The knobs that control the burners and oven of a small range are usually simple and straightforward. While rare, some ranges include knobs with programmed cooking modes. Knobs and other control elements should be sturdy enough to hold up over time.
Standard on larger ranges, digital clocks and timers also show up on some small ranges. These can help you to keep track of your food as it cooks.
Small ranges under $750 are generally the smallest of the small, offering little in terms of features. Ranges in this price zone tend to be simple in design, offering little more than four burners and an oven/broiler. Gas ranges are more common at this price point than electric ranges.
Between $750 and $800, you will find larger ranges in the “small” category. More features may be included, such as a clock and timer.
Small ranges in the $900 to $1,000 range can reach up to 24 inches in width and often incorporate advanced features such as convection cooking and a ceramic cooktop.
A. While the choice between gas and electric often comes down to personal preference or existing infrastructure (or in the case of gas, lack thereof), there are some differences between the two which may tilt the scale if you have a choice.
Installation can be much easier with an electric range, whereas gas ranges often require professional installation. Electric ranges usually boil water faster, simmer more effectively, and broil better than gas ranges. On the other hand, gas ranges heat up faster and can provide cooks with better control over the cooking heat. If you live in an area with frequent power outages, gas will also have a leg up over electric, allowing you to cook regardless of whether the lights are on or not.
A. You will typically not find a self-cleaning option in a range of this size, so all cleaning will need to be done manually. Warm water, mild detergent, and a cloth or soft scrubbing pad will usually suffice for the exterior, while spray-on oven cleaner will help to keep the interior clean. Follow all manufacturer recommendations when cleaning your small range.
Features such as sealed burners or a ceramic top can be a tremendous help in terms of keeping your range clean.
A. Small electric ranges typically have either a radiant or a ceramic cooktop. Radiant elements transfer heat through the bottom of the cookware, usually via a coil. Ceramic cooktops feature a smooth ceramic glass surface with hidden heating elements. Of the two, ceramic provides more consistent heat and is easier to clean, but it can be much more difficult to repair if something goes wrong. Ranges with ceramic cooktops are also much more expensive than those that use radiant elements.