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Aztec’s Favorite Kitchen Range Brands [GE, Samsung, LG Ranges, and More!]

by Pam Silvia

Last week, we told you all about the ins and outs of shopping for electric, gas, and dual-fuel kitchen ranges. To supplement our buying guide, our Aztec Appliance experts have compiled a list of respectable appliance brands with high-end features—some of which sell at a mid-end price.

Read on to discover how Viking, Frigidaire, GE, Samsung, and LG ranges smoke the competition—and boil, steam, and sauté it for good measure.


The same manufacturer that brought us showstopping OLED TVs has proved it also knows its way around a kitchen. With LG kitchen appliances, the culinary world is your oyster, thanks to innovative features that are designed to save you time and labor.

Take the LG 29.88" PrintProof™ Free Standing Gas Convection Smart Range with Air Fry (LRGL5825F and LRGL5825D), for instance. This LG range is brimming with possibilities, boasting fast-performing true convection and air fry oven settings so that you can cook and bake your dishes with gourmet precision—from juicy holiday turkeys with extra-crispy marinated skins to healthier versions of your deep-fried favorites.

Not only that, but this LG range’s oven also makes easy work of post dinner cleanup with a mess-resistant cavity and a 10-minute self-cleaning cycle. In the spirit of keeping a streamlined kitchen, this smart range allows you to remotely monitor and control cooking operations with your smartphone or tablet. And for optimal peace of mind, you can even receive maintenance tips and alerts so that you can ensure your appliance is performing its best, even as you’re multitasking from another room.

Do you fancy yourself a professional home cook? Well, you might be pleased to learn LG has partnered with popular recipe management apps, including SideChef and Tovala, so that you can read cooking instructions from your range’s control panel—or have Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant read them to you.

If you’re all about stylish innovation, many LG ranges (and refrigerators) are stocked with a patented glass panel that allows you to easily check on your foods without opening the appliance. After two swift knocks, the InstaView™ panel illuminates your oven cavity to showcase your entrée or dessert.

Most impressively, many of these top-performing LG ranges sell for a mid-end price—with a dwindled-down three-figure price tag, thanks to our Black Friday event!


The only other electronics industry titan on this list, Samsung competes with LG once more with its line of smart kitchen appliances. With Samsung, where luxury meets practicality, you can rest assured you have the tools you need to simplify the cooking experience in your very own kitchen.

Giving LG ranges a run for their money, the Samsung 29.94" Fingerprint Resistant Slide-In Electric Range (NE63T8711SS, NE63T8711SG, and NE63T8711ST) also offers air fry and convection oven settings to cook your foods faster and more evenly—but with a larger oven capacity (6.3 cubic feet compared to the residential standard of 5.0 cubic feet) and a stylish Smart Dial that allows you to easily enable settings and that intuitively learns based on your cooking preferences. How’s that for impressive?

In terms of convenience, this Samsung range showcases blue-illuminated front-control knobs to let you know when your stove is on, and it has a built-in temperature probe that allows you to check the internal temperature of meats from your smartphone.

That’s right; this range also lets you remotely preheat, monitor, and adjust cook times and temperatures from the comfort of your couch. And yes, you can control your oven with your voice with the help of Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa—or Bixby, Samsung’s built-in helper.

When it comes to its smooth glass-top stove, this Samsung range has five cooking elements, including dual- and triple-ring elements that allow you to cook with differently sized pots and pans at once. Not only that, but its industry-best Express Boil™ element can rapidly go from high heat for boiling pasta water and searing steaks or turn down to a low simmer for crafting delicate sauces or melting chocolate for fondue nights.


Not one to be left in the dust, GE appliances has proven to be a trusted option with many sub-brands under its wing, including the stylishly chic Café, the technologically convenient GE Profile, and the professional-grade Monogram.

Touted for its beautiful slide-in gas ranges, GE has forged an identity for itself with signature traits, including edge-to-edge cooktops and a dual-purpose burner. The GE® 30" Stainless Steel Slide In Convection Gas Range (JGS760SELSS) is stocked with these two features.

The large, continuous cooking surface means extra room for pots and pans of all sizes and easier transfer from burner to burner while the dual-purpose burner, identified as the oval-shaped fifth element at the center of the cooktop, is ideal for a griddle or odd-size cookware. Incidentally, this GE range comes with an extra-large integrated non-stick griddle that allows you to cook several grilled cheeses, pancakes, burger patties, and steaks at a time.

Like many mid-end ranges on the market today, this GE appliance features gas convection, a smooth-glide storage drawer, a fast-boiling burner, a precise simmer burner, and a self-cleaning cycle.

Luckily for us, as long as kitchen-range manufacturers continue to keep up with their competitors, high-end add-ons, like convection cooking, are becoming standard offerings in mid-priced products. That is to say, this GE range showcases the latest in cooking innovation, and it can all be yours without you breaking the bank.


If you value simplicity over showmanship, Frigidaire has got your back with its selection of freestanding ranges—some of which have front controls, if you crave finished sides without a tall back panel. It’s as if the manufacturers behind Frigidaire ranges have access to our imaginations or have peeked inside our diary. That’s the feeling we get from Frigidaire appliances.

That said, there’s nothing wrong with a control panel at the back—freestanding ranges featuring this type of panel are considered a tried-and-true option, and they are generally less expensive than their slide-in counterparts.

Speaking of which, the Frigidaire® 29.88" Stainless Steel Free Standing Electric Range (FFEF3056TS) gets meals to the table faster with Quick Bake Convection and a Quick Boil cooktop element. And we can imagine how these features can come in handy for the holidays.

In fact, many Frigidaire ranges are equipped with tools that are designed to lessen the burden of hosting duties, including patented SpaceWise® expandable elements to handle any-size cookware, dedicated Keep Warm Zone so that your meals are eaten the way they are meant to be enjoyed, large-capacity ovens to hold multiple entrees at once, as well as extra-large oven windows and one-touch self-cleaning cycles available in 2-, 3-, and 4-hour options.

So, go ahead, treat yourself with an early gift this holiday season.


Luxury devotees, we haven’t forgotten about you. Our brand pick for high-end ranges is none other than Viking. With a generous selection of pro-style cooking appliances in exciting colors outside of your standard stainless steel, this brand has revolutionized ultra-premium appliances by incorporating proven technology and innovative features once reserved for commercial kitchens into its Viking oven ranges.

The Viking® Professional 5 Series 48" Pro Style Dual Fuel Range in Stainless Steel (VDR5488BSSLP) exudes beauty and brains with precise cook settings on its eight gas stove burners and two convection ovens—on top of its sleek front-control knobs, LED lighting, and continuous grates.

With a Viking oven range, you can reap the benefits of an easy-to-clean porcelainized cooking surface, a precisely low simmer setting on all burners, a two-speed convection system with the largest convection fan blade in the industry, a ten-pass concealed bake element for finer temperature control and curbed messes, and a quick preheat setting.

Custom color finishes and flexible cooking features both equate to a kitchen design that is all your own. Needless to say, with a Viking range, you can cook with confidence and rest assured you get what you pay for.

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