Frigidaire and GE are two of the best recognized gas range brands in the appliance industry. Both companies offer quality built, dependable products in both gas and electric ranges. Their gas ranges are loaded with new features and technology that will help make cooking easier and more fun. Whether you're looking for a slide-in gas range or a free standing gas range (compare slide in vs freestanding ranges here), Frigidaire and GE offer every size and style in gas ranges with a variety of feature packages for you to choose from. Be sure to look at these two brands when you go shopping for your new appliances.
Let's take a look at two of their top selling freestanding range models for comparison. Both of these two models regularly go on sale for under $800.
1. The Frigidaire Gallery GCRG3038AF - $1,049 MSRP
Frigidaire Gallery is Frigidaire's mid-range line of appliances with a focus on a sleek, clean aesthetic, and the popular Frigidaire GCRG3038AF gas range is a great addition to your kitchen. It's available in smudge-proof stainless steel at $1,049 or black stainless steel at $1,149 (click the links to learn more about these color options). It has a 5.0 cubic foot capacity oven and five burners with continuous three-piece grates for ease of use and a premium look.
Let's start with the stovetop: the fifth burner is a round 9,500 BTU burner (select upgrade models from Frigidaire have an oval shaped central burner you can use with a griddle). You'll also find a 5,000 BTU simmer burner, a mid-power 9,500 BTU burner, a 14,000 BTU burner, and a 17,000 BTU power burner.
The Fan Convection oven includes options for steam cleaning cycles and traditional self cleaning, Quick Bake, and Broil. Two standard oven racks with six rack positions make it easy to set multiple dishes up the way you like them.
Pictured below: The interior configurations of Frigidaire's different convection options. On the far left is Quick Bake Convection with a fan, featured in this range.
If you're looking for a gas range with great upgrades that making cooking easier, you should definitely check out this Frigidaire model! We love the continuous grates, and convection is a must-have for people who love to bake.
2. The GE JGB700SEJSS - $1,199 MSRP
The GE JGB700SEJSS is a well featured gas range with a 5.0 cubic foot gas convection oven and five burners that comes with an extra large non-stick griddle. It's available in a wide range of colors: black or white at $1,149, stainless steel at $1,199, and slate, black slate, or black stainless steel at $1,299. Explore the differences between slate, black slate, and black stainless steel in our article!
This model comes with a lot of great features that are similar to the Frigidaire model: continuous cast iron grates, a steam and self-clean convection oven with variable broil, and a center burner. However, GE's center burner is oval shaped for use with an included non-stick griddle. The grates are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. The sealed burners include an 18,000 BTU power burner and a 5,000 BTU simmer burner. The oven comes with two oven racks. The included non-stick griddle is the "industry's largest integrated griddle," allowing you to cook up to six grilled cheeses at once!
Pictured below: Not four, not five, but SIX grilled cheeses on the GE JGB700SEJSS griddle!
This gas range from GE has a few more extra features compared to the Frigidaire model, plus the extra-large griddle makes it a better choice for people who do a lot of stovetop cooking.
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Oven Features: Both models have fan convection with steam clean and self clean options, plus two standard oven racks. The GE model has variable broil while the Frigidaire model does not.
Stovetop Features: GE wins here with an oval-shaped fifth burner and "the largest integrated griddle in the industry." They have similar burner BTU levels. GE's burner grates are dishwasher safe, while the Frigidaire model's are hand-wash only.
Look & Feel: The GE model has a simpler control panel and uses more gray than black tones for accent colors. Both models come with storage drawers and large oven windows. Overall, the Frigidaire model has a more commercial feel due to the stainless steel and black glass framing around the oven door for a cleaner look. However, the GE model comes in a stunning range of colors!
Which model is the best gas range? That depends on your needs. If you want a nice convection gas range with more basic features, the Frigidaire model is probably the winner for you. If you want a stovetop griddle and a unique color like slate or black slate, or traditional black or white, you may prefer the GE model. Both models are highly rated!
We hope this review helped you narrow down your options. Which model do you prefer? Leave us a comment below - We'd love to hear from you!
Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in August of 2016 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.