When designing or updating your kitchen, picking the right slide-in electric range may be one of the most important choices you'll make. The perfect slide-in range will help give your kitchen the clean, modern, professional look that you are seeking, and at the same time make it easy to produce good cooking and baking results.
Beyond that, you want to pick a range that is both convenient to use and convenient to clean and care for that will be dependable and serve you for many years until your next kitchen overhaul. To help you make this big decision, we've narrowed the field to the Top 5 Models of 2021 and will help you pick the one that suits you best. They are numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order. Many of them come with great features like Air Fry modes, temperature probes, and more!
Let's dive into our slide-in electric range reviews!
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Models marked with a * are double oven models. Models marked with a ^ have MSRPs under $2,000 (although promotions and package deals can shave 20% or more off of the retail price).
What is a Slide-In Range?
Also known as front control ranges, today's slide-in ranges are a little different than slide-ins from 5+ years ago. Today's slide-in ranges are freestanding ranges with finished sides and no backguard. If you want to show off your backsplash, a slide-in range is a great choice! Learn more about freestanding vs slide-in ranges here. They are designed to fit in a 30" cutout for a traditional freestanding range.
A few years ago, slide-in ranges were a little different. They had a slightly more "built-in" look because the cooktop extended past the range's sides to overlap the countertop slightly. You were supposed to cut out a section of your countertop, leaving a "filler strip" of countertop material across the back, because the ranges weren't as deep as a freestanding range.
|Front Control Ranges Today||Older Slide-In Ranges|
|Full-depth, designed to fit in the same cutout as a traditional range with a backguard||Shallower depth than a freestanding range, required a "filler strip" at the back|
|Cooktop surface usually does not overlap countertop (can purchase filler strips separately if needed)||Cooktop surface designed to overlap countertop|
|Finished sides - can install with one or both sides visible||Unfinished sides - needed to be installed between cabinets|
Keep these differences in mind if you are replacing an older slide-in range. If you are replacing a freestanding range with a front control range, the process is usually pretty seamless!
Slide-In Electric Range Buying Tips
Consider the stovetop configuration. Many of the slide-ins on our list offer "bridge elements" that connect two elements to heat extra-large cookware, griddles, and oblong pots. Expandable elements are another feature to consider - these elements can be expanded from 6" to 9" and even up to 12" to accommodate different sizes of cookware. In general, all of the ranges on our list have nicely featured stovetops and ovens
Check out convection ovens. There are two types of convection oven: fan convection and true convection. Fan convection incorporates a fan into the back of the oven to circulate the hot air better. You'll likely notice that your roasts are more evenly browned and that multiple racks of cookies come out evenly done. True convection is the next step up and incorporates a heating element with the fan. You can read more about convection here.
- Consider the control layout. What do the knobs feel like when you use them? Are the controls placed on the front of the range or on the top edge? Are they easy to read and understand?
1. Frigidaire Professional PCFE3078AF - 5.4 cu ft - $1,899
The Frigidaire Professional PCFE3078AF front control freestanding electric range retails for $1,899 in stainless steel with many features, plus a professionally-inspired design that will look great in your kitchen.
The 5.4 cubic foot capacity oven with PowerPlus Quick Preheat option makes for easy baking with restaurant-quality results. With True Convection, you can bake your favorite food faster and more evenly. It also features Air Fry mode, which uses a boost of heat to help you cook crispy and delicious fried food for your entire family, but with less oil! It also comes with a ReadyCook Air Fry tray. Easy-set controls offer simple turn-style knobs for selecting oven modes and temperatures, and the oven interior is well-lit by two wall-mounted halogen lights.
When it comes to the cooking surface, this Professional model is fully loaded. The black glass, stainless steel trimmed top has two left side 7" 1,800W elements that bridge together, transforming into the perfect heating arrangement for any oblong-styled cookware or a griddle. The expandable 9" to 12" 1,800W/3,000W element provides intense heat for quick boiling or even pan searing. You also get a 6" 1,200W element. And finally, there's the center rear 100W warming zone.
PowerPlus Convection (true convection)
Air Fry with ReadyCook Air Fry tray
Effortless Temperature Probe
SpacePro Bridge Element
9"/12" 1,800W/3,000W dual element
Bridgeable elements for oversized cookware
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2. Bosch HEI8056U - 4.6 cu ft - $2,199
The next model on our list of slide-in electric range reviews is the Bosch HEI8056U, which comes with a traditional slide-in feature that many people miss: cooktop edges that overlap the countertop. It has a smaller oven than is typical for many of today's ranges, but there's still plenty of room for baking and roasting. Its predecessor, the HEI8054UC, was a high-performer with many positive reviews, so we have a good feeling about this upgraded model. The minimalist design lends it a commercial feel, and Bosch is known for making integrated appliances that will sit as close to flush with your cabinetry as possible.
There are five stovetop elements, including a 3,200W 9" power burner and a dual expandable 6"/9" element. The other elements are 6". If you're looking for extra-large 12" elements, bridgeable elements, or other features for handling large cookware, you won't find them on this range. Bosch has focused on designing useful, go-to features that meet high-performance standards.
The oven has true convection with convection conversion, and you have access to 11 cooking modes to make the most of it. These include specialty options like Proof Dough as well as a Fast Preheat option, Pizza, and more. Bosch offers a warming drawer under the oven rather than a storage drawer to help you juggle preparing multiple dishes for one meal. It prices at $2,199 in stainless steel or at $2,299 in Bosch's black stainless steel (model HEI8046U).
True European Convection
6"/1,400W to 9"/3,000W dual expandable element
Cooktop overlaps countertops for a seamless look and easier cleanup
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3. GE JS760SPSS - 5.3 cu ft - $1,909
GE is also in the game with a new lineup of slide-in ranges with some great new features. The GE JS760SPSS prices at $1,909 in stainless steel. It's also available in black and white at $1,909, as well as in fingerprint-resistant black slate and fingerprint-resistant slate at $2,009. It features a full-width glass cooking surface with two dual expandable elements and a warming zone, plus an oven with No Preheat Air Fry.
GE has packed a lot of convenient features into the oven. Choose from self clean or steam clean options, and use Auto Recipe Conversion to automatically convert recipe temperatures for convection cooking. The Fast Preheat option allows you to get dinner ready ASAP. The stovetop includes a 6"/9" 3,100W Power Boil element and a 9"/12" 3,000W element as well.
Other great features like a removable smooth-glide storage drawer and three oven racks make this slide-in electric range a great choice for your home.
No Preheat Air Fry with fan convection
Self clean and steam clean options
6"/9" 3,100W Power Boil element
Smooth-glide storage drawer
Fast Preheat option
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4. LG LSE4611ST - 6.3 cu ft - $1,599
LG also produces a great competitor worthy of our Top 5 list. The LG LSE4611ST is a slide-in electric range that has a depth that fits standard kitchen countertops, giving you that built-in style. This model is available in stainless steel at $1,599. A stainless steel trim surrounds the main glass top cooking surface.
The stovetop includes a dual 6"/9" 1,400W/3,200W burner and a 9" 2,500W burner. Sitting between the two rear elements is a convenient 7" 100W warming zone for keeping any foods warm or simply heating up a dinner plate. The large 6.3 cubic foot Cobalt Blue oven is loaded with cooking modes such as convection bake, programmable favorites, proofing, keep warm, pizza, and speed roast. ProBake convection is ready to take your cooking results to the next level! With LG's EasyClean, you can clean your oven in just 10 quick minutes.
LG uses a glass touch control panel rather than some traditional Mylar-coated panels found with many brands. This type of control does not require stabbing at the panel. A light touch with your finger is all that's needed. The professionally-inspired ProBake Convection and sleek design make this a great slide-in range for your home!
ProBake Convection (true convection)
EasyClean steam cleaning oven
6"/1,200W, 9"/2,500W, and 6"/1,400W, 9"/3,200W dual elements
- UltraHeat™ 3,200W Power Burner
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5. Samsung NE63T8751SS - Double oven, 6.3 cu ft - $2,799
Last, but certainly not least, is the Samsung NE63T8751SS, which has leaped into the crowd with an appropriately named Flex Duo oven that allows the user to split the cavity into two independently controlled ovens.
An upper and lower convection fan assembly provide baking, convection baking, and convection roasting within these cavities. Or you can remove the supplied liner for an overall 6.3-cubic foot oven. Two 40W incandescent lights illuminate the ovens, and a temperature probe is also included for precise internal cooking. Self-clean and steam clean are handy when the cavity needs attention.
The model features Air Fry, which means you can prepare your favorite crunchy fried food while using little to no oil, and also comes with an Air Fry tray. This smart appliance is Wi-Fi and voice enabled, so you can control your oven using Bixby, Alexa, or Google Assistant by voice. It also boasts the new Smart Dial for choosing oven settings that learns your preferences, ultimately making your cooking experience simpler.
Glass touch controls light up and easily set with the touch of a fingertip, plus the stainless illuminated knobs give it a commercial feel. This range has an overall cooking surface width of 30". Within this stovetop, you'll find a 3,600W dual expandable 6"/9" element for quick boiling of water or for simmering, a 3,000W triple 6"/9"/12" element, two 1,200W rear elements, and a 100W warming center. This cooktop is flexible and fully loaded!
Available in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel at $2,799 and in fingerprint-resistant black stainless steel at $2,899, this range might just fulfill all of your cooking needs.
Flex Duo oven with Convection
Air Fry with tray included
Smart Dial for simpler cooking
Wi-Fi and voice enabled
6"/9" up to 3,600W dual element
6"/9"/12" up to 3,000W triple element
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We hope you enjoyed our slide-in electric range reviews. There are lots of choices out there, but now, you have five excellent models to pick from offering some of the best new technology and styling available on the market today. If you want a sleek industrial look, check out #1 from Frigidaire Professional and #2 from Bosch for a commercial-style kitchen. The least expensive models in terms of MSRP come from Frigidaire Professional (#1) and LG (#4). Samsung offers an interesting option if you like the idea of a double oven range but also want the option of a full-size oven. Overall, you have a lot of fully-featured options at your fingertips with serious aesthetic appeal with any of these models!
Let us know which one you buy for your kitchen. Leave us a comment below. We'd love to hear from you!
Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in July of 2016 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.