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The 7 Best Electric Range Models for 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 28, 2021 9:00 AM
Jeff Allaire

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Electric ranges offer a sleek look and great baking performance, and can be commonly found in apartments and homes where installing a gas line is not possible. With many of them now available with smooth ceramic glass cooktops, they’re easy to clean and look great, too!

To help you find a new electric range, we’ve put together reviews of some of the best electric range models of 2021, all from different brands and at a variety of price points, starting at $959 up to a premium $1,759 double oven model (although promotional periods and rebates can shave 20% or more off the list price). All models have five elements, flexible dual or triple expandable elements, and some form of convection for better cooking and baking results.

Looking for slide-in ranges with front controls? Check out our best slide-in electric range reviews. If you're looking for induction electric ranges, check out our Frigidaire induction range review. And if you need more info on choosing a new range, check out our range buying guide!

These seven models are numbered for your convenience but listed in no particular order. Let’s dig in!


Table of Contents

  1. GE JB655EKES
  2. Samsung NE59T7511SS
  3. GE PB965YPFS*
  4. Frigidaire GCRE3060AF
  5. Whirlpool WFE550S0HZ
  6. Maytag MER8800FZ
  7. KitchenAid KFEG500ESS

*This model is a double oven electric range.


3 Quick Buying Tips - Things to Consider

  • Convection. Although electric ovens tend to heat more evenly than gas ovens, convection is still useful for getting better cooking results. It distributes heat more evenly, so a roast won't just brown on top and multiple sheets of cookies won't come out in different shades. Read more about convection here!

  • Oven Cleaning. Steam cleaning is a newer option on the market compared to traditional high heat self cleaning. To learn more, check out our article on steam clean ovens. Some models come with only one type of cleaning or the other, while a few brands offer models with both. If you are used to self clean ovens, we recommend choosing a model with self clean or both steam and self clean. 

  • Stovetop Elements. The models on our list all offer dual or triple expandable elements that can be used with different sizes of cookware. A low-wattage Warm Zone fifth element is also helpful. Do you have extra-large cookware? You may be interested in a stove with elements that can expand to 12". 


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1. GE JB655EKES - 5.3 cu ft - $959

The GE JB655EKES has a 5.3 cubic foot capacity convection oven and comes in a wide variety of colors. It's available in exclusive GE slate or black slate at $959, fingerprint resistant stainless steel at $909, regular stainless steel at $859, and in black or white at $809. It features an easy-to-clean smooth ceramic glass cooktop. A storage drawer, Designer Style handle, and Big View oven display window provide a sleek look. 

The oven is a good size and comes with fan convection for even baking, roasting, and cooking. It comes with an Auto Recipe Conversion setting to help you handle new recipes that weren’t made with convection in mind. It’s also self-cleaning using the traditional high-heat methods.

This model's dual-size elements and warming zone fifth element add convenience to stovetop cooking. This affordable electric range is easy to clean and has a sleek look that makes it a great update to your kitchen! If you need a great electric range under $1,000, this model is a great option.



  • Self-clean oven

  • Dual 12"/9" element

  • Most powerful element: 3,100W Power Boil (9"/6")

  • Fan convection

  • Auto Recipe Conversion for using convection with new recipes

  • 4-pass bake element

  • 6-pass broil element


Click here to read over 540 real customer reviews of this product!


GE JB655EKES - $959

Best Electric Range GE JB655EKES



2. Samsung NE59T7511SS - 5.9 cu ft - $999

Another great option comes from Korean manufacturer Samsung. The Samsung NE59T7511SS is one of the best electric range options with Air Fry, Convection, and a high capacity at 5.9 cubic feet. It comes in premium fingerprint-resistant black stainless steel at $1,099 and stainless steel at $999.

You can quickly cook fried foods in the oven with the Air Fry mode, and a tray to more easily air fry your favorites is included! Learn more about air fry ovens here. In addition to Convection that helps you cook food more evenly, this model offers five stovetop elements, with two single 6" elements, two dual elements (6"/9" and 9"/12"), plus a warming zone. The Rapid Boil element offers 3,300W of power to - you guessed it - quickly bring things to a boil! You can also find these Easy Cook presets on this Samsung range: Air Fry, Pizza, Bread Proof, and Slow Cook. The oven comes with traditional high heat self clean as well as a faster, lower-temperature steam clean option.

The glass touch controls and Wide View oven window add style to this range. If you're looking for a range with a flexible stove design and a premium style, check out this model from Samsung! The warranty covers one year parts and labor.



  • Two dual elements (6"/9" and 9"/12")

  • Most powerful element: 3,300W

  • Glass touch controls

  • Air Fry and Convection

  • Easy Cook presets

  • Self clean and steam clean oven options


Samsung NE59T7511SS - $999

Samsung NE59T7511SS Electric Range



3. GE PB965YPFS - 6.6 cu ft (Double Oven) - $1,759

The GE PB965YPFS is one of our top sellers when it comes to electric double oven ranges. You can find it in fingerprint resistant stainless steel at $1,759 and in fingerprint resistant black stainless at $1,809. It has a 2.2 cubic foot upper oven and a 4.4 cubic foot lower oven. This model has knob controls for the stovetop and has built-in Wi-Fi that allows you to control your oven on your phone with the SmartHQ app! 

You'll find True European Convection with Precise Air in the lower oven and a non-convection upper oven. What is "Precise Air"? Basically, it means that the convection fan reverses direction, which GE claims results in better air circulation for more even browning and baking results. The black gloss oven interior hides messes. Both ovens can be cleaned with a pyrolytic self clean cycle or with steam clean and come with broil elements as well as bake elements. This model also boasts the Air Fry feature which allows you to cook your favorite fried foods, but without the grease! 

The stovetop has a lot going for it as well, with a 1,900W dual 8"/5" diameter sync element, a 3,600W triple 12"/9"/6" Power Boil element, a 1,200W 6" element, a 2,000W 8" sync element, and a fifth element warming zone, too. This well-featured double oven range will look great in your kitchen while giving you all the flexibility you need! The true convection feature definitely makes it one of the best double oven electric ranges for baking.

One double oven model that may be slightly cheaper outside of promo periods is the Whirlpool WGE745C0FS - it's popular like this GE model, so it's worth checking out. Although, in our opinion, the GE model has nicer styling.



  • True European Convection with Precise Air in the lower oven

  • Self clean ovens with steam clean

  • Most powerful element: 3,600W

  • Dual 8"/5" element

  • Triple 12"/9"/6" Power Boil element

  • No Preheat Air Fry


Click here to read over 25 real customer reviews of this product!


GE PB965YPFS - $1,759

GE PB965YPFS Electric Range



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4. Frigidaire Gallery GCRE3060AF - 5.7 cu ft - $1,149

The next range in our review is the Frigidaire GCRE3060AF. This electric range from the high-end Frigidaire Gallery line is a sight to behold in smudge-proof black stainless steel at $1,249 or in smudge-proof stainless steel at $1,149. The oven has a 5.7 cubic foot capacity with True Convection that incorporates a third heating element plus a fan for more even cooking and baking. Effortless Convection Conversion helps you work with recipes that weren’t made with convection ovens in mind.

What makes this stove stand out is the Air Fry option. Countertop air fryers have become a big trend recently, but with Frigidaire's air fry feature, you can air fry a lot more at once than you can in a countertop fryer, plus you're saving counter space! You can read more about Frigidaire Air Fry here. The oven even comes with a built-in temperature probe! You can avoid dry roasted chicken and other culinary mishaps by monitoring the internal temperature of the food as it cooks.

The stovetop features five burners, including a Quick Boil 3,000W element and a SpaceWise element that can be expanded to 6", 9", or 12" to handle small to oversized pots and pans. This is one of the best electric range options for people who want a ton of features at a great price! As of this writing, it tends to go on sale during holidays as well for around 20% off!



  • True Convection with Air Fry

  • SpaceWise Triple Expandable Element (6"/9"/12")

  • Most powerful element: 3,000W Quick Boil

  • Steam Clean and Self Clean oven

  • Effortless Temperature Probe

  • Effortless Convection Conversion


Click here to read over 1,225 real customer reviews of this product!


Frigidaire Gallery GCRE3060AF - $1,149

Frigidaire Gallery GCRE3060AF Electric Range



5. Whirlpool WFE550S0HZ - 5.3 cu ft - $999

The Whirlpool WFE550S0HZ in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel is a mid-size 5.3 cubic foot electric range with fan convection. Fan convection is one way to get the improved even baking and cooking results without paying a huge price increase associated with true convection. The fingerprint resistant stainless steel model retails at $999. Additional color options include white or black at $949 and fingerprint resistant black stainless steel at $1,099.

The stovetop has five burners, including a FlexHeat element that can convert between 6" and 9". The oven uses temperature sensors to maintain the set temperature in the oven and even has a setting for Frozen Bake. This comes in handy for items like frozen pizzas and frozen casseroles, no preheat waiting required.

The best electric range for a busy household is one that can handle big meals as well as make things easier for you on nights when all you want is to quickly thaw and reheat some lasagna from the freezer. Check out this model and see if it’s right for you!



  • Fan convection

  • Frozen Bake™ Technology

  • FlexHeat element (6"/9")

  • Most powerful element: 3,000W

  • Temperature sensor adjusts cooking elements to maintain set temperature

  • Adjustable Self Cleaning


Click here to read over 485 real customer reviews of this product!


Whirlpool WFE550S0HZ - $999

Best Electric Range WHIRLPOOL WFE550S0HZ



6. Maytag MER8800FZ - 6.4 cu ft - $1,099

If you want a large-capacity oven, the  Maytag MER8800FZ is a great choice with 6.4 cubic feet at your disposal! It comes in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel at $1,099. You also get True Convection with a third heating element and fan, and a Max Capacity third oven rack with a dipped design to help you fit more items into the oven at once.

The shatter-resistant cooktop features five burners, including a Dual-Choice element that can be converted between 6" and 12". The 10" Power element is perfect for low-and-slow or a quick high-heat sear. The Power Preheat feature provides the fastest preheat possible for the Bake function. The styling has a very commercial look, similar to KitchenAid, and that oven window looks huge!

One of the things Maytag is most well-known for is the reliability of their products, and this electric range is no different with a 10-year limited parts warranty on the shatter-resistant glass cooktop, the elements, and the oven cavity. If durability is one of your top concerns, this may be the best electric range for you!



  • True Convection

  • 6"/12" Dual-Choice element

  • Most powerful element: 3,200W

  • Max Capacity third oven rack

  • Auto Convect Conversion

  • AquaLift Self Clean

  • Power Preheat


Click here to read over 425 real customer reviews of this product!


Maytag MER8800FZ - $1,099

Best Electric Range MAYTAG MER8800FZ



7. KitchenAid KFEG500ESS - 6.4 cu ft oven - $1,299

Last but not least on our list of the best electric range products for 2021 is the KitchenAid KFEG500ESS. This 6.4 cubic foot range comes in stainless steel at $1,299, black stainless steel at $1,399, and white at $1,299. The oven's bar handle and the sleek stainless steel knobs on the backguard give this model a commercial-style look.

With five burners on top of that impressive oven capacity, this range’s professionally-inspired design means it looks great and works hard. With Even-Heat True Convection and the EasyConvect Conversion System, you can get faster and more even cooking results with any recipe! It has two standard oven racks plus a Max Capacity oven rack, similar to the Maytag electric range above, to help you take full advantage of that huge capacity!

This extra-large electric range is a great option for families, bakers, and entertainers. Get the custom-install look without the custom-install price tag with this KitchenAid model!



  • Even-Heat True Convection

  • EasyConvect Conversion System

  • AquaLift steam clean

  • Dual 12"/6" element

  • Dual 9"/6" element

  • Most powerful element: 3,000W

  • Stainless steel cooktop trim and professionally-inspired design

  • Max Capacity oven rack plus two standard racks


Click here to read over 390 real customer reviews of this product!


KitchenAid KFEG500ESS - $1,299

KitchenAid Electric Range KFEG500ESS


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Now that you know some of our favorites for 2021, how do you choose? Take a closer look at the KitchenAid model (#7 on our list) or Maytag model (#6) if you want an oven over six cubic feet. All of these great electric ranges feature fan convection or true convection as well as adjustable-size elements and five burners total. Many of them also feature settings to help you use convection with non-convection recipes. These new electric ranges are serious powerhouses in the kitchen!

For a premium range, check out the KitchenAid (#7) or GE (#3). For a less expensive model, Maytag (#6), Whirlpool (#5), and GE (#1) have plenty to offer. 

Let us know which one you choose. Leave us a comment below - We’d love to hear from you!


Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in January of 2018 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.

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