In the kitchen, a range is often the centerpiece of the room and this one certainly has a commanding presence. The front controls give it a professional vibe and the large cooktop features three large burners, including a large oval burner with 20,000 BTUs that’s good for bringing water to a boil quickly. It also has a reversible cast-iron griddle accessory that can be stored in the warming drawer below when not in use.
The oven has 5.6 cubic feet of space and offers six adjustable rack positions. The "Roller" rack glides open like a drawer and the oven is equipped with a built-in meat probe. Other nice touches include the angled design of the control panel, which helps prevent passers-by from accidentally touching a knob and turning it on, as well as an easy-to-read LED display that shows you your current oven setting.
But it’s hard to justify the $2,800 price tag for this range when there are so many other options out there with similar features and performance. Whirlpool’s attractive WEG730H0DS, for example, is almost $1,000 less expensive and has a superior oven. The GE’s capacitive touch glass controls are stylish but take a half-second to react, which isn’t ideal in a world where most people expect instant responses from their phones and other electronics. Also, the digital timer isn’t accurate. You won’t know when it has actually counted down to zero until a minute passes and the screen shows “45.”