A good range is a must-have for people who do any amount of cooking; not only does it provide a large cooking surface, but an oven. Electric ranges in particular can be attractive to a home chef, as they are safer, more energy-efficient, and easier to clean than their gas counterparts. It can be difficult to choose between your options, even when you just have a standard cutout to fill, so we've compiled a list of the three best 30-in. electric ranges of 2021 in this post.
Fisher Paykel OR30SDE6X1
Hailing from the Contemporary Series, the Fisher & Paykel OR30SDE6X1 is the only freestanding electric range on this list. It has 3.5 cu. ft. of oven capacity, and the oven uses Aerotech™ convection to eliminate hot spots and enable multi-shelf cooking. It comes with two telescopic racks, as well as a grill rack and a broiling pan, so you can use this range for a huge variety of cooking tasks. In fact, there are eight oven functions, allowing you to cook nearly anything, and the heating element is hidden for added safety. The stovetop is designed so the area around the cookware stays cool even when the stovetop is set to maximum heat, making it even easier to clean than the average ceramic glass stove. Its four heating elements output a maximum of 2,100 W of energy, boiling water in the blink of an eye, and its recessed top can contain a spill of up to 1/8 gallon.
The GE JS645SLSS is a modern, powerful electric slide-in range which is the most budget-friendly appliance on this list, but it's still one of the best 30-in. electric ranges you can buy. Its four smoothtop electric elements range in size between 6 and 9 in., adjusting to fit the exact size of your cookware, and the 3,100 W Power Boil element boils water up to 25% faster than standard GE elements. The 5.3 cu. ft. capacity range has finished sides, allowing you unlimited flexibility in placement, while the wholly removable full-width storage drawer allows you to store nearly any cookware. It even comes with dual element baking, with heating elements at the top and bottom of the oven for reduced preheating time. This model of electric range comes with a digital temperature display, letting you track the oven's progress from across the room, and super bright LED lighting illuminates every corner inside the oven.
LG's LSE4613ST is a sleek, spacious electric range, the only one on this list with five heating elements. At 3,200 W of energy, these elements are the most powerful on this list, and LG boasts that its fastest boiling times are on them. It offers a built-in look while still being a slide-in range. At 6.3 cu. ft. of capacity, this range has the most spacious oven on this list. It uses LG ProBake Convection™ technology to evenly heat the whole oven from behind, allowing for easy and effective multi-dish cooking. There are 12 oven modes to choose from, including a programmable "Favorites" option and a Speed Roast setting. The glass touch controls make it easy to use, and LG's EasyClean® technology means cleaning the oven takes only 10 minutes. The quality-of-life improvements go down to the bright hot surface indicator that lets you know even when residual heat is dangerous on your cooktop.
Is a gas or electric stove better?
Electric ranges are safer, easier to clean, and more energy-efficient than gas stoves, at the cost of heating and cooling more slowly. Most convection ovens are electric, however, and you'll find many chefs who swear by convection cooking.
How long does an electric range last?
Electric ranges, including the 30-in. electric ranges on this list, tend to last around 13 years. You can get the most use of your electric range by keeping it clean and well-maintained.