Whether you're looking to replace an existing 30-in. range, or you're doing a little remodeling in your kitchen, slide-in ranges are excellent choices for a modern, sleek design that will fit right into any kitchen. Here, we've curated a list of our expert picks for the three best 30-in. slide-in gas ranges of 2021 to help you find the right fit for your lifestyle and living space.
This model from GE features five sealed burners, including two 15,000 BTU Power Boil burners. The 10,000 BTU oval burner in the center is perfect for evenly heating oblong cookware, or for use with the extra-large non-stick integrated griddle. All burners are fitted with electric ignition to ensure they light the first time, every time. This range also has continuous grates, which make sliding heavy pots and pans around the cooktop easy with less chance for spills, although these heavy cast grates are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.
The JGSS66SELSS has a 5.3 cu. ft. oven including in-oven broil, Sabbath Mode, and both auto self-clean and steam clean functions. A large viewing window and interior light make it convenient to check on your dishes while they cook.
All controls are located in the front of the unit, with digital oven controls, an electronic clock, a kitchen timer, and stainless steel burner knobs that match the sleek stainless steel finish of this range. Complete with finished sides, this range can add a beautiful focal point to any kitchen.
This range comes with GE's Fit Guarantee, ensuring that if you're replacing a freestanding 30-in. range, your new 30-in. slide-in model will be a perfect fit, or GE will help cover the necessary cost of adjustments to the cutout. (Restrictions apply.)
This Frigidaire model from the Gallery Series has a sleek stainless steel finish that's smudge-proof to keep it looking pristine. The range includes five sealed burners, with a maximum power output of 18,000 BTUs, and a 10,000 BTU center oval burner. The central burner grate can be swapped out with the included griddle pan for a variety of cooking styles. The continuous grates on the cooktop make it simple to maneuver heavy cookware around as needed.
This model has a 5.6 cu. ft. oven and is the first on the market to include an air frying feature. Enjoy delicious, perfectly crispy dishes without using so much oil for a healthier option. The oven also has a third heating element and a powerful fan that creates even heating for your dishes with True Convection. Clean your oven quicker than ever with the 30-minute steam clean function, for odorless self-cleaning without the need for chemicals.
The FGGH3047VF comes with a rear filling kit, in case you have a gap between the back of your new range and the backsplash. Frigidaire's Fit Promise will also ensure that this model is a perfect fit when replacing an old 30-in. model, otherwise, they may reimburse up to $100 for any needed modifications to your cutout.
The last in our lineup comes from Bosch's 800 Series. With five sealed burners, including a large high-heat center burner with 18,000 BTUs, the cooktop is complete with continuous cast-iron grates, so you can slide heavy pots and pans around to different burners without having to lift them.
The 4.8 cu. ft. oven is complete with many different cooking modes for a versatile range of cooking styles, including bake, roast, warm, convection conversion, hi/low broil, proof dough, pizza mode, and Sabbath Mode. With a warming drawer underneath, you can keep dishes warm for your family or guests, especially during large gatherings or holidays. The oven includes a self-clean feature for easy cleanup.
With such a wide range of cooking capabilities between this model's cooktop and oven, the Bosch HGI8056UC is one of the best 30-in. slide-in gas ranges on the market.
Is a slide-in range worth it?
Slide-in ranges offer a sleeker overall design and more versatile placement in a kitchen, when compared with freestanding ranges. A slide-in range will have no control panel standing up from the back of the unit, which means your range won't cover your backsplash, and you won't have to reach over the hot stove to operate your kitchen timer, oven, or cooktop controls. Slide-in ranges can also be installed in a kitchen island or peninsula, not just against a wall, so they will fit beautifully into any kitchen layout.
Does a slide-in range need countertop behind it?
Slide-in ranges don't require any countertop behind them. While some models may sit flush against the wall, for other models it's helpful to install a rear filling strip to mitigate dust accumulating behind the range or the chance of spilling food or dropping items behind it.