Wirecutter, a New York Times Company, considers themselves "a best-of list for everyday things; a curated gallery filled with only interesting, useful objects." Here is what they had to say about GEA‘s slide-in gas ranges and range hoods.
BEST SLIDE-IN GAS RANGES
If you want a stove with a refined look at a price that won't bust your budget, consider a slide-in (or front-control) range. We looked at more than 60 gas-powered models and think that the GE JGS760 is a great choice for most kitchens. Its cooking performance and reliability should be as good or better than anything at its price. It also comes in more good-looking finishes than other slide-ins.
The GE JGS760, as far as we can tell, has no obvious design flaws or quality-control problems, and the build feels sturdy. The cooktop comes with a typical set of burners for the price, capable of all but the most extreme high-temperature and low-temperature tasks. It also comes with a griddle and has its two strongest burners in the front row, which we think is the most convenient way to arrange burners( and is less comon than you'd think). The oven is big enough to comfortably fit a hefty 26-pound turkey or a spacious 15-by-20-inch baking stone and has a convection cooking mode for quicker, crisper, evenly done cooking.
For consumers looking for more high-end cooking features, they recommend GE Profile PGS930 for the most impressive cooking specs you’ll find in a slide-in range.
The GE Profile PGS930 has the most impressive cooking specs you'll find in a slide-in-range. The 21,000 Btu power burner is among the strongest has burners we've seen on any residential stove at any price, so it will boil water faster than other slide-ins, and thanks to the burner's three-ring design, it's also good at holding low temperatures. It does have upscale details like a glass control panel, though the build isn't quite as heavy-duty as the Bosch 800 Series. It's also available in a dual-fuel version, the P2S930.
BEST BUDGET RANGE HOODS
Most range hoods can do a good job clearing smoky air and smells from your kitchen. But after 30 hours of researching dozens of different models, we think that if you need a basic hood, you should check out the GE JVW5301 first. It has better lighting and fan controls than other affordable hoods, and runs a little quieter than most, too.
The GE JVW5301 has a clean, logo-free, pyramid-shaped design that doesn`t attract attention to itself, which is what a lot of people seem to want from a hood. It is also a popular model, one of the few hoods with more than a handful of owner ratings, reviewers seem pretty happy with it. Like most hoods, it has enough power(350 CFM,or cubic feet of air per minute) to clear the smoke and odor that your stove kicks up for most kinds of home cooking, but not so much power that it will waste your heat or air conditioning.
In the “Also Great” category, Wirecutter recommends the GE JVX5300, saying, “you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal” for an under-cabinet range hood.
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