Gas cooking ranges are available from major appliance retailers, including Gregg Appliances, Sears and Lowe's. Anyone selecting an oven should consider her budget and cooking style.
Gas ranges come in a range of styles with a variety of features. The main differences between models are the type of oven, the burners and the additional features. Cooking ranges on the lower-end of the price scale tend to be smaller and come with fewer features.
The least expensive ranges have ovens that need to be cleaned manually. An oven needs to be cleaned a few times a year, and cleaning it can take a lot of work. A self-cleaning oven does all of the hard work, but it typically costs about $300 more than a manual one, as of 2015. Lower-end models have basic oven controls and a smaller window in the door. More expensive ovens include larger doors, multiple ovens, and additional features such as convection heating.
On gas ranges, the power of the burners increases along with the price. Extremely high-powered burners, like those used in restaurants, are not always helpful or needed for the average home cook, although mid-range models and above do offer more precise control of the flame. A fifth burner is an additional feature on many higher-end ranges.