Gas range reviews and comparisons are available from a number of consumer rating websites, such as Good Housekeeping, Consumer Reports and Top Ten Reviews. Typically, these types of review websites note the positive and negative features of specific models, assigning a grade or score based on testing.
Good Housekeeping, for example, reviewed 42 gas ranges in 2014 from a variety of manufacturers and assigned top grades of A minus to five models. Three models from Viking given this high grade include the VGSC5304BSS, the VDSC530-4B Dual-Fuel and the Professional Custom Series Sealed Burner. The Kenmore Elite Gas Range, model 790-7533, as well as the LG Gas Double Oven Range, model LDG3036ST, also earned similar marks.
The Consumer Reports 2014 comparison focused on providing top-rated gas stoves from a spectrum of prices, ranging from $700 to $2,000. At the low-price end, the Kenmore 74132 and Frigidaire Gallery FGGF3032MW models were recommended. Each featured five burners and good cook top heat but sub-par broiling and self-cleaning in the oven. The high-end model, Samsung's NX58H9500WS, also has five burners, two of which are high-powered for fast-boiling applications. The review notes that the oven, large and with a convection option, also has a handy warming drawer.
The Top Ten Reviews website does just that, picking one model from 10 gas range manufacturers and separately reviewing them. The consumer is left to compare details independently, although the synopsis notes criteria such as features, numbers and types of burners, and oven performance to better research range models.