The best rated electric ranges differs by type of stove and the style of the review or comparison. Good Housekeeping, for example, provides top letter grades of A for three models, Electric Range Review compares the top 10 ranges, and Consumer Reports picks a top unit from each range type.
Good Housekeeping suggests that the Samsung Electric Range is the top electric-heat unit; it lauds the model for cooking most dishes competently and easily cleaning. Additionally, the Frigidaire Professional 30 Inch Freestanding Induction Hybrid and Kenmore Elite Induction Range are also given A grades.
Electric Range Review chose the Maytag MER8600 as the best electric, non-induction range. This smoothtop, radiant heat model garnered an overall rating of 9.8 out of 10, 0.07 points ahead of the LG LRE3021ST. The model was rated on five criteria: range design, stove top features, oven features, warranty and support and user conveniences. On all of these, the Maytag scored above nine points; the final three categories were given perfect 10-point ratings.
The September 2014 Consumer Report review features five categories of electric ranges. The LG models LRE3083 and LDE3037SB earned top marks as smoothtop and smoothtop with double oven electric ranges, respectively. These units retail from $1,000 to $1,300, featuring fast cooktop heat and efficient oven design, according to the review. The GE Cafe CS980STSS earned Consumer Reports' distinction as the best slide-in smoothtop range, with a sleek no-back-panel design and front controls. The comparison names two Kenmore models, the 94142 and 95073, as the best coil-top and induction electric ranges tested. The latter is, according to the review, 25 percent faster at cooktop heat delivery than other electric ranges. The coil-top, as a budget model retailing for approximately $430 as of September 2014, still delivers good performance.