The Best Gas and Electric Ranges for Your Kitchen on a Budget
If you are looking for the best budget range, whether gas or electric, that can reliably help you get dinner on the table, look no further than the variety of freestanding ranges from Amana brand. When considering a new kitchen range and working with a specific budget, you’ll want to consider your kitchen layout and cooking needs. Read on to learn more about gas and electric ranges and how to choose the best option for you.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A RANGE?
When choosing a new kitchen range, you will first want to determine if you need an electric or gas range, depending on the current hook-up in your kitchen. Other considerations include size and capacity, finish and whether you prefer a slide-in or freestanding range.
Slide-in ranges are designed to fit between cabinets, while freestanding models allow for built-in or stand-alone placement.
WHAT IS A STANDARD SIZE FOR RANGES?
Range sizes vary based on whether they are compact, standard or extra-wide. Compact ranges are typically 20–24 inches wide. Standard ranges are usually 30–36 inches wide and extra-wide ranges can be 48–60 inches wide. Range depths are typically 25–27 inches and heights are typically 36–41 inches, with some compact models making up for width with height.
For the most part, these range measurements apply to gas, electric, freestanding and slide-in ranges.
OUR BEST GAS RANGES
Amana® gas ranges come in compact and standard sizes. Features like a Versatile Cooktop, Bake Assist Temps and a Self-Clean Option help make Amana® ranges not only a great option for your budget but useful for all of your cooking needs. If you are in the market, check out the variety of Amana® ranges for an affordable gas range.
OUR BEST ELECTRIC RANGES
With an electric range from Amana brand, you can expect a versatile cooktop with up to 3,000 watts so you can really turn up the heat. Set your bake or broil temperatures with Easy Touch Electronic Controls Plus or choose a preset temperature setting with Bake Assist Temps. You can simplify your mealtime routine with the user-friendly design and configuration of an Amana® electric range.
COMMON RANGE FEATURES TO CONSIDER
Today’s kitchen ranges come with a wide variety of features to make cooking and baking more efficient, convenient and enjoyable. As you narrow down ranges for your kitchen, you’ll want to consider which features are most important to you.
1. FUEL SOURCE - GAS OR ELECTRIC?
Both gas and electric ranges have advantages, depending on what and how you cook. As you decide between gas and electric, consider the current configuration of your kitchen. If you already have a gas hook-up, you may want to consider going with a gas range. If you don’t, you may consider electric.
Gas ranges offer more responsive heat control as you switch between searing meats or stir-frying veggies. The dry, even heat of electric range ovens works well for certain baked goods.
2. SELF-CLEAN OPTION
A self-cleaning range uses either high temperatures or steam to help remove any residue and food left over from previous baking or roasting. Steam cycles are designed for light soils "between" cleanings. High temperature self-cleaning is meant to reduce soil with varying cycle lengths. Ovens with a self-clean option, like this one from Amana make mealtime clean-up more convenient and help keep your range in good working condition.
3. TEMP ASSURE™ COOKING SYSTEM
The Temp Assure™ Cooking System distributes heat throughout the entire oven to deliver delicious results. With the Temp Assure™ Cooking System you can trust your favorite casseroles and pot roasts will come out of the oven moist, tender and ready to eat.
4. BAKE ASSIST TEMPS
Some ranges come with preset temperature settings so cooking and baking is more convenient. All you have to do is select a temperature, press start and let the oven do the rest. You can find Amana® ranges with this feature within your budget.
5. WARM HOLD
If you need to keep your dinner warm while you finish up the side dishes, another feature to consider is Warm Hold. Ranges often come with the ability to deliver low heat using a warming feature so your dishes are ready to serve when you are.
SHOP ALL AMANA® RANGES
If you’re looking for a versatile kitchen range that also fits your lifestyle and budget, Amana has a range option for you. Available in both standard and compact sizes, a gas or electric range from Amana brand has the convenient features you are used to with reliability you can trust.