When it comes to shopping for important kitchen appliances such as the gas range, consumers spend a lot of time researching and comparing products.
If you’ve already narrowed down the search field to gas ranges that are 30 inches wide, then we have some useful information for you here in this guide.
Below, we highlight the best 30-inch gas range models – both freestanding and slide-in – and provide you with some useful tips that will help you choose the right one.
Be sure to see what our experts have to say about the top three models from Samsung, GE, and Frigidaire, and find out what features to pay attention to as you shop.
Top Ten 30-inch Gas Ranges Comparison Table
|Picture||Name||Oven Capacity||Price||Rating (1-5)|
|Picture||Name||Oven Capacity||Price||Rating (1-5)|
|1. Samsung Appliance NX58K9850SG 30" Slide-in Gas Range with Sealed Burner Cooktop||5.8 cubic feet||$||4.6|
|2. GE JGBS66REKSS 30" Gas Freestanding Range with 5 Burners, Sealed Burner||5.0 cubic feet||$||4.6|
|3. Frigidaire Gallery 30 Freestanding Gas Range||5.0 cubic feet||$||4.6|
|4. GE PGS950SEFSS Profile 30" Stainless Steel Gas Slide-In Sealed Burner Double Oven Range - Convection||6.7 cubic feet||$||4.5|
|5. Blomberg BGRP34520SS 30" Pro Gas Range, Stainless Steel||5.7 cubic feet||$$$$||4.5|
|6. Kucht KRG3080U Professional 4.2 cu. ft. Natural Gas Range||4.2 cubic feet||$$$$||4.5|
|7. Frigidaire Gallery Series FGGS3065PF 30" Slide-In Gas Range||4.5 cubic feet||$||4.2|
|8. Thor Kitchen HRG3080U 30" Freestanding Professional Style Gas Range||4.2 cubic feet||$$$||4.0|
|9. WHIRLPOOL GIDDS-110952 30" 5.1 cu. ft. Single Oven Free-Standing Gas Range, Black||5.1 cubic feet||$$||3.9|
|10. Frigidaire Professional 30" Stainless Steel Freestanding Gas Range||5.1 cubic feet||$$$||3.5|
Slide-In Ranges vs. Freestanding Ranges
So what is the difference between a slide-in and a freestanding gas range?
It is a matter of the backguard.
Slide-in ranges will sit flush with your countertop and do not have a backguard that covers your backsplash. All of the oven settings are located at the front of the range in between the burner ignition switches.
Freestanding ranges do have a backguard that usually displays the time and oven settings.
Left: A Freestanding Range with the classic backguard. Right: A Slide-In Range does not have a backguard and sits flush with your countertop.
Which you choose is a matter of aesthetic taste. Slide-in models are nice since you have all of the buttons and controls in front of you; there is no need to reach your pans or open flames to adjust the oven settings.
Others like having the oven and time displayed in a higher position, and if you aren’t worried about showing off your backsplash, a Freestanding Range is a great option.
Pay Attention to This When Buying a Gas Range
To help you narrow down the options, here are a few of the most important features and elements you should consider when comparing models.
- BTU. The BTU – or “British Thermal Units” – is referring to the heat output of a burner. The higher the BTU maximum is, the hotter and stronger the flame will be.
Ranges that have a burner capable of producing a higher BTU – such as 22,000 – will allow you to boil things more quickly.
- Number of Burners. For the average kitchen, four burners is sufficient, but if you’re interested in cooking or entertaining guests regularly, then having more burners at your disposition is, no doubt, very useful.
- Storage Drawer or Double Oven. Do you like having extra storage space under your oven for pots and pans or would you prefer that the oven contains more cubic feet of cooking space?
Some models on our list, such as the Samsung NX58K9850SG 30-inch Slide-in Gas Range and the GE PGS950SEFSS 30-inch Slide-In Gas Burner with Double Oven, feature two ovens. Thanksgiving dinners have never been easier!
- Oven Space. Lastly, be sure to consider how much space the oven offers you. Manufacturers list this in cubic feet, and as you can see in our table, smaller ovens are around 4.2 cubic feet while larger models offer you 5.0-6.0 cubic feet.
Top 3 Best 30-inch Gas Range Reviews
- Number of Burners: 5
- BTU Range: 5,000 – 22,000
With its generous internal cooking space, quality design, and sleek, slide-in style, Samsung’s Flex Duo model is the best 30-inch gas range on the list.
This range is ideal for those who love to cook and love to entertain. There are two separate ovens you can use to cook dishes simultaneously at just the right temperature without having to rely on a countertop oven to get the job done.
The burners are pretty slick since they feature a dual-ring ring design with two element sizes; that means they will fit your pans no matter what size they are.
Do you like high-tech appliances? Good, because this one is Wi-Fi friendly. You can remotely monitor your range as you tend to other things around the house and avoid burned sauces or meats because you forgot to stir. While this is a handy feature, we must say that the app does have its flaws. Hopefully, Samsung has worked some of them out because the feature itself is very useful.
This was our favorite range, and although it has quite a hefty price tag, it is worth every penny if you want a reliable appliance that can handle high volumes of food.
- Number of Burners: 4
- BTU Range: 5,000 – 15,000
Not everyone needs a fancy range like the Samsung model and not every family can spring for one that is so expensive. What is the next best alternative?
GE’s 30-inch freestanding gas range.
It is a much more affordable and realistic appliance for the average household. The oven space is a generous 5.0 cubic feet along with a storage drawer below to accommodate extra pots and pans. On the top of the range, you have four burners surrounding a flat griddle that you can use to fry some eggs, brown some sausages or grill some cheese sandwiches. It is also handy when you need to remove a pan from the burner temporarily since you won’t need to worry about resting it on your counter.
True, you will have the backguard standing up behind the unit and covering the backsplash, but some people find it easier to see, especially when you want to keep an eye on the timer from across the room.
The self-clean steam feature is quite handy and helps prevent baked-on grease and grime from accumulating.
For the level of performance and features, this is quite a steal for the asking price.
- Number of Burners: 5
- BTU Range: 9,500 – 17,000
Frigidaire’s range comes in both gas and electric cooktop versions. We will focus on the gas range for the sake of this article but would like to mention that the glass cooktop is just as good.
We liked how this model has a fifth burner in the center that is optimized for cooking sauces at low temperatures. The grate pattern also provides more surface area for your pots and pans to rest on, so you never have to worry about them tipping or getting caught as you slide them on the surface.
Like the previous model, this also features a spacious 5.0 cubic feet of oven space and a drawer on the bottom.
Between this model and the previous Frigidaire model, the main difference is how they used the middle section of the stovetop. If you prefer an extra burner, opt for this one. If you liked the idea of having a griddle, the previous model is better.
Both are affordable options and perform well for appliances in this price range. We liked both!