Ranges 101

Explore Range Features and Options

Gas or electric? Single oven or double? Need help figuring out all the options available on today’s ranges? Select the hotspots () to learn more.

Will this range fit in my kitchen? What types of burners are available? What is a double-oven range? What colors are available? What is a free-standing range? Do I need gas or electric? What kind of drawer does my range have?
Dimensions

Will this range fit in my kitchen?

Standard width for a free-standing range is about 30″ — this will fit existing spaces in most kitchens.

Configuration

What is a free-standing range?

A free-standing range is the most common range type. It can be placed between two cabinets or at the end of a cabinet. It has finished sides and a backsplash, sits on the floor, and controls are typically on the backsplash.

Cooktop

What types of burners are available?

If you have gas, there are different gas burner sizes and configurations. Electric range options include coil or glass (smooth) cooktops. Induction cooktops are another electric cooktop option.

Fuel Type

Do I need gas or electric?

For most households, this depends on whether you have gas (propane or natural gas) and/or a 240 volt electric connection in your kitchen. Dual fuel ranges combine a gas cooktop with electric oven and require both gas and electric connections.

Configuration

What is a double oven range?

Some range models include two ovens to allow you to cook two items simultaneously at different temperatures.

Features

What kind of drawer does my range have?

Free-standing ranges come with a storage drawer, warming drawer, baking drawer, or broiler drawer. Warming drawers can be used to keep your food warm after you cook it, while baking drawers offer an additional baking space at temperatures up to 450 degrees. A roll-out broiler drawer allows you to toast or broil food.

Appearance

What types of colors are available?

Standard colors and finishes for ranges include stainless steel, black, and white. Some models are available in other colors such as slate (a dark gray) or bisque (a pale beige).

Will this range
fit in my kitchen?
What is a free-standing range? What types of burners
are available?
Do I need gas or electric? What is a double-oven
range?
What kind of drawer
does my range have?
What colors are available?
Dimensions

Will this range fit in my kitchen?

Standard width for a free-standing range is about 30″ — this will fit existing spaces in most kitchens.

Configuration

What is a free-standing range?

A free-standing range is the most common range type. It can be placed between two cabinets or at the end of a cabinet. It has finished sides and a backsplash, sits on the floor, and controls are typically on the backsplash.

Cooktop

What types of burners are available?

If you have gas, there are different gas burner sizes and configurations. Electric range options include coil or glass (smooth) cooktops. Induction cooktops are another electric cooktop option.

Fuel Type

Do I need gas or electric?

For most households, this depends on whether you have gas (propane or natural gas) and/or a 240 volt electric connection in your kitchen. Dual fuel ranges combine a gas cooktop with electric oven and require both gas and electric connections.

Configuration

What is a double oven range?

Some range models include two ovens to allow you to cook two items simultaneously at different temperatures.

Features

What kind of drawer does my range have?

Free-standing ranges come with a storage drawer, warming drawer, baking drawer, or broiler drawer. Warming drawers can be used to keep your food warm after you cook it, while baking drawers offer an additional baking space at temperatures up to 450 degrees. A roll-out broiler drawer allows you to toast or broil food.

Appearance

What types of colors are available?

Standard colors and finishes for ranges include stainless steel, black, and white. Some models are available in other colors such as slate (a dark gray) or bisque (a pale beige).