Our Review of the GE PGS950SEFSS Profile 30″ Stainless Steel Gas Slide-In Sealed Burner Double Oven Range
Chances are you would have read our homepage where we listed, compared and briefly reviewed the best gas ranges in the market today. You would then know that we picked the GE PGS950SEFSS as the very best gas range money can buy in 2016. Here, we are going to explore the GE PGS950SEFSS further, going through all its important features as well as the advantages and disadvantages of this GE product.
First, let’s see what are the most important features.
- It is a double oven range – both units are gas powered
- It has a built-in overhanging cooktop
- Self-Clean which is a great feature as it doesn’t need to be cleaned as often as other gas ranges
- Oven Interior Dimensions (W x H x D) (in.) 24 x 9-1/2 x 19-1/8 – Upper; 24 x 15 x 20-5/8 – Lower
- Overall Depth 29 1/2 in
- Overall Height 39 1/4 in
- Overall Width 30 in
- Depth with Door Open 43 3/4 in
- Free 10 years’ warranty on major parts – a good warranty is very important when it comes to buying any expensive devices
- Installation type: Slide-in
- Oven cooking modes – bottom oven is convection while the upper one is regular
- Most parts are made of stainless steel
So we have seen the basic features. Now let’s consider what the major advantages of the PGS950SEFSS are and why you should choose it over other gas ranges in this price bracket. I am sure when you decide to spend over 2000 dollars on anything in your house you want it to look nice and expensive. Although look is subjective, I think we can agree that this gas range looks really good and top of the line among the commercial gas ranges. It is primarily due to the materials used; most of it being made of stainless steel. The touch screen not only looks great but also works very well. If you happen to buy this range, it surely will be a really nice addition to your kitchen and one that all your guests will admire.
It is one of the bigger gas ranges in the market, so make sure there is enough space in your kitchen for it. If you ask me, I would recommend planning your kitchen with a specific gas range already in mind. It will save you a lot of possible trouble, as you wouldn’t want to have your kitchen ready and then choose a gas range that doesn’t fit.
I cannot emphasize the importance of warranty. This model has a 10-year warranty for the major parts, which is pretty good. Also, GE has a great reputation when it comes to the reliability of their ranges. However, as Murphy’s law states, what can go wrong, will go wrong. You have better save yourself from any future troubles and an extended warranty is well worth paying for.
Double oven: two words that if you have never used a double oven range are just words. Otherwise, you know that they make a difference. The two ovens are different in size and cooking modes. The bottom one is convection, the upper one is a regular oven. You can use them to cook different things. The lower one is bigger and is perfect for bulkier food (like turkeys, roasts etc.). The upper oven is the smaller one which you will probably on a more regular basis and for smaller food such as cookies, pizzas, and cakes. No matter which one you use, you surely won’t be disappointed. Food made in any of them will be delicious (of course only if you know what you are doing).
Let’s talk a bit about the cooktop. The GE PGS950SEFSS comes with 4 usual burners plus a big centre burner. That centre burner is amazing. It is huge and its heat quality is perfect for cooking anything. If you cook a lot like I do, believe me, it is worth buying this gas range just because of the cooktop. It is really that good. The centre “super burner” cooks everything perfectly and then simmers it to perfection. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! You don’t believe me? Go and check what owners have to say about it.
Even though this is a great product overall, it does have some weak points. Owners have complained that the cooktop gets dirty very easily which means that you should be ready to wipe it off quite frequently. Where is the Self-Clean feature of the oven? Honestly, I don’t think this a big disadvantage, as it is normal that the cooktop will get dirty with frequent use.
Another thing people have complained about is that it scratches fairly easily especially the front of the range. So keep in mind that it is a beautiful product but if you want it to remain like that, you need to take good care of it.
The GE gas ranges are famous for being very reliable. However, when it comes to the company itself, there are some issues. People have complained about not getting the desired attention from the company when there were any kinds of issues with their products. I always read customer complaints with reservations as I know that people who complain a lot tend to overreact. However, when you make your purchase decision, do keep in your mind that GE is not the best when it comes to consumer care.
Let’s talk money. Depending on where you buy this product, it will cost anywhere between 2000 and 2500 dollars. It is actually available on Amazon.com, click here to check how much exactly it costs there. Certainly, it is not affordable to everyone. However, quality doesn’t come cheap. Think about it this way: People spend hundreds of dollars on smartphones. Smartphones that they will throw away after 2-3 years and buy a new one. When you buy a gas range you will be using it for a long time, in ideal case for decades. Actually, it is not too expensive, is it?
There is a proper reason why we have chosen the GE PGS950SEFSS Profile 30″ Stainless Steel Gas Slide-In Sealed Burner Double Oven Range as the best gas range in 2016. It looks great and it does its job very well too. It is made of high quality materials that will last long if you take care of it. If you decide to buy it, there is no doubt that it will be the highlight of your kitchen due to its appearance. Despite some minor disadvantages, we definitely recommend buying it in case you have 2-2.5 thousand dollars to spend on a gas range. Can you buy a better one? Sure! Are you ready to spend thousands of dollars more on it? This is something you have to decide. When it comes to this price range, the PGS950SEFSS simply has no competitor worth mentioning.