We’ve rounded up a selection of electric freestanding ranges offering professional-style looks and the latest in technology, bringing more power and flexibility to electric-powered cooking. In our research, we discovered that size is one of the biggest limitations; we found nothing over 30 inches (the size we have featured here). Our choices here offer front-placed controls (no reaching over the heat source to operate the appliance), professional-style knobs and handles, and new features like hot-surface warning lights, high-power elements, and flexible convection ovens.
(N.B.: Freestanding ranges differ from slide-in ranges in that they have finished sides, which offers more flexibility for installation. We did not include slide-in ranges in our selections.)
Above: Viking was the first to offer a professional-style electric range. The Viking Professional Series Custom 30-Inch Electric Range (VESC) features four high-infrared cooking elements as well as a “bridge” element between the right front and right rear elements, which can be used with a portable griddle or extra large pan. The 4.7-cubic-foot oven has a rapid preheat system and dual convection features; $5,879 at AJ Madison. Viking also offers a freestanding range with an induction cooktop; the Viking Professional Series 30-Inch Pro Style Induction Range; $7,279 at AJ Madison.
Above: In addition to the standard finishes (stainless, white, and black), the Viking Professional Series Custom 30-Inch Electric Range (VESC) is offered in custom colors including Apple Red (L) and Graphite Gray (R); $6,349 at AJ Madison.
Above: The Viking D3 Series 30-inch Freestanding Electric Range has five surface elements that utilize ribbon technology for rapid heating (elements reach full power in about three seconds). The 4.7-cubic-foot convection oven features several different cooking modes. Available in stainless (as shown), black, and white for $3,599, and in a range of custom colors for $4,099 at AJ Madison.
Above: The GE Cafe Series Freestanding Smoothtop Electric Range offers five heating elements, a warming zone, a 5.4-cubic-foot convection oven and warming drawer; $3,199 at Home Depot.
Above: The Dacor Distinctive 30-inch Freestanding Electric Range features a black ceramic glass cooktop with four burners in different sizes, including one flexible triple circuit element (allowing for different heating areas). It has a large 4.8-cubic-foot convection oven and comes with a 6-inch backguard; $3,399 at AJ Madison.
Above: Our budget entry is the Summit Professional Series 30-Inch Freestanding Electric Range with a 3.69-cubic-foot oven, four coil elements on a black porcelain cooktop, a digital clock and timer on the back guard, and a storage drawer; $809 at AJ Madison.
Considering a new gas range? See our list of Favorite Freestanding Gas Ranges.
Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose your kitchen range or oven in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Kitchen Ranges & Ovens.