why you should upgrade your rangeFood preparation is such an individual experience, and while some people love to cook and bake, others just add it to their daily list of task they must do. I think whipping up something in the kitchen can be a lot of fun, especially if you’ve taken the time to upgrade your range and it can keep the pace with you.

Convection ovens, quick-boil burners, and warming drawers are just some of the features on the latest ranges. If you haven’t had a new range in a while, you’re going to want to take a look at what’s new on the latest models.

Upgrade your range to smooth top or induction

The newest models of range are available in smooth top, gas, and smooth top induction. Each type of new range is designed with features that make cooking and baking a breeze.

Why upgrade to a smooth top range?

GE Induction upgrade your rangeIf you’ve always had a coiled element range and you’re thinking about upgrading to a smooth top or smooth top induction, you’ll be amazed at the difference. Take the GE Induction double-oven electric range for example: it gives you the power to bake, cook, and warm anything on the edge-to-edge smooth-top surface.

It has five induction elements that use electricity that produces a magnetic reaction with the iron in your cast iron or magnetic stainless steel cookware. The result is even heat transfer, so you won’t have a burner that burns half the pan but leaves the other half uncooked.

Smooth tops will only heat one part of the surface of the cook top, leaving the other areas cool to the touch, and it’s incredibly easy to clean a smooth top surface over coiled burners. Plus, the smooth top just looks sleek, stylish, and modern, which is everything you want when you bring home a new range.

Why upgrade to a gas range?

Samsung gas rangeIf you’ve been wondering whether or not to bring a gas range home, you probably already know that you’ll need a gas connection in your kitchen. You’ll have to contact a gas fitter to come in if you don’t already have one.

There’s a reason why so many people choose to upgrade to a gas range, and it begins with precise heat control. When you have 5 variable-heat gas burners like you do on the Samsung 30″ Slide-In Dual-Fuel Convection Range, you can bring water to a boil in an instant. There’s also an included reversible griddle so you can grill burgers, right on your range.

Unique features on the latest ranges

KitchenAid DowndraftI upgraded my range a few years ago and I’m amazed at what’s changed between now and then. I knew I had to have a convection oven, smooth top surface, and a warming drawer. I’ve never regretted my purchase, but there’s a few new features on the latest ranges that I really wish I had.

The KitchenAid dual fuel range has four gas burners with different BTUs. When you’re cooking or grilling on it, you won’t have to worry about smoking or steaming up your kitchen. Built right into this range is a ventilation system called Downdraft, and it removes food odour and smoke off the cook top.

Take a look at what a smart range can do


Did you know can turn your oven on from your phone? The GE Café 30″ electric induction range connects to the GE Appliances Kitchen app via Wi-Fi. You can preheat your oven when you’re on your way home from work or change the temperature from your phone. You can even adjust the cooking time.

There’s also Geneva, the voice-control assistant for certain GE Wi-Fi Connect appliances. She works with Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can ask her to preheat your oven or send you an alert when the timer is finished.

Before you upgrade your range

If you’ve decided that now is the time to upgrade your range, there are a few quick measurements you’ll need to take and a few decisions you’ll need to make.

  • Measure the space your range is in to ensure the new range will fit
  • Measure the doorways into and out of your kitchen, including your front doorway. That way you won’t have to worry about your range becoming stuck in a doorway
  • Check your electrical and gas connections to ensure your new range will work in your existing space
  • Choose what you’ll do with your existing stove. Best Buy will deliver your new range and you they will also recycle your old range

There are so many great ranges available right now, it’s going to be hard to choose which one you’ll upgrade to. Take a look at all of the latest ranges available on Best Buy right now.



Shelly Wutke
Editor TV & Home Theatre
I'm a Vancouver freelancer and tech enthusiast. When I'm not writing you'll find me on my farm with my alpacas, chickens, and honeybees. Visit my website Survivemag