The dual-fuel range has become a popular culinary weapon for many home chefs. As more models become available, enthusiastic cooks have become interested in developing their skills and are seeking more versatility from their stoves.
Manufacturers provide an almost bewildering array of appliances. While this is great news in terms of options, deciphering the jargon and finding real value can be challenging. This article simplifies the technical aspects and highlights some of the best dual-fuel ranges for a variety of kitchen sizes and cooking preferences.
- BEST OVERALL: GE Profile 30-in. Smart Dual-Fuel Slide-In Range
- BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK: Cosmo F965 36-in. 5-Gas Burner Dual-Fuel Range
- UPGRADE PICK: Monogram 36-in. 6-Burner Dual-Fuel Professional Range
- BEST DOUBLE OVEN: Cafe 30-in. Smart Slide-In Dual-Fuel Double Oven
- BEST SMART: LG Signature 7.3-cu.-ft. Smart Dual-Fuel Double Oven
- BEST 36-INCH: Thermador 36-in. Pro Harmony Dual-Fuel Range
- BEST 48-INCH: Zline 48-in. Dual-Fuel Range in Stainless Steel
- MOST VERSATILE: Samsung 6.3-cu.-ft. Flex Duo Slide-In Dual-Fuel Range
- BEST FOR SMALL SPACES: KitchenAid 30-in. 5-Burner Dual-Fuel Convection Range
How We Chose the Best Dual-Fuel Ranges
Given the many different configurations possible with dual-fuel ranges, we set out to include a variety of possible choices to meet different needs. When evaluating dual-fuel ranges to include in our Top Picks list, we applied the following criteria:
- Burners and BTUs: We not only looked at the number of burners or the stove’s maximum power output but also the versatility that each range offers.
- Ovens: Capacity is always important, but a 48-inch dual-fuel range doesn’t always have much more interior space than a 30-inch model. We looked at functionality and cleaning as well as at overall capacity.
- Features: Anything that makes the cook’s life easier is a valuable bonus, so we looked for user-friendly features.
- Brand and value: Some brands are known for their value-for-money, and cost is always an important factor. However, we also included premium brands that focus first on performance.
Our Top Picks
When searching for kitchen appliances, it’s essential to find one that fits the space and the user’s cooking style. The following list details the specs and key features of some of the best dual-fuel ranges in a variety of categories.
The GE Profile dual-fuel range is one of a number of matching appliances from the brand. The cooktop features a five-burner layout with a tri-ring burner that offers 21,000 British thermal units (BTUs) as well as a reversible grill/griddle. The self-cleaning convection oven, which is a relatively spacious 5.7 cubic feet, offers air-frying as well as convection heat. A useful storage drawer is below.
The GE Profile has relatively basic cooking modes, but they’re enhanced by Wi-Fi connectivity and a smartphone app, which provides the ability to control and monitor the range from any location. It also allows the GE Profile to connect with smart-home hubs such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and others.
- Burners: 5 (from 5,000 to 21,000 BTUs)
- Oven capacity: 5.7 cubic feet
- Compliance: Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Sabbath mode
- Steam self-clean function uses less heat than traditional self-cleaning
- Wi-Fi enabled allows you to preheat oven using the SmartHQapp
- Includes a reversible grill and griddle, increasing the flexibility of the appliance
- Fewer cooking modes than other top-of-the-line appliances
- Occasional control panel faults reported by some users
Get the GE dual-fuel range at The Home Depot, Wayfair, or AJ Madison.
The 36-inch Cosmo F965 dual-fuel range is among the least expensive models on the market, which is surprising given its size. Although it lacks some of the options available on the top models, it still has many attractive features.
The freestanding design combines smudge-resistant stainless steel with hard-wearing cast-iron grates. Its five burners offer a range sufficient for many cooking styles with a focus on a central wok ring. At 3.8 cubic feet, the oven is a modest size. It has twin fans for rapid air circulation and eight presets, including traditional or convection baking, broiling, and defrost. Owners must clean it themselves, though the porcelain interior makes cleanup easier.
- Burners: 5 (from 5,000 to 18,400 BTUs)
- Oven capacity: 3.8 cubic feet
- Compliance: Edison Testing Laboratories (ETL)
- Family-size freestanding or slide-in range that has a very competitive price
- 5 burners include central wok ring, and oven has 8 time-saving presets
- Safety features include knob that prevents accidental ignition, overheating protection, and cool-touch handle
- Oven capacity is modest, and it has no self-cleaning function
Get the Cosmo dual-fuel range at Amazon, The Home Depot, or Walmart.
Many enthusiastic home chefs will certainly be attracted by the build quality and features of the Monogram 36-inch dual-fuel range. The combination of solid brass rings and brushed stainless steel makes an outstanding impression. The six-burner grates are porcelain-coated cast iron, and they are reversible. They’re flat on one side and contoured on the other for things like woks. The 5.75-cubic-foot self-cleaning oven has smooth gliding racks that offer full extension and a door with soft-close hinges.
The Monogram dual-fuel range is Wi-Fi enabled with a smartphone app that allows monitoring and adjustment from anywhere. An LCD panel gives in-depth feedback from the oven, and the ring-lit knobs indicate which burners are on. Accent color can be set to your preference via the app.
- Burners: 6 (from 15,000 to 23,000 BTUs)
- Oven capacity: 5.75 cubic feet
- Compliance: ADA
- Feature-packed range with brass burners that go from ultralow simmer to intense heat
- Multifunction self-cleaning oven with LCD showing mode, temperature, timer, and probe temperature
- Ring-lit knobs indicate when a burner is on with custom color chosen via app
- While it is an exceptional appliance, the price will put it beyond many potential buyers
Get the Monogram dual-fuel range at Appliances Connection, Best Buy, or AJ Madison.
This double oven, part of the high-end Cafe lineup by GE Appliances, is flexible. The high-quality GE Cafe dual-fuel range offers plenty of space within a compact 30-inch slide-in frame. Both ovens are self-cleaning. The cooktop not only provides six burners but also includes a powerful 21,000-BTU triple ring and a removable grill/griddle. Using the smaller of the two ovens when appropriate can provide energy savings.
Wi-Fi compatibility with its smartphone app gives wide-ranging control options and smart-home hub integration. Purchasers can choose their own finish color as well as handle and knob accents, allowing the Cafe dual-fuel range to integrate with many kinds of kitchen decor.
- Burners: 6 (from 5,000 to 21,000 BTUs)
- Oven capacity: Top: 2.4 cubic feet; lower: 4.3 cubic feet
- Compliance: CSA, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), ADA, Star-K kosher certification
- A high-quality model that benefits from 2 self-cleaning ovens for added versatility
- Features include 6 burners with griddle, Wi-Fi, and control panel that’s invisible when not required
- A wide variety of finish and accent options for easier matching with kitchen decor
- Quite expensive for a 30-inch model, and must be installed as a slide-in
Get the Cafe dual-fuel range at The Home Depot or AJ Madison.
The LG Signature adopts a somewhat industrial style with a beaten-metal fascia and metal touch controls. It’s durable and easy to keep clean. The five-burner cooktop setup is fairly standard, while the double ovens offer a class-leading 7.3 cubic feet of space with infrared heating in the top portion for broiling and crisping. Although LG claims it takes less than 10 minutes to clean the oven, the owner must also wipe down the surfaces.
A number of WiFi-enabled dual-fuel ranges are available, and the LG Signature offers a particularly extensive feature set. Users can control, monitor, and integrate the oven to smart- home devices. Moreover, an app provides recipe storage and the ability to sync the oven with the recipe instructions to set temperatures automatically.
- Burners: 5 (from 5,000 to 18,500 BTUs)
- Oven capacity: 7.3 cubic feet
- Compliance: CSA, UL
- Comprehensive smart-feature set with home integration and wide-ranging control via ThinQ app
- Double ovens provide great versatility and capacity for the whole family
- Has automatic safety shutoff and cooking complete reminder with adjustable volume
- Some are critical of the self-clean function, and control knobs can be fragile
Get the LG Signature dual-fuel range at The Home Depot, Best Buy, or Costco.
Thermador produces a variety of dual-fuel ranges recognized for their build quality and the comprehensive levels of control demanded by serious cooks. While all the burners on this 36-inch model have a maximum of 18,000 BTUs, they also can run as low as 3,000 BTUs if required. Four of the burners can maintain just 375 BTUs to simmer stews and soups. The continuous cast-iron surface makes it easy to move pans around.
The maker of the 4.9-cubic-foot oven claims it offers the fastest self-cleaning function in the industry. It offers Wi-Fi connectivity for a variety of remote-control options, including voice control, but smart-home hub integration is currently available only via Amazon Alexa.
- Burners: 6 (from 15,000 to 18,000 BTUs)
- Oven capacity: 4.9 cubic feet
- Compliance: Star-K kosher certification
- Designed for serious cooks with continuous cooktop for easy pan movement
- Has 6 high-power burners with XLO technology that allows very low simmering
- Other features include Wi-Fi for preheating and smart-home integration plus super-fast self-clean
- Requires a serious investment, and the oven is modest for a 36-inch range
- Smart features only work with Amazon Alexa
Get the Thermador dual-fuel range at Best Buy, AJ Madison, or Appliances Connection.
The Zline 48-inch dual-fuel range has a huge cooktop with six burners and a griddle to accommodate many sizes of pots and pans. It is porcelain coated so it’s easy to clean. The burners themselves are made from brass, hand-crafted in Italy, and offer both precise control and outstanding durability.
The twin ovens have a combined capacity of 6 cubic feet. Doors are triple glazed so the heat stays inside for predictable results and doesn’t heat the kitchen. They also have perfectly balanced stay-put hinges. Racks are on smooth ball-bearing slides. Door color and finish can be chosen to match kitchen decor.
The Zline is quite expensive, though the price is competitive for its size. It’s fair to say that it is very much focused on cooking performance rather than technology. It is not Wi-Fi compatible, has no programs, and no self-cleaning.
- Burners: 7 (from 4,500 to 18,000 BTUs)
- Oven capacity: 6 cubic feet
- Compliance: ETL
- Large, flat cooktop with Italian-made brass burners designed for precise control and excellent durability
- Triple-layer glass door keeps heat inside the oven
- Includes ultrasmooth ball-bearing racks for easy use
- Doors are available in a range of colors and finishes to match kitchen decor
- No self-cleaning, not Wi-Fi capable, and has no preprogrammed cook settings
Get the Zline dual-fuel range at Amazon, Lowe’s, or The Home Depot.
Despite its compact 30-inch width, the Samsung dual-fuel range packs a host of valuable features. The cooktop has five burners, including one that heats to 23,000 BTUs, the most powerful in its class. A reversible griddle and wok ring are included, and the dials are brightly lit by LEDs.
The self-cleaning oven can be used as either a single large cavity or split into two using a ceramic insert. Each has fully independent control. It has a smart control dial that “learns” your preferences and simplifies settings. It’s also WiFi- and voice-capable via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
- Burners: 5 (from 5,000 to 23,000 BTUs)
- Oven capacity: Top: 6.3 cubic feet or 2.7 cubic feet; lower: 3.4 cubic feet
- Compliance: CSA, ADA
- Tremendous versatility, including a unique single- or double-oven layout using a ceramic insert
- Smart Dial simplifies settings by learning the way users like to cook
- WiFi-enabled range with SmartThings app that can search recipes and send instructions to oven
- Faults aren’t common, but a few buyers have had problems with the igniter
Get the Samsung dual-fuel range at The Home Depot, Best Buy, or Appliances Connection.
With the KitchenAid dual-fuel convection range, keen cooks don’t have to make compromises just because the available space is small. At just 30 inches wide, it’s compact enough for modest kitchens, yet it offers five burners, a griddle plate, and a massive 7.1-cubic-foot oven. As if that’s not enough, there’s also a baking drawer that can double as a place to keep dishes warm.
The cooktop has sealed burners so spills are easy to clean up. The oven features AquaLift, which combines heat and water to clean the oven in under an hour. There’s EasyConvect to quickly translate traditional settings to their convector equivalent and an internal-temperature probe to alert cooks that the oven is at the desired temperature.
- Burners: 5 (from 5,000 to 19,000 BTUs)
- Oven capacity: 7.1 cubic feet
- Compliance: UL
- It’s only 30 inches wide yet offers the largest single oven we have seen
- 5 burners offer great control, and a griddle plate is included
- Separate baking drawer can also keep dishes warm for added versatility
- A number of owners are very disappointed with the self-cleaning function
Get the KitchenAid dual-fuel range at The Home Depot, Best Buy, or AJ Madison.
What to Consider When Choosing a Dual-Fuel Range
While the best electric ranges and gas ranges have much to offer, dual-fuel ranges combine the advantages of both. A gas cooktop offers the immediate response that adventurous cooks need, while electric ovens offer the precision and predictability favored by many bakers. Keep reading to learn about the size, design, and cooking power options offered by top dual-fuel ranges.
Size impacts choice. Whether a slot already exists for a new dual-fuel cooker or if a complete kitchen renovation (in which dimensions can be more fluid) is occurring, size narrows the options. Like all stoves, dual-fuel ranges are categorized by width, including 30-inch, 36-inch, 48-inch, and larger 60-inch models. Most dual ranges have similar depth and height. Some dual ranges include raised back panels, which may not suit every person’s design aesthetic.
The number of burners and ovens also impacts the unit’s size. Some compromises may have to be made to accommodate a specific space, though most modern dual-fuel ranges offer different configurations. Always check exact dimensions rather than assuming a range is 36 inches wide, for example, to avoid expensive mistakes.
Unlike some appliance combinations, such as a drop-in gas cooktop with an electric range, dual-fuel ranges are one-piece units in either a freestanding or slide-in style. Visual appeal is a matter of personal taste.
While many dual-fuel ranges follow contemporary styles with an abundance of stainless steel and glass, industrial styles and units with enameled fronts in a variety of colors with traditional brass fittings also are available.
Cooking Power and Temperature Controls
The gas burners that make up the cooktop receive a BTU rating. The higher the BTUs, the greater the amount of heat that can be generated. On basic cooktops, the heat produced is sometimes the same across all burners. On higher-quality models and those with more burners, each burner may offer a different output. Moreover, some models often include a grill and griddle area. Other units may have a burner capable of maintaining very low heat for simmering.
Ovens are usually rated by their capacity in cubic feet. Temperature ranges usually fall between 125 degrees Fahrenheit and 450 degrees Fahrenheit, though some have the ability to reach 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Convection systems provide even cooking, and many have specific broiler functions.
Controls may be manual or digital. Avid bakers often prefer the latter on an oven because it maintains an even temperature with greater precision.
While most features vary from one model to the next, some dual ranges may offer the following user-friendly features:
- Edge-to-edge burner grates
- Griddles and wok rings
- Rapid-infrared elements
- Easy-glide oven racks
- Fingerprint-resistant finishes
- Preprogrammed or customizable cooking functions
- Self-cleaning (including steam-cleaning)
- LED lights for knobs and oven interiors
- A “Sabbath mode” to allow for religious observance
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- Integration with smart-home hubs like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and smartphone apps like those from GE, Cafe, or Google Home
Dual-fuel ranges may also be certified or compliant with the following:
- CSA, ETL and/or UL listed: Meets the appropriate U.S. and international safety standards
- ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
- Star-K: Kosher certification
Installation Hookups and Power
Since a dual range requires two different hookups (a power line and a gas supply), it’s more complex to install than either a stand-alone electric or gas stove. Unless the person installing the dual range has expertise with gas and electrical installation, we recommend calling a suitably qualified professional. Some retailers offer installation services; however, these services usually come at an extra cost.
Those who live in an area where natural gas isn’t available can choose propane instead. Many dual-fuel ranges can be converted, though this often adds to the price.
Ovens have quite high power demands, and electrical supply invariably requires a separate circuit, which is usually 220/240 volts, rated for 30 or 40 amps.
Consumers have extensive options in dual-fuel ranges. During our research, we came across several popular questions not fully covered within the previous sections, so answers to those questions appear below.
Q. What is a dual-fuel range?
A dual-fuel range, also known as a dual-fuel stove, combines gas burners with one or more electric ovens.
Q. Do chefs use dual-fuel ranges?
Yes. While modern induction ranges react quickly, many professional cooks like the ability of gas to respond immediately for frying and making soups, sauces, etc. However, they frequently prefer an electric oven’s ability to provide precise control for baking.
Q. How long will a dual-fuel range last?
The industry expectation is for the best dual-fuel ranges to last around 15 years, though it’s not unusual for them to last longer. We have an article on the life expectancy of major appliances that you may find useful.
Q. How much does a dual-fuel range cost?
Prices vary enormously in line with the range of sizes and specifications available. Few are under $2,000, and most of our top picks are in the $3,000 to $4,000 range. Large high-end models can top $15,000. You may also want to budget for a range hood to extract grease, steam, and cooking smells.
Q. What are BTUs, and what do they mean for cooking?
BTUs are British Thermal Units. On a stove, BTUs are used to measure the heat produced by the burners. A higher BTU means more heat, but the best dual-fuel ranges also offer a wide BTU range, which allows greater control at low temperatures without extinguishing the gas flame.
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