|Item Weight||245 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||0.3 x 49.6 x 30.8 inches|
|Item model number||CGS985SET|
|Manufacturer Warranty||10yr Warranty on Major Components|
GE CGS985SETSS Cafe 30" Stainless Steel Gas Sealed Burner Range - Convection
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I am happy with this purchase, which I've had for 2 months. It cooks beautifully and with even heat, it is made of strong materials and the cast iron grates, especially, feel super heavy-duty. Stove top cleans up easily with soap and water. Oven bakes and roasts wonderfully (especially in the convection setting). My food has never looked so perfectly browned.
I wanted to give it 4.5 stars but didn't have the option. So, I gave it 4 (and not 5) stars because the stainless stovetop area does scratch easily, although I knew that going in and have been careful with it. The knobs do get warm when the oven is on, but not so much so that I can't handle them with a bare hand. There is also a fan in the rear that comes on when the oven is on (and for a period of time after, until it cools). It is quiet enough and doesn't bother us. I don't think a range of this size can NOT have a fan to help cool it and given the design, it has to be in the rear.
All in all, I love my new range. It is beautiful to look at and it makes beautiful food! I hope it lasts and will come back and post if I have any new problems with it.
Be aware and make sure you run the oven empty before using AND THE BROILER. There is a smell until this is heated off.
It's only been a few weeks but I would highly recommend this range especially for the money.
The oven, however, is a problem. It won't get to temperature, and so the convection does not work.
Apparently when it is on, there is also a slight gas leak. So slight, I had not noticed it. Left the house, came back in and was alarmed at the smell.
Called GE, got a computer answering phone tree. They auto generated a service tech for a week later. WOW.
My stove is now a very large paper weight until they come.
LOUSY service. Went from being thrilled to terribly disappointed.
I had used this range, in the dual fuel variety, in a rental unit a while back. That oven worked ok, but the fan noise was VERY obtrusive.
This one is quieter, but still loud WHEN it works. Now if it just wasn't trying to kill me.....
One thing we found out when buying this range: it is classed as free standing AND as a slide-in. For those wanting a free-standing oven (including us), GE offers a matching stainless steel "backsplash" JXS80SS, which definitely dresses up the cooktop.
After the nightmares we had with the Electrolux EW30GF65GS range that (thankfully) we were able to invoke the "lemon policy", we are absolutely thrilled that this GE Cafe range actually performs the way it's supposed to!
Yes, it was fairly expensive, but it has been worth every penny!
Con's: large high power burner front right which is normally where I like to have a smaller simmer burner for delicate cooking so that I can keep a close eye on the dish. The high power burner is seldom needed except for boiling stuff and stocks which I usually have on the back burner. This is a poor design, but I can live with it.
Also, fan is noisy, my wife complains of this, but I just turn the TV a little louder.
Overall it is a quality range with a couple of design flaws I was familiar with prior to purchase which have not created a negative experience while cooking.
Here are the primary reasons I really like this product:
First, the amount of space on the cooktop beats anything else available in a 30" width. I personally don't use the central burner very much, except very occasionally as a warmer when preparing large meals, but the presence of that central burner means that the other burners are moved outward somewhat, which means that each primary burner has room for larger pots. I can have a large stock pot and a 13" cast iron skillet side-by-side on the front burners and still have the back burners usable for pans up to about 10".
The griddle that comes with the stove is made of teflon-coated aluminum, which I prefer not to use. Instead, for a griddle, I have a large piece of 5/16" steel plate with a rim and a pair of handles welded to it which I place across both burners on the left hand side, which can be adjusted to put out about the same amount of heat. When well-seasoned, this plate beats basically any griddle you can buy in terms of heat stability and evenness of cooking.
Speaking of seasoning, the cast-iron pot stands are another one of my favorite features. As I mentioned before, previously I'd had a stove with enamel-coated pot stands, which were forever looking grimy and scratched easily in cleaning.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
GE wouldn't publish this review on their website because they said it didn't meet their guidelines. I have owned the GE Cafe Dual Fuel range for about 18 months. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J
I am someone who cooks every day, and just renovated my entire kitchen. I looked into a high end professional range however, considering the cost of that along with the required... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Yuette Ziola
Bought this range about 3 years ago after doing a lot of review reading. I did read that the stove was hard to clean and just attributed it to bad cleaners. Wrong! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have been using this for a couple weeks. It replaces a dual fuel GE range that I liked until I had to continually repair it. This new one is strictly gas fired. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Pablo Divine
Bought this range a year ago.... It works well however it scratches easily. You have to be extra careful when removing the grills. Read morePublished 10 months ago by France Laverdure
The oven was delivered timely - right in the window, in perfect condition and the delivery men waited while I unpacked and inspected the appliance. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Maureen
NO STARS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is junk. The knobs broke the first year and the replacements do NOT fit. They stick out about 1/2inch more than the old broken knobs. DANGEROUS. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Julie Chase
We have been very happy with our Café. At the same time, I do live in fear of it. The 4 burners have been pushed farther to the sides to accommodate the 5th long burner in... Read morePublished 14 months ago by George
The company, unfortunately, doesn't stand behind its product.
The biggest tri-ring burner got deformed by itself. We use this stove at home, normal household. Read more