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GE Cafe CGS990SETSS 30" Freestanding Gas Range with 5 Sealed Burners, Convection Self-Clean Double Oven and Griddle, in Stainless Steel

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3.7 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
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  • 5 Sealed Burners
  • 20,000 BTU Tri-Ring Burner
  • Precise Simmer Burner
  • 6.7 cu. ft. Convection Double Oven
  • Self-Clean
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Brand Name GE
Model Info CGS990SETSS
Item Weight 245 pounds
Product Dimensions 30 x 29.2 x 37.2 inches
Item model number CGS990SETSS
Part Number CGS990SETSS
Color Stainless Steel
Fuel type Gas

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3.7 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #3,310 in Appliances (See top 100)
#71 in Appliances > Ranges > Freestanding Ranges
Shipping Weight 245 pounds
Date First Available August 3, 2011

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To give you a perspective of where I'm coming from, I previously had a 48", 8 burner, double oven Viking range. After moving, I only had room for a 30" range.


-Looks good, This is a freestanding range, not a slide in, but it doesn't have a back piece that sticks up. I hate the way those look. You also have to reach over hot burners to get to the controls on most ranges that have the back piece. This is the only range with 2 ovens that is like this except for the Electrolux which is dual fuel and requires a 220 line. The top of the stove (under the burners) is stainless also. On most ranges it is black even if the front is stainless.

-Huge amount of oven space for 30". It has more than my 48" Viking had.

-Lower oven preheats to 350 in 8 minutes, which is pretty fast.

-2 powerful burners. They are higher BTUs than the Viking burners. The left front power burner can also can go down very low- almost like a candle for anything very delicate.

-Electronics. Most ranges have most of these, but the "professional" ranges like Viking do not. This includes timer, temperature probe cooking, delayed start, etc.

-Lower oven has an electric element on the ceiling to produce more even heat than just the gas burner on the floor. Not sure how this affects usage costs (electric costs more than gas almost everywhere in US for ovens). It is not 220, so maybe the draw isn't than much.

-Self cleaning. Yes, even cheap ranges are self cleaning now, but some professional are not. My Viking wasn't.

-Ball bearing rack. It moves very smoothly.


-There is only 1 ball bearing rack in the lower oven. The other 2 (1 in upper, 1 in lower) are standard racks.
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I purchased this online on 28 Dec 2013 and it arrived on 23 Jan 2014. I ordered it shipped to the curb at no extra cost, and my husband and son unpacked it and carried it into the house. I had a local propane vendor come out and change out the orifices for $48.02 which included hooking the stove to the gas line. Not all of the orifices were correct, i.e., the instructions showed 4 orifices alone for the front right burner (3 black, 1 white) and what was shipped were 2 black and 2 white. I called GE and they're sending them via FedEx and should arrive within 1 week of receiving the stove. So until they arrive, I won't be using that burner. The installer had no problems following the attached directions for replacing the natural gas orifices with the propane orifices. He obviously has a lot of experience as it took him less than a minute per orifice on the burners. However, he did have a problem removing the bottoms of the ovens to get to those orifices. Thank Goodness I decided to pay someone to do it. It would have taken me HOURS! For the price, at least $1000 less than Home Depot or Sears, I'm quite pleased with my purchase. I can hear the convection fan when I bake in the lower oven, but it's not annoying. I can cook with four big pots (10-inch diameter) on the stove at once. However, I cannot cook with a 12-inch skillet and an 8-inch diameter pot on the same side at once. I've posted some customer photos of my stove showing that it does not go all the way back against the wall as my gas line prevents it from doing so. However, my last stove stuck out a little and I never noticed. I'll get used to this one soon. I almost purchased the Profile model of this stove; however, the Profile is 39-inches tall. My counter height is 25.Read more ›
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The stove looks great and the cooktop delivers heat as promised. Be careful not to crowd the burners and the heat can singe adjacent countertop surfaces. Not having the back panel leaves more room for handles and overhanging pots which is why we went with a backless unit. One thing to note--there is a 2" gap required between the stove and the wall that can become a parking lot for food spills and stray utensils. Another thing to note--the burners do not distribute flame evenly on all burners. The lower left burner will cook unevenly. The reason why is easy to see -- the factory-made holes are unevenly spaced on the control ring. Make sure you have thick bottomed pots! Even with All Clad, it still cooks unevenly.

Our biggest issue is exactly what Consumer Reports promised--the top oven does not cook evenly. For every pan of cookies, we lose 25% of them, generally in the upper left hand corner. In addition, the bottom gets very hot and will burn garlic bread on the bottom while the top is barely browned. This upper oven is controlled with a knob and not digitally and the indicator light is not very visible unless you are looking from a distance. We didn't hear about these issues until after we purchased it and, while we love the look and the features, having a nonfunctional upper oven defeats the whole purpose of our investment. Consumer Reports indicates that this is not an uncommon problem--we will be pursuing a return after owning it for less than a month. So sad as it meets so many other needs!

GE should take more care in protecting its brand on its premium appliances. Why would I purchase any GE product if they can't get the fundamentals right on something at this price point? Very, very disappointing!
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