GE 30 in. Free-Standing Gas Range JGB281DER Review
This self-cleaning gas range features five cubic feet of oven space, a storage drawer, four specialized burners, hi/low broil settings, continuous cast-iron grates, and a Sabbath mode that lets you heat food when no one's home. Users are thrilled with the array of features and the overall performance of the GE JGB281DER, which is available in white, bisque, black, stainless steel and clean steel.
GE 30" Free-Standing Gas Range JGB281DER reviews indicate that users are generally impressed with this new, low-cost gas range. Home cooks posting GE 30" Free-Standing Gas Range JGB281DER reviews on Abt say the large oven works as it should and heat flowing from the vents can be used to warm foods sitting on the stovetop; one user says the large burner is powerful enough for deep frying and quick boiling. The high-output burner gets another shout-out in GE 30" Free-Standing Gas Range JGB281DER reviews at AJMadison, where users report the different-sized burners distribute heat evenly and the computerized controls and timer are efficient aids for harried cooks. One user posting a GE 30" Free-Standing Gas Range JGB281DER review on Best Buy, however, would prefer a number pad for entering oven temperature and a light that goes on when the oven door is opened. That minor gripe aside, reviewers note the sealed burners make for easy cleaning.
The GE JGB281DER offers a lot of features that aren't typically found in the Cheapism price niche. For starters, the four burners are covered by a continuous grate, which makes it easy to move pots and pans around. As for firepower, there's one all-purpose burner, one power-boil burner, one precise-simmer burner, and one high-output burner. The GE JGB281DER also comes with lots of controls and cook modes, including temperature display, delay bake option, preheat signal, oven light, Sabbath mode, and several broiling options; oh yes, the oven is self-cleaning. The range itself is 30 inches wide and has five cubic feet of oven space. The GE JGB281DER comes in white, black, bisque, stainless steel, and clean steel with a one-year limited warranty. An important note: the GE 30" Free-Standing Gas Range JGB281DER must be installed on heatproof flooring.
For a low-cost range, this one comes packed with useful features. The continuous burners are a useful perk and their different firepower isn't typically found at the cheaper end of the market. Users also seem to appreciate the value in this budget range. Based on the totality of the package and strong user endorsements from the limited number of reviewers who have commented on this new model, we, too, are sold.