Review Title: Two Ovens ! | Review by maria45
love the two ovens without the larger on bottom six burners a real plus.
Review Title: power burner does not light consistantly | Review by baker78
Convection oven great for baking. Like having a second oven available. Power burner has not worked consistently since purchase. Often will not light unless turn another burner on first. Even that does not work sometimes-especially if range has not been used several days.
Review Title: Great all around range | Review by Travcore
We've had this range for several months now and are very pleased with it. We made it through thanksgiving and the turkey turned out better than in our other range. It runs quiet with the fan on, only a couple of db's louder than ambient noise level. My only wish is that they would have lit up the control panel when touched. It's a little hard to read the controls and a backlight would improve the visibility greatly. It would be nice if they had an upgrade for it.
Review Title: Excellent Quality | Review by Chetrishpott
I bought all four pieces of the cafe series for my kitchen in 2012. I love all my appliances and have not had a problem with any piece. The fridge is great and I love the alarm since I have a three year old who leave the door open sometimes but the alarm lets me know. I love the cook top and the convection feature on my gas over since I tend to bake multiple items at one time. The only thing negative is my cleaners while scrubbing the front of my microwave have wipes away the words under the buttons so I cannot see the words. My parents are looking to buy a new four piece set and that is what brought me back to this site!
Review Title: Power boil and low simmer are amazing! | Review by RPace
This is a amateur chef's dream stove. Great temp control with the gas burners. It was bought to complete are remodeled kitchen to match other GE cafe appliances.
Review Title: Very attractive and very wellequipped. | Review by Jerry804
While I think this is a great product, I'm a little disturbed by the fit of the finishes. The doors are slightly off and while not very noticeable I can tell.
Review Title: Sophisticated but user friendly, love the probe. | Review by JaniceM
Power boil jets are quick and useful. Commercial look yet perfect in residential kitchen.
Review Title: Good quality | Review by FernandoG
I bought it 3 months ago very good product I recomend
Review Title: enjoy the features | Review by cacountrygal
I enjoy cooking on this stove; it cooks much faster than my previous stove so it has been a learning curve for me.
Review Title: Stay away. | Review by JudithP
I just renovated my kitchen. The range was delivered and installed. Overnight it began alarming. I had to get up every 20 minutes to clear. I never got to use it. Dormont appliance replaced. The second stove was delivered. My contractor checked it out while still on the truck. It looked like a forklift smashed it. They then delivered my third range. I've had it for three months. Guess what? It's alarming now too. While i wait for service I was told to cut the breaker to keep the range from alarming. I am so angry right now. To use the stove I need to go to the garage and turn the breaker to the stove off and on. Not to mention having to take off work for the service call. Does anyone care??????
Review Title: Very happy about my purchase | Review by Soasta
While I really wanted to make the jump to a pro-style range replacing my kitchen aid range after extensive research I landed on this GE. One requirement for my range was at lease 2 high power burners, the 2 burners up front deliver great power. The tri ring does have drop off from med which is pretty high to the simmer (center only) but the 2nd power burner has an excellent range. The oven functions very well. I haven't used the lower oven much (baked a set of biscuits but that's it). My only issue is that the lower oven does take quite a long time to heat up but for an "extra oven" it is fine.
Review Title: Performance | Review by JJG5
Purchased one month ago and very happy with all features and design. Very pleased with my purchase.
Review Title: Great heat features and love the lower oven. | Review by Anonymous
The heat temps are just what I was told. Love using this and the lower oven is a plus - like having two for one.
Review Title: Cooling Fans | Review by MNGE
I would not recommend this product, because it has cooling fans that come on once the oven is turned on that are extremely loud and disrupting. The fans may run up to 1 1/2 hour after the oven is turned off which is unheard of. Why purchase a quiet oven hood when you still have cooling fans within the oven to deal with?
Review Title: Great stove and looks good too. | Review by Lkhup
Love the stove. Burners work as I was hoping for and no issues with oven temp. I am very satisfied.
Review Title: Cafe Range | Review by eitfel
Looks good in kitchen. Functions very well. Easy to use.
Review Title: I love this stove! | Review by cookingwithjoy
the 4 burners and the middle long burner for the griddle are awesome. There are a variety of settings to cook your dishes perfectly. The front right power burner boils water in no time. The oven is very large. I can fit two casseroles. The bottom oven is great for baking. I feel like a gourmet cook.
Review Title: All that I had hoped for | Review by craig86
I purchased this range because of the additional oven, the baking drawer, and the option to use to probe in cooking meat. All the features work great!
Review Title: Love it | Review by Coalcracker
We've have this range for about 2 months now and absolutely love it. It replaced an electric stove with cast iron burners. On installation we had to have a connection replaced, it was stripped at the factory. We could not use the broiler for about 2 weeks. Other then the installation issue, I love cooking on the stove. The Power Boil/Simmer burners are great. It boils water fast and the tri-ring burner provides a wide range of precise temperature control down to a very low simmer. My only issue has been that it's so low I sometimes forget to turn it off. The convection oven is great. Haven't used the second oven/warming drawer at this time. Love the grill for the center burner. So far we've done hot dogs, grilled cheese, pancakes and french toast on it. The stainless steel top is easy to clean with soap and water and a terry cloth towel to dry. It scratches easily, we got a few marks on it moving the grates. The oven heats up the back of the stove so you need to be careful what you leave there when you are baking.
Review Title: Perfect for the size | Review by Cathy1234
Love the griddle burner. It offers a lot of options for the size
Review Title: Aweson Range! | Review by JMWT
So many features. I haven't used them all yet. Very good looking.
Review Title: A awesome | Review by Pussycat
Love to cook on this range. Griddle is very useful and so is baking drawer.
Review Title: Love that stove! | Review by BCcook
Beautiful and functions well. Like the slip in without a back coveriong part of the wall and love the grill.
Review Title: A Great Range | Review by JR35
We have had this range about a month. I love the baking drawer. Cooking for just me and my wife, I often cook with leftovers part of the plan. I've been setting the leftovers in the baking drawer, setting it to 250 degrees, and putting the food on the table from 45 to 60 minutes later. The leftovers taste the same and with almost no work or heat in the house. My wife has used the convection oven to bake brownies and cookies. They were the best. We had considered other double ovens but when we looked at them found them cheap looking. They all had their big oven just off the floor. It just makes sense to have the small oven as a bottom drawer. The food cooked in it are small and easy to get out. I can easily bend over to get out a couple of baked potatoes. A big turkey not so much.
Review Title: Range/Oven | Review by Immomx3
I have used this range/oven for the past 3 months. I enjoy cooking and the size of the oven works great for me! Also, the extra oven on the bottom comes in handy when cooking for a large crowd. Having the choices of burners on the range including the fast burn is a plus. The only downside of the range top is cleaning it. I have the stainless steel range, the burners are the hardest to keep clean, it stains easily.
Review Title: Stove | Review by sharonpa
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Review Title: Love the bottom oven drawer | Review by tlrice
We have had the oven about a month and we are very happy with it. Everything works as expected...the extra middle frying area and the bottom oven are more useful than I thought.
Review Title: great features | Review by bonn35
I bought this product a month ago and I am very happy with it
Review Title: great product. | Review by Jmabel1
Had this stove for several months, looks and works great.
Review Title: A lot of money to spend, should be better built. | Review by tuccia0110
Everything works great except knobs get stuck and feel quite cheap.
Review Title: Great addition to any kitchen | Review by Tina1113
I have owned 2 of these stoves and just purchased my third for my new house. The 5th burner is a must have as well as the baking drawer.
Review Title: beautiful look and wonderful functionality | Review by churchlady
This is the best stove I've ever owned. I would recommend it to anyone who loves to cook or just wants a great looking stove. Power boil, enlarged burners, second oven and stove top grill; who could want more.
Review Title: A real find! | Review by highskooltchr
Have never considered GE appliances but when we looked at the Cafe Series, we purchased the entire line for our newly renovated beach house! Wish I had them in our primary residence! Top of the line features at a fabulous and affordable price! Couldn't be happier with our decision.
Review Title: Great features | Review by Croesberg
Love stove top and double oven, that is goes right up to your back wall
Review Title: Love the cook top the best! | Review by Doonie
I have always enjoyed cooking! Now I love it even more with this efficient stove!
Review Title: Great features | Review by Metro
I have owned this GE Cafe for four weeks amd love it. I looked at and reviewed many high end gas appliances. I decided the GE had great features. The burner range, for example, was more functional for my needs than others. Also the balimg door and griddle are great features. Recommend very highly.
Review Title: Best user functionality | Review by SirCooksAlot
Best appliance purchase we made. Recently updates every appliance and this is the best purchase of them all. It should be the last range I will ever need!
Review Title: Works well, looks great | Review by WillRXR
I just installed this in my kitchen. So far it works well and looks great. No complaints.
Review Title: I love this Stove! | Review by trudie26
My favorite feature is the POWER Boiling Burner! Not only is this stove beautiful, but it is just so great to cook on. The middle burner and griddle is great for burgers, pancakes and bacon, great for entertaining. I love the oven features and I can not wait to test out the built in meat thermometer. Wonderful appliance!
Review Title: Love the space on the top | Review by Mark428
I've only been using it for a month but love the look and feel. it is so nice to have the 5 burners on top and space between them for big pots. Love the turbo burner for boiling quick.
Review Title: Excllent gas range. | Review by rnb63
My Wife Couldn' be happier with the various burner sizes on the rang top and she's back to making great popovers in the oven.
Review Title: Love all the features | Review by Danny6777
We bought a condo recently and upgraded to this model. We are so happy we did
Review Title: Like like like | Review by Mikjones
Bought the range in November 2013, last year. It's great. The only downside I see so far is the bottom warmer drawer seems a little flimsy. Oh and it didn't come with a broiler pan. Otherwise, all good. No issues. I do recommend.
Review Title: Love It | Review by TimGmke
We needed to replace a 20 year old range, wanted to move to gas after having electric for so long, and have found this model to be just perfect for our needs. The dual oven, the wide stove top with center burner, the sleek look. Easy to use, too.
Review Title: Great Features | Review by Jlouisel
We bought this stove because we liked the second oven option on the bottom with the main oven being on the top. We are very happy with the speed in which both ovens warm up. We also LOVE the power boil options on the front burners. The griddle is used for pancakes, tortillas and eggs on a daily basis.
Review Title: My opinion | Review by AXHVWNXW
I have been using my GE Caf� range for 10 months & I love the different size burners with different BTUs. Comes in handy.
Review Title: Love it!! | Review by burger59
After cooking with electric for 20+ years I went back to gas with my kitchen remodel, and I just love this range. The "power boil" feature is amazing and the center burner with griddle is a bonus. Probably the biggest bonus is the electric bottom drawer oven.
Review Title: Not up to standard | Review by Marge48
I bought this item thinking it had a lot of nice features such as the fifth burner and extra oven. However, I have found that the touch pad is so sensitive that just brushing by it can accidently turn it off thereby not cooking the food in the oven. I have also found that the burners do not adjust properly. I also found that the stainless steel top becomes easily marred by food that might spill on it.
Review Title: Got off to a rough start, but now I love it! | Review by MaureenT
I bought this range in November 2013 - because of all the features it contains - as well as being beautiful in appearance. I'll be honest - there were some initial problems with the heating element in the oven, which ended up needing to be replaced (there was a noticeable gas smell when the upper oven was used). And the part needed was not in stock - so we had to make other arrangements for Thanksgiving. Despite this initial bad experience, I now love this range. It does everything I need it to - from crispy skinned roast chicken to evenly baked cookies. I've never had a convection oven before, and I love the results. The replaceable middle panels on the stovetop are great. The griddle makes pancakes a breeze. And if I need more burners - just pop on the grates instead. The "power boil" feature is a helpful time-saver when boiling water for pasta. And the low simmer is terrific for soups and stews.
Review Title: Great Stove | Review by Mike81
I've had this stove for about a year now and it's awesome! It offers the features of some very high end, expensive brands at a much lesser price.
Review Title: Professional Looking Stainless Steel Stove | Review by CaliforniaSure
I have had this unit for about 6 months now. I am so happy with the appearance. People think I had purchased a professional high priced stove. I love having an oven that gives me a choice of either regular bake or convection. It heats up quickly and maintains temperature. The top is easy to keep clean and the finish just doesn't show finger prints, so I am not constantly having to wipe it. The fan for the oven that comes on automatically does make a bit more noise that I had expect. You do get used to it though. I haven't used the warming drawer yet; but plan to as soon as things cool off in Northern California. I also love having a center burner for making pancakes and other things. The center unit doesn't interfere with the other four burners. There is space for everything and the extra heat you can get from these burners is just fantastic. All in all I just love this stove and would tell everyone to purchase it.
Review Title: looks great | Review by remodel12
Have had it for about 6 months, like the looks of it, 5 burners on 30" is a plus. Haven't used the griddle yet. Arrangement of the small burners in the back & large in front can be a little cumbersome when there are times when you just want the big pot/pan on the back and use the front for something smaller or faster cooking at the same time. When reaching the back or when cleaning the rear part of the cooking surface, I end up leaning against the controls for the oven. Design flaw that is probably easy to remedy in the future. Everything is touch screen. Cause for concern with small children around. They like to touch things. (Future - safety issue). Seems to take a bit longer to cook some of the items, but I think I just have to get use to it. Had a separate gas cooktop & electric built-in oven before. Also because I haven't made an appliance purchase in 20 years, the fan noise to keep the controls safe is very loud, although getting used to it. Like to power boil feature but if used with a smallish pot, the handles get very hot to touch. Been using my old potholders a lot more.
Review Title: Awesome Range | Review by Teri616
This range is gorgeous in my newly remodelled kitchen. Both ovens bake evenly. Electric cooktop is great with variable sizes to fit all my pots and pans.
Review Title: Serious about cooking? This is the range! | Review by SwedishChef
Let me first start with installation. I installed myself and had no trouble with connections. With easy access to the adjusting feet, it was easy to level. I wouldn't recommend adjustment after pushing into place since the feet would be difficult to reach. Connecting went smoothly and the only complaint here is that the back of the range is not recessed evenly. It protrudes in the middle and my wall plug prevents me from pushing all the way to the wall. Your setup might be different (offset receptacle). Check dimensions prior to buying! If you're not comfortable with making a gas connection, call a qualified installer. We make a lot of meals from scratch so we do a lot of cooking on this range. The 5 burners were a major buying factor since this is an uncommon feature. The griddle that comes with the range and fits in the middle is a bonus. The rear burners leave something to be desired as they can be used for small pots or simmering, but have some trouble boiling medium to large pots of water. The burner in the front has a "power boil" notch on the handle and it does what it says. The two front burners put out a lot of surrounding heat and I have to be mindful of whats on the counter next to the range when cooking. The range surface can get very hot because of this (I had ceramic before, stainless retains the heat). Not a big deal, just have to be careful. Stovetop is a cinch to clean. Absolutely love the oven. Convection is great, cooks evenly and fast. Made (3) sheets of cookies at one time and it cooked them all evenly! Note: convection fan runs for a while sometimes after turning off. I found out that this is a feature to protect the front digital controls from overheating. Completely normal. Some complain that the fan is too loud... I would compare it to a range hood fan on medium speed. Not bad. Meat thermometer works well, still getting used to it. I will most likely never use the warming drawer and this figures to be the only wasted feature for me. Overall, this is a great product. They say you get what you pay for, and the GE Cafe line is a nice product.
Review Title: Beautiful , rich looking | Review by Pokie13
I am very pleased with this range. The features are great. Self cleaning, simmer burner. Easy to maintain. Just beautiful to look at. I am very pleased.
Review Title: Love it! | Review by Molly1
I love the look of the stove. We were looking for a cooktop but realized that this was affordable and we wanted the 5 burners as well so this worked perfect for us.
Review Title: Stove | Review by Bingo4253
Just love it, especially the grill in the middle of the stove top
Review Title: Fabulous look features even better!!!!! | Review by sewmuch26
Installed a few weeks ago. Love, love, love, this range. Looks more expensive than it is and is a powerhouse ! Best of both worlds!
Review Title: Excellent cooking surface, easy to clean | Review by nana3125
After research we found that this model suited all our needs - we are very satisfied with each of the features
Review Title: Love, Love, LOVE | Review by KayC
I've had my gas stove for 10 months now, and I still haven't used all its features. I feel like a chef when cooking.
Review Title: Cafe series gas | Review by Seawitch2
I bought this stove in June and put it in my new home. I love the center pancake grill platter. The stove cooks evenly. Have not used the small oven yet, but love everything else. Would definitely recommend.
Review Title: Bottom oven doesn't serve the purpose I'd hoped | Review by KMMW
The stove top and main oven are fine. The bottom oven, total disappointment. The lower oven takes 3x longer to preheat, the depth is so shallow it only holds cookie sheets or glass pyrex type casserole dishes, and the width of the oven is just wider than the cookie sheet- increasing the risk of burning hands when trying to lift out baking sheets. I don't feel like i have a full functioning double oven. Such a disappointment and feel stuck. We also purchased the GE Cafe refrigerator and dishwasher, also a disappointment.
Review Title: Quality construction, professional features. | Review by Clutchcargo
Always wanted a convection oven. Shopped all brands and installed this oven when remodeling my kitchen. Outside of oven stays cool to the touch even when heated to 450 degrees. Burners are great easy to clean cook top. Has only been in use for three months. Have not used the griddle feature or oven warmer most of my summer cooking is grilling outdoors. Love the look mostly all stainless without all the black inlays. Digital control panel is smart and easy to use. Best oven I've ever owned so far.
Review Title: Excelent features plus style! | Review by Jim313
After several months of use we are very happy with all aspects of this range.
Review Title: I love it. | Review by runner1
The stove has all the features I wanted. Please note that the stove is not 30" wide, but 30 1/4" wide at the back, I had to have a cabinet moved to get the stove in. If the GE factory corrects this error, this stove is a good one.
Review Title: Great value over Viking and Wolf | Review by JBenge
We moved into a house with an electric range, though there was gas in the wall. I will only cook on gas, so this was a no-brainer. We were looking at a display model Viking, but I asked the sales guy how it compared to something like the GE Cafe, which is sort of the benchmark for all online reviews. It was several hundred dollars below the display model Viking and he told me the GE was so much better; bigger oven, more burners, the hi-lo burner is amazing, and the warming drawer is totally useful and not just a gimmick.
Review Title: Haven't used it enough Has great features | Review by quilter69
I bought this slide in stove for my remodeled kitchen
Review Title: oven problem | Review by mammarush
When I received my new stove the handles were indented into the panel so I had to wait to receive a new one. I had a new igniter replaced in my brand new replacement oven because gas was leaking out.
Review Title: Love it | Review by Hannah728
This has great style and great features! The control knobs run very smoothly and quietly. It has the look of a semi-professional range. The power burner does bring water to a boil much faster than the one on my last stove. I love having a large 5th burner in the center that can also be a griddle.
Review Title: Easy to use and clean. Looks awsome! | Review by Jenna01
I love this stove. Easy to clean, which I was nervous about. Wipes clean with no streaks. Easy to use, and I love the mini burner up front for when I make homemade spaghetti sauce. Can't say anything bad about.
Review Title: Love it! | Review by CTSound
Researched for a long time. Wanted the versatility of the gas range with full capacity but to be able to use second oven for extras. Nice griddle feature and easy controls. Just as nice as any high version.
Review Title: It's a great range | Review by tucopalo
Love cooking on this range, the features it offers compared to some of the high end models are great. I will definitely recommend to friends.
Review Title: LOVE this stove, | Review by jzshore
LOVE this stove! it is a dream to use. Temperature control on the stove top and oven is great. Everything i cook or bake seems to turn out perfectly. i also love the way this stove looks, kind of like a commercial stove.
Review Title: great look and function | Review by drlaura
I love it. I would do it all over again. it is the best
Review Title: It looks impressive! | Review by HeartRN
I have had my stove for 9 months and I love it. It has so many features. It's obviously created by a woman!
Review Title: GREAT PRO OVEN | Review by Yehudal
WE GOT THIS OVEN IN APRIL ITS A PLEASURE TO USE AND THE DIFFERENT SIZE RANGE TOP FIRES ARE VERY EFFICIENT
Review Title: stove | Review by crose
beautiful addition to our kitchen and works like a pro
Review Title: bad broiler | Review by mike888
great for baking but dont try to broil steak or fish
Review Title: very good | Review by magsteddy
Came with my new home, was part of the model home we bought April 2014.
Review Title: No Complaints | Review by eileena
I bought the stove one year ago. It has performed excellently. All of the features have worked as advertised. I am very pleased with the product.
Review Title: That's a good looking range! | Review by Jugo
Still getting used to this range, more specifically, the convection aspect of it. Pretty cool being able to cook 3 pizzas at once. Boiling water is a lot faster with the Power Boil burners. Looks great and haven't had any issues.
Review Title: great product | Review by sykl
Bought it tow month ago, every feature work well. My wife is very happy with it.
Review Title: Love cooking with my GE Cafe range! | Review by Debster60
I had to replace my 20 year old slide in range and knew the minute I saw the GE Cafe range that it would look fantastic in my kitchen. I am very pleased with all the features and have found that it cooks very well. The 5 burners on the top are the icing on the cake.
Review Title: Beautiful range | Review by ChrisCooksalot
Just installed. Instantly updated our kitchen. Fried eggs for lunch; loved the sturdy, non-tipping burner grates. I know how much I'll enjoy the high power boiling burner as well as the super low simmer option. I'll definitely update my review after a month of cooking on this beauty.
Review Title: Appearance and performance | Review by Supermanz
I've used GE for a long time and they have lasted, and thee only reason I buy new ones is to renovate.
Review Title: Great Features | Review by JVHGE
Bought this about 3 months ago and have used every feature on the oven for cooking. Had to cook 4 digiorno pizzas using convection in the main oven or 3 of the 4 and the baking drawer for the 4th pizza. Pizzas came out perfectly!!! My favorite feature of this oven/stove is the center griddle; used this alot in the past 3 months for bacon, onions, pancakes, etc. I would highly reccomend this oven! So far a great product.
Review Title: Love my GE Cafe | Review by tyrus23
Owned my 30" GE Cafe for about 1.5 years and it has been worth every penny. I do the majority of the cooking in our household and I love to cook, which led me to splurge on this product
Review Title: Product has great features but a nightmare in the care and cleaning | Review by iggy721
A great stove and oven cooking wise.Had the product for 5 months has so many scratches from the grates. Very disappointing. Expensive. For the money it should not scratch so easily. Would love to know how to get the scratches out. Comes with a cleaner for the discoloration around the burners doesn't work at all.
Review Title: Love this stove | Review by BigGoober
We got this as a part of a major kitchen remodel and it is the highlight of our appliances. We love the convection oven. Things cook faster and more evenly. We also like all the burner options and settings. Only complaint is that it can be a little easy to turn and/or leave on when not cooking.
Review Title: Not the best oven | Review by RGSK
The oven is cooling fan makes alot of noise. The gas cooktop burners blow out on the lowest setting. The bottom oven is electric! (even on the gas model). I do like the capacity of the oven. Three racks are great.
Review Title: Too Darn Loud! | Review by WMary53
I have suffered with this oven for one year and will be replacing it. The oven cooling fan turn on at 350 degrees and it's very annoying. We like to entertain in our kitchen but can't have the oven on because it's too darn loud!
Review Title: Dream Stove | Review by Linda99
I have been looking at this unit for 5 years. It has received consistently good reviews. Now that I finally own it I can honestly say its one of the best appliance purchases I have made in years. The BTU output is amazing. I can boil water very quickly. Need to be careful cleaning up, other than that it is a great stove.
Review Title: Great Feature | Review by Gusta
The best appliances, nice design, better quality good product..
Review Title: new kitchen | Review by MTNRN
I switched to gas and needed a new stove to be able to entertain. This has all the bells and whistles!
Review Title: Malfunction of self clean feature | Review by Rickqa42
Disappointed that the self-clean feature malfuntioned on a less than year old appliance. It occurred just before a holiday and caused us grief because it couldn't be fixed immediately. We did get someone out a short time later but still had to wait a week for the part. Otherwise we have only one other complaint and that was uneven baking. When the other problem was fixed the service tech said that the oven temperature was off by about 40 degrees and that was fixed at the same time.
Review Title: Great Style and Clean Look | Review by KoiPond
Just remodeled our kitchen and this range looks beautiful. Works Great! Everyone raves about it.
Review Title: GREAT FEATURES AND EASY TO USE | Review by PhiPsi68
LOVE THIS PRODUCT. I WOULD RECOMMEND TO ALL MY FRIENDS.
Review Title: Solid range | Review by MMccar
this unit is Solid and substantial. Please with choice.
Review Title: Great Cooking Experience! | Review by Raphie
After reading many reviews and comparing ranges of different manufacturers I finally decided to purchase the GE Cafe because it had all the features I wanted. The one thing that held me back was the complaints of the fan. Now having used the stove I can tell you that the fan is hardly noticeable and that people who are complaining about their fan noise probably need GE service to visit them and correct something. The convection fan only goes on when you are convection roasting or convection baking. The second fan goes on when you are baking or roasting at high temperatures. Even with both of them on, I don't even notice it unless i'm thinking about it. It is not irritating or annoying. All convection cooking requires a fan to circulate the air.
Review Title: Ge Cafe CGS985SETSS | Review by beckazoo
I have been way impressed with my new oven so far. Not only does it look beautiful in my kitchen, but it works fabulously. The power boil feature is wonderful--I can boil things so much faster than before that I have to watch closer to prevent it from boiling over! I love the center griddle. I read complaints about it not being hot enough but I wonder if people are putting it on top of the center grate. You have to take out the center grate in order to insert the griddle. I warmed it up while I made my pancake batter and it was ready to go when I was! I baked bread and it turned out beautifully.
Review Title: Great all around! | Review by JenniferF
I bought this range about one month ago and it was a great selection. We especially like the power burners, and the center non-stick grill.
Review Title: Kitchen bling | Review by swimginnie
I have had this for one week. Love the 'simmer' dial. Easy to clean.
Review Title: The Grill and Fast Boil are tops! | Review by Larry2
My new GE Cafe range (with my new Cafe french door frig and microwave) made my kitchen look new. Especially like the center grillwhich makes both steak or pancakes for several people easy. Also the fast boil burner is a real time saver for pastas.
Review Title: Great looking, great cooking | Review by chronicrenovator
This is a terrific range. Hi-boil burners really work. Easy to clean. Middle grill very handy. Lower oven handy when doing small items.
Review Title: Great Range | Review by GEowner99
Range has a great look and functions well. I was worried about the fan noise from other reviews but I do not find it loud at all.
Review Title: GE cafe stove | Review by mldmob
We've had this stove for exactly two weeks and love it. In these two weeks, I've used it to cook and bake for a rehearsal dinner, host an after-the-wedding brunch/Father's day brunch, I've used the probe at least five times for meat that comes out perfectly. I've experienced perfect evenly-baked goods. I've also used the self-cleaning feature. There were a few spots after it was done that I wiped clean very easily. The burners don't burn my food and the power-boil feature works great! I highly recommend this product.
Review Title: Best stove I have owned. | Review by Richard117
The ovens are GREAT, main oven heats up quickly and hold temp. The lower oven I use mostly for keep warm but, it also does a great job of cooking. The cook top has it all, fast cooking(high BTU's) and low simmer, And the griddle that goes over the center burner make the best Pancakes ever. Some have said that tha oven exhaust fan was very loud, I don't agree. It makes noise but much less that the average hood fan. Love this stove.
Review Title: So far, I love this. | Review by Deb0685
I have not yet tried the baking drawer, but the oven is spacious and works great. My favorite thing about this range so far is the stove top. The power boil feature is priceless and I love that my largest pots and pans fit beautifully.
Review Title: Great oven | Review by Adam437
Excellent oven. Had some issues in the beginning he replaced circuit board no problems since. Their sabbath mode has a stupid bug where you need to turn the light on first or you can't open it without it going on. Otherwise excellent oven
Review Title: GE | Review by Jckc03
We bought a year a go. Already replaced one of the fans on our fridge.
Review Title: Love it!! | Review by kyd1
I love my new range. The idea of the baking drawer is wonderful. I have cooked in it several times and everything I have cooked in it came out perfect. The convection oven has made m baked goods come out even better. There is nothing about this range I don't love!!
Review Title: Great product | Review by Lilik
I received it as a gift and it has been the best gift.
Review Title: GE Cafe Range | Review by faithlord
I bought my GE Cafe range about two months ago and I love the performance of it. It is so quick to boil water or cook foods, I have to adjust to a lower flame so I don't burn the food.
Review Title: Beautiful range | Review by Julie420
I've had my range to about three months. I love the baking drawer. and it is the best looking range out there! Great baking and the cooktop is roomy and burners work great. the only only cons are - the electric buttons and control knobs are very - very - sensitive. You barely touch them and they click and turn on. When the vent was being put above, the knob leaned against and the gas turned on. If you have toddler children, you would want to put some type of guard over the controls.
Review Title: Great | Review by Kathy959
I bought this a mOnth ago and I'm so glad I did it cooks great and looks gorgeous.
Review Title: Great heat control | Review by GS19
I love how fast the burners heat up. It cooks so even and you can also get a nice low simmer.
Review Title: Good Features | Review by debby43
I bought this oven one month ago. The stainless steel scratches too easily. The oven performs well.
Review Title: A little disappointed | Review by NUWildcat
I was so excited to get this new range! I have had an electric stove for over 30 years and am now delighted to have gas. The range is beautiful and has a very low back ledge, so it looks more like a slide-in than a freestanding. I have LP and it did come with a conversion kit. A professional changed the orafices and found it confusing due to the poor instructions. The stove top scratches very easily. I have handled the stove with great care, yet several scratches have appeared. The oven drawer heats very SLOWLY! I turned it on for the first time preparing Easter brunch to use just as a warming drawer. I set the thermostat at 250 degrees, but after half an hour or more it still hadn't reached that temperature. I can't imaging how long it will take to reach a normal baking temperature. The regular oven works great! It is big and foods bake evenly.
Review Title: Love this stove | Review by Rea47
I purchased this stove May, 2013. It has worked flawlessly. I love all of the features it has.
Review Title: Exceeds Expectations | Review by AngelaMarie
Purchased 4 months ago. Very happy with it. It is extremely easy to clean after use. The controls are convenient. Enjoy the two burners with quick boil, griddle is used often and drawer has been very helpful as a warmer and for baking. This range has exceeded expectations, especially the ease of cleaning.
Review Title: Great Range | Review by Brucefu
Purchased this range 3 months ago. Enjoy cooking everyday!!
Review Title: Works Great! | Review by PamelaCampbell
I really like my new stove. The only part I did not like was that my husband had to attach the lower oven door with more rivets because it was not connected properly in the first place.
Review Title: Love the double oven | Review by DebbieLave
I am absolutely thrilled with my GE Cafe double oven. It works great and I also love the power burners and the 5 burners! You can't go wrong with this oven.
Review Title: looks nice | Review by jamesmc
I have had it for 1 month, good purchase, and nice quality
Review Title: Too noisy | Review by jbitman
I have had this stove for a year. It is fine, looks pretty good. I have two issues. The fan, even when not using convection mode is too noisy and runs the whole time you bake and for about 20 minutes after. I never knew an oven needed a fan, but I was told it is to cool the electrical panel. Really a drag. Also the burners are set to high and the flame doesn't start to lessen until you turn the knob to 2 or 3, so most burners just stay high and that is a drawback. I was told it might be adjustable by a screw behind the knob, but I couldn't get the screw to turn. Meanwhile, you have to keep a close watch not to burn your food.
Review Title: Exactly what we were looking for | Review by Anemery
We bought this stove 3 months ago. So far we love all the many features and have not had any issues. We lI've the professional look and it still compliments the other appliances.
Review Title: Beautiful oven but hard to maintain the beauty.... | Review by LSS1127
We've had the oven for about a year now. It's so beautiful and works perfect. Love all the features. However the brushed stainless finish on top of the oven scratches too easily when cleaning. We can't seam to find the best solution. When taking the grates off, it's makes even deeper scratches. Makes me crazy because we spent so much on this oven.
Review Title: This is a great oven. | Review by Ames002
This oven is wonderful. I have noticed that I need to decrease the baking time in many recipes by 5-10mins since it bakes things faster. Our oven has gotten a lot of use. We bake our own bread weekly. We also can certain sauces and jellies and this has been great. It can be a little tricky to learn how to get the burners going on top if you haven't owned a gas stove before but after a few times you get the hang of it.
Review Title: Accessories | Review by glcriser
the griddle accessory is well used in our household. Really wish there was an interchangeable grill accessory available as well.
Review Title: Be aware of the fan! | Review by sherpc
Burners are great, especially the power boil. The stainless scratches very easily. The oven fan is very annoying. It comes on when the oven is preheating and remains on until the oven has been turned off and cools down. Do not underestimate how unpleasant this is, especially if the oven is on for an extended amount of time.
Review Title: Great range for the money | Review by David605
I wanted a more professional type range and bought this model after being warned off of more expensive ranges. I saved several thousand dollars and this range meets all of my expectations. I had a another gas range prior to this model and it was perfectly adequate. But after using this range I realized what a professional type range could really do. The simmer setting on the burners really does simmer And the power boil is worth the price of the range by itself. I find myself having to change my cooking habits. I no longer have to get the water going before making pasta at the beginning of a meal. I can do it near the end. This range is terrific value for the money and the stainless steel exterior gives the entire kitchen a more professional look. Highly recommended.
Review Title: Good solid range, worth the price. | Review by Robert818
I've owned the GE Cafe model closest to this one for three years now. I am over-all very pleased with the performance and reliability of this range. The fan noise when the oven exceeds 350 does not bother me, but may bother some. The rear fan exhaust can disturb the back right rear simmering burner. I purchased the optional 6" raised back-guard which redirects the exhaust upwards a little more. The oven temperature is spot on accurate after a simple and very easy to do calibration. The convection system works brilliantly! The big burners upfront require large pots/pans. The "warming-baking" drawer is 110 electric, so you actually need about 20-30 minutes for it to heat to temperature. The heavy grates if careless will scratch the steel, but the range top is easy to keep clean. I have roasted meats with the temperature probe to perfection, the broiler works very well too but it is electric so broiling with this range takes longer than if the broiler was gas. I am very glad I bought this range as an alternative to those high end ranges I wanted but could not afford. This range split the differences between the high end and mid tier qualities and features perfectly.
Review Title: Righteous range!! | Review by Jcdmd73
This thing has some serious BTU power. The only thing missing in my kitchen now is my crown and scepter so I can lord over my kingdom of culinary creations!
Review Title: Great Stove | Review by inl458
We bought this stove just over two months ago and are really enjoy it. We enjoy the various sized burners and the control over flame height. The middle burner is great for grilling. Oven has been spot on with temperature control. The issue we have experiences is with the smallest burner not always lighting without assistance (kitchen lighter). Overall would purchase again.
Review Title: Looks Great! | Review by vlpcooking
I've only had the stove for a few days, but it looks great in my kitchen! I'm really excited about having the baking drawer as well. Will come in very handy on holidays when cooking for my large family.
Review Title: Looks great | Review by sidgfjkxzcvh
We bought this range because it looks good, and it delivers on that front. For some reason, it doesn't actually perform as well the cheaper unit we replaced. Everything takes longer to cook, and the "power boil" burners don't seem to really boil water any faster. Maybe by a few seconds, but the name left me expecting something more rapid. I do like the griddle insert, though it's a pretty small surface are.
Review Title: May look beautiful but it's a lemon | Review by Boston2014
We bought this stove 6 years ago when we renovated our kitchen, it's a beautiful looking stove! However, we've had numerous problems with it. It oven stopped working within the first year (I cook everyday). We replaced every related part (electronic panel, cover, thermostat) and the stove continues to shut off mid-bake. It's extremely frustrating given the cost of this product.
Review Title: Expensive stove | Review by KNP0
I bought this range several months ago, and it still works.
Review Title: Love this stove! | Review by csdarwish
I love this stove!! Can cook so much with the extra baking drawer - you can cook a casserole in baking drawer while cooking your meat in the regular oven - so convenient when you have different foods cooked at different temperatures. And I also Love Love Love the turbo boil and simmer feature. Can't say anything negative about this stove....
Review Title: Great | Review by ronson
i love the grill top cooking make breakfast constantly.
Review Title: Gas stove and range love it | Review by Danny111
We have had it for 4 months. I bought it after about a month of research and comparison with other similar priced stoves. Just wasn't anything close to it in my opinion.
Review Title: Great look | Review by Siber
I purchased this range 2 months ago and have nothing but good things to say about it. In addition, the range looks great is my galley kitchen.
Review Title: Great design | Review by Simonsays
My fist gas stove, what a great choice Has everything I wanted
Review Title: Not Quite Perfect � But Darn Close | Review by RDKS
As a serious amateur chef, I do a lot of cooking and baking. So I am fussy about the features and performance of my kitchen appliances. When my previous range became unfixable, I knew that the one I would choose to replace it had to have certain features. It also had to be highly rated and be able to perform to my exacting standards.
Review Title: Ease of use and clean up! | Review by pat787
Everything I cook comes our beyond my expectations! Never thought cooking could actually be so enjoyable!
Review Title: Love the professional looking style! | Review by mommy2
so glad made the purshase. love the gridddle and fast boil features! easy to clean.
Review Title: Great Size | Review by chesterj
My wife loves our new oven. She says the cooktop has many options and the oven size is wonderful. She recently needed to cook for a large group of people and was afraid the oven would not be able to heat all the food. She used the convection/bake cycle and everything was cooked to perfection.
Review Title: Amazing! | Review by cinnacelli
Amazing". I had a black gas GE Profile for 12 years before I purchased this Cafe series. We remodeled with Stainless appliances. My brother now has my Profile for 2 years now and swears it's the best oven he has ever had! Anyway, I was a little hesitant at first after reading reviews on noise level. I am so happy I went with my instinct and bought this oven. The noise is no different than any of my friends ovens if not a little less, but the fan cools the interior of the oven in no time. Great for summer! I love the fifth middle burner and even though I often forget I have it, the lower oven drawer is amazing. Better than my mothers $15000 double wall oven. Built in meat thermometer works like a charm. I would not change this for any other stove. LOVE IT! Thank you GE.
Review Title: Unhappy with product | Review by Anonymous
I bought the stove 3 months ago. burners either burn up the sides of my normal Revere pots, or on a smaller burner they take forever to heat up. Though I would love working with gas after having an electric glass top stove for so long, but I can not say that is the case. If you brush up against the front of the stove, one of the touch buttons will go on, the clock, the timer, the oven.........and we always stand in front of the stove!
Review Title: Small oven in addition to the large oven. | Review by Jerry57
The grates on the cook top are have so many large openings that small cooking vessels tip over. The smaller, most used cooking surfaces are at the rear of the cook top and it is necessary to reach over the stove to stir contents.
Review Title: Almost completely love it | Review by Archiegirl
If you can't get anything bigger than a 30 inch and want quality and a professional looking stove with power, this is for you. It has the look and feel and quality of the higher-end stoves/ovens. The only down fall I have noticed is that the burners are very hard to clean. I've tried a handful of cleaners and the only thing that works (which sounds strange and still does not completely get everything off) is Goo-Gone. Other than that, it's worth every penny!
Review Title: Fast cooking. This range is a power horse. | Review by AlwayscookingNJ
Purchased 3 months ago. I cook all of our meals from scratch and love how many things I can do at once w the double oven feature. We also try to limit microwave use and use the second oven to warm up food daily. Only issue I have is with the griddle burner. Because I don't use nonstick coated cookware, I purchased a cast iron griddle for the center burner instead. The griddle burner is too small to heat up the entire griddle. Therefore, I use tue griddle on the left two burners instead. This renders the griddle burner in the center as useless to me. I wish it was just a plain round burner instead.
Review Title: Moderately impressed | Review by TimF
My first stove in 25 years is an improvement in btu, but not in all features. The fan is too loud and not something I was told of prior to purchase. The clock should be centered so it can be seen at all angles. The users manual is a major disappointment, not even suitable for toilet paper. Any users manual for a kitchen product should be printed on paper than can survive a spill or grease splatter. This was my biggest disappointment for a $3200 appliance. On the plus side, the power boil performs as expected and the oven bakes beautifully.
Review Title: Great upgrade! | Review by Carol56
Haven't bought a new range for 22 years, so happy with this new range. Does it all so easily.
Review Title: Beware of the griddle | Review by Vanbeeb
I thought this griddle was cast iron with a non stick coating...wrong it is aluminum or something and you should NEVER use anything metal or it scratches EASILY. I have a brand new oven that i just scratched with a spatula. Not a strong coating and they should be stressing this. I am angry!! I just would have liked to be told this prior to damaging my range permanently! Love this rest of it though...
Review Title: GE Cafe | Review by BetsyB
This stove is wonderful to cook on, easy to clean and love the large size oven. The fifth burner is great for breakfast with the elongated pan for eggs and bacon. The warming drawer is a bonus when you need to keep food warm. The only thing negative is if you lean too closely to the front panel you hear the beep of a selection on the display. I need to clear all to make sure I did not turn anything on accidentally. Overall this is a great appliance looks professional in the kitchen do not regret this purchase.
Review Title: Love The Way It Looks | Review by khka67
My GE Cafe' Gas Range (Model CGS985SET3SS) was delivered yesterday. I love the way it looks; it adds so much to my kitchen. I'm just learning how to use it that's the reason for 4-stars. I'll follow up later with additional comments after I've had a chance to thoroughly test it out.
Review Title: Nice | Review by bgyvk
This was delivered today...it looks GREAT!! Have not really it to a real test yet but so far, so good.
Review Title: Overall OK but some issues | Review by FirstMate
Got this range in Dec. Overall I like it but it is impossible to get it level. One problem is warped grates which GE gladly replaced at no charge; unfortunately, the new grates they sent are also warped. Plan to call service rep out again to help us level it. Also, the left front burner, although it has a flame range from low to 1 through 6 to high to power boil, the flame really goes from very high to very low with nothing in between. Similar situation with the right front burner. Hoping service rep can adjust that too.
Review Title: Great range with awesome features, Energy saver!!! | Review by cloclo
I purchased this range over a year ago, after listening to my husband who I must confess has a greater passion for food and cooking than myself. I personally liked the look, and was positively surprised by the performance. I use the convection oven a lot, huge time and energy saver! The griddle is a nice feature too, it�s now very easy to make pancakes or steak or grilled saugages without additional kitchen tools. With the different burners and their fetaures you have a wide array of recipes or food you can cook� really the sky is the limit. I�m happy I got this range, it�s a very good investments and all friends like visiting and cooking in my kitchen! The only downside so far is the noisy fan that turns on when you have the convection oven going, wish it was silent. Another thing is to clean up the top of the range, I cook a lot and get some dark spots which I�ve tried to remove without success.
Review Title: Great product | Review by Suekat
I've had my stove two months now and just love it. Doesn't heat up the whole house like my old stove did. Looks beautiful and cooks evenly.
Review Title: Gorgeous but | Review by deb18
Inside lights burned out within a month of use. Overall great product.
Review Title: Can't wait for the Holidays with this Range! | Review by Joanvg
Love this range, love the flexibility of convection/regular, multiple racks, bottom oven. LOVE the top griddle, the power, everything! Can't wait for the holidays when my whole family will be here and I can cook up a storm! On top of that, is a beauty to look at! So happy!!
Review Title: Beautiful | Review by bebber
Bought this stove a few weeks ago and love the look and features. Large griddle, warming drawer and especially the self clean racks.
Review Title: Fan Noise | Review by Corbitt
I agree with other reviews about the annoying fan noise. It is annoying to have the fan run long after the oven is turned off. I would like to know if this can fixed. We are also disappointed how long it takes to pre-heat the oven.
Review Title: new stove today | Review by KNP0
Installed today- it worked. Hope that continues for a long time.
Review Title: Trouble with oven. | Review by Dlg1
Oven kept going off when I turned timer off but wasn't finished baking. Also, convection doesn't bake any better than regular baking. Doesn't bake evenly.
Review Title: Great Look & feel! | Review by Erndazz
I bought this stove for my wife a few days ago and she loves all the features including all the extra cooking and oven space compared to our old slide in! Very functional and useful for everyday use.
Review Title: Love this range | Review by Robin1111
After extensive research, including Consumer Reports, we bought this range for our remodeled kitchen. We also installed a powerful GE hood at the same time. I love this stove! I use the convection oven with all my baking, and I don't find the fan excessive. I have a large family, and that center griddle gets a lot of use with the weekend breakfast load. I have used the bottom drawer to bake during big family meals, and unlike a previous comment, it worked just like the other oven, not just as a warming tray. Good job, GE.
Review Title: favorite appliance | Review by diane1
love this oven just switched to gas and will never go back to electric oven cooks and cleans with ease burners have alot of power love the look of it
Review Title: fun to cook again | Review by beckycard
I really enjoy cooking with the center long burner when I have lots of company, and the adjustable burners make my everyday cooking easy. The lower oven is great for cookies, pies, rolls and pizza. The convection oven makes cooking faster than my old oven. I love how easy it is to clean. Fun to cook again! Yeah!
Review Title: Love this range BUT... | Review by mica2u
We love the look and the way it cooks. My ONLY complaint is the touch screen panel. Looks nice BUT, I'm a little tummier and when I am baking in the oven and cooking on the stove top and my tummy (with my clothes and apron on) touches the panel and shuts the oven off or changes something on the panel. There have been a few times where I am baking a cake or bread and I've accidentally turned the oven off. What a bummer!!!
Review Title: Easy to use | Review by Gumba
My wife picked this stove out, I was happy with the style and look of it. Easy to use and clean!
Review Title: Back for second purchase | Review by Peggy827
Bought this range two years ago and when we moved we bought it again. Looks great, cooks beatifully and I have never had any of the noise issues others complain about.
Review Title: Marvelous Gas Cooking Range !! | Review by Bob1017
My wife and I are simply elated at the cooking sensation of the GE Cafe` range ! The convection oven evenly browns throughout all our recipes unlike we have NEVER seen before and converts/adjusts keyed baking temp for gas convection cooking ! The griddle cooks bacon and pancakes superbly ! And the Power Boil front burner feature brings water to a boil incredibly fast ! We could go on and on about this product...suffice to say it is a fabulous cooking system and its stainless steel good looks accent wonderfully our stainless steel kitchen appliances !
Review Title: Awesome! | Review by Aurora
This five burner gas range has performed beautifully. I love that it has a second smaller oven for heating and baking.
Review Title: Very Satisfied with Purchase | Review by BillS999
This range does a great job and all of the features work. You can hear the fan when the oven is in use but you get used to it and don't notice it at all after a while...it is no big deal. With my noisy house/kids it's the last thing I am worried about.
Review Title: Like it, but it could be better. | Review by Bim310
I bought it about 9 months ago and we cook a lot. The baking drawer was great when baking Christmas cookies. Like having a second oven. We haven't had a problem with the fan being loud. You can hear it, but it's quiet. Two issues. The first time I used the griddle pan, the non-stick coating started coming off and it's just getting worse. Non-stick is going to be a problem on a device like this and I wish they made a plain cast iron version. Second is that the first time we cleaned the oven with the self cleaning function, the oven vents in the rear of the cook top became stained and I haven't been able to get them clean.
Review Title: All the right features and all work very well! | Review by Jude2
I love this range! It has everything--two ovens (one convection), a griddle, very high-powered burners and very low simmer settings. The smaller oven bakes just as well as the larger one, and the convection roast and bake settings for the larger oven greatly enhance the roasting of meats and vegetables and baking yeast breads. The power boil settings of the two front burners bring liquids to boiling in a flash, while their simmer settings are very gentle. The griddle works beautifully as well, and the whole cooktop cleans up very easily by wiping it with a slightly soapy sponge followed by a quick wipe-dry with an e-cloth. All in all, the best range I've ever owned. It's only downside is that the stainless steel cooktop scratches easily. Use care when moving the grates around.
Review Title: Great Appliance | Review by lan240
I have the Cafe gas range, convection microwave and dishwasher and they are great.
Review Title: The oven does not work | Review by Nicknamerequired
The convection function has not operated. It does not reach temperature in any mode.
Review Title: Perfect | Review by Dreamflyer
It is everything and more than I could want in a range.
Review Title: Great stove! | Review by ellenmrh
We bought this stove just before Christmas and have used every feature of it. Love it!
Review Title: Chefs features at a homeowners price | Review by silverleaf
We bought all GE appliances for our new home and are very happy with all of them
Review Title: Great product for the price! | Review by colleen66
I have had my stove for a little over a month and I love it. The burners are very efficient and the oven keeps heat in and evenly cooks foods. The only draw back is that every fingerprint and spot is visible. On the plus side however, the stove is easy to clean. The stove is very attractive and I have received many compliments on its appearance in my home. This was a great purchase, especially in this price range.
Review Title: 2nd range in 2nd home | Review by cr1s
We just had this range installed this week. We had no hesitation in ordering it again. We had one installed in our previous home 2 years ago. It is a great range. Very stylish, exact temperature. I do check it regularly with a separate oven thermometer. Love the warming drawer. It does much more than just warm. We purchased another 4 piece appliance set mainly because of this range.
Review Title: Touch pad turns on and off on its own | Review by CookEdoe
Has anyone had this issue? The stove was replaced, electrician was out, the electric company came out and even the contractors. The touch pad beeps and go haywire from 715am-445pm EST. Can someone help me? This is the latest updated stove.
Review Title: Consumer Product with Professional Features! | Review by BrewMistress
Love my Cafe Series range, I entertain a lot and the fact that I can set my oven to let me know when my pork loin, turkey or lamb has reached it's optimal inner temperature via the temperature prove makes cooking an ease! The different BTU's makes it super easy to control the temperature for a desired dish and yes I can melt chocolate on the stove top! No need for a Bain Marie!
Review Title: great upgrade | Review by Kathy410
We love how versatile it is. With 3 oven racks and a baking drawer, we can have many dishes baking at once. The range is easy to clean due to it's sealed top. We studied many different brands, but found this one suited our needs.
Review Title: large interior space for cooking multiple items | Review by bonbon1227
I purchased this GE Caf� series gas range about one year ago and love it! The interior cooking space is huge compared to most ranges and the warming drawer is one of the most wonderful and useful features. Now I can cook my vegetables and side dishes way before my turkey or roast and a half hour prior to serving the food put everything in the warming tray to evenly heat up the dishes. When I put out my turkey with my sides dishes and everything is hot and ready to go everyone thinks I have become a very organized cook but it's all thanks to my range!!!
Review Title: Love my GE Cafe Gas Range with Baking drawer | Review by Indy500girl
I purchased this when I moved in to my new home in 2012. I didn't have enough room in my kitchen for a double oven, so I opted for the unit with the baking drawer. It really serves me well on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter when I need to make those extra side dishes or bake those yummy dinner rolls. The only drawback is keeping the stainless steel clean and scratch-free. The stainless steel surface around the burners is easily scratched.
Review Title: Beautiful Range | Review by GJune
Very Happy with my new GE Cafe range...Heats very fast and the fans are very quiet. Impressed with how easy it is to operate.
Review Title: Chef's dream | Review by Yargnod
Clean lines, nice looking Range. Very nice features. An excellent choice for the chef
Review Title: powerful stove! | Review by homemadeisbest
I had to replace a "prestige" brand name stove after a decade. Their new stoves really had awful reviews, not for features but for faulty manufacturing. So I had to start over in my search. I am glad I did, I had to rethink what I expected from whom. In the end I went with the name brand my mother cooked on. Based on their track record & reviews from their site & also retailers' sites. I am nothing if not thorough! This one had all the features of my last stove, plus a few! I do need to learn the controls because this one is way more powerful and sensitive that my prior "high end brand name" stove and I am excited! .I love the power boil burner & the griddle! I used them both my first night! I am devoted to convection oven cooking for well timed meals. And on family pizza night I will love using both ovens so the food will all be warm at one time. So performance plus pretty. I am very pleased!
Review Title: PROFESSIONAL LOOKING STOVE | Review by GaryWK
We installed this stove recently. Everything went together easily & it looks great. The variety of burners ae great especially the high power burner & the center oval shaped burner that also becomes a griddle.
Review Title: Great Appliance But Needed More Electricity | Review by MammySusan
We have a large family, so I was thrilled to find a stove/oven that would fit into my kitchen which included a real cooking drawer. It works great. We had only one slight problem. I discovered that when I used all the features at once AND my microwave (right above it), I flipped the breaker every time. We had to have a dedicated circuit wired in to accommodate the extra power needed. Having done that, I'm a happy cook!
Review Title: A GEM! | Review by medfieldmass
The best range ever! Oven cooks food evenly. The gas range options are fabulous. Couldn't be happier with our purchase. Only thing I would like to have seen on this is a back lite control panel - hard to see when the lights are dim in the kitchen
Review Title: Love it!! | Review by Ashakei
I love this oven. The power boil feature on the range is wonderful when you want to hurry-up and get the pasta done. I love having the timer integrated into the oven, so it doesn't disappear when you need it. I have had no problems with this product.
Review Title: Great stove! | Review by ncdublin
I bought this stove 6 months ago and it has not disappointed. It is everything that I hoped it would be.
Review Title: I Like My New Range | Review by Roberta2100
I've had this range for a little over two months and am very happy with my purchase. The oven temperature was spot on out of the box; no adjustmentswere needed. And the power burners blast a flame that sounds like a jet engine. (an overstatement meaning you can have boiling water in little time.). I am a little disapointed with the middle burner. I tried to sear a pot roast in a Dutch oven using the burner and found that there wasn't enough heat. The middle burner does work well with the griddle, which I use frequently. Also the broiler is just ok. Over all the stove top and the two ovens work well. For the money, I don't believe you will find a better range.
Review Title: Sturdy and effective | Review by LANMan
Bought this for a new kitchen renovation. It was installed two days before Thanksgiving and was used extensively that day. Loved making gravy from turkey drippings on center long burner. Oven easily cooked the bird as the warming drawer heated up the fixin's effectively.
Review Title: Great Range!! | Review by jnine
We have been using this range for five months and love it. Have not yet used all the features but look forward to trying them in the coming months.
Review Title: Very Good Performance So Far | Review by KitchenMakeover
I did a lot of research on gas ranges before we settled on this one. We've had it in place for a few weeks now. Bakes and roasts nicely. There are a number of common complaints in the reviews online and I'll address those. Fan Noise - It's not true. I've had the oven working at 450 degrees and there's a very slight sound from the cooling fan. Unless you're sitting listening for it, you won't notice. Scratches Easily - True. There are very fine scratches in the stainless already, both from regular use and from moving grates to clean them. Heavier grade steel might solve this longer term. I wish it didn't scratch but we built our kitchen for use and we'll deal. 4 stars only because of this. Bottom Oven - It's electric with heating elements on top. Fit - If you're redoing your kitchen, have the gas line and electric installed within 18" of the floor, centered. If you do that, the range will slide in all the way to the wall. If the outlet is too high, the range will butt up against it and sit an inch off the wall.
Review Title: Best you can get short of professional | Review by Brian113
I have a very small kitchen with limited space and a limited budget, but I am happy with this range because it delivers the highest level of features, quality, and appearance you can buy short of $4K+ professional ranges. I am an enthusiast home cook, and I have really enjoyed working with the Cafe when making dinner, desserts, etc. for family and friends. My only complaints are that this range is not cheap, and both oven light bulbs burned out on the first day of use (but were easily and inexpensively replaced).
Review Title: Hard to clean | Review by jfkb
It's abeautiful stove but even if water spills it leaves a stain. If anyone asks if I like my new stove, I tell them I hate it!!!
Review Title: Preheating is very quick | Review by Toe0403
I am truly enjoying cooking on this range. The oven heats quickly and I love have the bottom oven as well. It is a very handsome range and looks professional without the professional price. Finding this product to be just what I wanted.
Review Title: Great stove! | Review by Shariv
Love almost everything about it... especially the convection feature and pro stainless steel style. It cooks foods evenly in the oven. The exhaust comes on automatically which is also a nice feature. One downside is the middle griddle burner on top which does not get the griddle super hot, but does work ok for pancakes and french toast. Otherwise, great purchase and very satisfied with GE's customer service!
Review Title: nice | Review by mvin54
Has all the features I was looking for and a nice rebate.
Review Title: Beautiful and Powerful | Review by AtlantaGE
Was in the market for a 30 inch slide in gas range. The GE Cafe had the most powerful BTU burner at 20,000. It also has the professional look, but is not as hard as other high end professional ranges with the straight edges and no digital clock, etc. This one was the only one that had a self-cleaning feature too. The GE Cafe is pretty and functional. Love the fact that one burner will go from 20,000 BTU to a simmer. The oven heats up fast too and cooks very evenly.
Review Title: Oven fan noise is unbearable | Review by Carol23
We just renovated our kitchen, had a GE profile which was half the price of this oven and we loved it for 9 years, figured how could we go wrong with another GE oven. The fan runs throughout the cooking cycle (and we are not talking convection mode) and then about 20 minutes after, it is absolutely terrible, it is as annoying as a running toilet. It has ruined my love of cooking, we waited many years for a new kitchen and now we face the hassle of a return and finding a stove that will fit as well with our new countertop which was custom cut for the Cafe stove. We do have a repair scheduled Jan 9th, if it is fixed I will update.
Review Title: Nice stove with cheap parts | Review by Housewarmer
The stove works fine BUT beware the parts are cheap. The knobs are plastic and parts of the burner device break easily. Overall this is not a bad stove but it can be a monster to keep clean. I would suggest that you compare other brands to find a stove just as good with a smaller pricetag.
Review Title: Love the warming drawer | Review by Homechef
You don't need 6 burners all the time so to waste space in your kitchen for a 36" range was not my idea. Having a center burner for those times is perfect. Love, love love the warming drawer, makes meals come out hot all at once. The look of the range is professional .
Review Title: What a great addition to our Kitchen... | Review by Marie25
This was the last finishing touch to our remodel that started 6 months ago. We switched from electric to gas, and love it!! We love the look and just hope that we can keep it sparkling, like new. Our son's comment was.... wow... our kitchen looks like we are rich!
Review Title: Love this stove | Review by Nan1966
Really happy. But, I used the oven cleaner once and the burner knobs warped. Very strange.
Review Title: great stovetop and oven. very quiet. lots of features. | Review by choosey
love the powerburners on the range and the griddle. Oven heats up quickly and is very quiet. had read reviews that fan was loud. not true for both convection or regular oven. So glad I purchased this range!
Review Title: Great stove but for noisy fan | Review by Emerald
The stove is high quality, loaded with features. and the second small oven drawer is great. Only complaint is the fan that kicks in when the oven is on, is noisy and annoying, and continues to run for a LONG time after you''ve turned the oven off. A review I read before I bought it said "don't underestimate the annoyance of the fan" - and the review was absolute right.
Review Title: Excellent unit - looks great and works amazingly well | Review by Jonrr
Excellent unit - looks great and works amazingly well - would recommend without reservation.
Review Title: From the Husband of the Chef | Review by DaveTheCarpenter
OK, I don't do much of the cooking, my wife does. But since we have gotten this stove the food she cooks, excellent before, has become better. This is due to this oven's ability to cook everything completely and evenly. As I stated I am no expert, but the oven is easy to use (even for me to heat fish sticks, chicken nuggets, etc). The burners heat the pans evenly so my eggs don't burn or cook faster on one side. The griddle is awesome for cooking pancakes, bacon, and fish. Also, it looks really awesome, I mean, look at the thing, it is very very cool looking and you don't have to pay crazy high price for it. All around I am completely satisfied. To the people who complain about the fan noise. Yes, there is a fan, yes it sounds like a fan. No it is not LOUD and is not distracting. But, I also have two children who could probably drown out the noise of a Super Bowl crowd, not that they are always around when I am cooking.
Review Title: This GE Cafe Range is not only easy-to-use, it is beautiful to look at! | Review by PamTheNewChef
I am so highly impressed with the features that my GE Cafe range has. The "Power Boil" setting on the stove-top boils a big pot of water in mere minutes, and then can be turned all the way down to a slow and low simmer, ON THE SAME BURNER. Then there is the center oval burner for bigger pots and for use with the nonstick griddle that I didn't think I would ever use, but really enjoy using quite a bit (and it is easy to clean). I was pleasantly surprised the stove-top was not overcrowded when several burners are used at the same time! And then there is the oven. Where to begin! I was delighted with the space inside the oven. WOW. I didn't think it could get any better until I set the oven to use. I was beyond impressed with the speed of the pre-heating, I had to check it twice! The convection bake in the oven is better than any convection oven I have ever had. And then there is also the lower baking drawer that bakes up to 450 degrees. I didn't want a double oven because I like to cook large items for special occasions and was worried about the space inside the ovens. This model is like having two ovens for those times that you need to bake many different items, one full-size, and one for side dishes, rolls, and even pizza! From the look of the entire range, the size of the stove-top and oven, the ease of use of all features, and the quickness of the "Power Boil" and pre-heating of the oven, I don't think I could have done better with any other range on the market for my personal needs! Money well spent.
Review Title: GE Cafe 30" Free-Standing Range with Baking Drawer | Review by beckazoobie
I love my stove! I have had it for only 4 months now but I use it daily and have become familiar with what it can do. I love how the grates on top go all the way across the top of the stove. My old stove had no grate in the center so it was easy for things to fall off the grates while canning or moving heavy pots.
Review Title: extremely disappointed | Review by Maggy51
I did research and chose this range for my new kitchen. Three months after instalation, the 'mother board' went out after trying to pre-heat the oven. I called a GE approved repair company, the person who came out said it is a very common problem with this range. I have had the 'motherboard' replaced 3 times. The oven shuts down if it hits 300 and above, I have to unplug the range and let it re-boot. I am very disappointed with this range, I looked forward to having a new kitchen & new range, I spent my hard-earned money on the range. Looking at reviews on various web-sites, I have found many other complaints regarding the exact same problem.
Review Title: Cooks fast - very forgiving | Review by chefofthefuture
Convection cooking works faster than normal and at lower temperatures. I entered 350 degrees convection and the oven lowered it to 325. I put the bread in the oven timed for 45 minutes and left it in for 1.5 hours and it was perfect. Frozen rolls in the lower oven were perfect on 200 for 15 minutes. The middle grill on the range heats up the griddle much quicker than the old range for pancakes. Easy cleanup for all.
Review Title: Very nice to cook on | Review by RKGD
Just love the look and the space to cook on.. very well put toghter and the cooking space is the best for a 30 inch space.
Review Title: Beautiful Product | Review by goblue4
Just got the range. It looks amazing in our kitchen and cooks wonderfully. I had a higher end model ($$$) and replaced it with this one. This unit looks and works way better for the price I paid. GE makes wonderful products.
Review Title: Looks awesome. | Review by william1
Love the looks and features. Lots of compliments from friends and family. Love it.
Review Title: Love the look and functionality! | Review by Dottie1
I had never cooked with gas and I'm loving it. Seems to heat things evenly and quickly. I also like the griddle/grill. I'd recommend this stove to anyone in a quick minute!
Review Title: Beautiful Range! | Review by mills5
totally fell in love with this range it is a perfect fit!
Review Title: Great range! Very pleased. | Review by T2013
I just had this unit installed. It boils water very quickly, and all the burners perform great. I bought this unit because of the 5 burners, and the baking drawer options. It also looks great in my kitchen with my other stainless appliances. I have a GE Profile convection microwave mounted above the range and even though they are not the same line they look great together. I highly recommend this product for its performance and range of features!
Review Title: A joy to cook with...and it looks great too! | Review by Deborah11
Purchased this range to replace an existing range in our new home. The old range was an artisy Italian range that was probably purchased by the previous owners for the look versus function. Now, I have the looks and function with my new GE Cafe range.
Review Title: This is a great range! | Review by lulutennis
easy to use and well planed burner arrangement with the largest burners up front. Oven size is excellent. Even cooking and baking. I love the controls are all up front which requires no reaching over a flame for the oven controls. A very attractive oven.
Review Title: Display clock/panel does not light up. | Review by CiindyW
I ordered this stove/oven for our cabin. The delivery was 4 hours late (not the ovens fault) so I was unable to try the oven out when it arrived due to needing to return home for kids. I just had the first chance to use it. The burners are nice. The clock display does not light up. You can touch the pad and get the oven to turn on, clear/off etc. but you can not read the temp, time, or what function it is on. I did contact the store and they are submnitting the issue to customer service. The issue is the distance to the cabin and the next time I am here we have a college graduation party.
Review Title: Great industrial look! | Review by Highland
I have enjoyed this range for about 4 years now. Love the industrial look and have had no problems.
Review Title: SCRATCHES TOO EASILY! | Review by lexi45
I've used this stove 4 times, and already-with care, has scratches on it. This is my first glass top stove, and I wish I hadn't spent 3,000.00 on it! Very disappointed!
Review Title: excellent | Review by dubba
Lots of oven space, convection bake and roast is nice, extra oven drawer very handy for additional foods. Love the gas cooktop. wish there was an indicator light that showed if cooktop was left on or bumped on. But, overall, I really like this range and enjoy cooking.
Review Title: A great addition to our new kitchen | Review by RayCafe
We bought three GE Cafe series appliances as a package and like them all. This stove cooks great, with the larger burners being a terrific feature. By far we like the center burner most, as using it for pancakes, eggs, burgers, bacon and anything else we chose to use it for is exactly what we were looking for in a stove. The biggest complaint we have however is that the stainless top has scratched already due to taking the burner grids on and off.
Review Title: Noisy Fan | Review by Anonymous
Had the fan replaced and its still very nosiy. also the front burner wont light (GE is shipping out a part). We have buyers remorse, wish we purchased another product. Supposedly the fan keeps the electronics from over heating, but it is wau too loud. This is the first range we have ever had that we could even hear the fan. Really dissapointed . . . Weve only had it for 2 weeks so were hoping nothingelse goes wrong . . .
Review Title: Best range I have ever owned | Review by Jec54
I absolutely love this range. The gas cook top configuration provides me with flexibility when cooking big meals and it can boil water in no time flat. The electric oven heats up quickly and bakes like a dream. The unit is insulated so well that the cabinets on either side of the unit do not get warm like they did with my old unit. Before getting this range I had to be careful not to put things like chocolate chips in a cabinet along side of the range or they would melt but not with this one. I cannot think of one negative thing to say about this product.
Review Title: This product has great features | Review by Mary5
The range is easy to use. The videos provided on DVD are very helpful to learn how to use and clean the unit. It heats quickly and the convention bakes and roasts nicely keeping meats tender. The stainless steel surface is easy to clean and the SS cleaner works well. It vents and cools the oven after use and it is quiet. I purchased the GE cafe microwave convection over the range oven also and gained 3 ovens since I did not have the wall space for double wall ovens. The main oven is large. The tray in the bottom oven comes out so cleaning the bottom oven should be easy. I happened to meet a regional GE rep when I was researching multiple products and he was very helpful and honest about the product. The GE home office located in the USA was also very helpful when I called with questions before my purchase. I decided on these items for functionality and the reliable repair ratings for the GE. The vent fan in the microwave has 3 speeds and low is very quiet. The convection bake worked well in the microwave also. I am pleased with these items.
Review Title: Nice to look at, that's about it! | Review by Gregbear1
Great looking stove! Fan noise is LOUD, knobs drag on flange, stainless cooktop should ONLY be used for display! Anyone that cooks KNOWS things will spill, drip, boil over etc. Cleaning that cook top is a NIGHTMARE! The broiler should be a radiant broiler in such a high end unit!
Review Title: cafe gas range | Review by Lullah
I have used the GE Cafe range for appx two years.The fan is a little loud. The stove top grates easily scratch the stainless. The control touch pad is extremely sensitive, it has been turned off by accident if you happen to lean to reach for something and your. body touches it. The heat from the stove top has melted the laminate on the cabinet doors that are above the range. I love the appearance. I also like the simmer burner and wish there were two simmer burners It has also damaged the handles on my cookware..
Review Title: Nice Stove | Review by chris22
I am extremely pleased with my purchase of this stove. The large oven is the size of a regular oven plus the baking drawer is nice for casseroles. I would highly recommend this oven to anyone considering purchasing it. The Cafe line is very nice.
Review Title: Great Range with Great features | Review by David5
Pros: A great range. 2 hi BTU burners, that can bring a large pot to boil in just a couple minutes. The highest BTU burner also works great in a simmer setting which gives a flexibility in use of the range. The simmer burner that keeps an even flame. Excellent convection performance for the oven cooking a 20lb turkey evenly and easily. Continuous grates make good use of range. Other plus over ranges like Bertazzoni that do not allow for self cleaning.
Review Title: Best range we have ever purchsed | Review by Walker70
We are so very pleased with our GE Cafe range. The range is easy to clean and maintains an accurate oven temperature. The nobs are the finest stainless steel. I especially like the power boil burners and the simmer setting which I use for cooking rice. It's also a beautiful appliance and matches our Cafe Dishwasher.
Review Title: Love the look! | Review by barb0527
I am very happy with the range. I love that is has 5 burners and the warming/lower oven. I have most holidays at my house and it allows me to keep everything warm while waiting for my guests. It is a very attractive modern range. If I had to give any negative remarks, it would be that the stainless scratches easily. So, be very careful when you lift the burner grates to clean under them. That's how I got 2 tiny scratches on mine.
Review Title: Excessive oven fan noise | Review by CW10
Unless the oven fan noise is corrected I would not recommend this range. Noise level is totally unacceptable. Stove top is great and like the baking drawer, but the oven fan noise is awful.
Review Title: Wife Loves it!! | Review by mlmcomm
I'm not the cook of the house, but my wife loves the product. We searched numerous makes and types and settled on the GE Cafe series. We are very happy so far !
Review Title: easy to clean we love it | Review by Bronson
Very nice appearance, Good even heat, easy to clean. No major problems .customer service is excellent, nice features. Good cast iron grates. the cast iron over the burners did chip up some but that is not a big problem. can get new ones easy from ge. Very pleased with accuracy of heating temperature - both oven and stove top.. go ge, good one.
Review Title: Excellent Temp control | Review by GregD
We replaced a 10 year old high end slide in range, so I am comparing high end to high end.
Review Title: Noisy | Review by dhs53
I'm happy with the cook top, good heat and even distribution. I haven't tried the griddle or the warming drawer yet. I read plenty of reviews at sites other than GE before purchasing, nobody mentioned the noisy oven fan that runs the entire time oven is in use and after oven turned off. I won't recommend this product until GE does something about the fan noise. I hope they do a recall to fix the noise problem.
Review Title: GREAT RANGE | Review by elbacan
I love this range, have used for a few months and so far I'm satisfied.
Review Title: great quality and value | Review by jenny4610
I prefer cooking with gas and this is the best gas range I have ever had. The fast powerful front burners speed initial heating then turn down adequately to provide more gentle and even cooking. I can get a true simmer despite the power it has when on high. I have not used the griddle yet but realize it goes in place of the grate, not on it.
Review Title: Not what I was hoping for | Review by Karen13
I bought this oven hoping to have a useable bottom cooking drawer. It is only good for use as a warmer In addition to being noisy, the fan blows out the burners on one side and makes it difficult to cook meals using both the burners and the oven. The technician was unable to help solve this problem
Review Title: Cooks great, exhaust fan NOISY | Review by Stevieo
Had our GE Cafe range installed just under a month cooks great, range heats evenly and oven heats fast. BUT, the exhuast noise from the oven is outrageously noisy. Not necessarily obnoxious but enough to need talk a little louder when its on.
Review Title: Don't buy it. | Review by GVZEE
Two large burners in the front make it impossible to work on the back burners without getting burned. Stainless scratches. Control panel turns oven off if you bump it accidentally. IMPOSSIBLE to clean.
Review Title: Excellent Value | Review by FoodSavant
I looked at a number of alternatives by other manufacturers before settling on the Cafe. Money was not a major consideration, and I could have spent more on others. Had I done so, it would have been for the panache associated with other mabufacturers, as the Cafe performs as well, if not better, than all others. I've read the complaints about oven noise, and frankly don't share those views. All convection ovens make some noise, and I don't find the Cafe's to be any worse than others. The overall performance and versatility can't be matched. "Warming Oven" is a misnomer, as the fact that it can be set as high as 400 allows it to be used as a second oven. My only complaint is that it scratches like crazy no matter how careful you are.