KitchenAid Range Review

KitchenAid is one of the high-quality appliance manufacturers under the Whirlpool Corporation banner, so their products can be found anywhere where they’re sold. So, we know they’re almost guaranteed to reach a high standard of performance, being a premium brand, but it can still be difficult to narrow down your options when searching for a new cooker.

That’s where we come in. We’ve gathered some of the most popular and most reviewed cooker units that KitchenAid manufactures and listed them all below, along with a small writeup of their specs and other handy features they may have. Check them out, you might just find the perfect appliance to finish off your kitchen.

Top 5 KitchenAid Range


KitchenAid Architect Series II KDRS505XSS 30 Freestanding Dual-Fuel Double Oven Range, Self Clean


One of the well-reviewed cookers on KitchenAid’s site is the KitchenAid KFGG500EBS, or more easily referred to as their 30-inch 5-burner gas convection range. It’s a freestanding range that runs off of gas and employs several technologies and techniques to deliver a satisfying performance.

The foremost of that technology used is the Even-Heat True Convection, a unique bow-tie design used by the convection fan to get, and maintain, a perfect cooking temperature. With a consistent cycling of warm air, it’s great for those who bake and roast regularly. Being compatible with AquaLift self-clean technology, cleaning this sizable oven isn’t anywhere near the chore it would have been a decade or two ago.

In terms of hard specs, the oven has a volume of 5.8 cubic feet, which is quite large and suited to catering for multiple people at once. On top of the oven are 5 burners that span all the BTU values that you’d want to use, with a minimum of 5,000 and a maximum of 18,000. This is handy for recipes that require changes in heat level, like foods that must be transitioned from boiling to simmering.

A removable griddle is also part of this model, adding to the range of foods that you can cook with this cooker. The versatility of this model is only expanded thanks to the built-in storage drawer where many pots, pans, and baking sheets can be safely and conveniently stored.

This oven isn’t just the workhorse option, it’s also the smart option thanks to the EasyConvect Conversion System. This is a function that is part of this oven’s intuitive yet detailed electronic touch interface, which affords you complete control over the oven and its functions. Changing the settings isn’t much of a requirement, however, thanks to that EasyConvect system. It automatically adjusts the oven’s typical cooking temperatures to the appropriate convection setting for whatever food you’re cooking, leaving the mathematics out of your hands so you can focus on other aspects of your recipe.


KitchenAid KSEG700EBS 6.4 Cu. Ft. Black Stainless Electric Convection Range


A similar and also popular range model is the KitchenAid KFEG500EBS, another freestanding cooking range that this time runs off of electricity. It’s listed on the KitchenAid site as the 30-inch 5-element electric convection range. It features the same Even-Heat True Convection tech to ensure accurate and reliable temperatures, using a bow-tie design combined with a convection fan to cook your food the way you like it. Once again, it’s especially handy if you find yourself roasting or baking often.

There are a lot of similarities between the KFEG500EBS and the KFGG500EBS, in fact, the one letter difference in their model codes is just to describe whether they’re powered by gas or electricity. This electric variant has more capacity, as we’ll explain below, but aside from that, it depends on which power option you’re after.

This one is a larger oven at 6.4 cubic feet, so this is the best option for those who need to cater to a large crowd as you can even prepare multiple dishes at once. Once again, the cooktop has five heating surfaces, including a warm zone to keep prepared food at a comfortable temperature whilst the rest of your meals finish cooking.

The cooktop has two dual elements, so you can cook more on your range separately from one another. The first element measures in at 9 and 12 inches and the second has 6 and 9 inches, allowing the preparation of differently sized meals simultaneously.

Like the previous model, this one also has the EasyConvect Conversion System. An electronic touchpad is located on the back-guard and, among other features that give you control over the cooker, it includes the conversion system. When this is active, it will change your oven’s standard cooking temperature to match the type of food you’re cooking.

Once you’re done cooking, you can rest assured in the fact that this range is safe for use with AquaLift self-clean technology, so you can clean the interior of this hefty unit in a way that’s relatively simple and not labor-intensive.


KitchenAid KSEG700EBS 6.4 Cu. Ft. Black Stainless Electric Convection Range


Next in KitchenAid’s most popular ranges is a model that’s more different than the two above. The KitchenAid KSGG700EBS is another gas range, called the 30-inch 5-burner gas slide-in convection range, and it even still benefits from Even-Heat True Convection to evenly distribute hot air around the cooking space, ensuring a consistent and accurate cooking process that adheres to the set temperatures of the model.

The oven capacity is an admirable 5.8 cubic feet, more than enough for you and also enough for several guests, too. Inside the oven, you’ll find that this range comes with a steam rack which, if used, will add moisture to the interior cooking environment of the oven. This isn’t needed when cooking certain recipes, but others call for a humid cooking space that the accompanying steam rack is sure to provide. It’s especially useful when you want soft and juicy results from your cooking, as opposed to dry and crispy.

Where specs are concerned, the cooktop has five different burners of varying BTU grades. In ascending order, they range from 5,000 BTU to 8,000 and 9,200 BTU, and then 15,000 and 17,000 BTU. This should have most of your cooking options covered, allowing you to tackle almost any recipe, and this wide range is perfect for recipes that require a speedy change from boiling to simmering, or vice versa. These are all controlled via a glass touch interface that’s intuitive.

Changing burners or otherwise adjusting your cooking setup mid-cook is easier than ever thanks to the inclusion of continuous interlocking grates, so you can move pots and pans around the cooktop freely. Those pots and pans can then be stored in the included storage drawer, along with other apparatus you usually use when cooking.

Like all of the ovens covered so far, this model is cleaned via AquaLift steam self-clean, which cleans the oven at a temperature of under 200-degrees Fahrenheit with no odors whatsoever. With this method, baked-on spills are washed away with a relatively low heat, water-based cleaning process.

With this model, there’s even an optional accessory kit that adds black, white, or stainless steel trim pieces to make the range match the aesthetic of your kitchen, or to cover up damage if you get the kit after the range has already seen some use.


KITCHENAID KSGG700ESS 30-Inch 5-Burner Gas Slide-In Convection Range


The KitchenAid KSDB900ESS model is the largest oven on this list at an impressive 7.1 cubic feet of cooking space. If you need an extra-large cooking capacity for multiple dishes or to impress a crowd, then you’ll want the sheer volume that this oven has. It even has a separate temperature zone in its baking drawer, so you’re not relying on the one zone to do all your cooking with. The oven functions, as most KitchenAid ranges do, with the Even-Heat True Convection that evenly and efficiently cycles hot air throughout the unit to maintain a consistent temperature.

You have the option of using an additional moisture-producing steam rack inside the oven to enhance cooking results, usually for those meals where soft and juicy results are appreciated.

Speaking of, the cooktop of this model is also suitably diverse in its BTU ratings. It has five burners in total, ranging from 5,000 BTU through to 9,200 BTU and 15,000 and 19,000 BTU on the higher end of the scale. This allows you to have a versatile cooktop where you can change the cooking power you’re working with mid-cook. The fifth burner is an 8,000 BTU center burner that’s in the shape of an oval, comfortably fitting larger griddles and unconventionally shaped cookware.

Like with the previous models, this oven can be cleaned with the AquaLift steam cleaning method. This means it’ll get cleaned in a way that’s odorless and below 200-degrees Fahrenheit, whilst still being effective by removing baked-in stains.


Kitchenaid KDRS483VSS Commercial-Style Dual Fuel Range


The KitchenAid KFDC506JSS model is a 36-inch commercial range that has six burners, more than any of the other ranges reviewed above. It’s a dual fuel range that combines the efficiency of an electric oven space with a gas-powered cooktop. That cooktop features two Ultra Power Dual-Flame 20,000 BTU burners, perfect for those who require more power. There are also three 15,000 BTU burners for high-heat searing, stir-frying, and sautéing large quantities of food.

It also uses the Even-Heat True Convection system to maintain heat in the interior, as most quality KitchenAid ranges do. What sets this model apart, however, is the fact that it’s a smart appliance. What does this mean? It means that you can control the oven with Google Assistant or other Alexa-enabled devices, meaning you can command the oven when your hands are busy or messy. There’s even a KitchenAid App that you can use to save your custom cooking instructions for all your favorite recipes.

If you want to add a personal touch to this model, it’s compatible with the KitchenAid handle medallion kit that allows you to change the color of the range handle medallions customary with each purchase.