GE JB750SFSS Electric Range Review
Price and performance find a balance with this electric range.
The GE JB750SFSS Electric Range (MSRP $1,119) is a pretty standard model. We loved the versatile, speedy rangetop, as well as the oven’s fast preheat time. The oven wasn't perfect—but its issues weren't anything the intrepid home cook couldn’t bypass with some experimentation.
A retail price under $1000—as low as $800 on sale!—is what seals the deal for us. The JB750 is a lot of bang for that buck, and we’d recommend it to home cooks trying to find a balance between price and performance.
Design & Usability
Basic looks with a few subtle extras
Stainless steel body? Check. Black and gray trim? Check. Ceramic glass rangetop? Check. We could go on, but you get the gist. The JB750 has all the typical transitional style specs we’d expect from an electric range at this price point. It’s unlikely to wow guests with a fancy or industrial appearance, but it’s attractive in a plain way, designed to look like many of today’s popular ranges. At second glance, we also found a few subtle extras that might add to the appeal.
The rangetop features four burners and a rear central warming zone. It sounds basic enough, but the front right burner is of the triple-ring variety and can be used as a 6-inch, 9-inch, or 12-inch cooking zone. The front and rear cooking elements on the left side of the rangetop are bridge zones, designed to allow a long pan or skillet to be stretched across the two burners at once.
Rangetop controls are located on the backsplash, common on ranges at this price point, but not as user-friendly as front controls. The digital oven controls can be used to switch between regular and convection settings (we'll get to that), as well as broil, self clean, and steam clean cycles. A storage drawer is a nice touch, too.
This rangetop is the tops
This electric rangetop is so good that we almost want to set our pans down on its glossy surface and never leave. Of course, that wouldn't be very safe.
It aced all our tests, starting with the boil test, which saw all but one of the four burners boiling six cups of water in less than nine minutes. We’d skip the slower right rear burner when boiling if possible, but beyond that, only the inner ring of the triple-ring right front burner had us waiting for long. The outer ring of the right front burner especially wowed us, getting six cups of water bubbling away at 2 minutes 39 seconds.
Our temperature testing found the rangetop capable of reaching high temps as hot as 797°F and low temps as gentle as 101°F. Whether you’re wilting spinach, poaching eggs, melting butter, or searing a steak, the JB750 should be more than up to the task. Frequent dinner party hosts or weeknight family meal-makers, take notice!
Oven, Broiler, & Convection
This oven has potential—but you’ll need to play with it
The JB750’s oven is a bit fickle: The speedy preheat took under ten minutes, but the broiler failed to reach our target high temperature during 16 minutes of testing.
Likewise, the results of our real-world baking tests weren't perfect. However, we think this oven has potential for true greatness. When we baked cakes and cookies, we found dark bottoms and light tops. That's not unusual—especially since we used dark pans.
The good news, however, is that these problems held true for each cookie and cake we baked. In other words, the oven's results were consistent. That means bakers can use lighter-colored pans, place pans on higher racks, or turn items partway through the baking process.
The most important thing—as always—is to check on baking goods throughout the bake time to see if adjustments are necessary, at least until you're familiar with this oven’s quirks.
One particularly unique feature of the JB750: It does offer convection, but its modes are designed only for roasting, or baking on multiple racks.
Why We Like It
Good range, good price.
This isn’t the greatest range known to man, but it is very good. With a retail price under $1000, we’d consider it an excellent value. A phenomenal rangetop will boil, sear, simmer, or sauté anything you throw at it, and adjustments like bridge burners and a triple-ring burner provide additional options.
The oven is less impressive, and its convection modes are a bit confusing, but it will cook your food, and some experimentation should allow you to unleash its inner Food Network Star. Plus, we love that lightning-fast preheat.
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