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GE JGAS02SENSS 24-Inch Compact Gas Range Review

If size is your main criteria, this may be as good as it gets.

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From the Lab

Like we said, our test results were disappointing all around. But we can confirm that everything is functional—perhaps the only standard for a tiny stove—even though the broiler is incredibly weak.

Oven & Broiler Performance

As this oven gets hotter, it performs better.

The oven's lowest temperature setting on the dial is 200°F, which is higher than the industry standard of 170°F. If it had only it 200°F that would have probably been acceptable, but the oven broke 300°F during the Keep Warm test. 'Nuff said.

Primary Oven 350F

The 350°F setting preheats quickly, but does a mediocre job of maintaining its temperature.

The 350°F setting averaged a commendable 363°F, considering the other performance results. During the test, the oven operated within a 58°F temperature window, which seems relatively controlled considering the other test results' quality. The maximum temperature setting of 525°F actually did quite well, hitting its mark right on the money and staying quite close to it. Its high temperature success makes it decent for pizza.

Sadly, the broiler timed out after sixteen minutes. It had only reached 562°F. Since it almost hit the 600°F preheat mark, it will work to toast, but it's not a great boiler.

Rangetop Performance

Four identical burners?

All the burners on the rangetop essentially put out the same performance numbers. Ten or 11 minutes to the boil (for every six cups of water), a poor minimum temperature of around 204°F to 229°F, and a maximum temperature of 400°F to 415°F.

Waterboil

The burners may not be impressive at boiling, but they're all on the same page.

It's not usual that we see four identical burners, but in this case, they all are mediocre at everything. They won't be able to simmer small amounts of liquid, so you might finding yourself turning the burner on and off every few minutes to attain some soup equilibrium. On the other end of the thermometer, the rangetop showed it could hit some decent searing numbers for a gas range.

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