GE Profile PS920SFSS Slide-In Electric Range Review
This GE sure looks sleek—and it can cook, too.
This review was originally published on September 5, 2014. It has since been updated to reflect new test data.
The sleek GE Profile PS920SFSS 30-inch slide-in electric range (MSRP $2,500) has a lot going for it, including quick boiling speeds, great baking, and features that should appeal to both experienced and less-experienced cooks. Prices rarely drop significantly—but if you're looking for a high-end electric range, check this one out.
If its price is too high for you, you should also look at the Frigidaire FGES3065PF. It lacks some of the features of this GE, but sells for $1,530 on sale.
Design & Usability
Simple design that could stainless steel your heart
Looking for a sleek stainless slide-in? If so, surely the PS920SFSS’s should do. With its straight edges, smooth ceramic glass cooking surface, and seven burner sizes; the stove is seriously streamlined.
It’s not exactly a conversation piece, but the stainless steel body with gray accents and a black cooking surface should look at home in most kitchens. If your ideal range has a transitional design that whispers rather than shouts, this one might appeal to you.
The rangetop has a few nice features, such as an expandable bridge zone, a rear central warming zone, and a dual and triple-ring burner. The electric rangetop controls are located at the front of the range. A melt feature might be helpful for such tasks as melting chocolate or butter.
The oven comes equipped with a temperature probe capable of eliminating unintentionally rare pork chops, as well as a warming drawer.
Your pots and pans will feel at home on this range.
The rangetop on the PS920SFSS is one of the best that we tested. With the right front 12-inch ring burner boiling six cups of water in under four minutes and three burners completing the same task around the eight-minute mark, impatient cooks should be pleased.
Maximum burner temps averaged an impressive 774°F, and the bigger burners and burner rings achieved very high heat with ease. On the other end of the spectrum, the rangetop also received excellent scores for low-temp cooking. Burner temperatures as low as 85°F make the rangetop versatile enough to handle everything from simmering sauces to searing steaks.
Of course, if you want temperatures that remain exceptionally stable over time, check out the PS920's induction counterpart, the PHS920. It costs a little more, but offers all the benefits of induction.
Oven, Broiler, & Convection
Exceptionally even baking
Cakes and cookies we baked in the oven emerged slightly burnt when we followed the recipes on the cookie and cake mix boxes, but that's nothing to worry about. We're mostly concerned with how items cook.
The PS920's oven baked every cookie and cake uniformly, with no hot or cool spots. That means you'll get similar results regardless of where or when you cook items. Keep an eye on what you're cooking, turn the temperature down a smidge, and don't use dark pans, and you should be fine.
True convection, good broiler scores, a temperature probe, and a self-clean cycle with a steam clean option are also nice touches.
As was the case on the PHS920 the 5.3 cubic-foot electric oven’s preheat was abysmally slow. On conventional baking, it took 18 minutes to inch the temperature up to 350°F. However, turning on convection cut that time in half.
A great slide-in range.
Here are the facts: The GE Profile PS920SFSS is a sleek, unassuming slide-in range with an excellent rangetop and a great oven. Some nifty features and smart design choices separate it from the high-end pack.
It's not the cheapest electric slide-in—sale prices rarely drop too far below MSRP—but it's definitely worthy of consideration if you want a high-end range with performance on par with its design.
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