The Skinny
perfect mid-level model; lacking a few bells and whistles; reversible Lodge grill/griddle; dish-washable burner pans; designed for seamless installation

Things to Love
This 36-inch range from FiveStar is a perfect blend of form and function, with its sharp lines and luxury features. This range features 4 open burners (2 standard and 2 VariFlame) and a reversible grill/griddle from Lodge, which we like. The VariFlame burners can go as low as 350 BTUs for an excellent simmer, while still reaching high enough temperatures for searing. We like that the burners are covered by continuous cast iron cooking grates, and can easily be removed and tossed in the dishwasher for quick cleaning. The griddle also has a grease well to collect all the grease during cooking and reduce smoke. The gas oven on this range features TurboFlow convection so youo can cook your food in less time. It also has three oven racks so you can cook multiple dishes at once, and the oven door is easily removable for cleaning.

Things to Consider
This range is a perfect mid-level model for someone who wants to move up from the inexpensive ranges but can't afford to go all-out. It has a few nice features but it is lacking a few bells and whistles. Also the price is a little high for what you are getting, considering it only has a 1-year warranty.