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GE Profile PGS920SEFSS Slide-in Gas Range Review

This GE Profile range might not suit the way you cook.

$2,899.00
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6.3 score Tested by Experts
  • The GE Profile PGS920SEFSS is better than 30% of the ranges we tested.
  • It is better than 28% of the ranges we have tested under $3,000.
  • It is better than 53% of the gas ranges we have tested.
  • This product is scored relative to other ovens we've tested. Learn more.
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The GE Profile PGS920SEFSS (MSRP $2,899.00) is a high capacity slide-in gas range with a seriously sharp appearance, a well-thought-out control panel, and a slew of welcome features. A 5.7-cubic-foot oven capacity makes the PGS920SEFSS one of the larger slide-ins out there.

However, good looks and cool features aren't enough to justify a price tag just shy of three grand. For instance, the PGS920SEFSS's tri-ring burner was good for a fast boil, but the rest of the rangetop didn't impress. Our baking tests weren't stellar, either, and that makes this range a tough sell.

Design & Usability

Good looks and cool features.

The sleek, stainless steel PGS920SEFSS is a particularly good-looking specimen. Unless your kitchen belongs in a museum, this range's transitional design should fit your decor as neatly as it fits your counter space.

Controls are smartly designed, from the well-thought-out oven control panel to the dishwasher-safe burner dials. Unfortunately, on our test unit those dials tended to stick, making more minute adjustments a bit difficult.

The rangetop is covered by a continuous cast iron grate, which makes it a breeze to move heavy pots from burner to burner. The oven also features a roller rack in addition to two standard racks. The roller rack easily slides out of the oven, which can be undeniably useful when you're struggling under the weight of a steaming pan of lasagna. However, it does add a bit of time to a preheat.

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Rangetop

Linguini with clams? You're out of luck.

GE PGS920SEFSS Tri-Ring Burner
Stick to the tri-ring burner for your boiling needs. View Larger

The PGS920SEF features a total of five burners: a front left tri-ring burner, two standard burners, a simmer burner, and a center burner. The front left tri-ring burner offers a versatile mix of simmer and searing temperatures, while the center burner, with an included griddle pan, is great for cooking items like fish or pancakes.

For the most part, the five burners performed well in our tests. However, the rangetop displayed many of the shortcomings that are inherent when you're cooking with gas, including a narrow range of temperatures—from 118ºF on the simmer burner to 417ºF on the tri-ring, to be precise.

With the exception of the front left tri-ring burner, which managed to boil six cups of water in six minutes, water boiling speeds were unremarkable. Unfortunately, that means you'll likely use that superb tri-ring burner for boiling water. If you've got to reduce a sauce and you've already got pasta boiling, you'll have to ask one of the slower burners to do the job, and plan your recipe accordingly.

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The burners in action. View Larger

Comparable Products

Before you buy the GE Profile PGS920SEFSS, take a look at these other ranges.

Oven, Broiler, & Convection

It'll do the job, for the most part.

The PGS920SEFSS's gas oven didn't perform poorly, but it didn't wow us, either.

The broiler took a tedious ten minutes to reach 598°F, which didn't win it any points. The oven itself raced ahead with an eight-minute preheat, but things went downhill from there as the oven struggled with doneness and evenness in our tests of baking cookies and cakes.

When we made cookies, they were overdone on the bottoms and unevenly cooked across the baking sheet. That means this oven has hot and cold spots and some temperature inconsistencies. On the plus side, however, air circulation was top notch—as indicated by perfectly-baked cakes.

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The oven struggled in our accuracy and precision tests. View Larger

Before You Buy

A tough sell

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The GE PGS920SEFSS slide-in range. View Larger

The GE PGS920SEFSS is a competent range, but we can't imagine paying anywhere near its $2,899 MSRP—especially when products like the Electrolux EI30GS55JS offer similar performance for considerably less. Sales won't help you, either, as the lowest price we found was just north of $2,700.

Sure, the PGS920SEFSS looks great, and the appliance has a number of convenient features, but its so-so oven and poorly-designed rangetop keeps this GE from earning our approval. We like products that make cooking easier—not ones that force you to rethink your recipes due to an odd burner layout.

If you want a good-looking, easy-to-use range you could do worse than the PGS920SEFSS — just be aware that its shortcomings may leave you more frustrated than fulfilled.

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