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GE got the functionality and styling right. I prefer white and did not want stainless steel...not on top, not in handles, not in accents. The five burners (including the center oblong for the griddle) are versatile...range from small, (2) medium, large and griddle. Wish the burner grates were individualized (currently there is a double left side, double right side and center griddle. I bought an additional grate for the center in case I ever needed it). They're quite heavy but someone pointed out to me that they are probably more stable this way. I would have rated this a five (and almost dropped it to 3) had it not been for the order/delivery experience (ordered and shipped from manufacturer). On the first range ordered, it was lost in transit for 3 days. GE (several people and levels were involved) could not provide any shipping details...not even the carrier...really? When it finally did arrive and was delivered, the box was immaculate but the stove inside had clearly been dropped and the entire burner top was torqued on the frame. Makes me question GE's commitment to quality if a damaged (and unsafe) range can be packed and shipped so carelessly. The GE sales rep's response was "it happens sometimes"...again REALLY? Actually filled out the registration form (never done it on anything purchased before) in anticipation of range performance problems...I hope I'm wrong.
We purchased this unit, the GE JGB860SEJ4SS, in Match of 2017. Overall, while we are happy with the looks of the Range, but, overall we would not recommend. For the Stove Top, when we first received the unit, we were very happy with it. The Burner are High Output and bring water to a boil quickly. The levels are easy to adjust to get just the right temperature. We were especially excited about the Center Burner and purchased the Optional Griddle. We didn't use the Griddle a ton, but we were happy with it. After not using it for several weeks, we tried to use it again, and the flame was so low, that even after 15 minutes at full heat, it wasn't hot enough to get a drop of water to even sizzle. And turned all the way down, the burner wouldn't even stay lite. I removed the orifice from the center burner and noticed that I couldn't even see through the hole. I grabbed a toothpick and cleaned out the hole and pulled a bunch of black flakes out of the interior of the orifice. After cleaning, I was able to see though the hole and I replace the orifice. After replacing, the burner level was much higher, similar to what it was when we first received the stove. Once the I finished the repair, we've been very happy with the cooktop. With the Center griddle, we are getting the temperatures we'd expect, with out having to turn the burner on full. Now, to the ovens. The double ovens was one of the main reasons the we picked this range over the several other that we were looking at. But, in hind site, the Ovens - both of them - have been the biggest disappointment. When we first had the stove installed, we were having issue with cooking times, some things over done, others under done, when compared to our old oven. We we also having issues with things cooking un-evenly. For example, something simple like a frozen pizza, the front of the pizza was barely brown and the back of the pizza was almost burnt. We spent sometime making adjustment to the temperature, which was extremely easy to do in the control panel, and eventually got the cooking time closer to what we expected, and to the instruction on the recipes. But we were still having issues with things in the back of the oven cooking quicker then things in the front of the oven. And we are seeing this on both the top and bottom ovens. After several months of "experimenting" with the ovens calibration and cooking times, we even tried letting the over preheat for another 10 to 20 minutes after the Control panel says that the oven has reached temperature, to let the ovens stabilize and even out through the entire oven. We also purchased a mercury thermometer to check the temperature rather the the coil one that we already had, and proceeded to spend the rest of the day recalibrating the temperature. Letting the oven preheat for almost a half hour each time. Again, easy to make any needed adjustments by going in the the service menu. After making all of the adjustments, our cooking times are about what we'd expect, but, still having issues with things towards the back of the oven during, while things in the front are barely browning. So, at this point our solution is to rotate anything that we're putting in the oven and rotate it half way through it's cooking time. That seems to help a little bit, but, we still have issues. Not Looking forward to the coming holidays and all the cooking that we'll be doing and having to fight with the temperatures of both of these ovens. We have yet to even try the Convection Bake or Roast, since that's a new feature for us and we feel like if we can't even get the regular ovens to work correctly, we don't even want to try doing something we are unfamiliar with and screw up our dinners even more. Bottom line, while we love the Cooktop, we could not recommend this stove for purchase, due to the issues with both ovens.
Love the stove and oven; I do not like the grates; I cannot get them clean!
The only fault that I can say with this stove is that it is harder to wipe down than a regular one since it is not a flat surface. Have to pick up the grids and cannot do that until they cool down.
We've had a little time to live with our new oven and we can't find anything wrong. I read a previous review about bumping the knobs and turning them on.... nope, not true at all. We love this range/oven. The high btu burner is fabulous and both ovens bake evenly. Love the timer. and the precise temp setting are great! Oven lights turn on when opening the doors, but there is also a button to turn them on if you want to look without opening. Good value for us. We waited for specials to be published and it worked out great.
The stove is great. The only complaint/downfall is that the oven takes a REALLY long time to preheat (15-20 min). Wish it was faster.
Extremely versatile. Love the small upper oven. Griddle burner plus 4 other burners offers so many options.