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What kind of range do you have? Your range is likely one of the most important cooking appliances in your kitchen. Without it, you couldn't make your famous Thanksgiving turkey, or grandma's heartwarming chicken noodle soup that has a way of bringing the whole family together at the dinner table.

At Rent-A-Center, we don't want you to miss a single moment because your kitchen stove is broken or just doesn't work as well as it once did. We'll help you shop for a new range like the one you currently have or upgrade to a different range altogether -- without credit!**

Now's the time to make sure you're getting the right range for your cooking and baking needs. We'll walk you through all of the information you need to know to make your best decision.

Parts of a Range to Know

Can't tell a burner from a grate? A knob from a coil? We can help. Note that kitchen ranges can differ greatly. In general, though, these are the key parts of a kitchen stove that you want to pay attention to when shopping for this major kitchen appliance.

  • Burners: Most ranges have four burners on the top of the stove. Your pot or pan sits on top of the burner to heat up. Larger burners distribute heat to larger pots, and smaller burners are great for making a single portion of a meal. The heat level on each burner can be individually adjusted. Some ranges give you the option of combining burners to cook larger meals.
  • Burner covers: Are you cooking with gas or electricity? Burner covers will look different depending on the stove and fuel type. Electric ranges can have smooth tops, with the burner sitting under a layer of ceramic-glass. These are attractive ranges with easy to clean tops! Crumbs, drips, and spills are easy to wipe up once the range top has cooled. Electric ranges can also have traditional coil tops.
  • Grate: A grate sits on top of the range to evenly distribute heat to the pan. Gas ranges have grates. Electric smooth-top ranges have ceramic-glass cooking surfaces that don't look like your typical grate at all, but they work to distribute heat in much the same way.
  • Controls: All ranges have controls. The controls might be knobs, buttons, or dials. They're usually located in two places: above the stovetop and between the stovetop and oven.

Shopping for Ranges

When shopping for a new range, whether you're buying, renting, or renting-to-own, there are a few more things you want to keep in mind. This is especially important if you're range shopping online and can't see the ranges in-person.

First, note that a range and a cooktop are two different things. A kitchen stove is usually described as a range. It is one appliance that has both burners and an oven. It's very convenient if you like to bake cookies and make spaghetti at the same time! Everyone loves cookies and spaghetti! A cooktop, however, separates the burners from the oven.

You may also want to consider the range color, brand, and how easy the inside and outside is to clean. Which appliance is right for your kitchen setup? If you're not sure, reach out. A Rent-A-Center associate is happy to help.

Why Shop Range Stoves at Rent-A-Center?

You can afford more of the things you want when you shop for a range at Rent-A-Center. It's the only place where you can enjoy the best brands on any budget, without credit.**

Fill out an order online to save time in-store, where your local Rent-A-Center associate will help you complete your purchase. Your range will be delivered and set up for free. If something goes wrong with your range, we'll service it at no additional cost to you. Also, if you change your mind and want to upgrade to a newer range or a different one altogether, you're free to do that too! Save time (start cooking!) and start your appliance order online today.

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