A good kitchen appliance can make all the difference.
If you're someone who likes to cook a lot, you'll know the difference between a mediocre appliance and a great one. While a good quality appliance might cost more, it's worth the investment for easy cooking.
Let’s take a look at the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range and see whether they’re worth having in your kitchen.
What Is The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range?
The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range is a professional distribution of 30-inch stove-top ovens that operate solely on gas.
This Bertazzoni range comes with four or five surface burners. One of these burners has a higher Btu output. The construction of the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range is heavy-duty stainless steel.
Because the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range relies on gas for both the stove-top and the oven, there is no self-cleaning feature on any of these appliances. They are free-standing models with stainless steel legs, which can slide effortlessly in between your kitchen cabinets.
The single oven has a convection mode, which is relatively typical of Bertazzoni appliances. This Pro-Style range is on the smaller end of the spectrum when it comes to size. However, it’s perfect if you’re limited on space and need a high-quality appliance.
While the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range may be small, it's still capable of doing a good job when it comes to cooking and baking. Without further ado let’s give the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range a review.
Specifications Of The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range
The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range typically comes with four burners. The knobs of the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range are metal coated, with brass burners and cast iron crates.
The grating on top of the burners is continuous, making it easy to transfer pots and pans across the worktop surface. The one hand ignition allows you to light the gas with ease while keeping it child-proof.
The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range comes with a back guard for backsplash and easier cleaning. You may also get a wok adaptor to allow for Asian cuisine, and a simmer ring should you use a larger pot.
The single oven in the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range runs on gas, as does the broiler. The oven itself has 4.7 cubic feet of capacity, with three oven functions – bake, convection bake, and broiler.
The oven itself contains dual fans and removable inner glass to make cleaning easy. The soft-close door allows for gentle opening and closing. There are seven oven levels with two wire shelves that you can take out and adjust.
The oven lights are double lateral, and the legs are made of stainless steel, like the rest of the exterior.
Things To Remember When Using The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range
Now that we’ve looked at the specifications of the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range let's discuss a couple of things you need to remember when using this particular appliance.
Because this range features a cooling fan, you may experience heat from the oven pushed out into the room when you open the oven door.
The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range comes with a thermocouple feature. This means that if the flame is accidentally blown out, the thermocouple feature will cut off the gas, making sure that there isn't any leaking into the room.
It’s always recommended that you pre-heat your oven before cooking anything. Ideally, the oven needs to be at the temperature the recipe suggests before you place the food in.
The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range comes with a convection system. This means that hot air circulates the interior of the oven by the two horizontal fans located on the back wall. This ensures a more even bake and faster cook time.
You may also use the light function even when the oven is not on. This is great for when you’re cleaning the oven. When doing so, ensure that you’re not turning the temperature of the oven on.
Pricing The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range
Now that we’ve covered the specifications of the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range in detail, let’s take a look at how this range compares in price across a couple of different retail outlets:
We’ve compared the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range in price across three different retailers. Now, let’s compare the appliance itself against other brands in a similar price bracket.
Comparing The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range With Samsung NX58K9850
The Bertazzoni MAST305GAS falls a bit flat against the Samsung NX58K9850. This Samsung model is slide-in, allowing for an easy installation. However, because it has the advantage of being connected to Wi-Fi, we foresee the assembly time being a little longer.
However, the Samsung NX58K9850 comes with a griddle and has a double oven. However, the oven itself is still smaller than the Bertazzoni MAST305GAS, coming in at 3.4 cubic feet.
The Btu output of the Samsung NX58K9850 is higher than the Bertazzoni model. Both models have five burners, though. While the Bertazzoni may be better build quality, the Samsung NX58K9850 is certainly giving it a run for its money with additional features.
Additionally, the Samsung NX58K9850 is making the competition fierce at a reasonable price point, too.
Comparing The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range With Bosch HGIP054UC
Now, let’s take a look at the Bertazzoni MAST305GAS against a model that Bosch has manufactured within a similar price range:
The Bertazzoni MAST305GAS is getting another run for its money with the Bosch HGIP054UC. One of the only features that the Bosch model doesn’t have is the color availability.
The Bosch HGIP054UC comes with a warming drawer and a clock, two oven features that the Bertazzoni MAST305GAS doesn’t include.
Additionally, the Bosch HGIP054UC oven capacity is the larger than the Bertazzoni MAST305GAS, measuring 4.8 cubic feet. The display that controls the oven is digital, which some would say is harder to navigate than a knob.
The door on the Bosch HGIP054UC is removable, allowing for an easier clean. This model comes with three oven racks – the Bertazzoni MAST305GAS only comes with two.
This Bosch model is another slide-in oven, making it easier to install when assembling. Overall, the Bosch HGIP054UC does have a few features that we were unable to locate in the Bertazzoni MAST305GAS. While oven features are subjective and depend on the preferences of the individual, the more features a model has, the more appealing it can be.
Comparing The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range With GE JGS760
Let’s take a look at our last gas oven model and compare is against the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range, specifically the MAST305GAS. To recap on our review of the Bertazzoni MAST305GAS, let’s include it below:
The GE JGS760 is easily the cheapest in our range of reviewed gas appliances. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the model you should purchase.
The GE JGS760 offers a broader range of colors than the Bertazzoni MAST305GAS, making this model in different shades of white and black, including slate and black slate.
The GE JGS760 comes with a stove-top griddle, an advantage if you do a lot of breakfast cooking. It has the largest oven capacity out of all our compared models, measuring 5.3 cubic feet. Its oven control type is digital, and it has the additional delay bake function.
The GE JGS760 is the only gas oven range in our comparison that is Star-K certified and ADA compliant.
Advantages Of The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range
First, let's take a look at the benefits of owning a Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range:
- Burners: consumers often talk about the ease of use that the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range burners offer them. This is because each burner has a different Btu output, allowing for different cooking requirements. With the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range, you get a simmer burner, a rapid burner, a regular burner and a sturdy brass burner that's dual ring.
- Ignition: igniting the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range is simple and straightforward. Once you’ve gotten used to the ignition and temperature setting, it’s easy to ignite the stove-top. Additionally, the natural gas emits a lovely blue flame that can be easily adjusted.
- Design: as well as being a practical oven, the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range is being touted as beautiful. Aesthetically speaking, consumers are saying that it’s visually appealing and looks great as an addition to their kitchen. There are also reports that this range is sturdy and well built. Lastly, the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range has been described as being easy to clean. This is a must if you’re going to purchase an oven that doesn’t have a self-clean setting.
Disadvantages Of The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range
We’ve looked at the advantages of the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range. Now, let’s take a look at some of the drawbacks of this range:
- Electronics: because this oven range is run entirely on gas, there aren't any electronics connected to it. While this has its advantages, there are some setbacks to it as well. These include not being able to tell when the oven temperature is optimal. You may need to purchase a thermometer as an extra addition for this purpose. It can also run a little hot due to this issue.
- Space: the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range are smaller models, so it makes sense that space could potentially be an issue. The oven capacity isn’t designed to account for large roasts, which can be somewhat frustrating for some. Additionally, there is no room for oven storage, another dealbreaker for many people.
- Convection: the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range include the convection feature, allowing for a more even bake. However, there have been reports that this oven doesn’t bake as evenly as consumers would hope, even with the convection fans in use.
Reviewing The Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range
We've looked at and examined the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range thoroughly, covering all aspects of this gas oven range. We’ve discussed the specifications and technical aspects of the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range, as well as looked at different price points across the board and compared it against other similar appliances.
In conclusion, we have decided to award the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range 3.8/5 stars. While there are a couple of issues around this oven range being entirely gas run, the Bertazzoni 30 Gas Range is well-built with elegant yet straightforward features that get the job done.