Dual-fuel ranges combine the responsiveness of a gas cooktop with the even heating of an electric oven. The Bosch HDS7282U is the freestanding version of the HDI7282U, which is one of the best-rated dual-fuel ranges in tests conducted by Good Housekeeping. This model earns praise from testers for its even cooking, its ease of use and its range of features, such as a convection oven, a warming drawer and a temperature probe for roasting meats. The one user who reviews this range praises its spacious 4.6-cubic-foot oven and beautiful browning but expresses frustration with the range of burner sizes, saying that the low-power simmer burner is not very useful. If you are willing to settle for an all-gas range, the LG LRG3095ST (*Est. $1,500) gets very good ratings from professionals and users for its baking, broiling and simmering performance.
The Bosch HDS7282U earns a grade of B+ from Good Housekeeping, where it is evaluated based on its baking, boiling and broiling performance, as well as its features. We found only one user review for this range at Epinions.com, but it comes from a professional chef who discusses this model's pros and cons in great detail. The recent survey from J.D. Power and Associates is helpful for gauging overall satisfaction with Bosch ranges.
1. Good Housekeeping
Testers at Good Housekeeping evaluate the Bosch HDI7282U (a slide-in version of the HDS7282U) on its baking, broiling and boiling performance. The editors award it an overall grade of B+, saying it cooks evenly and is easy to use, with a wide range of useful features.
Review: Cooking Range Reviews, Editors of Good Housekeeping, March 2011
We found only one review for the Bosch HDS7282U at Epinions.com, but the writer is a professional chef who goes into great detail about the range's pros and cons. He praises its spacious oven and responsive cooktop but wishes it came with more high-power burners.
Review: Bosch Evolution 700 HDS7282U Dual Fuel (Electric and Gas) Range, Contributor to Epinions.com, Sept. 13, 2008
3. J.D. Power & Associates
The Bosch brand falls around the middle of the pack in this survey of more than 4,300 consumers who have purchased a range or oven. It earns average scores for overall satisfaction, price, styling and features, with above-average marks for warranty, but respondents say they are less satisfied with its ease of use.
Review: Home Appliance Study, Editors of J.D. Power and Associates, Aug. 3, 2011