Monogram ZDP364NDP pairs a gas cooktop with an electric convection oven.
Although ConsumerReports.org says there is no particular advantage to this
configuration, many serious cooks prefer it because it combines the
responsiveness of a gas cooktop with the even baking of an electric oven. The
gas cooktop has four sealed burners, including an 18,000 Btu power burner, and
the 5.7-cubic-foot oven has six heating elements for even browning.
Other luxury features include full-extension racks, reversible cooktop grates and all-stainless professional styling. In professional tests, this range is great at baking and simmering, but its performance on high heat is less impressive. Although user reviews are scarce, those we found were enthusiastic about the range's style and features. However, we found equally good reviews for the Bosch HDS7282U (*Est. $2,500), which is significantly less expensive.
The GE Monogram ZDP364NDP is included in professional tests at ConsumerReports.org. Editors put this range through its paces: boiling water, simmering sauces, melting chocolate, baking cakes and cookies and broiling hamburgers. They also test the self-cleaning cycle. There are a couple of user reviews at the ConsumerReports.org site as well, but because this range is not sold online, we could not find any owner reviews elsewhere. However, we did consult the annual appliance survey by J.D. Power and Associates for information about how consumers view the GE Monogram brand in general.
ConsumerReports.org provides ratings on its website for more than 100 ranges, including the GE Monogram ZDP364NDP. Ranges are rated on cooktop performance, baking, broiling, capacity and oven cleaning. We also found a couple of user reviews at this site.
Review: Kitchen Ranges, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
2. J.D. Power & Associates
Although the main GE brand earns below-average ratings in this survey of more than 4,300 kitchen-appliance buyers, the high-end GE Monogram brand gets more impressive results. Its overall score of 801 points out of 1000 puts it just behind first-place finishers LG and Wolf, and it is rated either "among the best" or "better than most" in every subcategory: performance, styling, features, warranty, price and ease of use.
Review: Home Appliance Study, Editors of J.D. Power and Associates, Aug. 3, 2011