The LG LRG3095ST gets high marks from both professional testers and users for its baking, broiling and simmering performance. Its high heat setting, however, appears to be a bit underpowered; it takes longer than some ranges to bring water to a boil. Its self-cleaning cycle is also a bit weak compared to those on most electric ranges. The oven is spacious -- 5.4 cubic feet -- and has a convection feature, and the cooktop has sealed burners with a range of power settings. The LG LRG3095ST has a stainless-steel finish, but black and white versions are available for about $50 less. User reviews for this range are overwhelmingly positive, but we did see a few scattered complaints about durability. Most of these are about the plastic control knobs, which have been replaced with metal knobs on the current version of the stove, but we also saw a few reports of flaking enamel and easily stained burner heads. If the LG's four-figure price tag is a problem for you, the Galaxy 60712 (*Est. $250) is a budget range that gets good marks from users, but this bare-bones model has no extra features and hasn't been included in any professional tests.
The LG LRG3095ST is included in range tests at ConsumerReports.org. It also receives about 140 comments from users at HomeDepot.com, Sears.com and AJMadison.com, with overall ratings between 4.5 and 5 stars out of a possible 5. We also consulted the annual appliance survey from J.D. Power and Associates for information about the LG brand as a whole.
ConsumerReports.org provides ratings on its website for more than 100 ranges, including the LG LRG3095ST. Ranges are rated on cooktop performance, baking, broiling, capacity and oven cleaning.
Review: Kitchen Ranges, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
The LG LRG3095ST receives about 50 reviews at HomeDepot.com, with an overall rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. Users say they love the range's styling, performance and easy-to-use controls. Their most common complaint is about the durability of the plastic knobs (a problem that appears to have been fixed by LG).
Review: LG Electronics 30 in. Self-Cleaning Freestanding Gas Convection Range in Stainless Steel, Contributors to HomeDepot.com
Roughly 50 users review the LG LRG3095ST at Sears.com, awarding it 4.6 stars out of 5 on average. Owners praise its stylish looks and features such as the convection oven and high-powered SuperBoil burner. However, we did see some complaints about durability, including cracked knobs, flaking enamel and stained burner heads.
Review: LG 30 in. Freestanding Gas Range-Stainless Steel, Contributors to Sears.com
We found about 40 reviews for the LG LRG3095ST at this retail site, with overall ratings of 4.8 stars out of a possible 5. Owners say they love the convection oven, powerful burners and styling details such as the cobalt-blue interior. A couple of them complain that the control knobs and oven racks are flimsy, however.
Review: LG LRG3095, Contributors to AJMadison.com
5. J.D. Power & Associates
LG is tied for first place among manufacturers of ranges and ovens in this survey of more than 4,300 consumers. It is rated "among the best" for performance and features and "better than most" for styling, warranty, price and ease of use.
Review: Home Appliance Study, Editors of J.D. Power and Associates, Aug. 3, 2011