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GE Cafe™ 30" Free-Standing Range with Baking Drawer

CGS980SEMSS


This model is no longer being manufactured


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APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS (HxWxD)

36 1/4 in x 30 in x 26 1/4 in

TOTAL CAPACITY

6.0 cu ft

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Features

  • Gas convection oven
    Circulates air throughout the oven cavity ensuring better baking and roasting results
  • 5.0 cu. ft. oven capacity
    Enough room to cook an entire meal at once
  • Self-clean oven
    Self-clean allows you to spare yourself from the trouble and effort it takes to scrub the oven interior
  • Deep-recessed cooktop
    Deep recessed cooktop keeps spills, and everything else, contained in one area that’s easy to wipe clean
  • Power Boil 17,000 BTU Burner
    Delivers 17,000 BTUs of forceful heat for rapid boiling

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FEATURES

Configuration Range with Baking Drawer
Ignition System Electronic
Oven Cleaning Type Self-Clean
Temperature Management System True Temp System
Cleaning Time Variable with Delay Clean Option
Cooktop Burner Type Sealed
Cooktop Surface Deep Recessed
Stainless Steel
Center Oval Burner (1) 6,000 BTU
Dual Flame Stacked Burners (1) 18,000 BTU/140F degree simmer
Power Boil Burner (1) 17,000 BTU
Precise Simmer Burner (1) 5,000 BTU/140F degree simmer
All-Purpose Burners (1) 9,100 BTU/150F degree simmer
Valves (Degree of Turn) 270
Control Type Digital Temperature Display
Glass Touch
Oven Control - Single Knob
QuickSet VI
Oven Control Features Audible Preheat Signal
Automatic Oven Timer (Time Bake)
Auto Oven Shut-Off with Override
Auto Recipe Conversion
Auto Self Clean
Certified Sabbath Mode
Control Lock Capability
Convection Conversion
Delay Bake Option (Time Bake)
Delay Clean Option
Digipad Numeric Entry
Electronic Clock and Timer
In-Oven Broiling
Oven Meat Probe
Self-Clean Cool Down Time Display
Cooking Technology Convection
Lower Oven Features Dual element bake
Self-Clean Oven Door Lock Automatic
Clock and Minute Timer Electronic
Dishwasher Safe Knobs Yes
Fuel Type Natural Gas (factory set)
Oven Cooking Modes Convection Bake Multi/Single Rack
Convection Roast
Oven Lockout Yes
Oven Rack Features 3 Self-Clean Heavy-Duty Oven Racks
Style Commercial Heavy-Duty
Oven Interior Interior Oven Light
Griddle Non-Stick

CAPACITY

Capacity (Cu. Ft.) 5.0 Upper / 1.0 Lower
Total Capacity (cubic feet) 6.0 cu ft

APPEARANCE

Color Appearance Stainless Steel
Control Knobs Professional-Style
Stainless Steel Appearance
Cooktop Burner Grate Color Black Matte
Frameless Oven Door(s) Stainless Steel
Handle GE Cafe Stainless
Oven Door Features Big Clear View Oven Window

Claims & Certifications

ADA Compliant

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

Approximate Shipping Weight 245 lb
Cabinet Width 30 in
Net Weight 225 lb
Oven Interior Dimensions (W x H x D) (in.) 24 x 19 x 19
Overall Depth 26 1/4 in
Overall Height 36 1/4 in
Height to Cooking Surface (in.) 36 1/4 +/- 1/4
Height to Top of Rear Vent Trim 37 1/4 in
Overall Width 30 in
Depth with Door Open 90° 46 3/8 in

POWER / RATINGS

Top Burner BTU Rating - LP (000's BTU's) (1) 11.0 (1) 15.0 (1) 4.0 (2) 8.0
Top Burner BTU Rating - Nat. Gas (000's BTU's) (1) 17.0 (1) 18.0 (1) 5.0 (1) 9.1 (1) 8.0
Volts/Hertz/Amps 120v; 60Hz; 15A

ACCESSORIES

LP Conversion Kit Included

WARRANTY

Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
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  1. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Excellent Range

    We are very happy with the range. Everything works as it should. We checked the over temp and it is very accurate. We get lots of complements on the appearance of the range. Soon after we purchased our range GE change the stile of one of the burners. If I had known they were making this change I would have waited, but we are still happy with ours.

    1 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  2. 5 out of 5 stars.

    This product looks and works great

    This range has many of the features of the "pro" style or commercial ranges, but I think it looks better than many or them, and it's really is a pleasure to use. From reviews I've read on other brands of commercial ranges the GE Cafe is probably more reliable, too.

    We made the purchase because we liked the features & the look, and also because GE cooking appliances have a great reputation; and it hasn't disappointed. The 4 different size burners all work well and offer plenty of versatility for different size pots/pans, and work well at high heats (i.e., for boiling, wok cooking, etc.) and simmering/warming at low heats.

    The gas oven works great, and the electric baking and warming drawer works great as well. One point on that is, while baking with the lower oven, you have to be careful both when you pull out the drawer and when putting something in or taking it out. It takes just a bit of getting used to the relatively unusual position and the drawer itself to avoid burns or running into a foot with the drawer.

    We haven't had occasion to use the central burner or griddle yet so I can't speak to that.

    We do a lot of cooking in our house, and overall the appliance has met or exceeded our expectations, and I would certainly recommend this product.

    2 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  3. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Great Looking - Good Performance

    This is a wonderfully-designed product. We love the clean look as it sits flush with a back wall with no back panel.

    The temperature probe is one of the unit's best features. This is an extremely accurate way to bring roasts and other meats up to the proper internal temperature with a very clear visual display ensuring a great meal!

    Couple of issues:

    - Center stove burner is extremely under-powered. I love the fact that GE engineers were looking to provide a 5th burner for the middle griddle/grill. However, the middle burner is significantly under-powered for things such as pancakes and other grill items. We move the griddle pan accessory to the side burners when using, which defeats the purpose of having the middle griddle offered.

    - Fan ports for the oven are designed to eject excess oven heat right back at the cook at stovetop level. When the oven is set to a temperature of 400 degrees+, the oven vents excess heat through the back of the stovetop. The hot air blows across the stovetop making working on the stove difficult and dangerous. The ejection fan is also noisy.

    1 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  4. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Great range for any home chef

    I love the quality, makes everything I make or bake just a bit more perfect. Easy to navigate. Boils water in seconds.

    The only thing I can actually complain about or more wish for was that their were drip pans to drop in around the gas burners, possibly 3 sections of black enamel, etc. Would easily help clean up time for spills and they are to be expected. This feature would also make the appliance look fresh in case of unexpected arrivals.

    Otherwise, LOVE it.ch

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
  5. 5 out of 5 stars.

    I love this appliance. I would buy it again in a NY minute

    This is a dream appliance. It cooks and bakes beautirully. the controls are well placed and it has a lovely appearance. the only thing I wish was different would be the area under the burners. I wish it was something other than stainless steel. It requires frequent cleaning... I love all of the baking options especially the probe. I use it all the time.

    I do wish there was a trim kit for the stove.

    0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
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