If your kitchen has a heart, it is the range. This all-in-one cooking device does everything from boiling water in a pot to making cookies in the oven. It’s the appliance that cooks rely on the most, so it makes sense to get the best range possible, whether gas or electrically powered. Based on more than 50 hours of research, we’ve selected the best ranges for families of all sizes, from singles to those with many children. Our top electric range is the $1,099 Samsung NE59M6850SS, a sophisticated electric range that offers plenty of performance and stylish good looks. Our favorite gas range is the $679 Samsung NX58H5600SS, which has a large, roomy oven and space to hold many pots and pans on its five burners. For those who need to feed a crowd, the Kenmore 96047 is a great choice; it’s an electric oven that offers two large ovens in the same space as a standard oven. For gas cooks with a crowd to feed, the Samsung NX58K7850SS offers a flexible oven that can be used as one large oven or two small ones. Shopping for other appliances? Be sure to check out our picks for best refrigerators, best dishwashers, best microwaves,best washing machines, and best clothes dryers. ...