The GE Profile PHS93XYPFS (available at Best Buy for $3,959.99) slide-in induction range is a sleek and stylish range that can boil and bake with the best induction ranges we've ever tested. The range not only offers some of the best cooking performance we have seen, it’s also stacked with useful features and smart tech additions designed to make cooking a little easier. Granted, its MSPR might generate some sticker shock, but while the PHS93XYPFS is expensive, it’s clear from our tests that ultimately, it’s worth the price.
The GE Profile PHS93XYPFS has a 5.3-cubic-foot oven capacity and features both standard and fan-powered convection cooking modes and an air fryer setting. The range cooktop has four induction burners, two of which can be connected to form a single oval griddle burner.
In keeping with GE’s Profile brand’s tech-forward approach, the PHS93XYPFS might be one of the most feature-packed ranges we have ever tested. Along with the obligatory air fryer mode, the range features remote control and monitoring via Wi-Fi, a smart pan sensor, a warming zone, sous vide capabilities, a guided cooking mode, and an internal camera so you can keep an eye on your food from the couch (or anywhere else for that matter).
About the GE Profile PHS93XYPFS
- Dimensions: 29 7/8” W x 37 1/4” H x 28 1/4” D
- Capacity: 5.3 cubic feet
- Finishes: Stainless steel
- Number of burners: 4 burners, 1 warming zone
- Number of oven racks: 3
- Number of oven rack positions: 6
- Oven features: Baked Goods, Convection Bake, Convection Roast, Frozen Pizza Multi Rack, Frozen Pizza Single Rack (No Preheat), Frozen Snacks Multi Rack, Frozen Snacks Single Rack (No Preheat), Precision Oven Modes/Recipes (Air Fry, Cookies, Cakes, Lasagna, Beef Tenderloin, Whole Chicken, Salmon, Roasted Broccoli), Roast, Proof, Warming
- User manual: GE Profile PHS93XYPFS
What we like
The rangetop is versatile
Induction is an incredibly efficient cooking method, and we had high expectations from this range during our lab testing process. We were not disappointed.
The GE PHS93XYPFS’s induction range performs as well as we would expect for the tech, with lightning-fast boiling speeds and a wide range of temperatures from searing highs to simmering lows.
All four of the induction burners boiled water in under 5 minutes. The front right burner was particularly impressive and boiled a pot of water in under 3 minutes.
Not only is the range a top performer, but it’s also quite versatile. There is a warming zone between the two back burners, and the two left burners can be linked and turned into a single bridge burner for griddle pans.
The front left burner also features a sensor that can be paired with the GE SmartHQ app on a phone to monitor and adjust the pan's temperature. It’s a helpful feature, especially if you’re slow cooking and don’t want to hang around the kitchen all day.
The only downside is that the raised sensor slightly ruins the flat surface of the rangetop.
The oven excels in critical areas
Fortunately, the GE PHS93XYPFS isn't just a one-trick pony, and the superlative rangetop is matched by an equally impressive true convection oven.
We noticed excellent consistency from the oven when using both standard and convection settings in our tests. We baked batches of cookies using the oven's standard and convection settings, and in both cases, the resulting cookies were evenly cooked across the board.
There is a cornucopia of smart features
In addition to the aforementioned rangetop sensor, the GE PHS93XYPFS has various smart features designed to make cooking a little bit simpler.
The oven is Wi-Fi-enabled and can be controlled and monitored remotely on your phone via the SmartHQ app. There’s also a camera in the oven cavity so you can keep an eye on your food without getting up or even opening the oven door.
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What we don’t like
The air fry setting is disappointing
Air fryers are all the rage, and at this point, it’s becoming harder to find a modern range that doesn’t come with this coveted setting.
The PHS93XYPFS is no exception, and the range’s air fry mode allows you to get the crunchy texture of fried food sans the high calories. Still, we found the air fry setting of this range to be somewhat lacking.
The PHS93XYPFS doesn’t come with an air fryer basket, so you’ll need to invest in one to get the most out of the setting.
We tried Air Fry twice during our testing process, once with a regular dark cookie sheet and again using a basket.
The fries cooked using the sheet were underdone and cold in the middle. Meanwhile, the fries cooked using the air fry tray unevenly cooked with several burnt sections.
With a bit of fine-tuning, it would be possible to achieve good results with the air fryer setting, but ultimately the setting left us (and our french fries) cold.
You’ll need to make additional purchases to get the most out of this range
While we’re impressed with the number of high-end features GE has packed into this range, you’ll need to make a couple of additional purchases to really get the most out of it.
The range is advertised as having a “sous-vide enabled cooktop”; however, this feature requires the GE Precision cooking probe, which is sold separately. Additionally, while the range comes with three standard racks, the slide racks can only be purchased separately.
Self-clean option with this range is a less effective method
The GE PHS93XYPFS only has a steam clean function and doesn’t feature a regular pyrolytic self-clean mode.
Pyrolytic cleaning is standard in most ovens and the easiest way to remove baked-on grime and grease from the cavity. Pyrolytic cleaning raises the oven temperature to between 900°F and 1,000°F. The cycle lasts a few hours and reduces all that grime to ash, which can be easily wiped away once the oven cools.
Pyrolytic cleaning is a slow process and can take several hours. The process also releases noxious fumes, so you’ll need a well-ventilated kitchen.
On the other hand, steam cleaning, which is the only option that this GE range features, is a quicker process that requires far less heat. To use a steam clean mode, you simply pour some water into the oven and start the cycle.
Steam clean ovens are coated with enamel that releases grime when exposed to low heat and moisture. Once the process is complete, you can wipe away any dirt and grease.
The main issue with steam cleaning is that it’s less effective than pyrolytic, and you’ll need to do it more often if you want to keep your range in tip-top shape.
The GE PHS93XYPFS has a one-year warranty for parts and labor.
What owners are saying
The GE Profile PHS93XYPFS has an average 4-star user rating out of 5 across major retailers. Users like its smart features, impressive induction cooktop, and the air fry mode. Most reviews are positive, but the few negative reviews take issue with the lackluster steam cleaning mode and the absence of a standard self-cleaning mode.
Should you buy the GE Profile PHS93XYPFS?
If you’re looking to switch to induction cooking, the GE Profile PHS93XYPFS is an excellent, albeit pricey, place to start. The sleek rangetop with its four efficient burners meets the exemplary standard we expect from induction, and the capable true-convection oven will delight home bakers with its precise evenness.
Unfortunately, this range is more expensive than most, so if the GE Profile PHS93XYPFS is outside of your price range and you’re happy to forgo its various bells and whistles, the more affordable Frigidaire Gallery FGIH3047VF is the best induction range we have tested.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.