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Rated 4 out of 5Â by Berad Great range if you get it on sale
I bought this because it had a great sale price and most of the features I wanted. I am very happy with the purchase so far as I have had for only about a month.
I was between this model and the entry level GE profile. I really wanted the Profile, but the strong sale price and similarities of features on this swayed me to the Electrolux.
So, what's to like? 5 burners, cast iron grates, decent looks. Electrolux owns Fridgaire and these are made in the US. Fit and finish are not at automotive levels but area acceptable at the lower mid level price point.
The fast boil burner pumps out 18K of BTU's and is fantastic for boiling water quickly, producing high heat for searing meats and reducing sauces, it just makes certain tasks faster and more enjoyable considering my previous range only had a 10K BTU burner.
The gas control knobs are actually made of metal, which is rare at this price point and you have to push and turn to ignite the burners. Keep in mind using the oven for an extended period of time the burners will get hot to the touch.
The center 10K BTU burner is great if you have a griddle for pancakes or an oval dutch oven. The range does not come with a cast iron griddle, that is quite a bit extra, but you can get a better one for less by buying a Lodge griddle.
The front left 9.5K BTU burner performs fine. The 5K BTU right rear burner does an admiral job, but might not be low enough to melt chocolate.
The grates: First they are cast iron, season them like you would any cast iron cookware and you will have a mostly non stick surface thats easy to clean and will always look great. No matter what range you buy, I would recommend cast iron continuous grates, the ease of use and the fact porcelain enamel will look terrible in a few years is reason enough.
The back rear left burner is a 12K BTU burner - I would caution anyone using a tall pot - that black plastic of touch panel extends to this area. If you are a tall pot on high, then I can see that you could easily melt the panel if a handle touches it.
The oven: First it is a convection oven where the fan has a 200 watt heating element (most in this price class are just a fan). It has a nice cobalt blue interior and self clean performs very well for a gas oven. You do need to remove the racks during self clean, I imagine this is more important for the luxury glide rack too. I just use a bit of Bar Keepers Friend to clean in sink - The GE profile - allows you to self clean with the racks in the oven. The racks themselves seem a bit flimsy under the heavy weight of a cast iron dutch oven , although the luxury glide rack is a great feature. Just pull that rack out slowly or you could see a tray of cookies fly across the room.
As far as oven performance, my feelings are still a bit mixed. I did cook a 26 pound Turkey perfectly on Thanksgiving on Convection Roast in less than 4 hours per Cook's Illustrated instructions. But I don't think that its a constant performer in temps based on my own oven thermometer and the performance of my previous oven. Also the fast preheat never seems to be at the proper temp when I check the thermometer. I did cook six pans of cornbread and the left rear seems a bit hot based on the browning (FIY you don't use convection when baking breads & cakes but cookie are OK). The regular preheat seems to do a better job. If I was a serious baker this might give me some pause. The oven glass is cool to the touch when the oven is on too.
The Broiler, yes it does come with a broiler pan in the cobalt blue of the oven interior. I have only used it to brown cheese on chicken parmesan. As majority of gas ovens your expectations for the broiler should be low, although it kicks out 13.5K BTUs' which is far batter than I had before.
The bottom drawer is sturdy enough and has a nice handle.
All in all this is a decent little package even if its not perfect. I don't regret the purchase in anyway. If It wasn't on sale, I would have spent a few hundred more on the GE, but when the Electrolux is on sale and GE Profile isn't-- then its a no brainer to go with the Electrolux.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by kilgrinus Great stove
Great stove. The bottom storage drawer is really small.
July 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Spotless Electrolux gas range
The unit is looking good, all functions are easy to use. I like the most the oven rack can pull out and push very easy. Notices when buy branch new unit carefully check especially oven make sure there no defect of the paint inside the oven. Otherwise the unit look and work very good.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by smitty We love the stove due to its wide range of features
The stove is everything we expected and we are very happy with it's performance.
February 18, 2014