Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 19
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HDNorm Having the old oven die just as Thanksgiving dinner was just about to be served, a new one would be needed soon!
This Frigidaire is very similar to the one it replaced, but with the addition of the grill burner, which is great. But this one has much more responsive burners; they light almost instantly and seem to heat things much more quickly. And having to get used to a more accurate oven temperature, is just fine with me.
December 31, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RobertArrow Very cheaply made appliance
I was looking for a mid-priced range to replace a Maytag that died after only a couple of years, and settled on this based mostly on the written description of features. While I did take a look at a Kenmore branded version of the same range, looking was not enough to give an idea of exactly how cheaply made this range is. Everything about it feels flimsy - the broiler drawer is constructed so lightly that it's difficult to open and close, the oven racks are of such poor quality that they are difficult to pull out if there's a pan of any weight on them. Even the buttons on the control panel feel cheap. The grates over the burners are very heavy duty - and quite attractive, I think - but they keep pans quite far above the actual burners, and I find that it takes longer than it should to heat things up as a result. And the oven vents an extraordinary amount of heat, which is not such a problem in my unheated Chicago kitchen, but might be in other circumstances.
Overall I'm very disappointed with this range. While it might be sufficient for sticking in a rental unit, I certainly wouldn't recommend it to a homeowner.
August 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LH0706 Nice
Everything is great except I think the grill/griddle should have been sold with the Stove.
August 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sharicancook Pretty good, not perfect
I needed a well-priced oven to replace the 25 year old stove that came with the house.
This one fit the bill. I have had this stove for 6 months now and I do have some perhaps minor complaints.
The timer is very brief, too brief. The oven heats quickly, but the racks are very lightweight and thin (ie cheap). They are also much smaller than my old oven (would have kept and used them if possible).
My biggest complaint is the raised back edge of the racks that are supposed to keep dishes from sliding off. They are very shallow and don't do their job. Not a big deal until you either have a dish fall off as you pull out the rack or burn yourself trying to prevent it.
The stove top is wonderful, except it has one large 'Quick Boil Burner', a tiny 'Low-Simmer Burner' and 2 medium sized burner. I would prefer to have 2 larger burners for larger pots/pans and have the ability to control the flame myself.
April 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GrannyKaren This range is very much worth the money.
this range had more of what we wanted and was much cheaper than ranges of the same quality. A total dream to cook on. We had HD do the installation and carry off the old range and are very pleased with the service.
November 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TomM great stove. No extra useless frills, works amazing.
First off I had a Kenmore 5 burner stove with self clean and all the bells and whistles over $1000. I cook everyday. I think I used the self clean 4 times in 8 years. The burners did not light as quickly or evenly as this oven does, and the burners were always getting clogged and never lit properly 9especially the center burner. Also if something spilled or boiled over from the other stove it would go into the oven door vents and it always looked dirty. No way to clean it out unless you took the door apart, yeah right. This oven cooks awesome. I love the power burner. If you have good pans and know how to control the flame to what your cooking it should be no problem. I also like the broiler under the oven. It helps if cooking a large meal or keeping something warm. the only negative is the time is not that loud and only beeps once for like 5 seconds. I wish it would beep till you shut it off. The controls are very simple and it looks great. get it on sale, have it delivered, installed, and the old one taken away. perfect. The delivery was very professional, safe, and clean. highly recomended
June 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by redtekhiker Perfectly usable Range!
This stove/range has had mixed reviews from other customers on this and other sites. I am writing in to say that this is the BEST range that I have ever owned and cooked on. The stovetop burners get really hot when they need to, but the "low" setting also is works as it is supposed to = on low. The mid-range settings on the dial work as needed - which is a lot more than I could say for two old Kenmores. The oven is so accurate that it took me a month to stop compensating for my old Kenmore, and just cook things as the directions indicate, and quit worrying about it! I love the middle burner, although I haven't needed to use it too often, it seems just right in heat output.
Some users have complained that it "is hard to clean" and my answer is, 'try cleaning a kenmore - I had permanent stains on that thing from all my cooking, plus nicks in the enamel that never could be fixed. Its been seven months on this new Frigidaire and I have not managed to scratch it once, Yes, the burners are not removable, so there is an area right next to them that is harder to clean, but it is not impossible, and not even that difficult, relatively. Plus, I absolutely love the heavy cast iron grates that lift out and provide access to the enamel top. So efficient. The cast iron repels almost everything spilled on it, so they stay looking nice. Yes, they are heavy, and they conduct heat readily -that is an advantage, people - its better for COOKING. If you really cannot lift ten pounds, then pick a microwave oven! This stove was made for cooking, daily cooking, four pots at a time, and something in the oven- type of cooking, and it performs beautifully!
That said, there are a few nit-picky details that I would change: first the electronic oven control/clock is really low end. It works, but it is a bit quirky, and its just not as nice as the Kenmore range. But it does work!
Second, the metal racks inside the oven are fairly thin and cheap, they tend to ping when heated. Still, they function to hold the food flat inside the oven. Third, I miss my storage drawer - it is the broiler tray all the way down at the bottom. I am glad I don't broil much... it would be a pain to bend down there to broil steaks and have to lean way over to flip them and such. Fourth: no self-cleaning oven, so I have to do it the old fashioned way.
In summary: Frigidaire seemed to concentrate its quality in the areas that I use most, and I really appreciate it. They did cut a few corners, but that is not unexpected in a fairly inexpensive stove. If you just want a pretty decorative thing in your kitchen to place a shiny pot on, pick some other brand. If you cook, this stove is for you.
May 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DrCoffee has the most useful features at a reasonable price
It's too soon to judge performance comprehensively (haven't used the oven/broiler yet). So far everything is as expected based upon the product descriptions and reviews. Simmering works well on each burner. Maximum output on the largest burner is not as high as on more expensive gas ranges, but is in line with specifications and adequate for most purposes (just not for woks.)
February 19, 2013