Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 131
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KitchenEnthusiest Love my induction range!!
Cooking with induction is amazing!! My previous range was a convection unit and I loved all that convection has to offer. With my new stove I was interested in trying the induction part as all of my pots and pans were already induction ready. So far it was such a rewarding decision, I absolutely love this unit. The convection is something I have truly grown to love and the induction part is such a time saver. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys cooking, baking and easy clean-up!
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jack It's early days. We are learning more. We like, very much, the controll The induction system allows.
We are changing the timing of our stove work. It's much easier for me to prepare my pasta dishes. I can have the pasts water just at the boil and turn off that burner while I finish the sauce, muscles, 'Norma' etc. Then I can bring the pasta water to a rapid boil and put in the dry pasta. In 5 minutes or so, depending on the pasta type, it's ready for draining and into the sauce it goes to finish cooking. The pasta is the way we like it.
On our Thermal Electric this process was harder to time. My wife also likes the warming feature. So we're having fun learning. I even like this range over the gas one in our cabin. Much better simmer control and much les wasted gas heat on the different pan sizes
Further reviews when we know more, but so far it's great.
October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Haoleguy Nice Entry Induction Range
This is the first induction range we have purchased after a 26 yr old Magic Chef ceramic top electric range bit the dust. We cook almost everyday of the week. Our kitchen is not plumbed for gas so we decided to try a range with induction cooktop. After 1 month of use I can say thus far that the Frigidaire performs well but you need to get use to the cooktop number dials to a temperature scale(hi - med- lo). The cooktop heats quickly as does the range. The one negative is that the oven is ~ 15F below target temperature in convection bake mode. Not sure if there is an adjustment that can be made to correct this. Its still early days but we are very pleased with the looks and performance of the range. I also want to give credit to Home Depot for selecting an expert delivery team for the unit. This is the second time recently that we have purchased an appliance from Home Depot and both times the delivery has been exceptionally good.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kayth22 I love this range!
I changed from my old electric range to this induction range 0n 8/12/16, and my electric bill for August was $58.99 less than July, even tho the weather was pretty much the same. My only disappointment is that I never received the free bottle of glasstop cleaner that, according to the accompanying booklet, was supposed to come with range delivery. When I called to enquire about it, I got the eternal runaround...... sent from hme depot to the delivery co, to the manufacturers, who directed me back to home depot. Haven't resolved it as yet as I'm waiting to actually go to the store.
September 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Excellent
The induction cooktop takes some getting used to. Yes, you do need pans that are compatible with induction. Check that a magnet will stick to the bottom. We ended up purchasing some new pots and went with a tri ply stainless/aluminum pot. Heat distribution with these pots is superior compared to a standard single ply stainless pot. Compared to a standard electric range with exposed coils, pans heat up much faster and the temperature control is more precise and responsive on induction. On Power Booster (PB) pots of water boil in just a few minutes. It has plenty of power, but I find that I need to use higher numbers (6-7), compared to a mid range number (5) on my old range for more of a medium power when cooking. I also find it harder to tell when a pan is properly pre-heated. The induction eyes are all different sizes and power outputs, so you have to choose wisely depending on the pot size and whether or not you are going to be searing meat, or simmering a sauce. The low power is very precise, so you can definitely simmer on the largest induction eye, but boiling small amounts of water on the smallest eye can take longer. All-in-all, I consider these minor changes. After a month I'm completely adjusted and wouldn't go back to a standard electric cooktop.
The glass top did worry me at first. I used to slide pots and pans around all the time, but that was because electric burners took forever to cool down. Not an issue with induction. Turn off the power and the pot stops warming. There is really no need to move pots around. I would like to make it last as long as possible, so I clean with Cerama Bryte once or twice a week. It is like a deep clean and wax for the glass top. Even without this, the glass top cleans up really easy because there is heat from a burner beneath the glass to burn on grease. The glass will only ever get as hot as the pot, and it only happens under the pot where grease can't splatter. So far I have adjusted to the glass top and think it is okay.
The oven comes with three racks, so it can get crowded in the oven. One of them can hook to the door so that it pops out when you open the door. I found this to be annoying so I have taken the links out and just use it like a normal rack. The regular bake function works just as you would expect. The convection function isn't as impressive as I had hoped. General guidelines are to reduce baking temperature by 25 degrees and watch for food to be done sooner. There is a convect-convert baking function that I haven’t used yet, but it is supposed to convert your standard baking temperature and time into a convection compatible temperature and time. I found that using convection, cookies actually browned un-evenly, possibly due to the airflow in the oven. At this point, I think convection is more appropriate for roasts than cookies and pastries. I'll continue to experiment, but more often than not will use the standard bake. So far the oven works as I would expect.
There is a storage drawer beneath the oven. Some reviewers have complained that it is a bit flimsy and I would agree. However, it functions fine for pan storage. I have 3 cast iron pans in it and it handles it fine.
I recommend reading the manual to familiarize yourself with the induction technology and the various oven controls. I also suggest running the oven through a good burn-in. I recommend opening doors and windows for additional airflow while doing so. I ran a convection bake at 400 degrees for an hour. Some smoke did come out of the oven vent as paint cured and oil burned off surfaces in the oven. The insulation also gave off a pretty bad smell as it cured. After an hour at 400, I let it completely cool, wiped down the interior of the oven with soapy water, then baked at 500 for another hour. That seemed to help a lot. A month later there are no smells.
Overall this is an excellent range.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bstnh1 Outstanding Range!
Have owned this for about 7 weeks now and have used every feature it offers except the temperature probe. It has performed flawlessly. The temperature controls on the cooktop respond instantly - much faster than even gas. The convection oven works super. I have no complaints whatsoever. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
October 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anniegirl Extremely efficient
I bought this stove a few weeks ago after my oven's mother board fried. I was looking to replace my electric stove with gas because I had more "control" of the tempature while cooking . After reading up on the induction stovetop and how efficient over gas it was I was impressed. I cook all the time and love it. It heats quickly and as soon as you lower the heat the cooking slows down immediately. The top does not stay hot long after shutting off . When you remove the pot from the burner it stops heating. I highly recommend this stove and pleases with frigadaire products. I have a dishwasher and refrigerator from their gallery collection and this stove matched beautifully. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
September 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toons I was afraid to give up my gas, but those fears were quickly voided. Great machine. Great technology. Great design...fast, efficient and super easy to clean. I also use high quality cookware, which, I think, also contributes to the quality cooking experience. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
October 14, 2016