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Rated 5 out of 5Â by spicyivan Excellent replacement range
We were looking to replace a broken electric range with something similar and found our expectations have been exceeded!
We wanted a standard white electric range with knobs for setting burner temps. Surprisingly, most ranges have digital touchpads which we find annoying to deal with when cooking. Easier to spin a dial to med-high than think "8".
This range has a couple of nice features that are new for us: a warming area to keep cooked food at a low temp and a convection oven that speeds cooking. We haven't yet baked so it's unclear how to adjust cooktime for the faster baking. Maybe we'll turn off the convection for precise recipes?
All in all, this range fits our kitchen and our lifestyle and was a good price compared to the new induction ranges that require replacing all our pots and pans.
March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MountainDweller Doing Great So Far
We bought this to replace a slide-in range that went after 17 years. We decided to go with a "traditional" stove (controls on the back panel) because, frankly, it was $700 to $1000 (and up) cheaper. Why so much for a slide-in? The only difference I can tell is that the controls are on the front. Is that really worth all the extra money? We wondered if it would be convenient to get to the controls at the back on the new GE product, since we have one of those range hood microwaves, but it has been no problem.
My wife wanted two things this time: another stove with a glass top, because they look good and are easier to clean than the ones with either the gas or electric grills/rings, where food can drip down inside. And she really wanted a convection oven. This GE range has both.
So far, the convection oven (with both convection bake and convection roast) has been a big hit. We live at an elevation over 5,000ft, so getting breads and things to bake here has been an issue. Not any more! The convection oven (which really means, heating element with the air circulated by fan or fans) has done a great job. Also, the glass window in the door is about twice the size of our last one, so that is a fine feature as well.
The electric top has better options than our last one as well -- two front rings in a number of sizes (the one on the right has three different diameter selections, on the left, two), makes it convenient to heat just the area under the pot. The two burners on the back at 6 inches only are a little small for most things, but then, the trade off is that the two front burners take up more space. The warmer area in the middle at the back (also 6 inches) is just for a pot/dish that is ready before the others. It keeps things at 150 degrees, so it is only for warming.
I like as well that the controls for the burners are manual, not digital. They may not look that fancy, but we're looking at something that will last for the long haul, so we trust the "turn knobs" better than pushing a digital button to get a number setting. The oven controls and built-in timer are digital, but they seem simple enough to last.
We can't tell you about the operation of the self-cleaning oven -- or the new steam clean feature, because we haven't had it long enough to need it, but it was a factor in our buying decision: who wants to clean an oven the old way, with elbow grease?
By the way, we took advantage of free delivery and haul-away of the old range, but did not want to pay nearly 100 bucks for installation. IF the range had come with a power cord, that would have been as simple as plugging it in. However, I guess because certain homes have different configuration for the 220 volt wall socket, ranges don't come with the wire and plug. SO my "DIY" part on this project was to pull out the old range, inspect the cord (excellent condition), and remove a back plate and disconnect the three wires. IF you do this yourself, you will want to mark the connection to the white, black and green wires coming from your old range, as the extension cord itself (mine anyway) is all gray. I wrapped a piece of colored tape around each of the three so it was a snap to match them to the hookup location on the back of the new range. You can probably use the old wire "nuts" for the connection to your new machine, unless you've got new ones at your work bench. I'd rate the job as "easy."
So far we are very pleased with our new GE product.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DTL1 A great find, great price.
When I began looking at smooth top ranges, I thought the idea of dual burners was a good idea. This unit sports wonderful a wonderful triple as well as a double for a 6/9 - 6/9/12 array. Add the fifth warmer burner and d the power boil features, and nothing I saw in it's price range comes close. I find this range about as easy to control cooking temperatures a gas stove. The controls take a good second or third look to have you comfortable with them, but nothing some reading and a day or so of trial and error won't solve. I used the steam clean after doing a roast and veggies for the first time, and found it a lot easier than using my old hand held steamer. Bread and other baked goods were no problem first time around, but I have yet to use the convection mode. Overall, I am simply very impressed and pleased.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HappyGERangeOwner Buying this range was one of my best purchases!
We purchased a 5.3 cu. ft. Electric Range with Self-Cleaning Oven and Convection in White using the Home Depot web site; it was on sale and was almost $200 less than any other local store or internet offering. Everything advertised on the web site was correct and had all the details for installation. Besides the sale price it was free shipping, installation and disposal of our old range. The delivery was on time and done in a professional manner. By the way, the range is packed with features and we love it! You'll have to read the details to review all the great features.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Limey Innovative features that did not exist a few years ago.
Heating elements increased, three in one providing versatility for stove top cooking. Three shelves in oven provide more capacity. Bottom element does not exist making it easier to clean up spills. Overall excellent.
May 26, 2014