Electric Range Review

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Why Electric Ranges?

An electric range is a great way to go when you consider purchasing cost and all around safety of a new stove and oven. Most home kitchens are already equipped for electric ranges, which makes them easy to install. Another reason that freedstanding electric ranges are so great is that they are safer to have around your children because there are no open flames to burn them.

Electric Ranges: What to Look For

When searching for a new electric range, take a look at our electric ranges learning center articles to learn more about all of the available features and compare best ranges with our best electric range comparisons and reviews. Consider these features before making your purchase. One of the considerations that should be high on your list is whether you would like to purchase an electric range that is self-cleaning or not. A self-cleaning range such as the Whirlpool RF233LXTQ, Kenmore 9021 and Frigidaire FFEF3015LW offers a feature that uses high-temperature heat to clean baked-on food items. This is preferable if you do not like using chemicals to clean up these messes.

Another important consideration should be the Stove Top features, such as the number of eight-inch and six-inch burners the range has. Eight-inch burners are not only better for larger pans, but they also provide higher wattage that will decrease your cooking time. However, six-inch burners are better for smaller pans. Because they use less wattage, they are also better for simmering items such as different sauces. If you are an interested baker or cook, you may want to consider an electric range with an oven window. This allows you to view the progress of your cooking without having to open the oven door.  Also, take into consideration the rest of the Oven Features available on different models.

Features
An important feature to consider when purchasing an electric range is how you will use it. If you are a single person or a married couple that is just starting out, you will be less likely to need more oven space and larger burners. However, if you are cooking for a family, you will need to have enough oven space and large enough burners to accommodate larger pans. Those who prefer to avoid harsh cleaning agents may prefer a self-cleaning oven. For those who are concerned about the ascetics of their kitchen, we also included the number of available colors for each electric range.

Ease of Use
When considering an electric range's ease of use, you should contemplate which features will make your life easier. For example, how many positions are available for your oven rack? Ranges that offer only a couple different positions may not allow you to bake larger items such as a Thanksgiving turkey. You should also consider other important features such as an electronic timer, an oven window and removable control knobs that make cleaning easier.

Help & Support
We also considered how long each manufacturer's warranty lasts for the electric ranges in this review. We also took into consideration how easy it was to find answers to our questions. A good manufacturer is prepared with the answers you need even before you contact them and usually posts a list of FAQs on their website.

When shopping for a new electric range, be discerning and know all of the available options and what your new electric range can do to make your life easier in the kitchen. At TopTenREVIEWS We Do the Research So You Don’t Have To.™

 
 
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6.88
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Stove Top Features
Eight Inch Burner 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2
Six Inch Burner 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2
Wattage Range 1500 - 2600 1250 - 2100 1500-2600 2600 -3000 1250 -2100 1250 -2100 1250-2100 1200-2100 1250-2100 1250 -2100
Oven Features
Broiler Element
 
Self Cleaning
       
Keep Warm Setting
 
 
 
Ease of Use
Removable Knobs
Pre Heat Beep
Auto Shut Off
 
 
Pre Heat Light
   
Oven Interior Light
   
Oven Window
    
Clock
     
Timer
     
Control Lock
 
     
Heating Element On Indicator
 
 
 
Rack positions 5 2 2 2 5 2 5 5 5 3
Number of Oven Racks 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Help & Support
Phone
User Manual
Email
 
FAQs
 
Warranty (Parts and Labor) 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 90 days
Design
Height 46.875 47 47.75 47.75 47 46.5 46.75 46.875 46.5 47.75
Width 29.875 29.875 29.875 29.875 29.875 29.875 29.75 29.875 29.875 29
Weight 153 115 170 150 120 135 136 133 150 150
Depth 25 28.5 19.75 28.5 28.5 26.375 27.5 27.125 26.375 28.75
Capacity - Cubic Feet 4.8 5.3 5.3 4.9 4.8 5 4.8 4.8 4 4.2
Number of Avail. Colors 4 3 3 3 2 3 2 1 2 1