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Kenmore 44273
 
Approximate retail price:
$1,087.49
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Summary: This Kenmore 30-inch radiant-electric smoothtop cooktop has the following:
• 4 elements
• Among elements, 2 high-power element(s).
• Touch controls.
• Smoothtop with stainless steel trim.
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Type: 30-inch smoothtops
About - Kenmore 44273

The Kenmore 44273 is part of the cooktop & wall oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric cooktop models like the 44273 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


High heat:
Reflects how quickly the highest-powered element heated water to near-boiling.

Low heat:
Reflects how well the lowest-powered element melted and held chocolate without scorching and how the most powerful element, set to low, held tomato sauce below a boil.
About This Brand

This midlevel, mass-market brand includes gas, electric, and induction cooktops priced from $580 and electric wall ovens that cost $1,000 and up. The appliances are sold through Sears stores.

Kenmore Elite. This line offers more features than the Kenmore line and includes gas, electric, and induction cooktops priced from $1,000 and wall ovens that cost $2,000.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore 44273
info High-power elements 2
info Medium-power elements 1
info Low-power elements 1
info Expandable elements Yes
info Touch controls Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore 44273
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1.0
Great until it cracked!
9/25/2014
Pros
High Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
Like The Select A Size
Looks great
Cons
Cleaning Around Trim
Cracked Under Normal Use
Heats Up Slowly
Best Uses
Everyday Cooking
Comment:
I really liked this product at first; it's certainly not the same as cooking with gas but for a cooktop, it worked really well. It looks fabulous! However, after less than 2 years of casual and normal use, it CRACKED! There is a large crack that goes across the entire cooktop and unfortunately, I did not get the extended warranty. It cracked under normal use- nothing heavy was dropped on it and there was nothing heavy even placed on it. This happened under normal use- we are very disappointed. SAVE YOUR MONEY or expect to spend the extra to get the extended warranty.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
kenmore elite cooktp
3/3/2013
Pros
Heats Up Quickly
High Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
Precise Controls
Cons
Difficult to Clean
Surface Already Damaged
Best Uses
Comment:
the range top was installed last fall during a kitchen remodel. Replaced an older kitchenaid smooth top. The kenmore surface got damaged (etched) from something spilled within a couple of months of using it. Took about six years to do this to the kitcheaid. Wondering if the surface coating is more delicate on the kenmore. I do know how to take care of these too. Otherwise it works well, heats up very rapidly. Will get an induction top next time so we don't have to worry about liquids damaging the hot surface. The stainless edge trim gets scratched easily also.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Heats superbly and stylish
9/29/2012
Pros
Heats Up Quickly
High Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
Precise Controls
Cons
Difficult to Clean
Best Uses
Comment:
Pro: Great temperature control for an electric cooktop, gets the job done. Comes close to a gas cooktop in terms of temperature control.<br /><br />Cons:<br />1) Blue lights indicates that heating elements are hot, which is potentially dangerous as usally blue signifies cold and red signifies hot.<br />2) Not easy to remove gunk from the little groove that circles around the control push buttons.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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