Initial Impression: Pretty Good
Easy To Clean
Quick Preheat Is Useless
Results after one week are mixed.<br /><br />On the pro side, although the previous reviewer gave a thumbs down on the stainless steel surface, we like it a lot. The brushed look is what we were looking for. MOST importantly, as compared with most other stainless steel appliances, this surfaces hardly shows any marks! I have oily skin, and if we had bought, say, the Maytag, my wife would have been cleaning marks on the oven every single day! Not so with this one. (Try it for yourself in the store. It's an OBVIOUS advantage to Frigidaire.)<br /><br />Controls are relatively easy. Preheat does take a little time. Convection preheat is faster. We don't yet have info on whether we need to rotate pans in convection mode yet. I'll do another review later and share what we find.<br /><br />There is also a convenient Convection Convert feature which lowers the convection temp 25F. So far it seems about right, but again we'll need more time for full testing.<br /><br />So far cooking has been even, but we need more time to really test this.<br /><br />One thing we like is that there is minimal heat loss as compared with our previous oven. The fan is somewhat loud though, and it works for what seems like a long time after the oven is turned off. I think it is because the heat tends to stay in the oven, which is good, but the fan will stay on for a long time after and it can get annoying after a while.<br /><br />The oven light is good. Visibility is good.<br /><br />We are excited to be able to try the steam cleaning feature, but our oven will not be dirty enough for a month or two. We have been advised by more than one salesperson that NO OVEN should use the self-clean mode except on VERY rare occasions, since they tend to fry the circuitry in the oven. That's what happened to our previous Whirlpool, and as a result, we will never buy Whirlpool again. Hopefully steam clean will do well and not damage the electronics. But we won't be doing it for a while.<br /><br />There is also a temp probe for roasting. A plus.<br /><br />On the con side:<br /><br />One thing we DO know: There is a Quick Preheat mode. The idea is to preheat the oven using convection mode to get it hot faster, and once it preheats it changes to regular bake mode. It's a good idea IN THEORY. HOWEVER, the Quick Preheat mode doesn't preheat all the way to the desired temp! It only works for about 8 minutes getting it up to roughly 250F. Then it beeps as if it is preheated to the desired temp, but IT IS NOT! It's still only 250F! HOWEVER, THE DISPLAY ONLY SHOWS THE TARGET TEMP, NOT THE ACTUAL TEMP OF THE OVEN, AND IT DOESN'T BEEP AGAIN WHEN IT REACHES TARGET TEMP! This, in our opinion, is VERY misleading! If it preheats and beeps it either should be at target temp, or it should beep again at the target temp, or else it should at least show the real-time oven temp so that you are not misled into thinking your oven is hot enough to cook/bake your food. So our advice is to forget this mode. You are better off just preheating using the regular bake or convection modes.<br /><br />Overall, we still like it despite finding the truth about Quick Preheat. We shall see how it does over time.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.