What's this? This is based on oven capacity, cooktop speed and simmer performance, and oven baking, broiling, and self-cleaning performance. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
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Summary:This Frigidaire freestanding electric smoothtop range has the following: • 4 surface cooking elements • Among surface elements, 1 high-powered element(s). • Warming element on cooktop • Convection oven mode. • One or more expandable elements. • Double ovens. • Touchpads for setting oven temperature. • Touch controls instead of dials for cooktop settings.
The Frigidaire FGEF308TNF is part of the kitchen range
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric smoothop range
models like the FGEF308TNF are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects how quickly the most powerful element could raise a 6-liter (6 1/3 quart) pot of water from room temperature to a near boil.
This reflects how well the lowest-powered element or burner kept a low temperature as for melting chocolate. We also set the most powerful element to its lowest setting to test its ability to hold a large pot of tomato sauce below a boil.
This reflects the evenness of cookies and cakes in multi-rack baking tests.
About This Brand
This midlevel, mass-market brand sells appliances priced between $500 and $1,500. The Frigidaire cooking line includes gas and electric ranges loaded with time-saving and high-performance features with a classic design. The appliances are sold in matching kitchen suites.
Double oven Double oven models have a second oven cavity. Most have a separate small oven above the main one complete with its own controls, door, window, oven light, slide-out rack, and self-clean function. While the upper oven offers easy access, the main oven is relatively low; you'll need to crouch to remove items from lower shelf positions. Other designs offer two same-sized ovens, or convert a single oven into two using a slide-in partition (though with a shared door.)
Cooking drawer Drawer below the main oven that can cook foods (up to a few inches high), as well as warm or heat serving bowls and plates. The cooking drawer has its own temperature control so can be set to cook a dish independent of the main oven. Foods must be lifted up out of the drawer (lacks a slide-out rack), and the drawer requires manual cleaning.
High-power elements The number of surface cooking elements rated at over 2,000 watts. On a smoothtop range, often one or more of the high-power elements is a dual element; you can choose the large element or a smaller element within the larger one for small pots.
Medium-power elements The number of surface cooking elements rated at over 1,500 watts but not more than 2,000 watts.
Low-power elements The number of surface cooking elements rated from 1,200 to 1,500 watts not including warming-only elements, or those contained within larger expandable elements.
Convection mode Has a convection feature that uses a fan or two to circulate heated air, and sometimes an extra heating element. The convection mode can be turned off if you prefer conventional cooking.
Slide-in Slides between cabinets; all controls are on front panel for a built-in look. May have an unfinished exterior on the sides of the range, and typically the left and right edges of the cooktop overlap the counter.
Stainless steel available Many new mainstream ranges come with stainless steel trim or offer a stainless-trim version for an additional $200 or so.
I purchased this oven on 11.5.14. The oven went out 3 weeks later on Thanksgiving day. When I say the oven went out, I mean the top oven will preheat fine and start cooking the food and at some point while in the process of cooking it is as if the oven over heats and it shuts EVERYTHING off and when I say everything I mean it shuts off the elements on top of the stove, the bottom oven and the top oven and will NOT turn back on. (leaving your food uncooked in the oven) I contacted Lowes initially and scheduled a repair company to come out. In JANUARY they company finally came out and replaced the MOTHERBOARD & KEYPAD in my brand new oven. Oven continued with the same problem, I contacted Frigidaire directly, 2nd Appliance company came out in March, they explained that the oven thermostat needed to be replaced, they never showed up to make the repairs, I called Frigidaire again in April explained that their repair company never showed up to do the repairs, at this point we scheduled the 3rd company to come out. on 5/15 the 3rd company came out, while the gentleman was at my house he called the engineering dept. of Frigidaire to assist with the repair. Engineering dept told him that he would need to REPLACE THE MOTHERBOARD for the 2nd time and that Frigidaire is making a new motherboard for this oven that should be ready in June and that I would need to call back in June to schedule for the appliance repair company too come out again to REPLACE the MOTHERBOARD in my BRAND NEW OVEN for 3rd time. I contacted Frigidaire and explained to them that I had been more than patient trying to get this problem resolved but I felt as if this was no longer acceptable as I simply wanted a working oven than I paid for. I also asked how many times I would need to take off work for a repair company to come out and attempt to resolve the issue and I was told there is no limit that Frigidaire has to exert all possible solutions.... at my expense clearly. DO NOT BUY THIS OVEN the last repair guy told me that they had 8 other ovens same model that was having similar issues per the engineering department.