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 • One or more expandable cooktop elements. • Convection oven mode. • Warming drawer. • Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
The Frigidaire Professional FPEF3081MF is part of the kitchen range
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric smoothop range
models like the Professional FPEF3081MF 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.
Features & Specs - Frigidaire Professional FPEF3081MF
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.
These are my first impressions. I really miss knobs for the burners, the touchpad will take some getting use to.<br />When preheating or using convection its very noisy<br />The ceramic top is very very prone to scratches and shows every smudge
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from w. laf. ind
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
design in oven light very poor
Oven Light Keeps Blowing
I have only owned the stove for 3 months and the oven light has blown 2 times . I just had light replaced 2 weeks ago and it is out again. This is just not a simple bulb the back of stove has to be taken off and replace the hole bulb unit. And the cost of the part was around $90.00 not including the service call. As to my luck it was replaced at no cost.