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Kenmore 92603
 
Approximate retail price:
$780
Summary: This Kenmore freestanding electric smoothtop range has the following:
• 4 surface cooking elements
• Among surface elements, 2 high-powered element(s).
• Warming element on cooktop
• One or more expandable cooktop elements.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
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Type: Smoothtop, single oven (30-inch)
About - Kenmore 92603

The Kenmore 92603 is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric range models like the 92603 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Cooktop high:
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.

Cooktop low:
This reflects the ability of the lowest power element to melt and hold chocolate without scorching it. 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.

Baking:
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. Introduced in 1927, Kenmore has earned a solid reputation with consumers. The appliances are sold through Sears stores.

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This high-end line sells cooking appliances priced between $1,500 and $6,000. Taking inspiration from professional kitchens, Kenmore Pro offers pro-look gear with styling and features such as stainless-steel construction, heavy-duty knobs, and other premium features. The appliances are sold through Sears stores.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore 92603
info Double oven No
info Cooking drawer No
info High-power elements 2
info Medium-power elements 0
info Low-power elements 2
info Convection mode No
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore 92603
User Reviews
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3.0
disappointing
4/16/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
Heats Up Quickly
Large Surface Area
Cons
Difficult To Clean
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Baking
Sauteing
Comment:
We had a slightly different model, actually a slide-in Kenmore, but also no convection or fancy bells and whistles. <br />We had it for 3.5 years and then I did a self-clean after Thanksgiving Dinner and the oven packed it in completely. Add to that that the technician fixed the wrong thing the first time he came and we needed to place another call, and it wound up being close to two months without an oven. <br />Later, because the controls are on the front on the slide-in, a complete fluke had our DOG turn on the stove while he was stealing a box of pizza from it. started another burner which ignited another box of pizza... You think of toddlers, but not of dogs!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Excessive heat from range
11/17/2011
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
High-Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I purchased the model 92604 less than 3 months ago and am very unhappy with the amount of heat being produced from the front and back of the range. It heats up my kitchen to an uncomfortable level and the wallpaper behind the range is lifting from the wall. Sears technician has stated there should not be a fire hazard involved, yet I am debating whether or not to return this item within the 90 day satisfaction period.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Design Flaw - Dangerously Hot!
9/22/2011
Pros
Attractive Design
Heats Up Quickly
High-Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
Cons
Imprecise Temp Control
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought this range and immediately noticed that the metal frame surrounding the glass cooktop got very hot even at 350-degrees. Also noticed the temperature of the oven was quite hot. I called Sears and they sent out a service tech the next day. (Great Job Sears!) The oven was off by 45-degrees and he adjusted it 35-degrees which is the max adjustment and swapped out a part so the temp got pretty close.<br /><br />However, he was unable to find a problem that caused the metal around the cooktop to get so hot. He called his office and told them the front gets hotter that the oven vent. He checked for insulation and blockeage but found nothing out of the ordinary.<br /><br />His final report he stated that the front gets very hot. After have two different problems with one model we decided to swap this out for a different model, the convection version of this one and it had the exact same problem.<br /><br />I never ran the self-clean cycle on this one but I would have expected it to get as hot as the 92803 model. In fact, the outside of it got to over 270-degrees in an hour and a half. <br /><br />Consumer Reports: I would suggest you retest these ranges from this model series!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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