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 Kenmore freestanding electric smoothtop range has the following: • 4 surface cooking elements • Among surface elements, 2 high-powered element(s). • Warming element on cooktop • Convection oven mode. • One or more expandable cooktop elements. • Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
The Kenmore 92803 is part of the kitchen range
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric range
models like the 92803 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 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.
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.
This midlevel, mass-market brand sells appliances priced between $500 and $1,500. Kenmore Elite offers more innovative features than the Kenmore line. The appliances are also sold through Sears stores.
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.
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.
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.
Slide-in Slides between cabinets; unfinished exterior on the sides of the range. The edge of the cooktop overlaps the counter on each side and all controls are on front panel for a built-in look.
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 don't use the oven much, and usually for roasts rather than baking. After two or three chickens and a Christmas dinner, it was time for a cleaning. I gave it a 3hr cycle and was shocked to find that it left the inside of the door thickly streaked with baked-on grease. The 12-year-old model it replaced performed much, much better. This is the more disappointing because CR rates the self-clean as Excellent.<br /> On the plus side, the cooktop is much easier to clean than a coil-top stove, and I haven't managed to scratch the ceramic yet. It cooked an excellent Xmas dinner.
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from Bowling Green, KY
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Beware of vents in oven door
Heats Up Quickly
Difficult To Clean
I use the stove daily. The smooth cooktop is great, but the oven door has vents that are open to the glass oven door. If you are cleaning the oven top and some of the water content gets near the vents, the water will go down between the double glass oven door. To clean the door, you have to take the inside of the oven door off. This requires tools and several hands. Be careful, because the glass door is big and awkward and could easily slip and break. I have never had an oven door like this, therefore I did not think to inquire about the purpose of the vents.
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No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Dead at Eight Years
Easy To Clean
Large Surface Area
Sensitive to power sags
Have older Elite model (8yrs) Large surface remained nearly scratch free (cleaning after each use) really liked the unit until wife turned oven on. Sharp noise and then smoke from back of unit. This required the circuit breaker to be shut off before smoking stopped. Glad we did not use baked timer. Looking at coil units again, darn it was a great unit till then.