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 Maytag freestanding electric smoothtop range has the following: • 4 surface cooking elements • Among surface elements, 2 high-powered element(s). • One or more expandable cooktop elements. • Convection oven mode. • Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
The Maytag MER7765WW is part of the kitchen range
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric range
models like the MER7765WW 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 makes appliances priced between $500 and $2,000. Maytag, the first brand to introduce the double oven range in North America, offers a full line of dependable and durable cooking appliances such as built-in ovens, freestanding ovens (single or double), gas and electric cooktops, microwave/oven combinations, and downdraft hoods.
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; 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 $200 or so.
There is a distinct buzzing coming from the control panel, and this is the second one delivered as the first had manufacturer defects in the oven door.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Easy To Clean
Large Surface Area
I love this range. think it needs to have a lower element in oven to heat quickly. When it does heat up it cooks evenly and quickly.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Warner Robins, GA
This is the worst stove I have ever had.
Difficult To Clean
Does Not Bake evenly
Imprecise Temp Control
Surface scratches easily
Will not hold temperature
Bought range 2 years ago in april. I wanted a convection oven as to speed up baking. How wrong I was. It has never baked evenly and have had to turn what I was baking to cook evenly. A few weeks ago I was baking biscuits (20) minutes at 350. When I went to check on them, biscuits were flat. I discovered temp had fallen and oven wasn't on. Broiler works, but oven works when it wants to. Had a serviceman come out and stove worked great. Tonight I tried to bake fish for 15 mins at 450, it did the same thing. Repairman said if it was control panel it would be over 350.00 to fix. I think we paid [$] for stove. We are leasing our house next month and don't want renters to have to complain about oven. So, do we buy another inexpensive stove, or have to have constant service calls for this stove????