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Maytag MET8885XS
 
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$1,569.60
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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).
• Warming element on cooktop
• One or more expandable cooktop elements.
• Convection oven mode.
• Double ovens.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
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Type: Smoothtop, double oven (30-inch)
About - Maytag MET8885XS

The Maytag MET8885XS is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric range models like the MET8885XS 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 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.

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Features & Specs - Maytag MET8885XS
info Double oven Yes
info Cooking drawer No
info High-power elements 2
info Medium-power elements 0
info Low-power elements 2
info Convection mode Yes
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - Maytag MET8885XS
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
8 years later, I still love this range
9/22/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Heats Up Quickly
High-Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
Cons
Access To Bottom Oven
Best Uses
Baking
Cooking For One Or Two
Heavy Usage
Larger Kitchens
Sauteing
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
I've owned this for about 8 years. I love it. I've not yet found what it cannot do. I used to have a large, active family to cook for. Additionally, my late husband and I used to give a lot of dinner parties. I'm an accomplished cook and this range performed beautifully in making delicate sauces to roasts, baking cakes of all sorts. The convection feature works quite well. I'm not that impressed with the toasting feature as you usually have to do it twice, but if you have a large number of slices to toast, this is fine. <br /><br />My college age daughter requested one of these for Christmas last year. She missed the one at home so much. Santa brought her one. <br /><br />I am somewhat mobility challenged now, and the bottom oven is becoming a bit inconvenient. I am trying different ways to adapt, as I do not believe replacing the entire range is the answer. The rest of the range presents no problem.<br /><br />I have had one repair. One burner on the top needed replacement. It was accomplished easily by a local repair place. <br /><br />I've been very happy with this range. Keep in mind I do not can, so I cannot rate it on that basis.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Disappointed in range.
8/19/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Large Surface Area
Cons
Difficult To Clean
Best Uses
Baking
Comment:
Remodeled kitchen and bought new stainless steel appliances. The convection oven has not worked properly since purchased. The largest burner only works to half capacity. The self cleaning oven will not work on either top or bottom. Had repairman out 3 different times and now warranty has run out and I have an expensive range that I only get 50% use out of. Would not buy this product again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Problems with the range
1/9/2013
Pros
Easy To Clean
Heats Up Quickly
High-Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
Smaller Oven
Three Size Burner A Plus
Cons
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Comment:
This is similar to my range except I purchased the white model 11 months ago. Overall have enjoyed the range except for the recent breakdowns. Use the smaller oven frequently. In the past 4 months when using one of the ovens and the stove top the stove top shuts down. Frustrating. Over the holidays was using both ovens and stove top would not turn on. Another day when using the stove top turned small oven on and stove top shut down. Would not turn back on. Has also happened when using all 4 burners. Once the whole range is cool again the stove top turns on. Thank god for the warranty - I have a month to go.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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