Samsung FE-R300SB kitchen range

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$629.10 - $699.00
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Summary: This Samsung 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.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
• Oven has "steam clean" function for light cleaning.
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Type: Smoothtop, single oven (30-inch)
About - Samsung FE-R300SB

The Samsung FE-R300SB is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric range models like the FE-R300SB 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 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 brands sells cooking appliances priced between $1,000 and $2,500. In 2008, Samsung released a range with the SteamQuic cleaning system, a three-fan true-convection range designed to cook food more evenly.

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Features & Specs - Samsung FE-R300SB
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 - Samsung FE-R300SB
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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Will not buy another Samsung Range
Attractive Design
Best Uses
We have had our Samsung since November of 2009 and 6 months ago I called Samsung service and the technician told me that the Range I have needed a switch for the Bake function. I looked at the back of the range and there are no switches for the Bake function. It is all digital and I wrote to Samsung in New Jersey and my letter was returned since the location is a warehouse. Now the SE light comes on and I have to unplug the unit several times and hope it will reset itself. I will buy GE in November when appliances go on sale. This SE malfunction seems like it should be a class action lawsuit against Samsung since my model is doing this also.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Buyer Beware!!!
Attractive Design
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Be bought this range in June, 2011 and used it for several months. We then spent the winter in Florida returning in April, 2012. In August, all of a sudden, it stopped heating and gave a code of SE (shorted key). I called Samsung and they sent a repairman who replaced the control panel (Samsung was nice enought to pay for the part even though we were 2-months out of warranty). Unfortunately less than a week later the same thing happened. I am now waiting through the Labor Day weekend for another repairman. I don't know what is wrong with this particular range, but I would say it is a lemon. We have never experienced this kind of problem with a stove. I would never recommend buying a Samsung appliance. We just bought one of their LED TVs and am hoping there are no problems with it!
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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