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.
$1,099.00 - $1,599.00
Summary:This Samsung 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. • Warming drawer. • Double ovens. • Touchpads for setting oven temperature. • Glass touch-screen for setting oven temperature. • Oven has "steam clean" function for light cleaning. • A slide-in partition that converts the cavity from a single oven to dual cooking cavities with separate temperature controls (though they share the one oven door.)
The Samsung FE710DRS is part of the kitchen range
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric range
models like the FE710DRS 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 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.
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.
Be ware of the this particular model stove no one will tell consumers the design has a glitch in between tempered glass door. Just after 3months of using stove noticed discoloration of spots building up in between tempered glass which Samsung has awareness & not covered under warranty. To have resolve consumers are referred to outsourced company's whom charge over $400 to remove glass and clean in between. Downside is the accumulation of build up will occur again over usage. This model most definitely should have a recall because Samsung is very aware of the default in this model. Highly unacceptable for costly purchase price.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Douglasville, GA 30135
So very disappointed
Loved It At Firstbut
Oven Has Quit2x In One Yr
I have had this oven 13 mos. The oven quit heating after 6 mos. The repair took over a month with several techs back and forth that seemed incompetent. Now 6 mos on and it quit heating again. Just placed another call! How long will this one take?? I researched and pondered and went to the store for weeks before deciding on this unit. Do yourself a favor. Look elsewhere.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
By The Old Gray Mare
from Chester County, PA
Disappointed on cooktop
Heats Up Quickly
Large Surface Area
Difficult To Clean
When cleaning the cooktop, a greasy film beads up and is difficult to remove. I tried the recommended remedies of white vinegar and the provided glasstop cleaner to no avail. It is less than two weeks old and already spotted. I am at present using only paper towels as I am fearfull of permanent marks. Already there are slight circular scratches from rubbing. I have previously owned a glass top range without these issues. Several contacts to Samsung were not productive. All they offer are canned responses and not really addressing the problem.