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Kitchen ranges

Samsung FTQ307NWGX
 
Approximate retail price:
$2000
Summary: This Samsung freestanding electric induction range has the following:
• 4 surface cooking elements
• Among surface elements, 2 high-powered element(s).
• Convection oven mode.
• Warming drawer.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
• Touch controls instead of dials for cooktop settings.
• Oven has "steam clean" function for light cleaning.
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Type: Induction smoothtop (30-inch)
About - Samsung FTQ307NWGX

The Samsung FTQ307NWGX is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric range models like the FTQ307NWGX 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 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 FTQ307NWGX
info Double oven No
info Cooking drawer No
info High-power elements 2
info Medium-power elements 2
info Low-power elements 0
info Convection mode Yes
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - Samsung FTQ307NWGX
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1.0
so disappointed
9/14/2014
Pros
Easy To Clean
High-Powered Burners
Cons
Heats slowly
Imprecise Temp Control
Messy
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Baking
Comment:
Burner shuts off for no reason during cooking. Cannot use all 4 burners at the same time as the pots will not fit. Can not control heat low enough. If anything touches the cooktop control, the whole cooktop shuts off.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Poor tech support
8/29/2014
Pros
Heats Up Quickly
Cons
Imprecise Temp Control
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Comment:
Right front burner which is the largest does not always recognize the pots and therefore will not work. The same pots will work on the other burners. When all the burners are on they steal power from others and do not maintain their cooking temperature. Customer service is not good. They say there is nothing to fix. I just have to use it as is so I have bought a stove with only 3 burners and no large one at that! Have had two different service companies here to fix it but it still does not work properly.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(21 of 26 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Glass stovetop can suddenly fail
11/4/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Heats Up Quickly
High-Powered Burners
Induction Stoves
Large Surface Area
Cons
Cooktop Failure Dangerous
Glass Stovetop Can Crack
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Sailboat Ballast
Comment:
Have wanted an induction stove for years and finally made the jump. We believe that the way we use it would save energy and reduce our carbon footprint.<br /><br />My wife and I were duly impressed and the unit met our initial expectations. However, not long after the standard warrantee expired, I was boiling water for coffee in a good quality teapot and didn't make enough hot water. I put a few ounces of water into the pot and replaced it on the stove. I was using the small rear burner, which was perfect for the teapot. The rapid recovery of heating is impressive and worked well when I miscalculate like this.<br /><br />I took a brief phone call in the kitchen and noticed the few ounces of water had almost completely evaporated. I then refilled the pot with a few more ounces and put it back on the stove. As I turned away I heard a popping noise followed by a loud cracking sound.<br /><br />The entire stovetop cracked in a vaguely u shape cutting through all of the burners except the front right one. I contacted service and they estimated that a repair would cost over $700 just for the part. I find that to be excessive under the circumstances. If this is common there should be a clear warning on the stove that the stovetop is susceptible to dangerous failure.<br /><br />As a retired 3 dimensional and industrial designer i believe that there is a design flaw in the Samsung glass cooktop. If this may be a unique design flaw I would recommend this product to my clients. I now work in home energy efficiency and advise people on what to buy. I have previously recommended this stove and will now have to warn clients that I made a mistake. There may be liability involved for me. <br /><br />This may also be a safety issue since the two parts separated and have left a raised sharp edge on the top.
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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