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 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.
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.
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.
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
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Salt Lake City, Utah
(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Love this range
Easy To Clean
Heats Up Quickly
We have had this range for almost 2 years, and I love it. It has the same instant response that gas has with none of the heat. Wonderful for smaller kitchens which often tend to heat up from gas. The red hot smooth top is eliminated, but still has the smooth top for easy cleanup. I love to impress guests by putting a paper towel under a pot and boiling water through the towel. It is awesome to not have to worry about a superheated cooktop or leaving the gas on accidently. If you take the pot away and forget to turn off the control, an error message comes up and the range ceases to heat, since it needs the pan to heat. Great technology. I love the large oven and use mostly the convection for baking. It bakes 5 loaves of bread, or three 18x24 pans of cookies at the same time. Stuff comes out great. I also adjust the heat up 25 degrees to defeat the auto lowering of temp. I live at high altitude and that may be part of it. The fan noise is a minor annoyance but goes off automatically before it really bugs me. I don't consider it a big deal. We have a condo and I'm anxious for the gas range there to be replaced by one of these, and will be doing that as soon as finances permit.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Foster City, CA
(17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)
Have been disapointed for almost 2 years
Poor cooktop design
Samsung does not help
I've been using this range for almost two years, and each time I turn it on, it gets on my nerves with its loud noise. For those who want to know, it is louder than a microwave. I was told that it might be fixed but a technician came twice to no avail. <br /><br />It looks like Samsung never tested this range with the standard set of cookware: if I put four pieces at once they do not fit because three of them are too close to each other and buzz.<br /><br />I like the fast boil option - this deserve a star in my review.<br /><br />If I wear gloves or hot pads, the controls are not operable.<br /><br />Finally, Samsung rejected my review, so the reviews on the Samsung website do not reflect all negative feedback on this range.