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Samsung FTQ353IWUX kitchen range

 
Approximate retail price:
$800
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.
• 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 FTQ353IWUX

The Samsung FTQ353IWUX is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric smoothop range models like the FTQ353IWUX 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.

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 FTQ353IWUX
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 Yes
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - Samsung FTQ353IWUX
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2.0
No more Samsung
5/9/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Cons
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Baking
Sauteing
Comment:
We use all features of the product, and it seems to have just about all of them. Most stoves do not have features like a proof function. We bake, warm, proof, sauté and can. Unfortunately, it is not a reliable stove, and Samsung Support is the pits. We just had to replace the control circuit board. I had to call Samsung and they offered me a one year warranty for $288, which I accepted as I feared the worse. They select a Samsung certified service agent. He was good, but we did not have our choice. Part had to be ordered.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
worst ever
5/28/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
This oven range has done nothing but create havoc in our house! Every time we use the self-cleaning option it blows up and stops working. Called Samsung customer service and they just give the run around. Poor quality product, deplorable customer service.<br />It should be illegal to sell this kind of merchandise in the US! <br />Waiting for the recall notice!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
I will not buy this product again
2/1/2014
Pros
Cons
Difficult To Clean
Best Uses
Comment:
My husband went to cook this morning and lightly tapped the side of the stove door and the front door shatters into pieces. This is our second smooth top stove--the memory board shorted out on the other. We had not cooked in about 18 hours and was totally surprise when this happened. Warranty is gone so we are out on two stoves. What happened to appliances lasting 10 or 15 years?
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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