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Kitchen ranges

Samsung FTQ353IWUX
 
Approximate retail price:
$1,149.99
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 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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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.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Takes a shaking but keeps on baking!
11/12/2013
Pros
Stood By Their Warranty
Cons
Can't Use Oversized Pots
Best Uses
Tons Of Canning
Comment:
We abuse our stoves and ranges like few others. We cook gourmet meals at least 3-4 times weekly (always cook for more than we need as we then freeze the rest). We canned dozens of mason jars of pears, sauces, tomato sauce, grape jellies and jams with no problem. In fact - we never even KNEW we weren't supposed to can on this stove! But we use stainless steel, flat bottom stock pots that are the correct size (never overhang) so we've never had an issue. The only complaint is I LOVE to shake my pans and flip my foods alot while cooking -- old habbit. YOu will scratch the tops of you constantly shake your pans. But after 1.5 years of shaking, canning, and using all 4 burners at once .... all we have is one barelky noticable scratch. One burner went out - but was quickly fixed under warranty.
How long have you owned it:
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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