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 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.
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.
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.
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
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Frank Siciliano
from Charlotte NC
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Takes a shaking but keeps on baking!
Stood By Their Warranty
Can't Use Oversized Pots
Tons Of Canning
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:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Flower lady
I bought a Lemon in this Samsung Range.
Difficult To Clean
Imprecise Temp Control
I bought this Range on 07-26-10. This is my first Samsung Appliance. I've had to have control panal, also the start button shorted out. Less, than a week later I was cooking supper, I heard a loud popping sound. When I later went to clean it, the glass top was cracked. I was in total disbelief! My extended warranty sent out a tech to look at it. Denied my claim, like I was being dishonest about how it cracked. I had 3 issues in 4 months. Don't waste your hard earned money on this lemon!