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Whirlpool WFE361LVQ
 
Approximate retail price:
$649.00
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Summary: This Whirlpool freestanding electric smoothtop range has the following:
• 4 surface cooking elements
• Among surface elements, 2 high-powered element(s).
• One or more expandable cooktop elements.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
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Type: Smoothtop, single oven (30-inch)
About - Whirlpool WFE361LVQ

The Whirlpool WFE361LVQ is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric range models like the WFE361LVQ 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, mass-market brand sells appliances priced between $500 and $1,500. Whirlpool’s freestanding ranges offer features such as hidden bake elements, power burners, and convection technology. Whirlpool introduced a range designed specifically for the Hispanic consumer in 2006 and features English and Spanish controls, as well as a comal for heating tortillas.

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Features & Specs - Whirlpool WFE361LVQ
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 No
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool WFE361LVQ
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2.0
Replacing After 2 Years
1/5/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Cons
Best Uses
Baking
Comment:
We use this range every day. After 2 years, the glass top crumbled above the center of the right front burner. A replacement glass cooktop is $304 at the cheapest internet vendor I could find... not worth it, so the range will have to be replaced. The new range will not have a glass cooktop. We have otherwise been happy with the range, though. The cooktop has been easy to clean ANY stain using a 3M pad and a cleaner made especially for glass cooktops. The self-cleaning oven feature works great, just requires wiping the residue afterward. Oven is very easy to control and seems to bake evenly. The cooktop burners leave a lot to be desired in the time they take to boil water. While I won't buy another glass cooktop, I would probably consider another Whirlpool, WITH raised spiral-element burners.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
HATE IT!!!!
1/3/2013
Pros
Cons
Difficult To Clean
Heats slowly
Irregular Oven Temp
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
None
Comment:
I preheat the oven to 350, it stops at 300. I Let it cycle on & off 2 to 3 more times; the temp might get up to 350. But eventually it goes to 400 to 425 during baking. Recalabrated according to the users manual, no difference. Called customer service, no help. She said the wide range of heating temp was to be expected!! You have to constantly adjust the temp so what you are baking gets done or does not burn. <br />The dual burner is a joke. Takes forever to heat food on the single so I always use the dual setting. The heating of the all the burners is either to much or not enough. Not consistant at all. The stove top is terrible to clean and it has stained in two spots outside the burner area. It came with our new house. This is a very poor product and I would not reccomended it to anyone.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
I hate it
3/5/2012
Pros
Cons
Heats slowly
Imprecise Temp Control
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
It takes forever to boil water for pasta. Simmering is inconsistent. I inherited this range in my new house and plan to replace it soon.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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