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Whirlpool WFE510S0AW kitchen range

 
Approximate retail price:
$600
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 WFE510S0AW

The Whirlpool WFE510S0AW is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric smoothop range models like the WFE510S0AW 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, 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 WFE510S0AW
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 WFE510S0AW
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1.0
Door and Burner issue
4/18/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I own the gas Whirlpool, my daughter and son-in-law have this model, the spring on the main door broke just after a year old, ($100.00 to fix), one day after that the front right burner quit. A service call is in, we are disappointed in this product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Performance exceeds price
1/10/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Heats Up Quickly
High-Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
Cons
Best Uses
Baking
Sauteing
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
I switched from gas to a smooth-top electric for ease of clean up, as my range sits under the microwave, and all the crumbs, splashes, etc. now only need to be cleaned from one surface. For that, I absolutely love it!<br /><br />I can simmer things like tomato sauce at a consistently lower temperature without excessive splattering. There's a learning curve to using a stove-top griddle, however. The burners on all brands of smoothtops are at angles from each other, so you must turn the griddle sideways a bit. I wish the smooth-top industry as a whole would place the largest burners at the rear, because when you pan-fry, the unavoidable grease splatters go on the floor (and you, to a certain extent!), rather than the cooktop. <br /><br />The oven heats quickly and has a buzzer to let you know that it has reached the desired temperature; nice! Oven temp automatically comes on at 350, and can be raised in increments of 5 degrees. Similar feature with timer. Large window on oven door, and bright light comes on automatically each time you open the door. <br /><br />As far as I can tell, the heating temps are accurate and maintaned well. I'm very pleased with my purchase.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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