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GE JB705STSS
 
Approximate retail price:
$1000
Summary: This GE 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)
User Reviews
User Reviews

(8 of 41 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Not worth the money
11/8/2013
Pros
Heats Up Quickly
Cons
Complicated Controls
Oven Temperature Unreliab
Best Uses
Comment:
We bought this range based on CR reviews. We now wish that we had considered other brands.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(60 of 60 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great Range!
1/26/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Convection Conversion
Easy To Clean
Heats Up Quickly
High-Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
Melt Function
Stainless Steel
Variable size burners
Cons
Storage
Best Uses
Baking
Broiling
Convection baking
Heavy Usage
Larger Kitchens
Melting
Programmed Baking
Comment:
We just replaced a 10 yr Whirlpool range with this GE unit after the Whirlpool began inconsistent heating/baking. My wife spends a lot of time in the kitchen due to the strict diet requirements of the SCD diet I am following for Crohn's Disease. My son and I also cook and all three of us love this range! You can see what we like best under the Pros section above. The only thing we would consider a 'con' is the warming drawer at the bottom as we would prefer a larger storage tray instead for all of our stainless pots and pans. We are overcoming that by storing elsewhere though. RE: the odor from the insulation layer applied at the factory, this fact is mentioned on a Q/A sheet supplied and recommends a self cleaning cycle to quickly burn that off. We noticed the smell at first use of the oven but it really wasn't that bad and appears to lesson with each use. We have not run the self cleaning cycle yet and don't necessarily plan on it. While GE has not had necessarily good ratings in the past for some applicances like refrigerators, it looks like they do make a solid range. I feel really good about this purchase and highly recommend this unit!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The GE JB705STSS is part of the Kitchen ranges test program at Consumer Reports. The GE JB705STSS Kitchen ranges features and specs include Stainless steel available, Convection mode, High-power elements, Cooking drawer, Double oven, Slide-in, Low-power elements, Medium-power elements. In our lab tests, Kitchen ranges models like the GE JB705STSS are reviewed on Baking, Broiling, Cooktop high, Cooktop low, Oven capacity, Self-cleaning, Overall score. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the GE JB705STSS based on personal experience. The user reviews of the GE JB705STSS include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the GE JB705STSS.
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