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Kenmore 72313
 
Approximate retail price:
$1100
Summary: This Kenmore freestanding gas range has the following:
• 5 surface burners
• Among surface burners, 2 high-powered burner(s).
• Convection oven mode.
• Grates: Cast iron, continuous.
• Warming drawer.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
• Has oval burner or bridge burner for griddle use.
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Type: Gas and dual-fuel, single oven (30-inch)
About - Kenmore 72313

The Kenmore 72313 is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas range models like the 72313 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Cooktop high:
This reflects how quickly the most powerful burner could raise a 6-liter (6 1/3-quart) pot of water from room temperature to a near boil.

Cooktop low:
This reflects the gentlest burner's ability to melt and hold chocolate without scorching it. We also set the most powerful burner to its lowest flame 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. Introduced in 1927, Kenmore has earned a solid reputation with consumers. The appliances are sold through Sears stores.

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This high-end line sells cooking appliances priced between $1,500 and $6,000. Taking inspiration from professional kitchens, Kenmore Pro offers pro-look gear with styling and features such as stainless-steel construction, heavy-duty knobs, and other premium features. The appliances are sold through Sears stores.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore 72313
info High-power burners 2
info Medium-power burners 2
info Low-power burners 1
info Number of cooktop burners 5
info Convection mode Yes
info Double oven No
info Cooking drawer No
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore 72313
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3.0
Would not recomend.
12/5/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Large Surface Area
Cons
Flame To Far From Pots
Heats slowly
Best Uses
Baking
Comment:
This range is best suited if you are using VERY large pots or pans on the largest burner. I have been using gas ranges for the <br />past 25 years and this is by far the slowest one to bring anything to a boiling point; the exception is the largest burner.<br /><br />However, the convection oven is great.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Average.
3/24/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Convection Oven Is Great
Good For Very Large Pans
Great For Baking
Large oven capacity
Large Surface Area
Oven Heats Quickly
Cons
Cook Top Take A Long Time
Heats slowly
Very Bad For Small Pans
Very Bad For Small Pots
Best Uses
Any Oven Use
Baking
Cooking Wlarge Pans
Cooking Wlarge Pots
Larger Kitchens
Comment:
Convection oven works great for just about any purpose we have tried. The cook-top, is NOT very good for small pots and pans. The problem is the distance from the burners to the top of the iron cast crates. The flame does not reach the bottom of the pots and pans with enough flame.<br /><br />We have another 8 year old, cheap gas stove, that heats the pots and pans in at least half the time the Kenmore takes.<br /><br />We did not know or think about this prior to buying a full Kenmore Kitchen set. If we did, we would not have bought a Kenmore oven. If you only use large pans and pots, (12 and larger diameter) it would be just fine; however, for most normal families the stove top takes at least twice the time, if not more, to bring any normal 8 pot or pan to a boil.<br /><br />The two smallest burners are pretty much useless.<br /><br />2 years of usage.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great deal for the price.....
6/1/2011
Pros
Attractive Design
Heats Up Quickly
Large Surface Area
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
My wife and I had our last range die over the X-mas holiday. [...]had a great deal on this oven, we beat the list price by three hundred dollars, on a stainless steel model. We could not find a make/model at any retailer with all of the features on this range for anywhere near the price. I saw less than stellar reviews of the warranty follow up in general on their products from other websites, so we chose to avoid the extended warranty they tried to push. So far it has been great. The convection feature is awesome when cooking meats, you cook 25% less time and they are much juicier. We purchased an iron griddle to use over the middle burner. It works ok, but the range does not heat the ends well. Otherwise, a great bargain so far...
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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