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KitchenAid KDRS505XSS kitchen range

 
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$2,204.10 - $2,449.99
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Summary: This KitchenAid freestanding dual-fuel range has the following:
• 5 surface burners
• Among surface burners, 1 high-powered burner(s).
• Convection oven mode.
• Grates: Cast iron, continuous.
• Double ovens.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
• Has oval burner or bridge burner for griddle use.
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Type: Gas and dual-fuel, double oven (30-inch)
About - KitchenAid KDRS505XSS

The KitchenAid KDRS505XSS is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas range models like the KDRS505XSS 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 how well the lowest-powered element or burner kept a low temperature as for melting chocolate. 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 high-end brand sells a broad range of cooking appliances priced between $1,500 and $6,000. Its Architect Series II collection includes built-in wall ovens, electric, gas, and dual-fuel ranges, induction, gas, and electric cooktops, microwave-hood combination ovens and hoods, and a slow-cook warming drawer. Its pro-style ranges have convection and steam-assist technology.

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Features & Specs - KitchenAid KDRS505XSS
info High-power burners 1
info Medium-power burners 2
info Low-power burners 2
info Number of cooktop burners 5
info Convection mode Yes
info Double oven Yes
info Cooking drawer No
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - KitchenAid KDRS505XSS
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1.0
If I had only known...
2/21/2015
Pros
Cons
Imprecise Temp Control
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Comment:
The oven is the worst! It will be 30-50 degrees cooler than set temp. I sometimes find myself turning it off in the middle of baking and resetting to get the oven to the correct temp. Or setting 30 degrees higher, which sometimes burns my meal. Impossible to bake in. I baked for a living for many years so I'm not a novice. Also, I agree with earlier comments on the stovetop. You definitely have a difficult time with 4 pots unless they are all small pots. If you use a large pot, expect not to use the back of range at all. Will live with it a few more years only because of the price.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Worse stove i have owned
2/15/2015
Pros
Cons
Back Panel Gets Hot
Difficult To Clean
Imprecise Temp Control
Messy
Oven Cooking Not Consista
Unpredictable Oven Cookin
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Comment:
I cook a lot - this stove is the worse I've ever owned in my life. Oven temp is not consistant. It may make one pan of cookies ok and burn the next pan. I have had service twice to no avail... Service person told me the top oven wasn't really for cooking??? He questioned my ability and I have cooked for more years than he has lived. My very large family is witness to the poor quality of this stove.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Doesn't work in blackouts, breaks often
1/26/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Heats slowly
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Comment:
We have owned this about 18 months and the top stove no longer heats, hopefully it is only a minor repair. It had flipped the circuit breaker twice so far (all new wiring, new 200A electrical box and service) and the techs cannot explain why. Also, it doesn't work when the power goes out. The ability to use a gas stove in a blackout is pretty much the only reason left to buy gas these days, and Kitchen Aid even screwed that up.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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