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KitchenAid KDRS505XSS
 
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$2,204.10
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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 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 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 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
GAS on cooktop comes on way to easy
6/10/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
. The gas comes on when you barely brush the knob. the gas comes on if you put something in microwave and it doesn't make the clicking noise because it only comes on a little--But the gas is still coming out and you don't know it till you smell it. This is VERY Dangerous!!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Frequent Issues
12/20/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Large Surface Area
Cons
Difficult To Clean
Heats slowly
Imprecise Temp Control
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Sauteing
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
This product is unreliable because of the lack of durability of its parts. The light/oven temp switch prong that is pushed in by the lower oven door broke after the 1st year and I have had to rig it to use it because to replace the whole thing after the 1 year warantee is a fortune. Do yourself a favor, buy a less expensive oven and buy the maintenance package.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Good to look at but don't cook on it
10/24/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Heats slowly
Imprecise Temp Control
Not Stainless
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Don't
Comment:
I am a good cook and purchased this range for a seasonal residence planning on using the outdoor grill more than cooking inside. This past weekend I decided to make a soup and steam escaped from the pot close to the back stainless control panel. The steam permanently stained the panel and it cannot be cleaned. What kind of stainless steel did kitchen aid us that will not tolerate cooking steam. Kitchen Aid refuses to do anything about it because is is not in their 12 month warranty period (I have had for 17 months) and extended warranty from vendor does not cover cosmetics. Do not buy kitchen aid stoves. Only buy this stove to fill the hole in your kitchen and then go get take out.
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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