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KitchenAid KDRS505XSS kitchen range

 
Approximate retail price:
$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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Not Worth the Price
5/16/2015
Pros
Double oven
Dual fuel
High-Powered Burners
Cons
3 Major Repairs In 4 Year
Can Not Use Self Clean
Difficult To Clean
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
2 Ovens
Baking
Comment:
Purchased March 2011. In 2014 self cleaning function broke down. Were told we shouldn't use the self clean function! Cost $400 to have repaired. 1 month later a burner valve failed - teh 16K. WE fixed ourselves. May 2015 the 10K burned valve failed! Just ordered part. Part cost is $75 plus shipping
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Burners are too close
4/25/2015
Pros
Looks Nice
Cons
Burners Are Too Close - C
Two Burners Gone Bust
Best Uses
Comment:
Chose this model thinking the back control panel would prevent splatter on backsplash. Big mistake! The stovetop rear burners are too close to the front burners so you can only use two burners at one time unless your pots are really small.<br /><br />After 2 years the oval center griddle burner and one of the rear burners (both rarely used) are now inoperable - the knobs/valves are locked in the OFF position and do not turn even with the proper press in before turning.
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)
 
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.
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