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Kitchen ranges

Maytag MGR7661WW
 
Approximate retail price:
$500
Summary: This Maytag freestanding gas range has the following:
• 4 surface burners
• Among surface burners, 1 high-powered burner(s).
• Grates: Cast iron.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
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Type: Gas and dual-fuel, single oven (30-inch)
About - Maytag MGR7661WW

The Maytag MGR7661WW is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas range models like the MGR7661WW 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 midlevel, mass-market brand makes appliances priced between $500 and $2,000. Maytag, the first brand to introduce the double oven range in North America, offers a full line of dependable and durable cooking appliances such as built-in ovens, freestanding ovens (single or double), gas and electric cooktops, microwave/oven combinations, and downdraft hoods.

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Features & Specs - Maytag MGR7661WW
info High-power burners 1
info Medium-power burners 2
info Low-power burners 1
info Number of cooktop burners 4
info Convection mode No
info Double oven No
info Cooking drawer No
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - Maytag MGR7661WW
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1.0
This unit is garbage
9/4/2013
Pros
Easy To Clean
Cons
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
I bought the unit July 2010 and within 14 months the oven would not ignite. I called Maytag and they said that the unit is 2 months beyond warranty and they cannot assist. I did some research and replaced the ignitor which lasted 12 months and replaced it again after another 12 months. It is another 12 months later and the oven will not ignite. The options i have are to replace the spark module for $100 and hope that it works. I think I am going to kick it to the curb and buy something other than Maytag/Whirlpool.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Good value
12/3/2011
Pros
Easy To Clean
Easy to control burners
Heats Up Quickly
High-Powered Burners
Precise oven controls
Cons
Oven controls "beep"
Best Uses
Baking
Sauteing
Comment:
Overall, a great value. Minor annoyance is the oven temp control, which defaults to 350, then makes you press up or down buttons repeatedly to adjust temp in 5 degree steps, with a loud beep at every press. Getting to 400 degrees requires 10 button pushes, accompanied by 10 loud beeps.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Had to Return Two of These Ranges
6/10/2011
Pros
Easy To Clean
High-Powered Burners
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought this product and as soon as it arrived it was defective. The stove would not pre-heat as it said it would in the manual. I also confirmed that the model should pre-heat when I called Maytag directly. I returned it and got the same model. When the replacement arrived, it did the same thing. This not a good sign. Clearly this model has some problems.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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