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Kitchen ranges

Whirlpool GGG388LXQ
 
Approximate retail price:
$1100
Summary: This Whirlpool freestanding gas range has the following:
• 4 surface burners
• Among surface burners, 1 high-powered burner(s).
• Grates: Cast iron, continuous.
• Double ovens.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
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Type: Gas and dual-fuel, double oven (30-inch)
About - Whirlpool GGG388LXQ

The Whirlpool GGG388LXQ is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas range models like the GGG388LXQ 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:
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About This Brand

This midlevel, mass-market brand sells appliances priced between $500 and $1,500. Whirlpool’s freestanding ranges offer features such as hidden bake elements, power burners, and convection technology. Whirlpool introduced a range designed specifically for the Hispanic consumer in 2006 and features English and Spanish controls, as well as a comal for heating tortillas.

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Features & Specs - Whirlpool GGG388LXQ
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 Yes
info Cooking drawer No
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool GGG388LXQ
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Not a bad range
4/30/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Energy efficient
Heats Up Quickly
Cons
Knobs Break
Shallow Cooktop
Unreliable Broiler
Best Uses
Reheating
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
We use this range almost daily. The first thing we noticed is that the cooktop is very shallow when compared to other single-oven ranges. The control area in front must take up some of the room we were used to, so it doesn't take many pans at the same time or fit our griddle very well. The small oven is great for reheating items or baking small batches of cookies, etc. Nice to have two ovens for two temps during Thanksgiving. The plastic knobs are all broken now and it takes some effort to turn on flame, adjust, etc. Trying to order some replacements now. Haven't had a real problem with spilling into the oven door, but it seems all ovens have holes at the top that can be prone to drips. Auto self-clean function works great, no problems there. The flame (not coil or infrared) broiler is only in the top oven, and shuts off if you have the oven door open. That's a little frustrating but prolly a safety feature. Also can't broil a pan lengthwise due to the shallow-ness, so have to move it around to get an even broil.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Design flaws
2/14/2014
Pros
Cons
Difficult To Clean
Best Uses
Comment:
Very disappointed in this product. We rarely use our bottom oven. We have streaks between the double glass in the bottom oven. We cannot clean it. It would require an appliance repair tech. It is so obviously a design flaw. The top inside of the door has large oval openings and you can see right in to the door. The ovens both emit alot of gas when turned on. I have always had electric appliances and realize after reading other reviews that this is not normal. I wondered how those heavy fumes were allowed.
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
Terrible stove/oven
2/23/2012
Pros
Cons
Control knobs break
Gas valves seize up
Had gas leaks
Overall poor quality
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Comment:
This stove has been a bad experience from the day they installed it. 1st oven had an intermittant gas leak....was replaced. 2nd unit had a less frequent gas odor, but finally went away. Cheap plastic burner knob broke and so did its replacement. Recently, a burner valve stuck in the ON position and had to turn off all gas. I am calling [@]to have them take it away.
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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