The Whirlpool Gold GW399LXUQ is part of the kitchen range
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas range
models like the Gold GW399LXUQ are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
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.
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.
This reflects the evenness of cookies and cakes in multi-rack baking tests.
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.
High-power burners The number of surface cooking burners rated at over 11,000 Btu/hr., maximum. High-power burners are good for quickly heating large quantities, searing, and other high-temperature cooking. Some also perform well on low-heat tasks (when turned to their low setting). Mainstream ranges typically have one or two high-power burners. Pro-style ranges often have four.
Medium-power burners The number of surface cooking burners with maximum output ratings over 6,500 Btu/hr but not more than 11,000 Btu/hr. Though they don't offer top speed and power, medium-power burners can generally handle all cooking tasks.
Low-power burners The number of surface cooking burners with maximum output ratings of 6,500 Btu/hr or less (sometimes called simmer burners). These are intended for delicate tasks such as sauces.
Number of cooktop burners Total number of individual cooktop burners.
Number of cooktop burners
Convection mode Has a convection feature that uses a fan or two to circulate heated air, and sometimes an extra heating element. The convection mode can be turned off if you prefer conventional cooking.
Double oven Double oven models have a second oven cavity. Most have a separate small oven above the main one complete with its own controls, door, window, oven light, slide-out rack, and self-clean function. While the upper oven offers easy access, the main oven is relatively low; you'll need to crouch to remove items from lower shelf positions. Other designs offer two same-sized ovens, or convert a single oven into two using a slide-in partition (though with a shared door.)
Cooking drawer Drawer below the main oven that can cook foods (up to a few inches high), as well as warm or heat serving bowls and plates. The cooking drawer has its own temperature control so can be set to cook a dish independent of the main oven. Foods must be lifted up out of the drawer (lacks a slide-out rack), and the drawer requires manual cleaning.
Slide-in Slides between cabinets; unfinished exterior on the sides of the range. The edge of the cooktop overlaps the counter on each side and all controls are on front panel for a built-in look.
Stainless steel available Many new mainstream ranges come with stainless steel trim or offer a stainless-trim version for an additional $200 or so. Many pro-style ranges (brands such as Viking, DCS, and GE Monogram, among others) have full stainless-steel construction.
Have had problems with the oven lighting every time we want to use it. Sometimes the oven will light consistently for a month or more at a time, then it will not. Have had it repaired several times. Always the same repair - they replace the starter. Never know when it will quit.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Frederick, md
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
So far I love it
Easy To Clean
Great burner heat control
Simmer burner rocks
Storage drawer is cheap
Rock solid performance for over a year. Very accurate oven with even heating. Accusimmer burner is great. Very low heat with no danger of burning. Two medium burners have very good control from low to high. Power burner is very fast but you need large pots since it is so large. Cooktop burners a little close together so 4 pots is too crowded. If this range needed to be replaced through no fault of its own, I would replace it with the same thing.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from coeur d alene idaho
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Difficult To Clean
This unit is a dangerous safety hazzard. The burners go out without you realizing it (you have a pan over the fire after all)and the room fills up with fumes before you are aware of it having gone out. Then you have to open all the windows and doors. This has happened to my stove at least 8 times now. It happens a lot when I have changed the gas feed from high or med to low or even back to high. Also my unit had buzzing noise problems and we has a repairman come three times to fix it, which he did but eventually it comes back and eventually that is after your 1 year warrantee is over. Don't buy this stove.