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Kitchen ranges

Whirlpool Gold GW399LXUQ
 
Approximate retail price:
$1400
Summary: This Whirlpool slide-in gas range has the following:
• 4 surface burners
• Among surface burners, 2 high-powered burner(s).
• Convection oven mode.
• Grates: Cast iron, continuous.
• Slide-in style range.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
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Type: Gas and dual-fuel, single oven (30-inch)
About - Whirlpool Gold GW399LXUQ

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.


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 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 Gold GW399LXUQ
info High-power burners 2
info Medium-power burners 1
info Low-power burners 1
info Number of cooktop burners 4
info Convection mode Yes
info Double oven No
info Cooking drawer No
info Slide-in Yes
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool Gold GW399LXUQ
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Dog
12/22/2012
Pros
Cons
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
So far I love it
1/27/2011
Pros
Accurate Oven
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Even oven
Great burner heat control
High-Powered Burners
Simmer burner rocks
Cons
Storage drawer is cheap
Best Uses
Baking
Heavy Usage
Sauteing
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
It stinks!
10/17/2010
Pros
Cons
Difficult To Clean
Gas safety
Messy
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
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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