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Kitchen ranges

Whirlpool WFG361LVQ
 
Approximate retail price:
$450
Summary: This Whirlpool 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 - Whirlpool WFG361LVQ

The Whirlpool WFG361LVQ is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas range models like the WFG361LVQ 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 WFG361LVQ
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 - Whirlpool WFG361LVQ
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
iGNITER STILL BAD
8/16/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
High-Powered Burners
Cons
Defective oven igniter
Imprecise Temp Control
Best Uses
Not baking
Comment:
A&E factory service will be out for the 4th time tomorrow, same problem. When the oven does light, it may heat up to 350 or not. Will not reignite to maintain temp. Display does not reflect actual temp. Last time tech added a ground wire somewhere to the igniter or burner, and of course everything worked while he was there. Later that night, same problem.
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)
 
2.0
BAD IGNITER DESIGN
8/1/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
Heats Up Quickly
High-Powered Burners
Cons
Imprecise Temp Control
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Comment:
Burners, broiler good. Oven heating bad. 11 mo. old, igniter started acting up. Would not always come on to maintain temp. Service tech 1 week ago made adjustments. Still acting up. New tech today made another adjustment and could not find a problem. Advised getting service contract. Will contact Whirlpool again if problems continue.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Died at 15 months
6/21/2012
Pros
Cons
Defective
Best Uses
Comment:
I owned this appliance for 15 months and did not buy the extended warranty. The computer that controls the oven died and the price of the part alone is $478.90, not including service and labor. Whirlpool's response was to scold me for not buying an extended warranty. I had to buy a new range/oven today and I am bitter about that.
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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