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Kitchen ranges

Kenmore 72313
 
Approximate retail price:
$1100
Summary: This Kenmore freestanding gas range has the following:
• 5 surface burners
• Among surface burners, 2 high-powered burner(s).
• Convection oven mode.
• Grates: Cast iron, continuous.
• Warming drawer.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
• Has oval burner or bridge burner for griddle use.
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Type: Gas and dual-fuel, single oven (30-inch)
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
3.0
Would not recomend.
12/5/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Large Surface Area
Cons
Flame To Far From Pots
Heats slowly
Best Uses
Baking
Comment:
This range is best suited if you are using VERY large pots or pans on the largest burner. I have been using gas ranges for the <br />past 25 years and this is by far the slowest one to bring anything to a boiling point; the exception is the largest burner.<br /><br />However, the convection oven is great.
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)
 
3.0
Average.
3/24/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Convection Oven Is Great
Good For Very Large Pans
Great For Baking
Large oven capacity
Large Surface Area
Oven Heats Quickly
Cons
Cook Top Take A Long Time
Heats slowly
Very Bad For Small Pans
Very Bad For Small Pots
Best Uses
Any Oven Use
Baking
Cooking Wlarge Pans
Cooking Wlarge Pots
Larger Kitchens
Comment:
Convection oven works great for just about any purpose we have tried. The cook-top, is NOT very good for small pots and pans. The problem is the distance from the burners to the top of the iron cast crates. The flame does not reach the bottom of the pots and pans with enough flame.<br /><br />We have another 8 year old, cheap gas stove, that heats the pots and pans in at least half the time the Kenmore takes.<br /><br />We did not know or think about this prior to buying a full Kenmore Kitchen set. If we did, we would not have bought a Kenmore oven. If you only use large pans and pots, (12 and larger diameter) it would be just fine; however, for most normal families the stove top takes at least twice the time, if not more, to bring any normal 8 pot or pan to a boil.<br /><br />The two smallest burners are pretty much useless.<br /><br />2 years of usage.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great deal for the price.....
6/1/2011
Pros
Attractive Design
Heats Up Quickly
Large Surface Area
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
My wife and I had our last range die over the X-mas holiday. [...]had a great deal on this oven, we beat the list price by three hundred dollars, on a stainless steel model. We could not find a make/model at any retailer with all of the features on this range for anywhere near the price. I saw less than stellar reviews of the warranty follow up in general on their products from other websites, so we chose to avoid the extended warranty they tried to push. So far it has been great. The convection feature is awesome when cooking meats, you cook 25% less time and they are much juicier. We purchased an iron griddle to use over the middle burner. It works ok, but the range does not heat the ends well. Otherwise, a great bargain so far...
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Kenmore 72313 is part of the Kitchen ranges test program at Consumer Reports. The Kenmore 72313 Kitchen ranges features and specs include Low-power burners, Stainless steel available, Convection mode, High-power burners, Cooking drawer, Double oven, Slide-in, Number of cooktop burners, Medium-power burners. In our lab tests, Kitchen ranges models like the Kenmore 72313 are reviewed on Type, Baking, Broiling, Cooktop high, Cooktop low, Oven capacity, Self-cleaning, Overall score. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Kenmore 72313 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Kenmore 72313 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Kenmore 72313.
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