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Whirlpool GGG388LXQ
 
Approximate retail price:
$1,119.60
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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)
User Reviews
User Reviews

(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.
The Whirlpool GGG388LXQ is part of the Kitchen ranges test program at Consumer Reports. The Whirlpool GGG388LXQ Kitchen ranges features and specs include Low-power burners, Medium-power burners, Stainless steel available, Convection mode, High-power burners, Cooking drawer, Double oven, Slide-in, Number of cooktop burners. In our lab tests, Kitchen ranges models like the Whirlpool GGG388LXQ are reviewed on Oven capacity, Self-cleaning, Overall score, Type, Baking, Broiling, Cooktop high, Cooktop low. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Whirlpool GGG388LXQ based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Whirlpool GGG388LXQ include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Whirlpool GGG388LXQ.
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