The Jenn-Air JGRP430WP is part of the kitchen range
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, pro-style ranges
models like the JGRP430WP are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects how quickly the most powerful element could raise a 6-liter (6 1/3 quart) pot of water from room temperature to a near boil.
This reflects the ability of the lowest power element to melt and hold chocolate without scorching it. We also set the most powerful element to its lowest setting 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 high-end line offers appliances priced between $1,500 and $6,000. Jenn-Air makes high-performance cooking appliances in a choice of stylish collections that include stainless steel and other finishes.
Features & Specs - Jenn-Air JGRP430WP
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).
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 Freestanding ranges can fit in the middle of a kitchen counter or at the end. Two other styles, with similar parts and features, are slide-ins, which fit into a space between cabinets, and drop-ins, which rest atop toe-kick-level cabinetry and lack a storage drawer.
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.
I have a slightly different version of the same range (downdraft), but the feature it shares is the glass top. We were reluctant to get a gas stove because so many are difficult to keep clean--too many small areas to clean. This glass surface cleans right up with low abrasive glass stove top cleaner.<br /><br />Of the four Jenn-Aire products we bought, I like the stove by far the best. It cooks very well. I don't do much baking, but what I do it has also handled (and the oven has stayed very clean--I've yet to have a need to clean it).
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
By Kitchen Gal
from Morristown, NJ
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
DO NOT BUY
Professional Style Range
Strong Burner Output
Save yourself the trouble and look at another oven. This never worked from the start - convection fans never turned and the oven abruptly shut down after the first use. Jenn-Air is on their 3rd attempt to repair my new oven. <br /><br />They replaced the entire computer panel and it still malfunctioned.