Kenmore 98053 range

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Summary: This Kenmore freestanding electric smoothtop range has the following:
• 4 surface cooking elements
• Among surface elements, 2 high-powered element(s).
• Warming element on cooktop
• One or more expandable cooktop elements.
• Convection oven mode.
• Double ovens.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
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Type: Smoothtop, double oven (30-inch)
About - Kenmore 98053

The Kenmore 98053 is part of the range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric smoothtop range models like the 98053 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Cooktop high:
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.

Cooktop low:
This reflects how well the lowest-powered element or burner kept a low temperature as for melting chocolate. 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 midlevel, mass-market brand sells appliances priced between $500 and $1,500. Introduced in 1927, Kenmore has earned a solid reputation with consumers. The appliances are sold through Sears stores.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore 98053
info Double oven Yes
info Cooking drawer No
info High-power elements 2
info Medium-power elements 0
info Low-power elements 2
info Convection mode Yes
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore 98053
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Entire surface of cook top is too HOT!
Attractive Design
Easily Burn Yourself
Takes Forever To Cool Dow
Trim Gets Really Hot
Best Uses
I used both cook top and ovens. The ovens worked great, but the entire service on the cooktop, including trim got so hot that I was easily burned. The burners take a very long time to cool down. 1 vent for both ovens is located in the left hand corner under the cook top knobs and you can burn yourself reaching for the dial. I will be returning and looking for two vents for the ovens as well as a cook top service that does not get so hot!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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