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Samsung FE-R300SB range

 
Approximate retail price:
$600
Summary: This Samsung freestanding electric smoothtop range has the following:
• 4 surface cooking elements
• Among surface elements, 2 high-powered element(s).
• One or more expandable cooktop elements.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
• Oven has "steam clean" function for light cleaning.
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Type: Smoothtop, single oven (30-inch)
About - Samsung FE-R300SB

The Samsung FE-R300SB is part of the range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric smoothtop range models like the FE-R300SB 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.

Baking:
This reflects the evenness of cookies and cakes in multi-rack baking tests.
About This Brand

This midlevel brands sells cooking appliances priced between $1,000 and $2,500. In 2008, Samsung released a range with the SteamQuic cleaning system, a three-fan true-convection range designed to cook food more evenly.

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Features & Specs - Samsung FE-R300SB
info Double oven No
info Cooking drawer No
info High-power elements 2
info Medium-power elements 0
info Low-power elements 2
info Convection mode No
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - Samsung FE-R300SB
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1.0
FE-R300SW
5/29/2015
Pros
Cons
Bake Element Burning Up
Paint Bottom Chipping
Paint Can Get In Food
Very Unsafe
Best Uses
Comment:
I loved it until I noticed the enamel cracking on the bottom. The bake element sits below the oven box and should make for an easy wipe clean but it seems the element is starting to burn up through the bottom. I wipe all small sharp enamel pieces with a cloth each time and it has never been used on self clean as I keep it immaculate. I have been playing phone tag with the company and it is so unsafe to use, I am surprised at the way they are handling the defect as they took pictures and confirmed this. I cannot use the oven any longer. I thought Samsung was better than this. Very disappointed.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Junk
5/24/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Comment:
Constant issues with this range, as well as the rest of the Samsung appliances in our kitchen. I will not buy another Samsung product again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Will not buy another Samsung Range
10/26/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We have had our Samsung since November of 2009 and 6 months ago I called Samsung service and the technician told me that the Range I have needed a switch for the Bake function. I looked at the back of the range and there are no switches for the Bake function. It is all digital and I wrote to Samsung in New Jersey and my letter was returned since the location is a warehouse. Now the SE light comes on and I have to unplug the unit several times and hope it will reset itself. I will buy GE in November when appliances go on sale. This SE malfunction seems like it should be a class action lawsuit against Samsung since my model is doing this also.
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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