The KitchenAid KDRS407VSS is part of the range
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, pro-style range
models like the KDRS407VSS 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 brand sells a broad range of cooking appliances priced between $1,500 and $6,000. Its Architect Series II collection includes built-in wall ovens, electric, gas, and dual-fuel ranges, induction, gas, and electric cooktops, microwave-hood combination ovens and hoods, and a slow-cook warming drawer. Its pro-style ranges have convection and steam-assist technology.
Features & Specs - KitchenAid KDRS407VSS
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 owned this product for 3 weeks. It had two problems, first the oven door wouldn't seat and so the oven light would come on randomly. Even worse, the oven blower went out the third time I used the oven. It took a week to get repair people and then they made me sign a waiver that said if they damaged my home, they were not responsible. Then, before they left, they strongly urged me to get an extended warranty (not from them) because of the number of repairs of this range. I have opted to return the range.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Lisa Rober
from DeWitt, MI
(27 of 28 customers found this review helpful)
Worst review ever!
I have had this stove for 3 months and it is the absolute worst oven I have ever owned and the most expensive! The burners work fine, but the stove intermittently works. It appears that the oven is on and at set temperatures however about 50% of the time the oven temp is 50 or more degrees below the set temp. Sometimes it won't heat completely at and seems to get stuck. I am currently having it serviced for the 8th time as I speak, the technicians are baffled where the parts are located. It has been a complete nightmare. We bought a new home, purchased all new appliances and this has been the biggest let down for the money. DO NOT BUY!!!