What's this? This is based on oven capacity, cooktop speed and simmer performance, and oven baking, broiling, and self-cleaning performance. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
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Summary:This LG 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. • Touch controls instead of dials for cooktop settings.
The LG LDE3017ST is part of the kitchen range
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric smoothop range
models like the LDE3017ST 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 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 brand sells cooking appliances priced between $1,000 and $2,500. New to cooking appliances, LG is known for high-tech design and technology and gear characterized by stylish controls and a large capacity in its freestanding ranges. Its Dual Convection System claims a 30 percent faster preheat time for ovens.
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.
High-power elements The number of surface cooking elements rated at over 2,000 watts. On a smoothtop range, often one or more of the high-power elements is a dual element; you can choose the large element or a smaller element within the larger one for small pots.
Medium-power elements The number of surface cooking elements rated at over 1,500 watts but not more than 2,000 watts.
Low-power elements The number of surface cooking elements rated from 1,200 to 1,500 watts not including warming-only elements, or those contained within larger expandable elements.
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.
Slide-in Slides between cabinets; all controls are on front panel for a built-in look. May have an unfinished exterior on the sides of the range, and typically the left and right edges of the cooktop overlap the counter.
Stainless steel available Many new mainstream ranges come with stainless steel trim or offer a stainless-trim version for an additional $200 or so.
When using the self cleaning feature, the range blows an internal fuse. The entire range shuts down - the cook top and the second oven do not work and the oven doors will not unlock. We have only attempted to clean the main oven twice, both times blowing the fuse. This fuse - which only costs $2.95 - is not stocked in Canada, delaying the repair even longer. Last Christmas we had to barbecue the turkey in -16C weather. Looks like this Christmas may be a repeat.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Maxwell House
from Boise, ID
Easy To Clean
Heats Up Quickly
Separate Timers For Ovens
Obnoxious Timer Alarm
I love this oven! The small oven on the top quickly heats up and allows me to cook most things (casseroles, pizza, cookies, etc.).I haven't even had to use the lower oven because of the convenience of the top oven. Also, the stove top heats up things FAST - which is lovely. The digital display is easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing. Honestly, I haven't read through my user manual yet, but I will say that the timer and preheat alarm are annoying. It's a long little jingle that continues on-and-on. But honestly, doesn't bother me that bad and at least I can hear it when it goes off. So far, I love it!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Lebanon Virginia
Stopped Working After 5 Minutes-Terrible
Difficult To Clean
The stove worked 5 minutes after its first use. Called Customer Service and the spokesperson could barely speak English and was not very helpful. Basically said there was no one in my area to repair it which was crazy. I gave her a business that repair my LG Dryer under warranty who was 10 miles away. She said she would get back to me in 3 to 5 days and would not permit me to call the local business. No Thanksgiving Dinner thanks to LG!!!