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    Café CS980STSS Range

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    CS980STSS
    This standard 30-inch wide freestanding smoothtop range has the following:
    • 5 surface cooking elements
    • Among surface elements, 1 high-powered element(s).
    • Warming element on cooktop
    • One or more expandable cooktop elements.
    • Convection oven mode.
    • Warming drawer.
    • Has a cooking drawer in addition to main oven.
    • Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
    External Dimensions
    Width: 30 in
    Description
    This standard 30-inch wide freestanding smoothtop range has the following:
    • 5 surface cooking elements
    • Among surface elements, 1 high-powered element(s).
    • Warming element on cooktop
    • One or more expandable cooktop elements.
    • Convection oven mode.
    • Warming drawer.
    • Has a cooking drawer in addition to main oven.
    • Touchpads for setting oven temperature.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Cooktop high

    Cooktop high

    This reflects how quickly the most powerful element could raise a large pot of water from room temperature to a near boil.

     /  5
    Cooktop low

    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.

     /  5
    Baking

    Baking

    This reflects the evenness of cookies and cakes in multi-rack baking tests.

     /  5
    Broiling

    Broiling

    This denotes upper-element evenness as well as high-temperature searing, using a broiler pan full of hamburgers.

     /  5
    Oven capacity

    Oven capacity

    This is our evaluation of usable space, including shelf area and vertical space for casseroles. For dual oven models, the score includes both ovens.

     /  5
    Self-cleaning

    Self-cleaning

    A gauge of the oven self-cleaning cycle's effectiveness at removing a baked-on mixture of eggs, lard, cherry-pie filling, cheese, tomato puree, and tapioca.

     /  5

    About

    The Café CS980STSS is part of the Ranges test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Electric smoothtop ranges models like the CS980STSS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Cooktop high This reflects how quickly the most powerful element could raise a large 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.

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