I bought this item less than a month ago, but so far my hubby & I have done quite a bit of cooking with it & thus, far we love it!! :-) I've always wanted a Ceramic Glass Smooth Top oven, because I hate the site of those nasty burners after a few uses on the other kind of ovens. BURNER INFO:Before you use your Ceramic Glass Smooth Top oven for the very first time, make sure you use the "polish" that comes with your oven to wax over the stove top, prior to your first use of the stove top. Then follow the directions in your manuel for continued care of your stove top.The sales gal @ Sear's did tell me that most likely the rings on the Ceramic Glass Smooth Top oven will eventually fade a lot &/or be gone completely. I asked her how long "overall" do you think the rings will last & she said probably about 11yrs or so if you take very good care of your Smooth Top from the get-go. I figured I could live with that risk, if indeed, the rings don't go away until AFTER I've had my oven for 11+ yrs. That's a chance that I'm willing to take with this. SELF-CLEANING OVEN INFO:First & foremost, ALWAYS remove your racks from you oven BEFORE you use the "Self Cleaning Oven" feature button. If you don't, your oven racks will lose all of their finish & they won't be shiny anymore.The sales gal also told me that when I go to use my "Self Cleaning Oven" to be sure & set a timer elsewhere in the house for approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours MAXIMUM. She said that the "Self Cleaning Oven" feature automatically sets the cleaning procedure for @ least 3 hours or more & the sales gal explained to me that this is way too long & it will usually turn the top edge of you oven door brown & you will not be able to get this clean once this happens. She explained that using the "Self Cleaning Oven" feature for 1 to 1-1/2 hours should be plenty of time to get your oven cleaned. Just hit the OFF button after a little over an hour to STOP the "Self Cleaning Oven" feature.WORTH THE "EXTRA" MONEY:I spent almost $100 MORE on the oven I selected, because I choose the one where the bottom heating element inside the oven is NOT EXPOSED. It's actually under a piece of metal, which is well worth the extra money because you're not spilling food on this heating element & it is a lot easier to wipe out the oven during cleaning when this heating element is NOT exposed.OVEN VIEW:I really like the big glass window so you can keep an eye on your food while it is cooking in the oven. This is a really nice feature & helps prevent having to open the oven constantly to check on your food!!NOTE:This oven does NOT automatically come with an electrical cord, this needs to be purchased separately. I ordered the longest cord available for this oven for an additional $21 (including tax). This oven also does NOT come with a Broiler Pan, but that wasn't a problem for me as I already had one. If you don't have a Broiler Pan, I would suggest you purchase one of these as well for when you're doing any broiling in the oven.Overall....I would say this oven is pretty "user friendly" and it didn't take much for me to figure out all of the settings & how to properly use this oven. As with everything...READ YOUR MANUAL from cover to cover prior to using your oven & go from there. Pretty simple!! :-)
I purchased this range, but had to return it! Tolerance for height was not there. Looked "unfinished" against my brand new granite counter tops! Plus and this is a BIG one, the bottom drawer is horrible. Cheap material not solid at all. The range kinda ruined it for me for my new kitchen make-over! Oh ya returned it for a GE slide in fits perfect & nice solid drawer, check it out!!!!! Good Luck
Had this for about two weeks now and it works great and looks awesome
Large, good features, self-cleaning...all important.
This adds class to any kitchen with a reasonable price!!
Gorgeous and works well!
Just got my new Electric range with ceramic smoothtop cooktop. It is beautiful and matches my other appliances. Easy to clean and love the new smoothtop. So happy to get rid of my 18 year old Kenmore with the coil elements. Hope this one lasts as long as my other Kenmore.
Bought this stove because I liked the look of a slide in with granite counter tops. It looks beautiful with the granite and it's great that crumbs don't go between the stove and cabinets. Fan does come on a lot, but it is not loud or annoying to us. The bottom drawer is very cheaply made for the price of this stove.
It was hard to install - we were replacing an old stove. The measurements didn't fit and had to cut countertop.The other thing is that the descriptions imprinted under the range dials are missing on one side - weird and a little troubling.
If you are considering this range:1) The pre-heating chime, does not indicate that the oven has reached your temp setting. For bakers, plan on purchasing a separate oven thermometer. 2) There are two types of ovens for this range, standard with an exposed bottom coil and another with a metal panel which covers the element, called hidden bake. Hidden bake takes longer to come to temperature, = higher energy costs to operate. For either model, set the timer for 15min, ignore the preheat chime, and check your own independent oven thermometer at 15 min, before putting anything in to bake 3) If that metal panel over the element slips out of the slots in the back, it will warp, and you will need to push it down and back into the slots in the back of the range. 4) think hard about the black top. I spend more time, surface cleaner and paper towels than with my GE gray ceramic cook top. And you can trust the pre-heat chime.