One of the most important appliances in your home is the range: unless you order take out every night. There are so many options and price ranges that it can be difficult to get started with the process of trying to select the right product. In this article, we will review the Frigidaire fgef3035rf freestanding electric range. We will also compare it to some other ranges in the same price range to see how it stacks up to the competition.
What Is the Frigidaire Fgef3035Rf?
The Frigidaire fgef3035rf is a 30-inch freestanding electric smooth top range. This range is manufactured by the Frigidaire company; a leader in the production of quality home appliances.
The fge3035rf electric range features a 5.7 cubic-foot quick bake convection oven that comes with a single convection fan to circulate hot air throughout the oven for faster and provide more even baking. The oven also has a self-cleaning mode that can be set in increments of two, three or four hours, depending on how much soil and food particles need to be cleaned from the oven. The fge3035rf is built with a full-width storage drawer beneath the oven for handy storing baking sheets or pans, which helps free up extra space elsewhere.
The cooktop features five electric burners with excellent cooking features. The front left and front right burners feature Frigidaire's SpaceWise Expandable technology. The front left burner can be used at a six-in. cooking radius or a nine-in. cooking radius to accommodate larger cookware. The front right burner can expand its cooking radius from nine to 12 in. The fge3030rf also features a center burner warming zone that is designed to keep dishes warm while cooking the rest of the meal. Additionally, hot surface indicator light stays illuminated until the cooking surface is safe to touch and clean.
The cooking controls are precisely set to manage temperature for consistent results. The cooktop controls are located on the rear panel, which is very common for freestanding ranges. The oven settings are controlled by a push button panel featuring LED display. This range features an attractive black smooth cooktop and comes wrapped in stainless steel. This unit will fit any standard 30-in. opening and will blend in seamlessly in almost any kitchen.
The cooking performance on this range is very good with fast boil times and precise temperature control. The convection fan in the oven helps apply heat more evenly, especially when baking on multiple racks. The bake heating element is not hidden, and it is located on the oven floor. Hidden bake elements are becoming more popular because they make it easier to keep the floor of the oven clean. The surfaces are easy to keep clean on the fgef3030rf with smudge proof stainless steel and ceramic glass cook top.
The cooktop features a total of five burners. The left front burner is expandable from six to nine in. and is rated at from 1,200 to 3,000 watts with the Power Boil feature. The right front burner is expandable from nine to 12 in. and is rated at 1,800 up to 3,000 watts with the Power Boil feature. The rear burners are six in. in diameter and rated at 1,200 watts, while the center burner is designed to be a warming zone and is rated at 100 watts of power. The cooktop features plastic temperature control knobs and a hot surface indicator light.
The oven features a variable bake/broil setting with temperatures of up to 550 degrees F and single fan convection heating. The fgef3035rf also features three separate self-cleaning settings, a keep warm setting, and a timed cook option. The oven capacity is 5.7 cft. and features one incandescent light with auto shut-off technology.
The fgef3035rf is a standard size freestanding range with the dimensions of 29.875 in. x 28.406 in. x 47.75 in., and it has a total shipped weight of 180 pounds. The power supply needed is a standard 240v connection that is common in households in the United Staets.
The Frigidaire fgef3035rf can be purchased for approximately $600. This price tag is in line with the features and functions that are included with this range, which is designed to be a baseline model at an affordable price.
How it Compares
We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.
The Frigidaire fgef3035rf is priced at approximately $600, making it a very affordable option for homeowners looking for the crossroads between value and quality.
Ease of Use
This Frigidaire range is extremely easy to use with precision temperature control and three self cleaning modes, and convection cooking makes cooking and cleanup a snap.
Frigidaire includes an installation guide that is easy to follow. However, this range is no different from any other electric range because it needs to be connected with a 240V power cord designed specifically for electric ranges. Therefore, some very basic electrical wiring is needed to install this unit. Otherwise, just slide the unit into place and that's it.
Frigidaire has designed this range to be a solid option for someone looking for a quality range with basic features. This range is well designed for the price range, but it lacks several high-end features associated with pricier models.
Frigidaire offers a one-year limited warranty with this product.
- Analog knobs on the front control panel are easy to operate with just a touch
- Two oven racks can be configured in 6 positions to accommodate a variety of baking needs
- Oven broil lets you set the broiling temperature for improved cooking control when grilling meats or melting cheese
The GE jb645rkss is a 30-in. smooth top freestanding range manufactured by General Electric. This electric range features four heating elements that are excellent for sauteing, boiling water, frying and simmering. The glass cooking surface is easy to clean and is also easy on the eyes. The front burners are expandable from six to nine in. and are rated at a powerful 3,100 watts.
The oven is 5.3 cft. and features conventional heating with a four-pass bake element on the bottom and a four-pass broiling element on top. There are two racks and six rack positions. Also, the oven has a self-cleaning mode that can be set on a delay, as can baking. The full-width bottom storage drawer frees up kitchen space for hard to store cookware.
The GE jb645rkss is priced at approximately $500, making it very affordable for almost anyone in the market for a smooth top range.
Ease of Use
This range is very easy to use and features easy-to-read temperature knobs and a push button user interface with the oven. The self-cleaning mode makes cleaning the oven hassle-free.
GE includes an installation guide that is easy to follow. However, this range is no different from any other electric range in that it needs to be connected with a 240V power cord designed specifically for electric ranges. Therefore, some very basic electrical wiring is needed to install this unit. This unit is designed to fit any standard 30-in. opening seamlessly.
GE has manufactured this range to be an entry level model, and it is equipped and priced accordingly. The range is well-constructed with several basic features one would expect on a range at this price scale.
GE has included a one-year limited warranty with this range.
Kenmore Elite 95053
- Removable full-width storage drawer allows you to store cookware or kitchen accessories
- Fifth element warming zone provides low-heat capability for foods
- Two oven racks can be configured in six positions to accommodate a variety of baking needs
The Kenmore 95053 is a smooth top freestanding electric range manufactured by the Kenmore company. The range features five burners on this cooktop that have different power ratings and purposes. In the right front element, you can find the powerful 3,200-watt, nine-in. power boil element. With the power boil setting, a higher wattage is directed to the element, making it heat faster, which can bring a pot of water to a rolling boil quickly. Additionally, the left front burner is expandable to three settings with six, nine and 12-in. burner rings. Controlling this element is easy with the corresponding knob.
The center six-in, element is a food warmer that only produces 100 watts of energy. GE has included a large 6.1-cft. oven with this range. The broiling element is one of the most powerful, available at 4,000 watts, sits at the top of the oven chamber, and heats very quickly. The 3,500-watt baking element is hidden beneath the oven floor, making it easy to wipe away food spills and baked-on messes. Also, this Kenmore range features dual convection fans for even cooking, even when using multiple racks.
The Kenmore Elite 95053 is priced at approximately $900, making it somewhat more expensive than the other ranges we have reviewed. However, a large capacity oven, dual convection heating, and powerful heating elements help explain the higher price tag.
Ease of Use
This range is very easy to use and features push button oven controls with LED display, as well as clearly marked control knobs for the cooktop. The dual convection oven with hidden bake element make baking and cleaning up afterwards a breeze.
Kenmore includes an installation guide that is easy to follow. However, this range is no different from any other electric range in that it needs to be connected with a 240V power cord designed specifically for electric ranges. Therefore, some very basic electrical wiring is needed to install this unit. This range will fit any standard 30-in. opening.
This is a very well designed range with higher end several features like a dual convection oven, cooktop warming zone and power boast technology. Additionally, the large capacity oven features one of the most powerful broiler elements we have ever reviewed.
Kenmore offers a one-year limited warranty with this range.
The Summit tem230bkwy electric range is a 30-in. freestanding electric range designed to fit into space-conscious kitchens. The tem230bkwy is wrapped in stainless steel and is designed with sleek angles that do not disappoint the eye. The Summit tem230bkwy features four coil elements and a digital clock with a timer. The oven window has a light for the most precise baking and a full-width storage compartment for added convenience. The cooktop control knobs are made of stainless steel for a professional feel. The oven is relatively small with a 3.7-cft. capacity and features conventional heating for baking.
The Summit tem230bkwy is priced at approximately $1,100, making it a rather expensive investment for a range. This option lacks several features one would expect to see to justify such a hefty price tag.
Ease of Use
This range uses a combination of control knobs for the cooktop and a push button digital interface for the oven. The heating elements are powerful, but the oven is rather small, and the cooktop features heating coils.
Summit includes an installation guide that is easy to follow. However, this range is no different from any other electric range because it needs to be connected with a 240V power cord designed specifically for electric ranges. Therefore, some very basic electrical wiring is needed to install this unit. This range is designed to fit into any standard 30-in. cabinet opening.
Summit has designed this range to appear to be a professional-grade range. With solid construction and stainless steel control knobs, this unit certainly looks the part. However, this range is lacking many features that one would expect with this price tag.
Summit offers a one-year limited warranty on this product.
The Frigidaire fgef3035rf is a very well-designed freestanding electric range at a very good price. The five-burner smooth cooktop and convection heating make this range a great value at the price. Overall, for someone looking for a solid range without too much flash at a bargain price, the Frigidaire fgef3035rf is a good choice.
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