Looking at the bells and whistles promised by the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF makes me wish we were back to a time when things were simpler. A time when cooking just meant preparing the ingredients and then putting a pot on the stovetop. When it was just these simple to operate appliances, you didn’t have to worry about BTUs, self-cleaning features, and complex settings. Instead, you just baked and cooked what you wanted and you moved on with your day.
Unfortunately, that is not the case anymore. Now with MasterChef Jr. showing us that even kids can turn cooking an art, we have come to expect more from our stoves and ovens. Gone are the days of simple to use appliances that offered features that were limited to high, medium, and low. Instead, consumers can look forward to a never ending stream of top of the line appliances year after year. And with each year, the appliances only offer cooker and more innovative functions. You can expect that the newer model of appliances will always be fully loaded with all the latest bells and whistles. The Frigidaire FGGF3058RF is no exception. This state of the art appliance wants to fulfill our expectations and be the gas range and oven you use to cook culinary masterpieces.The question is, can it stand up to that?
While the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF certainly has a lot to offer on the outside, the question remains, is it as dependable, durable, effective, and practical as it is cracked up to be? Well, today our aim is to answer that question.
In today’s article, we are going to take a look at the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF oven range. From the design to the performance, to the ease of use, we have everything you need in order to make sure this is the right appliance for your home and your needs. It is imperative that you make sure that you do your research before you dive in headfirst, not just with the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF, but with any new appliance in general. With that being said, let’s get started!
How the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF Compares to Competitors
The Frigidaire FGGF3058RF
Behind the Brand
Frigidaire remains to be one of the leading appliance producers on the globe. While Frigidaire might be more closely associated with refrigerators and cooling appliances, the company claims to be the first one to release a compact 30-inch electric range in the 1950s.
This brand was first founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was the leading Trailblazer in self-contained refrigerators. It wasn’t until 1919 when the founder of General Motors, William C. Durant, decided to invest in the company. The iconic name Frigidaire was soon born. Since then, Frigidaire has been leading the way in innovative and creative refrigerator appliances. Over the years, the company has put out a vast array of appliances. In fact, one of their most popular collections is the Frigidaire Gallery. The Frigidaire Gallery is a collection of some of the most powerful and well designed appliances. If you find that you like that match your appliances with one another (who doesn’t) then the Frigidaire Gallery is the first place that you will want to start shopping through. In fact, the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF we will review today falls in line with the Frigidaire gallery collection. (We will talk about what the Frigidaire gallery offers in just a moment).
And that’s not all
It is clear that over the years the company has become a staple name in households all across the world. In fact, in addition to claiming to be the first creators of the 30 inch electric rain as we mentioned above, Frigidaire also claims to have been the first company to put out electric self-contained refrigerators as well as home food freezers. The brand also takes credit for paving the way for the ever favorite room air conditioner as well. Strangely enough, Frigidaire does not shy away from the fact that they were the first company to advertise color coordinated home appliances as well. You can clearly see this in their impeccable Frigidaire gallery appliances. While many other companies may debate the validity of these “first”, one thing is clear. Frigidaire has been paving the way in home appliances specifically refrigerators and ranges for several years now. It’s clear that they have been doing something right as homeowners all across the nation love this iconic brand.
Over the years, Frigidaire has come out with ovens for every kitchen and every budget. Perhaps this is what has allowed Frigidaire to make a name for itself with so many consumers. When it comes to their latest models, Frigidaire does not shy away from having all the features that one would expect a high end model to have.
Now that you have a little bit of brand understanding when it comes to Frigidaire, it’s time to take a closer look at their latest model the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF. The question we will aim to answer will be is the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF all that it is cracked up to be? And it does it deliver in terms of power and performance? Well, it is time to find out!
When it comes to the overall design of Frigidaire FGGF3058RF, there is plenty to be impressed with. The Frigidaire FGGF3058RF features a standard stainless steel construction that allows it to blend into virtually any kitchen space. You have a sleek stainless steel construction with a nice clean black viewing window.
With the viewing window, you will be pleased to find that it features a no-smudge exterior. This means that no matter who touches it, your oven will virtually smudge free of unwanted fingerprints. On the gas range, you will find five burners that allow you to cook everything you need without having to sacrifice time or energy. Also, the gas burners are covered by iron grates, giving them a premium look while also holding your pots and pans in place.
Designing your kitchen
When it comes to the dimensions, this is your standard size kitchen oven range. It measures out to 29 and 7/8 inches in width, 28 inches in depth and 36 inches in height. The Frigidaire FGGF3058RF will fit into any kitchen, and will look fabulous. Unfortunately, unlike other models on the market, there is only one color option available with the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF, this is the stainless steel color option.
If you are one for keeping your kitchen looking cohesive, then you will love the fact that this oven range blends well with a variety of other stainless steel Frigidaire appliances including the 30 inch under cabinet range hood, and the 30 in over the range microwave oven.
We mentioned that the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF fell under the line of the Frigidaire gallery appliances. With the Frigidaire gallery, the aim behind the appliances is to create a product that saves you time and energy with you are in the kitchen. You will soon be able to see that when it comes to the performance of the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF the appliance does just that. The Frigidaire gallery is known for their exceptional product line, and the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF is no exception.
When it comes to the performance of the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF, there is plenty to look forward to as well. The company has packed the features into the FGGF3058RF. For starters, the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF has a convection oven that promises to deliver uniform heat to cook your food evenly. You will also find that the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF has a variety of cooking modes for you to choose from. This versatility allows you to do everything from bake a pizza perfectly to roasting a chicken or a ham thoroughly.
Another great feature of the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF is the effortless convection function. We mentioned it just a bit. Essentially, the effortless convection feature allows you to cook with confidence. The Frigidaire FGGF3058RF automatically takes into account what it is you’re baking, the temperature of what you’re baking, and then adjusts the controls to provide adequate convection power so that you get a thoroughly cooked meal that is not try and remains tender. In addition to that, your Frigidaire FGGF3058RF will be able to set a stop time so that the oven can turn off when it is done cooking your dish.
The Frigidaire FGGF3058RF is all about making your life a whole lot easier. To check the temperature of whatever it is that is in your oven, you can use a probe that you can insert into the oven wall allowing you to determine the temperature of the food being cooked. This takes away the hassle of having to actually open up your oven and disrupting the airflow when you need to take the temperature of what you’re cooking.
Speaking of control, you will find that the precision set control knobs to give you a more adequate reading of the internal temperature. Additionally, you will have total control of setting the correct temperature for your needs. When it comes to setting your oven, you will love that it quickly preheats in just a few minutes. This is the significance features that not many of the older models in homes can offer today.
Making life easier
Everybody loves an appliance that makes their life a whole lot easier. The Frigidaire FGGF3058RF has proved this to consumers thanks to its easy and effortless self cleaning capabilities. When it is in self cleaning mode, you do not have to worry about harmful chemicals or long wait times to get your oven clean. With the one touch quick self clean feature, your oven will automatically clean itself in 2, 3, and 4 hour cycles. Of course, this is all dependent on what you set it too.
When it comes to the top of the oven, the range features five versatile power burners. With these power burners, this gas range allows you to have total control over what you are cooking. You can expect to find neat features like the low simmer burner that is dedicated to cooking delicate dishes such as homemade sauces.
Bells and whistles
In short, the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF has some of the features that you would only usually see in ovens that are more expensive than this one. While these are certainly plenty of bells and whistles that you are not likely to find with your traditional ovens, it does go without saying that many of these bells and whistles offer a level of practicality that many at home cooks can enjoy.
The Frigidaire FGGF3058RF promises more even baking with its third heating element that is built close to the convection fan. This third heating element is often found in newer models and gives you a level of power in your baking that totally changes your kitchen game. Even with this third heating element, thanks to the effortless convection technology, the convection oven will adjust the temperature on the fly to maintain even temperatures throughout.
As we mentioned previously, the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF gives you five surface power burners and a convection oven for baking. These power burners have different heating capacities ranging from 5,000 to 18,000 BTUs. If you need a faster boiling time, use the right front burner that can heat things up the quickest. Meanwhile, the right rear burner has only 5,000 BTUs of power, making it a good choice for simmering food. This versatility in power and options it’s perfect for at home cooks who want to expand their cooking abilities. Unlike traditional oven ranges, you really can’t find this type of customization in an oven range the way you do with the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF.
More you need to know
It is easy to see that Frigidaire meant this model to be very flexible. Not only do you get varying degrees of heat from the stovetop power burners, but you also get a variety of cooking modes. This variety and versatility really allow you to explore the different dishes that you can make.
When it comes to the effortless convection technology, you will find three convection settings. The three convection settings include regular convection, baking, and roasting. You can also broil meats and prepare frozen or fresh pizza. You can do all these with just a few button presses. Again, unlike many of the traditional ovens, this range of flexibility in cooking with an oven really allows you to explore more than you ever could. You have to consider this type of power carefully though. For some homeowners, this is simply too many features that will never be utilized. However, for others, these features are right up their alley in terms of kicking up their cooking game.
Finally, a neat feature that you can expect to find with the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF is the Sabbath mode. This new feature is one that’s popping up on a lot of the latest kitchen appliances. The Sabbath mode essentially allows you to use your convection oven without having to break the rules on the day of Sabbath.
The full list of cooking modes offered includes Effortless convection, convection roast, Effortless temperature probe, bake, broil, rapid preheat, keep warm, Sabbath mode, Even Baking Technology, Vari-Broil with two temperature settings, True Convection cooking system, convection conversion, and convection bake.
Many of the extra features also fall in line with the design of the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF. However, these extra features a great to consider as you won’t find them with many of the other competitions. The oven also has touchpad controls that you can use to adjust the settings or set the cooking modes. You can see all the readings right on the touch panel. In Addition to this, you can also set the oven either to stop cooking once your desired temperature has been reached, or to continue.
It is not surprising that the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF has a lot of competition right now. From different freestanding ranges and ovens from different competitors, you are sure to find other oven ranges that offer similar features as the Frigidaire gallery FGGF3058RF. But how does it compare to the competition? Let’s take a look at how it compares to some popular models. The three models that we are going to take a look at include the Samsung NE59J7630SB, the Electrolux EI30EF45QS, and the GE JGB700SEJSS?
|[amazon box=”B012HL5KLS”]The GE JGB700SEJSS is notable for its lower price and consistent cooking. All that it has to offer allows it to stack up in terms of competition with compared to the Frigidaire model we gave have reviewed above.
When it comes to the overall design, of the GE JGB700SEJSS, you will find that it is just as sleek and stylish as the Fridgidaire model. The GE JGB700SEJSS 30 inch freestanding range us sleek and modern. The advantage of the GE JGB700SEJSS is the fact that you can find it in a variety of color schemes. There is a Black Slate, a Black Stainless Steel, a Slate, a Black, and a White construction. Overall, the variety in options allows you to find the right fit for whatever kitchen style you are looking for.
The performance of the GE JGB700SEJSS is certainly something that should not be ignored as well. This gas convection oven offers you the dependability of power without going overboard in terms of bells and whistles that the other brands come equipped with. For example, the GE JGB700SEJSS has five burners on top, including an oval burner at the center of the stove top. It also has a 5.0 cubic foot oven.
You will find that the oven range features unique capabilities including a power boil that offers 18000 BTUs. This allows you to boil water up faster than ever when compared to other similar oven ranges. In addition to that, the convection capabilities of this oven allow air to circulate during the cooking process so that you get an even bake each time. Surprisingly, for a rather entry to mid-range oven, you will find that the GE JGB700SEJSS still features the handy Sabbath mode as well.
Pros and Cons of the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF
You can get behind the idea of having a freestanding oven that looks and functions like some of the more expensive brands available now. The Frigidaire FGGF3058RF certainly has some features such as the cooking modes it offers and the food temperature probe.
Furthermore, according to CNET.com’s testing, the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF does well at boiling water, having the third fastest time out of the gas ranges they tested. With a feature like that, we are sure that you will fall in love with your oven range as this cuts out a lot of waiting time.
When it comes to burger broiling, the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF took quite some time in cooking six patties. It had the slowest time save for the LG LRG4115ST. The biggest disappointment, however, is in baking cookies. The heat going around the oven was not even, resulting in some being overdone while others were undercooked. This was found to be remedied by taking to cookies out of the oven much sooner and allowing them to finish backing on the pan.
Further, it would seem that the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF keeps on falling short in what it promises to do. Sure the oven and gas range has a lot of excellent features, but it fails to live up to its promised uniform cooking. You cannot evenly cook a batch of cookies evenly without having to improvise.
The hype of having no fingerprints on your stove top’s stainless steel body was also a bit of a disappointment. Over time, you will find that there are smudges on the steel that you will need to wipe down. Perhaps this was on oversell, but it was a bit disappointing nonetheless.
If you think about it, the cooking options are merely temperature settings and do not involve any advanced technology. It is more of a convenience than technological innovation. What’s more, the cooking options you have are set via the touchpad controls.
Some of the settings and controls are also difficult to remember. If you are going to buy the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF, you should keep the manual handy. If you lose the user manual, you might not even remember how to use some of the oven’s settings. The good news, however, is that the manual is available online.
Should You Buy the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF?
You would undoubtedly appreciate the features that Frigidaire included in the FGGF3058RF. It is a good option for people who are looking for an oven that is affordable and has a good set of features.
However, you should remember that the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF might disappoint. It would seem that the manufacturer focused on adding features without ensuring that the oven does its job. If you think about it, the primary task of a stove and oven is to cook your food, and the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF gives a somewhat lackluster performance in this area.
We are not saying that the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF fails in every way. You can get a perfectly heated frozen pizza, and you can boil water fast. Roasted chicken can look very tempting as you pull it out of the oven as well.
But other ovens cook better, deliver more uniform temperatures, and might even have more affordable than the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF. While this specific model didn’t exactly live up to all the expectations when tested among customers, one thing is for certain, this is not an exceptional model from the Frigidaire gallery line. For more versatility, power, temperature control, and dependability, there are plenty of other models in the Frigidaire gallery that we suggest you look at first.