Kenmore Elite 30'' Slide-In Gas Range Stainless SteelItem# 02231073000 | Model# 31073
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Specifications & Dimensions
|Controls and Features:|
|Color Family:||Stainless steel|
|Cooking Surface:||Gas: sealed burners|
|Oven Cleaning Method:||Self-cleaning|
|Approximate Width:||30 in. (standard)|
|Cutout Dimensions:||See Installation Guide below product description|
|Depth with Door Open (in.):||48.313|
|Main Oven Interior Dimensions (WxHxD):||24-1/8 in. W x 16-1/2 in. H x 18-1/32 in. D|
|Main Oven Capacity (cu. ft.):||4.2|
|Broiler Burner BTUs (NG/LP):||11500|
|Main Oven Bake Burner BTUs (NG/LP):||18000|
|Minimum Circuit Rating:||15 amps|
|Guides & Instructions:|
|General Warranty:||1 year parts and labor|
|Power Cord Included:||Yes|
|Burner Configuration:||18,000 BTU dual-ring power burner; 21,000 BTU bridge burner; 5,000 BTU simmer burner; 9500 center burner|
|Main Oven Number of Rack Positions:||4|
|Number of Elements/Burners:||4|
|Number of Oven Racks:||3|
|Number of Ovens:||Single oven|
|Oven Door Window Type:||Extra-large|
Ratings & Reviews
Kenmore — trusted in the homes of more than 100 million Americans.
The oven features an extra large 4.2 cu. ft. capacity oven with 3rd element convection for outstanding cooking results. 18,000 BTU dual-ring burner has the flexibility to quickly bring water to a boil or heat delicate sauces. The 21,000 bridge burner can be used as a 7,000 BTU burner or turn all 3 sections on and all 21,000 BTUs with a griddle. The food temperature probe displays the perfect internal temperature for delicious roast and poultry. The Warm & Ready Drawer™ provides a perfect place to keep food at the perfect temperature before serving your meals. *Installation instructions included with product take precedence.
- Serve an entire hot meal all at once - the Warm & Ready™ drawer helps keep food warm regardless of your schedule
- Bring your water to a boil faster - The 18,000 Dual Ring burner quickly brings water to a boil
- The 21,000 BTU griddle is perfect for using a griddle
- Cook multiple dishes at once - Large 4.2 cu. ft. capacity self-cleaning oven
- Fit all the items you need to cook right into the oven - The porcelain half rack allows for half of the rack to be removed so tall items fit in one part of the oven, while smaller items fit along the side
- Cook all the different items for your dinner - 5,000 to 650 BTU Simmer burner allows you to easily cook the most delicate items without scorching. A very flexible burner - The Dual Ring goes from 900 to 18,000 BTUs to provide cooking flexibilty from boiling water to simmering the most delicate sauces
- Take the guesswork out of cooking - Food temperature probe lets you know when the meal is cooked to perfection
- Get outstanding cooking results - Imagine roasts with all of the juices sealed in, Imagine baking three trays of cookies simultaneously with no variation in results, Imagine being in your kitchen 30% less than you are today. With your new convection oven your imagination will become reality
- See all your items easily in your oven - The two halogen lights provide the perfect light to see all the items easily in your oven without opening the door
Added on May 06, 2011
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Most Helpful Reviews
My wife and I enjoy preparing meals together and so, after much mulling it over and comparing high-end gas stoves by GE, Electrolux, Frigidare, etc., we decided to take the plunge on a Kenmore Elite 30 gas slid-in. Now, after about two-months use, I can report that the experience has been very positive so far.
What we like:
+ 5-burner stovetop on a 30" slide-in makes for a very efficient design (!)
+ 18,000 BTU two-stage "Power burner" is great for carmalizing, big-pan cooking, and for boiling water in a hurry.
+ Griddle burner (they call it a "bridge burner") has a full range of adjustment and configurations, including seperate functions to accomodate either two pots or one oblong griddle.
+ Convection oven is great for baking. Among other things, it ensures that pie dough is crisp throughout and that multiple pans of cookies brown evenly.
+ Control panel faces up so that it is easy to read but is also angled away from burners so knobs don't get hot
+ Stainless steel cook top is easy to clean.
+ Warming drawer doubles as a storage drawer and, as long as there is room, you don't need to remove items stored in the drawer to use it for warming.
+ Comes with three oven racks, a cast-iron griddle pan, plug-in meat probe, and other useful accessories.
+ Pleasing "high-tech" appearance.
What we found wanting:
+ A flexible, heat-resistant gasket to go between the stove-top overhang and surrounding counter would have been a nice design touch to keep crumbs and other debris from accumulating under the flange.
+ Some of the burner controls seem to change the flame in sudden increments, rather than the smooth, continuous adjustment that one would expect on a high-end range.
+ I have some concerns about the vulnerabity of the "Elite's" extensive electronics that are in close proximity to oven heat, especially if the cooling fan should ever fail. So far the unit has been performing beautifully, but a comprehensive extended warrenty might be worth considering. (NOTE: An extended warranty from Sears is pricey but there are much less-expensive extended warranties available through "SquareTrade" on ******.com.)
+ The first time you use the oven there will be a very strong acrid smell. Don't even think about cooking in it until you have run a full oven self-clean cycle with your hood exhaust vent on high and all the windows open.
Overall, we think the Kenmore Elite 30 is a great design and if it proves as realiable as other Kenmore appliances that we've owned over the years, then I think we can look ahead to many more fun and rewarding cooking experiences.
I love the look and style. Convection oven works great. Warmer drawer did keep the food warm. The negative side is the plastic control panel. They should have made this glass or just stainless steel. It is hard to clean, but I did find using the plastic cleaner and degreaser we use on our boat plastic windows really works great with a soft microfiber cloth. The grates are nice and light, yet strong. With arthritis, this is a big plus. I found stainless steel cleaner keeps the top clean, just use it after cooking so the grease does not build up. The bridge burner needs some adjustment, flame is lower in center, but I can have that adjusted. I have used it for pancakes and it worked great. The double burner is close to the plastic, so very large pots are not going to fit that well. Center burner is best. This stove gives the looks, bells and wissels of a high end stove, for a price that is far more reasonable. The oven heats up fast and cooks evenly. I would buy this stove again if the plastic on the controls was redesigned. I have this stove only a month and a half. Every thing that I have cooked has been wonderful, but I will get back to you regarding the problem with the plastic. I worry how long it will continue to clean with the plastic cleaner, and I also worry if the heat will discolor it in time. I would give it 5 starts if it was not for the plastic. So 4 starts is the best I would give it for now. I would recommend it to a friend with a warning about the problem cleaning the plastic.
Looks great and seems functional. I would not pay the price advertised, as they seem to always over price these items. Just wait until they go on sale which is every other weekend.
Owned for 1 year. Pros: Slide in range options are limited but this one was less than half the price of replacement Jennaire. Looks great! Burner arrangement is functional and gives the range a custom (larger than 30") look. Concerns about going from dual fuel to a 100% gas range were unfounded, baking is accurate and even, broiling is better with gas. Found warming drawer useful. Cons: I miss is the downdraft ventilation of the Jennaire. Needs a disable function for display pad cleaning. Overall, I'm very happy and recommend this range.
Bought this stove 5 months ago, Looks stylish in my kitchen. I cook 2-3 a day and bake 3 times a week, ive used all the cooking options. It Cooks and bakes brilliantly. It is very easy to clean. I have used this thing on its high heat and used multiple burners at once and nothing has melted on it like what others say. and YES! you CAN lock the Oven buttons and door by holding down the lock button for 3 seconds, do the same thing when you want to unlock it. So I donno what some people are going on about in regards with locking the thing. I love how it comes with all the accessories... griddle, racks, roasting pan etc... Obviously you HAVE to adjust your temperature and times when you are baking with convection... you cannot use the "convection bake" option the same way as using just the "bake" option you will burn your food!! Anyways, 5 stars. Ive used 3 other convectional Ovens in Australia and this one so far is the best.
The stove looks stunning and works very well, except for the fact that the electro-ignition of the burners is a little too much and needs to be used carefully
Standalone oven has lots of features and functions great. Easy to keep clean even with kids cooking and making a mess. I thought food may spill into front panel but it's sealed pretty well.
The bridge burner is located on the side rather than the middle. Unless you plan to make pancakes or grilled sandwiches a lot the location is very inconvenient. The bridge burner does not work that well with regular pans - isn't capable of high heat. The oven fan runs continuously while baking and then for quite a long while after the oven is turned off. This is to keep the digital controls on the front cool. If I would have know this at the time of purchase I never would have bought this stove. If it wasn't such a hassle (restocking fees, etc) I would return this stove. I regret this purchase!
The controls do not lock making it hard to clean. The rapid boil BTU burner will melt a microhood if installed above. It has not been well tested for practical home use. I had two stoves delivered because the delivery service could not get it out of demo mode.
Port Ludlow, WA
Strengths 3 burners on right: The super-burner does very fast well if using a pan with a broad base & also does very low well. A simmer can be achieved with the simmer burner very well. It took 2 trips from the repairman to make them right like this, but good results. (The maintenance agreement was an asset here.) Delighted with many design features: Easy to see and use control panel Oven features work well, and the flexibility is great. The oven heats evenly, heats up fast, and is true to heat setting. Warming oven is Wonderful & takes the chill off our dinner plates. The stove top grates are heavy-duty enough, but not hard on aging hands. Weaknesses The problem is with the bridge burners. They burn very unevenly. The repair man was not happy with that & tried 3 times (to his & Sears? credit) to correct it with new parts, & filing the apertures on the parts when they arrived & still burned unevenly. It is true that the front burners are noisy, & must turn off if not lighting
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