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Kitchen ranges

KitchenAid KERS206XWH
 
Approximate retail price:
$850
Summary: This KitchenAid freestanding electric smoothtop range has the following:
• 4 surface cooking elements
• Among surface elements, 2 high-powered element(s).
• Warming element on cooktop
• One or more expandable cooktop elements.
• Convection oven mode.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
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Type: Smoothtop, single oven (30-inch)
About - KitchenAid KERS206XWH

The KitchenAid KERS206XWH is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric range models like the KERS206XWH are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Cooktop high:
This reflects how quickly the most powerful element could raise a 6-liter (6 1/3 quart) pot of water from room temperature to a near boil.

Cooktop low:
This reflects the ability of the lowest power element to melt and hold chocolate without scorching it. 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.
About This Brand

This high-end brand sells a broad range of cooking appliances priced between $1,500 and $6,000. Its Architect Series II collection includes built-in wall ovens, electric, gas, and dual-fuel ranges, induction, gas, and electric cooktops, microwave-hood combination ovens and hoods, and a slow-cook warming drawer. Its pro-style ranges have convection and steam-assist technology.

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Features & Specs - KitchenAid KERS206XWH
info Double oven No
info Cooking drawer No
info High-power elements 2
info Medium-power elements 0
info Low-power elements 2
info Convection mode Yes
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - KitchenAid KERS206XWH
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
What a LEMON! 5 Yr Warranty NOT ENOUGH
1/29/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Cons
Condensation Leaks Out
Convectnbroil Uneven
Heats slowly
Imprecise Temp Control
Oven Glass Cracked 7x
Right Burner Slowto Heat
Right Burnersslow To Heat
Best Uses
Light Use Not Real Cooks
Comment:
Make sure you buy a 15 yr warranty. You'll need it! We have the slide-in 30 smoothtop electric range. We've had the oven door glass replaced 7 times in 15 yrs., the electronic control unit, the blower, the door seals, the rear venting piece. Temperature probe broke after 6 years. And the insurer for the warranty would not renew our 5year warranty plan! That tells it all!(Daily use 3x per day for family of 5; entertaining every wknd).
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
STAY AWAY FROM KITCHENAID APPLIANCES!!
3/7/2012
Pros
Cons
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Comment:
I just had to replace my Kitchenaid dishwasher because the control panel kept burning out (burned out at least three times over two years). I learned that many others have had this experience with their Kitchenaid/Whirlpool dishwashers. There have been many reports of fires from this defect. Whirlpool/Kitchenaid refuses to acknowledge the problem. Please see the following web site for more info: http://kitchenaidfire.com/. I highly recommend that you stay away from all Kitchenaid/Whirlpool applicance.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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