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Whirlpool GFE461LVQ
 
Approximate retail price:
$804.60
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Summary: This Whirlpool 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.
• Oven has "steam clean" function for light cleaning.
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Type: Smoothtop, single oven (30-inch)
About - Whirlpool GFE461LVQ

The Whirlpool GFE461LVQ is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric range models like the GFE461LVQ 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 midlevel, mass-market brand sells appliances priced between $500 and $1,500. Whirlpool’s freestanding ranges offer features such as hidden bake elements, power burners, and convection technology. Whirlpool introduced a range designed specifically for the Hispanic consumer in 2006 and features English and Spanish controls, as well as a comal for heating tortillas.

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Features & Specs - Whirlpool GFE461LVQ
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 - Whirlpool GFE461LVQ
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1.0
I wouldn't buy or recomend this product
4/17/2013
Pros
Cons
Imprecise Temp Control
The Oven Is Problematic
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Comment:
We purchased a kitchen full of Whirlpool Gold products, the Refridgerator is noisy and the oven broiler comes on with no warning while in bake causing food to burn very suddenly.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
whirpool stove digital oven failure
3/7/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
i bought it never got the rebate promissed company passed me off to an outside company they contracted<br />no rebate now this stove shuts down in the middle of a large planned meal im told circuit board is about $700.00 great if they had give my $400 dollar rebate<br />they promised when i bought a stove and microwave it<br />would sure help ofset the cost to this whirlpool stove i supose the micro wave will be next i should have know a rebate was to move junk
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Whirlpool smooth range Model YGFE 461LVS
12/13/2012
Pros
Easy To Clean
High-Powered Burners
Cons
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
As An Anchor
Comment:
We thought we would pay more and get quality. Wrong! We bought it in October 2009 and within the 2nd year (after the one year warranty period) it started malfunctioning. It was the circuit board which basically means you have to buy a new stove because it is about $700 to replace the part and then installation fees. The oven will suddenly just shut down so if you are cooking something like pastry or a roast you likely will not notice until it is too late and your dinner party is ruined. Be prepared to go out for dinner. Apparently the repairman has had numerous similar incidents and yet Whirlpool says there is no product recall or issue. I was very disappointed in the company's response. They could at least offer a goodwill discount or anything apart from writing a letter to Corporate Executive office. The extended warranty was very expensive but I wish I had bought it although you would never expect a stove to have such a short life-span. Also, the quality, for instance, the bottom drawer is so poorly designed. It is very frustrating to use it as it moves crookedly and jams every time you use it. I can't understand how they could not see this design problem. I would warn people seriously about this product. The company should correct the design.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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