(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Difficult To Clean
Itsy Bitsy Bottom Drawer
No Light On Cooktop
We just purchased a WFE710H0AH, effectively identical to the 720, but available in White Ice, Whirlpool's new white & stainless colour. We purchased it to replace our 20-year old GE with solid burners, which worked well but was getting old and awful looking. <br /><br />I have to say, the white and stainless colour combination is very attractive. The oven is also huge, which is great; it has a middle rack where one side can be removed, so you can cook a turkey and have enough room left over for 4 additional pans (one on each of the bottom and middle, two on top). Very cool feature.<br /><br />But there's a lot of disappointment here. <br /><br />The first thing we noticed after connecting the stove: no fluorescent light to light up the cooktop! Since we don't have a range hood with a light, this was a big issue. Then I tried to put in all the pans we'd previously had in our oven drawer. Thanks to the huge oven, the drawer has only about 1/3 the height, so we could barely put in anything. I would gladly have given up 3 more inches of oven height to get it back in the drawer.<br /><br />The side of my stove is partially visible, and I have to say it looks very cheap and chintzy. That should not be the case for a manufacturer's higher-end stove.<br /><br />I haven't experienced the low-temperature cleaning issues yet, but as an engineer, I have to ask: Whirlpool, what were you thinking? We keep the bottom of our stove covered with aluminum foil (or did with our last stove, which had an exposed element), so cleaning the bottom was never the issue. The issue is sides, top and racks. How does your new process deal with these? Not very well, it appears. Back to using Easy-off, I guess.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.