The KitchenAid KDRS505XSS is part of the kitchen range
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas range
models like the KDRS505XSS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects how quickly the most powerful burner could raise a 6-liter (6 1/3-quart) pot of water from room temperature to a near boil.
This how well the lowest-powered element or burner kept a low temperature as for melting chocolate. We also set the most powerful burner to its lowest flame to test its ability to hold a large pot of tomato sauce below a boil.
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.
High-power burners The number of surface cooking burners rated at over 11,000 Btu/hr., maximum. High-power burners are good for quickly heating large quantities, searing, and other high-temperature cooking. Some also perform well on low-heat tasks (when turned to their low setting). Mainstream ranges typically have one or two high-power burners. Pro-style ranges often have four.
Medium-power burners The number of surface cooking burners with maximum output ratings over 6,500 Btu/hr but not more than 11,000 Btu/hr. Though they don't offer top speed and power, medium-power burners can generally handle all cooking tasks.
Low-power burners The number of surface cooking burners with maximum output ratings of 6,500 Btu/hr or less (sometimes called simmer burners). These are intended for delicate tasks such as sauces.
Number of cooktop burners Total number of individual cooktop burners.
Number of cooktop burners
Convection mode Has a convection feature that uses a fan or two to circulate heated air, and sometimes an extra heating element. The convection mode can be turned off if you prefer conventional cooking.
Double oven Double oven models have a second oven cavity. Most have a separate small oven above the main one complete with its own controls, door, window, oven light, slide-out rack, and self-clean function. While the upper oven offers easy access, the main oven is relatively low; you'll need to crouch to remove items from lower shelf positions. Other designs offer two same-sized ovens, or convert a single oven into two using a slide-in partition (though with a shared door.)
Cooking drawer Drawer below the main oven that can cook foods (up to a few inches high), as well as warm or heat serving bowls and plates. The cooking drawer has its own temperature control so can be set to cook a dish independent of the main oven. Foods must be lifted up out of the drawer (lacks a slide-out rack), and the drawer requires manual cleaning.
Slide-in Slides between cabinets; all controls are on front panel for a built-in look. May have an unfinished exterior on the sides of the range, and typically the left and right edges of the cooktop overlap the counter.
Stainless steel available Many new mainstream ranges come with stainless steel trim or offer a stainless-trim version for an additional $200 or so. Many pro-style ranges (brands such as Viking, DCS, and GE Monogram, among others) have full stainless-steel construction.
Back burners are so close to control panel that large pots don't fit, and don't put off enough heat to heat them anyway. <br />Front burners are pretty good<br />middle burner is useless <br />I didn't pay any where near the list cost.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Thompsons Station, Tn.
(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
GAS on cooktop comes on way to easy
. The gas comes on when you barely brush the knob. the gas comes on if you put something in microwave and it doesn't make the clicking noise because it only comes on a little--But the gas is still coming out and you don't know it till you smell it. This is VERY Dangerous!!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from New York, NY
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Large Surface Area
Difficult To Clean
Imprecise Temp Control
This product is unreliable because of the lack of durability of its parts. The light/oven temp switch prong that is pushed in by the lower oven door broke after the 1st year and I have had to rig it to use it because to replace the whole thing after the 1 year warantee is a fortune. Do yourself a favor, buy a less expensive oven and buy the maintenance package.