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Frigidaire FGIF3061NF Freestanding Induction Range Review

You won't find a better induction range for less.

March 10, 2015
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Oven & Broiler Performance

The FGIF3061NF's broiler reached our target temperature of 601°F in only 5 minutes–an excellent result, considering that some broilers take closer to 10 minutes. Preheat speeds were also nice and quick: The oven took only six minutes to reach 350°F in both standard and convection mode. The Quick Preheat setting shaved an additional minute off the preheat time.

The standard bake setting fared well in our tests, even slightly better than the convection setting in some instances. Cookies baked in the standard mode—while uniform overall—had a couple of burnt edges near the rear of the cavity. The bottoms of the cookies were also dark compared to the tops—nothing that a lightly colored cookie sheet won't solve. The convection setting resolved the overly dark cookie bottoms and burnt edges.

Cakes baked using the standard setting were remarkably consistent with very little difference between the tops and bottoms. Meanwhile, cakes baked with the convection setting were less overdone on the bottom, but were less evenly cooked.

Rangetop Performance

The FGIF3061NF's four burners are all prime examples of why induction cooking is the future, each one excelled in our tests. The front right burner took only two minutes to boil six cups of water. The front left and rear left burners took three minutes and four minutes to boil the same amount of water respectively. Meanwhile, the right rear simmer burner took nine minutes.

When it came to temperature range the FGIF3061NF also excelled. We recorded a max temperature of 712°F from the right front burner, while the remaining burners averaged 691°F. Minimum temperatures were also (predictably) excellent. We recorded a minimum of 87°F from the simmer burner, with the remaining averaging 94°F.

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