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KitchenAid KERS306BSS Freestanding Electric Oven Review

No major weaknesses whatsoever for this high-performance KitchenAid.

$1,525.99
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Introduction

At $1,350 (MSRP $1,500), the KitchenAid Architect Series II KERS306BSS is one of the more expensive single oven electric ranges we've reviewed. With a heartier look than other electric ovens, this stainless steel beauty boasts a large 6.2 cubic feet convection oven, five burners, a warming drawer and the AquaLift Self-Cleaning technology.

Our testing process revealed the KERS306BSS as an excellent performer in almost every area from the well-equipped rangetop—boiling water very quickly—to the gentle and precise oven temperatures and decent broiler. We found only one weakness each in the KERS306BSS: low temperature operation in the oven keep-warm setting and simmering. Fortunately, the keep-warm deviation is very minor, and while the simmer temperatures we recorded were higher than most electric ranges, they were far from damning.

All in all, this is a high performance electric oven from the Whirlpool family.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the KitchenAid Architect Series II KERS306BSS, take a look at these other ranges.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Cooking Performance
  4. Range Performance
  5. Oven Performance
  6. Broiler Performance
  7. Efficiency / ECO
  8. Features, Controls, & Cleaning
  9. Conclusion

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