KitchenAid KERS505XSS Freestanding Range Double Electric Oven Review
An excellent electric rangetop with some questionable activity in the convection oven.
Two ovens and five rangetop elements make the KitchenAid KERS505XSS appeal to those who don't just cook to subsist, but rather to those who cook for pleasure. On sale at $1,750 (MSRP $2,000), the pricetag seems to promise quite a lot. Does it deliver?
Well, the promise is fulfilled in some ways: the stainless finish (apparently requisite in all modern kitchen design), the commendable performance by the rangetop, the surplus of features, and the acceptable conventional oven. However, we found some serious problems with the lower oven in convection mode: notably the incredibly long preheating time and utter disregard for the target temperature. As most people consider the temperature setting an injunction rather than a suggestion, this performance may be a dealbreaker for some, as the second oven's functionality is called into question with the shoddy performance. And as convection ovens become more popular due to their superior performance and efficiency, many people might look elsewhere.
All in all, we found this oven to be a bit expensive for what it can do, but it would certainly be a decent buy for those who don't use convection cooking.
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