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LG LRE3023ST Freestanding Electric Range Review

A master of everything but the broiling and boiling.

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Range Performance Overall

Being an electric rangetop, the LG LRE3023ST plays to its inherent electric strength, demonstrating excellent temperature range. However, this electric advantage comes with the price of an added difficulty in zeroing in on the proper temperature. Unlike gas, the user can't see the flame and must deal with a delayed response in temperature change upon adjustment.This is the classic gas vs. electric performance debate.

Burners 1 Photo
The elements shine red as rangetop operates.
Burners 2 Photo
A side view.

Water Boiling

This is the weakest aspect of the LG LRE3023ST. Peculiarly, this rangetop showed a great average boiling temperature, with an average boiling time of nine and a half minutes to boil six cups of water. But while that was a great average, the quickest boiling elements were both around around seven and a half minutes—slow for most rangetops. It's certainly useful to have many decent elements, but many users require at least one rangetop element that can get a pot of water to 212°F in a hurry.

Range-top Water Boil
While no burner was weaker taking twelve minutes to boil six cups of water, no burner was very fast.
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Low Temperature Cooking

The simmering abilities impressed us thoroughly: every burner could maintain a temperature of 96°F or under. This is cool enough to melt chocolate without a double boiler and simmer tiny quantities of sauce or soup.

Range-top Temperature Range

Range-top Temperature Range
Excellent temperatures for simmering and searing. Perhaps even a bit too hot.

High Temperature Cooking

The high temperature cooking scores were phenomenal, being around as hot as you can get without getting too hot. We slightly penalize elements that run over 750°F by reducing their score, as they can be hazardous especially since electric rangetops can easily be left on. Only one element ran slightly too hot at 775°F, which wasn't a big deal whatsoever. The rest of the elements fell between 638°F and 702°F

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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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