Maytag MET8775XS Stainless Steel Electric Double Oven Review
A decent performing electric dual oven with tons of features and some flaws.
Range Performance Overall
The electric elements enclosed under the Maytag MET8775XS's ceramic rangetop exhibited their talents with decent boiling abilities, very high temperatures, and extremely low simmering temperatures. Being an electric rangetop, it's not as easy to zero in on the proper temperature there isn't any visual feedback of a flame after you adjust the knob.
The Maytag MET8775XS proved to be a satisfactory boiler, although its results didn't blow us away. The front right burner boiled the quickest, taking just under six minutes to boil six cups of water. The left elements boiled six cups of water in twelve and fifteen minutes. Remember, these numbers go down significantly if you boil your pot covered.
Low Temperature Cooking
Better call this one the Hans Simmer, because the Maytag MET8775XS impressed us most of all with an incredible flair for keeping the rangetop cool. The rear two burners could go as low as 91°F and 93°F, and the front right made it to 109°F. This is certainly low enough to keep even a small amount of liquid to a gentle simmer. We imagine you could also even melt chocolate without a double boiler, as temperatures this low shouldn't burn anything. Between gas and electric, it's always a trade off between temperature range and ease of adjustment. But on this rangetop, the range is even more pronounced than normal.
Range-top Temperature Range
High Temperature Cooking
Just as the Maytag MET8775XS coolly simmered, it performed equally well at high temperatures--maybe too well. The two front power burners both heated up over 700°F, certainly hot enough to sear and char. We actually like to see temperatures a little cooler than this, as it's a fire hazard to run the burner that hot for anything more than warming up the burner or boiling. It might be wise to make sure that users know not to use those burners on high. The left rear burner also managed impressive temperature range, attaining the ideal temperature of 620°F.
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