LG LRE3023ST Freestanding Electric Range Review$999.99
Overall Oven Performance
The LG LRE3023ST reached 350°F in just under eleven minutes. Though not the six minute preheat that occasionally wows us, this is quality all the same, making the freezer to table delay tolerable for the frozen pizza crowd.
Target Temperature Accuracy
The ability to average the proper temperature was good, though not great. Set to 350°F the oven averaged 342°F, a reasonable deviation. Similarly the maximum setting of 550°F averaged a cooler temperature than enjoined (540°F) but at temperatures that high, the percent difference is negligible. The keep-warm setting, however, ran ten degrees hotter than its setting at 180°F.
The convection fan worked well, circulating the hot air throughout the oven's cavity making for more even cooking and improved heat transfer. The temperature accuracy we found was identical to the 350°F setting, averaging a slightly cool—but allowable—342°F.
Minimizing temperature fluctuation was the LG LRE3023ST's forte.
At 350°F, the oven strayed just nine degrees above and fourteen degrees below, outstanding evenness of temperature that bakers will especially appreciate. No burned crust and raw inside here. We found similar temperature control abilities on the other settings, but the convection setting was even better. At 350°F, it operated in a tiny window only 20°F wide. To put this into perspective, the standard baseline is a window of around 40°F.