Whirlpool WFC310S0AW Freestanding Electric Range Review$549.00
Surprisingly good results from such an inexpensive range.
For those who don't want to take another mortgage out to pay for a new cooking appliance, or for those who simply don't want to burn their money, it can be difficult to find options for smaller budgets. Many people don't need a $1,700 stainless steel monolith, and can do just fine with a utilitarian range that just gets it done, without standing on ceremony. We usually test more expensive and "higher-end" ovens than this Whirlpool WFC310S0AW, so the experience was an enlightening opportunity to discover something about this sort of classic rangetop technology.
The results were a bit shocking: we found superb performance from the rangetop, and adequate to middling performance in the oven--but we've found this in ovens three times the price. If you haven't got any aesthetic issues or anything against electric coils, you may be interested. Leave your preconceptions of electric coil performance behind and read on for more.