Even though this is a lower end product it's not the cheapest thing out there but may be one of the worst.
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I am not a fan of glass tops to begin with and this one epitomizes everything I hate about them and then some. The burners are almost impossible to regulate. You can burn creme soup in 5 minutes on level 1 and take a half hour to boil a pot of water on level 10. The glass top finish is very hard to get burnt spills off of. There's a new problem with this one that I've never seen happen before: it's taken on an aluminum sheen on the burners from my aluminum bottomed pots that I've used without problem on a better quality glass top for a longer period.
The self clean feature is a joke. It just burns stains onto the interior of the oven leaving very little soot to sweet out like a good self clean should. I have black tar patches in some spots and clean spots in others. I think this is from the poor airflow and maybe uneven insulation. The white finish near the vents is permanently stained yellow from the self clean fumes. My carbon monoxide/smoke alarm went off during the self clean. My last oven would close the vents when it locked the door for self clean to avoid both of the afore-mentioned problems.
Now, the reason I've been prompted to write this review is I just baked cookies on a proffessional quality Wilton cookie sheet I've used without problem in another oven. The bottoms of the cookies burned, the tops are raw. There is no hot air movement in this oven. It makes me a little upset, to say the least, that I now have 12 cookies in the garbage and 12 on a cookie sheet in the fridge under Saran Wrap waiting to be given to my sister to cook in her oven.
I own this because it was the default new stove that came with my new condo. I wish I had've thought to negotiate for better appliances!
A range should be a long-term major appliance but I can't wait to send this to Goodwill in a very few years and buy better.
PS It looks like a regular oven, no uglier or prettier than another, but I gave it a "somewhat ugly" style rating due to the difficult cleaning and the permanent stains on the white finish that the self clean caused.
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