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A too-small oven stymies Electrolux's gas rangeElectrolux's mid-price 30-inch Gas Freestanding Range with IQ Touch Controls has entry-level capabilities.
[MUSIC] Hey, folks. I'm Meghan Willerton, here with a review of the $1,549 Electrolux 30 inch gas free-standing range with IQ touch controls. We actually reviewed an electric Electrolux range that was very similar to this model. But it had an overly complicated display. Panel that made it very difficult to navigate. Fortunately this gas version doesn't suffer from the same design and usability concerns, and I would say that this model is a slight step up as a result. But when you stack this model against some similarly priced gas ranges, it starts to lose. Some of its appeal. For starters, this model has a pretty inoffensive design, which could be what you're looking for, but other models offer more industrial grade knobs, and other sort of professional features that make it stand out. So if you're looking for that sort of stand-out professional look, this is not the model for you. This model also has a comparatively small oven capacity. So it has. Five cubic feet which is big enough to cook that turkey or do double rack baking but it's definitely smaller than some similarly priced models On performance, this model did pretty well but it actually was on the slow side. So we broiled six hamburgers to 145 degrees farenheit. And this model actually took three minutes longer to reach temperature than the Samsung model. It also took two and a half minutes longer to boil a small, three quart pot of water&nbsp;than the Samsung. So I definitely wouldn't count on it for speed. While you can make a decent meal with this Electrolux range, I would suggest. Looking elsewhere first, perhaps at the Samsung model I mentioned earlier. It has a larger oven capacity, more features, and better overall performance. Thanks for watching this review of the Electrolux 30-inch Gas Freestanding Range with IQ-Touch Control. Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage on cnet.com. I'm Megan Wollerton. [MUSIC]