Smart features are pretty dim on this gas ovenThe LG LDG4315ST disappoints, from its frustrating app to its uneven baking results.
[MUSIC] LG makes some big promises with the LDG4315ST. The cook top on this LG unit is really, really impressive. The ultra heat burner boils water nearly as fast as we've ever seen during our boil water test. Test. LG equipped this oven with a heating element around the convection fan in the bottom oven. However, I didn't find that it made much of an impact when it came to testing two racks of biscuits on that convection baking mode. The conduction baking tests were especially disappointing, because LG has been bragging about its probate feature in its latest line of ovens. Its biggest frustration was this oven's app. Now the app uses Nearfield communication in order to work with the oven. What this means is that you have to have your device, whether it's a tablet or a phone, right next to the oven to access it's features. If you're already at the oven, couldn't you just use the oven to access those features, rather than bring your tablet or phone to the oven? I didn't see the point in this App and it was just really frustrating to get set up and to really find any use for it. I expected a lot from this LG oven but for $1,899 I wanted a lot more than it gave me. To read my full review check out CNET.com. With CNET appliances I am Ashley Clark Thompson.