LG's bare bones oven needs a little more meatThe LG LRE3021 gives reliable mid-range performance, but lacks the features you can find from other brands for the same price.
Hi there. I'm Andrew Gebhart for CNET. Today, I'm taking a look at the LG LRE3021 stainless steel electric oven range. So this is a reasonably low cost $800 machine and you're getting a couple of nice features to go along with. Sold confident performance in here your going to have a spacious 6.3 cubic feet compartment and look at that cool blue that goes along with the stainless steel exterior pretty well. You'll control the oven with this panel on the back the surface is a nice smooth top. Front left here you have a dual element burner for the rapid boiling and to fit multiple sizes of pots. Over all it's a nice package. And again, performance wise, the [UNKNOWN] 3021, nice and solid. We got boiling on the power burner in just under 11 minutes. A tasty chicken came out of the oven in about an hour and a half. And on broil mode we got nice burgers that made for a good lunch. Again, 800 isn't super costly as far as ovens go, but given that the artistry has all the same stuff for $200 cheaper I really wish this packed in an extra feature or two. I'm also not a fan of touch screen only controls. With this guy in order to get a burner to medium, you've gotta flip it on, you've gotta put it to high and then you gotta punch the button several times to get it to the five you want. So, again $800 isn't extreme, LG went bare bones to make this a low cost option, but it is enough that you can reasonably expect and find. A few of the extras that this guy is missing. Meaning, unfortunately I can't recommend the LGLRE3021 stainless steel electric oven range. For more, please check out the full review and all of our other oven reviews at www.cnet.com. With the LGLRE3021, I'm Andrew. [MUSIC]