LG's elegant gas range sure takes its sweet time to cookWhile the $1,649 LG LRG3085ST gets kudos for smart looks its gas burners and broiler lack speed.
[MUSIC] Hi, guys. This is Brian Bennet for CNET Appliances and right now we're taking a closer look at the LRG-3085ST by LG. For $1,649, this free standing gas oven certainly isn't the most. Inexpensive one you can buy. But, for the price, it definitely has plenty of stainless steel style, not to mention is easy and fun to use. As you can see, it's got lots of handsome design elements that are clad in the stainless steel. You also have these very shiny metallic-looking front burner controls which. They are plastic, but they do feel very premium. You also get a nice gas range up top with five burners. It has a very uncluttered interface for the touch panel in the back. You actually have just the minimum amount of controls with names for everything and it's pretty easy to use and quite responsive. The oven is only 5.4 cubic feet in capacity. And compared to other ovens from Samsung and GE and other device makers, they tend to offer 5.8 cubic feet of space, so that's a little bit smaller than you'd expect. Another thing that I don't particularly like is there's not a lot of extra features, and you also don't get many accessories bundled with the actually oven itself. You. Probably the biggest problem with the LRG385ST is that it doesn't cook very quickly. So, these are things that may be a, a problem for you if you want fast cooking performance. So when you boil it all down, this range from LG is certainly a solid oven, it's just. Not going to offer the same amount of fast performance and extra features that you'll find in competitors from say Samsung, GE, and others. Be sure to check out my full review of this oven as well as other ranges at cnet.com. I'm Brian Bennett for CNet appliances. [MUSIC]