The Electrolux EW30GF65GS is rated highly by pros and users alike for its simmering, broiling and baking functions, though it's slower than some other ranges at bringing water to a boil. One expert reviewer praises this range highly for its quality and attention to details, such as the Luxury-Glide racks that slide smoothly on ball bearings and the quick preheat option for single-rack baking. Users also praise this range, especially the intuitive controls, adjustable burners and easy-glide racks. Their main complaint: The stainless-steel finish discolors and scratches easily. We saw a couple of other durability complaints as well, including rust and clogged burners. Although this Electrolux range is an excellent performer, the LG LRG3095ST (*Est. $1,500) gets equally good ratings and costs significantly less.
The Electrolux EW30GF65GS is included in range tests at ConsumerReports.org and earns a high overall grade from Good Housekeeping. We also found about 40 comments on the manufacturer's website. The J.D. Power and Associates' 2010 Home Appliance Study is useful for evaluating the performance of the Electrolux brand as a whole, though this specific model is not rated.
ConsumerReports.org provides ratings on its website for more than 100 ranges, including the LG EW30GF65GS. Ranges are rated on cooktop performance, baking, broiling, capacity and oven cleaning.
Review: Kitchen Ranges, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
2. Good Housekeeping
The Electrolux EW30EF65GS receives a grade of B+ from testers at Good Housekeeping, based on its features, cooking performance and ease of use. Editors say this range offers "pretty much every convenience there is," as well as great performance at baking and simmering.
Review: Electrolux 30' Natural Gas Freestanding Range with Wave-Touch Controls EW30GF65GS, Editors of Good Housekeeping, March 2011
Roughly 30 users on the Electrolux website award the Electrolux EW30EF65GS an overall 4.5 stars out of a possible 5. They say they love the adjustable burners, the easy-glide racks and the easy-to-use controls, but some complain that the stainless-steel finish scratches and discolors easily.
Review: 30" Electric Freestanding Range with Wave-Touch Controls, Contributors to Electrolux.com
4. J.D. Power & Associates
Electrolux is one of the top-rated brands in this survey of more than 4,300 consumers who have purchased a range or oven. Respondents rate it "among the best" for styling and features and "better than most" for warranty, performance and ease of use. The only area in which it does not excel is price.
Review: Home Appliance Study, Editors of J.D. Power and Associates, Aug. 3, 2011