LG LRE3083SW Review

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LG LRE3083SW Review
Bottom Line

The 6.3-cubic-foot LG LRE3083SW is a freestanding, smooth-top range that heats quickly and maintains even, consistent temperatures in the convection oven. It also has a self-cleaning mode that takes just 20 minutes, but it's most effective for light cleaning. The LRE3083SW is white, but is also available in black, stainless steel (for about $30 more) and stainless and black (at an upcharge or around $130).

ProsLarge capacity, Convection oven, Warming burner, Digital controlsConsSome complaints about LG customer service

Breaking it down

Performance

Excels at all cooking functions. The LG LRE3083SW gets excellent performance ratings from experts and owners. In professional testing, it does everything well both in the oven and on the stovetop. The convection feature can cut cooking time, and a steam-clean cycle that can reduce light-duty oven cleaning to just 20 minutes.

Features

Convection, and a keep-warm element. The cooktop on this LG smoothtop electric range has five elements -- one of which is a 7-inch warming element that keeps prepared dishes warm while the remainder of the meal is cooking. There's also a dual-diameter element that can be adjusted to fit either small or large pots. The 6.3 cubic foot oven features convection cooking and a fast, steam-cleaning mode that cleans up light messes in 20 minutes. The all-digital controls draw kudos for being easy to use, and the ability to punch in precise cooking times and temperatures using a numeric keypad is considered a plus. It's available in exterior colors to suit most kitchens, and the blue oven interior provides a bit of an upscale look to what's most decidedly a mid-priced stove.

Reliability

Good track record, mostly. User satisfaction with the LG LRE3083SW runs high. We do note a handful of user complaints of ranges that failed prematurely, and of customer service that's not as helpful as it could be, but only a handful. Large surveys paint a mixed picture. One that measures repair rates puts the LG brand toward the bottom, however, a J.D. Power and Associates survey that measures owner satisfaction with their kitchen ranges puts LG at the very top. The one year parts and labor warranty isn't especially generous, but is typical.

Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

Best electric ranges from Consumer Reports' tests, Kimberly Janeway, Aug. 5, 2015

In a free article, Kimberly Janeway provides thumbnail sketches of electric stoves that faired best in testing by ConsumerReports.org. The LG LRE3083SW makes the list. Performance highlights are shared, but you need a subscription to access the full test results, as well as test results and rankings for other ranges that were reviewed.

2. HomeDepot.com

LG Electronics Model # LRE3083SW 6.3 cu. ft. Single Oven Electric Range, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of December 2015

We spotted around 415 reviews for this LG electric range in white or black at HomeDepot.com, and more than 60 additional ones for it in stainless. Reviews include those posted at HomeDepot.com as well as some originally posted at LG's web site. Together, they paint a positive picture -- a rating of 4.6 stars, and recommendations from 94 percent of owners.

3. BestBuy.com

LG - 30" Self-Cleaning Freestanding Electric Convection Range - Smooth White, Contributors to BestBuy.com, As of December 2015

There are more than 300 reviews of the LG LRE3083SW at BestBuy.com -- all from BestBuy.com users. Satisfaction is, again, high. Here the LG electric range earns a score of 4.7 stars, and 95 percent of owners say they would recommend the range to a friend.

4. J.D. Power & Associates

2015 Laundry/Kitchen Appliance Studies, Editors of J.D. Power and Associates, July 16, 2015

This J.D. Power and Associates study measures customer satisfaction with their kitchen and laundry appliances in areas such as features, performance, ease of use, price and more. In the freestanding range segment, the LG brand earns the highest rating and top score, with 844 points out of a possible 1,000.