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Samsung FE-R300SX

*Est. $700
Reviewed
July 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Samsung FE-R300SX

Budget electric range

Pros
  • Excellent value
  • Good cooking performance
  • Spacious oven
  • Stainless-steel finish available
Cons
  • Few extra features
  • Cooktop scratches easily
  • Some durability complaints

The Samsung FE-R300SX gets reasonably good ratings in professional tests, and it gets very good feedback from users. Professional reviewers praise its baking, boiling and simmering abilities, though they say its broiling performance could be better. The smooth cooktop has four embedded heating elements, and the huge 5.9-cubic-foot oven provides five oven rack positions. Also, unlike many low-end ranges, the Samsung FE-R300SX has a stainless-steel finish, though it also comes in basic white and black. However, it does not include many features found on higher-priced ranges, such as a convection oven and a warming drawer. Users praise this range's performance, but some of them complain about its durability. In addition to complaints about how easily the cooktop scratches (a common problem with smoothtop ranges), we saw a few reports of oven malfunctions that occurred within a couple of weeks after purchase. If you want more luxury features, and your budget allows it, consider upgrading to the Electrolux EW30EF65GS (*Est. $2,300).

The Samsung FE-R300SX is included in tests of ranges at ConsumerReports.org, and it also does fairly well in tests conducted by Good Housekeeping. We also found a total of about 65 user reviews for this product at Sears.com and Lowes.com. The 2011 Appliance Satisfaction Survey by J.D. Power and Associates provides information about users' satisfaction with Samsung ranges in general.

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Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

ConsumerReports.org provides ratings on its website for more than 100 ranges, including the Samsung FE-R300SX. Ranges are rated on cooktop performance, baking, broiling, capacity and oven cleaning.

Review: Kitchen Ranges, Editors of ConsumerReports.org

2. Good Housekeeping

Testers at Good Housekeeping award the Samsung FE-R300SX an overall grade of B+, based on its performance at a range of cooking tasks (boiling, broiling and simmering) and its ease of use. The editors praise its performance and features and call it "an excellent value."

Review: Samsung FE-R300SB Electric Range, Editors of Good Housekeeping, March 2011

3. Sears.com

The Samsung FE-R300SX receives an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5 from roughly 40 users at Sears.com. Owners praise its performance, styling, features and ease of use, but several say that it is difficult to keep clean, and we saw some reports of reliability problems.

Review: Samsung 30'' Freestanding Electric Range, Contributors to Sears.com

4. Lowes.com

We found about 25 reviews at Lowes.com for the black version of the Samsung FE-R300SX, with overall ratings of 4.6 stars out of a possible 5. Users praise the range's even baking, large capacity and variety of features, and most say it is easy to keep clean. A couple say that it takes too long to preheat, and some would like to see additional features.

Review: Samsung 30-in Smooth Surface Freestanding Electric Range (Black), Contributors to Lowes.com, Aug. 2010

5. J.D. Power & Associates

In this survey of more than 4,300 consumers who have purchased a range or oven, Samsung appliances earn better than average ratings from users, but it's not among the top brands. Although it gets above-average scores for styling, features, warranty and price, it is still considered average overall.

Review: Home Appliance Study, Editors of J.D. Power and Associates, Aug. 3, 2011

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