Samsung NX58F5700WS Review

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Samsung NX58F5700WS Review
Bottom Line

The Samsung NX58F5700WS gas range gets high marks for all facets of its cooking performance. Its 5.8-cubic-foot oven has a convection feature and a gliding rack to make getting heavy items, like a stuffed holiday turkey, out of the oven easily. The warming drawer keeps foods hot until it's time to sit down at the table.

ProsConvection cooking, Warming tray, Attractive styling, Excellent cooking performance, Large windowConsCooking times a little longer than with some ranges

Breaking it down

Performance

Excellent in all regards. The Samsung NX58F5700WS gets high marks from professional testers for its strong performance in all cooking tasks. "Even broiling was impressive—not something most gas ranges do well, says ConsumerReports.org's Kimberly Janeway, in a free-to-the-public article. CNET grouses a little that some ranges can performs some tasks -- such as boiling water -- more quickly, but says that it largely acts and looks like a premium stove at a price that's significantly lower.

Features

Feature-rich. There's very little that Samsung left out of the NX58F5700WS. The oven cavity features convection and at 5.8 cubic feet is relatively spacious for a gas model. There are two wire racks plus a gliding rack that make moving heavy items in and out of the oven much easier. The oversized window makes keeping track of your food's progress easier. Down below, there's a warming drawer that keeps food hot without drying it out while waiting for other items to finish or the clan to gather for a meal. Up top, the stove top has five burners, including an oval center one and a dual-power burner with independent heating elements that can deliver anything from 1,000 BTU to 18,000 BTU. Among the included accessories are a griddle and a wok grate. The oven's touch control panel is intuitive to use, includes a numeric keypad, and in a departure from the norm, is grey rather than the typical black so that it blends more seamlessly with the stainless backsplash.

Reliability

No red flags. While no range is immune from complaints, the Samsung NX58F5700WS rates pretty well with users. The biggest accumulation is at BestBuy.com, where 99 percent of the nearly 90 owners that have left feedback say that they would recommend the stove. Feedback is only a little less rosy at HomeDepot.com, but the range still rates at 4.4-stars following nearly 50 reviews. Samsung doesn't take first place in the J.D. Power and Associates survey of owner satisfaction with their freestanding range brand, but finishes just a notch below, and well above the industry average. The NX58F5700WS is covered by a one year warranty for parts and labor.

Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

Best gas ranges from Consumer Reports' tests, Kimberly Janeway, July 29, 2015

This free article names the gas ranges that scored best in the most recent round of testing by ConsumerReports.org. Details are scant -- you'll need a subscription to see the detailed results plus information on other gas ranges tested (including many that also do well) -- but what's here tells you which ranges impressed, and why.

2. CNET

Samsung Gas Range with True Convection NX58F5700 review, Megan Wollerton, Mar. 28, 2015

CNET is a tough critic when it comes to ranges, so the 3.5-star rating that the Samsung NX58F5700WS earns is pretty impressive. Testing is comprehensive and well explained. Megan Wollerton notes that while the range doesn't ace every test, the NX58F5700WS "looks good, cooks well and comes with features that you wouldn't expect from a midprice model."

3. BestBuy.com

Samsung - 30" Self-Cleaning Freestanding Gas Convection Range - Stainless Steel, Contributors to BestBuy.com, As of December 2015

We found the largest accumulation of user reviews for the Samsung NX58F5700WS at BestBuy.com, where nearly 90 owners rate the range at an aggregate score of 4.8 stars. Impressively, 99 percent of owners say they would recommend the range to a friend. Most ratings are five stars, and only one owner rates it at less than four.

4. HomeDepot.com

Samsung Model # NX58F5700WS 30 in. 5.8 cu. ft. Gas Range, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of December 2015

Satisfaction with the Samsung NX58F5700WS is also good at HomeDepot.com, but perhaps a step behind compared to the joy expressed by BestBuy.com users. Here we see nearly 50 reviews (including many originally posted at Samsung's web site) and a 4.4-star rating.

5. J.D. Power & Associates

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

J.D. Power and Associates asks those who recently purchased a new freestanding range about their satisfaction with factors such as performance, features, ease of use, price and more. The Samsung brand finishes third in the survey, with an overall score that's well above the industry average.