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LG LRE3083SW Review

By: Kelly Burgess on January 25, 2017

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.

Pros

  • Large capacity
  • Convection oven
  • Warming burner
  • Digital controls
  • Self-cleaning

Cons

  • Some complaints about LG customer service
Our Analysis
Specs

Breaking it down

Performance

Excels at all cooking functions. In professional testing at ConsumerReports.org, the LG LRE3083SW earns a Recommended nod, with excellent ratings in all categories. That includes both low and high heating performance on the cooktop; baking and broiling in the oven; oven capacity, and self-cleaning abilities. Owners agree with all of those assessments, but also praise the convection feature that speeds up both preheat times and cooking times. A number of users who have never had a convection oven before wonder what they ever did without it. Quite a few owners have tested the temperature with an oven thermometer and say it's absolutely accurate at any setting.

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 clean -- there are no knobs you have to wipe around. Owners also like having the ability to punch in precise cooking times and temperatures using a numeric keypad. The blue oven interior provides a bit of an upscale look to what's most decidedly a mid-priced stove and this range comes in four colors; white, which we review here, black stainless steel as the LG LRE3083BD (Est. $1,100), stainless steel as the LG LRE3083ST (Est. $1,000) and black as the LG LRE3083SB (Est. $950). Also, while we list retail prices here, this oven can often be found on sale.

Reliability

Good track record, mostly. User satisfaction with the LG LRE3083SW runs very high. There are a few scattered complaints of ranges that failed prematurely, and of customer service that's not as helpful as it could be, but not many. Large surveys paint a mixed picture. One that measures repair rates puts the LG brand at the bottom based upon a survey of 10,738 consumers who purchased their electric ranges new between 2011 and 2016. However, a J.D. Power and Associates survey that measures owner satisfaction with their kitchen ranges puts LG in the top tier. The one year parts and labor warranty isn't especially generous, but is typical.

Our Sources

Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

ConsumerReports.org tests a variety of range, including the LG LRE3083SW. Each is tested for cooktop and oven performance, capacity and the self-cleaning feature. Ranges are ranked and rated against each other, and Recommended and Best Buy appliances are named.

Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of January 2017

In nearly 500 reviews, the LG LRE3083SW earns an impressive overall rating of 4.7 stars out of 5; 96 percent of owners would recommend this rang. Reviews include those posted at HomeDepot.com as well as some originally posted at LG's web site. Owners are almost uniformly thrilled with the performance of this LG range, although there are some scattered complaints about various issues, such as the glass cracking or convection fan quitting, but no unifying theme. Some of the lower ratings have to do with delivery/installation issues.

Contributors to BestBuy.com, As of January 2017

There are more than 560 reviews of the LG LRE3083SW at BestBuy.com and owners here are just as satisfied, giving this range another 4.7-star rating.; 96 percent would recommend the range. All of these reviews are unique to BestBuy.com; a separate link takes you to reviews posted on the LG website.

Editors of J.D. Power and Associates, July 19, 2016

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 third highest rating, with 836 points out of a possible 1,000.

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