What every best Ranges has:
- Reliable cooktop performance.
- A variety of burner sizes.
- Consistent oven temperatures.
A bit slow, but otherwise excellent. The Samsung NX58F5700WS gets high marks from professional testers for its strong performance in all cooking tasks. In testing at CNET, while the NX58F5700WS was a bit slow, taking 16 minutes and 15 seconds to broil burgers to 145 degrees, Megan Wollerton said they turned out very tasty. After roasting a chicken using an Ina Garten recipe, she praised this range's impressive results that nearly matched those of a $5,000 range she had tested. She concludes that the NX58F5700WS. At ConsumerReports.org, this Samsung is the top pick in the single-oven, gas range category, earning Excellent ratings for low heat cooktop performance and for baking, Very Good ratings for high heat cooktop performance and broiling. Owners concur, saying it cooks extremely well in all tasks, with particular praise for the high heat on the burners for stir-frying. Bakers also say it's very true to temperature, and there's no learning curve for their favorite baked good.
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 -- a feature that's so beloved many reviewers say they wish both racks were like that. 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.
No red flags. While no range is immune from complaints, the Samsung NX58F5700WS rates pretty well with users. We did see a few scattered complaints about a burner failing; although most of the comments we saw regarding dissatisfaction with the performance of this range was owners receiving error messages on the control panel -- although most note that the company is pretty good about sending replacements. Samsung takes first place in the J.D. Power and Associates survey of owner satisfaction with their freestanding range brand, so those reports of responsive customer service are probably pretty accurate. The NX58F5700WS is covered by a one year warranty for parts and labor.
Editors at ConsumerReports.org test nearly 45 gas ranges, both single- and double-oven, including the Samsung NY58J9850WS. Ranges are tested for cooktop and oven performance, oven capacity and self-cleaning efficiency.
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."
We found the largest accumulation of user reviews for the Samsung NX58F5700WS at BestBuy.com, where more than 120 owners give it an overall rating of 4.7 stars; 97 percent of owners say they would recommend the range. While those reviews are unique to BestBuy.com, you can also view the 30-plus ratings at Samsung.com at a separate link.
There are fewer reviews of the Samsung NX58F5700WS at HomeDepot.com, and it earns an overall rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 in nearly 75 reviews; however some were originally posted at Samsung's web site. Most owners are very pleased; the lower ratings seem to run the gamut from installation issues to error codes on the control panel.
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 the top in the survey, with an overall score that's well above the industry average.