Frigidaire Complaint - Not Happy W This Range
MARTINEZ, ARIZONA -- First off, let me just say, this range was not inexpensive!
I bought this range because it was a dual-fuel and I love the oven door shelf-slide-out feature. I also love the oven and all its features.
It's the range top that has all the disappointments and defects in design.
Now that I've had this range for about 5 months I can tell you, it has MANY shortcomings.
1st: The largest burner, front right, takes forever to boil a pot of water. I had a 12 year old less expensive Whirlpool that boiled water twice as fast if not faster!
2nd: Again, the largest burner also emits excess unburned gas into my home. If I boil water and then turn it down to simmer and leave the area, when I return the smell of leaking gas has filled the room and is overwhelming. I live in a small house and so I don't go far.
At first I thought I'd left a burner on without flame, but in fact it's a major defect in the way that burner functions!
The controls on that burner leave a lot to be desired. It's very unstable and difficult to control how much heat you need compared to what you get, or don't get. It's really cheap junk!
3rd: If something spills over during a big cooking event, like this recent holiday, it's absolutely impossible to remove the spill. This is due to the fact that the top is thin, cheap, baked enamel.
4th: The grates on the range top sit on little PLASTIC feet cushions. If you boil water in large pot on the large front right burner, those little PLASTIC feet melt to the top and you cannot remove the melted plastic. Now you have two feet still intact on the rear of the grate and the front are missing and or melted to the enamel. The grate now wobbles in the enamel surface because it's not even anymore.
This is not a safe situation with a pot of boiling water or any other hot object!
5th: Now, the latest issue is the front "stainless" plate where the controls are placed. It is actually plastic and the "stainless" is peeling off.
What a hunk of expensive junk I bought.
I also bought the FPHD2491KF dishwasher. Another piece of junk!
If you're shopping for new appliances, DON'T buy this junk, no matter what kind of rebates they're offering. YOU WILL NOT BE HAPPY!
My two sons both own appliance repair service companies in Pennsylvania. One of them is Frigidaire certified. The other Whirlpool. They've each been in business 23 years.
The Whirlpool son wanted me to buy Whirlpool. I didn't because I wanted dual-fuel and they didn't have that feature in a slide-in.
The Frigidaire son told me, why didn't you ask me, I'd have told you how much trouble people were reporting on these two appliances, especially the dishwasher. It's a piece of junk! Right from the certified Frigidaire man's mouth!
SO, MY ADVICE, IF YOU HAVEN'T PURCHASED YET, LOOK AT A DIFFERENT COMPANY. DON'T GET STUCK WITH THIS JUNK LIKE I DID.
YOU WON'T NOTICE THESE ISSUES UNTIL YOU'RE INTO THE RANGE FOR A FEW MONTHS, BUT NOW THAT I'VE BEEN COOKING INDOORS FOR 3 MONTHS, THEY'VE REARED THEIR UGLY HEADS! I WILL BE CALLING FRIGIDAIRE ON MONDAY!!