The Whirlpool WGE745C0FS Double Oven Freestanding Electric Range comes in stainless steel, black and white finishes, so it’s designed to fit most kitchens. Regardless of the finish, we especially love the look of this range because of the ultra-sleek smooth cooking surface.
This electric cooker performed better than any we’ve tested previously, especially when it comes to stovetop cooking and even baking.
The electric cooktop has five burners, including a two-zone burner, a warming zone and a three-zone burner. Whirlpool has labeled its three-zone burner the FlexHeat Burner, which it says is like having three cooking elements in one to accommodate pots and pans of various sizes. The ceramic glass cooktop swings from edge to edge with no visible gap, making cleaning easy.
The oven knobs are dishwasher safe and our testers appreciated their ease of use and cleaning. The control panel also has buttons for special settings, setting the oven temperature and setting the oven timer for each oven.
The small upper oven has one rack and two rack positions. The large lower oven has two racks with five rack positions. The lower oven also has true convection, which means it has an upper heating element, a lower heating element, and a third heating element inside the fan on the back of the oven to evenly distribute the heat over, under. and around food.
Like the other Whirlpool ranges we have tested, this model is equipped with Sabbath Mode so it can be used on the Sabbath for those who observe. Sabbath Mode turns off the oven’s automatic shutdown so it will stay on for over 12 hours and keep your food warm or cooked without having to turn the oven back on. This oven is also equipped with the functions of Frozen Bake, Convection Convert, Keep Warm, Quick Preheat and Steam Clean.
About the Whirlpool WGE745C0FS Electric Range
- Dimensions: 36 “x 30.13” x 26.13 “(H x W x D)
- Capacity: 6.7 cu. pi.
- Finishes: Stainless steel, black, white
- Number of burners: 5
- Number of oven racks: 1 upper, 2 lower
- Number of oven rack positions: 2 up, 5 down
- Features of the oven: Self-Clean Steam, Frozen Bake, True Convection, Convection Conversion, Quick Preheat, Keep Warm, Sabbath Mode
- User’s Guide: Whirlpool WGE745C0FS Electric Range Manual
What we like
Burners are efficient and heat up quickly
This is really important for an electric range, especially because they are known to have the most inefficient (and frustrating) cooktops of all types of ranges. Generally speaking, induction hobs and gas hobs will boil water faster than their electric counterparts. That said, this range’s cooktop boiled water at a rate of two minutes per 48 ounces (or one pound) of water, which isn’t as fast as the LG LREL6325F, but is significantly faster than many other electric cookers we’ve tested.
Plus, the three-zone Flex Burner is a game-changer. This means this burner is compatible with a small pot, large pot, and everything in between, adding to the overall versatility and efficiency of this cooktop.
The hob and ovens are spacious
Speaking of the cooktop, this one is quite spacious. Its burners are arranged so that you can fit appropriately sized pans on at least four of the five burners simultaneously. It’s a good appliance design, if you ask us.
Similar to other double oven ranges we have tested, such as the KitchenAid KFID500ESS, this Whirlpool model has a combined oven capacity of 6.7 cu. ft, which is significantly larger than the 5 cubic foot capacity of many single oven ranges or even the 6.3 cubic foot capacity of other double oven ranges.
This additional space is divided between the two ovens. So while you might not be able to roast the biggest turkey you can buy, you can absolutely cook multiple dishes at different temperatures (or different settings) simultaneously.
Both ovens cook cookies, pizza and pork almost evenly
The upper and lower ovens both excelled in our cookie, pizza, and pork tests, for the most part. The pork came out perfectly cooked in both ovens on the standard cooking setting, looking golden brown on the outside and still just as light pink when cut.
Our tester baked the pizza in the lower oven only using the standard baking setting and baked all the way, even on the sometimes delicate bottom of the crust. Cookies were a slightly different story – standard baking produced beautifully even results across multiple pans baked simultaneously for the upper and lower ovens. The lower oven convection setting, however, didn’t have the same stellar results.
What we don’t like
Lower oven does not bake cookies evenly between two trays
The difference between baking cookie bases is shocking. If you plan to use the True Convection setting often for baking bread and candy, keep in mind that the lower rack will cook faster than the upper rack. That said, we don’t think this is a snap as both cookie platters still look delicious.
The Whirlpool WGE745C0FS has a one year limited warranty for parts and labor. This is the standard for a range.
What the owners say
Homeowners love that this line fits a wide variety of kitchenware and baking utensils. Reviews on the brand’s website love the quick preheat, easy-to-use controls, and the three-zone burner. With an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars and over 1,500 reviews on the Whirpool site, it is clear that many users approve of this range.
Reviews from Lowe’s and The Home Depot further illustrate the same: Homeowners love to cook with this range, but some note that the installation was a bit tricky as the range may not be flush with your wall depending on your configuration. food.
Should we buy it?
Yes, it is efficient, spacious and relatively affordable.
The Whirlpool WGE745C0FS Electric Range is a knockout all around. He passed all the tests we gave him with flying colors, from boiling water to cooking pizza. Its ability to be multitasking sets it apart from other ranges, including the ability to cook two dishes at different temperatures simultaneously and place at least four pans on the hob at a time. The only small downside we could find with this range was the uneven baking of the cookies when we tested True Convection mode in the lower oven. That said, it’s still the best electric range we’ve tested.
If you are looking for a high performance electric cooker and just need to have Air Fry mode, take a look at the LG LREL6325F. Formerly our pick for the best electric cooker, it lets you air fry food at the touch of a button, plus it has short boil times and even cooking.
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Madison Trapkin is the Cooking and Cooking Editor-in-Chief at Reviewed. Former editor-in-chief of Culture Magazine, Madison is the founder of GRLSQUASH, a women’s magazine on food, art and culture. Her work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, Cherrybombe, Gather Journal, and more. She is passionate about pizza, aesthetic countertop appliances and regular watering of her houseplants. She holds a BA from the University of Georgia and an MA in Liberal Arts in Gastronomy from Boston University.
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