Kenmore Free-Standing Gas Range #7231X

UPDATE: This model has been discontinued.

Manufacturer: Frigidaire/Electrolux

Free-standing gas ranges are a popular choice among people who have access to natural gas or propane in the kitchen and enjoy the responsiveness of a gas cooktop. One of our most popular models is the Kenmore #7231X range (formerly 7888X). It's available in white (72312), black (72319), stainless steel (72313) and stainless steel with a stainless steel cooktop (72333).

This range features a towelbar handle with tapered ends, designed to match various Kenmore refrigerators. In stainless steel, the handle is also stainless, providing a striking monochromatic door. Continuous grates are cast iron with matte-finish porcelain coating for a sophisticated look with easy clean-up.

One of the features that many people have found desirable is the center oval burner, which is great for use with a
griddle to cook lots of pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, or other favorites. It's also handy when you're making gravy in a roasting pan with the drippings from poultry (such as a Thanksgiving turkey). Rather than having two hot spots and a cold zone in the center, the entire roasting pan is heated, which speeds up the process and that means less stirring for you.

A warming drawer is also included, which allows you to keep meals warm for people who may be late to dinner, or to keep food warm until dinnertime, or even to keep buns warm during the meal. It keeps food between 150 and 170 degrees Fahrenheit (high enough to prevent bacteria from growing, but low enough to keep food from cooking). It's an added layer of convenience.

If you like to bake, roast, or do a turkey for Thanksgiving, you'll appreciate the true convection in the oven. Simply tell the oven whether you're baking or roasting, set the temperature and time according to the recipe, and let the digital controls convert the temperature and time for convection. You'll enjoy the excellent results, increased baking capacity, and decreased cooking time (up to 30% faster). It even reminds you when the time is 75% done, so you can check that the food is cooking properly and gauge how much time you have left.

Anyone looking for a high-quality, high-performance, affordable range with a fine set of premium features will be hard-pressed to find a better combination of features, quality, and price than this range has.