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Easy to use but unusually loud for an oven
Replacing an old double oven, we had several options in our price range. This model was on the short list because the 27" model wasn't a stripped down version of the...Read complete review
Replacing an old double oven, we had several options in our price range. This model was on the short list because the 27" model wasn't a stripped down version of the 30" unit. We weren't looking to remodel just yet, so keeping the cabinet size was important. I think that most of my comments should apply to the single-oven model and the 30" version too.As I mentioned in the summary, this oven is pretty loud. It's not a convection oven -- it doesn't have a fan that circulates air inside the oven chamber. It does, however, have a blower in the cabinet that I assume maintains a more even wall temperature. That blower is a lot louder than the convection fan we had in a unit in a previous home. It's our loudest appliance in the kitchen, excepting the disposal. Louder than the range exhaust fan, fridge or dishwasher. Not a big problem, baking is usually done in the daytime here, but it's something you just won't notice in the showroom.Overall, for about the same money we could have dual self cleaning (this one) or top-only clean + mild convection. We opted for the double clean, and haven't regretted it. Baking doneness is even enough, I think the cabinet blower helps with that. And it's electric, not gas, so evenness isn't that big of a worry anyway.Preheat to 350F takes under 8 minutes in a 72 degree kitchen, and the display shows the temp. during that time.It's got two clean modes. The regular one is the type you're used to: oven door is locked shut for 3 or 4 hours while the oven is cranked up to maximum temperature and spills are burned to ash. The kitchen gets hot, and a little smoke wafts around as all those drippings are incinerated.The other clean mode is the "steam clean." You follow the instructions on the display, pour a measured amount of water on the "floor", close the door and let it go. Since it's just boiling the water it doesn't get very hot at all, and the whole cycle takes about a half hour. When done, you wipe the (hopefully) loosened gunk off and mop up the excess water -- it leaves more than I expected. Recent messes are generally softened enough to get them fairly clean. It's not a replacement for the high-temp clean, but is more of a maintenance step to be used periodically, especially after making a mess.The control panel/display is very good. Meaningful text on a large display prompts you through all the steps needed to clean, bake, broil, use the cook timer (which turns off the oven when done) and the kitchen timer. The kitchen timer is independent from the cook time, so you can use them both at once. The only function I can't figure out from the display prompts alone is the delayed bake ("start time"). I tried it for grins, didn't figure it out, and never bothered to check the manual -- probably won't do it, since I don't figure I'll ever use that anyway.Bonus points for the controls: If you enter a time like "90 minutes" (instead of 1:30), is doesn't freak out and turn off the oven like a couple other brands out there (you know who you are). It just counts down the 90 minutes -- just like you'd expect it to.The doors and windows stay cool enough to be touched without discomfort. This is a plus with kids in the house.Quirks. The cabinet blower keeps going after the oven is turned off until it's cooled down. Also, every so often, the oven shuts down for a second or two, then resumes everthing like nothing happened. Temp stays set, clock doesn't lose time, timer keeps right on counting. If it weren't for the noisy blower, you'd probably never notice. It's not frequent or predictable enough for a service call, but I might do it before warranty is up.
Most Liked Negative Review
The product is unacceptable because of high sound of fan dur
I purshased the oven and after using it for one day I told the dealer that it was unacceptable due to the high sound level that I presume is from the cooling fan. It...Read complete review
I purshased the oven and after using it for one day I told the dealer that it was unacceptable due to the high sound level that I presume is from the cooling fan. It sounds l;ike my microwave when it is running. It will be removed from my house by the dealer and I will buy another brand. I believe the product is defective
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from Valley Center, CA
Comments about Whirlpool 27" Stainless Steel Electric Double Wall Oven:
we are very happy with the rapid pre-heat feature. We did not have a cooling fan in our other oven so the sound was odd at first but now we are used to it. Easy to use controls and accurate temperature settings make following a recipe really easy. We are still trying some of the new things out but are really happy with our choice. This replaced a 30year old GE oven so the changes are amazing. Bigger interior, big glass doors to see in and great lighting.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Looks nice, cooks OK, HORRIBLE fan noise
As soon as the oven is started a fan begins to operate. It continues long after turned off, making a terribly obnoxious whistling noise. I do not recommend you buy this oven.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Okay double wall oven
By Jean loves to bake
from Londonderry, nh
I bought this double wall oven about a month ago. I was very excited to finally have the double ovens. I am surprised at how loud the ovens are and the bottom oven doesn't seem to retain the set temperature as well as the top oven.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Looks Good, Cooks Good, but it's Noisy...
from New Jersey
It's a very nice oven. Only downside is the fan/blower is noisy and whistles. This continues for up to 30 minutes after you finish cooking. I called to make a repair appointment, but then found out that the loud fan was considered normal. Other than that, we like it. Much better than the old GE we replaced.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
So far this has been an awesome oven. I really missed not having an oven for a couple of weeks. I've been cooking in it almost every day since it was installed.
By Cookie Mac
from Harwich, MA
I am very disappointed in how loud the fan is on my double wall oven. It is very embarrassing to cook with people in the kitchen. We called the appliance store and they sent someone to replace the fan. The new fan is just as loud so the repair man said it just must be how it sounds.
New Double Oven
from Palm Springs, CA
The internal fan runs constantly when the oven is on. It's loud and very annoying and you cannot shut it off.
Double Oven, loud when running
By AZ resident
from Oro Valley, AZ
Disappointed with the noise the oven makes when running. I understand it's the cooling fan, but I just replaced a double oven that was 17 years old and it didn't make any noise while running. We tried to exchange for another model, but all reviews stated oven was loud when running. Sounds like a windstorm.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Canton, Ohio
Love the double ovens but hate the noise the cooling fan for the touch pad makes.
Good replacement choice!
By Susie macs
from Pittsburgh, PA
I have had the ovens for several months, use it regularly, and have yet to require any cleanup. Sounds wonderful that spot cleaning requires only water.
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