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Whirlpool 29.875" Slide-In Gas Range - Stainless Steel

  • Model: GW397LXUS
  • Gas
  • 29.875 Inches
  • Slide-In
  • Sealed Gas Burners
  • Self Cleaning

Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Fuel Type
Gas
Range Width
29.875 Inches
Range Type
Slide-In
Surface Burner Style
Sealed Gas Burners
Cleaning Method
Self Cleaning
Door Type
Monochromatic Glass Door with Window
Ignition
Pilotless Electronic Ignition
Storage Drawer
Yes
Electronic Oven Controls
Yes
Clock
Yes
Timer
Yes
Super Burner
Yes
Simmer Burner
Yes
Interior Oven Light
Yes
Other Features
AccuBake, Sabbath Mode
Dimensions
29.8(w) X 35.7(h) X 28.7(d)
Shipping Weight
165 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

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Whirlpool 29.875" Slide-In Gas Range - Stainless Steel
 
4.3

(based on 109 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (67)

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    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (51)
  • Performance (46)
  • Style (43)
  • Convenient features (41)
  • Design (35)

Cons

  • Cleanability (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Quality (4)
  • Performance (3)
  • Sound level (3)

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    4.0

    Good product

    By Benoit

    from California, United States

    Comments about Whirlpool 29.875" Slide-In Gas Range - Stainless Steel:

    We like our new Whirlpool range, it performs exactly as expected (after some tuning, see below). The large burner offers plenty of power, and the smallest burner is good for simmering. This was one of our biggest problem with the previous range: All burners were the same power, so it took forever to boil a large amount of water and it would not simmer low. Also, the oven pre-heat is super fast! This also was an issue with our previous range. I was hesitant with the fact that the grates do not extent the full width of the top surface, but this is not a problem at all. One reason why it seems narrower is because the top surface has a "lip" on the sides that overlaps by ~1/4" on top of the counter-top. This is actually a plus because it gives a clean look since the counter top edges cannot be perfectly adjusted to the edges of the cook top. On the down side, there are a few things I would have liked to see. I would not have minded paying a few dollars more to have metal knobs and stronger hardware on the bottom drawer. At first try I noticed it was a flimsy design. It does not feel sturdy and tight. Two annoying things are about the electronic controls: The alarm sound is an unnerving, single five seconds-long beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! Every time it beeps my stress level increases as seconds pass. Why are all appliance companies always making stressful alarm sounds, I don't know, but this one is the worst I've heard. And in this age of infinitely programmable ring tones, why can't I have at least five choices of alarm? The other minus regarding the alarm is that there is no reminder. If you happen to be away from the kitchen when it beeps, too bad. The next alarm will be the smell of burned chicken... ;) even our previous cheap range would beep every one minute as a reminder. The instructions for the review state we should not comment on the service. But where can we comment on that for people's view? I'll be brief: 1) The bag of parts for Natural gas to LP gas was torn open in the range box, so I was missing one of the cooktop spuds. After multiple visits to the store where I bought it and phone calls to Whirlpool, we finally identified the problem kit and arranged for shipping of a new kit. I never received the kit... In the meantime I found the small part hidden between card box plies. 2) The instruction manual and online specs do not agree on the spud types, power levels and number of burners. This made the troubleshooting of the "missing spud" very frustrating. 3) The instructions say we should use a phillips screwdriver to replace the spuds, but it requires a Torx screwdriver, which is not very common. Oh and one more plus I forgot: This range i made in the USA!

     
    3.0

    Worked great after 2 service calls

    By Eja20

    from Massachusetts, United States

    Comments about Whirlpool 29.875" Slide-In Gas Range - Stainless Steel:

    Bought this for our new home. Front two burners didn't work. Placed service call and they came out quick. Needed to order part. After second call and new ignition worked great. The aggravation makes it a one star. The product makes it a 5 star. I split the difference and give it a 3.

     
    4.0

    Beautiful

    By Jules62

    from Columbus, OH

    Comments about Whirlpool 29.875" Slide-In Gas Range - Stainless Steel:

    I purchased this range to complement my updated granite countertops and light gray cabinets. It looks great. I really find the accusimmer burner very helpful.

     
    5.0

    Great range

    By Jewels67

    from Belleville, Mi

    Comments about Whirlpool 29.875" Slide-In Gas Range - Stainless Steel:

    I love my new range. The burners are much more powerful so I had to get used to the difference. I love the full grate, it is much easier to clean. The range has a nice appearance. You must keep the burner plate clean and smooth underneath for the burners to ignite.

     
    4.0

    easy to clean top

    By Denise11

    from Michigan, United States

    Comments about Whirlpool 29.875" Slide-In Gas Range - Stainless Steel:

    I like most everything, however, I would rather have 3 full burners and one low burner as a back burner. The handle for the drawer is not very sturdy and would bend easily.

     
    5.0

    This Range Cooks!

    By Luv2cook

    from Prescott, AZ, United States

    Comments about Whirlpool 29.875" Slide-In Gas Range - Stainless Steel:

    Well designed controls. Love the full top grates. BUT the best part is how it cooks. Choice of burners makes it easy. The accusimmer, low and slow produced an excellent Bolognese The large burner is perfect for searing, stir fry anything that needs high fast heat. Yesterday I baked my first loaf of bread in the oven and can happily say it bakes with even and accurate heat. Besides all that it looks great!

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By ivarotti

    from Illinois

    Comments about Whirlpool 29.875" Slide-In Gas Range - Stainless Steel:

    I had no idea how much my old range left to be desired until I had my new Whirlpool installed. My breads and baked goods come out beautifully. I use the high output burner every day. It looks great too.

     
    3.0

    fast heat

    By Taddeo

    from Wilm.DE

    Comments about Whirlpool 29.875" Slide-In Gas Range - Stainless Steel:

    we are happy with our stove.we would have the panel more straighter as you have to stand over it to view the time.The drawer at the bottom is kind of tinny.makes noise when in use.

     
    5.0

    Awesome Fit

    By Beegetucc

    from Palmdale, CA, United States

    Comments about Whirlpool 29.875" Slide-In Gas Range - Stainless Steel:

    I bought this unit in May. It fit perfectly. The burners work great. The oven is large and the food cooks perfect. My wife has not made one complaint either. It's super easy to clean too. Great machine.

     
    5.0

    Love my new range.

    By redpony3

    from Cottage Grove, MN, United States

    Comments about Whirlpool 29.875" Slide-In Gas Range - Stainless Steel:

    Have had this range for a little over a month. It has worked very well. Very fast heating of oven and the burners work great.

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