PROS / This kitchen range is full of features. It has two powerful expandable burners and all the user conveniences we looked for, including a chicken nugget and pizza button.
CONS / Although this electric range is an average size, it has a very shallow oven chamber.
VERDICT / While there are some design issues, this kitchen range has all the powerful cooking and cleaning features we looked for in the best electric ranges.
Editor's Note: The Samsung NE59J7630 Electric Range is now available. Clicking the Buy button will take you to this version for purchase. We will evaluate, rank and review the Samsung NE59J7630 Electric Range when we next update the Electric Cooktop Ranges reviews. Meanwhile, enjoy our review below about the Samsung NE595R0A.
If you want to remodel your kitchen, a new electric range is a great way to unify the room. Modern ranges like the Samsung NE595R0A series have a sleek look and tons of features. In fact, the Top Ten Reviews Gold Award goes to the Samsung NE595R0A because this feature rich heavy electric range has two different cleaning modes, two expandable burners and two convenience settings for frozen foods. It measures 47.16 inches high, 29.90 inches wide, 25.90 deep with a shallow oven. For its average size, it weighs only 155 pounds, less than many of the other ranges we reviewed. If you're remodeling, this electric range comes in three colors to match the rest of your appliances and kitchen. You can get the Samsung NE595R0A in solid black, solid white and stainless steel with black trim.
This Samsung model comes equipped with a sleek ceramic glass cooktop. There are two expandable elements on this electric stovetop. The left side holds a smaller burner that grows from 6 to 9 inches while the right front holds the largest burners measuring 9 to 12 inches. Both these burners reach a max wattage of 3,000 and act as a power boil feature to bring water, sauces or stock to a rapid boil quickly. The remaining burners measure 6 inches and act as low-temperature simmering elements. The warming zone on the rear center of the stove helps you keep leftovers warm without burning them.
The electric oven in this model is large enough to create a feast. Measuring 5.9 cubic feet, it has enough room to fit large pots and casserole pans. However, this oven isn't as deep as many models with the same capacity. The chamber only measures 18.83 inches, which is only a slightly bigger than the average cookie sheet. This may require some Tetris-like skills if you opt to fit several long pans into the oven. Luckily, there are ways to work around the shallow oven in this Samsung model. To help manage this space, you can take advantage of the two included oven racks that fit into seven different positions in the oven.
Convection is a hot buzzword in the world of electric ranges, but it's still a mystery to many homeowners and renovators. So what's the big deal? Convection fans circulate hot air throughout the oven chamber to cook food more evenly than ovens without this feature. This approach to baking isn't just for bread or cookies. You can cook just about anything faster and more thoroughly using this method. Think of convection as a kind of wind chill factor in your oven. The moving air stirred by the fan intensifies the heat already trapped in the oven chamber. In the case of this Samsung model, the small oven chamber holds hot air in a compact space, intensifying the effect of the convection fan.
The Samsung NE595R0A has all the user conveniences common in the best electric ranges. It has the standard features like a digital clock, timer, heat indicator lights, knobs and touch controls. For all the standard features, this Samsung model has a couple useful surprises available.
On the control panel, there are two convenience settings. Similar to a popcorn button on a microwave, this Samsung model has controls that set the oven to the optimum temperature for pizza and chicken nuggets. Simply press the button to set the oven to preheat to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for pizza. The temperature and time are adjustable to fit the oven settings to what you need.
One of the best features found in this electric oven is its dual cleaning capability. This Samsung model can tackle light and heavy soils inside the oven chamber with a steam and heat clean cycle. We recommend regularly running the steam clean cycle for lighter, regular soils and the heat clean only occasionally.
It is less powerful than the heat clean, but the steam clean still packs a punch. This feature is available at the press of a couple buttons, and if you can find 1 1/4 cups of water, you can have a clean oven in around 20 minutes. This cycle is similar to the self-clean because you still have to wipe the remaining soil from the oven chamber. The steam loosens messes inside the oven while the specialized enamel keeps them from bonding to the walls in the first place.
While the heat cycle is powerful, it can create fumes and produces soaring temperatures up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit for several hours to reduce food soil to ash. This cycle is no hot flash either, when you engage the self-clean, the oven defaults to a three-hour cycle. Like many other electric ranges, you can run the heat cycle from two to four hours at a time. To prevent accidents, the oven automatically locks and the digital display shows the remaining time for the self-clean.
Warranty & Support
The electric range is the centerpiece of most kitchens. The more you use any appliance, the more you need to care and maintain it. The Samsung NE595R0A stays under warranty for a full year after purchase. If you have questions about this kitchen range, the Samsung website is the best place to start. On this model's description page, you can find links to downloadable copies of the user's guide, warranty guide and product-specific FAQs. If you still need assistance, you can find contact information to reach Samsung via phone, email, live chat and even live video chat.
The stovetop is home to two expandable burners that grow up to 9 and 12 inches wide, and the oven packs some serious potential energy. The broiler element produces up to 3800 watts for fast heating. Although the oven chamber is shallow, it can hold 5.9 cubic feet of food inside. To keep it clean, this Samsung model has multiple features that make cleaning easy. You can choose the short steam clean or the intense heat clean to rid your oven of tough baked-on messes. This Samsung model is the best electric ranges if you want a powerful, feature heavy kitchen range.