Consumers who purchase slide-in ranges want beauty as well as functionality, and with the Samsung NE58F9710WS, you get both. This multipurpose, stainless steel slide-in range has enough versatile features to please even the most adventurous cook.
This range has both an electrically powered, ceramic glass stovetop and a natural gas oven. The smooth black cooktop on this slide-in stove offers five heating elements, four for cooking and the fifth to keep items warm. There are two 7-inch burners, a 6-inch burner and a 6-inch warming area. One burner consists of expandable rings that you can adjust for 6-inch, 9-inch or 12-inch cooking areas, depending on the size of your pan.
An added feature is the handy bridge function on the left side of the stovetop. You can program the appliance so the two left-side burners, front and back, heat up as well as the area between them, which results in a large, long heated spot where you can use a griddle to make pancakes, bacon and the like.
The oven is sizable at 5.8 cubic feet. With it, you get three racks and seven positions for them, so you can raise or lower racks depending on what you plan to cook.
The biggest selling point of this oven is Samsung's Flex Duo feature. This ingenious heating operation involves a divider, which you can add or remove, that basically turns your oven into two different ovens that operate at the same time. In essence, you get a slide-in double oven with the Samsung. You can cook one item on a higher rack at one temperature and something else on a lower rack at a completely different temperature without burning anything and with no unpleasant odor distribution.
Powered by natural gas, the oven uses convection heating on the top level if you are using the Flex Duo features and both convection and conventional heating on the lower level. Convection ovens distribute heat via a fan that blows hot air around for even heating. Conventional ovens radiate heat, typically from the bottom, that bounces off the inside surfaces of the oven and spreads around. This slide-in range gives you both types of heat so you can select which style you prefer for a particular recipe.
You also get a child safety lock, a temperature probe to check the interior of foods and a warming drawer. You can shut off the heating function of the warming drawer to simply store pots, pans and lids inside. In addition, you get a heated self-cleaning function and a steam-cleaning option. The oven automatically shuts off after 12 hours. This slide-in range also offers a kitchen timer and an oven window that lets you get a good look at what is happening on every rack inside. The Sabbath mode lets you program the oven to override the auto shut-off function so that foods inside the oven stay at safely hot temperatures, which is a boon for people who want to observe Jewish dietary laws and traditions.
The Samsung NE58F9710WS is a first-rate slide-in range. It gives you excellent cooktop features, as well as two baking options within the oven. You also get two different types of oven self-cleaning functions and an exceptionally attractive appearance. All in all, this is an excellent and visually appealing choice for your kitchen.