The Whirlpool WEC310S0FB slide-in electric range is one of the smallest capacity ovens that we reviewed.
The range offers 4.8 cubic feet of space and has four burners on top. Most slide-in ranges come with five burners on top now so if this is important to you, head to our Samsung NE58F9710WS oven review.
While the Whirlpool WEC310S0FB doesn’t have the biggest capacity, it’s ideal for smaller families or those who live alone.
For its price, this slide-in range also has a few handy features including self-cleaning, Frozen-Bake mode, and a Keep Warm setting.
To discover other ranges we’ve reviewed, check out the best slide-in ranges.
Whirlpool WEC310S0FB: Features
The Whirlpool WEC310S0FB might not have as many fancy features as the Samsung NX58K9500WG, but it does have what you need to prepare tasty meals. The range provides quick-to-heat coil burners and a 4.8-cubic-foot oven with a sensor that automatically adjusts for even heating when baking. With its Frozen-Bake function, you won’t need to preheat the oven to prepare a frozen pizza or frozen dinner quickly.
The Whirlpool WEC310S0FB slide-in range uses a standard heating method whereby the elements generate heat to cook your food. Convection heat, by contrast, uses a fan to circulate hot air throughout the interior of the oven. Many cooks are convinced convection heating works better and creates a more even flow of hot air, but standard heating can also do the job well. This Whirlpool model includes a temperature sensor that tracks and adjusts the oven’s temperature to ensure even heat.
This oven has two oven racks and five slots for them, so you can rearrange the racks to accommodate whatever you’re cooking. While this is probably fine for everyday cooking, you may struggle to prepare large holiday meals in this slide-in range. You operate both the oven and the cooktop burners through the touchpad on the front of the appliance.
If you need to prepare an oven-cooked meal but have other things to attend to, this Whirlpool oven offers a delayed-start function that lets you put in the food, set the timer for the time you want the oven to start heating and go about your business while the range cooks your meal. The oven also has a keep-warm setting as well as a Sabbath mode for people who observe Jewish dietary laws.
The cooktop’s four coil burners heat up quickly for frying and for bringing liquids to a boil. Some cooks are reluctant to use coils, preferring the heat control that comes with gas burners or the beauty and expandability of ceramic burners on electric cooktops. Still, the burners on the Whirpool model work nicely with nearly any kind of cookware.
The Whirlpool WEC310S0FB slide-in range’s self-cleaning setting uses high heat to turn food messes into ash that wipes away with a damp cloth after the cycle completes and the oven cools. On the stovetop, raised edges help prevent spills from running down the sides of the range.
Should you buy the Whirlpool WEC310S0FB?
If you want a smaller capacity slide-in range that offers handy features and self-cleaning, the Whirlpool WEC310S0FB slide-in range is ideal. For those that cook for a crowd or have a large family, this range will be too small so you’re better off with a larger capacity slide-in range.