Electrolux slide-in induction range EW30IS6CJS 3 day review
So many times before purchasing I googled this range to see reviews, which were sparse. So I thought I'd contribute for future searches. I've had it installed for 3 days now, and have baked, cooked, broiled, boiled, etc.
1. I like the burner configuration, however I'm not picky at all. It fits my small, medium and large pots and pans well. Both Lagostina Roma and Walmart Eco-green work fine with the induction requirements.
2. VERY responsive controls (rolling boil to simmer in 2-3 control presses... have never had gas to this is impressive to me).
3. I boiled 1L (a quart?) of cold water to rolling boil in 3:00 (not 90 sec as advertised, but still faster than electric and gas (timed at 8:00 and 4:43 respectively... yes we are nothing if not scientific!)
4. You cannot take something off a hob and place your hand on the burner! Seemed too good to be true, of course. You can touch the burner quickly, but anything more and you'd burn yourself. I don't see the advertised picture of the half pan cut with chocolate melting in the pan and solid on the cooktop happening IRL.
1. Preheat is LONG. Like 10 minutes to heat to 350 long. I've tried both the large and small oven (thinking small oven would heat faster due to smaller size) and both were slow. I haven't tried the rapid preheat yet.
2. Convection convert seems iffy. Baked cookies with it (2 large pans at once) and had to leave in for ~30% more time. Baked banana bread without conversion and timing was as normal. ??? I've never had convection before so not sure if normal?
3. Racks (3 in large oven) very close together. Above banana bread rose to touch one! I will probably remove the "non-ball bearing glide" rack and store in bottom oven.
Reasonable. It did take me 5 minutes WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS to figure out how to turn on a burner! I kept tapping... you actually have to hold it for a second or 2 to make it respond. Probably a good safety/PITA feature for inadvertent hits to the control panel. Everything else seems very intuitive with a first reading of the instructions (although the "quick reference" (about the size and complexity of an airline safety brochure!) is a bit intimidating!
That's about it after 3 days. I do have it installed on a 40A outlet, and have had 2 pots boiling at once (separate sides) without issue. Any questions I'd be glad to comment on. It's a beautiful stove and for now I'm glad to have bought it!