Whirlpool WFG320M0BS Gas Range Review

Enjoy preparing meals for a group of people with this 30-inch freestanding range. The black on stainless steel Whirlpool WFG320M0BS features 5.1 cu. ft. capacity, under-oven broiler, simmer burner, and 4-speed heat burners. The stoves range between 5,000 to 15,000 BTU to cope up with varying heat requirements.  Other features include adjustable oven racks, satin-finish cast-iron grates, control lock, the large oven window, and oven light. Additionally, the curved sloping porcelain cooktop allows liquid to flow over the edge for a smooth cleanup.

Pros
  • A fair price range
  • Easy to operate
  • A black-on-stainless steel modern design
  • Easy to clean
  • Dishwasher-safe cast-iron grates
  • The satin finish is resistant to wear and tear.
Cons   
  • It has a shared broiler and oven element.
  • Lightweight oven racks with wide spaces
Recommended alternatives:
Whirlpool WFG505M0BS
Whirlpool WFG505M0BB
GE JGBS66REKSS

Stovetop Performance

Whirlpool WFG320M0BS stovetop

Features

5.1 Cu. Ft. Capacity

This feature allows you to cook several dishes for a substantial number of people. It offers enough room for you to manage several cooking processes.

Multiple Speed heat Burners

As the name suggests, speed heat power burners for Whirlpool WFG320M0BS allow faster searing, boiling, and frying.

Users love how the burner knobs are well marked and can quickly turn to the right&amp. It allows you to get the lowest flame possible.

 The 2-pieces grated tops balance every pot/pan without tipping over. This is a feature that most users fancy.

Dishwasher-safe Cast-iron grates

The range has full-width continuous cast-iron grates that cover almost the entire cooking surface. The grates are adjustable to add flexibility for sliding pans and pots to the desired cooking location. With the satin finish, expect no wear and tear from the cast-iron grates. Clean the grates easily from the sink or using your dishwasher.

Some users love how the grates are interlocked and how flexible they accommodate different sizes of pans.

On the downside, the cast-iron grates need to be seasoned not to end up looking like neglected pans. Other users do not like how the pans “seasoning” bit is left out in the instructional manual.  

Whirlpool WFG320M0BS oven

Large Oven Window

Enjoy the unobstructed view of the oven’s interior through the large oven window. It is therefore easy to monitor the cooking process and the oven temperature remains undisturbed.   

Users love when the oven heat distribution is even and consistent. Although the oven can get extremely hot sometimes, this is a minus to some users.

Under-oven broiler

Broil your meat, chicken, fish, fruits, veggies, etc. with the under-oven broiler. The full-width oven features a drop-down door design.

Simmer burner

The AccuSimmer burner, 5000 BTU, offers reduced power perfect for cooking under lower temperatures.

Oven Racks

The new whirlpool appliance features two adjustable oven racks. Re-position the shelves into several positions to accommodate different pots’ sizes. This feature allows you to prepare all your meals at one go.

Oven racks are not so perfect. Users feel that a studier and curvier material could have been used to perfect them.    

Keep warm setting

This setup offers low heat to the oven to keep your dishes warm without continuing to cook. The same parameter can be used to slow cook meals. 

Clock, timer and control lock

Set the 12-hour clock to display the time. You can set the timer in minutes or hours to run for a maximum duration of 12 hours and 59 minutes. 

Furthermore, you can disable the control panel to prevent unnecessary changes to the cooking settings. The control lock also blocks any accidental use of the oven.

Optional Griddles

Griddles are an optional addition to the range. They have a broad flat surface on one side and the other one is used for grilling purposes. You can use it to cook eggs, sausages, pork chops, grilled veggies, and more to free up the other burners to cook the rest of the food. Moreso, griddles are dishwasher safe and can be a useful addition for a great grilling experience.

Oven Light

This feature allows light inside the oven. There is an on and off switch to control the oven light.

Alternatives

Cheaper model
Whirlpool WFG505M0BS

This model is the best upgrade you can get from this category. Despite being a little expensive, choosing this range over Whirlpool WFG320M0BS allows you to enjoy additional features including:

  • Recessed and upswept porcelain spill guard cooktop. Spills get contained within the raised edges of the cooktop for easy cleanup. The smooth Porcelain material wipes up effortlessly as well.
  • 8,000 BTU middle burner along with the other four burners. The five stoves give you enough space to cook all your meals.
  • Extra-large upper and lower oven to accommodate enough food.
  • Incandescent oven light that glows as a result of the heat.
  • Two standard oven racks.

However, Whirlpool WFG505M0BS does not have a clock and a timer present in the Whirlpool WFG320M0BS range.

Similar price
Whirlpool WFG505M0BB

You want a similar range to Whirlpool WFG320M0BS in terms of design, class, and even price, Whirlpool WFG505M0BB is the right fit. This model is entirely black and presents additional features, such as:

  • An extra 8,000 BTU middle burner to maximize the cooking space.
  • Recessed, upswept, and smooth porcelain spill guard cooktop for easy cleaning.
  • You also get dish-washer safe griddle already included, which is optional in the Whirlpool WFG320M0BS model.
Upgrade
GE JGBS66REKSS

GE JGBS66REKSS is a slightly cheaper model compared to Whirlpool WFG320M0BS. With this range, you will enjoy all the benefits you expect from Whirlpool WFG320M0BS.

 On top of that, GE JGBS66REKSS has a center oval 5th burner that is best for griddle cooking purposes and an extra-large integrated griddle included. It also has the ability to steam clean the oven saving you time and effort. Not to forget the deeply recessed cooktop that contains spills for easy cleaning. 

On the other hand, GE JGBS66REKSS has a reduced oven capacity of 5.0 cu. ft. in comparison with the 5.1 cu. ft. for Whirlpool WFG320M0BS.

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