Home Makeover | Amana Self Cleaning Electric Range Review

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We are continuing our Home Makeover series in the kitchen with the Amana Self Cleaning Electric Range.

Two summers ago, my oldest son dropped something on our glass cooktop stove… and it cracked. After a few tears on my part we began to search Craigslist for a replacement as our budget wouldn’t allow a new replacement at the moment. We found this white range below in decent shape and brought it home.

Last summer our fridge bought the farm. This time our budget did have room for a new replacement… so we bought a stainless side by side. A few months after that our over the range microwave also stopped working. Again we purchased a new stainless model. Although, at the time, I said having a mixture of white and stainless didn’t bother me… it eventually did.

white stove

It was time to finally bid adieu to our white range and say hello to an Amana 4.8 cu. ft. Self-Cleaning Electric Range. I’m sure the delivery men thought I was a crazy woman standing outside in 100+ degree weather barefoot taking pictures, but I was excited to see them arrive!

stove delivery


Some overall features

  • 4.8 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • (2) 10″ 2,500 Watt & (2) 6″ 1,200 Watt Ribbon Radiant Elements
  • Metal Handle
  • Easy Touch Electronic Oven Controls
  • 2 Oven Racks
  • 5 Oven Rack Positions
  • Adjustable Self-Cleaning Oven
  • Extra-Large Oven Window
  • Automatic Oven Light
  • Electronic Clock with Timer

Oven Control Features

  • Delay Bake
  • Preheat Type Temperature
  • Self Clean Oven Clean Time is Adjustable
  • Warm / Hold
  • Kitchen Timer
  • Oven Light Switch On Control Panel
  • Control Lockout
  • Oven Control Display Colors are Green
  • Oven Control Location on Console
  • Automatic Door Latch
  • Clock

black and steel stove

As you can see, the new range looks fabulous in it’s new space. I am totally not used to having so much black in an appliance, but I have to admit that it does look sharp with the stainless. One thing I immediately noticed with the new range compared to my old one is that the window in the door is completely clear. My old range was frosted so I could easily hid a pot inside (I typically do this with our popcorn pan) without seeing it when glancing at the range. This isn’t a huge issue… I just have to be a little less lazy and actually clean my pot now.

modern stove top

The cooktop is obviously glass, but what I failed to photograph well is that although the circular sections are completely smooth, the outer sections (the ones that don’t get hot) are very slightly textured. I’m not sure of the functionality of this, but it gives a nice look.

As far as heating, we’ve tested all 4 burners now and all heat up quickly and evenly. We generally use the 2 front larger burners for our main cooking and keep the 2 back smaller burners for keeping things warm.

digital stove dashboard

The “dashboard” is all digital. All of the available features are fairly self explanatory and user friendly. I have yet to crack open the manual to figure out how to use a specific feature. One thing in this photo that makes me giggle… take a look at the lower left hand corner you can see very faint lettering. It took me nearly 3 days to realize there was a removable protective film on the dash.

oven racks

The interior of the range is roomy and fairly typical as far as ranges go. One thing we are loving about this range compared to our older one is the preheat time. Our old range had the heating element under the floor of the oven and it took forever to warm up. This oven makes cooking for my family easier on two levels… I have room for enough food for six and I don’t have to pre-plan every meal to warm my oven for 15-20 minutes. The Amana range preheats in a matter of minutes which is perfect for spur of the moment cooks and bakers like myself.

My overall impression of the Amana Self Cleaning Electric Range is a very favorable one. It looks sharp, has plenty of room in the oven, the cooktop heats up evenly and cleans up nicely with glass cooktop cleaner, the oven heats up quickly and accurately and the controls are super easy to use!

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Comments

  1. Amanda says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! We need a new stove/range soon too. I hate cooking in it because it’s so small. Yours looks so roomy, clean, and like you.. I LOVE the clear glass. Can I come have dinner at your house? 🙂

  2. New appliances make me happy! I am so excited for you!! And I LOVE the stainless steel. That’s what we have in our kitchen and it gives it a completely different look, in my opinion. 🙂

  3. brett says:

    looks awesome! you must be so excited lots of great features!!

  4. Mimi says:

    Oh my gosh, that’s gorgeous! I have an Amana side by side fridge that I’ve had for 14 yrs. I love it! Never had a single problem with it!! Awesome brand!

  5. Daria says:

    Nice! We have an Amana microwave that rocks! Love the easy to clean glass top!

  6. WOW that is NICE! I’m not fond of electric but this is sharp looking and I would love to have it! I love that dash! It’s funny that you didn’t know about the protective film – I probably wouldn’t have noticed that either haha.

  7. Christine Mayfield says:

    Very nice! We live in base housing and have an old stove but it would be nice to have a new one.

  8. Amy Martin says:

    It does look nice! Happy cooking

  9. Natalie Finch says:

    Thanks for the review, very helpful when we are currently appliance shopping. The preheating quickly would be nice, I really hate having to wait 15 mins for my oven to preheat!

  10. The stainless is beautiful! Makes quite a difference.

  11. Ranie says:

    You’ll have to follow up with the care for the glass top, I’ve always wanted one and heard from different people they were either super easy to clean because you don’t have the metal style burners or super hard because stuff cooks right to it! Looks awesome!

  12. Karina Lee says:

    I wish I had some extra money for a home makeover

  13. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    I love the way it looks, but I cant cook on electric, I burn everything 🙁

  14. Good for you! Looks awesome! Hope you enjoy your new stove. I got my first one with our wedding money and it lasted 32 years. So when we bought our last one, boy had they changed. I love my new one, had it for 3 years now. 🙂

  15. crafty says:

    I hope you like it. Read all the new suggestions on Pinterest on how to keep your glass top clean. For cooked on spillovers.. lay wet soapy towel (paper/cloth) on for a while, makes it much easier to clean up.

    Congrats on the stove, it looks real nice in the kitchen.

  16. I really like this Amana electric range! It is really nice, and I like that it is a stainless steel model! I have a really nice stove that I bought last year, and it is working really well! Next time, I would consider getting this model!

  17. The Amana Self Cleaning Electric Range sounds and looks great! I’ve always been a fan of stainless steel appliances, for me i think it makes the kitchen look more high end so when i read that you had purchased the range and the microwave I could just picture how good that must look 🙂 I have a white range at the moment though i’m renting so i have no other choice but when I have my own home I’ll definitely keep the Amana range in mind since it looks great and by your review it sounds like it works great too. Thanks 🙂

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