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Hotpoint RB757DP 4 Star Rating: Cheapism Good Pick
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Hotpoint RB757DPWH reviews generally agree that this budget electric range is a worthy buy in terms of features and performance. A consumer products testing organization commends the heating abilities of both the electric coils and the oven, noting that water comes to a boil in short order, temperature-sensitive foods simmer without burning, and the oven browns foods evenly; the self-cleaning cycle also wins points for wiping out traces of sticky, gooey foods. Home users' reviews at Home Depot are likewise laudatory. They say the oven is devoid of hot and cold spots, such that pie crusts don't need to be wrapped in aluminum foil to assure a golden finish. The cooktop controls are responsive, according to reviews, and can hold stews and sauces comfortably below the boiling point.

On the other hand, a few Hotpoint RB757DPWH reviews grumble about the thin oven racks, the hard-to-clean drip pans beneath the electric coils, a storage drawer under the oven that must be pulled open from the side, and oven temperatures that don't rise to the desired setting.

Although the Hotpoint RB757DPWH (starting at $404, Amazon) is considered a basic, no-frills stove, it comes with several noteworthy features. There's a self-cleaning cycle, a timed- and delay-bake function, electronic oven controls, and a bell indicating the end of the pre-heat cycle. The oven cavity is a generous 5 cubic feet and the door sports a see-through window; the broiler is located in the oven. The cooktop holds two 6-inch (1,500 watts each) and two 8-inch burners (2,600 watts each). This model is available in white and bisque, both with black oven doors. It comes with a one-year warranty.

The consensus opinion of the Hotpoint RB757DPWH: a good, reliable electric stove at a good, affordable price

by Elizabeth Sheer (Google+ Profile) – April 11, 2012
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