Kenmore 30 in. Self-Clean Freestanding Electric Range 96112 Review
The main problems with the Kenmore 9611, according to some users, concern the ceramic glass cooktop that cracks and stains and the high cost of repairing electronic components. This model features a self-cleaning oven that measures 5.3 cubic feet, four burners, and a storage drawer.
This model seems to be on its way out, which is not surprising given the generally poor Kenmore 30" Self-Clean Freestanding Electric Range 9611 reviews that we found. Users posting Kenmore 30" Self-Clean Freestanding Electric Range 9611reviews on the Sears site rage about a variety of problems: circuit board malfunctions (one user writes that the unit actually caught fire and another notes that one burner jumped itself to high and couldn't be shut off without pulling the home's circuit breaker), staining and chipped burner markings on the ceramic glass top, and other build issues. A different set of Kenmore 30" Self-Clean Freestanding Electric Range 9611 reviews at MySears gripe about excessive heat from the oven escaping into the bottom drawer, uneven oven temperatures, burners that heat slowly and take forever to boil water, and heavy electricity demands. On the other hand, some users appreciate the value pricing and performance, asserting in Kenmore 30" Self-Clean Freestanding Electric Range 9611reviews that this model is easy to clean, heats evenly, and has good temperature control.
The Kenmore 9611 features a glass cooktop with four heating elements -- two nine-inch burners (one that can also be set for six inches) and two six-inch burners. It comes with electronic controls, such as delay start, self-cleaning, control lockout, and four hot indicator lights. It offers a one-year warranty on parts and labor, and is available in white only. Although it measures 29 inches across, like most other cheap ranges, it beats the bunch with 5.3 cubic feet of interior oven space.
We aren't taken with this budget range. It has limited features and users' reviews are loudly critical. Given its uncertain reliability and the market presence of other cheap electric ranges with more positive ratings, save yourself the headache and invest in a different model.