Maytag MET8775XS Stainless Steel Electric Double Oven Review
A decent performing electric dual oven with tons of features and some flaws.
Maytag has updated the traditional four burner set up. The right rear simmer burner is gentle enough to keep things cool but hot enough at the same time, and if that's too hot, the 100W keep-warm burner can keep things even cooler. To the front of the rangetop, a ten inch "Speed Heat" element allows for the use of large stoveware and more surface area for better heat transfer. For even larger stoveware, the rangetop has a bridgeburner connecting the front and rear left elements.
The oven's most impressive feature may be its "Power Preheat," rendering the preheat to 350°F to an almost obsolete five minutes--and it's in both oven cavities. Saving the oven from our disapproval, the lower oven's convection feature enabled it to regulate temperature well and provided many different hybrid options of convection roasting, broiling, and baking.
Of course the main feature is the fact that the Maytag MET8775XS has three racks over two ovens for a combined total of 6.7 cubic feet: 2.5 up top, and 4.2 below.
The timer is controlled with plus and minus keys.
The range controls on the Maytag MET8775XS are, unfortunately, located on the back panel, behind where the pots and pans sit. If you're not very tall or use a wheelchair, this is an unacceptable setup.
Otherwise, the knobs themselves turn quite easily and offer as precise control as an electric oven offers.
Oven controls are on a touch panel, and require a little bit of thought before use. That's partially due to the dual ovens, which each require their own sets of keys. Each has a bake and broil function, and the bottom oven features convection controls.
The broiler has the option of either low or high.
Unlike other Maytag ovens, there aren't any special cleaning options on this -- just a traditional pyrolitic, scorched earth self-cleaner. The top, which is a flat glass from Schott Ceran, comes with a special cleaner. Spills with sugar can permanently damage the cooktop, as can abrasive cleaners and ammonia.
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