The NE63T8511SS is available in four finishes, including black, white, black stainless steel, and regular stainless steel. The black and white models cost an additional $95.
The versatile ceramic glass cooktop has five burners in total. The two front burners are dual-zone, and the back three are single-zone. The back center burner is a warming zone.
In addition to its standard mounted controls, the Samsung NE63A6511SS can be operated using the Samsung SmartThings app. With the app, users can preheat and adjust the oven temperature and timer remotely. The range can also work with Alexa, Bixby, or Google, if you prefer voice controls.
The range is a breeze to clean. The smooth ceramic cooktop can be wiped down easily, and the oven features steam and pyrolytic cleaning modes for light and heavy stains.
About the Samsung NE63A6511SS Freestanding Electric Range
Dimensions: 29 15/16" x 46 5/16"-47 1/16" (Adjustable) x 28 11/16" (W x H x D)
Capacity: 6.3 cubic feet
Finishes: Black, white, black stainless steel, stainless steel
Number of burners: 5
Number of oven racks: 2
Number of oven rack positions: 7
Oven features: Convection, Convection Bake, Convection Roast, Air Fry, Bake, Variable Broil, Keep Warm, Proofing, Dehydrate
User manual: Samsung NE63A6511SS
What we like
There is plenty of space on the cooktop and in the oven
Electric burners will never match the speed and precision of induction or gas, but at the very least, the NE63A6511SS’s spacious and versatile rangetop makes up for this shortcoming.
The burner placement means that you could easily heat four separate pots or pans simultaneously. The front two burners are dual-ring, so smaller pots and pans don’t have to be relegated to the rear of the rangetop.
Fortunately, the luxurious approach to space isn’t reserved for the rangetop, as the massive 6.3-cubic-foot oven can comfortably fit multiple racks of food or the largest of Thanksgiving turkeys.
This even oven is great for baking
The NE63A6511SS large-capacity oven did well in our cookie, pizza, and pork tests. We roasted a large cut of pork in the oven, and it emerged pretty evenly cooked. The joint was brown on the outside, with only a tiny amount of variation in doneness on the inside.
We also baked a pizza using the standard bake setting. At the end of the test, the pizza dough was cooked all the way through. The only issue we noticed was that the bottom of the crust was very dark, so keep that in mind when setting your timer.
Finally, we baked a few batches of cookies using the standard and convection oven modes. The standard bake setting was the clear MVP resulting in perfectly even cookies from top to bottom. The convection setting was less impressive. The resulting cookies were perfectly serviceable; however, we noticed that the bottoms of the cookies baked on the upper rack were slightly darker than the bottoms from the lower rack.
Smart tech and features excel for such an affordable range
Despite being available for less than $1,000, the NE63A6511SS comes equipped with several features usually reserved for higher-end ranges.
Like other true convection ovens, it comes with an air fryer setting, and while it didn’t wow us (more on that later), its addition is appreciated.
The range is also Wi-Fi-enabled, allowing users to monitor cooking times and adjust temperatures with their smartphone.
What we don’t like
The air fry mode disappoints
It’s becoming a bit of a tired refrain for the NE63A6511SS at this point, but the air fryer wasn’t particularly impressive during our testing.
We cooked two batches of french fries, one on a plain black cookie sheet with the standard oven setting.
The fries cooked using the standard mode were cooked through, fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Next, we used the included basket and the range’s air fry setting. The resulting fries had several burnt edges and were unevenly cooked inside.
You have to reach across the range to adjust the burner dials
Freestanding electric ranges with rear-mounted burner dials are pretty standard, but they aren't our preference. Rear controls on an electric range aren’t dangerous per se, but we always feel a little uneasy leaning over spitting and steaming pots and pans to adjust the burner temperatures. On the plus side, the dials are out of reach of curious children.
It preheats slowly, even by electric oven standards
Electric ovens generally take longer to preheat than gas versions, but even by these low standards, the NE63A6511SS was sluggish.
The oven's standard setting took over 12 minutes to reach the target temperature, which is about 2 minutes slower than the average of 10 minutes for electric ranges.
The Samsung NE63A6511SS has a limited one-year warranty, including parts and labor. This type of warranty is standard for a range.
What owners are saying
The Samsung NE63A6511SS has an average 4.5-star user rating out of 5 across three major retailers. Users like its smart features, good looks, easy-to-clean cooktop, capable oven, and large capacity. Most reviews are positive, but some users highlighted how easy it is to scratch the rangetop surface.
Should you buy the Samsung NE63A6511SS Freestanding Electric Range?
Yes, it’s a fair price for what you get
If you’re looking for a sub-$1,000 electric range and aren’t willing to compromise on quality, then look no further. The Samsung NE63A6511SS is a spacious range with good performance and great features at a reasonable price. Granted, the air fryer mode may be disappointing, and there are some questionable design choices on display, but ultimately the pros far outweigh the cons in the case of the NE63A6511SS.
If you can stretch your budget by about $250 and want the absolute best of the best, the LG LREL6325F is the best freestanding electric range we’ve tested and features a superior air fryer mode.
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Aside from reviewing ovens and cooktops, James moonlights as an educational theatre practitioner, amateur home chef, and weekend DIY warrior.
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