I’ve had my new Frigidaire stove and microwave for a couple of months now, and I am totally pleased with them. One of my biggest pet peeves about my last stove was what a pain it was to clean. It had about 154 movable parts on the stove top, and every time I needed to wipe up the simplest of spills, I had to take the ding-dang thing apart and wash every single last piece. It drove me to the brink of insanity. As a result, I rarely cleaned it. And I cook A LOT. I know, lovely.
When I received word from Mom Central that I was chosen to receive a stove and microwave and be on one of the Frigidaire Test Drive Teams, the first thing I said to my husband (after I squealed with excitement and danced around the house) was that I hoped the stove top was one of those solid surface dealies.
Well, lo and behold, it was.
Instead of 154 movable parts, it has 8. And 5 of those are just those little burner covers. No biggie. At first I found the black ceramic top hard to get shiny, but then my cousin Kelly told me about her homemade Sparkle Cleaner* and I have never looked back.
*Sparkle Cleaner — Throw about a half cup white vinegar into a spray bottle. Add a couple tablespoons rubbing alcohol (it helps it dry fast). Fill with water. Spray and clean! Streaks be gone! See? PURTY?
In addition, the stove and microwave are made with real stainless steel that has a protective coating to reduce fingerprints and smudges. I have other stainless appliances, and they all clean up nicely, but I have noticed that the stainless on the Frigidaire is shinier and doesn’t show smudges as quickly.
I have yet to try the One-Touch Self Clean feature. Considering that I had my last oven for three years and never once used the self-cleaning feature, my track record is not inspiring. But for the sake of reviewing all the cool features of my new oven, I may have to break down and give it a go.
Seeing that I’m cooking more than ever these days, I am so glad that I no longer have the stove with 154 parts to clean.
If you’re curious about exactly which Frigidaire stove I have, it is the Frigidaire Gallery Series FGGF3056KF. And the microwave is Frigidaire Gallery Series FGBM185KF. Frigidaire gave me the range and microwave to keep, in exchange for a few posts about my experience and their More Me-Time Guarantee.