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How reliable is a Whirlpool Stove?

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As of February 2015, a majority of the reviews from consumers regarding the reliability of Whirlpool stoves are negative on Consumer Reports and Consumer Affairs, but some positive and mixed reviews exist. Consumer Affairs shows an average rating of 1.5 stars out of five, with 161 total 1-star reviews.

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Some of the negative reviews on Consumer Affairs for Whirlpool stoves note problems with uneven oven heat, circuit board and control panel malfunctions, burners not heating and gas leaks. One reviewer reported the interior glass exploding during the baking process. Consumers also complained about Whirlpool customer service being unresponsive to complaints or not offering compensation or replacement for parts under warranty.

Positive reviews found on Consumer Reports for Whirlpool stoves include ease of use, accurate oven temperatures, high-powered burners and attractive designs. One reviewer noted the Whirlpool Power and AccuSimmer burners work well but felt the other burners were too crowded on the stovetop, making it difficult to fit pans on multiple burners at the same time. The same reviewer also stated she would replace the Whirlpool stove with an exact replica should the need ever present itself. Another reviewer reported easy daily use, due to the simplicity of the stove's controls.

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