An excellent budget-friendly radiant electric range.
- Offers both a dual element and a triple element
- Budget-friendly option
- Does not have a high temperature self-clean option
Sabbath mode (but not Star-K certified)
Country of originUSA
Center Rear Element-Burner Power 100W
Left Front Element-Burner Power 3000W
Left Rear Element-Burner Power 300W/1300W
Right Front Element-Burner Power 3000W
Right Rear Element-Burner Power 1200W
The Whirlpool WGE745C0FS is a standard 30-inch wide, 4.2 cu upper / 2.5 cu lower, freestanding smoothtop range with radiant electric elements and an electric oven. It features 5 surface cooking elements, including a dual element (9″/6″) and a triple element (12″/9″/6″), as well as a warming element. Two are high-powered elements (3000W), with two mid-power elements (1200W and 1300W), and one low-power 100W element. There is no bridge element capability in this model.
The larger lower oven has a convection mode while the upper is standard thermal. This model allows for 2 rack positions in the smaller upper oven and 5 below.
The Whirlpool has a ‘Steam-Clean’ option but no higher-temperature ‘self-clean’ option, which may mean this model lasts longer due to less temperature stress but could mean it’s less energy efficient overall as it has less robust insulation.
Whirlpool WGE745C0F vs. GE Profile
Like the GE Profile, the Whirlpool offers both a dual element and a triple element, which is great for minimizing heat loss and saving energy. Unlike the GE Profile, this one only offers a ‘steam-clean’ mode, not a full ‘self-clean’ mode. This means it is likely not as well insulated, which could translate to reduced energy efficiency (although not running a high-temp self-clean mode also saves energy!). This model also lacks some of the features expected of a high-end range such as the GE, including a temperature probe and bridge elements, and the Whirlpool is not ADA compliant or Star-K certified (but does have a Sabbath mode), nor is it Prop 65 certified.