Dependable Cooking & Baking from Maytag! #MaytagMoms

Since moving in with Justin, I’ve made dinner almost every night. I love cooking & I feel like it’s a great way to show my family that I care about them, so it’s really important to me to cook regularly.

With my old range, this could sometimes be very frustrating. Like I said, I’m a good cook, but there’s only so much you can do with poor tools. Just like you can’t expect to cut through steak with a butterknife, you can’t expect a perfect meal without a great range. I consistently had issues with the stovetop not heating the entire pan’s worth of food, which resulted in some pieces of food getting overcooked while I tried to get the others to cook all the way. I had to stand over the pan, constantly stirring the ingredients to make sure they all hit the spots that had heat going to them & even then, it sometimes didn’t work out.

maytag oven

Since getting my 5.8 cu. ft. capacity gas range with EvenAir Convection range from Maytag as part of the #MaytagMoms program, I haven’t had that problem once. Not only does the entire intended area heat evenly, but the pans rest comfortably on the grates {with my old stovetop, some of my heavier pans would tip over if they weren’t placed just right on the burners}.

maytag stove 5 burners

I also love that the stovetop has five burners- I’d never seen this before! While I haven’t yet used them all at the same time, it’s nice to know I have the option! The main power burner, a 17,000 BTU Speed Heat™ burner, can boil water so fast it’s crazy! {Which is good because I’ve been known to completely forget to boil water until 5 minutes before I’m planning on eating. This has not worked out well in the past.}

maytag oven capacity

The oven is just as spectacular as the stovetop- it’s huge and can fit three racks. One of the racks is recessed so that it can fit larger items {like Thanksgiving turkey} without making you take out another rack or sacrificing any room. The oven heats very evenly & I can even bake two or three sheets of cookies at the same time- and have them actually come out the same! With my old oven, I had to do one at a time. I had the room {just barely} for two, but the sheet on top would be done while the sheet underneath would still be gooey dough, so it wasn’t worth the constant checking. Now that I can bake more efficiently, I’ve been doing it more often- something my whole family is happy about!

maytag stovetop

Cleaning the range is so much easier than my old one. Those cast iron grates over the stovetop lift right off very easily and the stovetop is easy to just wipe down. The oven has a self-cleaning feature, which I tried once in my old oven & never used again because it was so hot and made the house uncomfortable. This oven, however, uses AquaLift Self-Clean technology, which uses water & a much, much lower temperature to clean debris away. I haven’t used it yet because my oven has stayed clean so far, but I love that I’ll be able to use it even in the sweltering summers!

Maytag-Burners

I have only two notes about things that I’d like to be different about the range. First, the main power burner is right in the front, and like I said, it’s pretty powerful. That means that I have to be very careful that Shane’s little hands don’t find their way near the stovetop when it’s in use- and it also means that my microwave handle, which is directly above the power burner, can get pretty hot if the power burner is on for awhile. It’s inconvenient, but to me it’s worth it to have the super powerful burner. I just wish maybe it was in the back so it was safer all around.

Also, when I bake at 450 or above, the oven gets hot to the touch on the outside. Any temperature below this & it doesn’t even get warm, but at that temperature it gets really hot, to the point where I worry about Shane burning himself on it. I rarely cook or bake at that temperate though so the few times that I do, I just take extra care to make sure that Shane is nowhere near the range. &The handle never gets hot, so as long as I don’t touch the front, I’m fine, too.

You can learn more about Maytag appliances like the Maytag 5.8 cu. ft. capacity gas range with EvenAir Convection range on their website- or follow them on Twitter & Facebook!

Note: I wrote this post participating in an Maytag Moms Dependable Kitchen Ambassador program by Mom Central Consultingon behalf of Maytag. I was provided with a Maytag kitchen appliances set, including a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and range to facilitate my post.

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  1. I was going to ask if it was harder to clean the stovetop with those grates. I would have thought it would be. I have a smooth top stove that I thought would be easy to clean but it is not!
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  2. That really looks fabulous! I would love to have a new oven.
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  3. Gorgeous. I wish I could find a new oven we like. We have to have a slide in. I dream of a 2 door oven :(
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  4. What a wonderful experience and an incredible cooking tool perfect for families. My stove has only 2 burners that work and my oven is constantly burning things I hope that one day we’ll be able to afford new appliances.
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  5. I have a very old flat top range and so could use a new range.. and a new kitchen!

    That looks like a great appliance.
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  6. I have an electric range and it does the same thing with not heating everything evenly. So frustrating! I am totally jealous of your stove! :D
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  7. The oven is huge, it would be handy for making Christmas dinner!
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  8. Hi Shell,
    My Maytag rep just pointed out your experience with this range, and I wanted to share it with our customer base. Hope you don’t mind, and Happy New Year!

    -Abt Electronics

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