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Frigidaire Professional Series Range Review

Written by Appliance Dude | October 30th, 2009

When I first mentioned this past summer that Frigidaire was revising its brand and introducing a “professional series” , a few people wrote to me and scoffed at the idea. Well a few months after launch, Frigidaire has a wide smile on their face. The Frigidaire Professional range and Frigidaire Professional refrigerators have proven to be the best sellers at this point…so good that availability is getting a little sketchy.

The hottest sellers in the Frigidaire Professional Series are the following two gas ranges:

FPGS3085KF – slide in, 30″, pro select controls, self cleaning, low simmer burner and warming drawer

FPGS3085KF - Curtos.com - Frigidaire Professional Gas Range

FPGS3085KF - Curtos.com - Frigidaire Professional Gas Range

FPGF3081KF – freestanding gas range 30″, continous cast-iron grates, warming drawer, self clean

FPGF3081KF - Curtos.com - Frigidaire

FPGF3081KF - Curtos.com - Frigidaire gas range

Frigidaire has upped the ante style and feature-wise, and so far we haven’t heard of any problems with the series. Of course since this is a new series, we’ll remained tuned in to that point and see if any problems develop. The new Professional Series has Frigidaire aiming squarely at GE Cafe and Bosch’s revised major appliance line. We’ll see what comes of this in the pitched battle for consumer dollars.

UPDATE: 1/13/10

So the Frigidaire ranges have been available for a few months now and I’m happy to say that the only issue that has cropped up is that there were some availability issues in the late Fall, but that’s been resolved now. One interesting trend that I have seen develop is that sales of the Electrolux gas ranges have dropped slightly since the introduction of the new Frigidaire Professional series ranges. We have them displayed near one another in the Curto’s showroom and consumers are saying “hey, they look pretty much the same, have similar features, yet the Electrolux range is over $1000 more expensive.”

Compare the Electrolux EW30GS65GS, 30″ slide-in range to the Frigidaire Pro FPGS3085KF. Here are the similarities:

– self clean ovens
– convection ovens
– 4 sealed burners
– 4.2 cu feet of capacity

However, the Frigidaire FPGS3085KF sells for around $1599 at Curto’s, while the Electrolux has a UMRP price of $2499. That’s quite a spread!

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