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Frigidaire FFGF3053LS 30 Inch Range Was Discontinued-Buy The FFGF3054 Instead (Review)

The Frigidaire FFGF3053LS has been discontinued, so what about the replacement model?

The replacement for the discontinued Frigidaire FFGF3053LS is the FFGF3054 (or FFGF3054TS if stainless steel, FFGF3054TB if black, FFGF3054TW if white, and finally FFGF3054TD if black stainless steel. Keep reading to see what the FFGF3054 offers.

The FFGF3054 is a good fit if you’re looking for a new gas range that is straightforward, easy to clean and has versatile.

If you’re in a hurry and want to check the latest pricing, we recommend buying from authorized Frigidaire dealer AJ Madison.

AJ Madison is based in New York but has free shipping nationwide, a price match policy, and optional extended warranty options.

We think they are the best retailer for Frigidaire appliances nationwide, including for the Frigidaire FFGF3054TS (stainless steel model), you can see it now on AJ Madison and each of the other three 3054 (black, white and black stainless steel) models with it.

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The FFGF3054 has a lot of the features that some of the higher-priced “pro-style” ranges have, but at a much lower price.

This review will go over all of these features and benefits and help you to decide if this is the right range for you.

What About Frigidaire Ranges, Where Are They Made?

Frigidaire was founded as a refrigerator manufacturer in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1916. It was originally called the “Guardian Frigerator Company” until it was acquired by General Motors in 1918, and shortly thereafter re-named Frigidaire.

Frigidaire was owned by General Motors (GM) for over 60 years. During that time, it became one of the first companies to introduce a compact 30-inch range, in 1950. GM finally sold Frigidaire in 1979 to White consolidated Industries (WCI).

Swedish appliance powerhouse Electrolux acquired WCI, and through it, Frigidaire, in 1986. Electrolux still owns Frigidaire, but Frigidaire is still based in the United States and headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Frigidaire ranges are designed, engineered, and assembled in the United States, currently in Springfield, Tennessee.

These ranges have a high reputation for quality, with some dealers rating them among their most reliable brands.

What’s On The Rangetop?ffgf3053ls-overview

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The FFGF3054 is an all gas range with five burners on the rangetop and a main 5.0 cubic foot gas-fueled oven and separate storage drawer below.

The five burners vary in power from 5,000 BTUs in the right rear position to 17,000 BTUs in the right front . This high powered burner located in the right front is perfect for fast boiling or searing and is known as the “Quick Boil” burner.

The 5,000 BTU burner is a simmer burner designed for slowly cooking delicate sauces or for melting applications.

The left burners are 12,000 BTUs in the rear and 9,500 BTUs in the front.

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The center burner, the fifth burner (there were only four burners in the FFGF3053 model) is also 9,500 BTUs.

These burners are all sealed burners, easier for cleanup but not as high powered as the highest-powered open burners found on other ranges. You’re probably not going to notice the difference though unless you’re trying to do some really high-temperature searing.

What Are The Continuous Grates?

The continuous grates are oven grates that fit together on the FFGF3054 in three pieces to makes one “continuous” grate for you to easily move cookware around the surface of your range.

The continuous grates are all on the same level and help when you want to use your surface burners with large cookware. Just put a large griddle on the continuous grates with multiple burners at the same time.

How About The Oven?

The main oven in the FFGF3054 is fairly large, measuring 5.0 cubic feet in the interior (there is a separate storage drawer below the main oven).

It is fueled by gas, which is typically cheaper to operate than electric ovens are. You can also convert the fuel source to propane.

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The oven interior is 24 3/8 inches wide (the older FFGF3053 model was 23 inches wide), wide enough for good-sized baking sheets. It is also 18 5/8 inches high (the FFGF3053 was 17 inches high) and 19 1/8 inches deep (about 1/8 inch deeper than the FFGF3053).

The broiler is powered by a 13,500 BTU burner. There’s a lot you can do with this broiler.

The “Vari-Broil” broiler system can be set to either “Hi” (550 degrees F) or “Lo” (400 degrees F), depending on what you’re cooking.

The bake broiler is powered by an 18,000 BTU burner. This is powerful enough power for almost any cooking application, including putting a nice sear on your food.

Another nice feature of the bake broiler in the FFGF3054 is Frigidaire’s “Even Baking Technology”.

This technology is designed to evenly spread oven heat throughout the oven to make sure that your food is evenly cooked. Note though that this is not a convection cooking system.

How Many Rack Positions Are There?

There are six different rack positions to choose from, so you can adjust based on what you are cooking.

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For instance, lean meats like turkey are best cooked in the bottom of the oven in the first rack position. Baked products like cookies are best in the middle positions.

What About The Storage Drawer?

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The storage drawer in the 3054 is located under the main oven at the very bottom of the range.

What About The Color Options?

In addition to the Stainless Steel color that is shown here throughout this article, there are three other colors, Black, White, and Black Stainless Steel.

Black

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White

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Black Stainless Steel

 

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Does The Oven Light Work When The Door Is Closed?

The oven door automatically turns the oven light on when you open the oven door and turns off when you close it.  You can alternatively turn the light on when the door is closed with a button on the top left side of the range.

It’s great to know that you can use the light whenever you need to so you don’t have to open the oven door. You can just look through the extra-large Visualite® window to check your food. That way, you won’t have to lower the oven temp when you open the door.

What About Oven Controls And The Timer?

The oven controls allow you to set the oven temperature, mode, your choice of Fahrenheit or Celsius display, and a timer. Note that the timer will not turn the oven off or on, it just gives you a countdown to time your cooking.

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Use the controls to set Bake or Broil modes. For Broil mode, you can choose between “LO” broil (400 degrees Fahrenheit) or “HI” broil (550 degrees Fahrenheit) by using the down “\/” button for LO or up “/\” for HI.

The Bake Time button allows you to set your baking time and the Start Time button allows you to set a time (and also the temperature) to begin baking (or to begin self-cleaning). So, you can use these two buttons together to tell your oven to start at a certain time and temperature and for how long you want it to bake (or self-clean).

The Preheat light will be on when the oven is warming up to whatever temperature that you have set.

The Door Locked will be on when you lock the oven door or when you are self-cleaning. To lock the oven door, just hold the red “OFF” button for three seconds.

button will be on during self-cleaning, so know that the door cannot be opened during self-cleaning unless you turn it off.

Note that the oven will also automatically turn itself off after 12 hours of continuous use, but you can override that setting on the control panel.

What Are The Exterior Range Dimensions And Weight?

The exterior oven dimensions are, 29 7/8 inches wide, 25 3/4 inches deep, and 47 inches high when measured to the top of the control surface.

The height of the range can be adjusted to allow for uneven floors, so these height measurements are approximate.

You should also note that this range weighs about 190 pounds.

Is Propane Kit Included?

It used to be included, but now you have to order it when you place your range order. The kit should cost no more than $50 and is pretty easy to install. Good to know for those who have better access to propane than to natural gas.

What Is The Finish?

The finish is stainless steel with black matte accents on the control panel and in different parts of the range. The rangetop features black porcelain to protect it against heavy use.

The five oven grates are each cast iron with a black matte finish.

Self Cleaning?

The FFGF3054TS has self-cleaning that can be started with one button. Self-cleaning can be set for 2, 3, or 4 hours. This feature used the full power of your range to basically bake off any residual food.

Can A Glasstop Be Purchased For The Range?

There is no glasstop accessory or option available for the FFGF3054.

Voltage?

The voltage for this range is 120v.

What You May Not Realize About Your Oven Vent & Other Features

The oven vent is located just below the main portion of the control panel above the rangetop and just below the “FRIGIDAIRE” label. You can see it in the picture of the control panel above.

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You should note that the vent is located in the center of the seam area. It is between the control panel and the rest of the range, so don’t block it with anything. Warm oven air will be coming out of that area so don’t put anything in front of it.

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Also, like many other ranges, the FFGF3054 has an unlock switch on each of the two hinges. By unlocking them, you can remove the oven door for direct access to the interior for better cleaning.

What Is The Highest Temperature Setting?

The highest temperature setting on the oven is 550 degrees Fahrenheit or 287.8 degrees Celsius.

What About The Warranty?

The warranty on the Frigidaire FFGF3054 is a one-year limited warranty. You should definitely buy an extended warranty if you can since one year is just too short

Extended warranty protection for up to 5 years is available at AJ Madison, see details in the purchase options below.

What Else To Consider About The Frigidaire FFGF3054?

Although the FFGF3054 has plenty of features, it doesn’t have a convection fan, so no convection cooking. If you really want or need to convection cook (basically it saves cooking time because the convection fan blows oven air around your food so it cooks faster) we recommend the Frigidaire GCRG3060 Air Fry.

The GCRG3060 Air Fry also has an Air Fry mode that uses the convection fan with high heat to add a crispy exterior to your food without deep frying it, so a healthier way to fry food. You can see our review of the Frigidaire GCRG3060 Air Fry 30 inch convection range here.

So What Should You Do?

The FFGF3054 is a solid range for the price and manufactured in the U.S.A. by longstanding range manufacturer Frigidaire.

For everyday cooking, both on the rangetop and in the large oven, this range will give you a lot of features for the price with a large oven, powerful burners, and a continuous cooking surface area across the top of the range. It’s also good to know that this range is very reliable but even better with an extended warranty.

We think the best place to buy the FFGF3043 is Aj Madison. AJ Madison is a New York-based retailer that ships free nationwide and is an authorized Frigidaire dealer with a price match policy and really good prices for Frigidaire ranges.

Check the latest pricing at authorized Frigidaire dealer AJ Madison for each Frigidaire FFGF3054 model, starting with the FFGF3054TS Stainless Steel model here.

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