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You may be looking for the FGGF3059TF, FGGF3058RF, or even the FGGF3054MF and not realize that they have all been discontinued.
This review will detail the best replacement for all three of those discontinued models and that replacement, the Frigidaire GCRG3060 Air Fry has some improvements over the older models that you should know about. The GCRG3060 has two colors or models, the GCRG3060AF (Stainless Steel) and the GCRG3060AD (Black Stainless Steel).
If you’re in a hurry and want to see where to buy the GCRG3060 Air Fry, we recommend buying from AJ Madison.
AJ Madison is an authorized Frigidaire dealer, provides free shipping across the United States at the best prices, with a price match policy, phone support, and has extended warranty options.
You can see the GCRG3060AF here on AJ Madison (and also the GCRG3060AD Black Stainless Steel Model). Note that if you have a VPN, you may have to turn it off for the link to work, otherwise, keep reading through this review.
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GCRG3060AF Credit: Frigidaire
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The Frigidaire Gallery GCRG3060 Air Fry has some improvements over the FGGF3059TF, the FGGF3058RF, and FGGF3054MF. The most interesting improvement is the Air Fry function in the GCRG3060. See more about Air Fry below.
The Frigidaire history starts way back in 1916 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The company was founded as the Guardian Frigerator Company, one of the first refrigerator manufacturers. An early investor in the company and the founder of General Motors, William Durant, renamed the company Frigidaire after he acquired it in 1918 on behalf of General Motors.
General Motors thereafter owned Frigidaire for many years. White Consolidated Industries (WCI) then acquired the division from General Motors in 1979. Frigidaire became a subsidiary of Swedish appliance conglomerate Electrolux in 1986 when Electrolux acquired WCI.
Frigidaire remains its own separate division of Electrolux and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In addition to refrigeration, Frigidaire was also a pioneer in range ovens, it produced one of the first compact 30 inch ranges in 1950.
Frigidaire ranges are assembled, designed, and engineering in Springfield, Tennessee, in the United States. Frigidaire’s location in the U.S. makes sense given that the U.S. is Frigidaire’s largest market. From its US location, Frigidaire continuously improves its products to match its customer’s demands.
The Frigidaire GCRG3060 is a 30 inch-wide range with convection cooking and an Air Fry function and is part of Frigidaire’s “Gallery” generation of kitchen appliances. It comes in two colors, the Stainless Steel (GCRG3060AF) and the Black Stainless Steel (GCRG3060AD).
These appliances include smudge-proof stainless steel finishes like the GCRG3060AF (see below). You may have even seen Frigidaire Gallery appliances on the “Rachael Ray Show”, where Frigidaire Gallery wall ovens have been featured.
GCRG3060AF Credit: Frigidaire
If you are familiar with FGGF3059TF, FGGF3054MF or FGGF3058RF, you will recognize many of the same features in the GCRG3060AF, these older ranges are almost the same except for air fry.
You can also see the GCRG3060AD the Black Stainless Steel model below.
GCRG3060AD Credit: Frigidaire
The GCRG3060 (both the GCRG3060AF and the GCRG3060AD) range has five burners on the rangetop and a big 5.0 cubic foot convection oven below. The sealed burners have a wide range of power, from 5,000 to 18,000 BTUs.
The oven includes a convection fan with its own built-in electric heating element. This built-in heating element makes the convection system in this range “True Convection”.
True convection ovens have this heating element, while many other ranges just have the fan without a built-in heating element. Although these manufacturers bill their ovens “convection” ovens, without the heating element they are not true convection ovens.
The GCRG3060AF also includes a temperature probe, or oven thermometer, just as the older models did. The probe connects to the control panel through the oven and, when inserted into your favorite roast, or anything else, alerts you when your food is ready.
The probe measures the internal temperature of your food and alerts you when it reaches your target temperature. The oven then automatically switches to “warm” and stops cooking. This is a great feature to have, you can “set and almost forget”.
All you have to do is set your target temperature and relax. The oven will know when your food is cooked (make sure you choose the right temperature) and automatically keep your food warm without over-cooking.
Temperature Probe, Credit: New Kitchen Life
Air Fry is a cooking technique that uses the oven’s convection fan to crisp your food in your oven just like an oil fryer will, but without the oil, and that’s the “Air” in Air Fry. Air frying, that is, frying without oil skips the saturated fats found in the deep frier and so is considered to be a lot healthier for you than traditional frying.
The Air Fry rack does not come with your GCRG3060 range, so you have to buy it separately.
You don’t have to use the rack, you can use a non-stick baking mat (dark-colored) or other cookware instead that is dark-colored with no sides or low sides. Also, make sure the light is off when you Air Fry.
To use the Air Fry setting, just press the Air Fry button, once you press that, you can choose your cooking temperature. More information about Air Fry settings and the other settings on the control panel.
The exterior finish of the GCRG3060 range is “smudge-proof” stainless steel designed to resist fingerprint marks, just like the older models.
Another great feature in this range is the Quick Preheat features which will get the oven up to cooking temperatures much faster than without it. It just takes minutes to get to cooking temperatures with Quick Preheat.
Also, the GCRG3060 includes a Steam Clean function that will run a 30-minute cleaning of your oven, just add some water to the bottom of the oven and start the Steam Clean function.
The GCRG3060 also comes with a storage drawer that is located directly below the oven for storing pots and pans.
Other features that will be detailed below that are part of the GCRG306o models are a Sabbath Mode, self-cleaning (including self-cleaning detailed above), delayed cooking start, and timer.
The five burners on the rangetop are topped by three continuous cast iron, black matte grates that provide a smooth surface across the rangetop. This continuous surface makes it easy to move hot, heavy cookware around the top of your range while cooking multiple dishes.
The right front burner is the most powerful, the Quick Broil Burner, with 18,000 BTUs of burner power. This power sear burner is great for rapid boiling, quick sears, or even wok cooking with an additional wok accessory that is not included.
The right rear burner is 5,000 BTUs and is the simmer burner, designed for delicate cooking applications like melting chocolate or simmering sauces. The left front burner is 9,500 BTUs and the left rear burner is 14,000 BTUs. The center burner is 10,000 BTUs.
The center 10,000 BTU burner may also be used with an included cast iron griddle fits on the center grate when you use it (see below). The griddle basically covers the area of a little less than 1/3 of the rangetop. It’s not a large griddle but is designed to fit over the center burner, so take that into consideration. There are optional larger griddle accessories available.
Each of these burners are sealed burners, common in home ranges. The alternative to sealed burners, open burners, are typically found in commercial kitchens or in some pro-style home ranges. Open burners are usually more powerful and a little less safe than most home cooks would need or want since they are typically designed as an open flame “torch” coming out of the burner.
The GCRG3060 oven is a large, 5,0 cubic foot gas-powered true convection oven with multiple cooking modes and timer features. That’s a big oven and will fit a large turkey, or almost any other of the largest things you ever cook.
It also includes a temperature probe and self-cleaning. The interior is 24 3/8 inches wide, good for large cookie racks, 18 5/8 inches high, and 19 1/8 inches deep.
The broil burner is 13,500 BTUs, located in the top of the oven, and is designed to sear food placed closed to it in the upper rack position.
Variable broil settings from 400 degrees to 550 degrees Fahrenheit (the maximum temperature setting for the oven) may be made in ten-degree increments. This gives you a lot of temperature control.
The bake burner is 18,000 BTUs and is located at the bottom of the oven.
The convection system in the GCRG3060 is “true convection” because the convection fan includes its own electric heating element. This built-in heating element with the convection fan will better circulate heated oven air evenly throughout the oven.
Convection cooking modes are Convection Bake, Convection Roast, and Convection Convert.
Convection Bake is designed to circulate oven heat continuously and evenly through the oven, which reduces cooking time when compared to non-convection cooking.
Convection Roast is designed to evenly roast the top side of foods in your oven and reduces cooking time when compared to non-convection roasting.
Convection Convert mode adjusts cooking time for recipes based on non-convection cooking by alerting you to check your food when it is likely to be done. The convert mode assumes that convection baking takes ¾ of the time that a conventional baking recipe does since convection cooking cooks faster.
Air Fry will use the convection fan to circulate super heated oven air around your food to add a crisp like deep frying in oil does.
The convection fan and built-in heating element are designed to circulate heated air throughout your oven and prevent “cold spots”. This produces much more even temperatures throughout the oven than non-convection cooking. Convection cooking should also reduce the need to rotate food in different rack positions.
You may also choose not to use convection, just conventional bake or broil modes. It’s easy to switch the convection fan on or off, depending on what you’re cooking.
GCRG3060 Control Panel, Credit: Frigidaire
Bake will use the heating elements without the convection fan to bake at various temperatures. This is good to know if you are baking a soufflé, for example, and don’t want it upset by the convection fan. There are other foods that you may want to cook without convection as well, basically whatever may be most upset by a fan while cooking.
Broil will use the top heating element without the convection fan and is designed to cook foods in the upper rack positions, to sear them. There are two broil settings, a low-temperature setting of 400 degrees Fahrenheit and a high-temperature setting of 550 degrees Fahrenheit.
Quick Preheat is designed to heat up frozen or packaged food and is best used in the middle rack positions.
Keep Warm will keep your cooked foods at serving temperature.
Timer Off-On is used to set or to stop the timer, but the timer only, it doesn’t stop or start cooking functions.
Probe is used to set temperatures or to adjust them when using the probe (see the next section below).
Oven Light button will turn on the internal oven light when you want to check “doneness”. The oven light will also turn on when the oven door is open.
Self Clean is the one-touch self-clean (not Steam Clean) that gives you the option to clean at the oven’s full heating power for either 2 or 4 hours.
Steam Clean is a 30-minute cleaning cycle that will steam clean your oven. Just pour a cup of water on the floor of the oven and press the “Steam Clean” button on the control panel.
Set Clock will allow you to set the time displayed on your range.
Delay Start is used with any cooking mode to delay start time of that mode.
Add A Min when pressed adds a minute to your timer.
From the control panel, you can also set your targeted cooking temperature to work with your temperature probe. The temperature probe is inserted into whatever cut of meat, for instance, a roast, or any other food you may be cooking.
Set your desired temperature on the control panel and the temperature probe will automatically detect when that temperature is reached. It will then switch the oven to a warming temperature and alert you that your food is ready to take out of the oven.
The best thing about the temperature probe is that you don’t have to cut into your expensive roast to check “doneness”. The probe will tell you when your food has reached your target temperature. Your target temperature should ideally match the recommended food safety temperatures.
There are six rack positions in the GCRG3060 oven, two oven racks come with the range, and you can move these racks to different positions in the oven depending on what you are cooking and in which mode.
The GCRG3060 range also features a Star K compliant Sabbath setting. To start it, press the Self Clean and Steam Clean buttons at the same time for about 3 seconds and the display will show “SAb”. Do the reverse to turn this feature off. See the operating manual for more information.
The oven door features a large oven window to see your food easily without opening the oven door and lowering the oven temperature. The oven light may be used while the oven door is shut to better see inside the oven.
This extra-large oven window is known as the “Visualite” window and is a great feature to have in your range.
The storage drawer is immediately below the oven. It is just for storage and doesn’t include any warming options. The drawer is insulated from the oven above so you can be confident that whatever you put in there will be safe.
Yes, you can change to Celsius from the default Fahrenheit setting by pressing the Broil button for three seconds, then Self Clean button to switch from “F” to “C” on your display. Finally, press the Start button to lock the change in. Do the reverse to switch to Fahrenheit.
This range is configured for natural gas, but you may purchase a propane conversion kit separately when you order your range.
From the top of the range control panel to the bottom of the range, the height is 48 1/2 inches. The adjustable legs on the bottom of the range may tweak the height by about 1/8 inch.
The width of the exterior of the range is 30 inches.
The depth of the range is 29 ¼ inches from the oven door handle to the back of the range. The maximum depth with the oven door open and extended is 46 5/8 inches.
The range shipping weight is 200 pounds. The voltage rating is 120V / 60 Hz / 5 Amps.
The oven vent is located in the middle of the seam the splits the top of the range, where the control panel is, and the rest of the range.
It is located in the area just below the oven control panel and displays. So, make sure not to put anything in front of that area to block the vent.
The warranty for the GCRG3060 is a limited one year warranty. One year is just too short for a range and we recommend that you buy an extended warranty (see the end of this review for more information).
The warranty coverage starts from the date of purchase. The parent company of Frigidaire (Electrolux or a related Electrolux entity) will pay for replacing and repairing any parts of the range that “prove” to be defective in workmanship or materials. To be covered, the range has to have been used and maintained properly. It also cannot have been used for commercial use. Cosmetic damage or wear and tear are generally not included.
This warranty assumes purchase in the United States or Canada and only applies to those two countries. If purchased in another country, check the applicable warranty.
This range is a great choice for convection cooking, given its “true convection” heating element built into the convection fan. It’s also nice to have the Air Fry function for a healthier way to “fry” foods and a temperature probe to tell you when your food is ready.
The GCRG3060 will save you time when you use convection. Convection cooking generally takes about ¾ the time of conventional cooking and will also cook your food evenly. The temperature probe, whether used in convection mode or conventional mode, will also ensure your food is cooked at the right temperature for serving. You won’t have to worry about under-cooked and potentially dangerous food.
Having five burners with a small griddle option may also be a nice benefit. Also, consider all the cooking options you’re getting with the timer and control features built into the control panel.
If you value all of these features at a decent price and don’t want or need a “high-end” pro-style range, then this range is a good buy.
If, on the other hand, you are more “manually” focused and don’t think you need convection cooking, a temperature probe or five burners, then take a look at this alternative Frigidaire model, the FFGF3054.
The Frigidaire GCRG3060 (both the GCRG3060AF and GCRG3060AD models) has just about all of the features you’d like in today’s range models at a pretty good price.
Many reviewers are happy with the Air Fry and the convection cooking system as well as the temperature control that the temperature probe gives them. Others like the grill with the middle burner and 18,000 BTU burner, and even the large 5 cubic foot oven.
Negative reviews came from those who had a tough time cleaning the model that is black (the GCRG3060AD) instead of stainless steel (the GCRG3060AF) or from those who just had a defective range.
The best place to buy the GCRG3060 Air Fry is AJ Madison in our opinion.
AJ Madison is an authorized Frigidaire dealer, has free shipping across the United States, has very good pricing with a price match policy, phone support, and extended warranty options up to 5 years.
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