First of all, I love this oven (& it’s the only LG appliance I have)—unfortunately I had to buy it from a local appliance store because my previous oven died right before Christmas & BB didn’t have any in stock. I say it should be 5 Stars because the oven works amazing. I’ve cooked breads, bagels, roasts in the oven & a wide variety of things on the cooktop & every single item has come out better than the same exact recipes cooked in my old oven. I’ve used induction in the past but nothing I’ve ever used heats as fast as this cooktop, simply incredible. Yet it’s still capable of a very light simmer on all burners. I also love that the oven vents are on the rear, as seems to be a trend in some ovens these days, as the heat just goes right out the vents & out of the house through my overhead vent. The front of the oven barely gets warm on even the highest settings.
The warming drawer is more than just a novelty. Besides getting cold dishes warm on cold winter days, it will keep foods warm while the rest of your dinner is finishing & there is plenty of room.
The sliding rack (the 1 on ball bearings) works great & is nice & smooth thanks to those ball bearings, I like a different brand I looked at before purchasing this. It’s also flat, which may seem like an odd comment but the other brand I referred to (a popular American brand) has a similar rack but it’s not on ball bearings so it doesn’t glide smoothly & the design cuts off a couple of inches of useable oven width. With the LG, I can use my widest pans on this rack without any issue.
The issues I have with it are minor & not so minor. The minor being it’s Alexa integration. Yeah, I know, I sound like a whiner complaining about something like this but I like to get what I pay for. I actually bought this & paid less than a competing European brand because the other didn’t have any smart features. While this oven does work quite well with its own app on my IPad, there are many times when my hands are full of dough or I’m doing something that I’d rather not stop when asking Alexa to change the oven temp or even to turn it on if I happen to have forgotten yet even though there is an Alexa Skill for it & even though it’s advertised with the capability, it simply won’t work. Searching online finds hundreds of people saying the same.
The other problem, not so minor, is the well advertised ‘Easy Clean’ feature which is really anything but. Like the Alexa problem, Easy Clean just doesn’t work. There are hundreds of complaints about this as well & LG had best address this issue since it’s a major oven feature. I haven’t used the actual Self Clean feature yet as I’m a bit hesitant after reading the complaints many/most users report that immediately after using it, the oven stopped working but I’ll probably give it a shot soon as the cold weather is probably gone for the year here near Tampa & if the oven dies after self cleaning I have a couple of grills & smokers I could use instead.