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Preheat issue with a new kenmore electric range

I recently replaced a kenmore range with another kenmore model # 790.96214. I am amazed at how long this range takes to heat up. I almost spend more time preheating this oven thatn I do cooking in this normal?? For example it takes 20 minutes to get to 375 and nearly a hald an hour (okay, 26 minutes) to get to old oven never took this long. Is this the way this is supposed to operate?? I'm ready to send this baby back. I've had it 3 weeks on Friday....HELP!

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Re: preheat issue with a new kenmore electric range

Some of the newer ranges only pre-heat using one element. this gives them a better energy saving rating

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Re: preheat issue with a new kenmore electric range

Times quoted seem about right and don't suppose your old oven was much different. element ratings don't vary much for same size ovens

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