Broke down quickly
I used the Hotpoint 20" Freestanding Electric Range for a little over 8 months while I was renting an apartment and I found it to be terrible despite being free. This stove did a sub par job for the most part. 2 out of the 4 burners stopped working after 3 months of use. It wasn't a big deal because I only use 2 burners max at any given time. I did come to find out that one of the remaining burners didn't heat up evenly. I was cooking ground beef and noticed after 6 minutes that a quarter of the meat was still under cooked. I decided to touch that side of the skillet and burner to discover that they were both lukewarm. The other remaining burner heated evenly. The oven portion of this electric range did a decent job with baked goods, but it would take longer to bake them than the recommend time for each individual item. I definitely wouldn't recommend the Hotpoint 20" Freestanding Electric Range because it's too small and most importantly not durable.