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Good replacement for older Jenn-air electric downflow cookto
Wanted an electric downflow cooktop to replace lightening damaged Jenn-air. This was the best choice for the $'s. Heats up faster than old unit. Easier to set correct temp. Has one element...Read complete review
Wanted an electric downflow cooktop to replace lightening damaged Jenn-air. This was the best choice for the $'s. Heats up faster than old unit. Easier to set correct temp. Has one element which reaches needed temp extremely fast, and which can be set for either smaller diameter pans or large diameter. Nice feature when time is a factor. Has a light that shines red when unit is off but portions remain hot to the touch. Nice safety feature. Red glow when elements are in use is another good feature and intensity varies with temp setting. Sits nearly flush with counter top. vents downward and vent is effective, but if you are replacing a 30" jenn-air, the old vent duct will not align correctly with the new Kitchen aid unit, necessitating using flexibile ducting and cutting a new hole if you have a shelf directly below the new unit. This can easily be botched by your installer, as our's was, so stand over the installer and insist that the retrofit of the downflow duct be performed correctly. Get the correct cleaner for the glass top. You will be glad you did, because soap and water is a bad approach, and the surface will collect hard to remove blemishes that come from pans and skillets,especially iron type pans and skillets. The black top is a lot like a black car. It will show dust and grime worse than stainless steel or white surfices. Poor cleaning attempts just make it worse because black is just hard to keep looking good. A good choice if it lasts.
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We replaced our old Jenn Air down draft with this new cooktop. It looked beautiful in the kitchen. However, one of the knobs had to be replaced within a week of installation. The...Read complete review
We replaced our old Jenn Air down draft with this new cooktop. It looked beautiful in the kitchen. However, one of the knobs had to be replaced within a week of installation. The heating elements on the large burners are very uneven, with medium setting being very high heat. It is impossible to clean-even for water that has boiled or splashed over. I have tried every cleaning product available for this type of cooktop, even home remedies such as baking soda and hot towels. Nothing removes the food stains/debris except scraping very carefully with razor blades, which leaves tiny scratches. I would never recommend this product. I spend hours trying to get it clean, and once it is clean I dread cooking again for fear of something spilling or splashing.
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Fabulous cook top
By Pontiac Man
from Sisseton, SD
Comments about KitchenAid 30" KECD807XBL Black Electric Cooktop:
We purchased this item and we have been very happy with it. I love the ease with which you can clean it. It makes the kitchen so much nicer.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Easy to imstall - perfect replacement for old Jennair
from St. Andrews
Cooktop works great and has excellent draft. Pulls out odour much better than my old Jennair.
Heats evenly.cleans easily.quiet
from Lake st louis mo
Poor installation manual
from Gwynedd Valley, PA
The 2 different installers were not familiar with the product and botched my installation. It took a Kitchenaid trouble-shooter to correct the problem- needed 1/8" more space for screws and needed a 4 wire set up from my fuse box.No one at Gregg's sales nor installation depts. were aware and the manual was not clear enough for them.
from Modesto ca
Kitchen remodel replaced 25 year old cooktop
Broke in less than a year
from San Jose
I would not recommend it for one reason, one of the burners stopped working in less than a year. I don't spend so much of money to have it break down in less than a year. I am trying to get it fixed since it's under warranty, but I don't have much faith in the product after this.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Granite Bay, CA
I replaced a JenAir & so fat the quality of this cooktop is superior. The knobs are metal & the grate is heavier.
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from Smyrna, GA
This is a majot improvement on my previous model. Works great. Dials are hard to see.
By e's grandma
from Opelousas, LA
Trying to get used to this new cooktop. Cooks a whole lot hotter than my old one (was 21 years old). Looks great. Wish it would have come in white. A pain to keep clean and streak free. I hope it's not an indication that I'll be blowing thru cooktop cleaner.
Love my new cooktop!
from Minneapolis, MN
This cooktop is very sturdy and is easy to clean. The metal trim on the edges helps to make it even more sturdy. The elements heat quickly. This is the second ceramic cooktop I've had and I like this Kitchenaid model much better than the Jennair model I had before.
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