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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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from Kilmarnock, VA
Comments about KitchenAid 30" KECD807XBL Black Electric Cooktop:
Controls are easy to use, like the 3 speed exhaust fan and the melt temp setting on the burner.Would like to have an ON indicator light on each burner.wife really likes it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from leland nc
fast heating but controls could be more clearly marked as to which burner you are putting on
great feel to control knobs feel the quality in the switches
from chezzetcook n.s.
I bought the cook top not long ago and really happy with it. We would like to see stainless on all 4 edges except the front and back.takes a while to find just the right temptature to cook on
Nice Cooking Surface
By Lynn the mom
from Plano, Texas
I bought this as a replacement for my 25 year old Jenn Air solid iron cooktop, which I loved. We have been remodeling our kitchen and needed a downdraft cooktop. So far, the cooktop works fine, but is much less efficient in heating and holding temperatures. The instant heat is nice, but nothing to write home about. Yes, I would purchase this again as there is not a choice for the one that I am replaced. The only reason that we replaced the old cooktop was its age and the fact that the new counters had to be cut.
Well built and so nice to used.
By Brigitte the cooker
from Sept-Iles, Qc, Canada
I bought this product 2 months ago and i really like it. Very nice product and the looks is so good in the kitchen. So easy to use and keep clean. I really recommandit to everyones need a cook top.
from Wilmington, NC
Great heat distribution and easy cleanup - looks sleek. I would prefer if it were a little wider and the knobs were further away from the cooking eye.
from Houston TX
Pots and pans tend to spin on the ultra flat surface. Cleaning the surface can require more than one attempt. The heating elements cycle from hi to low or nothing even when on the double ring elements are on MAX. It took me 30 minutes to boil a pot of egg noodles for dinner. A tea pot typically takes 10 to 15 minutes to boil. Expected the unit to be much quicker than it is. Noticed that one click of the handle can e the difference between burning or barely browning in the frying pan. The downdraft is outstanding.
NEW COOK TOP REALLY NICE AND IT ADDS TO THE KITCHEN
from TYBEE ISLAND GA
THE KNOBS ARE KIND OF BACKWARDS IN A WAY BUT YOU CAN GET USE TO THEM , AND I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT YOU HAVE TO BE SO CAREFUL NOT TO SCRATCH THE TOP WITH POTS AND PANS I'M NOT SO USE TO BEING CAREFUL ON MY OLD COOK TOP WHILE I COOK . MY HOUSE IS 25 YEARS OLD SO I HAD TO REWIRE AND REPLACE OLD BREAKER AND WIRE TO OLD COOK TOP AND I HOPE THIS ONE LAST 25 YEARS LIKE THE OLD ONE DID
from central Missouri
This item replaced a Jenn Aire that had two temperatures per burner. Burn and off. And then there were only two burners working. All these burners work, and they do have exact temperatures. The downdraft is not really loud and does what it is supposed to do. I do wish the controls were lighted separately when the specific burner was on. I am using a cerama bryte cook top cleaner and it keeps the burners black. This is even though I do can and process food from the garden on all burners.
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