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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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Loving it so far, but top is hard to clean.
from pearl, ms
Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Electric Cooktop:
I am loving the fact that it heats up so quickly and it LOOKS BEAUTIFUL, but I find it difficult to clean the cooktop itself. There are some marks that I can't seem to get off, and I don't want to scrub it! I have used the "approved" cleaner, but they are still on there.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from greenville nc
I purchased this unit about a year ago replaced a Jenieaire downdraft it lasted over 8 years this one, the left top burner doesn't work and the warm light will stay on all night some times. now It's not cheap to start replacing burners and probably a switch
Quick, even heat, spots on top
from Tri Cities WA
I've had this a month and it works very well. It heats up quickly and evenly, several options for use with burners, beautiful, sleek design. It has some odd spots on the top that look like water spots that were on it when it arrived. I can't seem to get them off with the usual methods, so cleaning the cooktop has been a challenge but nothing like trying to clean up a traditional range with the external burners. Otherwise a great product and I love it.
Grill cover needed
from harvest, al
Recently purchased this cooktop, while we do really like it, as one has mentioned, it is hard to see the control numbering as they are much too light. One good thing to have would be a solid center grill cover to stop cold air from entering the room through the vent.
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Stovetop Upgrade ..
from Dothan Al.
Replaced an aged but very functional Jen-air cooktop .. Your product fitted perfectly as a replacement with no installation or functional problems ..Has satisfied our requirements exactly since installation ..
Great Features, easy to use, easy to clean
from Fort Worth, Texas
We replaced a GE cook top with the Kitchen Aid and find this to be superior. The in looking for a cook top with a center down draft we had few options to chose from. In comparison we found this model to be the best on the market.
from Marco Island,FL
Gets hot quickly but very hard to clean.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Good cooktop, confusing controls
from Baltimore MD
Good cooktop but the controls are confusing and letters do not stand out. Some handles go clockwise low-to-high, some counterclockwise. We have to put the reading glasses on to operate this appliance.
Hard to keep clean
We love it! But it is hard to get it spotless.
By happy cook
from Westminster, Maryland
bught it three weeks ago. Especially like the two burners that can be used as large or small. It is so much easier to keep clean, my old element cooktop was always filthy!
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