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Most Liked Positive Review
Better than my old one but....
Purchased this 36" 5-burner electric range to replace my 2000 GE 4 - burner. Size wise I love this new one. My old one had a very annoying and stupidly placed rim...Read complete review
Purchased this 36" 5-burner electric range to replace my 2000 GE 4 - burner. Size wise I love this new one. My old one had a very annoying and stupidly placed rim around each of the two sets of burners that made the cooking surface only about 9 inches each (although it was a 30 inch range). I honestly didn't have many options for an electric cooktop because we had to have a downdraft per code. So it was between the KA and a Kenmore. I chose KA simply b/c Lowe's was offering a rebate at the time. I didn't look closely before I ordered and didn't realize that one of the burners in strictly "Keep Warm" and unfortunately, it's the burner right up front. Would be better suited in the back I think. Anyway, I do like the dual zone which allows for larger pots. He heats up faster than my old one did. The downdraft is WEAK--barely pulls steam off a pot--which isn't a huge negative for me because I rarely use it. My #1 biggest complaint about this appliance is that it looks dirty CONSTANTLY. A drop of water from a pot, dust in the air, a wet wipe smear--it all shows up!! My previous one was a gray/black mottled finish so I didn't have this issue that the all black finish has. I feel like I have to clean it everyday even when it's not used much just because of how it looks. Drives me crazy. Honestly just hadn't considered this factor before the purchase. Functionally works great. Aesthetics-wise, drives me NUTS!
Most Liked Negative Review
NOT ENTIRELY ALL ITS SUPPOSED TO BE
WHEN I READ THE REVIEWS, THE FIRST 10 OR SO ALL REFLECTED POSITIVE RATINGS. I SHOULD HAVE READ FURTHER ON. THAT IS WHERE THE MORE NEGATIVE REVIEWS ARE FOUND. THE COOKTOP IS HARD...Read complete review
WHEN I READ THE REVIEWS, THE FIRST 10 OR SO ALL REFLECTED POSITIVE RATINGS. I SHOULD HAVE READ FURTHER ON. THAT IS WHERE THE MORE NEGATIVE REVIEWS ARE FOUND. THE COOKTOP IS HARD TO KEEP CLEAN. THE KNOBS ARE IN THE WAY. AND GET DIRTY EASILY. THE UNIT DOES NOT COOK UNTIL THE SETTING IS BEYOND MEDIUM HIGH. THEN IT TURNS ON AND OFF TO MAINTAIN THAT TEMPERATURE, RATHER THAN TO KEEP COOKING AT THAT LEVEL OF APPLIED HEAT. I CAN COOK AND IF YOU WALK AWAY, IT WILL EITHER STOP COOKING OR BURN THE MEAL. ITS A DISAPPOINTING REPLACEMENT FOR OUR OLD JENN AIR RADIANT MODULAR. WE HAD A SERVICE CALL LAST WEEK TO REPLACE ONE OF THE BURNER SWITCHES AFTER ONLY 5 MONTHS. THE REPAIR WEBSITE LISTS COMMON MALADIES IN A DROP DOWN BOX AND MY UNITS SYMPTOM OF POPPING (ELECTRICAL) WAS LISTED. THE TECHNICIAN AND I PLACED A THERMOMETER IN A PAN OF COLD WATER AND IT TOOK 20 MINUTES TO REACH 204 DEGREES ON MEDIUM AND DID NOT BOIL THE WATER. THE ENTIRE UNIT MUST BE REMOVED TO WORK ON IT.
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from Miami, FL
Comments about KitchenAid 36" Black Electric Cooktop:
Much more efficient. Heats in a jiffy. Handles big pots.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from League City, Texas
I really like the warmer
from Fayetteville, Al
I am thoroughly enjoying how to operate it's features. It truly makes cooking a joy.
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from West Plains, MO
We recently remodeled our home, in the kitchen design we wanted open and easy to move around as often at least 2 people are in the kitchen. We did not want an overhead vent and the best option that was also a great value was this cook top. My wife and mother both love how it cooks and works.
from Lubbock, tx
The down draft fan does not pull the cooking fumes out. The greasy reside goes up on my cabinets. I am very unhappy with it. Also the solid black surface is a nightmare to clean.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Portland, OR
I bought this electric cooktop to replace gas cooktop. It heats up faster and easy to clean. I am glad I made the switch.
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I am very satisfied of my cooktop.
from Montreal, Canada
This is a replacement of a 29-year Thermador cooktop. Il is a new technology for me but I love it. We will see in the long run the fiability of the product.
from Mount Airy, NC
I really like this cooktop except the warming burner is in the front, in the way, instead of in the back. I think the arrangement could have been adjusted to allow it to be in the back. I like the downdraft, the first I've had. And the extra width makes cooking with multiple pots/pans easier and more convenient. It doesn't sit flat on the countertop, leaving a gap that catches food particles, dust, etc. but I like it nevertheless.
I love it but ...
from Pelham AL
I love it's looks, but it's so hard to get and keep clean. Splatters and finger prints show all to much, and it takes a long time of cleaning and wiping to get the streaks off. If I don't turn on the overhead light in the kitchen, the temp setting is hard to see on the burner knobs. Also It's slow to heat up, even when on high it takes too long to boil water. My 20 + year old Jenn Air's smooth surface was much easier to clean and keep clean.
from London, KY
I really like this cooktop so far except it is black. My old one was a JennAir and it was all silver so it did not show grease spots. I am getting used to not cleaning it until it is cook. I love that a red light stays on until the top is cool. Heats really fast. I love the different sizes to set your cookware..3 sizes and it has 5 burners.
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