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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!
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Disappointed with this cooktop
I purchased this cooktop to fit the space in my countertop but I would have preferred the 30 inch model. We are not happy about it.The biggest complaint about this cooktop is that it...Read complete review
I purchased this cooktop to fit the space in my countertop but I would have preferred the 30 inch model. We are not happy about it.The biggest complaint about this cooktop is that it is a mess to clean it up. It accumulates stains easily which are hard to remove. The fan system works poorly. The design of the The stainless steel edges that are at the bottom and top of the cooktop can lead to easy cutting if you are not careful when cleaning it. The edges are very sharp and should have designed differently. If anyone who has this black cooktop knows how to clean and maintain it shiny please let us know. Some of the burners warm faster than others for no reason.
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Good cooktop, for electric
from San Antonio, TX
Comments about KitchenAid 36" KECD867XBL Black Electric Cooktop:
Having to switch from gas to electric was hard, but this cooktop makes the switch easier. It heats up quickly, and the heat is consistent. The only complaint I have is that it's difficult to get food off the surface. I feel like it always looks dirty and needs to be scrubbed, even after I've cleaned it.
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Easy to Clean
from Sugar Land, TX
I really love my new cooktop. It's so easy to clean and the dual elements really heat up fast. Great feature showing that the element is still how by keeping the red light lit.
KitchenAid downdraft stove
By Ron from Norridge
from Norridge , Il
I never expected to pay so much for a cooktop. I learned that downdraft units are more expensive than normal unit. But that is what we needed. This unit is fantastic, quick to heat, easy to use, and it looks great in my kitchen.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
HARD TO KEEP CLEAN
from LAKE FOREST MO
I JUST PURCHASED IT A MONTH AGO, ONLY USED A FEW TIME, THE FINISH SEEMS TO BE COMING OFF, CAN'T KEEP CLEAN
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Loving the New Cooktop!
from Fairview, PA
Just bought and installed the 36-inch 5 Element Cooktop and am already enjoying using it.....love the big burner on the right as it is perfect for the dutch ovens and soup etc.! The melt factor is great also.....too much to mention about how great this cooktop is!
By Country cooker
Wanted a 5 element smooth cooktop with downdraft. Love the arrangement of the elements and the efficiency of the downdraft.
Love the dual settings
By Jim the golfer.
from Hot Springs Village
I researched this for a month and did several comparisons and am so very happy I did. This is a great product.
5 element downdraft cooktop
from San Angelo Texas
We bought this about 1 month ago and really like it so far.
from Valrico, FL
Excellent stovetop, since it's black it has to be cleaned more often, but all and all it's worth it. Would highly recommend it to all friends.Also, it would really be helpful if the control buttons were lighted, hard to read setting.
from Reading, MA
After 3 weeks of use only 4 of the 5 burners work and it has taken over a month to get replacement parts.
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