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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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WE Love this new flat glass cooktop
from Dripping Springs TX
Comments about KitchenAid 36" KECD867XBL Black Electric Cooktop:
So much easier to clean than the old Magic Chef that had the frame with a lip.the lip would catch food particles and was hard to clean. The new KitchenAid without a lip is easy to take care of and the dual size burners are fantastic to choose the size to match the pan.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Atlanta, GA
Cooktop heats quickly but maintaining a constant High setting is difficult.Keeping the surface clean is not easy, the slightest spill leaves a mark and it takes a lot of elbow grease to remove them.I was also disappointed that a cleaning kit (that I had to purchase separately) was not included in our order.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from Atlanta, Georgia
Mrs Mary Sawaya
from Kemmerer, Wyoming, United States
I love my flat top it was a SURPRISE early Mothers Day and early 43 rd Wedding Anniversary gift. I find it cooks hotter and faster than my ,sat cook top
from Dallas, TX, United States
Hard to clean, any food/liquid that hits the surface has to be scraped off with a razor blade, takes multiple cleanings to get a streak free shine.Heat controls useless, anything above medium low is incinerate. If you turn the knob one click, you go from no bubbles to raging boil, have burned many a meal on this poorly designed "burn top".
KitchenAid - 36 Inch 5 Element Downdraft Electric Cooktop, A
By Lady Luck
from Whitehall, PA, United States
We bought this cooktop to replace an old cooktop in the new home we bought. Because we needed a 36 inch downdraft model, we had very few to choose from, which was a concern. We have had the cooktop for a little over a month and are very pleased with the brand and model. We love the variety of choice for all our pots and pan sizes. We also just love how sleek the cooktop looks.Couldn't be happier!
WORTH IT'S WEIGHT IN GOLD
Purchased 2 months ago...Could not be Happier...My Dream has come true...My Large pots fit beautifully on the burners....The duel burners are wonderful !!...I love the warming burner....and the downdraft is very strong....NEED I SAY MORE !
Love my new cooktop
from Lafayette, CA, United States
I have been using my new cook top for a few weeks now - it is fantastic to be able to use the big dual burner on one side and another burner and the warming burner on the other. So much versatility.
smaller than older model with other issues
from Fairbanks, AK
Bought this model because our original 36" KitchenAid died after 7 years. I thought if I replaced it with the same brand and size it would create less problems for installation, but this was not the case. The venting was 5" instead of 6?, which is a rather unusual size. The unit itself was only 35 1/2?, which left gaps on both sides. Now I have to get an insert to fill that gap. We have had a few minor issues with the heating elements that someone has looked at once already. I am surprised with the issues because KitchAid has always been high on our list of reliable brands.
Good but way too expensive
Good product, respected brand but way too expensive
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