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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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Burners in wrong location
Replacing a Jenn-Aire coil top 30 inch downdraft. The two left hand burners do not get sucked down by the exhaust fan. A serviceman verified our complaint. He suggested to put the warmer...Read complete review
Replacing a Jenn-Aire coil top 30 inch downdraft. The two left hand burners do not get sucked down by the exhaust fan. A serviceman verified our complaint. He suggested to put the warmer element on the top left and replace it with the small dual element burner. Our smoke detector goes off when using either of the left two elements, even if it is just boiling water! Also, since our entire kitchen has white appliances, it would have been nice to get a white glass top to match, but it is not available in this color.
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Kitchenaid electric cooktop
from Sacramento County, CA, United States
Comments about KitchenAid 36" Stainless Steel Electric Cooktop:
We recently bought this cooktop and after installation, we find that one burner does not get hot enough to boil water. It also shuts off by itself. The company who does the warranty work is supposed to replace (?) the burned next week. I guess I am reviewing this purchase too soon and can't really answer the questions below. (yet)
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More than I expected
from Pinson, Al
I just purchased the five eye downdraft Kitchenaid electric cooktop. I haven't had it long but, am thoroughly pleased. Not only is the unit attractive, it heats up very fast. The three speed downdraft works very well. Good decision on my purchase of this unit!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
from Micco, FL, United States
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I purchased this cooktop to replace a 27 yr. old Whirlpool solid element with downdraft cooktop. I love the sleek look, ease of cleaning, and especially the multi-speed downdraft fan which is so quiet.I needed a 36 inch to fit the space cut in the countertop and am pleased to get an extra burner. Hopefully this cooktop lasts as long since Whirlpool and Kitchenaid are now the same company.
Kitchenaid downdraft cooktop-electric
from Anderson, Tx.
We bought this a few weeks ago and I just love it! We replaced a gas cooktop with this one and some friends said we would not like cleaning it, but it is simple, simple compared to the gas cooktop. The warmer is so handy and the huge burner on the top right is perfect for my needs. It looks so nice in my kitchen that I just stand and look at it!
Excellent features and quality with great performance.
from Tucson, AZ, United States
After using for 30 days every feature performs better than expected and the quality of the unit is way beyond expectations. Thank you.
Love the design of heating elements and fan evacuation. Control buttons are congruent to element pla
I purchased this about 14 months ago and installed about 2 months after purchase. I am very happy with the performance.
good looking black flat service. very nice burners.
from st. louis, mo.
bought about 4 to 6 months ago, had in the shipping box for 4 to 5 months until counter top was up-dated. used it to boil eggs first time. used it 4 to 5 times now, not very often eat at home.
from Eugene, OR, United States
Have been using the Cooktop about two months and so far it is working out well. The heating elements go from high to lower quickly. The back burners have knobs that have high towards those burners and the front the high is towards the front, which sometimes get confusing. The six knobs together are hard to clean between unless you want to take them off all the time. The glass needs to be cleaned and then dried to make it shine. The warmer burner is in the front, it should be in the back so you can have a cooking burner in front. The downdraft fan works well on all three speeds but it is hard to get your hand down to clean. We installed it in granite island and it sure does look like high end appliances. The only other downdraft we considered was a Jenn-Air, the Kitchenaid was less expensive and just as nice. Think we made a good choice.
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Powerful downdraft exhaust fan; quick heat burners
from Beautiful South Louisiana
We are glad we have this appliance which matches our other kitchen appliances and is made here in America by Whirlpool Corporation which services what they sell. This cooktop heats quickly, the powerful downdraft exhaust fan works very well. We would like the cooktop itself to be easier to clean. Cleaning it, even daily can be a chore to do, but we are glad we can clean it well.
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