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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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smaller than older model with other issues
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...Read complete review
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 6â€�, which is a rather unusual size. The unit itself was only 35 1/2â€�, 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.
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KitchenAid - 36 Inch 5 Element Downdraft Electric Cooktop, Architect Series II
By Lady Luck
from Whitehall, PA, United States
Comments about KitchenAid 36" Stainless Steel Electric Cooktop:
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!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
from Fairbanks, AK
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Good but way too expensive
Good product, respected brand but way too expensive
Kitchenaid electric cooktop
from Sacramento County, CA, United States
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)
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!
Burners in wrong location
from Micco, FL, United States
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.
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!
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