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Good Looking High End Cook Top
This KitchenAid® 30-Inch, 4-Burner Downdraft Cooktop is a great looking cook top. The down draft exhaust fan works extremely well. The burners are electronic start and gas operated with great...Read complete review
This KitchenAid® 30-Inch, 4-Burner Downdraft Cooktop is a great looking cook top. The down draft exhaust fan works extremely well. The burners are electronic start and gas operated with great heat control. The only thing I do not like about it is that the Black Mirror Finish is extremely hard to clean, you would think that Kitchen Aid would make a product that the top shiny black glass finish can be easily wiped off with a mild detergent or a product like Windex. I hate to see what it will look like in 5 years of use.
Most Liked Negative Review
Very attractive cooktop. Many features have serious issues.
The cooktop is very attractive, but only before its first use. However, that is my first complaint - it is extremely difficult and time consuming to clean. After nearly every use, all...Read complete review
The cooktop is very attractive, but only before its first use. However, that is my first complaint - it is extremely difficult and time consuming to clean. After nearly every use, all of the components need to be removed, cleaned using separate protocols and then reassembled ? a process that takes no less than 15 minutes. The black glass is especially hard to clean, and the position of the knobs makes it impossible to clean around them without removing the knobs and the rubber seals. It also took many weeks of experimentation to determine that the only way to avoid streaking was to finish with a microfiber towel (no other material works). It would have been helpful if the instructions had said that.Second, after only a few uses, the porcelain surface on the cast iron grates began bubbling off. In addition, due to the glossy surface and the fact that the grates have an overall convex shape, some pans have a tendency to slip off the sides ? a very dangerous proposition.As for cooking, I don?t find any of the burners to have a high enough BTU rating to boil water in a satisfactory amount of time (nor keep a big pot of pasta boiling properly) ? the maximum burner is only 15,000 BTU. And here?s something that makes things worse ? when the downdraft exhaust is on, it pulls the flame so strongly to one side, that the opposite side of the flame almost doesn?t exist! This makes for unacceptably uneven cooking.I checked the internet for other reviews of this cooktop to see if I was the only one who had similar problems ? far from it. All of the problems I have experiences are common. I?ve come to the conclusion that this cooktop is just for looks and isn?t a serious cooking device.Before I just throw this out and spend a lot of money buying another brand , I thought I would check and see if there was anything KitchenAid was willing to do. They made it very clear that they weren't willing to do anything regarding my dissatisfaction with this product.
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Great Downdraft Cooktop
By sailor Jim
from Annapolis, MD
Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Gas Cooktop:
This is a very modern looking, quick to light, and easy to clean stove. The burners vary in size and fit your pans perfectly to avoid wasted gas. The exhaust fan turns on manually, rather than automatically, so you have complete control.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Chef Greg
from Eagan MN
We switched over an electric cooktop on our center island in our kitchen to this gas cooktop. We love to cook at home, and prepare breakfasts and suppers most days. The convenience and speed of cooking with gas is wonderful, no more waiting for the electric burner to heat up. We went through two electric cooktops previously because they would always crack eventually. We needed the center downdraft vent due to the location on the center island, and it works pretty efficiently, much better than the older pop-up vent behind the electric model. We're very pleased, and realize we should have done the switchover long ago.
So Far stove top has worked as good if not better than expec
Installed for 3 weeks and so far very good
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Great cooktop. Really bad knobs.
I like the cooktop easy to clean. The different size burners are really useful for different tasks. Works great.The downside are the heavy duty knobs. You have to be extra genial with them. The connection to the stove is cheap plastic. We broke 3 in the first month. Poor design. Worried about how the rest will hold up.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Great Unit-Easy to Clean
from Redding, CA
I replaced a Jenn Air unit with this updated one. Not only is the appearance nicer, it works well with high heat and a great fan unit that is not loud. The best part is the ease of cleaning it. The only thing I would change would be the color of the knobs to black since I have the black unit.
Modern and Easy to Clean
By Chef Diego
The burners turn on instantly and the flame centers easily under the pots and pans. The downdraft fan turns on separately and is very efficient. With the removable burners and a glass top, the stove is very easy to clean.
Solid cooking service and gas control
I like the cooktop and the ability to get the proper cooking level. What I wasn't expecting was that the cooktop surface shows EVERYTHING and is hard to wipe clean. I really like how the grates connect together as it makes a stable surface for heavy pots and pots can easily go across several burners (this was impossible with our last cooktop).
from Lexington, SC
Very attractive and sharp looking. The downright has room enough to wipe clean unlike my Kenmore.
from mission bc canada
have this appliance for about three weeks now and couldn't be happier with it......the different size burners are great for the sizes of pots we use....the downdraft is awesome.....clean up is a breeze by being able to lift off the grill parts...very happy with the cooktop....would highly recommend
Exceeds my expectations!
from Henrico, VA
My first experience with a gas cooktop and I was a bit apprehensive. I've been so pleased with our KitchenAid downdraft gas cooktop, I wish we'd made the change sooner. I couldn't be happier!
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