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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.
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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 â€" 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 â€" a very dangerous proposition. As for cooking, I donâ€™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) â€" the maximum burner is only 15,000 BTU. And hereâ€™s something that makes things worse â€" when the downdraft exhaust is on, it pulls the flame so strongly to one side, that the opposite side of the flame almost doesnâ€™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 â€" far from it. All of the problems I have experiences are common. Iâ€™ve come to the conclusion that this cooktop is just for looks and isnâ€™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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from Concord, NH
Comments about KitchenAid 30" Gas Cooktop:
This gas stove top has done everything just the way we hoped. The heat output from the three difference size burners is well matched for each application, simmering, normal cooking and extra heat when you need to heat something up fast or when cooking a large pot filled to the top. The exhaust blower is incredible in that it vacated almost all of the smoke and fumes out the exhaust. This does a better job venting than our old over the stove vent hood did. Excellent workmanship and quality.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Chesapeake, VA, United States
We had electric cooktop for last 10 years and when it broke down we decided to change to Gas cooktop since we didn't want to make too many structural changes we had to go with the same specification of our old electric cooktop because of which we had very little option and this came close to our requirements. Not very happy with this product as the gas flame is not even most of times and the down draft is so powerful that when we switch it on it pulls the flames towards it which ends in uneven cooking as a result we do not use the exhaust while cooking which is definitely a big problem.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Best Cooktop Ever
By M E L
from Texas, United States
I love my new cooktop. It lights instantly and and is so easy to keep clean. It is also beautiful, sleek, and modern looking. Our old cook top was so difficult to light and keep clean. I feel like I have died and gone to heaven each time I use it.
works like a charm
from Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Bought this to replace a 20 year old jennair and very happy with it. My only reason for not giving this 5 stars is I wish it came with some downdraft parts and accessories. My husband had the hardest time getting the right tubing. Also, the glass can be a pain to keep clean but if you are wiping up spills right away, you shouldn't have a problem.
from Manteca, CA, United States
Love cooking on our new gas cooktop. We replaced our electric cooktop with gas, better regulation of heat. It is visual so you can adjust the heat better. I would put a deflector on the downdraft blower as it can draw the flame when on high.
We love it!
We have had our gas top for about two months now and we LOVE it. It looks and cooks great.
from Milwaukee, WI, United States
We have have had the cook top about 2 months now and it is wonderful. The burners light smoothly and control of the flow of gas is remarkable.
so easy to clean
from Brights Grove, Sarnia, ON, Canada
I bought the downdraft gas cooktop about 2 months ago- I love it. So easy to clean and very efficient gas burners. I love the style of it- i've had many compliments . Takes the smoke out quickly- which i need . My husband is not the greatest cook. I recommend this cooktop to everyone.
i like this very much, as this makes out cooking faster and easier. tbe ind of dishes i make are awsomek
from Upper Marlboro, MD, United States
This cooktop was included in my new construction home. I absolutely love it. It so easy to use, clean and it cooks very evenly. I love how easily it the grates can be removed for ease of cleanup
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