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KitchenAid Black Induction Electric Cooktop - KICU500XBL

Abt Model: KICU500XBK | UPC Code: 883049202198
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30 " Cooktop/ 10 " 3200-Watt Element/ Performance Boost Function/ Touch-Activated Controls/ Simmer Function/ Melt And Hold Function/ 9 Heat-Level Settings/ Pan Size Detection/ Ceramic Glass Cooktop Design/ 4 Hot Surface Indicator Lights/ Black Finish
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KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop, Model KICU500XBL

Thinking of buying a KitchenAid Cooktop? Then look no further than the KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop, Model KICU500XBL. With an induction cooktop, you'll receive one of the most responsive cooktops available. Induction cooktops have been designed to make sure that even if accidentally left on, no one will be burned. This is due to magnets that sense how much metal is on the cooktop. If the amount of ferrous metal isn't large enough, the cooktop will remain off. In addition, this KitchenAid Electric Cooktop offers a Performance Boost Function that allows you to exceed the maximum heat-level setting for up to 10 minutes, letting you quickly boil water. To sweeten the deal, this KitchenAid Cooktop offers a Melt & Hold function that uses low power levels for melting ingredients that typically burn if exposed to excessive heat. Experience a new generation of cooking with a KitchenAid Induction Cooktop.

Features:

  • 4-Element Cooktop - Provides four independent cooking surface areas.
  • 9 Heat Level Settings - Provide the versatility to select the power level needed to handle everything from searing to sautéing.
  • Performance Boost - Allows you to exceed the maximum heat-level setting for up to 10 minutes, perfect for rapid boiling
  • Touch-Activated Controls - Integrate seamlessly into the surface and include a slider for heat-level selection
  • Simmer Function - Automatically selects a low power level to help maintain a constant simmer without boiling over.
  • Melt and Hold - Uses low power levels for melting delicate ingredients or keeping cooked food warm without scorching.
  • Pan Size Detection - Provides feedback on whether pan size is suitable for the selected element.

Specifications:

Performance

  • Burner or Element Style: Induction
  • Surface Material: Ceramic Glass
  • Size: 30"
  • Cooktop Type: Standard
  • Installs Over Built-In Oven: Yes
  • Number of Elements-Burners: 4

Cooktop

  • Left Rear Power: 3200W/2300W
  • Left Rear Size: 10"
  • Left Rear Type: Power Boost
  • Right Rear Power: 3200W/2300W
  • Right Rear Size: 9"
  • Right Rear Type: Power Boost
  • Left Front Power: 1800W/1400W
  • Left Front Size: 6"
  • Left Front Type: Power Boost
  • Right Front Power: 1800W/1400W
  • Right Front Size: 7"
  • Right Front Type: Power Boost
  • Center Front Type: Single

Controls

  • Downdraft Vent: No
  • Hot Surface Indicator Light: Yes
  • Digital Display: Yes

Dimensions:

  • Cutout Height: 0"
  • Cutout Width: 29 1/2"
  • Cutout Depth: 19 5/16"
  • Height: 2 3/8"
  • Width: 30 13/16"
  • Depth: 21 5/16"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 50 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Amps40A
Cooktop Size30
Fuel TypeElectric
Number of Cooking Zones4
Built-In DowndraftNo
InductionYes
Height (inches)2.33
Width (inches)30
Depth (inches)21.31
Cutout Width (inches)29.5
Cutout Depth (inches)19.31
Control LocationFront
Automatic Shut-OffNo
StyleSmoothtop
Ignition TypeElectronic
ADA CompliantNo
Voltage240 V
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop
 
4.1

(based on 105 reviews)

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76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Performance (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Innovative (8)
  • Convenient features (6)
  • Design (6)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Superb to use, clean and better than I ever could have hoped

No matter what I read and heard, nothing prepared me for how instantaneous the induction feature has been. Whatever pot/pan I choose to use, the configuration of the top is perfect for...Read complete review

No matter what I read and heard, nothing prepared me for how instantaneous the induction feature has been. Whatever pot/pan I choose to use, the configuration of the top is perfect for use. The ease of cleaning makes cooking delightful as does the instant cool down with toddlers present. The ability to so easily adjust the cooking temperature far exceeds its reputation leaving me totally satisfied with this purchase,

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Not So Sure About This One

I've used this cooktop for 2 months now. 1st off, know that you will need to buy new "induction" capable cookware if you don't have that from the previous cooktop you...Read complete review

I've used this cooktop for 2 months now. 1st off, know that you will need to buy new "induction" capable cookware if you don't have that from the previous cooktop you owned (meaning "magnetic" cookware). And you need to buy good stuff (like All Clad), not cheap. So there is a huge cost off the top. If that is good for you (it was for us) and you do buy this cooktop, you need to know about the "bridge" feature. It is a feature that Kitchenaid and most likely whatever Kitchenaid dealer sells it to you, will tout. The "bridge" feature is that two "surface cooking areas" of the same size on one side of the Cooktop will form a "bridge" connecting said two areas together when this feature is on, so you can use a griddle or grill on it. Nice idea, but the problem is the two surface cooking areas, when combined using the "bridge" feature, equals an oval shaped surface cooking area that is 15.25-inches by 7.25-inches. There is no induction capable griddle or pan made in the world that fits that size, plus griddles and grills usually come in a rectangular shape. I called Kitchenaid to ask if "they" made a griddle or grill that fits this "bridge" feature. Made sense, right? After some hold time, the agent came back and said that they did have one griddle that would fit the oval shape, but it was not "induction" capable. Huh? What good is that information to me? Nice. Not. So then I asked if the grill or griddle could be larger than the surface cooking area since most griddles or grills are bigger their "bridge" feature (and rectangular, not oval). She told me "No." Some info on size is found in 2 places in the owners manual. One place says, "The diameter of the pan's base should be equal to the size of the element. If the pan is too small, the burner does not sense the pan and will not activate" The other place says, "Choose the correct pan size for each surface cooking area. The diameter of the pan's base should correspond to the size of the surface cooking area." There is nothing that says that if your cookware (in this case a griddle or grill) is bigger than the surface cooking area, then the burner will not sense it and thus not activate. My question now is, "Was the agent wrong when she told me that if the pan was bigger, the burner would not work?" I have since written an email to Kitchenaid to ask this same question because the agent I spoke with seemed very tentative in her knowledge of "induction" cooktops. At the end of our conversation I then pressed the agent saying, "So, Kitchenaid created a "bridge" feature selling point, which our Kitchenaid appliance representative used with us, that cannot be used in "bridge" mode due to the fact that no one in the world makes an "induction capable" grill or griddle that fits the exact size of the "bridge?" And because of this, the "bridge" is useless, but useful to Kitchenaid (and the dealers of Kitchenaid Induction Cooktops)as a selling point." She sounded kind of sheepish as she told me, "Yeah, I guess." I added that it was really odd to me that the Kitcheaid Innovation team would create what at first seems like a really nice feature, but then not even tell the Kitchenade Cookware department about it to ask them to make a grill or griddle that fit. It actually would have been nicer if the Kitchenaid Innovation team had checked the standard size of most griddles/grills and made their "bridge" feature to fit. Hello! I'm still waiting to hear back from Kitchenaid, but in the meantime, they have sent me an email asking me to write reviews on the FIVE major appliances we bought from them. You'd think with us having bought FIVE, they'd be quick to respond especially since the email says,"We value your opinion and would love to hear your feedback." Really? I would not recommend any Kitchenaid Induction Cooktops with the "bridge" feature because unless they fix the problem, it's a waste of your money!

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4.0

30-inch 4 Element Induction Cooktop, Architect Series II

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from Peoria, AZ

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Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

I've had this cooktop for about one month. We remodeled our kitchen and decided to go high end on new appliances. It's been a learning experience but so far really like the induction cooktop. We even purchased new cookwear because most of the old pots did not work with induction cooking. Really like the fact that the cooktop heat cools much faster when I need a lower temperature. We also replaced our refrigerator and dishwasher with Kitchenaid products. I would definitely recommend this cooktop.

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5.0

Nice cooktop!

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from montreal

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Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

First induction cooktop I hope it last for a while.

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5.0

quick efficient and easy to clean

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from Conway,SC

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Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

I bought this stove top and it is definitely a smart choice. It is easy to clean and conducts super quickly.

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2.0

Love hate relationship

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from Reno, Nv

Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

We remodeled our kitchen in 2011 and purchased a double wall oven kebs208sss04, dishwasher Kuds30fxss0, Microwave hood vent khms2050sss and an induction cooktop Kicu500xbl00. We purchased these appliances from a local appliance shop that recommended this line of product because of their reputation. I have to say that we have been less than impressed with the quality. With the exception of the Microwave, we have had to have service on the other three products. the oven has twice failed, with error codes, as a result of steam that builds up near the control panel. I have had to replace dishwasher parts three times, the drawer glides, drawer height adjustment mechanism and the maceration screen. and now the induction cooktop has completely failed. We purchased a three-year extended warrante and now, 6 years in I am facing replacing the cooktop. does any manufacturer produce goods that will last 10-15 years anymore!

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5.0

Clean lines - great cooking!

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from Charleston, SC

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Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

Just moved into my new condo. I changed the kitchen package from a full size gas range to the electric induction cooktop. I love it! So easy to keep clean and looks beautiful with my black and white granite with white cabinets. It gives me plenty of cooking versatility. All of my appliances are KitchenAid black stainless - they look so beautiful!

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4.0

Quality product

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from Florida

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Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

Cooks like gas; when it's on it heats extremely quickly actually faster than gas and when you turn it off the heat is immediately off. Easy to clean up; great product.

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5.0

Great features.

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from Canada

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Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

I love the fact that when you remove the pan the burner does not stay hot. The look in my island makes the kitchen pop

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2.0

Great cooktop but ............

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from Lighthouse Point, FL

Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

Bought this cooktop in December of 2014 when I remodeled my kitchen along with all other KitchenAid appliances. Worked great up until this morning when trying to boil water using the Boost setting. Normally the water heats up very quickly. However, after a few seconds I received a fault code F60 on all burners. Turned the unit off/on and no change. Unplugged the until for an hour, plugged it back in, no change. I have a service call tomorrow and now that it has been 22 months the unit is out of warranty. Everything I ready says that the control board needs to be replaced. Average cost $350 plus labor. I am NOT happy that this unit has failed so quickly. The old conventional cooktop worked fine and was 15 years old. Perhaps I shouldn't have changed it out. Unless I am pleasantly surprised tomorrow, the unit seems very unreliable.

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5.0

Love it~

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from Holmen WI

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Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

I love our new induction cook top. Took a little bit to get used to it but love the ease of clean up and the speed......so happy!

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5.0

I'm in love

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from San Antonio Texas

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Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

I bought this Cooktop a month ago and really love using it. It's easy to use and clean, and it's su much faster to cook in it that I find myself cooking a lot more, thank you for making my cooking so much more enjoyable

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