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KitchenAid Black Induction Electric Cooktop - KICU500XBL

Abt Model: KICU500XBK | UPC Code: 883049202198
KitchenAid - KICU500XBL - Induction Cooktops
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Regular Price $1549.00
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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 91 reviews)

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76%

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  • Innovative (8)
  • Convenient features (6)
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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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3.0

BURNER SIZES

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from VERNON CANADA

Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

I BOUGHT THIS MODEL BECAUSE OF THE TWO 7" ELEMENTS BEING ABLE TO BRIDGE. NOT KNOWING YOU CANT FIND A GRIDDLE THAT WILL FIT. THEY ARE EITHER TO LARGE 0R TO SMALL. THE ELEMENT SIZES ALSO ARE NOT SIZED AROUND STANDARD INDUCTION COOKWARE. THE SALES MEN ARE NOT TRAINED TO BE AWARE OF THIS. I THINK THE BETTER OF THE TWO 30" INDUCTION COOK TOPS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE MODEL THAT DOES NOT BRIDGE AND HAS A WIDER RANGE OF ELEMENT SIZES. I AM GOING TO SEE IF KITCHEN AID WILL EXCHANGE MY UNIT. IF NOT I WILL TAKE THE LOSE AND PURCHASE FROM A DIFFERENT COMPANY. BEING A RESTAURANT OWNER I EXPECT PERFECTION IN MY COOKING.

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3.0

Not as hot as I thought it would be

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from Quesnel

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I shopped around a lot before choosing this brand and model. The burners him and click when maintaining a low temperature which drives me nuts. We have also had a very difficult time with cookware even though we've bought specialty pots for induction. Sizing is difficult for burner size and not all pots work on all burners. You can't use the power burst on 2 burners at a time either. I wouldn't buy it again.

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5.0

Excellent Cooktop

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I have never used a cooktop that can boil water so fast, neither gas or electric. Control over temperature is very fast and very consistent, from the hottest setting to just warm. The features are practical and uncomplicated to use, and clean up is as easy as it could possibly be. The only negative is that at high power my pans emit a low volume whining/screeching sound caused by the magnetic induction.

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Disappointed

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from Cave Creek, AZ

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As much as I loved my induction cooktop when I purchased it, here we are 3 years later and it does not function properly and will cost me $650 to fix. I expected more from kitchen aid!

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Sleek

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from Scottsdale, AZ

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I love the smooth design. No knobs to have to clean under! I like the induction cooking and the design is so sleek.

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Buyer Beware!!!!

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from Denver CO

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I have owned various KitchenAid appliances for over 30 years and have been reasonably satisfied with their quality and performance until recently. When remodeling our kitchen in 2012, I purchased a 30" KitchenAid induction cooktop (KICU500XBL) so this review is from 4 years of experience. The initial cooktop stopped working within a couple of months of installation and after about 3 weeks of diagnosis and discussion/negotiation with Whirlpool, they finally relented and replaced the unit. Unfortunately, the replacement unit was not much better. It too stopped working shortly after installation, but fortunately was repairable. Based on the serviceman's recommendation, I purchased an extended 3-year warranty, which I highly recommend if you can afford it. Fast forward to today, and the unit stopped working again with no power or display. I had a serviceman diagnose the problem and he concluded that the display and power control boards need to be replaced to the tune of over $1,000 - less than 4 years old and kaput! So now I'm discussing and negotiating with Whirlpool again to determine if the unit is repairable or other sort of settlement, which will leave me without a functioning cooktop for at least another 2 weeks. The saga continues and I know that I will never buy another KitchenAid induction cooktop and probably any other KitchenAid appliance. I strongly suggest that you evaluate numerous manufacturer's induction cooktops before purchasing a KitchenAid.

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5.0

induction Cooktop

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from Tennessee

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Love it! Easy to manage cooktop! Very slight, if any, splattering of food while cooking. Easiest cooktop top to clean ever!! It will always be an induction cooktop for me!

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5.0

Awesome cook top!

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from Seattle, WA

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We bought this a month ago and have loved it. It boils fast, works great and is a great size.

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1.0

DO NOT BUY - Glass broken

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from New York

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AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE> GO FOR ANOTHER BRAND. DO NOT STAND BEHIND THE PRODUCT.
We received a destroyed cooktop from the moment we opened the box. Kitchenaid did not want to send a replacement but told us to get a repairman. We purchased an entire Kitchenaid kitchen and will be cancelling the order and going with Samsung. Horrible customer service.

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4.0

Boils water in 2 minutes

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from Portland Oregon

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Boils water in 2 minutes. Easy to clean. Only downside is the humming sound during use, which is louder than the one i had previously at my prior home, which is a different brand.

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