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KitchenAid 30" Stainless Steel Induction Electric Cooktop - KICU500XSS

Abt Model: KICU500XSS | UPC Code: 883049202402
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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/ Stainless Steel Finish
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KitchenAid 30" Stainless Steel Induction Electric Cooktop, Model KICU500XSS

Features:

  • 10" 3200-watt element accommodates the high-temperature cooking methods required for some recipes
  • Performance boost function allows you to exceed maximum heat-level setting for up to 10 minutes 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
  • Melt & Hold function uses low power levels for melting delicate ingredients or keeping cooked food warm

Specifications:

Performance

  • Fuel Type: Electric
  • Element Type: Induction
  • Number of Elements: 4

Cooktop

  • Left Front Element Type: Single-Ring Round
  • Left Front Element Size: 6"
  • Left Rear Element Type: Single-Ring Round
  • Left Rear Element Size: 10"
  • Center Front Element Type: Induction Single
  • Right Front Element Type: Single-Ring Round
  • Right Front Element Size: 7"
  • Right Rear Element Type: Single-Ring Round
  • Right Rear Element Size: 9
  • Heat-Level Settings: 9
  • Performance Boiling Boost: Yes
  • Pan Size Detection: Yes
  • Simmer: Yes
  • Melt & Hold: Yes
  • Minute Timer: Yes
  • All Element Power Off: Yes

Design

  • Cooktop Design: Ceramic Glass
  • Cooktop Controls: G8 Tap Touch
  • Hot Surface Indicator: 4

General

  • Left Front Element Wattage (@240V): 1400/1800 Boost
  • Left Rear Element Wattage (@240V): 2300/3200 Boost
  • Right Front Element Wattage (@240V): 1400/1800 Boost
  • Right Rear Element Wattage (@240V): 2300/3200 Boost

Electrical

  • 40 Amps. 60 Hz. 240 V

Approximate Dimensions:

  • 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 112 reviews)

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75%

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

Glad we bought the cooktop

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from DOYLESTOWN PA

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Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

When shopping to replace our failed Jenn air cooktop, we were considering all of the leading brands-- GE, Bosch, Jenn air, and Kenmore. I read the reviews of many models within these brands, and found reviewers complaining of problems for all these brands. The leading problem was cookware compatibility. I went to cookware sites like WS, and read what readers shared regarding compatibility of various brands. I saw the fewest issues with kitchen aid. I was a little leery about buying another kitchen aid appliance, given the bad luck I had with one of their refrigerators. We've had the cooktop for a few months now and are very happy.

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4.0

Overall great

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from Seattle, WA

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Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

I'm enjoying the induction cooking so far. It looks great in my kitchen. My only issue is with cleaning it. Ceramabrite was recommended to clean it, and I find it takes a while to buff it so it's not streaked. That might just be me figuring out the amount of cleaner necessary.

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2.0

Bridging feature, induction cooktop

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from Anchorage, AK

Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

At the recommendation of the salesman, we purchased a 4 element induction cooktop with largely based on the bridging (oval pan/griddle) feature. The bridging function is useless as there is no cookware manufacturer who sells an appropriately sized griddle. We were persuaded to buy this unit based on the flexibility that the bridging feature seems to provide. I would recommend you taking the time to do web research on user experience with the unit before purchasing. It seems unreasonable to create the bridging function and then not have a suitable griddle available.

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5.0

LOVE!

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from Auburn, AL

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Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

Boils water quickly and super easy to clean.

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2.0

Not impressed

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from Thief River Falls, MN

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Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

The cooktop randomly turns off when I'm cooking and won't turn back on until several minutes have passed.

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5.0

Cooktop!

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from Royal Palm Beach FL

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Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

Absolutely love this kitchen aid product, the design and quality of this induction cook top is amazing. Very easy to use and clean! Exactly what I was looking for!

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5.0

Sleek and fast.

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from Rock Falls, WI

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Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Electric Cooktop:

First induction cooktop for me. I enjoy the way it cooks and its convenience I'm still getting use to the induction method, but already like it better than the electric cooktop it replaced. Easier to control the heat level, less burning. Sleek surface with no knobs.

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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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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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