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superb cooking performance- the high heating center burner sears meats and handles stir frys with ease. Water boils quickly and even when cold items are added, comes up to boil again quickly. Side...Read complete review
superb cooking performance- the high heating center burner sears meats and handles stir frys with ease. Water boils quickly and even when cold items are added, comes up to boil again quickly. Side griddle is an amazing bonus - like bringing in your outside BBQ grill. Drawback features are very heavy grates (to lift off for cleaning), no included vent so we had to have a custom one put in and I just think the grates should be a half inch lower to have less heat escape. Not sure why the grates need to be so high. These are just cosmetic though - cannot fault the performance at all and it is very easy to clean. Still looks sparkling and stylish even after 3 months of heavy use.
Most Liked Negative Review
Somewhat disappointed but works ok
I bought this cooktop about a month ago and was excited to give it a go!First, let me say, I love the look of the cooktop (except the height of...Read complete review
I bought this cooktop about a month ago and was excited to give it a go!First, let me say, I love the look of the cooktop (except the height of the grates) and I love the fact that it's a five burner. I wanted the controls in the front and I really liked how GE (and other manufacturers make it, too) placed the front two burners, using as much of the footprint as possible, instead of a straight front surface, which would use less cooking surface area. This design allows for more grill coverage. Now, will I end up using all five burners in any given time? I hope so and I hope it's not "big pots" that they won't all fit over the burners.As my handyman was installing, we noticed the opening was a bit bigger than I would have liked because there was 5/8" gap in the depth and 1/2" gap in the width area. I had an electric glass cooktop (did love the cleaning aspect of it) that had a straight corner cut out on my granite when granite was installed 9 years ago. This cooktop has a "rounded" corners so in order to cover the straight 90 degree angles on either sides of the cutout, we had to pull the cooktop all the way to the front, leaving 5/8" gap in the very back, allowing food/oil, etc. to fall onto the top of my oven (which is just below it, also GE model PT925SNSS) and even with that, it BARELY covered the corners of the cutout! Now, I'm needing to have some sort of a long piece of "something" to cover the gap in the back that this cooktop doesn't cover, ugh!However, that's not my biggest problem. Now that I have had first hand experience with using this cooktop, as with other reviews, I have to complain about the height of the grates. why are the grates positioned so high up above the flames??? The heat really does seem to escape because your pot/pan is positioned higher than the other gas cooktops I've seen and used. Also, if you don't have a large enough pot/pan covering the burner, you're sure to have very hot handles because the heat from the flames will escape out of the sides of the burners and heat the handles up so that you can't touch them without using some potholders. I already had low clearance when I cooked in my flat glass cooktop because my over the range microwave sat further down from the cupboard than it should have, by code, so now, my clearance is lost by about another 2.5 inches. I decided to go with this model, despite the loss of clearance because I know we'll replace the cabinets in the future. And I intend to raise those stupidly low cupboard above the cooktop by six inches or just have a range hood above it.I use a lot of very small pots and the only burner that's small enough to use efficiently is the middle (the triple flame burner) and use the middle smallest burner. Is that crazy or what?!?!?! If I want to use the smallest burner and a triple flame burner, I obviously can't. The other two "smaller" burners are still not small enough to use with my small pots.The reviews about "taking longer to boil" is really true. I was skeptical when I read reviews about how slow it boiled but you know what, it's really true. I was surprised at how slow it did boil. My guess is it's because part of the heat is lost due to the height of the grates.After having used it only a couple of weeks I'm finding the position of the two smaller and two larger burner positioning to be weird. Why didn't GE place one smaller burner in the opposite side of the other smaller burner so we can use one smaller and one larger, instead of both in the front or both in the back? That, honestly, didn't make any sense to me.Also, the knob that controls the griddle controls both burners at the same time so you can't adjust one burner at a time. GE, did you think about the fact that we, as consumers, might want to have one burner to use as a "warmer" plate and the other burner as the "cooking" plate??? Obviously not!!!Lastly, and this, frankly, is astounding to me. Why did you not make the control knobs removable????????????? Has your QM department not tested this model before it was sent to manufacturing? Hasn't anyone at GE ever cleaned gas cooktop knobs??? Do you know how much more convenient it is to clean your cooktop when your knobs are removable? And why are the knobs not metal? They are cheap hard plastic material that's made to look like metal finish. I hope they don't break on my like some of the reviews mentioned.That's all I have to say. If GE is reading my review, I would be very interested in speaking to someone to discuss these concerns so you can implement them in your next model. Thank you!
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Since when is a cooktop sexy? This one is!
from Rosharon, TX, United States
Comments about GE Cafe 30" Stainless Steel Built-In Gas Cooktop:
We built a custom home and could not get the Profile cooktop that we originally specified, and they suggested this one. Okay, I think I'll like a fifth burner. So when I finally got the conversion kit to propane, I fired this baby up. It resembles the space shuttle on takeoff! Awesome fifth burner for large pots of noodles! I can't wait to try the griddle accessories!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Grates are too far from burner causing inefficient
from Powell, OH, United States
I didn't read reviews before purchase, however we noticed grates are too high above the burner hence causing inefficient cooking. I hope GE would provide alternate less height grates.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Sleek design and quality product
By Chrissy AZ
from Gilbert, AZ
We upgraded to a package with all of the GE Cafe Series products and could not be happier!
Only center burner boils!
from Spring, TX, United States
I have had this cooktop for 18 months. The only burner that has any power is the center burner! When I cook on the front two larger burners I almost always have the knob set to high to get anything done. I very seldom use the back ones, just not very useful except to simmer. I'm considering looking for a more "useful" cooktop. Very disappointed considering what this one cost!
burner grates too high
from Colorado Springs, CO, United States
we could not look at the cook top prior to the purchase, as this was a builder option. I have seen other customers complaining about the height of the burner grates and how it takes a long time for cooking. I have been using this cooktop for the past 3 years, and it is true, the only burner where you can really cook is the middle one, other burners are only useless, as the pot sits very high above the flame. I love the cooktop, except for this issue, I am seriously considering changing to another brand with lower grate position.
from Cranbury Township, NJ, United States
The GECooke top was installed by the builder and it is very bad . Only the center one is good , all the side one are waste and the flames from the side doesn't work properly
Looks and works great, love the griddle.
from Wilton Manors, FL, United States
Love the product, just wish the grates were just a little shorter so pans were a little closer to the flame.
looks amazing, cooks even better!
from Antioch, IL, United States
i cook ALOT, and have never cooked on a cooktop where it evenly distributes the heat throughout the entire pan... A+++
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