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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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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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Boils water in 2 minutes
from Portland Oregon
Comments about KitchenAid 30" Black Induction Cooktop:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A great product!
from Quebec, QC
I bought this cooktop one month ago. This is my first induction cooktop. What a great product, with the special touch of KitchenAid. I really appreciated my choice.
BUYER BE AWARE!!!!!!!!
from Orlando, FL
I would put 0 stars if I could! Do not buy this cook top! This is the worst appliance I ever had!This cooktop burned twice in a matter of a 6 month. First time it burned after 3 months of use. Leaving my family and my one years old son without cook top for almost one month. they wanted to repair it but parts were on a back order. No timeline, no answers when it might be replaced. NOTHING. They finally replaced unit because kitchen aid couldn't find a parts. This Thursday it got burned again, after another 3 month. What a quality! Moreover, it's sparkled and lite up like a Christmas tree. Very dangerous! This is 240 watts cooktop. In addition to that, customer service scheduled my appointment on Saturday and confirmed it twice; however, today I found out that Appliance repair center was not even open on Saturdays. I've cancelled my weekend plans for this appointment...... Just a waste of time and money. Highly recommend you to buy a different brand, which now I'm going to do myself!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Great Induction Cooktop
We've had this for a couple months. Very easy to use. The layout of the burners works well and heats up lightning fast!
easy to use
so easy to use and heats up fast!!
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Portland, Or
We absolutely love our new cooktop. Boils water and cooks everything in record time. I highly recommend this product!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Love it! Buying a second one.
from Ann Arbor
We bought this cooktop 2 years ago. We never used induction before, but liked the idea of faster heating and great cleanup. We absolutely love it! Yes, it took a little learning to use. For example, don't turn your back on it cuz it cooks fast, especially in the high settings. It cleans wonderfully. Still looks like new. And, yes, you need to have the right kind of pans. We got a great set for under $200, so no problem. We own 5 Kitchenaid appliances and this cooktop is the very best. We're now moving and we need to replace the appliances at our next home. We KNOW that the induction cooktop will be the first kitchen appliance that we buy. (PS, I'm an actual, non-paid reviewer. I don't work for Kitchenaid. This truly is my personal experience.)
Wonderful Induction Cooktop
from Horseshoe Bay, TX
This is my first induction cooktop, it is so great, it took a little time to get used to it, easy to cook on and I especially like the bridge function.
(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
from Provo, UT
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Need a Griddle for the Induction Bridge Feature
So far I like the induction cook top, have had it a month and a half. I need a griddle to do pancakes that will fit the bridge burners. Would like it coated for easy cleanup. Please give me some suggestions to look at because I cannot find one anywhere even on your website. Speaking of that, I did see the picture of a griddle you have on your website with the induction cook top section that has vegetables grilling on the "bridge." It would appear the grill/griddle used is much bigger than the bridge, which only measures 15 1/4" by 7 1/4". Can the griddle be bigger than the bridge cooking surface because I don't believe there is a griddle or grill out there that fits the "well" touted "bridge" feature? I will rate this higher if you can produce a griddle to use on the "bridge."
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