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Finesse and Brute Force--Capable of both
My builder installed this stove and I'm motivated to write this in order to provide my personal experience with the stove over the past 60 days. I was nervous about the stove due to...Read complete review
My builder installed this stove and I'm motivated to write this in order to provide my personal experience with the stove over the past 60 days. I was nervous about the stove due to the negative reviews here, but was quick to find out that perhaps the people writing negativity likely don't know how to use an advanced stovetop properly. I've cooked at a restaurant on a professional stove and know that this unit is exceptional. On the low setting, it has the finesse required to make the most delicate sauces and enough power on Lo to cook rice properly. Although you cannot SEE a huge difference on the flame from Lo to Hi, I guarantee you that you see the results in the pan. There is a definite difference in the heat provided on the numerical adjustment from Lo to Hi. I like to fry eggs on 8 initially and I drop the temp to 4 to cook them thru at the end. On the other end of the spectrum, power boil has enough brute force for the best sear or an acceptable output for quick boils. I've used the wok grate for my round bottom wok and not only does it cradle my wok perfectly, but there is enough heat output for an acceptable stir-fry. The only function that i wish this unit had was an inner burner like the viking or wolf models, but I didn't have the money for one of those models. I've successfully used a 8-inch skillet on Hi, so you don't need oversized pans. My advice is to think about the flexibility of this stovetop and understand that you can have finesse or you can go crazy hot if you need to. Bon Appetit!
Most Liked Negative Review
We purchased this cooktop when building our new house. My husband and I love to cook and loved the idea of having so much cook space and being able to put 6 pots/pans...Read complete review
We purchased this cooktop when building our new house. My husband and I love to cook and loved the idea of having so much cook space and being able to put 6 pots/pans on at once. I was instantly concerned the first time I used the cooktop. The "powerboil" option is basically "hi" and "hi" is basically "low," anything below the "hi" setting is completely unusable to cook (not even to simmer). After using it for almost a month and reading some reviews I was convinced that there was a problem and that it could be adjusted, but the technician came and told me it is working perfectly! I'm not aware of any other GE models built like this, and my cabinets were built specifically for this model, so now I'm stuck with a ridiculously expensive cooktop that barely functions.
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18,000 BTU or 0 BTU, worthless
from Phoenix, AZ, United States
Comments about GE Cafe 36" Stainless Steel Gas Rangetop:
I love the look of this, but unfortunately I bought it before seeing the numerous reviews showing the poorly designed burners. We've been in the middle of a kitchen remodel for a few months and it finally got installed. I actually disconnected and reconnected it 3 times trying to figure out if I had restricted flow, but it's perfectly installed. The thing just has a poor design, between the grate height and poor adjustability of the burner. I wanted it in order to match the rest of the cafÃ© appliances, but I should've just broken up the package to get a better quality rangetop.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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You can Simmer!
from Mechanicsville, VA, United States
We love that we can now simmer!! We can also cook fast! Loving the gas top! Only complaint is trying to keep it clean.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
problem in manufacturing
By jb 1423
from California, United States
I bought this range top and the flame on this range top is really inadequate when you place the dial on high or medium it is almost off this really needs to be looked into
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from Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Burners are too low
By Upset again
We bought this very expensive cooktop in replacement of our old melee unfortunately this product does not have a very high flame basically a simmering throughout the whole range except for the boil
I love having 6 big burners
from Winnsboro, TX, United States
I purchased this range top because it had 6 big burners to cook on.It's very easy to keep clean.It's a very classy looking range top. I love how it looks in my kitchen.
Looks great--works terrible!!!!
from St. Louis, MO, United States
I just got this range top and can't tell you how upset I am at its performance. I looked online to see if anyone else was having this problem, and found the reviews below. I can't say any more than what paige95 and others said about how bad the burner control is. The numbers on the knobs are absolutely useless. I could get water to boil faster on my old 20year old electric stove. Don't buy!!!!!!!!!!!!
EXCELLENT PRODUCT, LOVE THE EVEN HEAT BURNERS.
from South Carolina, United States
I HAVE BUILT 3 HOUSES IN THE LAST 10 YEARS AND HAD GE APPLIANCES IN ALL OF THEM. I LIKE THE LOOK, QUALITY AND RELIABILITY OF THE PRODUCTS.
Great Cooktop..all the way around!
from Waterloo, IL, United States
We've been in our new home 3 months and I love this cooktop. I love how the flame adjusts from super high to low. No problems with our cooktop. All 6 burners adjust about the same. I love the double gas level. Easy to clean and looks great!
Nice Looking Stove top
from Indio, CA, United States
This stove top came with new house package. We love the looks and the max BTUs. However, the knob marking are deceiving. With the gradient markings it looking like you have continuous flame control. The reality is there is little flame output change from 7 to 4 and from 4 to low.
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