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Most Liked Positive Review
A couple of small issues from perfect!
We installed GE's new 36" Cafe induction cooktop 1 week ago, and have to say, it is amazing!!! Even after watching many different videos online about the amazing things induction...Read complete review
We installed GE's new 36" Cafe induction cooktop 1 week ago, and have to say, it is amazing!!! Even after watching many different videos online about the amazing things induction can do, it was still mind boggling to see it in person!! The sheer speed at which you can boil cold water straight from the tap, is unbelievable! So is the instant response when the power level is adjusted! Since there are no hot burners, there's no worry of hard to clean messes from splatters, like on radiant glass cooktops. Now more specific to this cooktop, we love using the griddle on the sync burners!! The top also has a nice size range for each element, unlike most earlier units. You don't have to use cookware the size of the element or larger, you can go quite a bit smaller, and it still works. The top is really nice looking, especially while in use! The LEDs are vibrant and crisp, with a nice design, that reminds me of cool digital gauges from a sports car!! Now a miss that was disappointing. The individual timers for each element, which was a pretty big selling point over many others that don't have that feature, can't be used in conjunction with the kitchen timer that just chimes when it times out. You either have the kitchen timer, which we mostly use, or you have to go into custom settings to have the individual timers that will shut the element off when time is up. Also, it would be quicker and easier to use if you could select an element, then set a time; instead of scrolling from left to right through each element to set them. The next disappointment is the owners manual and installation instructions. They are almost non-existent. They aren't completely specific to the unit. Some parts are, but others are meant more for others, such as the sizes listed for the cutout dimensions. The sizes listed in the instructions are larger than the unit actually is, which led to us having too large of a cutout in our counter, and the new unit not covering the entire hole. I had looked online at the sizes in the instructions, which were exactly what our old cooktop was, but the unit is a half inch less front to back (20-3/8" is the correct size). Now we have to hide the crack somehow or replace our counter sooner than planned. The last miss was the foam tape that is supplied to go between the glass and the counter top. We didn't even get enough to go around a 30" cooktop. I had to stretch each piece to the point of it starting to tear, just to get 3 of the 4 sides. I needed another 21" to finish it (haven't notified GE yet to see how they handle things of that nature).
Most Liked Negative Review
Works great but failed once
We very much enjoy this unit as our first induction cooktop. It looks great and performance is as expected. I agree with some of the critical comments on the installation instructions as not specific...Read complete review
We very much enjoy this unit as our first induction cooktop. It looks great and performance is as expected. I agree with some of the critical comments on the installation instructions as not specific to this item but common sense should have you work through it easily. Also agree on the cutoff size being a little bit off as the size is a hair less than indicated. As a result I have the uncomfortable impression that the unit is holding by the cover glass as opposed to the metal lip so am hesitant to put too much weight on it. My biggest concern though is that three months after install, the two lateral zones stopped working (woke up one morning and both zones had fried control panels and the breaker had tripped). This was fixed under the one year warranty but now I am hesitant to dismiss the extended warranty offers on this item. I have seen only one review reporting similar issue so hard to say if I was unlucky at this point. Because of that I would not recommend to a friend, although I very much enjoy the product..
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1 Year Of Use And Performing Well
By Craig NC
from North Carolina
Comments about GE Cafe 36" Flagstone Gray Induction Cooktop:
We have had this cook top for one year, using it nearly every day and it seems to be reliable. I have nothing negative to say. It heats quickly, but as impressive, is the instantaneous response to reducing the heat if the boil is too rapid.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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GE Cafe Series 36" Induction Stove Top
By Dinkus McGee
from Oregon, United States
I was given an in-person review of this stove top in the store, and was going to get the 30" and decided to go ahead and get the 36". What a great choice! Looks beautiful and the best cooking experience I've ever had!!!!! Boils in less than 2 1/2 minutes or better if you have the right pots. Easy to clean and love the extra burner, and the glide controls, too! I'd never go back to gas or electric.
Great cooktop but very sensitive
from Champaign, IL
I recently remodeled my kitchen and put in this stove. I love the appearance and the functionality; however, it is very sensitive. I have yet to find a set of stainless steel pans that work. We will put the pans on medium and the stove will turn off after only being on five minutes. We are now trying various pans to see what we can use that will actually work. Had I known the difficulty in finding pans, I would more than likely have chosen against induction.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
New technology works!
By The Omaha Builder
from Nebraska, United States
This is our first induction cooktop. It works very well. It heats pans and contents quickly, cooks well at low temperature also. Not noisy. There is a lot of stainless and aluminum with stainless base cookware that works well.
Induction cook top
from Sequim, WA
Great cooktop. Very fast and efficient. I like the safety features like auto shut off. Cool to the touch. Looks good too.
I bought this product & it didn't work
from Boston, MA, United States
I had to call GE appliances to fix it ! They came & order parts ! They came later to install them but still didn't work! They called GE factory & after more attempts finally they got it to work
from Alabama, United States
Best looking induction cook top in our opinion. Controls work well and cooking performance is as expected. Only issue was that the supplied foam tape that is applied under the outer edge of the cooktop during installation was severely distorted as received and difficult to apply correctly. Otherwise, no cosmetic or performance issues.
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Defective Product- Cooktop does not work
from Gaston, OR, United States
We purchased this for a new home on 11/3/16. We moved into the home Christmas week needing cooking appliances for family guests for the holiday. We purchased a J.A. Henckels induction cookware in advance. At first use, the sync burners did not work, immediately shut off. Tried to boil pasta, stayed on for a couple of minutes and shut off. In fact, all of the burners shut off just after a short time for no reason. Now, we have no cooktop for the family gathering during the holidays, very upset! . Buyer BEWARE of this model. You are taking you're chances if you do, as I see that some work, and others don't.
this cooktop is pretty incredible.. can boil water in under a minute>>! my only comment is that i wish the entire surface was a cooktop.. that would allow me to sneak another pan on the top instead of using the designated "elements"
from West Des Moines, IA, United States
Great induction speed!! Love the 2 burners that link together so that you can use the skillet that is included.
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