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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
Basically useless appliance
Burners will not stay on. Even after we purchased all new Induction Cookware made for induction cooktops. We had several pots and pans that were magnetic but thought they were the problem so we...Read complete review
Burners will not stay on. Even after we purchased all new Induction Cookware made for induction cooktops. We had several pots and pans that were magnetic but thought they were the problem so we spent hundreds of dollars after we were told our original cookware was the issue. To cook anything we have to stand and turn the burners back on maybe ten times. The repairman said maybe water is the issue. Really!! Imagine a kitchen with zero water and no humidity. Very typical of GE products in the last couple years. I have cell phone videos of this cooktop just shutting off while in use.
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Comments about GE Cafe 36" Flagstone Gray Induction Cooktop:
Without an option for natural gas and not favoring electric cooking, we opted for induction. pretty cool technology. biggest difference is cookware and learning how to season magnetic stainless pans. I plan to enjoy this sleek cooktop for years to come
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Sleek and Efficient
from Sparta, NJ, United States
Love this cooktop... It is easy to use with its touch controls, heats up quickly with only compatable pots/pans... needed to buy some new ones, but was well worth it.
from Medford, OR, United States
As gas was not available in my area, chose induction cooktop. It boils water quickly and has worked well so far.
Induction is better then gas
from Wintergreen Resort, VA, United States
Got this cooktop to replace a gas unit. This is my second induction appliance so I'm used to it. All the advantages of gas with none of the downsides. Very responsive to temperature settings. Much easier to clean up spills since they don't get cooked on the unit. The glass top is easy to clean. We have to keep the keypad locked because it's too easy to accidentally turn an element on. The plus side is that any unit left on gets turned off if there's no pot on it. Bought the optional souls vide probe and it works well, keeping the pot plus/minus 2 degrees. Not as accurate as a circulating souls vide controller but ok for many things.
had one before we moved and wanted another inducti
from Hamilton MT
we got this about one month ago and have enjoyed using it
So glad I bought it
By Tootsa Bella
from Bella Vista, AR, United States
Keeps a constant temperature and is so easy to clean!
By Carol A
from Oxford, CT, United States
I love the ease of use of my new cooktop. The digital dials are easy to read and my food has cooked to perfection. The timer is a handy feature. A great advantage is that clean up is a breeze! The appearance of the cooktop is sleek and contemporary, and the neutral gray color is a perfect compliment to my granite countertop.
from Louisville, KY, United States
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Ripon, WI, United States
Install went easily. Cooktop functioned perfectly out of the box. Wife loves the color against the granite top. Calphalon 13 piece stainless triply set functioned with this cooktop. Controls are ergonomically nice and have instantaneous response. There is noise on high power but I do not find it objectionable.
from Tucson, AZ, United States
This is the best appliance I've ever owned! It boils water in seconds.
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