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KitchenAid - 36" Gas Cooktop - Stainless steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Strong Performer

    Posted
    kirch

    I wanted to wait a good while before reviewing this, as it's important to live with a product like this before passing judgement. It's been almost a year now since I purchased this at Best Buy. I cook often and make some labor intensive meals, so I'm pretty demanding of my cooktop. This 36" downdraft gas cooktop from Kitchen Aid is worth the money. I'm very satisfied. Many have questions about the effectiveness of the downdraft. While it's not as good as a traditional over the cooktop hood, it does a good enough job for us. No, it does not get rid of 100% the steam, etc. from whatever you're cooking, but when you don't have the option of a regular hood, this is more than adequate. I've had both hood and downdraft, and honestly, the difference isn't that big of a deal. If you're frying bacon, it doesn't matter if you have a downdraft or a hood, you'll have a similar result. Your kitchen/home will still smell like bacon. If I had to guess, I'd say it's at least 75% as good as a high CFM hood. In other words, it works just fine. In certain cooking situations, I use a simple trick to divert a majority of the steam or smoke to the downdraft by positioning a lid just off the pan/pot on the same side as the fan. It's pretty effective at catching the bulk of the exhaust. You'll see what I mean if you experiment a little with it. The downdraft compartment is easy to clean and the fan itself isn't overly noisy, although I rarely use it in the medium or high position. The low works good enough for me. The smallest burner is great for low, low simmering and the larger ones really put out some heat, boiling water faster than any cooktop/stove I've had in the past. There is plenty of room for multiple larger pots and pans at the same time without seeming crowded. It looks nice, is very easy to clean and has a sturdy, heavy duty feel to it. I'm very happy with this cooktop, and would gladly recommend it to anyone who's seriously into cooking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp product for new kitchen

    Posted
    Rick
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    This is a very nice gas cooktop for a new / newly remodeled kitchen. Easily installed and man does that downdraft vent fan pull on it’s high setting- good visual indicator of its power when you can see the flames bend toward the vent when the fan is cranked up. Easy maintenance/ cleanup design, well thought out burner and control placement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Cook Top

    Posted
    Jeff224
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    This is a great cook top. I love the five burner system. JenAir has an identical model for a few hundred more. Save your money and get this one. The only drawback to this unit is it will scratch if you use an abrasive cleaner like a greed backed sponge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very versatile downdraft cooktop

    Posted
    Dave
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    Cooktop work perfectly. Has a range of burners and ignites immediately. Good heat adjustment and strong downdraft fan. Also included is a "melt" pan pad for dispersing heat evenly across a saucepan, so it won't scorch or burn. If you need a downdraft cooktop, I recommend this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Upgrade

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    gary188
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    Replaced my 20 yr old glass top stove. Needed a downdraft stove-which limits choices. Found this one and liked it. now that it is installed, I really like it. Burners are well placed and versatile. Controls are convenient. looks great. Works nicely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent cooktop

    Posted
    BeeJay124
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    I have had my Kitchen Aid cook top for a little over a month now and could not be happier. Looks great and performs great. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a new cook top.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    high-quality cooktop

    Posted
    gtirod
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    Easy to assemble/install. Well made, looks great! No 5th star because the 4 burners are spaced closely. If you use huge pots/pans you’ll notice them touching and sometimes the flame won’t be central

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really like it so far

    Posted
    Charlie
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    Very much better than the old gas grill, it looks better, is easier to clean and it just works. Use it everyday, no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great cooktop

    Posted
    Nancyz
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    Love the new cooktop! Downdraft is very efficient and not as noisy as my old hood. Lots of heat from this compact unit and as easier to clean than my old viking cooktop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this stove

    Posted
    MrPoundSand
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    Installed this stove several weeks ago to replace a terrible Jenn Aire product. This a a great looking cooktop that far outperforms our old one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent cooktop for my downdraft system

    Posted
    shooshlardo
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    The cooktop is soooo great! at last I can cook decently on it. It is such a pleasure that I wonder how I could do without it. Install was very professional and quick. Thank you again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cooktop

    Posted
    Moke
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    It was difficult to find a good looking 36" gas cooktop with the downdraft built in. So excited to get this installed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Is professional grade, temp control excellent

    Posted
    RettaDbach04
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    Love my new cook top, so roomy, makes cooking easier and temperature control is great, my food turns out so much better, was a great decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Cook Top

    Posted
    ChristyB
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    My cook top has been hooked up for about a week and I love it. This is my first gas appliance and it looks and works great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Performance

    Posted
    Mike
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    Maybe it was because we replaced a 22 year old Jenn Air cooktop with this Kitchen Aid but the performance has exceeded our expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love my new stove top

    Posted
    GBGu
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    I love the extra burner, it’s more quite than my ge profile stove top, and it’s overall appearance has a more elegant look as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best cooktop

    Posted
    Reyes27
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    My husband works for construction and he has installed a lot of cooktops this is the best one so far

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cooktop

    Posted
    Josh
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    Very nice look and feel. The downdraft DOES pull the flame and heat, but there was no other option in my situation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cooktop

    Posted
    Mom3nani6
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    Enjoy cooking again using this cook top. College age granddaughters also enjoy using it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun for the weekend chef want to be

    Posted
    Weekendchef
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    Love it. Two skillets fit nicely plus space for another pot or two. Easy to clean. Nice level surface.

    I would recommend this to a friend