The house we built is in a rural area. I didn't want to deal with a large propane tank for gas, but I didn't want high electric bills. That's why I got this induction cooktop. But saving on electric bills is just one of the reasons I love this. It's a dark gray which I like better than solid black because it goes better with my countertops. It's super easy to clean and always looks good. My former gas cooktop was a nightmare to clean and didn't even look that good after I cleaned it. This cooktop has a feature where you can sync two burners together to make one large cooking surface. They even include the griddle-type pan to do it. I thought of it as a gimmick I would never use. Turns out that I love it. I use it to brown large quantities of meat before I put the meat into the crockpot. You could also use it to make something like pancakes. The cooktop brings water to boiling in virtually no time, so I can cook pasta very quickly. Once you take the pot off the burner, the burner shuts off automatically. Also, if you turn down the "heat", it happens instantly. It also has a kitchen timer, which is a nice bonus. I've been using it for about three months now and I couldn't be happier.
So excited to receive - swapped with old standard cooktop - took less than 15 minutes -3 wires and done. What an impressive unit. Be warned, you have to adjust your way to cook if you aren't used to induction (as we weren't), but worth it.
I purchased a combo of all three appliances. A cooktop, an oven and a hood! This is an excellent stovetop that can really allow you to stir-fry and pan-grill. Awesome unit. Very please with the quality and performance This is a fantastic price on this appliance. I could not find it locally or online for a cheaper price.
I purchased this in order to have burners that pots can slide on. The grates are cast iron which mean the coating won't rub off like on all other gas stovetops I've owned. It would have cost nearly the same to replace my 4 worn out grates as it did to purchase a whole new stovetop. What I love: High quality look of stovetop. The big burner on the left has 2 rings of gas fire. It quickly boils water and produces high heat. In fact, all the burners are much better than my old stovetop. There are 3 grates which lie vertical - much less work to remove and clean around. They don't wobble. SS seems to clean up easy and doesn't leave water marks. The knobs are in front - not on the side taking up space. The knobs feel quality and heavy - nicer than the plastic ones Shipped in a secure box to protect stove. What I don't like (but I've learned to get over it!): All the burners fire to light when you try to ignite a single burner (an outcome of the cheaper price). The knobs are different than my old ones. You press, turn and hold for a few seconds and then release to ignite. The grates sit high off the stovetop. The metal ring around the gas burner is not rolled. When cleaning the stove, my finger slid under it and sliced it open. They also tend to discolor with use but I imagine a quick scour or spray with oven cleaner will remove it. The knob lighting symbols are painted onto the stove top surface. I have to be sure to NEVER use a magic eraser or abrasive cleaner. Installation tips: You may need to adjust the flame height after installation for optimum lighting. They give you solid directions on how to do this. Use the packaging materials to help protect your stovetop when installing it. The SS surface will scratch (like all metal surfaces). I installed this myself. Be sure to check and tighten all preinstalled gas lines before dropping in your stovetop. There is one piece that is loosely screwed on from the manufacturer and needs to have gas tape/sealant and tightened. I found out quickly after I turned the gas back on.
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