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30" Electric Cooktop with 5 Elements and Knob Controls - Black

Model # KCES550HBL

 4.3 out of 5 (8 Reviews)

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This 30" electric cooktop has performance that more than backs up its timeless style. Features include a 10'' Even-Heat Ultra Power Element with Simmer Setting, a 6'' Even-Heat Element with Melt Setting, and 10"/6" Ultra Power Double-Ring Round Element designed to accommodate both large stock pots and six-inch saute pans with ease and handle rapid boiling, searing and wok cooking.

Features:

  • 10'' Even-Heat Ultra Power Element with Simmer Setting - Provides greater versatility for high and low temperature cooking techniques. Even-Heat Technology maintains a constant supply of power and delivers a range of simmer settings.
  • 6'' Even-Heat Element with Melt Setting - Combines the benefits of Even-Heat Technology with a dedicated setting that reaches the low temperatures needed to melt chocolate or butter without scorching.
  • 10''/6'' Ultra Power Double-Ring Round Element - Combines two element sizes in one, making it a perfect fit for large stock pots or six-inch saute pans alike, and ideal for a wide range of tasks from rapid boiling and searing to wok cooking.
  • 8'' 1800-Watt Round Element - Efficiently heats a variety of pan sizes and can reach a power output of up to 1800-watts for every day use.
  • 6'' 1200-Watt Round Element - Can reach a power output of up to 1200-watts to handle your daily cooking needs.
  • Hot Surface Indicator - Protects you by providing a visual indication if a cooking surface is on or still hot, so you can create with confidence.
Specifications
Dimensions
Cutout Depth Max 20-9/16 in
Cutout Depth Min 20-3/8 in
Cutout Width Max 29-9/16 in
Cutout Width Min 29-1/16 in
Depth 21-3/4 in
Height 5-1/4 in
Maximum Height 5-1/4 in
Width 30-13/16 in
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant ADA Height and Operation Compliant
Cooktop Type Standard
Fuel Type Electric
Installs Over Built-In Oven Yes
LP Convertible No
Power Boost No
Size 30 in
Controls
Infinite Heat Controls Yes
Knob Type Metal
Cooktop Details
Automatic Pan Detection No
Center Rear Element-Burner Power 1800W
Center Rear Element-Burner Size 8""
Cooktop Element Style Radiant
Cooktop Surface Material Glass
Downdraft Vent No
Heating Element On Indicator Light Yes
Hot Surface Indicator Light Yes
Left Front Element-Burner Type Dual
Left Rear Element-Burner Type Standard
Number of Cooking Element-Burners 5
Power Outage Compatible No
Right Front Element-Burner Power 3200/2300W
Right Rear Element-Burner Power 1300W
Appearance
Digital Display No
Certifications
ADA Compliant ADA Height and Operation Compliant
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov .
Electrical
208V Compatible Yes
Hz 60
Power Cord Included No
Volts 240
Features
Griddle NA
Power Outage Compatible No
EndecaProps
ProductOutletCategories Cooking

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4.3

out of 5 (8 Reviews)

87% of reviewers recommend this product.

Nice design

Submitted by Wayne 55 - 6/27/2019

Renovated to new design and happy we did go with KitchenAid
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Yes, I recommend this product

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Sleek and efficient

Submitted by Anyone - 6/14/2019

Ultra high burners are quick heating and the 5-burner feature makes meal preparation a breeze.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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Beautiful cooktop

Submitted by sakb - 5/2/2019

I am enjoying this cooktop. I have been very careful with it since other reviews said it scratched easily. I have not had any issues thus far. One knob does turn on opposite of the other- have to pay attention. I have not found that having 5 burners were necessary. Would probably just go with 4 like I had before if I had it to do over again. Seems to take a lot longer to heat up what I am cooking, but not a problem.
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Love the 5 burners

Submitted by Alpatt - 5/1/2019

I bought this to replace a 15 year old, 4 burner version. I love the 5 burners and the ability to vary the heat distribution based in pan size. Once thing that could be vetted is the knob control visuals. Hard to see.
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GREAT FEATURES!

Submitted by DA1040 - 4/29/2019

I BOUGHT THIS A MONTH AGO AND I LOVE IT! IT IS SO NICE TO COOK ON. THE BURNER GETS HOT RIGHT AWAY.
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High performance, poor design

Submitted by MattK - 2/13/2019

This cooktop heats quickly and gets hotter than other brands I have owned. I'm only giving it 2 stars because of the wobbly knobs that feel like they are going to break any day, and the inconsistent controls that force you to "read" the cooktop every time you use the front burners. The 3 back burner controls are no problem. They all operate in the same direction, meaning High is in the 7 o-clock position and you turn the knob to the right to go to Low, at the 5 o'clock position. This is backwards (most cooktop knobs rotate to the right to get hotter) but you can get used to this. The real issue is the controls for the 2 front burners. They are totally opposite of each other in terms of the dual burner function and which way you rotate them to go hotter!!! Why on earth would KitchenAid do this??? Zoom in on the picture of the controls to see what I'm talking about. The bottom line is you have read the controls every time you turn on (or adjust) one of the front burners.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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Great product

Submitted by Wink1981 - 1/21/2019

Bought this during my kitchen remodel and love it. I would have given it a 5-star if the glass top didn't scratch so easily. But I've learned to wipe off both the cooktop and the bottom of my pans before putting them on the cooktop
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love all the burners

Submitted by kintrye - 1/10/2019

good quality heats up really fast, good features like dual or single burners in the same spot
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