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Kitchen-Aid 30.8125" Electric Cooktop - Black with Stainless Steel

  • Model: KICU500XSS
  • Electric
  • 30.8125" Wide
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Fuel Type
Electric
Width
30.8125" Wide
Additional Features
Induction Cooktop With 4 Elements, Performance Boost Function, Touch-Activated Controls, Simmer & Melt & Hold Functions
Dimensions
30.8(w) X 2.3(h) X 21.3(d)
Shipping Weight
51 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

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Kitchen-Aid 30.8125" Electric Cooktop - Black with Stainless Steel
 
3.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Performance (6)
  • Convenient features (3)
  • Innovative (3)

Cons

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      5.0

      Very satified with operation however we had to buy new pots & pans etc.

      By kralph

      from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Comments about Kitchen-Aid 30.8125" Electric Cooktop - Black with Stainless Steel:

      This is the first time we have used an induction cooktop & are very happy with it's operation so far.

       
      4.0

      Excellent except for the misleading term "bridge"

      By gadgetman

      from Nashua, NH, United States

      Comments about Kitchen-Aid 30.8125" Electric Cooktop - Black with Stainless Steel:

      I echo almost everything that you read in the five-star reviews. Super-fast preheating, precise control, no excess heat in the kitchen, etc. It's especially good for cast iron, which can take a long time to heat up. My one caveat, which knocks it down a star for me: the "bridge" element doesn't exist. When you initiate that feature, it simply controls two separate round elements at the same level. There are no additional electronics in the bow tie-shaped connecting area..meaning that a griddle that spans the burners will not heat evenly. On our old smoothtop, conventional range, that area actually heated up. There's at least one Bosch induction model that does the same. This was the primary reason I purchased this particular model, and if you're counting on a nice, large, evenly-heated area for pancakes, steaks, etc., pick another model. If the bridge burner isn't a concern to you, go for it: it's an otherwise wonderful cooktop.

       
      5.0

      Kitchenaid Induction Cooktop

      By cara

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Kitchen-Aid 30.8125" Electric Cooktop - Black with Stainless Steel:

      Love it, love it, love it !!! It's so easy to use and easy to clean.

       
      4.0

      Works well, had to be retrained regarding the controls, not as noisy as some people were noticing

      By steves

      from Brooklyn, MI, United States

      Comments about Kitchen-Aid 30.8125" Electric Cooktop - Black with Stainless Steel:

      I would buy this product again, only 5 months old. I would like to post in two or three years to see if performance continues.

       
      4.0

      Broken too soon

      By Socks

      from Phoenix, AZ, United States

      Comments about Kitchen-Aid 30.8125" Electric Cooktop - Black with Stainless Steel:

      Right after purchase, there is a "short". Flashing lights for two burner controls. First circuit board didnt work...am waiting on another and repairman.

       
      1.0

      Not so lucky

      By Rita H

      from Hurst, TX, United States

      Comments about Kitchen-Aid 30.8125" Electric Cooktop - Black with Stainless Steel:

      I have had 4 different units, all blew out when boiling water on the back burner.

       
      1.0

      Sorry I bought this product. Do not recommend

      By lbauman

      from Kirkland, WA, United States

      Comments about Kitchen-Aid 30.8125" Electric Cooktop - Black with Stainless Steel:

      We have been using this for two weeks and had to buy all new cookware. First, one of the elements wouldn't stay on and when we had a technician come to fix it we discovered that each element requires a pan with a bottom surface the size of the element for it to work. A wok doesn't keep on the element as the bottom surface area is too small. Plus in the first week, while moving a pan off it's element, the surface scratched. That seems ridiculous since we are using approved cookware. You need to know what you are getting into.

       
      5.0

      Great new way of cooking.

      By crosend

      from Johns Island, SC, United States

      Comments about Kitchen-Aid 30.8125" Electric Cooktop - Black with Stainless Steel:

      We bought the induction cooktop for our new house. I liked the fact that it heats the pan and doesn't throw a lot of heat into the room. It can boil water in about a minute. You have to pay attention to it at first because it heats up so fast. We love it.

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      1.0

      This cooktop is completely unreliable

      By DeeZapointed

      from Niskayuna

      Pros

      • Convenient Features
      • Easy to use
      • Performance

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kitchen-Aid 30.8125" Electric Cooktop - Black with Stainless Steel:

        This cooktop is great... WHEN IT WORKS! Unfortunately, it already broke down on me two times in 8 months. Each time, I was left without a cooktop for weeks. Now I am stuck with this thing in which I have zero confidence, and just wait for it to break down a third time. Do yourself a favor: don't buy this unit. Don't get me wrong: I love it when it works. It does everything an induction cooktop is supposed to do, and very well. Let me add that all my appliances are Kitchenaid, so I have nothing against this brand. But this particular unit was clearly not ready for primetime. Maybe in a few years, after the engineers have come up with a new version of the same unit, it will be ready. But right now, it is unreliable.

         
        5.0

        I love cooking on this cooktop.

        By BikerK

        from South Carolina

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Innovative
        • Performance

        Cons

        • cannot use timer independently unless cooking

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kitchen-Aid 30.8125" Electric Cooktop - Black with Stainless Steel:

          I love this cooktop. The heat on each burner is even and accurate. It heats up much faster than a conventional electric cooktop. When finished cooking the surface indicator displays the cooking surface is hot, but it will not burn if touched. A few things I do not like: if you place any item that has some weight on the cooktop, a sensor starts beeping until it is removed and no cover for the cooktop. Also, the timer cannot be used independently unless a burner is on.

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