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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 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

           
          5.0

          Fantastic Product

          By Chuck43

          from Georgia, USA

          Pros

          • Convenient Features
          • Design
          • Easy to use
          • Innovative
          • Performance

          Cons

          • takes a little time to get used to

          Best Uses

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

            Although I was initially doubtful of induction technology, I must now admit this is a fantastic product. The ability to boil water almost instantly makes cooking many items much more desirable. I'm just very glad my wife really pushed to install this cooktop in our new kitchen. Buy one if you can.....

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This products has the best features that I've seen

            By Nana3

            from Perryton, TX 79070, USA

            Pros

            • Convenient Features
            • Easy to use
            • Innovative
            • Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I love everything about this cooktop!! It is so easy to use!

                (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                KitchenAid® 30-Inch 4-Element Induction Cooktop, Architect® Series II

                By jen450

                from Canada

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • break down
                  • poor
                  • Poor Performance
                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

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

                    I would NOT recommend buying this stove at all. We had this stove delivered and installed by Jenaire. At first we thought what a great stove. However the stove broke down within a week to month of use and was replaced not one, not two but four times. After the 4th time that the unit was replaced we gave up and decided to buy a completely different brand. We went with a Bosch. To this day we love the Bosch and have had no difficulties with it.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    It's just great cooktop.

                    By Slater

                    from Massachusetts, USA

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        It's just great cooktop, I don't have any reservations.

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Induction Cooktop

                        By Oneluckydog91

                        from Arlington, TX, USA

                        Pros

                        • Easy to use
                        • Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            This cooktop replaced a traditional electric cooktop. We had owned a house that had gas before, and we missed the instant on/off that gas provided. We had heard that induction cooktops came the closest and purchased this KitchenAid when we replaced our kitchen appliances. We've been very happy with the cooktop. It boils very quickly and makes meal preparation a faster event. The only downside was having to purchase induction-ready cookware to work with it, but we knew this going in.

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