Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 82
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CanadaCrane Variety of features makes it work
I've had this cooktop for a few months now and like the cast iron pieces above the burners and the powerboil option that has a very small simmer section within it. Great variety. The gas flames are farther away from the bottom of pots than on other gas cooktops I've used and it takes quite a while to get a pot of water to boil for pasta or potatoes, but other than that it has been great.
March 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nayna Grate are too far from the burner
I Cannot get enough heat from burners--takes forever to get to boiling point. the grates on top are to far from burner and it loses the heat before reaching the pot. Very disappointing. GE should have an alternative grate where the height of the burner and grate is not too far and it would not lose the heat.
February 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Truss Great 30" Gas Cooktop-Cafe Series
We bought this cooktop about a year ago and writing this review in 2015. We read most of the reviews before we purchased the cooktop and was a bit skeptical, especially about the concerns over the "plastic knobs and stems", the grate height and taking a long time to boil water and subsequent escape of heat, and finally paint/writing coming off when cleaned.
First, we absolutely love this cooktop. For a 30 inch cooktop it has a lot of surface for pots/pans. Keep in mind that it is a 30 inch surface that GE has maximized; not all pots/pans will fit at once.
The lock/unlock feature is one of the reasons we bought it as we have little children who can be curous. When locked, their is a light that illuminates and if someone tries to turn on a burner there is a buzzer sound that activates and can easily heard throughout the house.
The up front controls is another reason we purchased this cooktop as most offer them in the middle or on the right or left side. The control placement on this cooktop let you control the heat with having to reach a across or near the heated grates.
We have not encourted any issues with knobs or stem and we have had this cooktop for about a year. The knobs snuggly fit the stem but with constant pressure straight up we are able to remove them for cleaning.
The cooktop is easily cleaned and cleans up well! I was very careful to read the entire owner's manual to ensure I maintained this cooktop properly. I did not want to scratch or ruin the surface by using an abrasive cleaner or an improper pad/rag/brush. We typically do not have any problems with cleaning the cooktop with using just a damp cloth. For tougher messes we use a damp cloth with dish soap.
The only issue we have with cooktop is does take a bit longer to boil water when using a burner other than the center burner. The center burner will boil water quickly! The solution to boil water on another burner is to first get the water boiling using the center burner and when the water starts to form bubbles, turn on an outside burner and put the pot over it.
The one thing we will do is remove the cabinet that over the cooktop. With the cooktop having commercial style grates, the cabinet over the cooktop looks like it is trying to suffocate it! It will look much nicer once the cabinet is removed and a hood is installed.
I hope this review helps out!
February 16, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BlueRibbonBC Cast iron grates rusting - only a couple of months old! ????
The cast iron grates are rusting - what do I do? Is this expected? a problem?? What?
February 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MVTV beautiful and durable - one year later
I've had this for a year now and its the best gas stovetop ever. level cast iron grates make moving pots and pans easy and cooking even. Some reviewers have complained that the grates are too high and far from the burners. I cook daily and have never burned a thing, nor does it take too long to heat food. The middle burner is a monster and crazy fast but works well only with large pots and pans. The cast iron griddle is awesome. self-installation took about 15 minutes. cleaning is a breeze. Stainless steel brightener keeps it looking brand new. Replacement parts easy to buy at GE online (we broke off a knob) but not cheap. My favorite feature: the control lock.
July 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NanaD Love it!
I purchased the gas cooktop to replace an electric cooktop. I love having the large pot burner in the middle. It comes with a griddle, which is convenient for cooking pancakes and sandwiches. It is easy to move the burners to clean. We have grandchildren frequently in the house so the lock feature was a definite plus for us.
December 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BrightonRocks Improved over older midel
So far...so good! Had to replaced the older moder GE model. Disappointed it only lasted 6 years..
December 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GuyFrom74 Great feature.. Seems like wasting gas :(
The height of grill seems to be more that required. the flame doesn't really touch the pot. Takes longer to cook.. There is no option to change the grill.
Looks nice.. Child lock is a good feature.
December 3, 2014