Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 102
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by InductionLover Induction cooking is the best!!
I love it, especially with the correct pans. I'm on my third set, trying to find the best for my preferences. I tried the tri-ply stainless, but due to sticking, it drove me crazy and I didn't want to re-learn how to cook with all stainless. I tried the non-stick pans with only the stainless base & they stink. They took too long to heat up and seemed to heat up only at the stainless base. I finally found stainless with a non-stick coating and now I am VERY pleased. The cooktop works like a dream and the clean up is extremely easy. The simmer (L) function will keep food warm for hours and not overcook. The high (H) function will boil your water in seconds to minutes (depending on the pan size). I don't like knobs, so the touch feature is better, but your fingers must be dry to use them. Any moisture cancels out your touch and they won't work. It would've been nice to have the burners outlined a little more. You can barely tell where the burner is, unless a light is shining down on the cooktop. I'm not sure about the efficiency but assume it will be better than electric. The built in timer is a nice bonus feature. My only wish is that we would've gotten this sooner.
September 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by robrj So much better than electric
We bought this cooktop from Home Depot about 1 year ago. It's been holding up well. My wife hated the electric cooktop and wanted gas but our house wasn't piped for gas. It would have cost quite a bit to run gas. But she loves this induction cooktop.
Some nice things about induction:
food doesn't stick to the cooktop. Since the cooktop doesn't get as hot as a standard electric cooktop, spilled foods don't cook onto the cooktop. That makes for easy cleaning. There is some heat transfer from the pan to the cooktop but it's nowhere near as hot as an electric.
Heats like gas: The reaction time to when the pan starts heating is almost instantaneous. You put the pan on the top and you can feel the heat start to build up. .
Turns off automatically when you take the pot off the top.
It looks as good today as it did when we first bought it.
Some downsides that are common to all induction is that you have to have special pans. They have to be magnetic. If a magnet doesn't stick to the pot, base, it won't work on this cooktop. They don't have to be expensive. We found some pans from Ikea that work fine.
For the 36" cooktop, you'll need a 50 amp line. For the 30" it's a 40 amp.
The hook up was simple. 3 wires and you're done. Anyone competent with electrical should be able to hook it up for you if you're not comfortable with it (turn your breaker off).
November 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by middlepath123 Great induction cooktop
I did a lot of research and the GE Profile 36 induction cooktop got consistently good reviews.
The on/off temp buttons are intuitive to use and stove top cooks beautifully. We had to buy new cookware which we expected. And our existing countertop opening was slightly too big to accomodate the new cooktop. We needed to creat a support system to allow the cooktop to rest its weight on the metal frame underneath the unit, versus the glass which might not have taken the weight. Make sure to do good measurements before hand. We thought we did, but did not take into account the supports must accomodate less than the total inches of the cooktop that are spec'd out. Other than that, super easy install. We hired an electrician for an hour to do so as our house is older. Ordering from Home Depot was a breeze and the delivery guys were great. Happy with our purchase!
December 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by feng release more infomation please
I brought this product because I thought low frequency induction is safe. However, I realized I need to double check when I am using it on a daily basis, since this cooktop operate at a high power.
I searched online and went through all documents. There is nowhere GE talked about its frequency. GE/or its representative only said it operated on "high frequency", but not a number like micowave oven usually use 2.5GHz??? I care about the health of my family, please release more information like the frequency you use.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by melanie Love this cooktop
I was able to buy this cooktop for about 800 less than the full price as it has been discontinued. I had only read about the plus points of induction cooking and when remodeling my kitchen gas was not an option in my area. So I bought this model and I learned right away from a friend that has one that to know if you have the right pan or not, Simple way to know, if a magnet sticks to the bottom of your pan then your pan will cook correctly. I had to give a way a couple of my pans but I use all-clad and every one of them work beautifully!
The even and quick heating still has me in total amazement! love it! will never have anything else.
October 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bringeroftrutb Don't have to have a 50 amp breaker
The breaker is there to protect the wire not the appliance. You can run this on a 30 or 40 amp breaker. you just won't be able to run all burners on high at the same time without tripping the breaker. But who does that anyway?
October 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Very nice unit. Easy to install and use. Very happy with safety features.
I purchased this unit as a replacement for a GE Profile five burner cook top. The old cook top was radient heat and stayed hot after use. The induction cook top cools much faster and is much safer to use with younger children in the house. The only con in the purchase of this unit is the need to replace cooking utensiles with ferous metal. Gave away two sets of high quality stainless steel bacause I could not use them on the new cook top.
December 11, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TeresaReston Main Board down within a month
I had my induction cooktop installed during kitchen renovation a month ago. With the Renovation I switched to GE Profile appliances thinking they were upgrade from my LG appliances. Loved induction. Its great! After about a month of cooking on it, two nights ago I heard a pop while cleaning the cooktop. Now the two big burners and the other little burner on that side dont stay on. GE repairman says the board is down and needs to be replaced. This is not the first one he has seen. Only a month. Sure, they will have the parts here in two days and repair it on Monday but its Mother's day weekend and I have a lot of company coming and no working cooktop! Not Happy. The boards are about 1/3 of the price of the cooktop. What am I in for here? Not happy and worried that I decided to switch to GE Profile appliances.
May 4, 2016