Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 35
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JohnKe Overall a good value
This cooktop looks great, and was not hard to install. I was a little shocked, however, when I read the instruction manual and found that it is not recommended for use with cast iron pans. Many advanced cooks love their cast iron pans, as does my wife, and this disappointed us. No reason was given--do they not heat as well, or do they damage the surface of the cooktop? Anyway, we are using cast iron pans and they seem to work satisfactorily on this product. This limitation should have been spelled out more clearly before purchase, however.
January 4, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by ptprct Hate it.
I don't know about the other reviews, but keeping this cooktop clean is a headache. I almost do not want to use it because I dread the clean up afterwards. If you spill any food whatsoever on this stove, you have to use ceramic cleaner and a scrubby, then numerous paper towels to eventually buff it all off. What a pain. I will take my old stove over this any time. It was ceramic, too, but could still use plain ole soap and water to clean it. I don't know about others-but I don't like a greasy residue left on my stove overnight-which is what this stove does.
July 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JJ1225 Good, everday stovetop
I know other reviews mentioned it scratches easily, but which stove doesnt scratch at all? I think it has been ok in terms of the scratches given how much I cook. I purchased the black one and it is not that easy to see. Sure it doesn't look brand new anymore...but I'm happy with how fast it heats up. The tempature is not as high as I'd like to be but over all I like the product. It is not the type of stove where I feel that it is too expensive or too fragile to cook. With this stove, I feel comfortable to cook all kinds of things and with all kinds of pots.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Drew Nice cooktop
I've had the cooktop for a couple weeks now, and I'm not sure that's enough time to judge an appliance like this. Given that, it's a good looking item. I wasn't sure I'd like the mottled finish vs. something completely glossy. Now I see a glossy finish would show every smudge. I didn't realize going into it that there are special cleaners for it, but it's easy to do and it looks nice. The elements heat well. The power boil heats pretty fast. I'm not sure how it's supposed to work since it's not mentioned in the instructions. Overall, after two weeks, I'm happy with it.Â
January 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by pinque Very Nice
This unit was bought to replace a similar 15 year old cooktop that was accidentally cracked. The design is clean and the new features are noteworthy, such as "power boil" and a 9"/12" dual area burner.
IT IS, HOWEVER, NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO CLEAN WITHOUT SMUDGES!
But it looks good when you do get all the smudges off!
June 17, 2014