Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 28
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CFico Sleek easy to use cooktop
This cooktop had all of the features I desired and after using it for about a month I have not been disappointed.
A single sheet of glass to clean, no restrictions on pot size and easy controls. I've had ceramic cooktops for many years and I am used to cleaning them. That said the trim or knobs usually got in the way and made a proper cleanup job take a while, but since this is a single sheet of glass cleanup is a breeze. Most other cooktops or stoves have limitations on ultimate pot size due to raised trim, and while eventually you will run into the controls a 12" pot bottom easily fist on this stove. I was most worried about how the controls would perform. However they have been intuitive and responsive.
I'm reaching for negatives, but the only two things I wish this cooktop had would be a fifth functional burner (not just for warming) and a timer. I was not able to find a similarly sized cooktop with a functional fifth burner, so that is just a failing of this general market segment rather than the cooktop itself. As for the timer I wish the cooktop could either power down or switch over to warm mode after an allotted cook time.
Notes on installation: The manual was accurate for cooktop and counter cutout dimensions. I needed to cut out an extra 1/4" into the width of my stone counter top, but after that the cooktop slid right in. The included armored power cable was more than sufficient to reach any where in the double cabinet it is installed in. I did add a fused disconnect junction box, which actually made installation very easy.
Notes on images: I uploaded hi res images, but they don't show up well in the review. I was initially also concerned about how well the under glass illumination was, but I have no concerns now. All indicators are clear and distinct. When selecting heat from 1-9, a matching number of indicators are illuminated inside of the corresponding burners control. All indicators are red.
October 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Lesliemak Glass Cracked After 1 Year of Use
I say I wouldn't recommend this but I'm likely to buy another because the set-up is ready to go for replacement but the ceramic top cracked a little after a year of use (so its out of warranty) and it's basically a throw away of an expensive cooktop. The crack keeps enlarging from the bottom left burner to the center now. I don't believe a heavy pot cracked it but rather cooking sugar caramel at a high temp. I also think it is incredibly hard to clean. Although you can wipe it down, it takes a lot of force and special cleaning polish to remove daily smudges. I do like the flat surface and modern look and I like the safety shut off features (it seems to know when a pot boils over with water). It heats up fast. I have never used the warmer burner though I initially selected this model for 5 burners (that one is useless). I had to enlarge the hole for cut-out because I thought the instructions were unclear but it basically drops in place. So here I go to purchase yet another one of all things - cause I'm lazy and don't want to mess with another unknown area of self installation and I'm very used to cooking on it now.
January 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by lindseysewall7 Love the layout!
The 5-burner layout is a great use of space. I also like the fact that there are no knobs to get food stuck in. It's very sleek and modern. It's exactly what I wanted when we started looking for a cook top.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BOBS So far I love it!!
How long something last is a true test of a product, I don't mind spending a little more for something that will last a lot longer. I had my old GE for 25+ years. Even though It's been cleaned regularly it still had a lot of yuck. The LG has no place for that to hide. It was easy to install. As long as you read how to use it because there's no knobs,
October 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Suby04 So far a great buy
Really easy to install, looks really great on my new countertops - the touch controls are pretty easy to use, though I am sure will take some getting used to with regard coordination when multiple burners are on, but that would be expected with any new appliance. Child lock is a nice feature too. Will post more updates as i use it more. I think its worth mentioning that I had to contact LG customer service about another new appliance i purchased that was missing a part - the service is horrendous - some of the worst I have ever experienced. Hopefully I wont need to ever contact them again with regard warranty claims! However as far as this stove goes, so far I am happy and would recommend it!
November 19, 2012