This thing is awesome so far. At this point I've had it for a month so can't comment on longevity but so far so good. Inducing top is fantastic. I'll never go back to anything else. So much faster than electric and responds faster as well. When you turn down the heat it actually turns down the heat instantly. One thing is that the cooling fan for the oven runs for a long time. I read that in other reviews too. But who cares. Double ovens are great. I can burn twice as much now!
I purchased this oven in Nov. 2018 but due to delays in house construction it's only been installed and used since Nov. 2019.
Going from gas to induction takes adjustment, but overall I think this stove is fine. Simmer works really well. Pans get hot very quickly. Water boils *very* fast. The pots make a very annoying high pitched whiny noise when immediately put on P and you don't pre-heat them. I would say that is the fault of my pans but the ones I am using are the ones that KitchenAid sent me as a thank you for purchase so I would hope they know how to make induction pans for their own appliances.
A few things that are odd/annoying is that there does not seem to be a light on top of the unit (only inside). Also the fan does run for a long time after you use it and it is loud. You cannot seem to rest things on the stove without it beeping, however - as I write this I notice that my Staub 4q IS quietly sitting on the back right burner so now I need to pay more attention to when it beeps. For sure the cats have made it beep when walking over it. The timer function beeps when it goes off and continues until I tap it off, but then to do so means touching it twice which always prompts another option which is not great UX.
We bought this because we are running the entire house on electric, and also wanted something safer for the aforementioned cats than a regular electric stove, which stays hot long after you turn it off. All in all I think this stove is well built and I hope it lasts for many years.
I recently switched from gas to Induction and I was very hesitant about it. I didn’t know much about induction had never even heard of it until I was told I couldn’t install a gas stove in my home due to updated codes. Let me tell you, I absolutely love cooking with induction it’s just as good as gas if not better! I also love the sleek clean look of it. I am extremely happy with the purchase of my induction range! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Purchased 10/4/19 and have been blown away with the features associated with my range.
The convection baking feature cuts down cooking time and browns evenly.
The inductioncook top is very easy to use and heats as quickly or quicker than gas as well as more evenly. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]