Summary: We moved from a 16 year old GE Profile 4 burner gas cooktop to this GE Cafe 5 burner cooktop. Installed it this weekend and cooked: soup in a large 8 qt pot, boiled water, used the griddle for bacon and French toast, sautéed some vegetables. Pros: - Powerboil feature works great and boils faster than even the most powerful burner on the previous stove. - The middle burner has a two stage burner -- you can have a very low flame.
Summary: I've only had this cooktop for a week but I love it! I'm coming from a four burner whirlpool cooktop that was a bit cheaper but had a glass surface that got all scratched up and was un-cleanable in the end which is why we wanted to switch to stainless steel. I read the other comments about the knobs and that is a bit disappointing. They are apparently expensive and break easily. For that reason I will leave them on when I clean until I absolutely have to remove them.
Summary: The burners are painfully slow, and I mean painfully in the most literal sense (read on). As was mentioned, the grates are WAY too high causing the heat to rise around the pan. This means several things: 1) You are loosing energy to the air heating your house instead of the food; 2) Slower cooking times; 3) This was the painful part: If you need to stir your food while it cooks, you will need to wear an oven mitt to keep your hand from cooking from the heat coming up...
Summary: The stove was gorgeous, unfortunately it did not fit into the whole of our 12 year old 30 inch stove. Apparently 30 inch stoves have gotten smaller. I also loved the griddle pan that came with it to cover 2 burners. Also, Amazon was excellent about the return. I paid shipping but they gave me full return credit. I love this place!
Summary: Wife loves it ! Very easy to maintain, work great for all size pots and pans and looks good, Only thing I did not care for and did not use, was the method for securing the unit in place. Made one that works much better. The lack of a seal for a tile counter top was unexpected. Most people have flat counter tops today I guess and it would not be needed, and was and easy fix.