Summary: Great cooktop. Does what they say it does. The color is black with gray flecks in it which helps hide streaks and cooking grime but it is less attractive than a pure black surface would be. Easy to install.
Summary: I love smooth top stove tops. They are efficient, safe and easy to clean. You just have to be a bit careful. The top is glass so if you drop something from a distance, it will crack and you effectively have to throw it out and buy a new one. We have a cabinet above ours, and a bottle fell out and smashed our old one. My only complaint with this one is that we were directly replacing an older GE.
Summary: I was looking for a replacement model for our cook top that stopped working. I took a chance and found the last one with this vendor. I saved over $100 and it was exactly what I expected and works perfectly as the replacement for our cooktop. Delivered as promised in perfect condition.
Summary: The installation took me about two hours due to the existing cutout on the marble counter being a tad undersize. Cutting marble was quite a task. Once the cutout was properly adjusted, the cooktop dropped in nicely. It's been about six months of use and we find out that while the cooktop is pretty, it requires a lot of maintenance to keep it clean and it cannot take abuses as the previous low-tech cousin did.
Summary: The cooktop itseld is OK, but if you need to call GE for any type of service, be carefull. Instead of telling GE customers about locking the pets when GE calls to confirm a technician's visit, GE should tell them that if some part of their broken appliance will be open - it will cost an extra $100 on the top of $99.99 for a visit. We had a top removed from our cooktop to dry the water I spilled and burned the switch.