Summary: I only gave 4 stars for overall because cleaning can be fussy. Use the Cerama Bryte as instructed with a washable microfiber rag, and you'll keep that new shine. Don't bother with general cleaners, they won't cut grease enough, and paper towel will only re-arrange the streaks. So, having passed that on--it's beautiful, cooks evenly, and the fan does the job, too. Love it.
My wife loves it, the work was easy managable, the price was right!!!
30 January 2014
Summary: I had no problem with the entire "package", everything was well packaged, instruction very clear (for a "handy man"). I replaced a Jenn Air Down Draft Cooktop(same size) the only problem was I needed new sheet metal adaptor and a short extension of the existing vent duct. Recommended!
Summary: I purchased this cooktop in November of 2012. After just over a year of use both cooking grates corroded through in less than 14 months. Unfortunately the warranty is only for 12 months and GE would not make an exception. The grates are very thin and the replacements are very expensive. Also, the downdraft "pulls" the flames toward the vent which makes for somewhat uneven cooking.
This same cooktop was going to cost me $600 more at Sears or Home Depot.
20 September 2013
Summary: The cooktop arrived without any damage or mishap. The same cooktop was going to cost me $600 more at Sears or Home Depot. SO SO SO glad I bought it on eBay! The cooktop installed fine and works great! The burners ignite SO FAST compared to my old cooktop. Very happy with my purchase.
Outstanding value with the potential for many, many years of service.
4 March 2013
Summary: Absolutely beautiful cooktop. I purchased the black glass model. Very well constructed. I installed it myself without any difficulty. I have received numerous compliments because of its "high tech" appearance. Very easy to clean and maintain. The down draft fan appears significantly more powerful then previous Jenn-Air (2 - electric models) units I've owned.
Summary: Following Hurricane Sandy we finally decided to convert our existing downdraft electric cooktop to gas. This cooktop looks great, however, the downdraft system over powers the burners. First thing we noticed was how much larger the fan motor and ducting was as compared to our prior unit. Even at the lowest setting the downdraft pulls the flames which makes for uneven cooking or slow boiling.
Summary: Wow! We are so pleased we went with this GE downdraft gas cooktop from AJ Madison. First, price and delivery from AJM was fantastic. I know we saved a lot of $$$ purchasing it online. We knew we wanted a 30" black gas downdraft cooktop and were becoming quite concerned about just finding one. There are just not that many available. Luckily AJM had this one, plus one other from a different manufacturer.