Summary: We only have one option for appliances because the home builder built for GE. GE makes their products to different specifications so we can only buy GE products. I love Induction cook tops but our last GE broke after only 3 years. This is a replacement and of course we can only go with GE. If you can fit a different size cook top in your granite, go with someone else or buy the warranty.
Summary: We have had to use an electric stove for the past 9 years and we really missed not having gas. When we remodeled our kitchen we wanted to get a gas line added for a gas stove, but this looked like it was going to be an expensive and difficult solution due to our house layout. We looked at induction stoves and we thought that it would cook similar to gas so we decided that we would go with induction. We love this stove top.
Summary: I've tried electric, halogen, gas... with my new kitchen remodel I installed this on a recommendation from a friend. pricey but it's so amazing i'm never looking back. I compared the 36" vs the 30" and ultimately bought the 30". I believe 30" is more reasonable for single cook usage. COOKING: I got the wolfgang puck collection from sams club. truly awesome. better than the costco kirkland version i feel. One large cooking surface and then 2 medium sizes and 1 small size.
Summary: I would have liked to have known that the sensitivity is so great that if there is any slight anomaly on the skillet (groves or brand name) the skillet is useless. I called GE and they were less than helpful.
Summary: This cooktop is fast. The cost of the GE induction cooktops are so much less than the specialty brands. It's attractive and sleek. As with anything black and glass it does require some TLC to keep it that way. I had heard some people complain about induction stoves buzzing while in use. This cooktop does have a little buzz but it does not seem like much when compared to other background noises like an overhead fan. No regrets.
Summary: I love this cooktop. I can put something on a low heat and it will hold for hours without scorching. Put something on high and it is boiling hot extremely fast. I have used it for a couple of months now and am keeping it clean with no more than a damp cloth. I am amazed to have such control of the heat!!