Summary: I would rather not have the burner control buttons on the cooking surface. They take up too much space and tend to be heat sensitive. We've had problems with sliding a hot pan over the control surface then having the cooktop shut down. It then takes about 15 min. before the cooktop is functional again.
Summary: The look is great and the elements heat up quickly. The only negative is that the front is actually curved so the measurements given are for the deepest part of the curve. So when installed, it was actually half inch shorter than my old cooktop and I had to order an extra metal piece to cover the gap. So there was an added expense there.
Summary: We put this cooktop in when we updated our kitchen recently. The 36" makes it feel roomy with plenty of workspace. Someone was thinking when they designed the layout. Because of the adjustable diameter heating elements, I can use cookware of any size on both front and back elements - so convenient! Heats up quickly, cools down quickly, brings food to a good rolling boil when needed.
Summary: The placement of the heating elements is so much better than my previous stove top. The largest element is in the middle and slightly pushed back so that I do not have to cook over it when using the other elements. It is also an easy clean up.
Summary: We are very pleased with this cook-top. Love the features; having the warming zone, power boil and 6-9-12 center element are all great improvements over our old 30" unit. No issues with surface scratches, treat it right and it will treat you right. Not having to deal with cleaning of, and around knobs is FANTASTIC!