Summary: Very pleased with the low profile, front controls, lighter grate, and "hot" indicater. So glad I decided to exchange the GE for this after 30 days of dissatisfaction. Thanks to Sears generous satifaction garantee.
Summary: I like the way the knobs are in the front and low , even with the burners. Didn't like models that the knobs stuck up higher, figured the be catching on my sleeves. I love that it is roomy so you can move a hot pan to the side and let it cool on the grates. Only down fall is we had to have it converted to LP gas and the contractor didn't change the center orfice . It burns really high. Need to have Sears maintenance come and fix it.
Summary: I don't care that the knobs are in the front. I am always hitting them which causes the igniters on all 5 burners to click. As another reviewer states, a long pot or griddle rests on the knobs, again causing them to click. I luckily haven't had any knobs melt yet. I do love the 5 burners, although the smallest one in the middle has too high of a flame to really simmer anything on it. It causes anything in the pan in the very middle to scorch if left unattended.
Powerful center burner, but the finish scratches easily.
20 March 2011
Summary: I usually purchase Kenmore appliances, but I fell in love with being able to have a five burner cooktop in a space designed for a 30 inch cooktop. Kenmore did not have a 30 inch five burner cooktop at the time of my purchase. The installation was difficult because the opening in my granite countertop had to be widened to accommodate the Kitchenaid cooktop.
Summary: After using it for about a month, I love it. I replaced another 4 burner, kitchen aid gas stovetop, which was about 10 years old, because I wanted to update my kitchen with stainless appliances. One major drawback was that the stainless scratches fairly easily, but that's the nature of stainless.... Kitchen Aid generally makes good appliances but their customer service isn't the best....