Summary: "I finally got to use my cooktop to its potential this past week while cooking for a party and the holiday. It was easy and efficient. The double grates are great for sliding pots from one burner to the next or to place items from the oven to cool.
Summary: Thermadore got it right this time. I bought one of their high tech ovens 15 years ago and it has been OK, but has little quirks (like knobs popping off). And the oven cleaner setting does not seem to work. But this cooktop is as close to perfect as I think it can get. The only flaw I have seen is that grease spatter falls on the knobs which are in the front center of the cooktop. And it is tedious to qipe it out from between the knobs.
Pros: Abes packaging, Easy to Clean, Heats Up Quickly, High Powered Burners, Large Surface Area, Precise Controls
Summary: After one meal, the cooktop failed to ignite. After 3 visits from Thermador's warranty repair service, and having the entire guts of the unit replaced, it was determined that the wiring was defective which shorted the ignition module. Next time we may need NASA. It cooks great. Only time will tell if this defect, which I am told was very unusual, is fixed.
Summary: Installed granite countertop and decided to replace our old Thermador cooktop. This model has a greatly expanded burner surface and variable burners sizes. As close to a commercial cooktop as you can get. We love it.