Summary: My purchasing experience with AJ Madison was very smooth. And this smooth surface Cooktop was easy to install, and is easy to use, easy to clean (Magic Eraser works great) and works quite well. I was able to install it myself easily, and I am very pleased. For the price and with Whirlpool's reliability ratings and, this was the cooktop for me, and it's Made in America. The glass/ceramic surface can attract lint.
Good thought put into design of this great stove top - wonderful cooking experience
9 January 2015
Excerpt: Really like this new stove top. Mainly because it follows our American working order - just like reading order - top to bottom, left to right. On the other brands we saw, you never knew which button was for which burner. As I know from my old stove, that can result in lots of problems and errors, e.g., burned food. Only problem is that it's difficult to get rid of spots when you clean, but it cooks amazingly well.
Excerpt: I bought this just over a month ago and LOVE the burner sizes. The only drawback is that the temp gauges do not have numbers on them so you have to kind of guess the temp and sometimes it heats up really quickly and sometimes it seems to take forever. Love that it is so easy to clean!
Excerpt: this stove top was very reasonably priced, so was not expecting it to perform as well as it does. It heats up very quick with a lot of power. Even the single burners produce an extreme amount of heat.
Excerpt: I like the look of the cooktop, however, I have not found a very effective way to clean it. I have tried several products, but none seem to work. This would be the biggest downside to a cooktop. Also, it takes a lot longer to heat up your pans. If I were to do it over again, I would not choose a cooktop.
Excerpt: We've had this cooktop eight months now. It was a replacement for the previous Whirlpool glass cooktop we'd had for several years but cracked because a heavy can was dropped on it. Love the easy clean-up and the superb temperature control. Only wish the hot surface indicator light would show which surface was hot.
Whirlpool Gold 30 inch Electric -- Great overall value, some issues with design and appearance
Steve and Elise, pcrichard.com
9 December 2014
Excerpt: We had the same model without the Stainless Steel (SS) trim which functioned flawlessly for nearly 4 years until one of the knobs electrically shorted-out. Due to our satisfaction with the previous model we bought another with SS trim. Now what would make the Whirlpool Gold 30 inch cooktop with SS even better: 1) the all black top on the Whirlpool Gold shows every smudge and water spot, therefore, it needs to have a mottled white and black glass top which would make...