Summary: I love the black Whirlpool Gold cooktop. The one I replaced was just like it only it was white. The black is a bit harder to keep looking great due to smears. You just have to dry it after cleaning with a wet cloth to correct this issue. I do have a switch that does not work correctly and will have to get it repaired, but that will be under warranty. My whole kitchen is Whirlpool Gold and I do recommend it highly.