Summary: I purchased this cook top through Whirlpool's VIP partner site in January 2013 and it worked perfectly up until the warranty expiring. Our middle burner no longer lights and the minimum charge to come out and fix it is $85 plus parts. This is unacceptable considering this "Gold" appliance is just over a year old! Would not purchase this product or other Whirlpool products until warranty/customer service is improved.
Summary: First off, this is a very nice looking cooktop. The stainless steel accents are nice and the center grate is very attractive. This is an excellent deal if the price stayed the same and the shipping charge wasn't $500+. Not quite sure why Amazon emailed me about this 'closeout' deal, when in fact, it's not even closeout. This needs to be taken down.
Summary: Check out the whole picture of the deal: See the upper right of your screen >>>> $570.11 + $504.49 shipping = $1074.60. Now look a the middle of your screen and see: List Price: $1,292.00; Price: $570.11; You Save: $721.89 (56%)!!!!! WHAT A SCAM. AMAZON, YOU OWE IT TO YOUR CUSTOMERS TO DUMP THIS ADVERTISEMENT!!!!
Summary: I too purchased a Whirlpool Gold group of appliances for a remodel and all the appliances look great and perform well. I must agree with the other reviewer that this cooktop is frustrating to clean. I end up using a toothpick to get the debris out of the bottom edge. If the burners get wet or dirty, the burner will continue to spark after ignition. Between one or two burners constantly sparking and the cleaning issue, it knocks the stove down to a three.
Summary: "This cooktop has all the desirable features for cooking and cleaning. Our is on LPG and It provides fast, even heat on all burners. There are adequate sizes and choices of burners well spaced for safely cooking multiple items. It is super easy to clean; everything comes off and can be washed or put in a dish washer. It's easy to restore to service after cleaning. The grates are heavy duty and will take a heavy pot without bending, and it looks great!
Summary: Was not expecting too much, had to choose this cooktop because it was the only one that fit in the existing cut out, so was not my top choice. But when arrived it was excellent. favorite part is that it drops in and is not raised above counter, very sleek looking. The product is great to use too. I was anxious about buying on line and when it arrived it was damaged, but I can't say enough how great AJ madison was with replacing the item, they were fantastic.
Summary: My wife and I purchased this cooktop as part an entire suite of Whirlpool Gold appliances for a kitchen remodel. We've been using this for about 2 years now. Pros: - The cooktop is beautiful (when it's clean...see Cons). It it made of quality materials and it looks like it. The knobs are not cheap plastic...when you pull them off for cleaning you can feel the weight and how solid they are. The grates are rock solid. - Plenty of space for cooking many items at once.