I had a GE Profile series cooktop that developed a large crack in the ceramic surface after 25 years use. This replacement model now comes with RADIANT heat elements which heat up better and give a more even heat application. I installed this unit in 15 minutes, it was a simple electrical connection and popping out the old cook top. I am very pleased with the workings of this unit, and the ease of installing it myself, without any special training.
The knobs are located right in the middle of the cook top. This placement does not allow you to place large pans (like ones coming out of the oven) on the stove very easy. As I move food, while cooking or serving, from front to back or back to front, sometimes the food spills on to the cook top. Because the knobs are right in the middle they have to taken off every time to clean the area. Such a pain! They should have put the knobs on the side. FYI...this stove top came with our new home purchase. I did not have any other options. So, now i have to find a replacement that fits the counter top.
It heats almost as fast as a gas cook top. I also love how easy it is to clean!
I researched many stove tops and chose this one for many reasons. I love the burners to use for a griddle pan, rapid boil and the 5 burners. But the first time I used it a piece of a chopped onion got on the burner. I have tried everything and cannot get the stain/mark off. It shows everything and does not clean as well as I hoped.
love the lighted knob feature and the marked vessel sizes.
I went from a 30 to this 36 inch cooktop and I love it. The extra eye is just what I needed. The removable knobs come in handy for cleaning and I like that the red light stays on while it is still hot.
We have the stainless steel look in our kitchen appliances. The cook top looks good, is really easy to use and is so much easier to clean than our previous gas cook top and it works great. We have had no problems at all and are very satisfied with the cook top.