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36-Inch 5 Burner Gas Cooktop, Architect® Series II

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36-Inch 5 Burner Gas Cooktop, Architect Series II is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 85.
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This stainless steel gas cooktop has low profile grates that create a flush look that integrates with the countertop. With features like an 18K BTU professional dual tier burner and 6K BTU simmer burner, the cooktop accommodates a multitude of cooking styles - from precise simmering to sautéing and searing.

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Part # W10252111
This stainless steel brightener works with all brands including: Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana, and Estate. It easily and effectively brightens stainless steel, chrome, copper, aluminum and brass surfaces. It removes heat and discoloration and yellowing. It is safe for use on food preparation surfaces.
MSRP: $8.99

Low-Profile Full-Width Cast-Iron Grates

Integrates with the countertop, creating a more streamlined look.

18K BTU Professional Dual Tier Burner

Produces a high output for searing and reduces to a low output for simmering sauces. The ability to use a small inner ring makes it ideal for getting more precise simmering.

6K BTU Simmer Burner

Allows more accurate simmer control at the lowest setting, and is ideal for cooking smaller quantities of food, using smaller pots and pans.

Additional Features

Electronic Ignition and Automatic Reignition

Lights burners with an electric spark instead of a pilot light for more reliable performance and relights the burner if the flame is blown out.

LP Conversion Kit Included

Allows you to convert the cooktop so it can be used with LP gas.

Configuration and Overview

Cooktop Type
Standard
Fuel Type
Gas
Surface Material
Stainless Steel
Number of Elements-Burners
5
Cooktop Element Style
Sealed Burner
Installs Over Built-In Oven
Yes

Cooktop Features

Center Front Power
18000 BTU
Center Front Type
Professional Dual Tier
Left Front Power
10,000 BTU
Left Front Type
Sealed Burner
Left Rear Power
6000 BTU
Left Rear Type
Simmer
Right Front Power
10,000 BTU
Right Front Type
Sealed Burner
Right Rear Power
7000 BTU
Right Rear Element-Burner Type
Sealed Burner
Grate Details
Cast Iron Grates, Continuous, Matte Finish
Number of Grates
3

Controls

Digital Display
No
Downdraft Vent
No

Dimensions

Depth
21
Height
3
Width
36 1/4
Cutout Depth
20
Cutout Height
3
Cutout Width
35 1/4
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cooktop shorts out - bad design We installed this cooktop in our mountain home as part of a total KitchenAid package. Very bad decision. On the plus side, it is spacious and has a high power burner in the center that allows you to place pots on all the burners. The bad news: Depsite several service calls, It often starts clicking after you turn on a burner and the gas flame will go out, and when I try to use more than two burners it shuts down and the control lock goes on. I'm currently calling for service for the third time and have only used this cooktop about 15 times. I highly recommend the KitchenAid dishwasher but avoid the refrigerator (poor design with a flap that gets in the way every time you open it, and beeps all the time if you leave door open to load groceries) noisy microwave - the fan stays on after you use it and it has a messy pull down design rather than push button side opening - result is handprints all over the stainlesss. The ovens also have poor fan control and stay on noisly for an hour after use - and miserable dysfunctional cooktop, these products are noisy, poorly designed and cheaply made. I'm going to replace the cooktop.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from disappointing This stove came with our model home. We have had a LOT of Kitchenaid appliances in the past, but this one is disappointing, to say the least. Problems: simmer function burner does not work as promised. Just turning the knob feels like it rubs plastic on plastic, then FINALLY turns on. Grates: trying to keep them clean is difficult. Because they are rough coated, food sticks to them, and if you soak them, be prepared for rust. Fittings on burners hard to clean without scratching. The engineers who design these should use them for a while before marketing, and they would likely fix these issues. We have Kitchenaid in both of our houses, but the ones purchased in recent years are not up to the standard we expect from our old favorite manufacturer. Recently emailed with problem with our Kitchenaid pro 600 mixer, and have never received a reply. We're just disappointed that the brand isn't all it used to be. I just finished cleaning my cooktop, which prompted me to look up info on this web page, hence the review. By the way, I cannot view your terms and privacy notice, but cannot proceed without agreeing...
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love my KitchenAid cooktop!!! I purchased my stove a couple of months ago. I love it!!! I love the middle burner and am enjoying cooking more than ever before. Only bummer is cleanup, I want to get it just as clean as brand new everytime, but the rings are staining and I don't know how to get that off.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Our range was installed about 2 months ago in our new home. I have been using it for a little over a month. The flames were set to high at the factory but husband was able to adjust them. Haven't used the small melting burner alone yet but will come Christmas baking time. So far I just love the range! Would purchase again! The stainless is a bit of a pain in the butt to keep clean but worth it!
Date published: 2015-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gas Excellent product, this was a change over from electric. It is excellent, we are 100% satisfied with this init.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Cook Top! Love the looks and convenience of this product. Perfect with my larger pots.
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Be careful -- product not supported I have multiple KA applianes in my kitchen (all stainless). Unfortunately the center burner electrode igniter stopped working and the part is not available anywhere! So now needing to replace entire cooktop over a$20 part.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's so easy to clean! My old cooktop was a nightmare. Impossible to keep clean. This new KitchenAid is wonderful. Love the burners and the even flames. Please to cook on.
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The burners can vary from a low simmer to a massive flame on We've used cooktop for four months and love it! The continuous grates alllow you to slide pans off to the side, or to lay a griddle on top!
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best cooktop! This cooktop is awesome. The center burning heats water so quickly. It is so easy to clean. Looks sleek and clean in my kitchen.
Date published: 2015-02-11
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