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36-Inch 5-Element Induction Cooktop, Architect® Series II

36-Inch 5-Element Induction Cooktop, Architect Series II is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 143.
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This 5-element induction cooktop combines precision and speed. Electromagnetic technology directly heats the pan while keeping the cooktop surface cool to the touch. Twelve power levels give you the power to rapidly bring water to a boil and sear scallops to perfection. A bridge function combines the power of four elements into two large cooking zones for specialty cookware.


Black Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel  -  KICU569XSS


5-Element Cooktop

Provides five independent cooking surface areas.

4 Elements with Bridge Functions

Allows the flexibility to convert four cooking zones into two large cooking zones which provides additional space to accommodate specialty cookware.

12 Heat Level Settings

Provide various levels of heat to fine tune cooking techniques ranging from melting chocolate and simmering a sauce to searing meat or achieving a rapid boil.

Performance Boost

Allows you to exceed the maximum heat-level setting for up to 10 minutes, perfect for rapid boiling

Touch-Activated Controls

Integrate seamlessly into the surface and include a slider for heat-level selection

Melt and Hold

Uses low power levels for melting delicate ingredients or keeping cooked food warm without scorching.

Simmer Function

Automatically selects a low power level to help maintain a constant simmer without boiling over.

Pan Size Detection

Provides feedback on whether pan size is suitable for the selected element.

Control Lock

Helps prevent unintended use and makes it easier to clean the control panel

12''/9'', 4800/2500-Watt Element

Offers two element sizes in one space to accommodate a variety of pan sizes without changing elements and allows you the power needed to cook at high heat.


Configuration and Overview

Cooktop Type
Surface Material
Ceramic Glass
Number of Elements-Burners
Cooktop Element Style
Installs Over Built-In Oven

Cooktop Features

Center Front Size
Center Front Type
Center Rear Power
Center Rear Size
Center Rear Type
Left Front Power
Left Front Size
Left Front Type
Left Rear Power
Left Rear Size
Left Rear Type
Right Front Power
Right Front Size
Right Front Type
Right Rear Power
Right Rear Size
Right Rear Element-Burner Type


Digital Display
Downdraft Vent
Heating Element On Indicator Light
Hot Surface Indicator Light


21 5/16
3 1/8
36 5/16
Cutout Depth
19 5/16
Cutout Height
Cutout Width
33 1/16
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best thing ever We furnished our new home with all KitchenAid products because we have had good results with our other KitchenAid products. However, our new 36" induction cook top has failed to live up to expectations. It is now four months old and has had several malfunctions but has been usable. Service has been a problem. Also, we planned on using the Bridge function which now we can not use because no one makes a grill/griddle for the induction top. We can find cast iron grill/griddles but they are heavy and course and will scratch the glass top so we will not use them. One reviewer stated that the induction will boil water fast. Well try to boil two pans of water and the cook top may quit on you. Disappointed with cook top, accessories and service.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Burner Good design, easy to use, and boils water incredibly fast. It's also easy to clean. Only issue was some internals that needed to be fixed after installation, which should have been handled at the factory.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! I haven't had much chance to use but I love the concept so far. I wish they made more pans to work with it but that is coming, I'm sure.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Scratches Extremely disappointed. This unit surface scratches just by using it. The glass surface does not appear to be manufactured correctly. Called KitchenAid and they are not willing to do anything. How can a cook top that comes in direct contact with pots scratch so easily? I'm using brand new Al-clad pots. Pots are made of recommended material in KitchenAid's Use & Care guide.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Hard to keep this from smearing...and need more pans for it
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleek This stove is beautiful! It's so simple and easy to use too!
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I should of tested it out first We have been using this cooktop for about four months now and I wish I would of tested it out first before spending the money. My kids won't use it, I seem to burn everything on it and I'm a great cook. It also makes a loud buzzing and clicking sounds that drive us crazy. It also has an annoying beeping sound when you remove a pan and turn it off. It's hard to keep clean.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Induction is the Best! We have KitchenAid Induction in both of our homes. My wife will not go back to gas. We will be purchasing a home with a high-end gas "commercial" cooktop. Before moving in, we will be replacing the gas unit with a 36" induction from KitchenAid. If someone justs reads the instructions, they will know that the cookware is critical for effective performance!
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE the cooktop! Absolutely love the cooktop - boils water in under 2 minutes, easy to clean, looks amazing!!
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Real Time Saver! I bought this about a month ago to replace the electric top. More than anything else, the time savings to prepare dinner is awesome. It look great, easy to clean and performs great. My only negative is that I don't like the temperature adjustment for ease of use. I don't care for holding my finger and dragging the digital slide bar. I would have preferred a "touch/tap" style better...think it would be easier and more exacting.
Date published: 2017-09-08
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Demos & Guides


Instruction Sheet

Instruction Sheet


Oven and Cooktop Combinations

Oven and Cooktop Combinations


Dimension Guide

Detailed dimensions of your new appliance with space requirements for the area surrounding it.


Use & Care Guide

Comprehensive information about your new appliance - from getting started to cleaning and maintenance.


Warranty Information

A complete description of your warranty coverage, and contact information for service and support.


Installation Guide

Instructions for unpacking and installing your appliance, including electrical requirements and necessary tools.


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