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30-Inch 4 Element Induction Cooktop, Architect® Series II

30-Inch 4 Element Induction Cooktop, Architect Series II is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 104.
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This 30-inch induction cooktop uses electromagnetic energy to generate instant heat directly to your cookware without spreading the heat across the entire cooking surface. A bridge function lets you combine the power of two elements into one large cooking zone for specialty cookware such as a griddle or oval pan.


Black Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel  -  KICU509XSS


4-Element Cooktop

Provides four independent cooking surface areas.

2 Elements with Bridge Function

Allows the flexibility to convert two cooking zones into one large cooking zone 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


Configuration and Overview

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

Cooktop Features

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
30 3/4
Cutout Depth
19 5/16
Cutout Width
29 1/2
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible reliability I have had to have 4 service calls on this cooktop. So far we’ve replaced the generator, the control board twice and the large burner. This has tied up 4 days between diagnosing the problems and getting it repaired twice. I regret purchasing this and the other kitchen aid appliances. And on top of it all you can’t see the burner location and other controls as they are barely visible.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's a learning curve for me but I will get used to it I am enjoying all the nuances on this cooktop. So happy with our decision only wish burners had painted outlines would make it easier to see where burners are situated on your particular cooktop
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cooktop This is our first experience with induction cooking. It has been a very easy transition. It is easy to use and very easy to clean up. I had heard that there could be humming noises with induction cooking. We have experienced very little of that
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cooktop Used this for about a month. Love it. Great response on heat control.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent induction cooktop Recently bought this cooktop to replace broken electric one. Couldn't be happier with the induction features as well as the clean look of this premium cooktop. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not last. 2 years from the time we bought it. It came from the builder when we bought the house 2 years ago. Now possible fuse broken. I guess that is why they only warranty it for 1 year, they know that it's not going to last long. Part with shipping cost around $85 +. Repair is ridiculously priced. Just find another brand that would last longer.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waiting for installation Looks beautiful, but haven't installed yet. Waiting on new countertop
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Easy to use Cooktop! Bought the full suite of products, and love the induction cooktop! Easy to use, and love the fact that I can use cast iron (and all induction cookware) on top of a silpat! Prevents scratches, and makes clean up a breeze. It does tend to run hotter on the settings, but that's an easy adjustment. It's allowed me to get reacquainted with my cast iron. The cookware does need to be induction ready, other pans won't work. It did take me awhile to figure it all out, but instructions are great.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cooktop is great Love the cooktop. It is sharp looking and performs nicely.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy we made the switch to induction We have had this cooktop since March 2017 and couldn't be more happy. The boost feature makes boiling water a snap. The ability to instantly control the heat is as good as gas. Clean up is as easy as it gets on the glass top. We also purchased some Kitchenaid cookware and have not heard any buzzing noises. If you are thinking about induction don't hesitate to get it.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only got to use it a couple of times so far, but I love it. Remodel purchase haven't been able to use much. Snow bird, now. Moving to Az full time. Can't wait to use my new appliances.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sharpest cooktop in town!! SO glad Kyle O'Steen at Allentown Applianc thought to show us this cooktop when we were shopping for kitchen remodeling
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO easy to keep clean! We purchased an entire new set of kitchen appliances a month ago, and have fallen in love with our new convection cook top. It is easy to use and heats up as quickly as a gas stove would do. We also love how quickly it cools down. A great purchase!
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Induction cooktop = Great We installed this cooktop 6 weeks ago and use it 3xday. Its great, super fast, accurate temp control, spills clean up easily. It looks great.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Excellent features We Bought this cooktop almost 3 months ago and my wife claims that is easier to cook now very nice looking appliance. Features are very easy to use.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mostly Love It! I've had the cooktop for 2 weeks now. My only complaint is that the buttons are linear and the cooking rings are not and I get confused on which burner I'm trying to turn on and then it won't come on and I get frustrated.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Efficient I have waited a long time to update my kitchen appliances. After researching, I chose the 30 inch - 4 element induction cooktop. I have not been disappointed in my choice! Although induction cooking is new to me, the cooktop is user friendly and it has not taken me long to learn how to use it.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 30 inch This is the best cooktop that we have ever had, including natural gas models. Works perfectly and easily.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I'm still learning but I already love it! It boils so quickly you can leave the kitchen to go do a quick chore. I love the game instant response time. May I never cook on an electric cooktop again!
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Remodeled Kitchen. While studying the latest cook tops we came upon induction cooking. Had really never heard of it. Did some studying. It is the best. Works great and our experience so far is just great. One thing that could be improved on is the difficulty in seeing the touch controls. They come pretty close to matching the color of the top. Hard for us to see. But then again we are seniors.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money on this false "Bridge Mode" cook top I bought the Kitchenaid Induction cook top thinking it was going to be amazing, and with a normal round pan that fits in the space of the burners, it is. Unfortunately for me, I specifically bought a model with the "Bridge Mode" for the burners, and quickly found out that Kitchenaid doesn't feel that people really plan to use this feature. The "Bridge Zone" doesn't actually have any way of heating the pan, so now I have an overpriced cook top that doesn't work as advertised. When I try to use the bridge mode with my griddle, the two round spots where the burners are heat just fine, but the space over the "Bridge Zone" is 200 degrees cooler than the burner zones making it completely worthless. I called Kitchenaid, and the representative I spoke with said it should work fine and scheduled a service call. When the service technician came out, he called their technical department and was told this is normal. If you are looking for a cook top without a Bridge Mode, get a cheaper model, because this isn't worth the extra money.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heats quickly, super easy clean up! Heats up quickly. Love the top doesn't cook spills making clean up super easy! Only complaint, pots have to be exact same size of burner.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite New Appliance Have had it less than a month but love everything about it so far. Brings water to a boil in no time and extremely easy (and fast) to lower to a simmer - and keep it there!!!. Love the way the cook top cools down so quickly once it is turned off. I'm sure I will enjoy it even more as I use it more and become accustomed to what setting to use for different purposes.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast Accurate Cooking! We purchased this appliance to replace an older electric unit that was going out. We had previously been debating on getting gas but now I am glad that we went with induction. It is truly the best of both worlds - FAST, responsive, accurate cooking without the risk of an open flame (we have a little one). The cooktop is easy to clean because spills don't get burned on, as heat is generated inside the pan. I've had beautiful results, no burns, and my kitchen looks cleaner longer. It's also simple to use and has a sleek look with no bulky buttons. I love it!
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful looking and easy to use This cooktop is so beautiful. So glad we went with kitchenaid. It does everything they say it will. I love it.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the bridge We have been using induction for 8 years, needed to replace, wouldn't consider a different type of cooktop, really like the induction. Love the bridge feature between burners, for large batch pancakes or bacon and eggs. Easy to clean surface, nice sleek look in our kitchen.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy an Induction cooktop!!! We remodeled our kitchen with ALL Kitchenaid black stainless appliances. It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! We wanted a simple, easy to clean cooktop that complemented our black stainless appliances. We had to special order the cooktop, nobody had it in stock. We didn't get a chance to see one in person before buying it, but we were not disappointed. It is gorgeous and performs AMAZING. This cooktop is the best cooktop I have EVER had. GREAT to cook on and cleans VERY EASY.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad we bought the cooktop When shopping to replace our failed Jenn air cooktop, we were considering all of the leading brands-- GE, Bosch, Jenn air, and Kenmore. I read the reviews of many models within these brands, and found reviewers complaining of problems for all these brands. The leading problem was cookware compatibility. I went to cookware sites like WS, and read what readers shared regarding compatibility of various brands. I saw the fewest issues with kitchen aid. I was a little leery about buying another kitchen aid appliance, given the bad luck I had with one of their refrigerators. We've had the cooktop for a few months now and are very happy.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bridging feature, induction cooktop At the recommendation of the salesman, we purchased a 4 element induction cooktop with largely based on the bridging (oval pan/griddle) feature. The bridging function is useless as there is no cookware manufacturer who sells an appropriately sized griddle. We were persuaded to buy this unit based on the flexibility that the bridging feature seems to provide. I would recommend you taking the time to do web research on user experience with the unit before purchasing. It seems unreasonable to create the bridging function and then not have a suitable griddle available.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed The cooktop randomly turns off when I'm cooking and won't turn back on until several minutes have passed.
Date published: 2016-12-12
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