30-Inch 4 Element Downdraft Electric Cooktop, ArchitectÂ® Series II is rated
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Rated 1 out of
Very disappointingWe replaced our old Jenn Air down draft with this new cooktop. It looked beautiful in the kitchen. However, one of the knobs had to be replaced within a week of installation. The heating elements on the large burners are very uneven, with medium setting being very high heat. It is impossible to clean-even for water that has boiled or splashed over. I have tried every cleaning product available for this type of cooktop, even home remedies such as baking soda and hot towels. Nothing removes the food stains/debris except scraping very carefully with razor blades, which leaves tiny scratches. I would never recommend this product. I spend hours trying to get it clean, and once it is clean I dread cooking again for fear of something spilling or splashing.
Date published: 2013-10-07
Rated 4 out of
Works as described but...I would only recommend this cooktop in a situation where a builtin downdraft is required. Unfortunately it vents to the outside and allows outside air to come back into the house through the downdraft. So cold air comes through in the winter and hot air in the summer. Not good on heating and cooling bills! The fan is also fairly noisy.
Date published: 2013-05-15
Rated 1 out of
Worst cooktop everrecent kitchen remodel. replaced all appliances with the Kitchen Aid Architect series - not cheap. Love the oven/microwave convection combo. Love the fridge with platinum interior. Halfway love the three tier dishwasher except it won't fit my Tervis tumblers on top and plates on bottom during the same wash. But the worst part is this downdraft cooktop. Used it one time to fry bacon and it is pitted with tiny cloudy dots. I have used the cleaner provided and followed directions but it will not erase the pits or clean up nicely. If I could do it again, I would go back to coils. I do NOT recommend this to anyone. If I could, I would pull it out and replace with coils. Nowhere in the instruction booklet provided did it recommend cookware. I looked on the internet and used my Calphalon (as suggested) for the ONE TIME I cooked on it. I'm going to research and find different cookware that might work better. DO NOT BUY THIS COOKTOP!!
Date published: 2014-07-03
Rated 4 out of
Good Product Easy to UseLove the cook top, just wish it had lights at each element so you knew which one was hot. Other than that, it works really well and is easy to keep clean and looks sleek and nice in our island.
Only one problem with an element that burnt out in two months, not sure why. But Kitchen Aid had repaid done in a week and was very happy with the results.
I would recommend this item for any kitchen, but if you have kids that cook, just be aware that it is glass and can break and they need to be careful.
Date published: 2013-08-25
Rated 5 out of
the product has excellent featuresI give its 4.5 stars. However the installers failed to replace the plastic plugs on the four machine screws in the vent. As a result the vent has four small holes in it. Neither I nor the appliance company have been able to get these four platic plugs.
Date published: 2013-08-16
Rated 5 out of
This product is very functional and easy to install and use.We are enjoying our new cooktop with downdraft. It replaced our old cooktop and the hole space and downdraft venting were a perfect fit. It functions very well and if you read and follow the operational guide, then you will not have any problems. While I do much of the cooking, after each use, my wife uses a special cleaner to restore its surface to its original condition. We are very pleased.
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 2 out of
Problems with fan and burner after one yearIt is hard to find a down draft venting cook top so we were thrilled to find this one. However, after one year of normal use, one speed of the 3 speed vent stopped working. Then, in the second year of normal use, one of the dual burners stopped working. Doesn't anyone have pride in their quality of products anymore?
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 3 out of
Requires lots of effort to keep clean. After only two months, one heating element has shorted out. Great vent.The cooktop is beautiful but requires extra effort to keep clean....must wait until surface is cooled to do so. Have already needed service when one of the dual units shorted out....right in the middle of preparing a birthday celebration!
The vent is very powerful and quieter than the previous one I had.
30-Inch 4 Element Downdraft Electric Cooktop, Architect® Series II
This downdraft cooktop can be installed in an island or peninsula for truly flexible kitchen design. Because smoke, steam, and odors are captured right at the surface there’s no need for overhead venting. And four elements include two double-ring elements that gives you uncommon versatility for whatever cookware you use.
AVAILABLE COLOR OPTIONS
Ratings & Reviews
Manuals & Warranty
Two Double-Ring Round Elements
Maximize the 30-inch cooktop surface by
giving you a choice of element sizes. The double-ring elements allow you to choose the best element based on the type of cookware you are using.
400 CFM Exhaust Rating
Handles the venting requirements of high temperature cooking techniques like pan searing and stir-frying.
3-Speed Fan Control
Can be precisely matched to cooking needs, effectively removing steam, grease, and odors from the air.
Pure Color Ceramic-Glass Surface
Comes in saturated colors with stainless
steel control knobs for a sophisticated, easy-to-clean appearance.
Stainless Steel Knobs
Enhance the look of the pure color
ceramic-glass surface with sturdy construction that adds to their premium feel.
Configuration and Overview
Burner or Element Style
Number of Elements-Burners
Installs Over Built-In Oven
Left Front Size
Right Front Size
Right Front Power
Right Front Type
Right Rear Size
Right Rear Power
Right Rear Type
Left Front Power
Left Front Type
Left Rear Size
Left Rear Power
Left Rear Type
Style and Extras
Hot Surface Indicator Light
Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
For complete information, visit owner center.
Use & Care Guide
Comprehensive information about your new appliance - from getting started to cleaning and maintenance.
Use the powerful cleaning action of affresh™ Kitchen & Appliance Cleaner to cut through the residue and leaves a streak-free shine. It leaves behind a pleasant citrus scent. Cleans everyday kitchen spills.
Affresh™ stainless steel cleaner leaves a streak-free and polished shine. It gently cleans fingerprints, smudges and residue. Use stainless steel cleaner on refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges, and microwaves.
Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaner and Polish keeps stainless steel surfaces shining like new. Its powerful, no-shake formula works great on all appliances by removing food spills, grime, and stains. Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaner and Polish also works on grills and sinks.