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
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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
Hot Surface Indicator Light
Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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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.
Rated 1 out of
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Uneven heatingThe front left burner is where I cook most. Unfortunately, the element heats unevenly, so food burns on the bottom of the pan in one area on the right side. The burner was replaced once by the appliance dealer to correct this problem. The replacement burner does exactly the same thing. It is also very slow to boil a pot of water. Even if I put a lid on the pot, it take ~20 minutes to boil. I also find the graphics for the dials difficult to see. They are so tiny and without adequate contrast against the black glass. I wish I had coils again instead.
Date published: 2015-03-07
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 2 out of
hard to clean - bad filter designWe had an older version of the ceramic top cook top with a circular filter - we liked the older version much, much better. The grease filter on this version is terrible, the removable filter is supposed to lean across the downdraft opening but does not properly sit within the space designed and constantly falls to the bottom. As grease is pulled into the filter area after the filter falls it naturally falls to the bottom of the unit. I have to reach my arm in past my elbow to try to clean the grease build up in the bottom. My husband's larger arm won't even fit, so he couldn't clean it if he wanted to. The filter design is flawed.
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 2 out of
Cooktop Cleaning IssueWe bought this cooktop 3 months ago and I love the way it heats up so fast but the clean up is an issue with me. If anything spills on the cooktop when cooking and needs to be cleaned up it takes me 20 minutes to clean it up after the burner cools down. I am using the cleaning product that was supplied with the cooktop. Even using that cleaner doesn't get all the residue off. Totally disappointed with this cooktop due to the clean up issue. I would rather have a cooktop with the coils agains. May have to get a gasline installed and purchase a gas supplied cooktop. To bad we spent so much money on this one.
Date published: 2014-12-13
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 4 out of
Boils water so quickly!I purchased this new cooktop for a kitchen remodel. Love the sleek look and love how it boils water so quickly. It is difficult to keep it clean because of it being glass but after it is cleaned it looks beautiful.