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

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The flush design of this stainless steel gas cooktop features low profile grates that integrate into the countertop. Durable clear coat protection helps keep the stainless steel surface looking like new. The sleek design complements powerful and versatile performance with features like a 20K BTU professional dual-tier burner that can go from a low simmer to a rapid boil.

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20K BTU Professional Dual Tier Burner

Works as an all-purpose professional burner, providing the ability to use both high- and low-temperature cooking methods so you can go from a boil to a simmer without changing burners.

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.

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.

Additional Features

Clear Coat Protection

Helps prevent the discoloration, scaling, and staining that commonly occur over time. The finish is scratch-resistant to maintain its look over time.

Control Lock Function

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

Hot-Surface Indicator

Provides a clear indication that lets you know if any cooking surface is on or still hot.

Low-Profile Full-Width Cast-Iron Grates

Integrates with the countertop, creating a more streamlined look.

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
Size
36
Surface Material
Stainless Steel
Burner or Element Style
Sealed Gas
Number of Elements-Burners
5
Installs Over Built-In Oven
Yes

Cooktop Features

Center Front Power
20000 BTU
Center Front Type
Professional Dual Tier Burner
Right Front Power
10000 BTU
Right Rear Power
7000 BTU
Left Front Power
12000 BTU
Left Rear Power
6000 BTU
Left Rear Type
Simmer

Style and Extras

Downdraft Vent
No
Hot Surface Indicator Light
Yes

Dimensions

Depth
21
Height
3
Width
36 1/4
Cutout Depth
20
Cutout Height
3
Cutout Width
35 1/4

Product Dimensions

  • 21
  • 3
  • 36 1/4

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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This product has been transitioned to KCGS956ESS, but there may be limited availability at your local retailer.

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36-Inch 5 Burner Gas Cooktop, Architect® Series II is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 55.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best cooktop! When we were researching appliances for a total kitchen redo this past spring we looked at a lot of brands. The kitchen appliances were at the top of our list. We ended up buying a kitchen aid refrigerator, wall oven, micro/convection oven, range hood and the 36" gas cooktop. We purchased a bosch dishwasher but it was so small we exchanged it for a kitchen aid and love it so much more! I love the cooktop...not only function great it also looks awesome! The only "negative issue I have is where the knobs are is black and is hard to clean. I wish it was also stainless steel like the rest of the cooktop - but everything else overrides that "complaint! I would definitely recommend this cooktop!
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and efficient. Looks great too! I love the new cooktop. It's 2 months old now and I never realized how much I enjoyed cooking. It took a little time realizing the burners will lock and turnoff for safety reasons if you hold the knobs down too long when turning on a burner. It's a great feature but took a little getting used to. I also like the grate design and space on the range. Pots can stay warm while finishing other dishes without being directly overtop the burner. We love our cooktop.
Date published: 2013-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Choice We purchased the cook top to replace a very old electric one. I had never had gas but I love it!! My husband installed himself. It is very easy to use. Also very easy to keep clean.
Date published: 2013-07-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Have changed 3 parts after 5 service visit in for months !!!!!! The burners go off when in slow or medium mode. We bought this burner in Jan 2013. The problem started in march.
Date published: 2013-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I am an avid home cook who cooks on a daily basis. I have found the KitchenAid® 36-Inch 5-Burner Gas Cooktop, Architect® Series II to be a pleasure to use. There is plenty of space to have multiple pots in use simultaneously. The clear coating makes cleaning very easy. In regard to temperature, I have only one minor criticism. Even the smallest burner cooks a bit hot. 99% of the time, this is not a problem; however, if one needs to cook on extremely low heat, this could be an issue. Overall, it's an excellent product and I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has grat features I choose the 36 inch because I wanted enough room for my large pots and this cook top works perfect. I love how easy it is to clean with the clean coat protection!! I also love how easy it is to turn on and all the different levels it cooks on. From high to low, a burner for all your needs. I had it professional installed and no problems. I have enjoyed the downdraft but wish it wasn't so loud. I would purchase the again.
Date published: 2013-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm thrilled with my KitchenAid Gas Cooktop! The extra BTU's are worth every penny! My old gas cooktop (not a KitchenAid) would not even boil water. Not a problem with my new KitchenAid cooktop. Now my pasta is al dente! Five burners with varying sized plates allow me to control cooking temperatures. The double middle burner is my favorite. I can load my huge stock pot onto this burner with no problems. I love to cook and I love my new KitchenAid cooktop!
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the five burners This stovetop is well-made. My wife loves it. She especially enjoys the large middle burner for cooking with large pots, a wok, or canning. We can use all our pots and pans on it and we particularly like using our cast iron cookware. Everything can be heated up quickly. It is rather nice to look at and, although like most gas burners it takes a bit of time to clean, it is easier to clean than most.
Date published: 2013-10-30
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