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

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
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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.

Additional Features

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

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

Cooktop Features

Center Rear Power
4800/2800 watt
Center Front Type
Center Front Size
Left Front Size
Left Front Power
2500/1800 watt
Right Rear Size
Left Rear Size
Center Rear Size
Right Front Size
Right Rear Power
2500/1800 watt
Left Front Type
Right Front Power
2500/1800 watt
Left Rear Power
2500/1800 watt
Right Rear Type
Center Rear Type
Right Front Type
Left Rear Type

Style and Extras

Downdraft Vent
Digital Display
Hot Surface Indicator Light
Tap Touch


Cutout Width
33 1/16
Cutout Depth
19 5/16
Cutout Height
21 5/16
3 1/8
36 5/16

Product Dimensions

  • 21 5/16
  • 3 1/8
  • 36 5/16

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is awesome! I love this induction cooktop! KitchenAid has done a wonderful job with this cooktop. I have never cooked on anything that heats so evenly and fast. You can boil water in a minute or so, and reduce the heat just as fast. I love the safety feature that only the pan/pot gets hot and not the entire surface. I will not go back to an electric or gas cooktop. December 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by easy to clean and sleek design Hard to find pots and pans to work . it takes awhile to figure out how to cook on induction. January 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cannot use my smallpots Since there is only my husband and I in the home it is easier to cook smaller quantities in smaller pans. Small pans absolutely do not work with this cooktop. January 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great product, however It won't recognize a pan that is 8" in diameter. Is there a way to modify sensor? January 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by One major design flaw I love the fact that this stove has five burners, but I am still not able to wrap my brain around the fact that there is no burner small enough to use a small saucepan! Since the burners will not stay on if the pan is not the right size...I consider this a real "con" in it's design! Unless I am missing something in the manual, I see no way around this issue and what would have otherwise been a stellar review, gets less that five stars for this reason alone! May 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by If you wish you had gas but don't, buy this cooktop I'm stunned at how fast this thing cooks! I have been using an electric range with the heavy iron disks as heating elements. I hated it! Took forever to heat up then was way too hot to cook on. With the induction cooktop you can heat up rapidly then ramp down heat just like turning down the gas. Very granular control. Very clear, concise controls. We have yet to turn on the wrong "burner" which happened all the time with the old unit. You will have to get used to how fast this is and how much heat you can apply. There is a bit of getting used to it involved. Many complained they had pots they couldn't use. Since we knew we had to get new pot & pans we waited until the unit was in and we measured the sizes of the burners. We didn't buy ones that wouldn't work. Problem solved. Do not buy expensive sets before installation! I have two 'complaints': it can be hard to see the markings on the top showing where the pot should be. You want the pot centered somewhat for best performance and I sometimes have to move the pot to see the line then move it where it needs to be. Not a giant issue but it can be annoying in low light. My biggest complaint is the documentation. Why not give the burner sizes so people can get the right sizes since it's so critical? Why not explain why the pot size and placement is so critical? I still don't know if the pot is off center by an inch if it matters or why. All the book tells you is that you should be within a half inch of the burner size. The guy in the store said the pot needed to be at least 80% as big as the circle. What about too big? Does that matter? Why? All in all I really like this gizmo but a better user guide would improve the user experience by a lot in my view. February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nice features, I have only used this product a few months and I'm very happy with this new stove. June 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabulous cooktop This is the first induction cooktop I have owned, so I was a little apprehensive. However, I love it! Of course I needed new pots and pans, but they are plentiful and easy to find. The cooking is super fast, and the bottom of the pans never get too hot and burn the contents. However, the cooking temp is even and the controls easy to use. Once the pans are removed, the cooktop cools extremely fast. The smooth surface is a snap to clean, but I don't have biol-overs with this cooktop! July 18, 2013
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