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I have had this gas downdraft cooktop for eight years. The knobs are plastic and break after three to four years use. We travel a good bit and are home six to seven months out of the year so I am being generous when I say they last three to four years. The knobs are plastic and bore out which makes them not only nonfunctional, but unsafe. When this happens you cannot turn the fire off. I have had to order five new knobs, at the cost of $17.10 each. They have gone up in price over $2 since I last ordered. At best they probably cost $2 or less to manufacture. I would urge anyone to not buy Whirlpool products, who makes KitchenAid. I also have double ovens, poorest self cleaning ovens I have ever owned. They are also poorly calibrated.
I had this cooktop installed in my newly built home 2 years ago. Since then, it has failed completely twice. If you use more than 2 of the 4 burners at the same time, it just blows and will not work at all. Service is a long and arduous process. Of the 2 years I have lived here I have been without a cooktop for 4 months and counting. The latest breakdown was at the end of September. I've had 3 service class so far, next one scheduled for Dec 10, 2018. Going to be a GREAT Thanksgiving!!!
I purchased KitchenAid stove with glass top last week, but I am surprised that its glass is getting stains every time even a single drop of water goes on the glass. I spent almost $1700, thinking of getting a superior product, but it's so unfortunate that their quality is very bad. I was using Whirlpool for the last 10 years. Their glass top is very easy to clean and no issues. I called Lowe's (BRAMPTON). They say we can't return the appliances once they are used. PLEASE DO NOT BUY... OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE CRYING AFTERWARDS.
I purchased KitchenAid ceramic glass top cooktops. This is a sour lemon! 2 days after the installation, it made a big sound and burnt up heat indication light. And it started showing small bubble like things on surface. No matter how much I cleaned, it did not go away. I thought this was factory defect. I told the dealer and they replace with a new top. But with this new top, it's starting to show the small bubbles again. I had several glass top cooktop before but this is the worst one to get cleaned. And I don't like the burners' sizes. There are 2 large burners and 2 small ones and no medium size. If I use small burner for medium size pan, it takes forever to get hot and if I place medium size fry pan on large burner, oil splashes on burning surface around the pan. Whoever made this cooktops, do you cook?
This cooktop has ‘dots’ marking the top burners. The dots look like splatters- confusing to clean but not a huge thing. The thing I hate about the stove is the vibration it puts off when cooling. The bottom drawer (which is useless) vibrates when the oven vents, after use. It is so annoying. I’ve moved everything out of the bottom drawer but no improvement - just a constant rattle until the oven is cool - poor design. I would never buy this again!
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This is not a KitchenAid product, but just have to add my two cents here. My GE stove is just 8 months old and has a cracked glass top already. The service man could not figure out why, it is a hairline crack and is not really noticeable, yet.... nothing was dropped on it nor was anything dragged across it to scratch it. So GE blamed it on the copper bottom pans I was using on it. The top is horrible, it will not clean up at all, used the cleaner that came with it, a razor blade, still looks like **. GE is going to replace the top under warranty, but I would never, ever, buy one of these types of stoves again, they are horrible...
I have had my range for three months and I have spent an inordinate amount of time cleaning the stovetop. I have owned stainless steel appliances before but for some reason, this stovetop shows every drop of water and makes stains constantly. It is also scratched up even though it is new and I can't seem to understand why. These scratches are not directly around the burners so it isn't due to wiping off stains. If you like your stainless to look clean, find another manufacturer. My Thermador cooktop was never this hard to keep clean.
I purchased a brand new home in June 2016 that came with KitchenAid appliances, including a touch-activated electronic induction cooktop. It was a little frustrating at first because none of our existing pots and pans would work with the induction cooktop, therefore we had to purchase all new pots and pans. The best part of the system was that everything heated and cooked VERY QUICKLY, however we still had to make sure we had the correct pan size for each of the different sized burners.
And then the fun started. Two months after moving into our home and using the cooktop I heard a nice "POP" noise while I was using the cooktop (actually my wife was using the cooktop, who am I trying to kid). I received the all-now very familiar F47 error, which didn't go away after resetting the breaker, and ultimately requires an entirely new, complete circuit board (of $300 - $500 value). Long story short, since August 2016 I have heard now four more "POP"s with the most recent occurring yesterday. So I have received new circuit boards in August 2016, February 2017, June 2017, August 2017 and now they will likely want to give me another one by December 2017. I have requested an exchange in June and August and was denied both times since "it can be fixed". I've made a request for another exchange today, and I'll be happy to update everyone as soon as I get a response.
Bought a new home - KitchenAid appliances were an upgrade ($12000 plus). Ha ha. Worst (electric) double ovens and gas (propane conversion) cooktop ever - after 5 new homes and 47 years of appliances. The electric ovens are a joke - cannot hold a temp, even with oven door closed! The cooktop - indescribably inferior to everything we've owned - including a 'Caloric,' now defunct, and a (condo) Magic Chef - no joke, either.
We replaced our kitchen in November of 2017 with stainless steel KitchenAid appliances. The cooktop is the worst ever. Difficult to clean, scratches easily, crazy electric elements overheat and burn food even when on low. You can't regulate the temperature at all on the left front burner. The metal on the top and bottom of the cooktop is so cheap and so sharp that I have nicked my hand numerous times when cleaning. Just horrible and a waste of money. It looks like a war zone even though I clean it after each use (takes a good 15 minutes with the cleaning paste and pads designated for the cooktop). So time-consuming. Seriously, I have another cooktop in my pantry area and I use this when I cook anything than boiling. Just horrible.
DO NOT BUY ANY APPLIANCE FROM KITCHENAID. The refrigerator sucks--broken when we just bought it. The dishwasher sucks, the metal cover cut my leg twice. And the cooktop is the worst one. Their 2nd-5th year warranty is just a joke, it only covers little kinds of cracks, which does not match almost all conditions. And its quality is very, very bad that it broke suddenly while I was frying eggs using a light pan. And it just happened 14 month (just over 1 year) from we bought it. DO NOT BUY IT! UNLESS YOU WANT TO CHANGE THEM EVERY YEAR!!!
I bought a stainless steel fridge in January 2015. It started to rust right in the middle of the doors, right in your face. Called up customer service since I had bought a 4 years golden warranty that does not cover aesthetic. Of course! I threaten them to go to court and all they could come up with is selling me another fridge at a much lower price. But the problem is that it’s 2017 and the collection has entirely changed its looks so I had to buy the entire collection at a lower price but still... remember that my fridge was a 2015.
I received a fridge with bumps and without all the accessories that goes into the freezer. I also received the stove with bumps, scratch, the main handle was crooked about an two inches and on the top of it all my range had multiple color and finishes. The stainless was not the same on the door and on the drawer and not matching the fridge and the dishwasher. So many hours spent over the phone and days of work lost to wait for delivery that never comes on time. I did love KitchenAid but the quality is not there anymore. I forgot about my cordless blender paid 400$ that also started to rust. Customer service started to blame the humidity level in my house. Lol! My sink and my shower is made of stainless steel and never rusted.
KitchenAid Double Gas Range - We bought this new in 2012. I noticed right off the bat that the oven was not working right. My husband called them. They told him some things to try. He did everything they told him even to replacing a motherboard that cost over $300. Still not working right. Since we paid a lot of money we were trying to figure how to be able to use this. Nothing we did worked. The last straw was this Mother's Day when I tried to make 2 cakes and both were ruined. I wouldn't now recommend this range to anyone. It will be trashed because I wouldn't sell or give this to anyone because I know it is crap.
I purchased all new top-of-the-line Kitchen Aid SS appliances for a new kitchen, please don't make the same mistake. They are not the quality of the old Kitchen Aid. I have been building custom homes for 35 years and have purchased lots & lots of appliances. These were not inexpensive appliances, cost before tax was approx. $6500.00. There have been issues with the double range, 4 door fridge and dishwasher, the garbage compactor is made so cheaply we stopped using it as it flexed so much in the compact mode. Don't be fooled by how pretty they look on the showroom floor or be charmed by the Kitchen Aid logo. I will never purchase a Kitchen Aid product again.
In 2010 we spent $13,000 on the new all KitchenAid appliances for our kitchen. They were all PROVEN defective. I feel we were seriously let down by KitchenAid. I went through hell with the sales office, KitchenAid and the contractor. The remodel cost our entire life savings of $230,000. When I asked the contractor for help with my dysfunctional appliances, he said "You are on your own. I don't help with the appliances." But he kept on asking for the periodical checks. I have never been able to get my cooktop to simmer. It doesn't simmer corned beef, puddings or rice. I will NEVER buy anything Kitchenaid again. I am so disappointed and sad.
Our double wall ovens are 3 1/2 years old and have been nothing but problematic and poor functioning since we purchased them. Multiple "under warranty" visits could not fix problems of very uneven heating; taking 60- 90 minutes of preheating sometimes (yes, 60-90 minutes! To preheat to 400!). I would never, ever recommend this appliance!
I purchased in May 2013 an induction cooktop from Reno appliance and loved it until July 2013. Had to call for service a month later. They got a part and fixed it the following year again, and the following year again and now since May 9, 2016 this stove have not been used. They have changed the only two parts that you can change. They have been in back order now. Finally after six months I received the only other part we have not changed and guess what it’s not working. The service person can't even figure it out there is nothing else to change. Called Kitchenaid. Spoke to a manager and she said it will go in review and I might have to pay (because I used it) so $$ to received a new induction cooktop. I would like my money back!!! Model#KICU500XSS-00 Serial#XP30804119.
First grill purchased was dented and had a box of screws and parts in it like someone had dropped all the assembly parts and tools and packed the box for shipping. Replacement grill came in with a broken grill grate. Tried to call customer service number in the owner's manual and was connected to automated phone system that offers no option to talk to customer service. When you hit # for more assistance (last option) it returns you to the original message. I have tried all the numbers in their websites which have the same or similar massage, again no customer service connection.
It is obvious to me their products are of poor quality and they make it impossible to contact so they do not have to help you. I will never buy such a poor quality product because of the product and the lack of service you will get if you ever find a way to contact them outside of going to the physical address which they probably would not let you through the gate.
My KitchenAid Architect II gas glass cooktop exploded! We had it for just over a year. It was ok, though many things weren't quite right. Then a burner went out (right front). The repairman came. He got the burner working. I came over to the stove to write him a check. He gave one last go-around turning each burner on and off to test it. When he got to the right rear, BLAM! Cooktop pieces everywhere! Amazing neither of us had more than a few scratches from flying black glass. How about a class action lawsuit against these S.O.Bs.
Purchased KitchenAid induction cooktop kicu509 30", ($1500) 3 years ago. 2 weeks ago while boiling water I heard a pop (like fuse blowing). Both burners on right side stopped functioning with indicator light flashing F47. Contacted KitchenAid. Spoke to several people and was finally told that the best they could offer was a $300 service contract. When I asked what problem F47 indicated I was told could be anything from a fuse $57, to a wire $17 or control board $357. With their contract agreement they had to contact appliance service co. The service company didn't show up. I called them and they unapologetically said they were too busy that day to keep appointment. Reluctantly, I rebooked.
Technician showed up late (scheduled between 10a-1p) at 130p, Looked at F47 reading, said it was $357 control board, which his company would order then left. Didn't bother to remove top to see if it could possibly be the $57 fuse or $17 wire. Called his company after he left, cancelled service and then called KitchenAid to cancel their contract. KitchenAid USED to have a wonderful reputation for reliability and consumer satisfaction. It is very frustrating to feel one has little recourse other than venting here in getting any form of monetary retribution for this rather expensive $1500 appliance that's basically a 3 year throwaway.
We redid our entire kitchen last year and got all new appliances. We bought a KitchenAid induction cooktop for $1500+ and it has been awful!! It turns off for no reason and then beeps nonstop until you actually go to fuse box (in basement, for us) and reset the power. A pot will work fine one day and the next day it won't work. Have had numerous meals ruined by the cooktop just shutting down again and again. Would NEVER get this brand again.
I replaced my existing 18 yr old Whirlpool cooktop during a kitchen remodel. I am still kicking myself. This is a piece of junk. I thought KitchenAid was an upgrade and boy am I wrong. I can't get it clean at all. Just with smudges and water spots. No burnt on or over boils, etc. No matter what I try it won't come clean. Looks like crap. No one notices my nice new 8k countertops but they notice the stained piece of crap in the center island. If anyone knows how to get it clean, fill me in please.
I was excited that my recently purchased home had been remodeled and a new 5-burner kitchen aid gas cooktop was installed. This is not made for cooks. Called service twice and was told it was working as designed. One burner simmers. I cannot cook on this as I need to be able to boil on all burners and simmer on all burners. Who designed this? Customer service cannot help. This is rifle oculus. Very expensive piece appliance that has to be replaced and not satisfaction from warranty service. Ridiculous.
I have a KitchenAid Cooktop in my 4 year old house that went up in flames last year. Fire shooting out of the knob and everywhere else. I called KitchenAid, was connected to the "safety" department for urgent issues. They were closed for the weekend. They never called back but I called again. They said they'd schedule someone to come out. They scheduled 3 weeks out. The vendor, an audio visual company, never showed. They scheduled again 2 weeks out. The vendor showed at a different time and said the cooktop needed to be replaced. KitchenAid confirmed they would replace it for free. Then they changed their minds and said maybe they could order parts.
I have been waiting for months and months. They call periodically to try to sell me another product, and tell me my parts are on back order and they don't know when they'll be in because the subcontractor is unreliable. I have asked to speak with a manager each time and they say I can't. I have dealt with 2 supervisors named Nicole and Kimyata. (The subcontractor has answered the phone every time I've called and seems to be very responsive.) They obviously have no intention of replacing my cooktop and now say it's over the 5 year warranty period - IT WASN'T WHEN I STARTED THE PROCESS 6 MONTHS AGO!
Brand new induction cooktop. We bought pots and pans that were advertised as induction ready. All passed the magnet test but only 50% would work. The cooktop will indicate no pan. Manufacture will not replace if one pan works on all burners.
I purchased my KitchenAid cooktop, Model KGCT366BBLO in 2000. Granted I have had it for 15 years but did not expect to have it completely explode while cooking. The top completely shattered and blew out as hole on the top big enough to set a glass in. It also shattered enough glass that it cut my arm. I called KitchenAid and all they seemed concerned about was whether I was hurt enough to "sue" them. As soon as that was established, they just said they could do nothing because it was so old. Funny how things are made these days. You buy things because they are supposed to last a reasonable amount of time. My mother-in-law purchased her stove in 1959 and she is still cooking on it today. Does that tell us something about quality, ethics and a company standing behind its product???
I purchased this cooktop (Architect Series II 30 in. Gas-on-Glass Gas Cooktop in Black) Feb. 20, 2015, today is May 15, 2015, so in 3 months the grates CRACKED. The highest burner (front left) grate turns red in 3 minutes. When I noticed the crack, I called KitchenAid and they refused to cover it under warranty as they considered the crack a cosmetic issue saying "You might have spilled food on it causing the crack". This is not a chip, it is a crack, a vertical crack. So, customer service and warranty are really poor as their product.
I've owned this Kitchenaid 36" electric downdraft cooktop for 3 years. Never have I had such a poor quality appliance. The paint coating covering the downdraft grill came off in huge chunks. The downdraft compartment is rusting everywhere. And now 1 burner isn't working. It just doesn't stand up to the standards a consumer expects from a Kitchenaid product.
I bought this glass top induction cooktop. Less than one year glass surface has cracked with very little heat. I called the Kitchen Aid to ask them if it is covered by warranty. They said that cosmetic changes won't be covered by warranty. This is a large crack. It will cost me 500 dollar to change it. You would think that they make the glass surface more durable. Since they did not make it durable they should stand back with this product and cover the cracks.
This has been a lemon - within a few months problems started with all burners clicking at the same time and a loud sound under it. Apparently one of the burner wires got burnt. After I got this issue fixed within a couple of months the same happened and one burner is completely out! I carried on with the rem four and now a new problem - the igniter does not start.
KitchenAid Cooktops Company Information
- Company Name:
- P.O. Box 218
- St. Joseph
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- United States
- (800) 541-6390