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Kenmore  36'' Electric Cooktop with Radiant Elements

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Reg Price: $919.99
Savings: $299.00
$620.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Controls and Features:
Cooking Zones: Dual zone and fixed elements
Cooktop Control Location: Front
Number of Elements/Burners: 5
Dimensions:
Cutout Dimensions: See Installation Guide below product description
Depth (In.): 21.5
Height (In.): 3
Item Weight (lbs.): 39
Minimum Clearance Above Cooktop (in.): 30 in.
Minimum Clearance Below Cooktop (in.): 5
Minimum Clearance to Front of Counter (in.): 2.5 in.
Minimum Clearance to Left Wall (in.): 7.5 in.
Minimum Clearance to Rear Wall (in.): 2 in.
Minimum Clearance to Right Wall (in.): 7.5 in.
Width (in.): 36
Color:
Color Family: Stainless steel
Color Matching Controls: Yes
Styling & Design:
Cooking Bay Style: Fixed Bays
Cooking Surface: Electric: radiant glass surface
Surface: Ceramic-glass
General Features:
Power Cord Included: Yes
Power Source:
Gas or Electric: Electric
Minimum Circuit Rating: 40 amps
Total Connected Load: 9.4 kW @ 240V/ 7.1 kW @ 208V
Voltage: 220/240V
Warranty:
General Warranty: 1 year
SafetyFeatures:
Safety Features: Hot surface indicators
Safety/In-Use Indicator: Hot surface indicator(s)
Certifications:
ADA Compliant: Yes
CSA Listed: Yes
NSF Listed: No
UL Listed: Yes
General Configuration:
Element Configuration: Dual: 9 in./6 in. 2500/1200W; 9 in. 750-3000W; 7 in. 1500W; two 6 in. 1200W
Frame: Stainless steel
Installable Over Oven: Can install over oven
Venting System: No

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Kenmore — trusted in the homes of more than 100 million Americans.

36 in. electric radiant cooktop has versatile element choices, including a quick-to-boil power element and a 6 in./9 in. dual element. Warm and Ready zone keeps food warm until your ready to serve.

  • Stylish, easy to clean ceramic glass cooktop
  • Quick, even-heating radiant cooktop
  • Quick to boil power burner convenience
  • Versatile elements include two 7 in. elements, one 6 in. element and one 9 in. element
  • Dual element gives a choice of 6 in. or 9 in. to match pan size for more even cooking
  • Handy warm and ready zone keeps foods warm until ready to be served
  • Simmer Select

Added on October 21, 2010

 

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14 Reviews Write a review
8 Reviewers (57.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise6 found this helpful
katgal
Jul 23 , 2013
GREAT Cooktop!
I bought a house not long ago, and the appliances needed a serious updating. The previous owner had installed a new counter top, which I really like. However, he kept the very old, (like from the 70's...possibly even late 60's), Kenmore coil cooktop in the midst of upgrading the counter. Since I didn't want to potentially damage the new counter top, I had very specific cut out dimensions to follow. This specific Kenmore cooktop is the only one I could find that would go right in without my having to call in a counter top professional. But, I must admit, that I was hesitant in making my purchase due to the numerous very negative reviews of it. It further frustrated me that neither of my local Sear's stores even carried a display model of it for me to look at. Nevertheless, knowing the dimensions I was stuck with, and knowing I really didn't have the extra money to call in a professional, I decided to go ahead and order this cooktop. I decided to bank on the good name that Kenmore has had for many years. I'm glad I did! Not only has this cooktop kept me from what I'm sure would've been a nightmare in which the counter top could've been messed up, it's a GREAT cooktop! I've been cooking on it for a while now, and have had absolutely no trouble. Yes, the burners get really hot, but that's not atypical for ceramic cooktops. This is my third ceramic cooking surface that I've used since 2002. The two others were Whirlpools, and they got just as hot, but it just goes with the territory of these ceramic tops. I have no complaints about it because it's almost, sort of like, cooking on a gas range with how quickly it gets hot. Furthermore, I have not had the knobs get overheated to the point where I can't touch them. I had 4 burners, (two on high and two on medium-high), going the other night, and the knobs never got even warm to the touch. Clean up is easy as anything. Naturally, like with all other ceramic tops, you have to wait until the unit is cooled down in order to wipe it off. So, basically, if you follow the instructions that come with this cooktop, you should have absolutely no trouble in the cleaning department. I think a lot of people mistakenly believe that these ceramic tops are just like the old coil tops. They are most certainly not the same. You do have to take a little extra care of these ceramic tops, but they are SO much better than the coil tops in every way...from cooking to cleaning! While I don't pretend to know exactly why a lot of the people wrote highly negative reviews of this cooktop, from what I have read, it sounds like a lot of user error more than anything else. Sure, there are "lemons" in every bunch of electronics, but please don't allow the negative reviews to deter you from considering this product. I don't believe you'll be sorry!
Criticism10 found this helpful
AuntDi
Apr 30 , 2008
Damaged cooktop
At 1 year and a few days after being installed. My cook top cracked, one long crack close to the front left burner. I used it properly, cleaned according to directions(it is hard to clean by the way) and after using it last night and letting it cool, I went to clean it and found the crack. What a dissapointment.
 

LNutting

Edgewater, MD

Feb 9 , 2014
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Kenmore Cooktop

I love how easy this is to clean and install.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 24 , 2013
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kenmore cooktop

awesome, went from two burners and a grill to this 5 burner with special simmer eye, already love it

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MayslandingNJ

Mays Landing, NJ

Oct 6 , 2013
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Wonderful Cook Top / Easy Cleaning

We have had this cook top for around 3 1/2 years and really love it. The only negative thing I have found is the ceramic knobs. When they get hot the paint chips. I am going to replace them with stainless steel knobs. Cleaning the stovetop is very easy make sure when you recieve your cook top you put the sealant on cook top. When cleaning make sure stovetop is very cold. Use Weiman glass cook top heavy duty cleaner and polish (can purchase at ******* or ******). This polish removes any burned on foods and marks. Instructions:Pour cleaner on dirty areas and rub with paper towell this will remove all burnt and dirty areas repeat if needed to all areas until clean. After cleaning use Windex and paper towell (Bounty) to shine cooktop. Your stovetop will always look brand new. I hope this information was a big help.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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katgal

North Charleston, SC

Jul 23 , 2013
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GREAT Cooktop!

I bought a house not long ago, and the appliances needed a serious updating. The previous owner had installed a new counter top, which I really like. However, he kept the very old, (like from the 70's...possibly even late 60's), Kenmore coil cooktop in the midst of upgrading the counter. Since I didn't want to potentially damage the new counter top, I had very specific cut out dimensions to follow. This specific Kenmore cooktop is the only one I could find that would go right in without my having to call in a counter top professional. But, I must admit, that I was hesitant in making my purchase due to the numerous very negative reviews of it. It further frustrated me that neither of my local Sear's stores even carried a display model of it for me to look at. Nevertheless, knowing the dimensions I was stuck with, and knowing I really didn't have the extra money to call in a professional, I decided to go ahead and order this cooktop. I decided to bank on the good name that Kenmore has had for many years. I'm glad I did! Not only has this cooktop kept me from what I'm sure would've been a nightmare in which the counter top could've been messed up, it's a GREAT cooktop! I've been cooking on it for a while now, and have had absolutely no trouble. Yes, the burners get really hot, but that's not atypical for ceramic cooktops. This is my third ceramic cooking surface that I've used since 2002. The two others were Whirlpools, and they got just as hot, but it just goes with the territory of these ceramic tops. I have no complaints about it because it's almost, sort of like, cooking on a gas range with how quickly it gets hot. Furthermore, I have not had the knobs get overheated to the point where I can't touch them. I had 4 burners, (two on high and two on medium-high), going the other night, and the knobs never got even warm to the touch. Clean up is easy as anything. Naturally, like with all other ceramic tops, you have to wait until the unit is cooled down in order to wipe it off. So, basically, if you follow the instructions that come with this cooktop, you should have absolutely no trouble in the cleaning department. I think a lot of people mistakenly believe that these ceramic tops are just like the old coil tops. They are most certainly not the same. You do have to take a little extra care of these ceramic tops, but they are SO much better than the coil tops in every way...from cooking to cleaning! While I don't pretend to know exactly why a lot of the people wrote highly negative reviews of this cooktop, from what I have read, it sounds like a lot of user error more than anything else. Sure, there are "lemons" in every bunch of electronics, but please don't allow the negative reviews to deter you from considering this product. I don't believe you'll be sorry!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product.
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Chickpea450

Kennedy, AL

Jun 22 , 2013
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HAZARDous!!

Just cooked on this cooktop. I cook a lot! But before I have finished cooking the knobs are so hot, they will burn your hand. I called technical support, finally got to talk to someone. He said that it said it bold letters that if use a lot of elements to cook on the entire cooktop gets very hot. Why has there not been a recall?? Gonna try to replace it with a different brand. I thought Kenmore was better than that. I had a Kenmore stovetop years ago, and it didn't do that.


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LindaAnagnostis

Flagler Beach, FL

Nov 12 , 2012
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Kenmore

I''ve enjoyed it so much that I am cooking up a storm.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SpudNV

Las Vegas, NV

Dec 25 , 2010
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Component problems

Had to replace one of the burners at about 5 years and it lasted as long as the warranty; then worked intermittently until it would only stay on and on High. I don't consider 5 years for such an expensive appliance acceptable. There are a number of better configured (in my opinion) units and as I write this (12/2010) at a better price - a Maytag, for instance has the larger burners at the back where any smoke/odors will be picked up by the hood vent better. Bigger pots usually are on for a longer time so at the back makes more sense than having them at the front like the Kenmore. However, I am replacing the current one with the same, newer model, not because I am satisfied with it but because the cut-out dimensions for the Kenmore are smaller than every other electric cooktop except the GE Profile series that retail for about $400 more. I don't want to start cutting into my solid surface counters and to pay a contractor makes the whole thing prohibitively expensive.


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SARGE1212

Houston, Tx

May 19 , 2009
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Very Pleased

I have owned this cooktop for about two months and I have had no problems with it. All burners work well, no cracks yet, I followed the cleaning directions and cleaning was easy (no elbow grease required). I too didn't read the reviews until after I bought the cooktop. I too bought the extended warranty (just in case). I bought the white one (if that matters to anyone). Up to now, I am very pleased with the cooktop.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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nunzi

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Feb 26 , 2009
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hard to clean

have had this stove top for app. 4 months. Very hard to clean. I, too, should have read the reviews b/4 I purchased it. After reading the reviews, I took out the extended warranty. Hopefully I won't need to use it. Would not recommend.


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KenmoreNotForMe

, Royse City Texas 75189

Dec 7 , 2008
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Very Low Quality

Wished I had read the reviews prior to purchasing this Kenmore product. As others have stated, I also have had the glass surface to crack on the left Power element. This was after 10 mins. of the element being turned off. Also, the add says "Easy to Clean" NOT! you must use lots of special cleaner and scrubing. ----ALSO, scratches very easily while pans are on the surface. Just because it says KENMORE doesn't mean your getting quality. They sell all levels of quality--Low end, low price----upto High end, High price.


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