Kenmore Elite 36'' Downdraft Gas Cooktop, Stainless SteelItem# 02231123000 | Model# 31123
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Specifications & Dimensions
|Cutout Dimensions:||19.125 in. H x 34 in. W|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||78|
|Minimum Clearance Above Cooktop (in.):||30|
|Minimum Clearance Below Cooktop (in.):||9|
|Minimum Clearance to Front of Counter (in.):||2.25|
|Minimum Clearance to Left Wall (in.):||9|
|Minimum Clearance to Rear Wall (in.):||2.75|
|Minimum Clearance to Right Wall (in.):||7|
|Controls and Features:|
|Cooking Zones:||None, fixed elements/burners|
|Cooktop Control Location:||Front|
|Cooktop Control Type:||Electro-mechanical|
|Number of Elements/Burners:||4|
|Safety/In-Use Indicator:||No Indicators|
|Color Family:||Stainless steel|
|Color Matching Controls:||Yes|
|Styling & Design:|
|Cooking Bay Style:||Fixed Bays|
|Cooking Surface:||Gas: sealed burners|
|Power Cord Included:||Yes|
|Gas or Electric:||Gas|
|ENERGY STAR Compliant:||No|
|Burner Configuration:||18,200 BTU nat., 21,000 BTU nat. bridge burner, 5,000 BTU nat.|
|Installable Over Oven:||Cannot install over oven|
Ratings & Reviews
Kenmore Elite Downdraft Gas Cooktop - Streamlined Ventilation
This Kenmore Elite 36" downdraft gas cooktop 3112 provides effective ventilation for kitchens without the need for a bulky overhead ventilation unit. This downdraft gas cooktop boasts the industry's most powerful downdraft system, whisking away odors and smoke through the downdraft blower system. Perfect for homes that aren't equipped with overhead ventilation or kitchens with a streamlined look that want to maintain open sightlines. This cooktop's powerful 18,200 BTU Turbo Boil and 21,000 BTU Bridge Burner ensure fast and impressive meals, every time.
- Delivering an outstanding 18,200 BTUs of heating power, Gas Turbo Boil™ brings pots, pans and kettles to a boil rapidly, saving time and getting meals made fast.
- The 21,000 BTU Bridge Burner works in individual 7,000 BTU sections for smaller skillets and pans, or all at once, creating one big burner for griddles, stew pots and Dutch ovens.
- From frying bacon to sautéing cloves of garlic, a 3-speed fan delivers customizable ventilation with up to 525 CFM of airflow, clearing the air fast or slow at your discretion.
Added on September 23, 2011
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Most Helpful Reviews
Santa Rosa, CA
We shopped every store and went online to find the best one. This is it! Since we have a two story home, we had to have a down draft instead of a hood. This one worked out great.
Installation was A COMPLETE NIGHTMARE - 12 days without a stovetop. I would go into detail, but SEARS will REJECT my review for the third time. The blower/fan on mine arrived with a severed wire (broken). Replacement took 6 days from my initial product order to arrive. The grates are not black as pictured - they are gray. It looks like the finish on the grates may flake off. The "stainless" gets filthy and fingerprint marks are crazy! It also scratches like crazy too - brand new stove is already scratched after 1 day of use. Turbo boil really is fast. I don't have a problem listed about the fan pulling the flame too close to the rubber gasket when cooking - maybe they fixed it?
I searched for over 2 years for a downdraft model in a 36" opening. This one fit perfectly and did not require any adjustment to my cabinet. I love the varying sizes of burners and the one that works with a long griddle pan called a bridge.
Port Orchard, WA
We bought this cook top mid December 2013 and saw it on sale 3 weeks later. I asked about a rebate and they said the policy was 2 weeks. OK, I also was upset that we wiped down the control **** area and the black paint indicating high/low, etc started to disappear. Called Sears and that is not covered under warranty even for a 3 week old cook top. Next my wife placed the knobs in the dishwasher and when they came out, the "stainless" coloring was faded in some places and spotted in many other areas on two of the five knobs. Sears does not warranty the knobs on a five week old cook top. So now I am forced to purchase new knobs to replace the stained ones.while I have the original ones chromed or powder coated. Again, love the unit because it cooks great but the knobs and the printing on the control panel are of very low quality. Eventually, I will have to get decals made up to replace the painted on scripts...
Ellicott City, MD
Does not f look the same as online picture. It's stainless steel with dark gray burners instead of black. Our cooktop delivery and hook up was extremely stressful. I will not expand on the service regarding that experience but overall this cook top has been disappointing. It looks old in 2 months of light use. The writing on the cooktop indicating the flame strength such as mild med is already peeling off!!! The flame is dangerously high and can easily cause a Fire if left on high instead of medium. It's very difficult to get Sears.com to help regarding this.I spent hours on the phone regarding issues with delivery installment and now quality.. I am sorry I went with sears and had my granite cut to match these dimensions. Poor quality from Kenmore and very poor customer service from sears. STAY AWAY from this cooktop.
I have had this cooktop for a few months, it has done a fairly good job of cooking, BUT the full burner when turned on for griddling, and when the downdraft fan is used, is NOT SAFE. The fan will pull the flame into the rubber liner of the downdraft and then it will catch the rubber seal on fire!! The Sears technician has been out and he has verified this. It needs to be recalled!! The rubber liner needs to be replaced with silicone or something less flammable. I do have replacement coverage- but wanted to warn others! Also the exterior metal will scratch just looking at it...like aluminum, cannot believe it is stainless steal! When knobs have been bumped and the gas is barely on, the igniters have not always come on for safety ignite-another safety issue.... Overall unit is NOT SAFE!
My experience with Kenmore has always been a good one. However, the grates, on my less than 1 year old cooktop, are flaking constantly. I could've chosen a more expensive brand but felt confident in choosing a product from Kenmore. The flaked areas are all showing tiny rusty spots. I am not sure how to handle this issue. I have contacted Kenmore and will see how they choose to resolve the problem. Very disappointing purchase.
Fort Wayne, IN
Went from a 30" Electric Jenn-Air to this 36" downdraft cook top. Installed in Dec 2012. The down draft works just fine, does pull the side flames just a bit but you would do that with any down draft. Not very many Manafactures that make a down draft gas any more. This was the least expensive after many weeks of searching.
Saint Simons Island, GA
We had a heck of a time with Sears installers. After 2 weeks, I hired a local contractor, Island Comfort on St. Simons Island, Ga. The unit is very nice, better than we expected. The local Sears store in Brunswick adjusted the price due to problems with their installer. Overall, we are very pleased with the unit and more so, with their understanding and adjustments they made. I would recommend this unit without hesitations
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