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Specifications & Dimensions
|Controls and Features:|
|Cooking Zones:||None, fixed elements/burners|
|Cooktop Control Location:||Front|
|Number of Elements/Burners:||5|
|Safety/In-Use Indicator:||Hot surface indicator(s)|
|Cutout Dimensions:||See Installation Guide below product description|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||69|
|Styling & Design:|
|Cooking Surface:||Gas: sealed burners|
|Gas or Electric:||Gas|
|General Warranty:||1 year parts and labor|
|Burner Configuration:||Low output|
Ratings & Reviews
Kenmore Elite 36" Gas Cooktop - Power and Precise Heat
Now you're cooking with gas - this recessed Kenmore Elite 36" gas cooktop 3231 gives you up to 18,200 BTUs. The precise heat control of the Dual Ring Burner can provide a slow simmer at 900 BTUs or a rapid boil at 18,000 BTUs. The two all-purpose burners give you just the right range for everyday cooking, while the recessed design makes for easy cleanup. The ultra-low flame of the Simmer Burner lets you maintain a low heat, while the Turbo-Boil Burner can bring a stock pot to a full boil in minutes. Get cooking with this Kenmore Elite gas cooktop.
- 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.
- The 18,000 BTU Dual Ring Burner combines rapid heating and boiling with smaller flame options that simmer and warm to fit your skillet, pot and meal perfectly.
- Designed to power you through dishes large and small, 9,500 BTU burners deliver heat for a wide range of cooking options, so you can simmer, sear, warm and boil all in one spot.
- The 5,000 BTU Simmer Burner was designed to deliver reliable warming and ultra-low simmering with a consistent, precise flame, cutting down on scorched sauces and dried out dishes.
- Sturdy, stable and supportive, continuous range grates make transferring loaded pots and pans to different burners quick and easy, cutting down on spills and preventing accidents.
Added on October 21, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
We had this unit installed last August and even though the directions call for clips to be installed to anchor to countertop, they were not installed. After talking to several Sears folks both on-line at at the store, and having the installer come back and look again - no one seems to know how to get this done, even though the clips are shown and specifically talked about in the instructions provided with the unit.
Our unit sits up off the counter probably 1/8" plus in several areas allowing crumbs, grease or whatever to get under there - can't believe there isn't a way to seal this down against the counter - no flange, no gasket - nothing.
Totally unsatisfactory and Sears has only run us around again and again - almost making if feel like it's our fault.
Big thumbs down for this product.
Bought this to replace a failed cooktop with a downdraft unit. Sears was able to install in existing hole and utilize existing downdraft unit. Easy process, quick and polite installation, and knowledgeable sales person - and a great product.
After a minor issue requiring us to replace our first unit, the cooktop is performing wonderfully. I love the simmer burner and the bridge burners as well. I can hardly wait for Thanksgiving to give it a real workout!
Glen Allen, VA
We've had multiple issues with this unit in the first 20 months we've had it. 1. burners fail to ignite, particularly the left side burners where the bridge is. You have to remove the burner covers, get every little spec of dirt or crumb out, put everything back together, and then hope that it lights. This has happened with every burner. 2. The front right burner really flares up when it starts. Make sure you don't have your face too close looking at the flame under a pot. Eye brows may be singed! 3. Most of the labels (Lo, Med, Hi, etc) for the control knobs are coming off. We haven't used anythin rough to clean this unit with but yet the labels are disappearing. Safety issue and an eyesore.
Las Vegas, NV
I purchased this cooktop thee months ago. I use it infrequently, since I work nights. The letters on the top are already peeling off, just by wiping them with a sponge. Otherwise, it's a great stove
Very disappointed in this product. We built a new house and outfitted our new kitchen with Kenmore Pro. We are disappointed with the overall quality but the quality of this item is far below the cost. After two years of use the cheaply applied control labels are obliterated and the bezels have separated from the controls. We've been careful in cleaning to no avail. At the price for this range of products I cannot recommend these ranges to anyone.
converted to propane and definitely reduces btus. not mentioned in description though. burners also flicker and are a little noisy. needed malfunctioning burner replaced right out of the box. bridge burner really takes a long time to cook a pot of stew etc.
Hobe Sound, FL
First, the finish came scratched and had to be replaced and I know why. You can't even clean it with microfiber as EVERYTHING scratches it. But worse, it makes cooking a horror! The front jet burns all of my pots and pans. Sears has tried everything to tone down and they can't make it stop. Gas company says it is the cooktop. It is the only burner you can use as the others take forever to even boil water. Unless you want to simmer which is impossible! Simmer burner does not go low enough to simmer or hot enough to boil! . It is the cooktop from ****! If you like to cook, steer clear of this one! By the way, it is manufactured by Electrolux if you are interested.
El Dorado Hills, CA
The high BTU burner is unfortunately placed in front close to the edge of the cooktop instead of the middle back which would have also been further from the control knobs. This burner is poorly placed and gives off a broad flame instead of a crisp blue fire jet. Cooking with this 21K BTU burner so close to the counter edge will keep you on edge. I've been cooking in this location for 25 years and caught my shirt on fire for the first time after getting too close to this Kenmore M32333 cooktop. Best Stay Away ... Best Regards, "Burning Man"
Brought this item home, and can't get the packing tape marks off , even with GOO GONE! I scratched it, cleaning with a rag, REALLY a rag scratched the top? I am VERY unhappy with the quality of this cooktop! When I turn it on, sometimes it won't light right away, it clicks and clicks, and then have to turn it off, so I don't have too much gas in the air when it does start it! Based on these issues and others we have with our Kenmore Refrigerator model 5102, I will NEVER purchase Kenmore again!!!!!
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