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30" KitchenAid Architect® Series II Induction Cooktop w/ 4 Elements - KICU500XBL

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Item Code: KICU500XB
Model: KICU500XBL
Dimensions: Width: 30.75''  Height: 4.63''  Depth: 21.5'' 

Colour:   Black Stainless Steel

Product Overview

Experience the power and precision of induction technology first hand with this Architect® Series II Induction Cooktop. Induction technology uses electromagnetic energy to generate instant heat directly to your cookware for quick heating and cooling times. This superior responsiveness allows you to go from boil to simmer much faster than on a gas or electric cooktop. And the variety of control options on this cooktop make using all that power easier than you’d expect.

Key Features and Specifications:
  • 10" 3200-Watt Element
  • Melt & Hold Function
  • Performance Boost Function
  • Simmer Function
  • Touch-Activated Controls

10" 3200-Watt Element
A 10" 3200-watt element accommodates the high-temperature cooking methods required for some recipes.

Melt & Hold Function
The Melt & Hold Function uses low power levels for melting delicated ingredients or keeping cooked food warm.

Performance Boost Function
The Performance Boost Function allows you to exceed maximum heat-level setting for up to 10 minutes for rapid boiling.

Simmer Function
The Simmer Function automatically selects a low power level to help maintain a constant simmer.

Touch-Activated Controls
The Touch-Activated Controls integrate seamlessly into the surface and include a slider for heat-level selection.


Other Features and Specifications:

Electrical Requirements:
  • Amperage: 40 Amps
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Voltage: 240 V

Performance:
  • Fuel Type: Electric
  • Element Type: Induction
  • Number of Elements: 4

Cooktop Features and Design:
  • Centre Front Element Type: Induction Single
  • All Element Power Off: Yes
  • Melt & Hold: Yes
  • Minute Timer: Yes
  • Heat-Level Settings: 9
  • Pan Size Detection: Yes
  • Simmer: Yes
  • Performance Boiling Boost: Yes
  • Hot Surface Indicator: 4
  • Cooktop Design: Ceramic Glass
  • Cooktop Controls: G8 Tap Touch

Elements:
  • Left Front Element Size: 6"
  • Left Front Element Wattage (@240V): 1400/1800 Boost
  • Right Front Element Size: 7"
  • Right Front Element Wattage (@240V): 1400/1800 Boost
  • Left Rear Element Size: 10"
  • Left Rear Element Wattage (@240V): 2300/3200 Boost
  • Right Rear Element Size: 9"
  • Right Rear Element Wattage (@240V): 2300/3200 Boost

Dimensions:
  • Depth: 21 5/16"
  • Height: 2 3/8"
  • Width: 30 13/16"

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30 KitchenAid Architect® Series II Induction Cooktop w/ 4 Elements - KICU500XBL
 
3.9

(based on 110 reviews)

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72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Performance (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Innovative (8)
  • Convenient features (6)
  • Design (6)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Superb to use, clean and better than I ever could have hoped

No matter what I read and heard, nothing prepared me for how instantaneous the induction feature has been. Whatever pot/pan I choose to use, the configuration of the top is perfect for...Read complete review

No matter what I read and heard, nothing prepared me for how instantaneous the induction feature has been. Whatever pot/pan I choose to use, the configuration of the top is perfect for use. The ease of cleaning makes cooking delightful as does the instant cool down with toddlers present. The ability to so easily adjust the cooking temperature far exceeds its reputation leaving me totally satisfied with this purchase,

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not So Sure About This One

I've used this cooktop for 2 months now. 1st off, know that you will need to buy new "induction" capable cookware if you don't have that from the previous cooktop you...Read complete review

I've used this cooktop for 2 months now. 1st off, know that you will need to buy new "induction" capable cookware if you don't have that from the previous cooktop you owned (meaning "magnetic" cookware). And you need to buy good stuff (like All Clad), not cheap. So there is a huge cost off the top. If that is good for you (it was for us) and you do buy this cooktop, you need to know about the "bridge" feature. It is a feature that Kitchenaid and most likely whatever Kitchenaid dealer sells it to you, will tout. The "bridge" feature is that two "surface cooking areas" of the same size on one side of the Cooktop will form a "bridge" connecting said two areas together when this feature is on, so you can use a griddle or grill on it. Nice idea, but the problem is the two surface cooking areas, when combined using the "bridge" feature, equals an oval shaped surface cooking area that is 15.25-inches by 7.25-inches. There is no induction capable griddle or pan made in the world that fits that size, plus griddles and grills usually come in a rectangular shape. I called Kitchenaid to ask if "they" made a griddle or grill that fits this "bridge" feature. Made sense, right? After some hold time, the agent came back and said that they did have one griddle that would fit the oval shape, but it was not "induction" capable. Huh? What good is that information to me? Nice. Not. So then I asked if the grill or griddle could be larger than the surface cooking area since most griddles or grills are bigger their "bridge" feature (and rectangular, not oval). She told me "No." Some info on size is found in 2 places in the owners manual. One place says, "The diameter of the pan's base should be equal to the size of the element. If the pan is too small, the burner does not sense the pan and will not activate" The other place says, "Choose the correct pan size for each surface cooking area. The diameter of the pan's base should correspond to the size of the surface cooking area." There is nothing that says that if your cookware (in this case a griddle or grill) is bigger than the surface cooking area, then the burner will not sense it and thus not activate. My question now is, "Was the agent wrong when she told me that if the pan was bigger, the burner would not work?" I have since written an email to Kitchenaid to ask this same question because the agent I spoke with seemed very tentative in her knowledge of "induction" cooktops. At the end of our conversation I then pressed the agent saying, "So, Kitchenaid created a "bridge" feature selling point, which our Kitchenaid appliance representative used with us, that cannot be used in "bridge" mode due to the fact that no one in the world makes an "induction capable" grill or griddle that fits the exact size of the "bridge?" And because of this, the "bridge" is useless, but useful to Kitchenaid (and the dealers of Kitchenaid Induction Cooktops)as a selling point." She sounded kind of sheepish as she told me, "Yeah, I guess." I added that it was really odd to me that the Kitcheaid Innovation team would create what at first seems like a really nice feature, but then not even tell the Kitchenade Cookware department about it to ask them to make a grill or griddle that fit. It actually would have been nicer if the Kitchenaid Innovation team had checked the standard size of most griddles/grills and made their "bridge" feature to fit. Hello! I'm still waiting to hear back from Kitchenaid, but in the meantime, they have sent me an email asking me to write reviews on the FIVE major appliances we bought from them. You'd think with us having bought FIVE, they'd be quick to respond especially since the email says,"We value your opinion and would love to hear your feedback." Really? I would not recommend any Kitchenaid Induction Cooktops with the "bridge" feature because unless they fix the problem, it's a waste of your money!

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4.0

30-inch 4 Element Induction Cooktop, Architect Series II

By Daisy

from Peoria, AZ

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Comments about 30 KitchenAid Architect® Series II Induction Cooktop w/ 4 Elements - KICU500XBL:

I've had this cooktop for about one month. We remodeled our kitchen and decided to go high end on new appliances. It's been a learning experience but so far really like the induction cooktop. We even purchased new cookwear because most of the old pots did not work with induction cooking. Really like the fact that the cooktop heat cools much faster when I need a lower temperature. We also replaced our refrigerator and dishwasher with Kitchenaid products. I would definitely recommend this cooktop.

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5.0

Nice cooktop!

By Jim the runner

from montreal

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First induction cooktop I hope it last for a while.

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5.0

quick efficient and easy to clean

By Babs

from Conway,SC

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I bought this stove top and it is definitely a smart choice. It is easy to clean and conducts super quickly.

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2.0

Love hate relationship

By Unimpressed

from Reno, Nv

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We remodeled our kitchen in 2011 and purchased a double wall oven kebs208sss04, dishwasher Kuds30fxss0, Microwave hood vent khms2050sss and an induction cooktop Kicu500xbl00. We purchased these appliances from a local appliance shop that recommended this line of product because of their reputation. I have to say that we have been less than impressed with the quality. With the exception of the Microwave, we have had to have service on the other three products. the oven has twice failed, with error codes, as a result of steam that builds up near the control panel. I have had to replace dishwasher parts three times, the drawer glides, drawer height adjustment mechanism and the maceration screen. and now the induction cooktop has completely failed. We purchased a three-year extended warrante and now, 6 years in I am facing replacing the cooktop. does any manufacturer produce goods that will last 10-15 years anymore!

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5.0

Clean lines - great cooking!

By Carol

from Charleston, SC

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Comments about 30 KitchenAid Architect® Series II Induction Cooktop w/ 4 Elements - KICU500XBL:

Just moved into my new condo. I changed the kitchen package from a full size gas range to the electric induction cooktop. I love it! So easy to keep clean and looks beautiful with my black and white granite with white cabinets. It gives me plenty of cooking versatility. All of my appliances are KitchenAid black stainless - they look so beautiful!

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4.0

Quality product

By The Cook

from Florida

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Cooks like gas; when it's on it heats extremely quickly actually faster than gas and when you turn it off the heat is immediately off. Easy to clean up; great product.

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5.0

Great features.

By Sharock

from Canada

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I love the fact that when you remove the pan the burner does not stay hot. The look in my island makes the kitchen pop

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2.0

Great cooktop but ............

By Chef Scott

from Lighthouse Point, FL

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Bought this cooktop in December of 2014 when I remodeled my kitchen along with all other KitchenAid appliances. Worked great up until this morning when trying to boil water using the Boost setting. Normally the water heats up very quickly. However, after a few seconds I received a fault code F60 on all burners. Turned the unit off/on and no change. Unplugged the until for an hour, plugged it back in, no change. I have a service call tomorrow and now that it has been 22 months the unit is out of warranty. Everything I ready says that the control board needs to be replaced. Average cost $350 plus labor. I am NOT happy that this unit has failed so quickly. The old conventional cooktop worked fine and was 15 years old. Perhaps I shouldn't have changed it out. Unless I am pleasantly surprised tomorrow, the unit seems very unreliable.

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5.0

Love it~

By New cook

from Holmen WI

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I love our new induction cook top. Took a little bit to get used to it but love the ease of clean up and the speed......so happy!

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5.0

I'm in love

By Mary

from San Antonio Texas

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I bought this Cooktop a month ago and really love using it. It's easy to use and clean, and it's su much faster to cook in it that I find myself cooking a lot more, thank you for making my cooking so much more enjoyable

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