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36" 5 Burner Gas Downdraft Cooktop - Stainless Steel

Model # KCGD506GSS

 4.3 out of 5 (16 Reviews)

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This 36" gas cooktop includes Downdraft, an integrated ventilation system that doesn" t require a separate hood. The cooktop features a 17K BTU professional burner to achieve both high heat needed for searing and low simmer settings. The 5K BTU Even-Heat™ Simmer Burner enables precise simmering and melting while the 300 CFM exhaust rating means the venting can handle it all.

Features:

  • Downdraft Ventilation
  • 17K BTU Professional Burner
  • 5K BTU Even-Heat™ Simmer Burner
  • 300 CFM Exhaust Rating
  • 3-Speed Fan Control
  • 15K BTU Professional Burner
  • Convertible to Duct-Free Ventilation
  • Melt Cap
  • Electronic Ignition and Automatic Re-Ignition
  • Stainless Steel Knobs
  • Full-Width Cast-Iron Grates
  • LP Conversion Kit Included
SPECIFICATIONS
Configuration and Overview
Cooktop Type Downdraft
Fuel Type Gas
Surface Material Stainless Steel
Number of Elements-Burners 5
Cooktop Element Style Sealed Burner
Number of Open Bays NA
Installs Over Built-In Oven No
Cooktop Features
Center Front Power 15000 BTU
Center Front Type Sealed Burner
Center Rear Power 12,500 BTU
Center Rear Type Sealed Burner
Left Front Power 10,000 BTU
Left Front Type Burner
Left Rear Power 5000 BTU
Left Rear Type Even-Heat™
Right Rear Power 17,000 BTU
Right Rear Element-Burner Type Burner
Grate Details Cast Iron Grates, Continuous, Matte Finish
Number of Grates 3
Controls
Digital Display No
Downdraft Vent Yes
Heating Element On Indicator Light No
Hot Surface Indicator Light No
Power Boost No

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4.3

out of 5 (16 Reviews)

81% of reviewers recommend this product.

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Submitted by NA - 8/9/2017

Finally got the stovetop installed. had to convert from electric to gas. I like it so far however when I was looking to purchase I wanted the knobs to be all on the right side.

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Stunningly beautiful

Submitted by Suzy - 8/7/2017

Finally installed and I love it. So happy that we chose this cooktop.

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Oh yeah....

Submitted by Jimmj james - 7/30/2017

Was looking for something that cooks the way I cook.... and this was it....

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Controls are poor.

Submitted by JP - 7/27/2017

I have had this cooktop for a couple of months now. It looks nice but the controls function poorly making it difficult to use. The first 50% of burner control range does not reduce the flame at all. Almost all of the flame control is limited to the lower 10% of knob range. This lack of control makes this product a poor choice. What is sad is that a better selection of control (relatively minor part) would have made this a much better product.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Hope it works!

Submitted by dbow - 7/19/2017

This is a new product for KitchenAid, so I took a chance as I have had downdraft systems before (Dacor.) We vented to the outside of home, so you will need appropriate venting system in addition to cooktop. Not crazy about the loose placement of the grill in vent area. Also, we had a faulty ignitor and are currently waiting for the replacement part. Have to light manually, but the burners work just fine. I think I am going to like it. For the price compared to Dacor, Wolfe, and other high end cooktops, it seems to be just as functional. Have not finished hooking up vent system until part arrives for ignition.

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I don't love inanimate objects, but if I did, I'd love this!

Submitted by Bird - 7/13/2017

I had been without a cooktop for about three months. My old one was so unpredictable that I'd quit cooking on it. Finally, my son and daughter (who both live out of state and came for a visit) shamed me into getting a new one. I've never been so glad to be shamed before! I have enjoyed getting back into the swing of things.

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Tried it once and it left soot on my pans and the burners...

Submitted by Not Excited So Far - 7/12/2017

Tried it once, it left soot all over the grate, burner tops, pans...had to call a service agent to come out, they are coming tomorrow. Service call fee...who knows!?!?!?!

No, I do not recommend this product

Love it

Submitted by PaulaG - 7/11/2017

Would definitely purchase again.

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Kichenaid 36" Gas Cooktop w/downdraft

Submitted by Woodie - 7/4/2017

I searched for a cooktop with a built-in downdraft system for months. Of all the cooktops I reasearched this particular KitchenAid was declared the best by many industry experts. After installing it and using it for a month, I can affirm the claims. It's functional, extremely well designed and built, and most importantly the downdraft system is amazing. It pulls the steam vapor and odors out of the kitchen really well. I'm very pleased!!

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Best Product Ever!!!

Submitted by JSeverns - 6/26/2017

What a great Product! Very, very user friendly...great use of the space for 5 burners...easy, easy clean-up! Just wondering why it took so long for use to purchase one!

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Best choice to replace a 36 inch downdraft gas cooktop

Submitted by Philip - 6/26/2017

The cooktop has burners that range from 5 BTU to 17.5 BTU to provide rapid cooking and boiling. The downdraft if quite strong without distorting the flame. Gorgeous with great grates. Hard to clean the switches. Stainless surface cleans easily with Simple Green or Affresh cooktop cleaner.

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nice to have a gas cooktop

Submitted by Joy - 6/21/2017

It works and looks great.

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Beautiful cooktop! I just love it!!

Submitted by Lori - 6/17/2017

To be honest, when I saw this cooktop on the computer, I didn't care for the look of it. There weren't many options to choose from and did eventually order it. I am SO glad I did! Everytime I walk into my kitchen, I just have to glance over to look at my new, beautiful cooktop! There isn't anything I don't like about it. It's easy to clean, it's so quiet and it looks great! I highly recommend it -

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Disappointing cooktop

Submitted by disappointed customer - 6/16/2017

The KitchenAid cooktop is basically the same as the JennAir version. The specs are the same. I've had a Jennair down draft cooktop for the last 20 years. I've always thought it didn't get hot enough for searing food. It came with the house we bought and it has a down draft. When we remodeled our kitchen, we replace the JennAir cooktop. Tried to find other downdraft cooktops but, there just isn't many out there, so we thought we would be stuck spending a lot of money for another JennAir. When we saw the KitchenAid cooktop with the same specs as the jennAir but a lot less cost, I thought we've got a good deal. Yes, the price is more reasonable than JennAir's but the output of the burners are disappointing. It's supposed to have a 17,000 BTU burner, but it doesn't seem to heat up any faster or get any hotter than my old JennAir cooktop which only had 9,000 BTU (I think). I was looking forward to this high output burner to providing the sizzling of meats when I cook. May have to get rid of the downdraft for exhaust and put a new hood in to buy a real cooktop.

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Wonderful Gas Cooktop, looks great in the kitchen

Submitted by JR - 6/16/2017

My wife and I recently purchased the Kitchen Aid 5- burner gas cooktop with downdraft venting. We are very pleased with its style, appearance and performance and thus far have not experienced any problems. We previously had a Kitchen Aid electric cooktop installed and converted to the gas cooktop. What a world of difference and glad we made the change.

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extra high power burner on side is great!

Submitted by Tink - 6/13/2017

I bought it about 2 months back and really enjoy the high BTUs. Only downside is burners are much closer than I expected. Also, one thing I would change is make a removable tray for the downdraft filter so easier to clean up the food that falls down

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