This cooktop was installed in my home a couple of years ago and it's served its function quite well. From an ergonomic standpoint, I really dislike having all of the knobs on one side of the device, because I always have to reach over the open flames in order to adjust any temperatures. The different burner sizes are nice when you're only cooking one dish at a time, but if you're warming up enough food for a party, it is cumbersome to remember which burner will heat up which dishes faster.
The stainless steel is nice and has not gotten scruffed up yet, but I strongly dislike the plastic knobs for temperature control. Nicer quality would have been appreciated. At the end of the day though, the cooktop is perfectly functionable and does a good job cooking food.
I adore this gas cooktop. We recently replaced our flat top stove with a gas stove and this cooktop and I love it. There is an enormous difference in durability, ease of cleaning, and the distribution of heat. I would recommend this to anyone who cooks at all!
I prefer gas cooktops, in general, for their heat distribution.
These are top notch in durablity. Going from a flat cooktop to this gas range has been like night and day.
I am not a chef, by any means, but I do my fair share of cooking and the design of this cooktop is wonderful. I have no complaints.
Ease of Cleaning
I was always under the impression that a flat cooktop would be far easier to clean. Boy was I wrong! This cooktop is 10 times easier to clean and is FAR more durable.
Cook you food on this cooktop.
The overall product is good. The color and the design is really beautiful. The modern pattern of the cooktop enhances the look of it.
Overall heat distribution is up to the mark. There is wastage of gas and all the burners provides a equal heat.
The durability of the cooktop is appreciated and it is always recommended everyone to buy it.
The design and shape look wonderful. The color and pattern is really wonderful and everyone likes this design. It is simple and easy to use design. You can find more designs at http://www.thertastore.com. More designs and colors.
Ease of Cleaning
Thou the design is somewhat complex but it is easy to clean from all sides. The burners are easy to remove and clean.
Decent cooktop with decent features
I had this GE gas cooktop installed about a year or two ago. Great cooktop design and white surface goes great with the surface. The covers for the burners and cooktop rack are easily removable for cleaning. There's decent dials to control the cooktop burners indicating the igniting position and the different position for the strength of the burner. One of the biggest problems with the butrner dial is that you wait keeping it in the igniting position and that after the burner ignites in the igniting position, and you must turn the burner dial first from the position with the highest burner strength. To me, to wait for the cooktop burner to ignite after turning the dial to the igniting position is one thing, but to have to turn the dial after igniting the burner starting from the highest burner position does seem a bit dangerous as the burner flames extend the longest from there. All in all, a decent design and great cooktop.
Wow - I am sure impressed with this GE cooktop
Having just moved from using a stove that was electric to one that was gas, I was a little bit leary to say the least. I have always heard that getting "used to" gas was hard after you were used to electric. Let me say that the transition was very quick. I have learned how to adjust the heat. I appreciate the fact that the gas lets you visually judge how high or low to make the flame. My meals have all come out perfectly cooked and I am thoroughly enjoying this "new" type of cooking!
GE cooktop safer than reaching over a large steaming pot to turn
I shopped long and hard to find a cooktop with the knobs in front of the stove. Most of the ones I see in the stores have the handles up behind the pots near the wall and the user runs the risk of suffering severe steam burns reaching over the pot to adjust or turn the heat off or on. I am told they are safer, but I dissagree. I believe they are made that way because it is cheaper for the manufacturer to run the wireing straight up the back of the appliance rather than across to the front. I do not have small children in my home but I do have a large family and when I cook for them I use large pots. Reaching over them to grasp a control puts me in danger of burning my arm. Did any one ever ask a cook when they are designing these stoves? I think not. So called experts. Ha!
I like my GE with control knobs in front.
Flagler Beach, FL
It's a Great cooktop - I love the large grates!
I needed a stovetop that would hold up to the abuse that my husband can put on it. I also wanted a professional one, so I could manage doing bigger containers on the holders, and have lots of different setting controls for heat for when I put together a dinner party and need a large stovetop area for a small kitchen. This fit the bill.
And although its easy to take apart to clean, its still a little tough getting everything off the stainless steel. not sure of what my husband is cooking, but when it spills over, it heat seals on to the little metal collars below the ceramic tops, and is tough to clean. So, it now consequently always has a little rusty, dirty look to part of the cooktop. Ceramic part stains too. It was OK at first, when I was more diligent about cleaning it after every meal, but if you let it go for a few days, its tough to clean without the fear of scratching it. The metal gratings are heavy, which is actually good - but you need to be careful when you take it apart to clean. I accidently dragged it off one time when I was putting it in the sink, instead of lifting it off, and it left a small scratch in the stainless steel where the grooves are that hold it into place.
Be careful if you put this into a tract house. Most houses only offer the minimum amount of space between the cooktop and the stove hood, and in my case, I had a microwave hood. when I replaced everything to upgrade the kitchen, I reconditioned the cabinets without replacing them, and didn't consider when they installed the new stovetop and microwave, that even though its at the minimum specs betw the two things, but its right at the 17" it should be. When I put the water on its power boil setting, the whole microwave hood gets really hot, and I nearly scalded my hand trying to open the door - which sits right over the power boil section of the cooktop. A large pot fits in the area, but sits only a few inches from the hood, so again, its tough to stir sometimes if i have it set too high. Better when I'm using shallower, larger pans though, like my wok. Heats it up good; and cooks pretty evenly.
GE Profile Gas Cooktop is pretty decent
I have always wanted a cooktop with separate wall ovens. I have always been a gas cooker as well. This cooktop is nice. Actually, it really has some nice features. Each burner is a different size so you can cook specifically for the size pan you are using. This is a nice energy saver. The 'big' burner really can cover large pots and pans! The smallest burner is nice for the little pans I have - especially when melting butter or something small. The flame is lower so it will cook slower!
Another nice feature is the lock! I love having the ability to lock the burners! The lock is back far enough on the cooktop that little children cannot reach it without getting on a chair!!
The only issue I have is learning how to clean the cooktop so it is streak-free. I have used many products and currently am using bartender keeper liquid! It takes me awhile, but I do get it looking nice. Part of this is me learning how to work with this new appliance. I've never had one like this before. I really like it when it does get cleaned and streak-free! It's a beautiful appliance!