30 Inch Electric Cooktop
30 Inch Electric Cooktop, GASLAND Chef CH77BF Ceramic Cooktop 240V, Drop-in 4 Cooking Zones Electric Radiant Cooktop, 9 Power Levels, Sensor Touch Control, Child Safety Lock, 1-99 Minutes Timer
- 25 REVIEWS EASY TO INSTALL
- 26 REVIEWS WORKS GREAT
- 20 REVIEWS EASY TO CLEAN
- 46 REVIEWS COOKTOP
- 14 REVIEWS BOIL WATER
- 22 REVIEWS EASY TO USE
- 12 REVIEWS STOVETOP
- 12 REVIEWS GREAT VALUE
- 9 REVIEWS GLASS TOP
- 17 REVIEWS LOOKS GREAT
- 5 REVIEWS BRAND NAME
- 6 REVIEWS FAR SO GOOD
- 3 REVIEWS FLAT SURFACE
- 3 REVIEWS SUPER FAST
- 6 REVIEWS LOCK FEATURE
- 3 REVIEWS REPLACEMENT SENT
- 11 REVIEWS BURNERS HEAT
- 9 REVIEWS CLEAN AND LOOKS
- 3 REVIEWS TAKE SOME TIME
Top Positive Review
I did everything I could to avoid buying this cooktop. Few reviews, off-brand make, clearly a new market offering ?C I just didn’t want to be the guinea pig.
We have an older home, with highly restricted installation space. I bought and returned big box brand names that just wouldn’t fit. The cooktop absolutely had to be 20.5 inches wide or less. Most of the new brand name models are 21.5″. The specs on this top said 20.5″ and that’s close. It’s 30 5/32″ long and actually 20 7/16″ wide. Just prefect for our space.
Installation was simple. Beware that there is an error in the black and white instruction booklet that came with the unit. It says to connect the black and brown wire together (for certain installations) But there is no brown wire, period. There is a red wire. By process of elimination, I figured out that the red wire was in fact “brown” as referenced by the documentation.
A couple of reviews indicated that the burners didn’t get red, or were slow to heat. If the unit is improperly wired then this outcome will result. However, properly wired, the burners glow bright red, and do so in seconds, cranking out the heat.
The controls take about 2 minutes to figure out. The teenagers complained about them for the first couple of days, but I haven’t heard any whining since. Beware that the code “LO” doesn’t mean low heat, as one would think, but LOCK. Press lightly on the lock button for 3 seconds and LO disappears restoring order to the universe. That’s the only gotcha.
The glass top thickness appears the same as our previous Kenmore that lasted 25 years (before meeting a frozen block of mangoes at high speed). The unit feels decently solid, not thin or cheap as I feared. Would buy again.
Top Critical Review
We bought this despite the reviews saying there were wiring issues. My husband is quite handy around the house and has some experience with electrical wiring. We have tried every combination of wiring for this cooktop and nothing ever heats water to boiling. We reached out to the manufacturer and they asked us to send a photo of the wiring. They also sent some additional documentation that did not end up helping.
Do not waste your money on this cooktop. Spend the extra couple hundred dollars and get one you know works.
UPDATE: I also paid an appliance guy to come out and look at the item and he could not figure out how it would ever get enough power to the burners to heat correctly. What a waste of money.
Customer Questions & Answers
Can this product be placed on top of counter? like without cutting a hole and placing it inside it? i hope you guys understand what i’m asking. thx
Answer: Thanks for your inquire. yes it can be placed on top of counter and work. But the bottom of the cooktop is not stable without cutting a hole and placing it inside, beacause the bottom is not smooth.Thanks.
what about control buttons. what are they made of…how are they sealed against spills…what happens if a HOT skillet rest on them while cooking?
Answer: This cooktop comes with glass surface and sensor touch controls. There is no need to worry about spills. But please keep the surface clean and dry, water on the surface may disable the touch control button temporary.
Also this cooktop is not a 110V cooktop, please ensure you have connected it to a 220-240V voltage.
what is the wiring
Answer: The wiring is direct and that is how my old one was.
While the burner is at 9 it turns on and off several times losing some performance. Is there a way to always stay on? and do not have on and off?
Answer: No. That’s how it regulates the temperature.
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