Review Title: a little hard to keep lookig nice | Review by 2shirl
works well. I dont cook as much as I used to. But for me it is nice.
Review Title: Love the heat light! | Review by LadyCynthia
I bought this almost a year ago and still loving it. Cleans easily, warms quickly and the sensors stay lit to warn anyone if the stove top is still too warm to touch once off.
Review Title: down draft cook top | Review by szerden
Replaced older unit much improved. Heating system much faster then old design. Exhaust fan higher capacity
Review Title: Efficient | Review by LisaCox06
I love the cooktop and I like how the two burners can heat up simultaneously for griddle cooking. This is my second cooktop and I will have this complaint about any ceramic cooktop I purchase from no on; the issue I have is the appearance after one cooking use. I wish they would come out with cookware that doesn't leave behind scratches or a cleaner that ACTUALLY removes them. There is no cleaner that works to my standards - I've tried them all. But I will always by a ceramic cooktop and it will probably be a GE from now on. Thank you!
Review Title: ok for electric | Review by trico
The design is nice but hard to clean. The center downward vent is awesome but difficult to clean inside. Takes a long time to heat up to proper temperature.
Review Title: Works great! | Review by Sarah246
So far it's working great. heats up so much faster than my old cooktop.
Review Title: Great features. | Review by ppd1951
We bought this as a replacement for the one I accidentally broke after eight faithful years. I like this one even better than my first GE. The controls are even better than before.
Review Title: Sleek styling. Good performance | Review by Pete510
I bought this cooktop when I remodeled my kitchen. It replaces an old style coil-type electric. It performs well but it is a real pain to keep clean. Whenever you fry something the spattering is all over the cooktop. You have to remove all knobs and downdraft grille to clean under and around them every single time you cook. The exhaust fan extends down so much under it that I had to butcher and rig with duct tape the ducting to fit my existing set up (also a downdraft) Your pots and pans need to have a perfectly flat bottom, otherwise they rattle noisily and rock so much when heating up the that the contents spill over.
Review Title: Very attractive. | Review by betty24
I feel fortunate to be the owner of my new appliance.
Review Title: Quick, accurate and good looking | Review by 2Bob
A great fit to our remodeled kitchen - and it exceeds our expectations.
Review Title: Nifty Appearance ! | Review by CACAJ
I have always experienced good performance from GE products. This cooktop is a great appliance.
Review Title: Difficult to clean! | Review by Jt50
Bought the black smooth top to replace old stove top! Installation fairly simple! After using just a few times there are scratches that won't buff out ! Very difficult to keep clean! Also needs special pans!
Review Title: Great product | Review by coalguy
Fits our needs perfectly and blends with our kitchen very well
Review Title: Many features | Review by pk55
The fan works well, but the slightest splash of food on the plaque requires razor cleaning. The food cooks well.
Review Title: clean lines | Review by kvsb
Everything works great. I like that the fan has 3 different levels. Plus the option on the left burners is good.
Review Title: Terrible to clean | Review by comon50
Well. it has been 2 month later since we bought the cook top. Sorry to say...it has been a nightmare to clean. It takes me at least 15 minutes to bring the shine back with constant rubbing. I use a electric frying pan, crock pot whatever else to avoid cooking on the cook top. Like I said before...the joy of cooking is gone.
Review Title: Great cooktop | Review by MaryL10
I have had this cooktop for a couple of months. It works great. The bridge function is really nice for my long pans. Cleanup is easy. Love it!
Review Title: Fast heating, sharp looking, easy to clean | Review by Screwyou
Wife loves it! It is easy to use and looks great on our granite island.
Review Title: Nice job G.E. | Review by Jase455
Great cook top. Does a great job!! Would recomend this product to anyone.
Review Title: Love the lock feature | Review by sheila2054
I bought this cooktop sbout 6 weeks sgo and I just love it
Review Title: Glass Stove Top | Review by jells72
I have had this stove top for 5 years. Busted the glass top on year 3....still working great, accept the one burner. Needs continuous cleaning...which we use softscrub and a course sponge. The product provides great heat distribution, fast heat, and great exhaust fan. Would buy again, but a little apprehensive about it breaking again. I would use something to cover the product when not in use.
Review Title: Looks fantastic and performs well. | Review by Rick30043
I like its sleek smooth look, and heats very quickly compared to our older cook top. It takes some effort to keep clean but is well worth it.
Review Title: Easy to clean and looks great! | Review by ccstorm
It arrived within a few days after we ordered and my husband did the installation without any problems. He does most of the cooking so he likes the cooking features and this surface makes cleanup a breeze for me.
Review Title: Cooktop has some great features ... But.... | Review by JanePDX
We have been using this cooktop since May, 2014. I read all the reviews before purchase. One of the main complaints was how hard to keep it clean after cooking. I figured they were exaggerating or lazy. Not so! You do need to clean the cooktop after EVERY use! Cleaning between the knobs is not fun!
Review Title: fan of the fan | Review by karene
I bought this unit for the downdraft feature, and that works well, as do the burners, which heat quickly and efficiently. An easier-to-clean unit would be an improvement. Knobs are close together and difficult to remove for quick wipe-ups. And I do get annoyed with appliances that require special cleaning products. Life is complicated enough -- surely the talented designers at GE can imagine a cooktop that can be cleaned beautifully with regular old cleanser or a spritz of all-purpose cleaner? Also, the other reviewers that pointed out the challenges of connecting the downdraft were not kidding. Is there a way to make this feature more accommodating to preexisting infrastructures?
Review Title: Electric Cooktop Downdraft | Review by mamta
The cleaning of cooktop is difficult. It get dirty very quickly. Sometimes the marks don't go away.
Review Title: Easy to Install - Awesome to Cook With | Review by Housebroken
This was an upgrade from an old coil cooktop and my wife and I did the install. It's already saved about $15 in electricity with heat better directed to the pans.Much lower settings are neede to cook and especially to boil water.Tip: Read the instructions regarding the left two burners - the controls are very useful but different. Great cooktop!
Review Title: appearance | Review by barb5003
appearance, easy to clean, modern look, price was a little high.
Review Title: Works as well as the one I replaced... | Review by Mara123
Works as well as the one I replaced..not like a Wolf brand stove
Review Title: Love it, great features, sleek and clean | Review by Kerch
bought this 4 months ago, replaced an old downdraft cooktop, love the downdraft and this was a great value
Review Title: More trouble than we thought! | Review by Spoofy
I am very disappointed with our new cook top. It is a lot of trouble to keep clean. It seems to be very fragile and it has made cooking extremely stressful. I would not recommend this to anyone.
Review Title: Looks beautiful - great features | Review by Finnegan
I bought the cooktop several months ago to replace an old GE cooktop. It looks great and works well. It is a little more difficult to keep clean than the older one.
Review Title: Great Quality | Review by MinPin
I bought this in April and I am glad about my choice. It's a great quality item and I would highly recommend this to others. The burners heat up quickly . The downdraft fan works excellent. Liked the new locking feature.
Review Title: A unique product among downdraft cooktops | Review by Steve74
There are very few electric downdraft cooktops that are affordable and this is one of them. The product performs great but requires extra care to insure its surface is kept clean and does not get damaged by pots & pans or other utensils that might fall on it.
Review Title: Not as good as my last GE cooktop | Review by DB22louisville
Downdraft has 3 levels, but still doesn't "pull" like my last GE downdraft. I didn't get the gas downdraft for that very reason. Reviews said it didn't pull strong enough. Also the "burners" seem to be very inconsistent. I have to turn one of them up to a higher number to get the right amount of heat while another burner will heat the same pan with the same food at a much lower number. My last GE cooktop had interchangeable griddle/grill/burners and was very consistent, even after 18 years! Sometime newer isn't better.
Review Title: I love the look and the features | Review by Marybeth54
I recently updated my kitchen and needed to replace the cooktop. After researching my options for a downdraft model, I chose this GE model based on features and reviews by other customers. Although I haven't had much opportuny to use the cooktop, I am happy with the performance and ease of cleaning.
Review Title: Updating Kitchen | Review by DBDallas
Bought in July and stove top is matching all our requirements.
Review Title: Elegant and Functional! | Review by BEW78
I purchased this item almost a year ago. I needed a downdraft stove top and I love this. It looks amazing, it heats quickly and is so easy to clean- it still looks brand new. The downdraft is also large enough to make cleaning easy- some windex and a wipe down-done!
Review Title: Difficult to keep clean | Review by Colette18
This cooktop always looks smudgy so my kitchen always looks dirty. Very, very difficult to keep it looking clean and nice. EVERY time it is used you are required to use a lot of time with ceramic cooktop cleaner to keep wiping & wiping to get smudges out.
Review Title: Easy Clean | Review by Tkocareer
I use Cerama Bryte to clean and I purchased the wipes to finish.
Review Title: Cooking now a breeze; cleaning..... Not so much. | Review by runBLrun
Replaced an old builder-grade cooktop so anything would be better. Do love the precision heat control and power when needing to generate some serious heat. Cleaning can be tedious as gloss black shows everything. Wish the exhaust connection was centered and/or smaller to facilitate easier connects to existing ductwork. Still working on my exhaust connection :(
Review Title: Pretty, but not practical for real use | Review by jwos
I have had this cook top for 6 months and hate it more every day. Be aware that if you install this unit you may need to buy new cookware for even heating and to avoid scratches. It is impossible to keep it clean and smudge free. Every fingerprint, stray hair, and piece of lint shows. You cannot clean it writh soap and water. A simple overfow will likele require a razor blade to clean up. It is simply not practical in a real family kitchen. Read the manual before you make a purchase decision - there are a lot of rules and if not followed you will mar the finish.
Review Title: Heats up quick and fast | Review by root311
I had a GE cooktop before and liked it the only thing about this one it is hard to keep clean it gets smudge marks easily. It heats up fast and cooks great I will be buying a GE dishwasher soon.
Review Title: Mostly Great! | Review by HeyKirst
We bought this a few months ago. It was the only cooktop that would fit our space without major remodling. Our previous cooktop was also a downdraft, which I really like. The quick heating element is great, the bridge cooking option is very helpful and from a cooking point of view, we love it. The only negative is I feel like I am cleaning it all the time. And, its a bit hard to clean around the knobs. Yes, you can take them off, but for dailing cleaning, it's annoying.
Review Title: The black looks very high end - installed in a black granite island | Review by Texx
We loved our GE Profile 30" downdraft cooktop and wanted to update the look when we had new granite countertops installed. The black cooktop looks sleek and gives the island a nice finished appearance. The down draft blower design was different than the one we replaced so we had to use some creative installation for the piping ductwork. Also, the power cord was not included with the cooktop, so we had to purchase one separately, which is disappointing, considering the price we paid for the unit. Overall, it is the best cooktop we found when comparing to other electric cooktops.
Review Title: looks great | Review by Coffee
We have had this cooktop for a few months as it replaced an electric cooktop with coils. This cooktop was easy to install and looks very nice. The elements heat up very fast and boil water faster than gas cooktops we have seen. We also like that the glass top only heats up in the area of the cooking elements and does not heat up a larger area. The exhaust fan housing is very large and difficult to hook up an exhaust vent. Expect that the exhaust system will take up more room in your bottom cabinet than older models. It is taking a while to find the correct dial settings to get the heat you want. Also, it seem a little odd that the dials start out at high when you first turn them on. The fan does this as well. The fan motor is very strong and we noticed with it on high, it is hard to add salt and pepper as the fan sucks it away. Although the glass surface looks very nice, it scratches easily and is hard to keep clean.
Review Title: Installation hard ware must be purchased seperately !!! | Review by Tom50
As I am installing my $1,200 cook top I find out that the securing brackets and screws must be ordered & purchased separately ! These are called "optional" in the instructions. There is nothing else securing the cook top to the counter other than its weight and the down draft duct work connection.
Review Title: Too hard to clean! | Review by Muriel89
We had this new cooktop installed last week. It's a beautiful cooktop with good features, but after we read the cleaning instructions we're hesitant to use it. To keep its sheen requires a LOT of work. If we understand correctly, after each use we let it cool down, then spread a few drops of the ceramic cleaner (requirng some hard rubbing). and wipe clean. We had a ceramic cooktop in another home that required a damp sponge cleaning to make it look like new. We are very disappointed in your product.
Review Title: Great cooktop | Review by waynenhouston
This is my second cooktop and I've loved them both.
Review Title: great cook-top | Review by merty2000
I bought it 2 months ago as a replacement to the 10 years old GE glass cook-top. New device has almost everything the same besides it's not convertible to a grill any more, but I didn't use this feature anyway. Glass cook-top still requires almost everyday cleaning to have a nice look, but it was expected.
Review Title: Easy installation | Review by Cheapjim
Just bought this & looks great -quiet fan & cooks evenly -I am pleased!
Review Title: Good while it lasted | Review by rjott
We really like this cooktop, but the element on the large burner died shortly after the end of the 1-year warranty period. We looked into repairing it but found it prohibitively expensive, such that you almost are better off buying a new cooktop. I would have rated this 4 stars or 5 had it lasted longer.
Review Title: Cooktop | Review by Unhapcustatl
This cooktop is extremely sensitive to cracking. I dropped a plastic cup on it and it shatterred at the edge and caused a huge crack. And the glass top (I have black) is extremely difficult to keep clean -- even with the specific cook top cleaners recommended. Plus the bottom right burner which is the larger one and used the most, seems to be very hot -- even on the lower/simmer settings.
Review Title: So far so good. | Review by aj5223
Only used for a month. Love it. Just replaced the old one of 20 yrs (30' GE downdraft). Love the smooth surface, easy to clean, easy to use. Minor complaint: can be scratched easily. New one has minor changes compared to the old one. Need professionals to help install.
Review Title: Good cooktop | Review by Pdaddy
Replaced our 13 yr old cooktop of the same make/model. That one had a broken control and was looking worn but otherwise gave us great service. While essentially the same, the new one is better made and many improvements made to controls. Installation was fairly straightforward
Review Title: Heats quickly, burner knobs in middle are great! | Review by Lori14
We purchased this cooktop to replace our Jenn Air, which after just 6 years popped a burner. Having the burner knobs in the middle of the cooktop vs on the lower bottom corners of the cooktop makes a big difference is the size of pots I am able to use for all the burners. The unit heats quickly & I like the full size cooking feature on the left side of the cooktop.
Review Title: The Good and Bad | Review by KitchenCrazy
Bought this after much research. Really wanted gas, but most reviews said that a gas downdraft cooktop doesn't work as well because the draft pulls the flame away from the pot. Previously had a GE electric cooktop with interchangeable parts and loved it. This cooktop is harder to keep looking new. I don't want to spend 15 minutes cleaning the cooktop to make it shine. After one month's use there is a slight shadow on one of the burners. It cooks great otherwise!
Review Title: The great Quality and look when clean as you go. | Review by Al1988
The Excellent quality and value when you don't want to compromise. This is my 3rd cooktop for three defferent houses. I feel very much flexability in cooking of all kind of cooking. The fan is so powerful which does not leave any steam at any time. The best of it's easy to clean and keep clean. I keep my trust in GE appliances and recomend my friend very much.
Review Title: Excellent performance over the years for a hungry family! | Review by EricaH
We have had this cooktop for almost 8 years and we could not be more pleased with it. I use it heavily as a full-time mom and wife, who is chief cook for 3 growing boys and a hubby who loves to eat at home. The downdraft exhaust is powerful and easily pulls steam and cooking odors out of the house. The cooktop heats very quickly and I really like the dual 6"/9" burner, which is perfect for heating my large cast iron skillet. The glass has held up well over the years and still looks great. The design can't be beat either as it looks sharp in our countertop. This cooktop was worth every penny and I fully expect to get many more years of use out of it.
Review Title: Functionally Excellent | Review by MadisonShops
When I designed my kitchen 20 years ago I included a downdraft cooktop in the island. When I needed a replacement recently there were few choices for a downdraft. Although I only installed this cooktop about a month ago, it really is superior in function and looks beautiful in my butcher block countertop. It does take extra effort to keep the glass looking nice and the control knobs are in a bad place to keep clean as well. You need to take them all off to clean around them to really keep the top looking clean. I would opt for the knobs on the side where they are less likely to get messy. The 3-speed downdraft fan works great although it was somewhat difficult to match up to the previous venting under the cabinet. I think this product is a little pricey but again, I had only 2-3 options for an electric downdraft. Overall, I am happy with it and hope it will last as long as the previous one.
Review Title: Experiencing trouble with this unit | Review by Queenie12
Have had this unit installed only 1 month and already the front left unit will not heat. Awaiting a certified repairman to repair unit. Jury is still out on my satisfaction with this unit.
Review Title: Looks really sharp, is easy to use | Review by Mona22
Cooks big oblong pots. The left burner gives an option to connect the left two burners to cook an oblong pot of stew or chile when company is due. It is easy to use and has safety features. I can lock the cooktop burners from being accidentally turned on by little ones around the house. I like GE Profile products.
Review Title: Most Beautiful Looking! | Review by psychobassetthound
You spend hours on hours of your weekends or days, combing through appliance stores, hardware stores, etc, looking for the best cooktop, only to find they really don't keep what you have or need. Trust me, this looks beautiful, and I sure couldn't find it in a store. I replaced a 30" downdraft with this 30" downdraft and couldn't be more pleased with the appearance, plus the many years to come cooking! Don't waste any more time, buy GE for fit, function, quality, and appearance.
Review Title: You can cook a large roaster pot on this cook top | Review by hingster
This cooktop looks very impressive. The problem is that it shows every speck of dust and must be cleaned often. I got a crack in the top glass and the replacement cost is just as much as a whole unit.
Review Title: Love this cooktop! | Review by dragoness
I've never had a cooktop before & am glad I finally have one. I really like the downdraft, and it seems to work well. I haven't had any problems in keeping it clean or it getting scratched up.