Bosch NET5054UC electric cooktop

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Summary: This Bosch 30-inch radiant-electric smoothtop cooktop has the following:
• 4 elements
• Among elements, 1 high-power element(s).
• Touch controls.
• Smoothtop with stainless steel trim.
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Type: 30-inch smoothtops
About - Bosch NET5054UC

The Bosch NET5054UC is part of the cooktop & wall oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric cooktop models like the NET5054UC are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

High heat:
Reflects how quickly the highest-powered element heated water to near-boiling.

Low heat:
Reflects how well the lowest-powered element or burner kept a low temperature as for melting chocolate and how the most powerful element, set to low, held tomato sauce below a boil.
About This Brand

This high-end brand offers a full selection of German-engineered kitchen appliances. Bosch gas, electric, and induction cooktops are priced from $800 to $3,300. Bosch is sold at Lowes, Sears, Best Buy, and independent appliance retailers.

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Features & Specs - Bosch NET5054UC
info High-power elements 1
info Medium-power elements 2
info Low-power elements 1
info Expandable elements Yes
info Touch controls Yes
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User Reviews - Bosch NET5054UC
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(40 of 41 customers found this review helpful)
Superb design (I have the 36
Easy to Clean
Excellent layout
Heats Up Quickly
High Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
Precise Controls
Best Uses
The ultra-sensible layout of this cooktop is what really makes it a winner for me. 2 medium burners in front, one with dual elements & the largest (also dual) in the rear center. The 36 version gives one ample room to slide pans aside when not in use, something especially frustrating on newer gas stoves. <br /><br />The touch controls are fabulous, unobtrusive & easy to use, once one adapts to them (not difficult in a digital age). They provide very precise control over simmering temperatures, far easier than peeking at the level of a gas flame under a pan. (I've had many models of gas stoves including high-end restaurant models with cast-iron burners, griddles & salamanders).<br /><br />Also easy to clean & beautiful to look at.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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