The Whirlpool G7CE3034XP is part of the cooktop & wall oven
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric cooktop
models like the G7CE3034XP are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Reflects how quickly the highest-powered element heated water to near-boiling.
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 midlevel, mass-market brand sells gas and electric cooktops priced between $630 and $1,000 and wall ovens that cost $1,000 to $1,500. The appliances are sold through Sears, home centers, and independent appliance retailers.
High-power elements The number of surface cooking elements rated at over 2,000 watts. Often one or more of the high-power elements is a dual element; you can choose the large element or a smaller element within the larger one for small pots.
Medium-power elements The number of surface cooking elements rated at over 1,500 watts but not more than 2,000 watts.
Low-power elements The number of surface cooking elements rated from 1,200 to 1,500 watts not including warming-only elements, or those contained within larger expandable elements.
Expandable elements This allows you to switch between a large, high-power element and a small, low-power element contained within it
Touch controls These replace knobs with integrated touch-sensitive controls that allow the controls to blend with the cooktop's glass surface.
I have a Whirlpool Gold smooth top drop-in range at our lake house and, while it's not as good as gas, I like it fine. So when we remodeled the gasless older home we moved into last year, I thought this cooktop would be the same...WRONG! The 2 smaller units fit tiny pots OK but the 2 large units must be made for a family of giants. Controlling the temperature on each unit is different, and none are responsive at all, it's complete guess work every time I cook. So, I'm switching to an induction cooktop and not sure of the brand...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Macon, GA
(26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)
Easy to Clean
Heats Up Quickly
High Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
We bought this range due to numerous positive recommendations and we have not been disappointed. It was fairly easy to install; it is very easy to clean; it's heating capacity is awesome. However, we were surprised how easily the surface could get scratched. As a result we had to buy several new pots and pans that would not mar the surface. Read the instructions carefully before placing anything on the cooktop! Even so, some cookware that met all of Whirlpool's specifications still left small scratches that we'll have to live with