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Kenmore 43820 electric cooktop

This Kenmore 30-inch induction cooktop has the following:
• 4 elements
• Among elements, 3 high-power element(s).
• Touch controls.
• Smoothtop with stainless steel trim.


The Kenmore 43820 is part of the Cooktop & wall oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Electric cooktop models like the 43820 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.


High-power elements 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 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 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 Expandable elements This allows you to switch between a large, high-power element and a small, low-power element contained within it
Touch controls Touch controls These replace knobs with integrated touch-sensitive controls that allow the controls to blend with the cooktop's glass surface.