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KitchenAid KICU500XB electric cooktop

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This KitchenAid 30-inch induction cooktop has the following:
• 4 elements
• Among elements, 2 high-power element(s).
• Touch controls.

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The KitchenAid KICU500XB is part of the Cooktop & wall oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Electric cooktop models like the KICU500XB 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.

Specs

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.
2
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.
2
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.
N/A
Expandable elements Expandable elements This allows you to switch between a large, high-power element and a small, low-power element contained within it
No
Touch controls Touch controls These replace knobs with integrated touch-sensitive controls that allow the controls to blend with the cooktop's glass surface.
Yes
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