The Café CHP9530 is part of the Cooktop
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Cooktop
models like the CHP9530 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Predicted reliability: Predicted brand reliability icons are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased electric cooktops, not under service contract, within the first five years of ownership.
Owner satisfaction: Owner satisfaction icons are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their electric cooktop brand to their friends and family.
High heat: Reflects how quickly the highest-powered element heated water to near-boiling.
High-power elementsThe 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 elementsThe number of surface cooking elements rated at over 1,500 watts but not more than 2,000 watts.
Low-power elementsThe 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 elementsThis allows you to switch between a large, high-power element and a small, low-power element contained within it
Touch controlsThese replace knobs with integrated touch-sensitive controls that allow the controls to blend with the cooktop's glass surface.