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Whirlpool WCE97US0HB cooktop

External Dimensions
Width: 30 in.

This Whirlpool 30-inch radiant-electric smoothtop has the following:

  • 4 elements
  • Among elements, 2 high-power element(s).
  • Touch controls.
  • WiFi enabled to connect with smartphone.
  • Warming element.

Recall notice

In August 2019 the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of about 26,300 Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and Jenn-Air brand glass cooktops with touch controls. The recalled cooktop surface elements can turn on by themselves, posing burn and fire hazards.  Consumers should immediately contact Whirlpool to arrange for a free installation of a replacement cooktop. When not in use, turn the unit off at the circuit breaker. For full details read the recall notice.

Click here for more information from CPSC and click here to check the Whirlpool site to determine if you have an affected unit.


The Whirlpool WCE97US0HB is part of the Cooktop test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Cooktop models like the WCE97US0HB 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.


Electric Smoothtop & Induction Cooktop


Exterior Dimensions

height and width dimensions

30 in.  wide


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.