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KitchenAid KCGD500GSS gas cooktop

This KitchenAid 30-inch gas cooktop has the following:

  • 4 burners
  • Among burners, 2 high-power burner(s).
  • Stainless steel cooktop surface.
  • Downdraft vent.
  • "Pro" look.

About

The KitchenAid KCGD500GSS is part of the Cooktops test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Gas Cooktop models like the KCGD500GSS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

High heat: Reflects how quickly the highest-powered burner 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 burner, set to low, held tomato sauce below a boil.

Specs

High-power burners High-power burners The number of surface cooking burners rated at over 11,000 Btu/hr., maximum. High-power burners are good for quickly heating large quantities, searing, and other high-temperature cooking. Some also perform well on low-heat tasks (when turned to their low setting).
2
Medium-power burners Medium-power burners The number of surface cooking burners with maximum output ratings over 6,500 Btu/hr but not more than 11,000 Btu/hr. Though they don't offer top speed and power, medium-power burners can generally handle all cooking tasks.
1
Low-power burners Low-power burners The number of surface cooking burners with maximum output ratings of 6,500 Btu/hr or less (sometimes called simmer burners). These are intended for delicate tasks such as sauces.
1
Stainless steel Stainless steel Indicates a stainless-steel surface or a stainless steel frame and front panel. Cooktops and wall ovens that offer it are noted so you can match both appliances.
Yes
Glass ceramic Glass ceramic Indicates a glass ceramic top, also called gas-on-glass.
No
Porcelain enamel Porcelain enamel Indicates a porcelain enamel surface.
No
Continuous grates Continuous grates Grates abut one another, making it easier to slide pots around or to support large pans over two burners.
No