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KitchenAid KCGD500GSS gas cooktop

Price

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 Cooktop & wall oven 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