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4.0 | 8 Reviews

36" Electric Cooktop with 5 Elements and Touch-Activated Controls - Black

KitchenAid KCES956HBL

Available in 2 Color(s)

Features

  • 10''/6'' Even-Heat Ultra Power Element with Simmer Setting - Adds versatility for high and low temperature cooking. Even-Heat Technology delivers constant power and a range of simmer settings. Two element sizes in one make it ideal for boiling, yet also accept small pans for various cooking tasks.
  • CookShield Finish for Glass Surface - Protects the cooktop surface from scratches, helping keep it looking pristine even with frequent use.
  • Smart Appliance - Know if you've left a burner on with remote connectivity that lets you monitor your cooktop from your smartphone or tablet. 1
  • 8'' 1800-Watt Round Element - Efficiently heats a variety of pan sizes and can reach a power output of up to 1800-watts for every day use.

Quick Specs

  • Type: Cooktop
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Width: 36.313"
  • Height: 5.25"
  • Depth: 22.813"
  • Nominal Width: 36"
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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12''/9''/6'' Triple-Ring Round Element

Maximizes your flexibility with three distinct sizes that allow for element selection based on cookware size.

12''/9''/6'' Triple-Ring Round Element Maximizes your flexibility with three distinct sizes that allow for element selection based on cookware size.

Features

  • 10''/6'' Even-Heat Ultra Power Element with Simmer Setting - Adds versatility for high and low temperature cooking. Even-Heat Technology delivers constant power and a range of simmer settings. Two element sizes in one make it ideal for boiling, yet also accept small pans for various cooking tasks.
  • CookShield Finish for Glass Surface - Protects the cooktop surface from scratches, helping keep it looking pristine even with frequent use.
  • Smart Appliance - Know if you've left a burner on with remote connectivity that lets you monitor your cooktop from your smartphone or tablet. 1
  • 8'' 1800-Watt Round Element - Efficiently heats a variety of pan sizes and can reach a power output of up to 1800-watts for every day use.
  • 6'' 1200-Watt Round Element - Can reach a power output of up to 1200-watts to handle your daily cooking needs.
Specifications
Dimensions
Cutout Depth Max 20-9/16 in
Depth 21-3/4 in
Height 5-1/4 in
Maximum Height 5-1/4 in
Width 36-5/16 in
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant ADA Height and Operation Compliant
Cooktop Type Standard
Fuel Type Electric
Installs Over Built-In Oven Yes
LP Convertible No
Power Boost No
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov .
Size 36 in
Controls
Infinite Heat Controls No
Cooktop Details
Automatic Pan Detection No
Center Rear Element-Burner Power 3000/2200/1100W
Center Rear Element-Burner Size 12""/9""/6""
Center Rear Element-Burner Type Triple
Cooktop Element Style Radiant
Cooktop Surface Material Glass
Downdraft Vent No
Heating Element On Indicator Light Yes
Hot Surface Indicator Light Yes
Left Front Element-Burner Power 3200/2300W
Left Front Element-Burner Size 10""/6""
Left Front Element-Burner Type Dual
Left Rear Element-Burner Power 1200W
Left Rear Element-Burner Size 6""
Left Rear Element-Burner Type Standard
Number of Cooking Element-Burners 5
Power Outage Compatible No
Right Front Element-Burner Power 1800W
Right Front Element-Burner Size 6""
Right Front Element-Burner Type Standard
Right Rear Element-Burner Power 1300W
Right Rear Element-Burner Size 6""
Right Rear Element-Burner Type Single
Appearance
Digital Display No
Certifications
ADA Compliant ADA Height and Operation Compliant
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov .
Electrical
Hz 60
Power Cord Included No
Compatibility
Connectivity Android, iOS
Works With WiFi, App, Remote Access

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Cooktop
  • Fuel: Electric

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 36.313"
  • Height: 5.25"
  • Depth: 22.813"

  • Size

  • Nominal Width: 36"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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4.0 out of 5

87% of reviewers recommend this product.

4 Stars

Looks good, good features

jbbrowi00 6/24/2019

We built a new house and used KitchenAid for most of the kitchen. This cooktop looks great however, we found the cooktop more difficult to clean than our last KitchenAid cooktop. Also, we had an issue with the lock feature, we had the lock on and a burner started up without any indication fortunately no damage. We have this issue being addressed by KitchenAid.
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5 Stars

Easy to use, looks great

Rhonda M 6/6/2019

Looks great in our new kitchen. Heats up super fast compared to our last stove.
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4 Stars

Beautiful design

MDS79 5/2/2019

Bought for new home. Looks very high end and is beautiful. Brought water to boil fast.
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4 Stars

Good quality and value

Ed54 2/28/2019

We purchased this cooktop for our new home and reall like the functionality and design
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5 Stars

Great cooktop features a little over the top

shellgirl23 2/27/2019

I love my new cooktop. Heats up very fast - love the simmer and keep warm settings - they actually work. It is supposed to be wifi capable - but I don't have that working yet. Asked Kitchenaid for help - but they didn't know either. Each burner has 20 heat settings - this feels a little too many - the button presses take a long time to get to the med - 10 setting - it is about 12 button presses to get to that and the interface is slow - so that is time consuming. Oh and the other thing that is annoying - if you wipe the cooktop off with a damp cloth - it begins to beep - until you dry it - I am sure there is an electrical short created by the small amount of water left from my damp cloth - but really - it beeps til you dry it.
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1 Stars

Dangerous cooktop

Belinda817 2/26/2019

I owned a kitchenaid smooth too cooktop with touch controls for 18 years prior to the purchase of this model KCES956HBL00. This new model constantly beeped when wiping it clean. No buttons would light up but constant beeping. It would even beep when sitting something on top of it. One night after cleaning it the beeping went on for at least 15 minutes then it showed an F2 E1 error code then continued to beep randomly. That error code wasn't in the book that came with it so I called kitchenaid. They set up an appointment with a service tech. The service techs company called me and said based on that error code I needed a new circuit board that they needed to order. The service tech came and replaced the circuit board yesterday morning. After the replacement we tested it out some. My cooktop now does some things that it didn't do prior to the board change that I now deem very hazardous. When unlocked and wiping with a damp discloth or my bare hand I still get random beeps but no lights come on the cooktop. If I wipe across the control panel with my smooth hand not pressing down just gliding across or with the damp rag sometimes it thinks the buttons to turn on burners or the WiFi option have been pressed. It will be waiting for a command such as burner level. Sometimes after waiting for a burner level command without touching it in any manner whatsoever the burner will automatically go to level 1 then switch to level 20. This is the part that is dangerous. When the cooktop is locked sometimes it doesn't unlock as it should. Everything is very random and inconsistent. However the company says it is working as intended. If that's the case it would work that way consistently. I have video proof of what is happening. The company doesn't even want to see it and take a look for themselves. If it's supposed to work that way why didn't it do that before the circuit board was replaced. The first tech guy that came out called in the burners coming on but they said it was working correctly. I called back to kitchenaid. They sent a 2nd company out for a second opinion. This morning they told him it's working as it should! I'm beyond frustrated. I can't add the video from my phone but will see if I can somehow go back and attach them. If I can't please feel free to contact me and I will send to you.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

push button controls pan sizing on burners

DONNA24 1/16/2019

WE JUST BOUGHT THE COOK TOP AND ARE STILL LEARNING TO COOK WITH THE DIFFERENT AVAILABLE FEAUTURES . WE LOVE IT SO FAR .. JIM A
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4 Stars

it is taking so me getting used to...

MindyAnne 1/4/2019

I had a Caldera cook top that I loved, but when the computer started doing its own thing (after about 10 years) I found that the company was no longer around. My desired features were "touch controls" and a timer. The KitchenAid almost fit in my existing cut-out and I have always liked the brand. However, after a month I am still having trouble with 2 things-trying to control the burners getting too hot and cleanup. I am finding it harder to clean up spills in this cooktop than my previous one.
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