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30-Inch 4 Element Induction Cooktop, Architect® Series II - Stainless Steel

KitchenAid KICU500XSS

Features

  • 4-Element Cooktop
  • 9 Heat Level Settings
  • Performance Boost
  • Touch-Activated Controls

Quick Specs

  • Type: Cooktop
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Width: 30.8125"
  • Height: 2.375"
  • Depth: 21.3125"
  • Nominal Width: 30"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Downdraft Ventilation: No
  • Hood Recommended: Yes
  • Induction: Yes
  • Type: Smoothtop

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4-Element Cooktop

Provides four independent cooking surface areas.

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9 Heat Level Settings

Provide the versatility to select the power level needed to handle everything from searing to sauteing.

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Performance Boost

Allows you to exceed the maximum heat-level setting for up to 10 minutes, perfect for rapid boiling

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Touch-Activated Controls

Integrate seamlessly into the surface and include a slider for heat-level selection

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Simmer Function

Automatically selects a low power level to help maintain a constant simmer without boiling over.

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Melt and Hold

Uses low power levels for melting delicate ingredients or keeping cooked food warm without scorching.

4-Element Cooktop Provides four independent cooking surface areas.

9 Heat Level Settings Provide the versatility to select the power level needed to handle everything from searing to sauteing.

Performance Boost Allows you to exceed the maximum heat-level setting for up to 10 minutes, perfect for rapid boiling

Touch-Activated Controls Integrate seamlessly into the surface and include a slider for heat-level selection

Simmer Function Automatically selects a low power level to help maintain a constant simmer without boiling over.

Melt and Hold Uses low power levels for melting delicate ingredients or keeping cooked food warm without scorching.

Pan Size Detection Provides feedback on whether pan size is suitable for the selected element.

Features

  • 4-Element Cooktop
  • 9 Heat Level Settings
  • Performance Boost
  • Touch-Activated Controls
  • Simmer Function
  • Melt and Hold
  • Pan Size Detection
SPECIFICATIONS
Configuration and Overview
Cooktop Type Standard
Fuel Type Electric Induction
Surface Material Ceramic Glass
Number of Elements-Burners 4
Cooktop Element Style Induction
Installs Over Built-In Oven No
Cooktop Features
Center Front Type Single
Left Front Power 1800W/1400W
Left Front Size 6"
Left Front Type Power Boost
Left Rear Power 3200W/2300W
Left Rear Size 10"
Left Rear Type Power Boost
Right Front Power 1800W/1400W
Right Front Size 7"
Right Front Type Power Boost
Right Rear Power 3200W/2300W
Right Rear Size 9"
Right Rear Element-Burner Type Power Boost
Controls
Digital Display Yes
Downdraft Vent No
Heating Element On Indicator Light Yes
Hot Surface Indicator Light Yes
Dimensions
Depth 21 5/16
Height 2 3/8
Width 30 13/16
Cutout Depth 19 5/16
Cutout Height 0
Cutout Width 29 1/2

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Cooktop
  • Fuel: Electric

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 30.8125"
  • Height: 2.375"
  • Depth: 21.3125"

  • Size

  • Nominal Width: 30"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Downdraft Ventilation: No
  • Hood Recommended: Yes

  • Cooktop Features

  • Induction: Yes
  • Type: Smoothtop

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4.0 out of 5

80% of reviewers recommend this product.

Induction cooking is the way to go

n/a 8/18/2017

I am very pleased with the rapid heating of a burner when I use the cook top. Food reaches the cooking temperature and cools down rapidly when I change the control. It is so easy to clean in the event of a spill.. I am very pleased and so glad I selected this appliance.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Want to give No Star Terrible Product

SK 8/17/2017

Popping noise and not working for non-magnetic fan Service person visited and it's designed as normal by service person. Terrible product and terrible service. I do not want to purchase any Kitchen Aid and Whirlpool Product.

No, I do not recommend this product

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New to induction cooking

kSAPokie 8/2/2017

New to induction cooking, like that it is quick to heat and lower like using gas. Just wished the controls were easier to see as well as the cooking elements.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice cooktop

Kirk 7/23/2017

A little noisy. Cooks similar to gas. Poor installation instructions regarding the brackets. Make you purchase glue that is over $100 for the tube if your cooktop is going into a granite or quartz top....that's silly!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great look

Kate 7/11/2017

Love the induction and ease of cleaning

Yes, I recommend this product

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Induction newby!

Justbeachy0107 7/3/2017

Very happy with my induction cooktop. I was nervous at first but love how it heats up so quickly!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Stovetop

Sgabe 6/17/2017

It's great

Yes, I recommend this product

Looks AND brains.

Rose 6/6/2017

Beautiful and amazing!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quick heating and cooling

Gina 4/6/2017

We purchased this about a month ago and are loving it!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Overall great

Andy 12/19/2016

I'm enjoying the induction cooking so far. It looks great in my kitchen. My only issue is with cleaning it. Ceramabrite was recommended to clean it, and I find it takes a while to buff it so it's not streaked. That might just be me figuring out the amount of cleaner necessary.

Yes, I recommend this product

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LOVE!

Blayne 12/12/2016

Boils water quickly and super easy to clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Sleek and fast.

Diane 12/3/2016

First induction cooktop for me. I enjoy the way it cooks and its convenience I'm still getting use to the induction method, but already like it better than the electric cooktop it replaced. Easier to control the heat level, less burning. Sleek surface with no knobs.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice cooktop!

Jim the runner 11/27/2016

First induction cooktop I hope it last for a while.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quality product

The Cook 11/18/2016

Cooks like gas; when it's on it heats extremely quickly actually faster than gas and when you turn it off the heat is immediately off. Easy to clean up; great product.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features.

Sharock 11/16/2016

I love the fact that when you remove the pan the burner does not stay hot. The look in my island makes the kitchen pop

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it~

New cook 10/30/2016

I love our new induction cook top. Took a little bit to get used to it but love the ease of clean up and the speed......so happy!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Garbage

sebp 10/18/2016

Do not buy any induction cooktop from Kitchenaid. Mine stopped working after 2 years. Impossible to repair, even by the experts from Kitchenaid. I got to throw it to the garbage. They are giving my a tiny reduction if I buy an other one, not enough for me, I want my money back! And customer support is the worst I ever encountered.

No, I do not recommend this product

Horrible Dimension guide

Not an Expert 9/28/2016

Downloaded the dimension guide for the countertop to be cut out. You need to be a expert plan reader to be able to clearly see what the cut out dimensions are. Cant you just easily say "Countertop cut out dimensions are ......." . There is so many lines, arrowss, dotted, solid, and letters you cant be 100% sure you are looking at the rigth one.

No, I do not recommend this product

Love this cooktop

Robert 9/26/2016

This cooktop heats very quickly, and evenly. It's easy to operate, and is very safe.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Disappointed

Dglas 7/30/2016

As much as I loved my induction cooktop when I purchased it, here we are 3 years later and it does not function properly and will cost me $650 to fix. I expected more from kitchen aid!

No, I do not recommend this product

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Sleek

Sandy 7/29/2016

I love the smooth design. No knobs to have to clean under! I like the induction cooking and the design is so sleek.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome cook top!

Erin 7/22/2016

We bought this a month ago and have loved it. It boils fast, works great and is a great size.

Yes, I recommend this product

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DO NOT BUY - Glass broken

#NeverKitchenAid 7/20/2016

AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE> GO FOR ANOTHER BRAND. DO NOT STAND BEHIND THE PRODUCT. We received a destroyed cooktop from the moment we opened the box. Kitchenaid did not want to send a replacement but told us to get a repairman. We purchased an entire Kitchenaid kitchen and will be cancelling the order and going with Samsung. Horrible customer service.

No, I do not recommend this product

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A great product!

fcaron17 7/11/2016

I bought this cooktop one month ago. This is my first induction cooktop. What a great product, with the special touch of KitchenAid. I really appreciated my choice.

Yes, I recommend this product

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BUYER BE AWARE!!!!!!!!

Kate 7/9/2016

I would put 0 stars if I could! Do not buy this cook top! This is the worst appliance I ever had! This cooktop burned twice in a matter of a 6 month. First time it burned after 3 months of use. Leaving my family and my one years old son without cook top for almost one month. they wanted to repair it but parts were on a back order. No timeline, no answers when it might be replaced. NOTHING. They finally replaced unit because kitchen aid couldn't find a parts. This Thursday it got burned again, after another 3 month. What a quality! Moreover, it's sparkled and lite up like a Christmas tree. Very dangerous! This is 240 watts cooktop. In addition to that, customer service scheduled my appointment on Saturday and confirmed it twice; however, today I found out that Appliance repair center was not even open on Saturdays. I've cancelled my weekend plans for this appointment...... Just a waste of time and money. Highly recommend you to buy a different brand, which now I'm going to do myself!

No, I do not recommend this product

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Amazing Cooktop!

DA 5/20/2016

We absolutely love our new cooktop. Boils water and cooks everything in record time. I highly recommend this product!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it! Buying a second one.

cjroeper 4/14/2016

We bought this cooktop 2 years ago. We never used induction before, but liked the idea of faster heating and great cleanup. We absolutely love it! Yes, it took a little learning to use. For example, don't turn your back on it cuz it cooks fast, especially in the high settings. It cleans wonderfully. Still looks like new. And, yes, you need to have the right kind of pans. We got a great set for under $200, so no problem. We own 5 Kitchenaid appliances and this cooktop is the very best. We're now moving and we need to replace the appliances at our next home. We KNOW that the induction cooktop will be the first kitchen appliance that we buy. (PS, I'm an actual, non-paid reviewer. I don't work for Kitchenaid. This truly is my personal experience.)

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works great!

M2 2/5/2016

Love it! Was a bit apprehensive going to induction from lots of years cooking with either gas or electric. Glad I made the switch. Precise temperature control, can keep things at a steady slow boil, simmer etc. without constant vigilance for boil overs. Also, no scalding hot burners to to inadvertently touch.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quick Boil!!!

Steffie 12/16/2015

Just had a total kitchen remodel and this Induction is so awesome....boiling water in one minute!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Wonderful Cooktop!

Hi37 11/3/2015

We bought this about a month ago, I had been looking and researching for months before hand. I am definitely happy with our decision to buy this one.. It's a Wonderful cooktop! Very easy to cook on as well as to clean. The response time for heating and turning off is amazing! I love it!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Smaller but just as good

Pops 10/24/2015

We'v just built our new retirement home and downsized including the cook top to the smller 30". Love the induction power for three reasons. 1 Easy to keep clean. 2, Can actually simmer.3.Tea pot is hot before you can get a cup and a tea bag ready... Fantastic

Yes, I recommend this product

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nice stovetop

John 9/22/2015

We had this about a month now. It works good but I think raising or lowering the temp is awkward. You don't know what you are doing until the temp shows up and if you want to move only one notch, it is a hit and miss action. Also at times we will get a buzzing noise, not sure what that is. Otherwise it is nice and we are happy with it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent performance with induction cooktop

Steve 7/28/2015

Great cooktop, heats extremely fast, very sleak design and functionality.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Wonderful!

Carol 7/7/2015

This is a great cooktop with the induction heating. I had a smooth top previously, but this is much better. Faster at heating, ease of use and cleaning. The edges sealed in chrome helps to eliminate crumbs from getting stuck.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Something new

Well pleased 4/7/2015

This is our first experience with a induction cook top and we love it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features; easy to keep clean

W in Munster 2/22/2015

We've had ceramic cooktops in the past and found them to be difficult to keep clean. An induction cooktop does not burn food on the cooktop like a regular ceramic cooktop does; it cleans with just a wipe. Appropriate cookware is needed for induction cooking, but we're very happy we made the switch to induction.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great product

VZLo 1/23/2015

I had always wanted a gas stove until I researched induction cooktops. This one meets and exceeds my expectations. Amazing to have instant heat under a cooking pot. I was pleasantly surprised at how much of my cookware worked with the induction elements. Highly recommend.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Favorite appliance!

merry74 10/27/2014

I picked out all new appliances when I had my kitchen remodeled 5 months ago and my induction cooktop is my favorite of the bunch. I can make a pan of pasta faster than I could boil water on my old ceramic stove. And the temperature control is amazing. It's so responsive I no longer burn things. Only the surface area beneath the pan is hot, so nothing spilled sticks to any of the surface. My stove is as clean and shiny as the day it was installed 5 months ago.

Yes, I recommend this product

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100 % satisfied

Lievreast 9/20/2014

We have had the 30 inch Induction cooktop for three months and are 100% satisfied. We are pleased with the mix and layout of small and large cooking elements. We have never once been unable to use one of the elements due to size constraints: the larger elements are big enough and we have no trouble using our smaller pots and pans on the larger elements. The cooktop is easy to keep clean as overflows do not heat, then stick. Controls are well laid out and are simple to understand and use. The elements are powerful and heat up quickly.

Yes, I recommend this product

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cara 8/21/2014

Love it, love it, love it !!! It's so easy to use and easy to clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Broken too soon

Socks 7/24/2014

Right after purchase, there is a "short". Flashing lights for two burner controls. First circuit board didnt work...am waiting on another and repairman.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Not so lucky

Rita H 7/21/2014

I have had 4 different units, all blew out when boiling water on the back burner.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Sorry I bought this product. Do not recommend

lbauman 6/27/2014

We have been using this for two weeks and had to buy all new cookware. First, one of the elements wouldn't stay on and when we had a technician come to fix it we discovered that each element requires a pan with a bottom surface the size of the element for it to work. A wok doesn't keep on the element as the bottom surface area is too small. Plus in the first week, while moving a pan off it's element, the surface scratched. That seems ridiculous since we are using approved cookware. You need to know what you are getting into.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great new way of cooking.

crosend 4/29/2014

We bought the induction cooktop for our new house. I liked the fact that it heats the pan and doesn't throw a lot of heat into the room. It can boil water in about a minute. You have to pay attention to it at first because it heats up so fast. We love it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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This cooktop is completely unreliable

DeeZapointed 3/23/2014

This cooktop is great... WHEN IT WORKS! Unfortunately, it already broke down on me two times in 8 months. Each time, I was left without a cooktop for weeks. Now I am stuck with this thing in which I have zero confidence, and just wait for it to break down a third time. Do yourself a favor: don't buy this unit. Don't get me wrong: I love it when it works. It does everything an induction cooktop is supposed to do, and very well. Let me add that all my appliances are Kitchenaid, so I have nothing against this brand. But this particular unit was clearly not ready for primetime. Maybe in a few years, after the engineers have come up with a new version of the same unit, it will be ready. But right now, it is unreliable.

No, I do not recommend this product

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I love cooking on this cooktop.

BikerK 12/24/2013

I love this cooktop. The heat on each burner is even and accurate. It heats up much faster than a conventional electric cooktop. When finished cooking the surface indicator displays the cooking surface is hot, but it will not burn if touched. A few things I do not like: if you place any item that has some weight on the cooktop, a sensor starts beeping until it is removed and no cover for the cooktop. Also, the timer cannot be used independently unless a burner is on.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Fantastic Product

Chuck43 12/10/2013

Although I was initially doubtful of induction technology, I must now admit this is a fantastic product. The ability to boil water almost instantly makes cooking many items much more desirable. I'm just very glad my wife really pushed to install this cooktop in our new kitchen. Buy one if you can.....

Yes, I recommend this product

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This products has the best features that I've seen

Nana3 6/25/2013

I love everything about this cooktop!! It is so easy to use!

Yes, I recommend this product

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jen450 6/6/2013

I would NOT recommend buying this stove at all. We had this stove delivered and installed by Jenaire. At first we thought what a great stove. However the stove broke down within a week to month of use and was replaced not one, not two but four times. After the 4th time that the unit was replaced we gave up and decided to buy a completely different brand. We went with a Bosch. To this day we love the Bosch and have had no difficulties with it.

No, I do not recommend this product

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It's just great cooktop.

Slater 6/4/2013

It's just great cooktop, I don't have any reservations.

Yes, I recommend this product

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