The Kenmore Elite 45113 is a budget-friendly 30-inch ceramic electric cooktop that gives you essential cooking features and some extras. The impressive boil setting outshines those of conventional cooktops and makes it easy to prepare a number of dishes fast on those hectic days when your family is clamoring for food and you have little time.
You get four burners on this glass cooktop with a 6-inch, 1,200-watt burner and a 9-inch burner for conventionally sized pans. The 9-inch burner features an exceptional boil setting that can reach a maximum power of 3,200 watts. This lets you boil water or other liquids in half the time it would take using a conventional cooktop. There is also a large dual burner in front that starts at 9 inches but expands to 12 inches so you can use bigger pots. Its wattage is 1,800 to 3,000, respectively.
Another 6-inch burner functions largely as a melting and warming area. It presents a heating capability that gives you a range of different settings from 300 watts to 1,300 watts. As a result, you can use it to do such things as gently simmer a touchy hollandaise sauce without it curdling or getting grainy, melt chocolate without burning it, or keep foods such as soups nice and warm while you wait to serve them.
This electric cooktop provides power knobs rather than push-button controls. The power knobs give you quite a breadth of control over the heat, offering nine different settings from low to high for the burners – with the exception of the warming burner, which has 10 settings. These knobs are located on the right side of the cooktop. There are indicator lights under the surface of each burner to show you when they're not safe to touch.
The look of the electric cooktop is pleasing. The metal knobs, combined with the optional stainless steel runners, give the entire cooktop a sleek, modern appearance, and the burners are evenly spaced. The surface also has heat indicator lights that stay on even when the entire cooktop is shut off, so you and others can avoid getting burned.
The Kenmore Elite 45113 is an electric cooktop with an appealing design. It not only looks modern and attractive, but is also versatile and powerful for different cooking tasks.