The KitchenAid KECC667BSS 36-inch electric cooktop has a large triple burner, two double burners and nine different configurations. This ceramic cooktop is available with black or stainless steel accents to match the decor of your kitchen. The controls take some getting used to, but the cooktop has precise power levels, plus special simmer and melt functions that other cooktops don't include. For safety and convenience, the KitchenAid has heat indicator lights, a control lock and touch-activated controls.
This electric cooktop has several different controls and rare features. It provides consistent heat across the entire heat element to avoid hot or cool spots when you cook. The simmer option takes the guesswork out of finding the right temperature for items like hollandaise sauce that need low heat, and a separate melt option maintains low temperatures without scorching. This is a great option when you're making fondue or melting chocolate. The rapid-boil setting works on all burners.
The main triple burner fits well in the middle of this ceramic cooktop, and the two double burners are parallel to each other on either side, while the controls are located in the front middle portion of the appliance. The stainless steel border gives the entire glass cooktop a sharp and modern look.
When the cooktop is not in use, a control lock keeps it from being accidentally turned on, which means you will have one less thing to worry about if there are curious children in your house. The control lock is easy to find, and before you can use this cooktop again, you have to press the lock for at least three seconds to unlock it. You also get another helpful safety feature: As long as a burner stays warm, you will know because a red indicator light will stay on. There is also a nice keep-warm setting on the KitchenAid, which allows you to keep your dishes heated but not overcooked if you have guests arriving late or other delays to dinnertime.
The KitchenAid KECC667BSS is a well-designed electric cooktop. With a versatile burner configuration, precise temperatures and an appealing look, this cooktop would enhance any kitchen. This excellent electric cooktop is a bit on the higher end as far as price, so if you're in the market for a good cooktop that is more budget-friendly, check out the Maytag MEC9536B.