The Whirlpool Gold G9CE3065XS 30-inch electric cooktop has five burners and modernistic controls that you simply tap to adjust. Four burners are designed for the standard cookware found in most kitchens, while the fifth burner features a double heating element that adjusts to the size of the pot or pan you are using. With this electric cooktop, you get three 6-inch burners, a 9-inch burner, and the double-element burner that starts at 6 inches and can expand to 10.
One of this ceramic cooktop's best features is a special heat level called AccuSimmer Plus, which is available on every burner. This gives you low, accurate temperatures for foods that could easily burn, such as cream sauces or dishes that require melted butter.
The burners on this glass cooktop also have a warming option, which reaches as low as 20 watts. With this function, you can easily melt chocolate without burning it or poach foods such as trout without turning the fish into a rubbery, unpalatable mess. You also get a fast boil capability on the double heat element burner that reaches a maximum wattage of 3,000.
The design of the Whirlpool Gold is clean and symmetrical. The ceramic glass offers a polished and sophisticated look, and the optional stainless steel border gives it a sleek touch.
Heat sensors are located under each burner. They light up brightly when the burners are in use, which is a handy safety feature to protect you or anyone else from getting burned. This glass cooktop also comes with a control lock so you can keep youngsters from getting hurt if they try to fiddle with the cooktop controls, because they simply will not turn on until you unlock them.
Another helpful design aspect is the fact that the controls match up in the same configuration as the burners. Each burner uses the same buttons for the power level, and the controls are conveniently located in front so you can get to them easily. The design and controls are the best part of the Whirlpool Gold, and the full range of power options gives it an exceptional level of precision for your culinary endeavors. However, if you are a traditionalist who wants a more basic cooktop and you prefer hands-on controls to buttons, you might like the Frigidaire FFEC3225MB better.
The Whirlpool Gold G9CE3065XS has a lot of nice selling points, particularly the AccuSimmer Plus capability. If your menus often include a creamy clam chowder or delicate bearnaise sauce, for instance, or you make your own mousse and need to melt high-quality chocolate, this electric cooktop is a great option.