Pros / The melt setting allows you to melt butter and chocolate without burning it.
Cons / This device lacks power boost capabilities.
Verdict / The GE Cafe CHP9530SJSS is not only one of the most powerful induction cooktops on our lineup, it also provides several visual options to ensure you know when the heat is on.
The GE Cafe CHP9530SJSS is an induction cooker that provides many standout features, including touch-sensitive controls, a melt setting and a bridge element. Furthermore, safety is greatly considered with this cooktop, as it includes control lock capabilities, which prevents the heating elements from turning on without your knowledge. Additionally, it provides outstanding cooking performance and a wide range of power that allows you to simmer or sear foods without any issues.
The cooking performance on this cooktop is among the best in our lineup. There are four heat elements, which range from 1,800 watts to 3,700 watts of power. The lower power settings are ideal for simmering and melting foods such as butter, while the higher power is best for searing meats and boiling water. The 3,700 watts of power available on this cooktop is the highest amount of power we saw on this size of induction cooking product. However, we are disappointed there is no power boost feature. This would provide even more power and further decrease cooking time.
An advanced timer is featured on this cooktop. With this tool, you can set a timer for each specific burner. This allows you to keep track of how long multiple dishes have been cooking simultaneously to prevent burning food simply because you forgot to take it off the burner.
Another feature that sets the GE Cafe apart from similar products is its melt setting. You can set the heat element on a setting lower than simmer, and the burner provides just enough heat to melt butter or chocolate without burning it.
You can adjust the controls, temperatures and settings on this cooktop with GE Cafe's Glide Touch Controls. With these touch-sensitive controls, you simply glide your fingers in a circular motion to the desired temperature of the cooktop. This makes adjusting the temperature a simple process that is extremely visual. Additionally, it gives the cooktop an advanced and crisp appearance.
The safety features on this cooktop met our full expectations. To alert you when a heat element is on, there is a hot-surface indicator light for each heat element. Additionally, the touch controls light up blue to the desired temperature of the element when the heat is on.
The cooktop can determine if a pan is correctly placed on the burner or if it has been removed. If a pan with induction cooking capabilities is not detected on an element, the burner automatically turns off after 25 seconds. There are additional control lock capabilities that, when activated, prevent any cooktop controls from operating.
The GE Cafe CHP9530SJSS is covered under a one-year manufacturer warranty. This is a similar warranty to those of most induction cooktops on our lineup. If you have any questions or concerns about your induction cooktop, you can reach a support representative via email or telephone support from a GE representative. You can also access the user manual directly on the company's website.
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The GE Cafe CHP9530SJSS is a powerful induction cooktop with outstanding cooktop performance and a handful of cooktop features that greatly enhance its usefulness. The wide range of power allows you to use this cooktop to melt butter without burning it and to sear and fry foods with ease. We are also impressed with the ability it gives you to set a timer for each individual burner, as well the simple touch-controlled burners and visual indicators for when the cooktop is powered on. We would like to see power boost capabilities to provide even more power on this induction cooktop, but this would simply be another feature to confirm this cooktop's standing as one of the best induction cooktops available.