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    36-Inch 5-Element Induction Cooktop, Architect® Series II - Stainless Steel

    Model # KICU569XSS

     4.0 out of 5 (142 Reviews)

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    Regular Price $2,199

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    This 5-element induction cooktop combines precision and speed. Electromagnetic technology directly heats the pan while keeping the cooktop surface cool to the touch. Twelve power levels give you the power to rapidly bring water to a boil and sear scallops to perfection. A bridge function combines the power of four elements into two large cooking zones for specialty cookware.


    • 5-Element Cooktop
    • 4 Elements with Bridge Functions
    • 12 Heat Level Settings
    • Performance Boost
    • Touch-Activated Controls
    • Melt and Hold
    • Simmer Function
    • Pan Size Detection
    • Control Lock
    • 12''/9'', 4800/2500-Watt Element
    Configuration and Overview
    Cooktop Type Standard
    Surface Material Ceramic Glass
    Number of Elements-Burners 5
    Cooktop Element Style Induction
    Installs Over Built-In Oven Yes
    Cooktop Features
    Center Front Size 12"
    Center Front Type Dual
    Center Rear Power 4800/2800W
    Center Rear Size 12"
    Center Rear Type Dual
    Left Front Power 2500W/1800W
    Left Front Size 7"
    Left Front Type Bridge
    Left Rear Power 2500W/1800W
    Left Rear Size 7"
    Left Rear Type Bridge
    Right Front Power 2500W/1800W
    Right Front Size 7"
    Right Front Type Bridge
    Right Rear Power 2500W/1800W
    Right Rear Size 7"
    Right Rear Element-Burner Type Bridge
    Digital Display Yes
    Downdraft Vent No
    Heating Element On Indicator Light Yes
    Hot Surface Indicator Light Yes
    Depth 21 5/16
    Height 3 1/8
    Width 36 5/16
    Cutout Depth 19 5/16
    Cutout Height 0
    Cutout Width 33 1/16

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    out of 5 (142 Reviews)

    76% of reviewers recommend this product.

    LOVE the cooktop!

    Submitted by Lisa - 9/22/2017

    Absolutely love the cooktop - boils water in under 2 minutes, easy to clean, looks amazing!!

    Yes, I recommend this product

    A Real Time Saver!

    Submitted by Uphillskier - 9/8/2017

    I bought this about a month ago to replace the electric top. More than anything else, the time savings to prepare dinner is awesome. It look great, easy to clean and performs great. My only negative is that I don't like the temperature adjustment for ease of use. I don't care for holding my finger and dragging the digital slide bar. I would have preferred a "touch/tap" style better...think it would be easier and more exacting.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    I Do Not Love the Clicking

    Submitted by Meg - 8/30/2017

    Not in love with the constant clicking and magnetic wave sounds. i would have totally preferred a gas stove over the new next big deal stuff. I bought KitchenAid pots and pans with hopes that the clicking would stop... it didn't. Kind of my only disappointment in the new kitchen.

    No, I do not recommend this product

    Awesome Cooktop!

    Submitted by MJ - 8/16/2017

    This cooktop is awesome! Easy to use and works as it is advertised. Boils water in less than 1 minute. Induction is definitely the way to go! It doesn't cool down quite as fast as I had expected but none the less it cools down way faster than a regular cooktop.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Not my best purchase!

    Submitted by Stogy - 8/16/2017

    I wish I had set up kitchen for gas cooktop, as this induction cooktop is "not my cup of tea". A lot of our expensive pots & pans don't work with this cooktop & it is very frustrating & tough to use this cooktop.

    No, I do not recommend this product

    Who needs gas?

    Submitted by Dave - 8/3/2017

    We are unable to have gas connected to our home so we replaced our electric cooktop with the Kitchenaid 36" induction cooktop. The elements heat up REALLY quickly and cook evenly. There had been some feedback from others that there was a lot of "clicking" underneath the pans, and there is some, but it is very minor and not an issue. Cooks like a champ and cleans up easily. Can't have gas? Who needs it.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    very clean and sleek looking

    Submitted by Gib - 7/23/2017

    This appliance is a god send for our house. My wife and I are adjusting to this time saving device and enjoying using it. For me it is fun to cook and experiment with new recipes again.

    Yes, I recommend this product


    Submitted by Indy cook - 7/20/2017

    Not happy with this product. From day one it hasn't performed as I was expecting. When cooking, unless the burner is set to over 6 it will not produce consistent heat instead it pulses off an on causing it to take longer to cook. So cooking consistently at a low temperature is not possible. The more burners I use the worse it is. I called customer service thinking it was maybe hooked up wrong or the power was not correct. However they came out and told me that because a cast iron skillet worked it was a problem with my pans. The Caphalon pans I purchased specifically for the cooktop and were some of their top of the line pans. So I contacted Caphalon about the pans and they had not had any issues and asked me to send them in to determine if they were defective and they were not. I also took my pans to a neighbors and tried my pans on their jenn-air induction cooktop and the pans worked like a dream. So after a complete remodel I am stuck with a cooktop I hate. Left more than disappointed. On one positive note I also purchased a Kitchenaid refrigerator and dishwasher that I have been very pleased with.

    No, I do not recommend this product


    Submitted by John - 7/12/2017

    Extremely disappointed. This unit surface scratches just by using it. The glass surface does not appear to be manufactured correctly. Called KitchenAid and they are not willing to do anything. How can a cook top that comes in direct contact with pots scratch so easily? I'm using brand new Al-clad pots.

    No, I do not recommend this product

    Takes some getting used to induction cooking

    Submitted by akaleas - 7/3/2017

    After determining which of my pans were compatible with induction cooking, I found it somewhat easy to use. The heat control is near instantaneous. Coming from a gas stove, that's what I was looking for.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Very impressive

    Submitted by Pat - 7/2/2017

    Just installed, learning it's many features.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Great stove

    Submitted by Joe the cook - 6/10/2017

    A great stove. Our first induction unit, so it takes a bit to get used to cooking differently. But have been pleasantly surprised by how well it works. Wish we had bought this year's ago.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Love it !

    Submitted by Lynn - 6/9/2017

    Easy to cook on and I am enjoying the no mess feature by being able to cook on top of paper towels.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Most Responsive

    Submitted by Chuck - 6/9/2017

    Very responsive to heat levels. Instant adjustment. After a short learning curve you will think you have a gas burner under your control.

    Yes, I recommend this product


    Submitted by Angel - 5/25/2017

    I love my induction cooktop. It works as expected and the noise it makes is something I got used to very quickly.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Step change in cooktop applications

    Submitted by Jill the maestro chef - 5/20/2017

    We always purchased kitchaid products, this is truly the next generation of cooktops. Credit to the designers and the science behind the technology introduced

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Outstanding product

    Submitted by Marty - 5/19/2017

    I purchased this product 30 days ago and I couldn't be happier

    Yes, I recommend this product


    Submitted by Fitness Fiend - 5/15/2017

    Initially I was looking for a gas stove but after viewing the induction functions I was 100% sold. Absolutely love it.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Great cooking.

    Submitted by Regina - 5/15/2017

    Love the cooktop. Easy to learn and enjoy.

    Yes, I recommend this product


    Submitted by Corey - 4/8/2017

    Our first kitchen aide appliance very impressed.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Better than Gas

    Submitted by Joan - 4/6/2017

    I thought I wanted a gas cooktop for our new home but living on an island w/ o natural gas made that a problem. Our contractor who said "gee induction, it's better than gas". Well he was right. Easy clean up and great and fast temperature control.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Great induction cooktop

    Submitted by Katie - 3/30/2017

    Love this cooktop! Had the Samsung induction stove previously and this cooktop meets our needs and functions much better. All our pans work well on the designated areas and the control panel is easy to use.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    great . love it.

    Submitted by best - 3/26/2017

    love it

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Love it!

    Submitted by YOYO - 3/20/2017

    I like the fact that it heats things up quick had to get use to it but I love it .

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Great cooktop, awesome performance, poor quality

    Submitted by Geronimo - 3/8/2017

    I'm sad to say that after 3.75 years this cooktop died. Called local repair shops in Angie's List but none worked on these induction cooktops. Reluctantly called Whirlpool / KitchenAid and they dispatched Diamond Factory Service who I have had very mixed experiences with in the past. Fortunately this tech who was sent was great. The good news - the $680 part is under warranty. The bad news - 2 weeks not being able to use it and $220 of labor that I have to pay for out of pocket. I like Whirlpool/KitchenAid, so much so that everything in my kitchen is KitchenAid except the microwave, but I'm afraid the quality - even since bringing manufacturing back to the US - isn't what it used to be.

    No, I do not recommend this product


    Submitted by None - 3/2/2017

    Absolutely amazing

    Yes, I recommend this product

    High quality and useful features

    Submitted by Stacy - 2/23/2017

    I bought this appliance 2 months ago and had never used a conduction stove before. I love this appliance its easy to clean, attractive, very easy to use and I can't think of anything I don't like about it.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Great while it works

    Submitted by Unlucky - 2/17/2017

    I bought this cooktop in 2014 along with a double oven, downdraft vent and refrigerator for my newly constructed home. The cooktop just suddenly quit working -- does not power on -- was fine one day and dead the next. I have already had to have the ice maker in the freezer and the downdraft vent serviced and am waiting for service for the cooktop. Very disappointed by KitchenAid -- appliances look great but reliability not so much.

    No, I do not recommend this product

    Best electric built in

    Submitted by acorn - 1/9/2017

    I love my cook top. It is super fast and allows very precise control.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Too much clicking!

    Submitted by GK - 1/8/2017

    Completed a kitchen makeover a few months ago and replaced the electric cooktop with induction. Really like the functionality of induction however we are having a difficult time with the constant clicking noise whenever the burner is being heated. I called the sales representative and he said that there should not be any noise so I placed a warranty service call. The service technician stated that it did appear that the noise was a little louder than what he had seen/heard on past calls regarding his knowledge of this product. He said that he would check with the manufacture and get back with me. After not hearing back from the technician for a few weeks, I called and left a voicemail asking for an update. No response for another week, so I called again. A person answered the call and after hearing my situation, he said he would contact the technician and get back with me. He did get back with me and said that the technician had contacted the manufacturer, Whirlpool and they said that it was working to specifications and therefore no problem. When I asked the person why the sales representative would say that the unit should not be making a clicking noise, he said that he must not have understood how the product works. I'm writing this review out of frustration because we had a dinner party last night and we were asked why was the cooktop making so much noise? Instead of talking about how quickly the unit heats and other benefits of this new technology, we spent time talking about the annoying clicking noise. This is just one of many situations where other people have asked us what is that noise. I read a lot of reviews on this product before the purchase and understood that it would make a little noise, however nowhere near this decibel level. For us, we would not have purchased this product knowing what we now know.

    No, I do not recommend this product


    Submitted by mari - 1/7/2017


    Yes, I recommend this product

    Great alternative to gas!

    Submitted by Bobs - 1/6/2017

    I thought I would miss my gas stove but this induction stove is wonderful. I'm still learning the techniques available in using it but I know I will enjoy it for many years.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Great Stove Top

    Submitted by Barb - 1/6/2017

    Can not say enough about how gas this works. Great cook top.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Getting used to it.

    Submitted by sue - 1/6/2017

    remodeled my kitchen from a conventional cooktop. Hard to find cookware, center burner not functioning properly (I don't think) and wish the controls had the numbers posted so I could tell what heat range I am choosing. I'm getting used to it but not as easily as I would like. Expensive and now that I had to buy all new expensive cookware, it was more than I bargained for.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    First induction

    Submitted by TL - 1/5/2017

    Heats up fast, cools down quickly, very easy to keep clean. You will get some noise if used on highest setting

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Loved it UNTIL...

    Submitted by Penny - 12/20/2016

    I bought my Kitchenaid induction cooktop in 2009. I loved it until it started turning itself off in the middle of cooking. The repair man from Sears tells me that the fan is working fine, but the electronics that sense heat are malfunctioning. It will cost $1,200 to replace that one part. What?! I could buy a new cooktop for that price. I have a house full of company for Christmas coming in a few days and no working stove. 1).I think an appliance in this price category should last at least ten years or longer. 2). Parts should not be the same price as purchase price of the appliance. Good grief. 3). Sounds like service is a problem with Kitchenaid. Given the quoted repair cost, I probably need to shop for a new cook top. I'm thinking...NOT Kitchenaid, unless they can help me get this fixed for a reasonable price. 4). Products should be designed so they can be affordably repaired. Throwing out an entire cooktop because a part is overpriced is environmentally unsustainable. Shame on you, Kitchenaid! Clearly the part can't actually cost as much as the original price of the cooktop. What's up with that?

    No, I do not recommend this product

    nice and modern look

    Submitted by fatemeh - 11/29/2016

    i did buy this item recently and i just used it few times. so far i like it, but i am hearing some noise while i am cooking. overall its nice and i like the look of it.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Powerful heat

    Submitted by stewman - 11/7/2016

    Excellent heat distribution and fast boiling. Bridge for griddle cooking. One disadvantage is smallest burner is 7 inches so small pots will not work

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Great Addition

    Submitted by Ann - 10/29/2016

    Added this to our new kitchen and we love it! Fast cooking and easy cleanup.

    Yes, I recommend this product


    Submitted by Rose - 9/23/2016

    We bought a house that has a 5 burner induction cooktop..but for the life of me cannot figure out how to turn the biggest part of the dual burner on! There is no manual.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    36" Induction cooktop

    Submitted by carolync - 9/19/2016

    I absolutely love my induction cooktop. Faster cooking, precise cooking temperatures and easy cleanup. If you like to cook with gas, then this cooktop would be good for you. It cooks like gas but you don't get the heat from around the pots and easy to keep clean. Smartest thing we ever purchased and would recommend this to anyone. I will never have anything other than an induction cooktop. We purchased the cooktop, convection double ovens and dishwasher for the kitchen remodel that we did and we are so pleased with these products.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Wonderful Cooktop

    Submitted by JJ - 9/14/2016

    I have had a gas stove for the past 25+ plus years. I just moved to a new home and could not have a gas stove. I researched for the best possible cooktops and I found the KitchenAid Induction Cooktop. It is AWESOME. It cooks so fast and the heat is regulated instantly. I absolutely love it. *Note: I did have to purchase all new pots and pans because they must be stainless steel or iron in order for the cooktop to get hot. However, that was pretty nice, too, to get all new stuff! :)

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Induction cooktop

    Submitted by Jct - 9/6/2016

    Nice, just some times have noise

    Yes, I recommend this product


    Submitted by Sharon - 8/26/2016

    Our first induction cooktop so we're getting use to it. It looks wonderful with our black granite countertops and blends right in for a super sleek look. We did discover that our existing Calphalon Cookware isn't compatible with induction, so we'll need to replace our entire set. We're sure it will be worth it.

    Yes, I recommend this product


    Submitted by Mikemce - 8/26/2016

    I live in a neighborhood with no natural gas. I've envied my kids and friends with gas cooktops as I worked with a radiant electric. No more! The rumors are true; water boils quicker; heat is instantly added or removed; and the "simmer" setting keeps food at 140 degrees! (I've never used a gas cooktop that would actually simmer). Only complaint, smallest burner is 7 inches; too large to recognize your smallest pans.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Not worth the money...Very Fragile

    Submitted by Charles - 8/9/2016

    This product is very fragile. Had a chip on the very edge and after 6 months a crack appeared making the item useless. I typically do not write reviews but we paid a lot of money for this product and when we called Customer Service, the person explained that they do not have service technicians in our area. So basically since we are still in our warranty timeframe we cannot get it serviced. Also that there are no replacement parts for these so we would need to purchase a new unit.

    No, I do not recommend this product

    Fast! Easy to install!

    Submitted by mikemce - 8/5/2016

    I replaced a 36 inch GE Profile cooktop with the KitchenAid induction cooktop. The installation was easier than I thought. This is much better than the radiant electric type. It is so fast at heating and the temperature settings are so precise it is a joy to use. You especially notice how quickly the heat drops when you turn it down from a high setting to low or simmer.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Induction, new but nice technology

    Submitted by doc in mo - 7/23/2016

    We initially had tried our standard pots and pans not realizing that we needed induction ready cook ware. Once we solved this problem we were amazed at how quickly it heated things up and how safe it is to use with children around.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Good performance

    Submitted by Just Carol - 7/23/2016

    I have used electric cooktops for 55 years, and love the way this one goes from boil to simmer fast. Great attribute.

    Yes, I recommend this product

    Great Stove

    Submitted by Pat - 7/22/2016

    I bought this stove top in April, received it in June..I would never go back to the standard stove top..This induction is the best..You cook with such even heat and everything is much better..very energy sufficient. Just love it..Suggest everyone to get one..

    Yes, I recommend this product