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36'' 5-Burner Gas Cooktop - Stainless Steel

Model # KCGS356ESS

 4.1 out of 5 (122 Reviews)

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Whether you need to rapidly boil water for pasta, sear a steak, or simmer a delicate sauce, you'll appreciate the versatility of this 36-inch, five-burner gas cooktop. The performance is matched by design that includes robust, metal control knobs and continuous cast-iron grates that give you the ability to move pots from one burner to another.

Features:

  • 19K BTU Multiflame Burner
  • 5K BTU Even-Heat Simmer Burner
  • Electronic Ignition
  • Full-Width Cast-Iron Grates
  • Multi-Finish Knobs
  • LP Conversion Kit Included
SPECIFICATIONS
Configuration and Overview
Cooktop Type Standard
Fuel Type Gas
Surface Material Stainless Steel
Number of Elements-Burners 5
Cooktop Element Style Sealed Burner
Number of Open Bays NA
Installs Over Built-In Oven Yes
Cooktop Features
Center Rear Power 19,000 BTU
Center Rear Type Dual
Left Front Power 9100 BTU
Left Front Type Burner
Left Rear Power 9100 BTU
Left Rear Type Burner
Right Front Power 12,000 BTU
Right Front Type Burner
Right Rear Power 5000 BTU
Right Rear Element-Burner Type Simmer
Grate Details Cast Iron Grates, Continuous, Dishwasher Safe, Matte Finish
Number of Grates 3
Controls
Digital Display No
Downdraft Vent No
Heating Element On Indicator Light No
Hot Surface Indicator Light No
Power Boost No
Dimensions
Depth 21
Height 3 11/16
Width 36
Cutout Depth 19 15/16
Cutout Height 5 1/4
Cutout Width 34 1/2

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4.1

out of 5 (122 Reviews)

81% of reviewers recommend this product.

Fantastic

Submitted by Bunny - 11/28/2017

I never had a gas cooktop before. Love cooking on it. Wish I had one sooner.

Yes, I recommend this product

Nice Cooktop but potentially dangerous

Submitted by Jere - 8/26/2017

The cooktop has a nice design but is not particularly powerful. While there are other KitchenAid cooktop that are, this was the only one that would fit in the cutout space in my granite countertop. Like the very low burner settings. The only cooktop I've seem that actually does a 'simmer' without burning the contents of a pot. my biggest concern is that the burners only auto-ignite when the knobs are 1st turned on so if you turn the knobs to quick the gas will be on but doesn't have time to ignite or if for some reason the flame goes out (e.g. on lowest setting and the A/C comes on and blows the flame out) . This could obviously be dangerous! Disappointed the say the least.

No, I do not recommend this product

Great cooktop

Submitted by Jax - 8/6/2017

Very sleek and the perfect size

Yes, I recommend this product

Hard to keep clean

Submitted by vrb - 8/4/2017

It's hard to keep this cooktop clean, and when you do clean it properly, it takes 15-20 minutes to remove and wash all the burner parts, grates, and knobs. The sticky label that was on it was so hard to remove that I scratched the surface trying to get it off. also, none of the burners have completely even flames, even though the booklet says they should. The cooktop wasn't installed completely level, but that's not your fault. However, all that aside, I love cooking with gas. The range of burner options is nice, seems to be effective for all kinds of cooking.

Yes, I recommend this product

Great upgrade

Submitted by Matto - 8/4/2017

We find this stovetop tobe a great upgrade to our kitchen. It is far more powerful than our old maytag one, has greater surface area, and is very handsome to look at. So far very pleased with the perofrmance.

Yes, I recommend this product

Nice Burner

Submitted by GZ - 8/1/2017

Nice product.

Yes, I recommend this product

outside of grates is so high and take long time to boil the

Submitted by hollow tree dissapointer - 7/11/2017

Outside of grates are so high. can't boil the water fast enough. seems like we used only middle one even small pots.

No, I do not recommend this product

Sharp looking

Submitted by Buck - 7/11/2017

Love the look, clean lines And works fantastic

Yes, I recommend this product

Elegant and Effective

Submitted by Sam - 6/14/2017

We bought this cooktop for our kitchen remodel. We went from 4 burner electric cooktop to 5 burner LP gas. No complaints with this upgrade, Awesome cooktop that looks beautiful and is easy to clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

Easy to use

Submitted by TL - 4/19/2017

Bought with new constructed home. Happy with product so far. Would prefer controls to be on side instead off on top.

Yes, I recommend this product

Excellent Cooktop

Submitted by Mr. Warmth - 4/16/2017

We bought this a month ago and glad we did. It is beautiful, well built and easy to install. We had just upgraded to a new KA dishwasher and refridgerator, this was the final piece. My only negative would be that the knobs turn left as opposed to right. This seems a bit counterintuitive. Our last KA cooktop was left to right. We are getting used to that now.

Yes, I recommend this product

Great cooktop

Submitted by Jean - 4/7/2017

The cooktop was installed 2 weeks ago and I am very pleased with it. This was a replacement; we had to purchase a cooktop based on the granite opening size, so I was not able to get the brand I originally wanted. The salesman recommended the KitchenAid, and since we have a KitchenAid dishwasher and we are very please with, we went with his suggestion. I am happy with the burner and knob layout and the cooktop looks good in my kitchen. It works great and I am very satisfied with my purchase.

Yes, I recommend this product

Very nice

Submitted by Rocky - 4/6/2017

I remodel all my kitchen and use this brand we like

Yes, I recommend this product

It makes the kitchen and easy cleaning

Submitted by Larry Happy Camper - 3/30/2017

This has been a great investment and my wife couldn't be happier

Yes, I recommend this product

Kitchenaid cooktop

Submitted by Joy - 3/30/2017

I'm very sorry I purchased this cooktop and I wish I could return it. The reasons: When I used it the first time, I got some small oil splatter on the stainless steel part of the top. It oil spot spread like the way an oil spot would spread on your clothing. The instructions say to use warm soapy water to clean it, which I did. But I missed a spot and the next time I cooked, the oil spot turned brown. Warm soapy water did did not clean it. And there were no other options on the instructions on how to clean up a small spatter like this. Now I can no longer use this burner as the oil spatter will just get worse as it heats up. Now when I cook, I have to cover the whole cooktop with foil in order to keep even the smallest spatter from getting on the stove. Mostly I use my microwave and electric frying pan. The other problem with the cooktop is that is is uneven. The front burners tilt toward the front and back burners tilt towards the middle of the stove. I would not recommend this cooktop to anyone.

No, I do not recommend this product

Poor Design

Submitted by Manny - 3/15/2017

Builder provided a KCGS356ESS with new home. Unfortunately, it won't boil your standard 4 quarts of water to make pasta even using the middle burner, the so called 'power' burner. The water gets hot but no hotter than a really hot bath. As a result, you'll be challenged to boil pasta, potatoes, or make larger quantities stews/soups/chilies, etc... not sure about frying. Anyway, I suspect the grates are too high. I measured 1 3/4 inches to the bottom of the pan on the right front burner and 1 1/2 inches to the bottom of the pan on the middle burner. I confirmed my suspicion by placing a pot with 4 quarts of water directly on top of the burner to get it to a rolling boil. To be clear, the stove does boil smaller quantities of water so if you only eat ramen and hard boiled eggs, then this stove is for you. I suppose I have to choices (1) grind the nibs on the grates to reduce the height of the grates by maybe a 1/4 to 1/2 inch or purchase a portable induction cook top capable of boiling larger pots of water.

No, I do not recommend this product

great features

Submitted by chris - 3/13/2017

This product works great

Yes, I recommend this product

Fabulously space for cooking or massive canning!

Submitted by Better than Martha - 3/10/2017

This was a Christmas give that keeps on giving! Fabulous room, great even heat, and a joy to own! I love it!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

This range has worked great in our new kitchen

Submitted by Casa Del Sol - 2/27/2017

Our new kitchen aid kitchen is 6 wkd old. We love our appliances

Yes, I recommend this product

Good Cook Top

Submitted by M the Non Cook - 2/25/2017

We are very happy with this cook top - but we believe the Grates should be slightly lower so that they are closer to the burners - some items take too long to cook due to the height. Also, the Grates do not fit snugly into the slots created for them - the slots need to be a little deeper so the Grates do not slide.

Yes, I recommend this product

Great Quality

Submitted by Mary in her happy home - 2/18/2017

We bought this 36" range as an option in our new home. Great choice! I love the 2 large burners and the melting disc for the smallest burner. Previously, my other gas range only had one large burner and it was a challenge at times to constantly switch things out that needed a large burner. The small burner with the additional melting disc is a very nice convenience. When I want to melt chocolate or make gravy even, this melting disc performs the job so nicely. The knobs on the range are great as it is metal through and through. I don't have to worry if the knobs will break off. The range itself is very easily to clean. All parts come off with ease and can easily put back together in minutes.

Yes, I recommend this product

Great cook top!

Submitted by Big Guy - 2/11/2017

Best thing I ever did, much better than a electric cook top!

Yes, I recommend this product

Dish washer

Submitted by Big Guy - 2/11/2017

Super quite!

Yes, I recommend this product

Beautiful love the design

Submitted by Patty - 2/6/2017

We purchased this to replace a cooktop that was older and not in the best condition. We researched before picking one and this one had the best ratings that we found, it works great and is roomy for all pans to be on the cook top. Love the stainless steel it's s easy to clean and very pretty

Yes, I recommend this product

Awesome

Submitted by Mag - 2/1/2017

So happy with my new beautiful cooktop! What a difference ,things can actually "simmer". Who knew???

Yes, I recommend this product

The best I ever have.

Submitted by Basma - 1/27/2017

Easy to use and best ever to clean, no miss no hassle. Great size and model fits all my needs for cooking.

Yes, I recommend this product

Gas Burner stove top

Submitted by Mike - 1/22/2017

So far no issues. Works great

Yes, I recommend this product

Replacement for previous Kitchenaid cooktop

Submitted by Randy - 1/13/2017

The cooktop was installed last week and has been great thus far.

Yes, I recommend this product

In love!

Submitted by the fun family - 1/12/2017

Absolutely love our KitchenAid cooktop!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

Nice Size

Submitted by Andrew - 1/9/2017

The size of this nice and the multiple burner sizes are very advantageous for cooking so many different units. Stainless steel is difficult to clean but if you have every owned SS you already know that.

Yes, I recommend this product

Nice stovetop

Submitted by Slab - 1/7/2017

Nice look and workmanship.

Yes, I recommend this product

Many compliments

Submitted by Kieth - 1/7/2017

Had more then a year and we are very pleased

Yes, I recommend this product

Great Cooktop

Submitted by Susan - 1/6/2017

I upgraded from an electric cooktop to this gas cooktop, and I am so happy that I did! It looks so much more substantial and the gas is strong and easy to control the heat. Love it!

Yes, I recommend this product

Like it, not loving it

Submitted by Marty - 12/27/2016

I have been using this gas cooktop for the last two months, and the only issues i have with it are the following. 1. Cooktop grate is too far from the flame. 2. The flame from high to low has very little change on all but the large center burner for boiling and the smallest burner for melting.

Yes, I recommend this product

Beautiful but not functional

Submitted by Brunie - 12/26/2016

I purchased this beautiful looking stove top as I had recently purchased a Kitchenaide Oven that worked very well and looked lovey in my newly remodeled kitchen. I thought, well its the same brand so it must be good. I was very disappointed! I agree with Maverick The Runner from PA. The grill is too high and it takes forever to cook not to mention the amount of gas used. We cook for 9 adults and 5 kids at our house on a daily basis! Is it possible to exchange for another Kitchenaide cooktop as I have had the cooktop for only 1 month?

No, I do not recommend this product

Looks doesn't work, feels like high altitude cooking high

Submitted by Maverick the runner - 12/3/2016

This cooktop has been installed by the builder, we have upgraded to this one thinking it's good design but really useless inefficient design. It takes lot of gas to boil food. Have used other kitchen aid products and they were top notch. Grills are way high. Please let me know how to fix this design issue. We are unable to cook efficiently.

No, I do not recommend this product

counter top

Submitted by Terri - 11/29/2016

Great cooking top even heat easy to clean

Yes, I recommend this product

Great cooktop!

Submitted by Chef John - 11/25/2016

The KitchenAid gas cooktop was a great value and has performed exceptionally well. It replaces an older model Dacor black glass 5 burner cooktop. The KitchenAid provides more heat per burner and the continuous grates allow pans to be moved to different burners without heavy lifting or accidentally moving the burner grates.

Yes, I recommend this product

"Cooking with gas"!

Submitted by Mel - 11/16/2016

As a new homeowner, I am so happy that gas was an option. I haven't had a gas range since childhood, so I have a learning curve ahead of me. So far I am loving it! The cooktop looks great and performs well. The only downside for me is the clean-up - in my old home I had a smooth top that was a cinch to clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

LOVE it so much

Submitted by Katie - 11/15/2016

Waited too many years to get this awesome stovetop Can't believe how much faster it cooks everything Amazes me everytime I use it Easy to clean and beautiful

Yes, I recommend this product

Extreme Heat

Submitted by Wrrregle - 11/14/2016

We recently renovated our entire kitchen with this 36"gas cooktop which replaced an electric cooktop. What a fantastic improvement. Sleek design , easy to use and especially easy to clean. Love it!

Yes, I recommend this product

Looks great, cooks great

Submitted by Jill the Brit - 11/11/2016

This was a replacement for another brand and I am so glad I made the decision to switch to Kitchen Aid!

Yes, I recommend this product

Greatness

Submitted by Gib - 11/8/2016

Bought this along with matching microwave, gas cooktop and dishwasher I have to say that every one of them is 5 star, exceeding expectations and they look amazing as well.

Yes, I recommend this product

Really like the 5th burner. Wife loves the stove top.

Submitted by Ric - 11/4/2016

The 5th burner in the center is great. The stove top is very functional and looks nice too.

Yes, I recommend this product

Great cooktop

Submitted by Grandma Paula - 10/28/2016

Burners are well spaced for larger pots. Enjoying the different features for simmering, melting & fast boiling.

Yes, I recommend this product

Great burner gas cooktop

Submitted by Pam - 10/26/2016

We are very happy with this cooktop. The design is modern and functional. The burners heat up fast.

Yes, I recommend this product

Kitchen aid stovetop

Submitted by Jeanie - 10/16/2016

Love this cooktop. Very easy to take grates off and clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

Gas cooktop

Submitted by Richard L - 10/9/2016

We just installed a new KitchenAid natural gas cooktop, we love it. One problem though, the center grate is missing a rubber foot and we are still waiting for the repair.

Yes, I recommend this product

Great product

Submitted by Mike - 10/1/2016

Just moved into a brand new house and these kitchen aid appliances were our choices and the range is good looking and functions flawlessly.

Yes, I recommend this product

heats quickly and evenly

Submitted by Tina - 9/26/2016

Lots of room for multiple pots and pans at one time.

Yes, I recommend this product