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A scratch a day!
on July 18, 2014
Beautiful, until you use it! I have had this cooktop for about a year and though it was gorgeous when new it has since proven to be a very poor choice. I upgraded from my 30 year old electric coil stove top which served to cook many batches of homemade jam and soups and stews, to this gorgeous black mirror finish top. While the top cooks well it is impossible to keep clean, scratches easily and is discoloring at the burners! Water, food or anything that spills over or drips on the top becomes burned on and usually requires the baking soda and vinegar treatment and often a razor blade scrapping to remove. Reading several sites about these cooktops I found warnings about spilling sugary substances on the top, but in my experience anything can become a problem. I ridded myself of my old pans, buying a rounded edge pan with smooth bottom to minimize scratching, but I seem to get a new scratch every time I use this top. Any moisture on the bottom of the pot discolors the top, if the spoon you are using drips you have a new burned substance to scrape off.
The provided plastic scrub pad is nearly useless at removing residue, the ceran cleaner doesn't actually buff the top, just cleans it a bit, and the discoloration at the burners is irreversible.
I think this cooktop has significant drawbacks and I can't wait to get rid of it. Spending 30 minutes trying to clean the top after each use is not my idea of an upgrade. My friend has a ten year old GE with their grey flecked top that is miles ahead of this top for ease of use and maintenance.
Okay, buy it if you wish, I tried to tell ya! I wish someone had told me!