The Right Heat for the Job
The KitchenAid Stainless Steel 36 5-Burner Downdraft Gas Cooktop is built to give you the cooking flexibility to handle all your favorite foods. The 17K BTU Professional Burner is perfect for searing, stir-frying, and wok cooking. The 5K BTU Even-Heat™ Simmer Burner comes with a diffuser plate for more precise simmering and melting. The 15K BTU Professional Burner reaches boiling temperatures fast. Plus, the Melt Cap features a wider burner cap that shields and diffuses the flame to produce a gentler, low-power heat.
This cooktop features Downdraft Ventilation which integrates the ventilation system into the cooking surface so that a separate vent hood is not needed. Smoke and odors can be removed and taken outside or filtered and recirculated inside. The convertible design lets you place your cooktop nearly anywhere in the kitchen using a duct-free conversion kit (not included). This filters and recirculates the air without running ductwork, ideal for kitchens with installation restrictions or ducting limitations. The 300 CFM exhaust rating will handle venting with high temperature cooking techniques like pan searing and stir-frying. A 3-speed fan control can be precisely matched to your cooking needs, effectively removing steam, grease and odors from the air.
Electronic Ignition lights the burners with an electric spark instead of a pilot light. If the flame is blown out, the burners automatically relight. Stainless steel knobs give your cooktop and kitchen a sleeker look. Full-width cast-iron grates not only look great, but also let you easily move pots and pans around the cooking surface. The LP conversion kit lets you convert the cooktop so it can be used with LP gas.