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Final Decision: KitchenAid or GE Profile Induction cooktop

danna Dec 12, 2011 06:32 AM

I'm going induction! I just need to decide between the above. I like the bridge elements on the Kitchen Aid (want a griddle pan for pancakes). But I read a review that the KitchenAid was very noisy and made a clicking sound in addition to the hum. No where within 100 miles is there one in a showroom that is actually plugged in. I did try out the GE and it seemed fine.

Price is only $100 apart, so that can't dedide me. Any experiences with either of these? Thanks a ton!

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    biscottifan Dec 12, 2011 09:29 AM

    If you look at the installation instructions available on the web you will see that many cooktops are to be clamped down after installation. I think that many people just didn't do that and that may be why they get more noises. I have a 30" GE installed in a 30" cabinet and had my installer go to the hardware store and get a L-clamp so I could clamp the cooktop down. The clamp provided was a straight line clamp and didn't fit in a 30" cabinet.
    I do get some resonance hum when using both left hand elements at the same time.

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      danna Dec 13, 2011 08:42 AM

      Ah HELL, if it's not one thing it's another.

      My cutout (granite) is deeper than recommended for just about every modern cooktop. ANyone happen to have any experience w/ retrofitting? The GE will hang over a whole 1/16th of an inch on either side IF I get the stainless edging. The Kitchenaid will hang over a slightly more respectable 1/3 inch, but I'll have to have the granite enlarged about an inch on the length side.

      Anybody have any thoughts or experiences w/ this? Appliance guy says if I don't have enough overhang, I could break the glass.

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        biscottifan Dec 13, 2011 09:27 AM

        You could probably glue some hard rubber or thin slices of granite to the sides of the granite to decrease the depth. The overhang of the cooktop will cover the difference in appearance.

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