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4.3 | 16 Reviews

36" 5 Burner Gas Downdraft Cooktop - Stainless Steel

KitchenAid KCGD506GSS

Features

  • Downdraft Ventilation - Integrates the ventilation system into the cooking surface so that a separate hood is not needed. Smoke and odors can be removed and taken outside or filtered and recirculated inside. A duct-free kit is available for purchase separately.
  • 5K BTU Even-Heat Simmer Burner - A diffuser plate allows more control of the flame at the lowest setting, for more precise simmering and melting.
  • 300 CFM Exhaust Rating - Handles the venting requirements of high temperature cooking techniques like pan searing and stir-frying.
  • 15K BTU Professional Burner - Reaches the high temperatures required to quickly get liquids to a boil and for high-temperature cooking techniques including getting a great sear on meat.

Quick Specs

  • Type: Cooktop
  • Style: Built In
  • Fuel: Gas
  • Width: 36"
  • Height: 6.594"
  • Depth: 21.5"
  • Nominal Width: 36"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Downdraft Ventilation: Yes
  • Hood Recommended: No
  • Burner Type: Sealed

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17K BTU Professional Burner

Provides the ability to use high-temperature cooking methods such as searing, stir-frying, and wok cooking as well as low temperatures suitable for simmering.

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3-Speed Fan Control

Can be precisely matched to cooking needs, effectively removing steam, grease, and odors from the air.

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Convertible to Duct-Free Ventilation

Allows a downdraft cooktop to be placed 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.

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Electronic Ignition and Automatic Re-Ignition

Lights burners with an electric spark instead of a pilot light. For more reliable performance, burners are relit if the flame is blown out.

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Full-Width Cast-Iron Grates

Enhance the beautiful look of the cooktop and allow easy movement of cookware around the entire cooking surface.

17K BTU Professional Burner Provides the ability to use high-temperature cooking methods such as searing, stir-frying, and wok cooking as well as low temperatures suitable for simmering.

3-Speed Fan Control Can be precisely matched to cooking needs, effectively removing steam, grease, and odors from the air.

Convertible to Duct-Free Ventilation Allows a downdraft cooktop to be placed 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.

Electronic Ignition and Automatic Re-Ignition Lights burners with an electric spark instead of a pilot light. For more reliable performance, burners are relit if the flame is blown out.

Full-Width Cast-Iron Grates Enhance the beautiful look of the cooktop and allow easy movement of cookware around the entire cooking surface.

Features

  • Downdraft Ventilation - Integrates the ventilation system into the cooking surface so that a separate hood is not needed. Smoke and odors can be removed and taken outside or filtered and recirculated inside. A duct-free kit is available for purchase separately.
  • 5K BTU Even-Heat Simmer Burner - A diffuser plate allows more control of the flame at the lowest setting, for more precise simmering and melting.
  • 300 CFM Exhaust Rating - Handles the venting requirements of high temperature cooking techniques like pan searing and stir-frying.
  • 15K BTU Professional Burner - Reaches the high temperatures required to quickly get liquids to a boil and for high-temperature cooking techniques including getting a great sear on meat.
  • Melt Cap - Melt chocolate or butter, simmer delicate sauces, or poach eggs on a low-power burner, thanks to a wider burner cap that shields and diffuses the flame to produce a gentler, low-power heat.
  • Stainless Steel Knobs - Enhance the look of the cooktop surface with sturdy construction that adds to their premium feel.
Specifications
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant No
Cooktop Type Downdraft
Fuel Type Gas
Installs Over Built-In Oven No
LP Convertible Yes
Power Boost No
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Size 36 in
UL UL
Controls
Infinite Heat Controls Yes
Cooktop Details
Automatic Pan Detection No
Cooktop Element Style Sealed Burner
Cooktop Surface Material Stainless Steel
Downdraft Vent Yes
Grate Details Matte Finish, Continuous, Cast Iron Grates
Heating Element On Indicator Light No
Hot Surface Indicator Light No
Ignition Type Flame-Sensing Re-ignition
Left Front Element-Burner Type Burner
Left Rear Element-Burner Type Even Heat
Number of Cooking Element-Burners 5
Number of Grates 3
Power Outage Compatible Yes
Appearance
Digital Display No
Ventilation System
Number of Speeds 3
Certifications
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Electrical
Amps 15
Hz 60
Power Cord Included Yes

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Cooktop
  • Style: Built In
  • Fuel: Gas

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 36"
  • Height: 6.594"
  • Depth: 21.5"

  • Size

  • Nominal Width: 36"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Downdraft Ventilation: Yes
  • Hood Recommended: No

  • Cooktop Features

  • Burner Type: Sealed

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4.3 out of 5

81% of reviewers recommend this product.

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NA 8/9/2017

Finally got the stovetop installed. had to convert from electric to gas. I like it so far however when I was looking to purchase I wanted the knobs to be all on the right side.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Stunningly beautiful

Suzy 8/7/2017

Finally installed and I love it. So happy that we chose this cooktop.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Oh yeah....

Jimmj james 7/30/2017

Was looking for something that cooks the way I cook.... and this was it....

Yes, I recommend this product

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Controls are poor.

JP 7/27/2017

I have had this cooktop for a couple of months now. It looks nice but the controls function poorly making it difficult to use. The first 50% of burner control range does not reduce the flame at all. Almost all of the flame control is limited to the lower 10% of knob range. This lack of control makes this product a poor choice. What is sad is that a better selection of control (relatively minor part) would have made this a much better product.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Hope it works!

dbow 7/19/2017

This is a new product for KitchenAid, so I took a chance as I have had downdraft systems before (Dacor.) We vented to the outside of home, so you will need appropriate venting system in addition to cooktop. Not crazy about the loose placement of the grill in vent area. Also, we had a faulty ignitor and are currently waiting for the replacement part. Have to light manually, but the burners work just fine. I think I am going to like it. For the price compared to Dacor, Wolfe, and other high end cooktops, it seems to be just as functional. Have not finished hooking up vent system until part arrives for ignition.

Yes, I recommend this product

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I don't love inanimate objects, but if I did, I'd love this!

Bird 7/13/2017

I had been without a cooktop for about three months. My old one was so unpredictable that I'd quit cooking on it. Finally, my son and daughter (who both live out of state and came for a visit) shamed me into getting a new one. I've never been so glad to be shamed before! I have enjoyed getting back into the swing of things.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Tried it once and it left soot on my pans and the burners...

Not Excited So Far 7/12/2017

Tried it once, it left soot all over the grate, burner tops, pans...had to call a service agent to come out, they are coming tomorrow. Service call fee...who knows!?!?!?!

No, I do not recommend this product

Love it

PaulaG 7/11/2017

Would definitely purchase again.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Kichenaid 36" Gas Cooktop w/downdraft

Woodie 7/4/2017

I searched for a cooktop with a built-in downdraft system for months. Of all the cooktops I reasearched this particular KitchenAid was declared the best by many industry experts. After installing it and using it for a month, I can affirm the claims. It's functional, extremely well designed and built, and most importantly the downdraft system is amazing. It pulls the steam vapor and odors out of the kitchen really well. I'm very pleased!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Best Product Ever!!!

JSeverns 6/26/2017

What a great Product! Very, very user friendly...great use of the space for 5 burners...easy, easy clean-up! Just wondering why it took so long for use to purchase one!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Best choice to replace a 36 inch downdraft gas cooktop

Philip 6/26/2017

The cooktop has burners that range from 5 BTU to 17.5 BTU to provide rapid cooking and boiling. The downdraft if quite strong without distorting the flame. Gorgeous with great grates. Hard to clean the switches. Stainless surface cleans easily with Simple Green or Affresh cooktop cleaner.

Yes, I recommend this product

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nice to have a gas cooktop

Joy 6/21/2017

It works and looks great.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Beautiful cooktop! I just love it!!

Lori 6/17/2017

To be honest, when I saw this cooktop on the computer, I didn't care for the look of it. There weren't many options to choose from and did eventually order it. I am SO glad I did! Everytime I walk into my kitchen, I just have to glance over to look at my new, beautiful cooktop! There isn't anything I don't like about it. It's easy to clean, it's so quiet and it looks great! I highly recommend it -

Yes, I recommend this product

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Disappointing cooktop

disappointed customer 6/16/2017

The KitchenAid cooktop is basically the same as the JennAir version. The specs are the same. I've had a Jennair down draft cooktop for the last 20 years. I've always thought it didn't get hot enough for searing food. It came with the house we bought and it has a down draft. When we remodeled our kitchen, we replace the JennAir cooktop. Tried to find other downdraft cooktops but, there just isn't many out there, so we thought we would be stuck spending a lot of money for another JennAir. When we saw the KitchenAid cooktop with the same specs as the jennAir but a lot less cost, I thought we've got a good deal. Yes, the price is more reasonable than JennAir's but the output of the burners are disappointing. It's supposed to have a 17,000 BTU burner, but it doesn't seem to heat up any faster or get any hotter than my old JennAir cooktop which only had 9,000 BTU (I think). I was looking forward to this high output burner to providing the sizzling of meats when I cook. May have to get rid of the downdraft for exhaust and put a new hood in to buy a real cooktop.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Wonderful Gas Cooktop, looks great in the kitchen

JR 6/16/2017

My wife and I recently purchased the Kitchen Aid 5- burner gas cooktop with downdraft venting. We are very pleased with its style, appearance and performance and thus far have not experienced any problems. We previously had a Kitchen Aid electric cooktop installed and converted to the gas cooktop. What a world of difference and glad we made the change.

Yes, I recommend this product

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extra high power burner on side is great!

Tink 6/13/2017

I bought it about 2 months back and really enjoy the high BTUs. Only downside is burners are much closer than I expected. Also, one thing I would change is make a removable tray for the downdraft filter so easier to clean up the food that falls down

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