KSIB900ESS KitchenAid 7.1 Cu. Ft. 30" 5-Element Electric Induction Slide-In Range with Baking Drawer and Steam Rack - Stainless Steel - Reviews

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By NAC

Disappointed, Previous Model was Better

 
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After owning the previous version of this induction range in my last house I had high hopes for this new and improved model, but after living with it for about 6 months I'm mostly disappointed. I think the range itself is attractive as a range can be and it's nice that they eliminated the backsplash control panel, which worked really well for me since I put this range in a kitchen island. Where it falls most short though is in the control interface, which makes simple tasks more complicated than they need to be. Let's say you want to turn on a burner, you need to 1) push power, 2) push the burner selection you want, 3) slide your finger along the power selector until the desired power is reached. Might not sound like much but compared to a traditional unit where you reach over and rotate the dial and you have your burner set and you'll see that the interface on this range requires a lot more time and concentration. If you're going to control multiple burners you have to first select the burner, slide your finger then select the other burner and slide your finger. Impossible? No. But, when you're trying to multitask in the kitchen it's just annoying. Add to this that I often I find that the controls aren't responsive if you're hands are wet, hot, or cold or if there's moisture or food on the controls (which is easy since they're in the middle of the cooktop). The extra time it takes to sort this out can mean the difference of something getting overcooked or a pot boiling over. Whoever designed this does not cook a lot. Other issues: too many annoying beeping reminders with no way to turn them off (there is a turn off reminders setting, but it doesn't seem to do much). Stainless around control panel scratches easy. Fit and finish is not up to par and KA doesn't warranty "cosmetics". Software is buggy - have had 3 service calls in 5 months, control board replaced twice.


By LLargent

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Professional style stove that cooks like gas but it's not

 
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I purchased the stove about a long ago and am very pleased with my purchase. We cook a lot, 5 days a week, and love all the space this cooktop provides. Pans heat up quickly and water boils in under 5 minutes. The touch pad controls are easy to understand and walk you though the more complicated features. Best stove we've owned.


By Jean

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Makes cooking fun!

 
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The induction cooktop cooks food much quicker than electric, the instant increase or decrease in heat levels are amazing. The "Easy Convect" feature on the oven makes converting to convection cook times a breeze. This range makes cooking fun and easy.


By Laura

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Easy to Use

 
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Nice appliance. Meets expectations


By FloridaChef

It looks nice but it doesn't work as promised.

 
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We have been fans of KitchenAid for a very long time but this induction range and the poor response from KitchenAid/Whirlpool regarding service has ruined our good feelings. We had this $3,000 range for less than a month and the oven stopped working correctly leaving us unable to use it for the entire Thanksgiving holiday. The control panel went bad and we were without it again during the entire Memorial Day holiday. The customer service team doesn't follow up. We've spend endless hours trying to get help. I'm sorry to say the company isn't the fine company it once was.


By Christina

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Fancy and industrial!

 
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I absolutely love the look. I wanted a slide in and still wanted a double oven. It's not a true double oven, bit the baking drawer on the bottom still gets the job done. In fact, this range does so many things, I feel like I am in cooking school. They were hard to find, but I found silicone mats to use on the range under my pots and pans so I didn't have to worry about movement and scratches. It really does clean up so well compared to an electronic cook top.


By Mary

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Great range with so many features

 
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I replaced a 15 year old range. The induction and convection are a wonderful feature. You can cook evenly and quickly. The warming/baking tray has come in handy with a full house to feed.


By Rick

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Induction much better than plain electric

 
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Overall very happy, could be easier to operate.


By D

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Beautiful, capable range

 
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First adventure with induction and so far it has been great. Promo from KA supplied new ss cookware and have been happy with temp control, heating speed and versatility of cooktop. Still need to explore baking options but am hopeful of good outcomes for bread.


By Mickey

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Teach an Old Dog New Tricks with Kitchen Aids Induction Rang

 
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Being 70 yrs I thought that learning to operate a new way of cooking might be challenging. Not at all!! KA's induction range cues one to the next step each process in induction cooking and convection baking. The oven is of exceptional size; great for entertaining. You won't be disappointed!


By Jason

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Love the induction technology!

 
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I've had the induction cooktop for a week now, and it is absolutely wonderful. I previously had a ceramic glass electric cooktop. Heat transfer and cook times were long. Heating in the pot / pan was uneven. Not so with induction! In my cast iron skillet, I can boil a cup of water in under a minute. It's an even boil too, not just in spots. When switching to induction, a few things to keep in mind: - you might need to get new pots / pans. The pot / pan has to have some iron in it for induction to work. This means stainless steel or cast iron cookware. Aluminum cookware won't work. We knew this, and we got all new cookware, mostly cast iron. While they're heavier than light aluminum, they cook wonderfully and our food tastes better. - you'll learn to "cook by numbers". That is, you are probalby used to turning a dial on your stove then watching the burner and contents in your pan. With induction, you can do that, but the heat trasnfer and change is almost instantaneous so I've been cooking a lot of eggs, sauteeing, and simmering (tasks that require even steady heat) so I can get a feel for what number setting is equal to about what power level. - the induction burners use a power setting range of 0-9 (off to high) plus a P setting above 9 for getting the pot hot real fast. You'll find you cook on slightly lower numbers than you're used to because there is essentially no heat lost in the heating process. Our kitchen is cooler during and after cooking. - you can't remove the pot from the burner for more than 5-10 seconds or it will shutoff. This is on purpose as a safety feature. So, if you like to cook over gas and fling the contents in the air, you'll be frustrated with induction. Any pot or pan you use needs to have a flat bottom that fits the stove burners. Overall, we're very happy with our stove and we're glad we made the switch to induction!


By Deb

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induction slide in Convection Range

 
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I have all ways cooked with gas heat and was a little leary about going to Induction, but the condo that we have only has electric available to us so we decided to try it. Induction cooking is great, it cooks very similar to gas heat only better. Boiling water takes seconds to a little more than a minute. It cooks very evenly the only down side is that you do need to buy pans that are magnetic with a flat bottom but is well worth the price of the appliance.


By Manny

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I Love it !!!

 
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Works great, oven heats up very fast, induction burners are outstanding.


By Elleb

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Love this Range!

 
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We absolutely love the induction technology, and this silde in range looks really nice in our new kitchen. We moved into a townhome that doesn't have gas service and were really sad to be going back to electric...until we got this induction range, and it is actually much better! More precise, cool to the touch, and safe since there isn't a worry of gas leaks and carbon monoxide. Love the baking drawer, too. Highly recommended!


By Joyce

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We love the induction range!

 
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It is so easy to use and makes our cooking so easy!1


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