36"/30" Gas Cooktops
We installed the 36" model three months ago. The overall look of the cooktop is exceptional. We installed it in a 33" base cabinet which was not recommended, but was possible due to the angled position of the cabinet - so, this may not work in all cases. We cook on it daily and the space available for cooking with multiple pots far surpasses what we were used to. As a bonus, the spill surface is easy to clean.
However, one big disappointment is the grate surface. Yes, you can slide pots evenly from one burner to another, but in doing so, we have found that the bottom of our pots have become scratched and leave their finish on the rough surface of the grates. The grate finish is porcelain on cast iron. We saw a Dacor 48" cooktop in a kitchen showroom and its smooth grate surface was one of the reasons we purchased the Dacor brand. When we unpacked our cooktop, we saw that the current design doesn't have a smooth grate surface.
If you're in the market for a classy looking cooktop with lots of space and a wide range of cooking power options, then this unit should fit the bill. BUT, watch out for the rough grate surface. Its design should be first in line for improvement.
May 18, 2015
Love my new cooktop
I looked for months at many different manufacturers of cooktops. I reviewed the ratings for each that I was interested in as well. There were features on the others that I looked into that did not fit into the look I was trying to achieve. I was not pleased with the design of the grates and the busy look created by these designs on most of the other products. The final decision was based on the fact that Dacor has a scratch resistant finish.
I love the way this unit cooks, the look. As a matter of fact I have not found anything that I dislike. I am very pleased with the selection I made. I love this cooktop.
April 15, 2015
I was hesitant to spend $1300 on a cooktop and had buyer's remorse until it arrived and was set up. It is more than I was expecting! The gas control on all burners was very precise. The high altitude model works very well at 4300 feet ASL. The butter does just slowly melts over that massive center burner. I was also concerned with having five burners on a 30 inch cooktop; not a problem at all. A very large sauté pan fit on the center burner while sauce pans fit on the other four burners. Plenty of room for using all five.
I cannot praise this range high enough! This is the best home-use stove I have used in my forty years of cooking.
April 10, 2015
Love my cooktop and wall ovens.
Bought original cooktop and wall oven in 1991, worked like champs until 12/2014, when neighbors tree fell on power line and sent a surge of electricity through house (with sparks coming out of kitchen outlets...). Needless to say most kitchen appliances didn't survive. Replaced single wall oven w/ double and cooktop again with Dacor as they have always worked with no issues for 24 years.
April 9, 2015
So good I bought it again
We first purchased this cooktop in 2013 and I loved the high heat and true simmer temp control. Then in 2014 our home burned to the ground due to a electrical fire in the garage. When it came to deciding on kitchen appliances for our new home, I once again chose the very same unit, but this time with the Downdraft and Remote Blower, which we installed over the weekend. I am looking forward to cooking for my family and friends once again.
March 2, 2015
Great cooktop for the money
We use this top everyday for everything from boiling water to cooking extensive meals. I have found the product to be easy to use and easy to clean. If there were any downside, I would like to have an option of black knobs to offset the stainless.
Overall great product and great value so far.
December 15, 2014
Great cooktop with large cooking area compared to other 36 inchers. Knobs seemed to lose their stainless coating the first time washed
The permaclean surface does get stained from burned on spills and I am unable to clean it very well. The large burner "pops" a little when it between high and low. Otherwise a great cooktop that I recommend. Bob
July 23, 2014
I replaced an old 30" 4 burner cooktop with the Dacor 30" gas cooktop and have been so happy!! It is much easier to clean and has much more cooking surface area than my old cooktop. I also really love the functionality of the center burner with the low simmer and the extra hot pot boiling burner. I can boil water quickly or melt chocolate or cook rice perfectly every time. Far superior to my old cooktop in every way.
April 6, 2014