36"/30" Gas Cooktops
Installed since 2006 and still works and looks great!
Basically we've had no call backs or any issues since Installtion in 2006. That said one knob indictor light stopped functioning (the light, not the knob!) sometime in the past and no one really cares. Plus it's possible for the careless cleaning person using too strong of pad to scractch the otherwise great Stainless Steel finish around the knobs.
Oh, and don't be foolish enough to place the grills in a dishwasher. And we weren't.
Overall great experience so far and I'm ordering an identical unit soon for another home.
March 2, 2015
This product malfunctions consistantly
The base stained within 2 years of use. The igniters constantly malfunction. The burners have inconsistant flames. Very poor quality.
September 3, 2014
I'm ambivalent about recommending…but I *think* I would...
It's a great looking piece, yes. However, we've used it for 5 years and it looks like we've used it for double that. Nearly all of the indicator lights are burned out. Unfortunately, the entire piece needs to be meticulously taken apart for them to be replaced (at a price of approx $150-300 for the service call and lights…more just to replace the lights on our own). We have rust-looking spots that are frustrating because we are super diligent about cleaning the stovetop near-daily. For the trim and around the knobs, we used special wipes because this area does scratch easily but the bead-stove finish…yikes…maybe I have to scour them? I love the fan "wall". Another poster mentioned about the ignitor sometimes clogging and you hear that incessant "click…click…click" on all settings except simmer (for one of the burners) but we can live with that. Overall we're happy but I rated the lowest in terms of "value" because for the price of the item and cost of repairs, I would except something that is basically push-button and pristine.
July 2, 2014
This product has met my needs for the last five years.
I have owned this cooktop for five years. Overall, I am pleased with it. After three years though, I had to have one of the gas caskets replaced. Of course, it was out of warranty. That was a disappointment. One light indicator went out after a few years. Otherwise, I really enjoy this appliance. I am very meticulous about the cleaning. I have used the product that came with it to clean, but it still has some stains around the center which I wish I could get clean.
December 15, 2013
This cooktop thrills me! Incredible performance!
I've used them all: you name it, I've tried it - from the outrageously-priced imports to the standard ones. I have *never* been happier with cook top performance or features, and "bang for your buck" is an understatement. I've been cooking for 45 years, and frankly, this is the first cook top I've used where I can *really* tell the difference in quality and performance and response time; and I actually experience True Simmer. Plenty of other brands have the True Simmer indicator on their knobs, but Dacor's Simmer really delivers it, quickly and effortlessly - no need to keep checking the pot in order to maintain a simmer.
Too many other great features to list them all, but the blue light indicator and ease of cleaning are among the other treats.
December 13, 2013
36" gas cooktop Renaissance
This cooktop is better than any other brand I researched and looked at in various showrooms. I love the fact that burners are divided into their own sections so that if something boils over it doesn't go all over the stove but stays confined within its divided area. The 2 simmer burners are wonderful as well and its a powerful cooktop. The stove can be scrubbed clean without risk of scratching the surface, which isn't possible with most other stainless steel cooktops. If you like to use a wok, then the grates on this cooktop are great because there is no danger of the wok sliding around or tilting like in many other brand grate designs. I do wish that the grates were dishwasher safe.
December 13, 2013
great product with a few minor issues
We have had our gas cooktop for about 4 years and it performs well but one of the lights that indicate a burner is on (in the control knob) is burned out already. I cook every day and clean the stove most nights but on one burner I have the issue that the ignitor will click periodically while the burner is in use, even though the flame is burning. On a different burner I believe some of the gas jets must be getting clogged because when I try to light it the ignitor will click and I can smell gas but the burner will not light unless I blow gently on it to force the gas over the ignitor spark. Overall I like the power and flexibility of this cooktop, after 4 years it still looks great, although it is a bit pricey I would probably buy it again.
December 6, 2013
Superb control cooking at a variety of temps
I love this cooktop! You can cook anything from browning meat to a delicate sauce and easily control the heat to your desired temperature.
The variety of sizes of the burners allow even cooking on any size pan.
The cooktop cleans easily when there are spills and splatters, and the cooktop is a beautiful addition to any kitchen.
December 6, 2013