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I enjoy cooking mainly on the weekends, how about you? I love making soups, pizzas, and tomato sauce with chicken meatballs . In fact, I’ve shared many of my favorite recipes on this blog 😆 . If interested you can find them all here: Redhead Can Cook. Now that you know when and what I cook…it’s time I talk about where I cook. Well, yah…the kitchen. It’s basically where I spend all of my time while I’m awake because I also work there. It’s a pretty neat space which includes a fireplace, a beautiful view of the water, and a huge island equipped with a prep sink. Located behind me when I stand at the prepping sink area is our gas cooktop. This cooktop really gets a lot of use, which means a lot of cleaning. Unfortunately, all of the “cleaning” ruined our ceramic gas cooktop so we decided it was time to not only find a new one, but to find one that is easier to clean. Introducing “Our New Gas Cooktop”…
I want you to know I was not paid by anyone to do this review. I have honestly found reviews to be very difficult to write in blog land and am leaning away from them. I mean how can I give an honest review if the sponsor is breathing down my back? I can’t.
Instead, I am sharing our experience with the product that we chose.
Here’s the old ceramic cooktop that we purchased about 8 years ago. I really liked it for many reasons, but cleaning that ceramic is such a nightmare. I tried all the good ceramic cleaners, and even a few Pinterest homemade ideas and nothing really ever seemed to get rid of the streaks. Drove me crazy. Then the ceramic coating started to wear off. That is where the arrows in the photo below are pointing. That is not stuck on food you see. It is actual ceramic coating missing.
This Maytag still works beautifully, but the cleaning was just ruining it for me. By the way…I am in the process of trying to sell this Maytag 30 inch gas cooktop, so if you know of anyone, please let me know. Of course I do live in Michigan so shipping costs could be steep. We still might be able to work it out though, so let me know.
Here she was in all her glory when we replaced our backsplash with brick...
Unfortunately, it took me forever to get her to look that clean for the picture. And just look at that wasted space on the right side where the knobs are. Yikes!
So, bye bye Miss Streak Queen…
And hello beautiful Miss Streak-less…
This Whirlpool beauty is stainless steel as you can see which probably sounds terrifying for a cooktop, right? Well, let me tell you it is the easiest cooktop I have ever cleaned. Wait, maybe the second easiest because I do remember having a stainless steel cooktop in a rental we were in briefly when we transferred from Florida back to Michigan. I should have realized then how much I loved them, but for some reason I still bought a ceramic.
To clean, all I have to do is lift the grate (all 3 stay attached slightly at the back) and wipe with a hot dish cloth. Everything I have splattered so far comes off with such ease. Stainless steel just doesn’t hang on to grease or egg like ceramic does. It truly is a dream you guys. I am so happy with it.
Oh, and look at the amount of pots and pans I can fit on this cooktop (below). It’s still 30 inches just like the first one, but you can see how they save space by putting the knobs up front (smart dudes/dames). I can fit 1 large pan or pot on the middle burner and medium ones on all 4 surrounding it. By the way, the middle burner brings my pot of water to a boil faster than any burner I have ever had. My daughter was shocked at how fast.
Oh, hey! And even though it’s not the same “brand”, my new stainless steel cooktop looks beautiful up against our new stainless steel refrigerator. BOOM! Read about our new built-in fridge HERE.
I guess I am a stainless steel queen now.
If interested in checking out this cooktop, we purchased it at Lowes for $699 and here’s the information to copy and put in their search bar, or just give the sales guy:
Whirlpool 5-Burner Gas Cooktop Item # 664821 Model # WCG97US0DS
Okay, next up I’m moving on to Christmas. Yep. It’s true!
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