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36'' 5-Burner Gas Cooktop with Griddle - Stainless Steel

Model # KCGS956ESS

 4.5 out of 5 (113 Reviews)

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Regular Price $1,459.99

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Five burners and a removable griddle give this 36-inch gas cooktop the power and versatility challenging recipes demand. The 20K BTU Professional Dual Ring Burner is among the most powerful in the industry, and our innovative Even-Heat Torch Burner provides even coverage to ensure proper heating without scorching. Multi-Finish Knobs and the scratch-resistant CookShield Finish help protect the surface against stains that may occur with high-temperature cooking.


  • 10K BTU Even-Heat Torch Burner
  • 20K BTU Professional Dual Ring Burner
  • Removable Griddle Included
  • CookShield Finish
  • Multi-Finish Back-Lit Knobs
  • 6K BTU Even-Heat Simmer Burner
  • Electronic Ignition and Automatic Reignition
  • Full-Width Cast-Iron Grates
  • LP Conversion Kit Included
Configuration and Overview
Cooktop Type Standard
Fuel Type Gas
Surface Material Stainless Steel
Number of Elements-Burners 5
Cooktop Element Style Sealed Burner
Number of Open Bays NA
Installs Over Built-In Oven Yes
Cooktop Features
Center Rear Power 20,000 BTU
Center Rear Type Professional Dual Tier
Left Front Power 12,000 BTU
Left Front Type Burner
Left Rear Power 6000 BTU
Left Rear Type Simmer
Right Front Power 10,000 BTU
Right Front Type Even-Heat
Right Rear Power 7000 BTU
Right Rear Element-Burner Type Burner
Grate Details Cast Iron Grates, Continuous, Dishwasher Safe, Matte Finish
Number of Grates 3
Digital Display No
Downdraft Vent No
Heating Element On Indicator Light Yes
Hot Surface Indicator Light No
Power Boost No
Depth 21
Height 3 11/16
Width 36 1/4
Cutout Depth 19 15/16
Cutout Height 5 1/4
Cutout Width 34 1/2

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out of 5 (113 Reviews)

91% of reviewers recommend this product.

Great cooktop

Submitted by Kels - 11/27/2017

I have had this cooktop for about a month and love it! The middle burner is great for your bigger pots. The griddle feature also works well with it too. Very happy with the purchase. Only thing I wished was that they offered it in black stainless.

Yes, I recommend this product

Great design

Submitted by Rugby David - 10/1/2017

Very happy with the product

Yes, I recommend this product

Love it but it's a bit small for more than 3 pots

Submitted by Jojo - 9/21/2017

I love the stove top but I don't cook a lot. Might be small for someone who cooks a number of things at same time

Yes, I recommend this product

Makes me love cooking at home!

Submitted by DEP loves to cook - 9/18/2017

Not only is the range beautiful to look at, but it give you ultimate control with every level of flame you could want. The only downside is it is challenging to fit more than 2 large pots and pans. However, it is great to have the 5 different burners squeezed in to maximize space. If space is not an issue in your kitchen, I would recommend going up a size.

Yes, I recommend this product

gas cook top 36"

Submitted by Brenda - 9/17/2017

was tired of electric cook tops. I love to cook and hated the heat up time. I splurged and bought the 36" gas Kitchen Aid cook top and love love it !! it heats quickly and is super easy to clean . It is the star of my kitchen remodel !!!

Yes, I recommend this product

Great Heat Control

Submitted by Oscar - 9/15/2017

Have been using appliance for 4 months and love the various heat controls.l

Yes, I recommend this product

I love my gas cooktop!!

Submitted by Anita - 9/8/2017

I love my KitchenAid gas cooktop!!

Yes, I recommend this product

Modern, stylish and easy to use

Submitted by Misty - 9/7/2017

Love cooking on this cooktop ....easy to use, spacious love how the knobs light up when turned on

Yes, I recommend this product

Very efficient cooking

Submitted by Nubuddy - 8/30/2017

Excellent choice

Yes, I recommend this product

Worst cooktop I've ever owned.

Submitted by DonnaC - 8/29/2017

This cooktop was purchased for our new construction home, and it is the worst cooktop I have ever owned. First I would like to say that the merchant should have advised me that there was no authorized service in my area. I contacted Kitchen Aid because there is no true "simmer" on any of the burners. A high or low simmer is the same on all of the burners making it very difficult to cook because the food burns. Kitchen Aid contacted an authorized service person to come out and look at this problem. When I didn't recognize the name of the repair company I googled them and they are 4 hours from my home. I was apprehensive that someone would travel that far for a repair so I contacted them and they promised they would be there to look at the cooktop. As I suspected he was a no show not once but twice. I called Kitchen Aid and let them know that he never showed, and I was offered repair at my expense which would be refunded in the form of a gift card. I called a reputable repair company in my area, and they came out twice and told me there was no adjustment on the cooktop. Thankfully because they could not adjust the flame they did not charge me. I am so disappointed that I can't simmer food and leave the room because the food will burn. I start out on one burner then have to move the dish around for simmer. Usually the back left burner is the only burner I can simmer on. I consider myself a seasoned cook, but ever since I purchased this piece of junk I don't want to cook. It's become a chore, not a pleasure. Also, not having an authorized repair service closer then 4 hours away is a joke. I plan on contacting the BBB in reference to this faulty cooktop, and merchants selling products that can't be serviced.

No, I do not recommend this product

Good cooktop

Submitted by Herbal Cook - 8/24/2017

Burners worked well after flame height was adjusted. Griddle is very small.

Yes, I recommend this product

Not sure what this means.

Submitted by Clem - 8/16/2017

I know I'm still in the learning curve and probably should have researched this particular selection better for our new kitchen. Maybe my older eyesight makes reading the knob control information is part of my problem. I though the information packet could have been written better with regards to the intended uses of the different burner types. The burner grates seem to get moved off of their intended position easily.

No, I do not recommend this product

Great stovetop

Submitted by Coopandty's mom - 8/16/2017

I love my new stove top. I like the lights on the knobs, as a reminder that something is on, I like the simmer features and like the long griddle pan that came with the oven for indoor grilling.

Yes, I recommend this product

Great features

Submitted by Murfreesboro - 8/7/2017

Just did a kitchen remodel & added a gas cooktop!!! Love that I went with all kitchen aid products. The cooktop is very user friendly!!! I love ir

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by Chick - 8/3/2017

Good product

Yes, I recommend this product

love the clean lines and the speed that it boils water

Submitted by Country boy - 8/2/2017

We bought this for our new home and it works perfectly.

Yes, I recommend this product

The adjustable burner control makes sauces n simmering great

Submitted by Eric - 8/2/2017

I bought this as part of a suite of KitchenAid appliances. It has worked very well. Though the first one delivered was bowed an had to be replaced.

Yes, I recommend this product

Serious heat!

Submitted by Chef Kim - 7/20/2017

We purchased this, along with a dishwasher and wall oven. As a professional chef I am used to high BTU burners, and while the 20k burner is not quite like a 30k commercial burner it works great. I'm very pleased with the quality of the burners, the commercial weight cast iron grates and the easy to clean stainless surfaces. Very happy!

Yes, I recommend this product

Beautiful and great features

Submitted by Mark - 7/18/2017

Found this cooktop while doing research to find a stylish non-commercial level set of appliances for a kitchen update. The looks and features are great; nice to know that I will not have to worry about gas from an unlit burner again with the auto-relight feature and lighted control knobs. Have only had it installed for about 1 week now and it works well.

Yes, I recommend this product

Sleek Cooktop

Submitted by Mrs.Davis - 6/29/2017

Bought this for our new home. Easy to clean, great variety of options for what i'm cooking. The light up knobs look great, & remind we if i need to turn it off when i'm done cooking :) Also love the top griddle to make a quick egg in the morning, no need to dirty a dish!

Yes, I recommend this product

Beautiful and Well Designed

Submitted by Bob P - 6/21/2017

Had the standard appliance package upgraded through the builder to Kitchenaid and so glad we did. Very satisfied with all our Kitchenaid appliances.

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by bari khaliki - 6/21/2017

I am happy with the product which was purchased about two months ago

Yes, I recommend this product

sleek looking and awsome

Submitted by Kathy - 6/14/2017

I'm very please with our purchases. They go nicely in my new home.

Yes, I recommend this product

Good Cooktop

Submitted by Jon - 6/13/2017

Installed a month ago. I like this cooktop! Several things about it appeal to me, but number one is the simple pan design that makes cleanup easy. I purchased the highest end model to match a built in fridge and wall over. This product looks great in the kitchen. The light up knobs are a real plus, as is the great gas flow and multiple burner choices. Negatives are few and minor. The included skillet designed to sit on the burners is way too narrow... doubled or tripled in size, it might be functional. The only quibble I have design wise with this cooktop are the markings designating which knob controls which burner. They should be more prominent... as is they are small and hard to see for kids and older eyes. Otherwise, great product.

Yes, I recommend this product

Muddy but great

Submitted by Joey - 6/1/2017

Before I started my kitchen remodel I knew that I wanted to replace my old electric cooktop with a new KitchenAid gas cooktop. The only problem was that I didn't have a gas line installed for it in the kitchen. I crawled under my house through cold, thick mud to install a gas line for this cooktop and I couldn't be happier with it. The even heat burner is really nice. The power burner boils water amazingly fast. Couldn't be happier with my new kitchen and my new cooktop with it.

Yes, I recommend this product

I love this Cooktop!!

Submitted by Paula - 5/26/2017

This cooktop is the best thing that has happened to my kitchen! The versatility of the burners is especially nice and the full grate makes everything easier. I love it!!

Yes, I recommend this product

Love it!!

Submitted by Amanda - 5/15/2017

I've had my new cooktop for about a month and love it!!! Replaced a 15 year old GE gas cooktop and the difference is night and day! I love the different heat levels of the burners, how fast it starts up, how easy it is to clean, plus it looks beautiful! I researched various brands and I highly recommend this cooktop for this price range. I'm very pleased with KitchenAid and am in the process of updating all my appliances to KitchenAid.

Yes, I recommend this product

KichenAid Quality

Submitted by Bj - 5/9/2017

Have purchased kitchen aid products before and we're always satisfied!

Yes, I recommend this product

Sturdy and cleans easily

Submitted by Sadie - 5/4/2017

Stovetop does all things well, however, the front grill cover should be larger to accommodate larger pans.

Yes, I recommend this product

Easy to clean

Submitted by gin - 5/2/2017

It is so easy to clean. I have not cooked with gas in many years. A little different cooking with it.

Yes, I recommend this product

Good size and heat output.

Submitted by JR - 4/28/2017

New install into our new home and are loving the precision of temperature control

Yes, I recommend this product

Looks good, performs ok BUT

Submitted by gabe - 4/27/2017

Two burners, center and left front (20000 btu and 12000 btu) are the only ones that heat water at an acceptable rate. The only trouble is that they are large burners and the flame for a mid sized saucepan tends to run up the outside of the pot. Handles and stuff get hot. Ok lets move the pot to the right front burner,10000 btu, For example, my teapot that used to heat up to 170Deg F in just over 3 min, on my Dacor back burner (I replaced), now takes over 5 minutes. Forget using the other two back burners (7000 and 6000 btu) are in my opinion are there for decoration. One can always turn down the heat on a higher btu burner but you cant make a low output burner cook any faster. If you like gas cooking because it is fast and and you do a lot of cooking this is not the cooktop for you. I wish I could send mine back

No, I do not recommend this product

Beautiful and works great!

Submitted by stephstpierre121 - 4/27/2017

We bought this cook top to put into our newly built house. It was reviewed highly, and I loved the look. I couldn't be happier with it, and the rest of my Kitchenaid appliances (full kitchen suite). This was the first time I've used a separate cooktop, and I really love it. It feels heavy and sturdy. The cast iron grates are very durable. I love the grill top that came with it. Honestly, I couldn't find a negative about this appliance if I tried. I LOVE it!!!!

Yes, I recommend this product

KitchenAid cooktop

Submitted by Lucy - 4/17/2017

I love my new KitchenAid cooktop, it works and looks awesome.

Yes, I recommend this product

Love big burner in the center. Easy to clean

Submitted by Mumzi - 4/6/2017

We have had this for a few months and I am extremely pleased. Easy to clean and like the way the burners are situated and what they do. Would buy again.

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by Cookie baker - 3/23/2017

I love the all my cooktop has to offer & it's great looking.

Yes, I recommend this product

Gas Cooktop

Submitted by Krista - 3/16/2017

I have only been using this for a week but so far LOVE IT!

Yes, I recommend this product

My new Kithenaide 5 Burner Cook top and Griddle

Submitted by Jan - 3/13/2017

It is fantastic! Perfect for sautéed food and great for simmering. My former cook top ruined many of my pots as the burners were so close to the flame; however that is not the case with this new cooktop. The special burners that have the simmer and the high flame component in one burner are fantastic for cooking the food you sauté. It also looks fantastic in my kitchen!

Yes, I recommend this product

Dream Cooktop

Submitted by Mommytina1 - 3/2/2017

We are so happy with our new cooktop!

Yes, I recommend this product

Unbeatable features

Submitted by Anshu - 2/24/2017

Renovation. Replaced all Bosch appliances

Yes, I recommend this product

Love this stove top

Submitted by Anshu - 2/24/2017

Love the technological features

Yes, I recommend this product

Sleek and stylish

Submitted by Don the Toolman - 2/23/2017

Very nice.

Yes, I recommend this product

Sooo easy to keep clean.

Submitted by Barb_cookie - 2/23/2017

I love my cook top. It is so easy to clean. I can have a pan on every burner at the same time.

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by johnny - 2/23/2017

excellent features

Yes, I recommend this product

Great Cook Top

Submitted by Oscar the Contractor - 2/23/2017

We had an old GE and it was time to replaced. After a extensive research we comparing all the cooktops on the price and feature we decided on kitchen Aid . We love it and the best part is the grill for cheese welt sandwishes and the best for quesadillas

Yes, I recommend this product

Great Features

Submitted by CAT - 2/22/2017

Very please with appliance appearance and performance

Yes, I recommend this product

Works GREAT!

Submitted by Learning to Cook - 2/14/2017

We haven't used our new cooktop that much yet, but so far we love it! It looks great, the burners work well and we look forward to getting accustomed to all the wonderful features.

Yes, I recommend this product

excellent layout

Submitted by cookie - 2/13/2017

very happy with purchase of cooktop does what it says it does

Yes, I recommend this product

Great Cooktop!

Submitted by DnaNew - 2/6/2017

Love the different style burners, griddle, and lighted knobs. Was a bit wider than my previous 36" drop-in cooktop, and needed to have my granite cut a 1/2" wider. Would have given 5 stars, but concerned about the setting markings (i.e., Off-High-Low-Simmer-etc.) imprinted on the stainless steel. Very light marking (hard to read) and appears that they will wear off over time. I am hoping for Kitchen Aid to come up with an adhesive ring that covers the original marking and provides better indication.

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by Brian - 2/1/2017

The gas cooktop is a joy to have. We've been cooking on an electric cooktop for years and now realize what we were missing out on. Using gas as opposed to electricity is like the difference between night and day. The cooktop is very attractive and easy to use. We absolutely love it and would certainly recommend it to everybody. The only downside is that the griddle is a bit on the small side but we're going to upgrade it to a larger one because we plan to do a lot of cooking on it.

Yes, I recommend this product