As far as looks go, the Electrolux EW30GC55GS gas model has it all. The stainless steel surface contrasts perfectly with the black-colored grates. The Electrolux EW30GC55GS model has four burners, with the most powerful one getting up to 18,000 BTU’s. One of the cool features of this cooktop is that the same powerful burner can go all the way down to 450 BTU’s with the flick of a wrist, giving it one of the widest ranges in the industry. The professional grade knobs are very accurate, simple to turn and also look great. For easy cleanup, the deep well design allows you to catch spills more easily and have room to clean them up. Also, the grates are dishwasher-safe, so no more washing them by hand.
Now, let’s go over any potential negative aspects of the Electrolux EW30GC55GS gas cooktop. First off, the $1,100 price tag is on the higher end – especially compared to other 30 inch models. Another thing is that it’s hard to keep the surface looking spotless. Stainless steel tends to show a lot of fingerprints and dirt quite easily, so you can almost always see some sort of little spot on the surface. Last issue is how hard the installation of the Electrolux EW30GC55GS cooktop can be, if you are doing it yourself. Getting the brackets lined up can be a real pain if you’re not used to this type of installation. Overall, I’m giving it a 4 / 5 star rating.