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Whirlpool

AKT809BA

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Avg price

$739

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    Test results

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      Cooking performance
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      Ease of use
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      White sauce
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      Rice
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      Stir-fry
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      Chocolate-melting

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    How we test

    Overall score is based on:

    Cooking performance (60%): We conduct 4 tests to assess the performance of the cooktops:

    White sauce on the smallest element with the lowest setting:
    This tests the cooktop’s ability to perform at a low temperature for a long time.

    White rice on the medium-sized element:
    This tests the “turndown” capacity of the element (starting on a high heat and reducing to a simmer) and whether it can maintain a suitable heat at the lowest temperature setting.

    Beef and vegetable stir-fry on the large element:
    This tests whether the cooktop can deliver continuous high heat.

    Chocolate melting:
    With ceramic cooktops, we also melt chocolate to measure how well the simmer element/burner maintains the lowest temperature.

    Ease of use (40%): Rates the ease of using the controls, ease of cleaning, and the user-friendliness of the cooktop layout.

    Price is based on a September 2015 and March 2017 survey.

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    We've reviewed the Whirlpool AKT809BA to see how well it performs in these categories:

    • Cooking performance
    • Ease of use
    • White sauce
    • Rice
    • Stir-fry
    • Chocolate-melting

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