Updated 15 Mar 2017

Whirlpool

AKT809BA

Snapshot: The Whirlpool AKT809BA ceramic cooktop has 4 elements and touch controls. How well does it cook?

AKT809BA
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$739

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Test results

Overall score
80
Cooking performance
?/10
White sauce
?/10
Rice
?/10
Stir-fry
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • A very good performer.
  • Very good results in our white-sauce test.
  • Excellent results in our chocolate-melting test.
  • Excellent results in our stir-fry test.
  • OK layout (small simmer element at front and large element at rear).
  • Easy to use.
  • Extremely easy to clean.
  • Has a timer.
  • Has a child lock.

But

  • Just OK results in our rice test.
  • Surface may become hot near controls.
  • Controls must be kept free of spills and grease to respond to touch.
  • No "ON" indicator light.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Cooking performance (60%): Assesses performance of the simmer-burner, medium-sized burner and wok burner.

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.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$739
Type
Ceramic

More test results (/10)

Chocolate-melting
10.0

Specifications

Dimensions (WxD, cm)
58 x 51
Number of elements, burners or cooking zones
4
Cooktop surface material
Ceramic
Control position
Front right
Trivet material
n/a
Cut-out dimensions (WxD, cm)
n/a

Features

Touch controls
Yes
Flame-failure protection
n/a
Timer
Yes
Child lock
Yes
Automatic switch-off
Yes
Dual- or multi-element
No
Flexi-zones
n/a
Auto heat-up
n/a
Power boost
n/a
Keep-warm function
n/a
Safety sensors
n/a
Residual-heat indicator
n/a
Overflow protection
n/a
Pan detection
n/a

More Info

Availability

From Mitre10 only.

Notes

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