Product Review: B41601 Kenyon Caribbean 2 Burner Electric Cooktop
Price Range: $250 -- $300
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a contemporary styled, two burner electric cooktop that’s suitable for either home or boat use.
The styling of the Caribbean 2 Burner Cooktop epitomizes simplicity and elegance. It’s smooth black glass surface has nicely rounded edges and is decorated with attractive white accents. A neat touch by the designers is the use of white lines to indicate which knob controls each burner. Since this is a ceramic cooktop, it’s amongst the most easiest to clean.
This model under review run on 120-volts and has to be hard-wired to your circuit. Kenyon also provide versions of this cooktop in 208-volts (Model: B41692) and 240-volts (Model: B41602).
The two 6.5 inch burners use conventional radiant heating elements combined with the modernism of a ceramic glass surface, so you get the benefit of quick heat-up times without sacrificing style.
The elements are regulated by temperature limiters which ensures that the surface temperature does not exceed to a point which could cause damage to the ceramic glass surface.
In keeping with the simplicity of this cooktop, it features two large push-to-turn style control knobs. These controls utilize infinite heat control which provides an infinite range of heat settings, so you can get the precise level of heat you require.
In between the control knobs are several indicator lights. Each burner has it’s own dedicated “On” light which lights up red when a burner is turned on. There’s also a “Hot” indicator light, which glows when the cooktop surface is still hot, so you know whether it’s safe to touch or clean the surface.
Manual: B41601 Kenyon Caribbean manual
Guarantee: 3-year replacement warranty.
The Kenyon Caribbean is a fine looking electric cooktop that is very adept at producing quick heat, making it a good choice for busy people who want something stylish, simple and efficient for a small living space.
When you also factor in it’s excellent safety features, ease of operation and low maintenance design, this cooktop is a great buy.