The LG LCE30845 is part of the cooktop & wall oven
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric cooktop
models like the LCE30845 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Reflects how quickly the highest-powered element heated water to near-boiling.
Reflects how well the lowest-powered element melted and held chocolate without scorching and how the most powerful element, set to low, held tomato sauce below a boil.
Features & Specs - LG LCE30845
High-power elements The number of surface cooking elements rated at over 2,000 watts. Often one or more of the high-power elements is a dual element; you can choose the large element or a smaller element within the larger one for small pots.
Medium-power elements The number of surface cooking elements rated at over 1,500 watts but not more than 2,000 watts.
Low-power elements The number of surface cooking elements rated from 1,200 to 1,500 watts not including warming-only elements, or those contained within larger expandable elements.
Expandable elements This allows you to switch between a large, high-power element and a small, low-power element contained within it
Touch controls These replace knobs with integrated touch-sensitive controls that allow the controls to blend with the cooktop's glass surface.
Recomended by CR so did not expect it to: 1- fail one week after install. LG replaced a circuit board. 2-As we got familiar with it we found that the bridge element heats up unevenly. As much as a 20 to 40 degree difference between the top and bottom. LG is not willing or able to repair and claim that this is normal. The LG website states even heating when using the bridge mode and a griddle. Still emailing them but will have to revert to Attorney Generals office.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Southern California
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Great induction cooktop
Easy to Clean
Heats Up Quickly
High Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
Surface cools quickly
I chose the LG over the GE because it's mounting depth was shallow (less than 3) and it vents from the top instead from the bottom. This allows a utensil drawer to be installed beneath the cooktop. It heats up quickly and the controls adjust instantly. After cooking the cooktop cools to touch within a minute or two (unlike the electric cooktops). I love this induction cooktop. My previous cooktop was electric. You do need to have induction compatible cookwear. Cheap ones work as well as expensive ones, as long as a magnet sticks to the bottom.<br />PS. I don't see any change in my electric bill.