BENTON HARBOR, Mich., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jenn-Air brand's new low-profile, 5-burner gas cooktops, including a 36-inch model with the most powerful burner in its collection, are now available at luxury appliance retailers nationwide.
"Our latest gas cooktops offered in both 30 and 36-inch configurations, are designed for those who care equally about aesthetics and performance," notes Juliet Johnson, brand experience manager for Jenn-Air. "With an exceedingly low profile that's less than the thickness of two pennies, they provide a sleek, built-in appearance with a nearly flush profile on the countertop."
The 36-inch 5-burner gas model features a 19,000 BTU dual-stacked PowerBurner that provides power for high-heat cooking techniques, while a 6,000 BTU simmer burner reduces to as low as 800 BTUs, ideal for simmering sauces at just below boiling. Aided by a wide melt cap that shields and diffuses the flame, this lower powered burner is perfect for melting delicate items like chocolate or butter. The PowerBurner, located at the center of the cooktop, features two levels of flames, the lower in the form of an elegant ring encircling the burner. Additional burners on this model include two 15,000 BTU burners and a 12,000 BTU burner.
The 30-inch 5-burner gas cooktop models also feature a 19,000 BTU Dual-Stacked PowerBurner and 6,000 BTU simmer burner, together with a 12,000 BTU burners and a 9,000 BTU burner to handle a range of cooking functions.
"These new cooktops provide a high-level of precision and flexibility for cooking and entertaining," says Johnson. "And the combination of attention to detail and near-flush design makes them both elegant and unobtrusive."
The 5-burner models will be available in sleek Euro-Style stainless. For those who prefer a more commercial look, an optional Pro-Style® knob kit is also available. All models feature superior stainless and die-cast materials that are welded and polished by hand for a highly refined fit, feel and finish.
Other updated cooktop offerings from Jenn-Air include 6-burner models with elegant brass burners; electric and gas downdraft cooktops with newly-designed knobs, and a gas downdraft model with an advanced, invisible Durafinish™ coating designed to resist staining and yellowing and extend the cooktop's like-new appearance.
Since the introduction of the first self-ventilated cooktop in 1961 and downdraft ventilated range in 1965, Jenn-Air brand has consistently grown its reputation as a technology and design innovator. Over the next three years, Jenn-Air will continue to expand its offerings with the launch of an unprecedented 150 new products. Its selection of style options includes two distinct stainless steel collections and a cutting-edge Floating Glass finish in black or white. From downdraft cooktops, wall ovens and professional style ranges to dishwashers, refrigerators and such entertaining essentials as warming drawers, built-in ice machines and wine cellars, Jenn-Air brand offers a complete line of major kitchen appliances. To learn more about the Jenn-Air® appliance collection, or speak with a member of the concierge team, please visit jennair.com, twitter.com/jennairusa or facebook.com/jennair.