Whirlpool's Jenn-Air brand introduces its first 6-burner 36-inch gas cooktop, a new 30-inch model and several updated cooktops to its line of appliances

BENTON HARBOR, Michigan , October 3, 2013 (press release) – Luxury appliance maker Jenn-Air, the pioneer behind downdraft cooktop ventilation and other major cooking advancements, is introducing its first 6-burner, 36" gas cooktop, a new 30" model and several updated cooktops to its growing collection of high-end appliances.

Adding to the brand's growing list of "best in class" offerings, the newest gas model is billed as the industry's most powerful 36" 6-burner gas cooktop. It features an 18,000 BTU PowerBurner, three 15,000 BTU burners, a 9,000 BTU burner and 6,000 BTU simmer burner, all sealed and constructed of high quality brass.

At a height of only 3mm, the cooktop's low profile and near-flush design creates a sleek, built-in appearance. It will be available this fall in an elegant Euro-Style stainless design with barrel knobs, and a bolder Pro-Style® stainless model with heavier grates and diamond etched knobs inspired by commercial equipment. Five-burner, 30" versions of the new cooktop are being introduced as well. All models are crafted using superior stainless and die-cast materials, minimal welding and hand polishing for a highly refined fit, feel and finish.

"For those looking for the greatest possible flexibility in a cooktop, or who like to cook and entertain on a larger scale, there's nothing like having six burners to work with," says Juliet Johnson, manager of brand experience for Jenn-Air. "But whether choosing a five or six burner cooktop, or opting for gas, electric or induction cooking, anyone creating a luxury kitchen can look to Jenn-Air for high performance, extraordinary precision and, from a design standpoint, great attention to detail."

Other updated cooktop offerings from Jenn-Air include 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.

About Jenn-Air:

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. 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.

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