The Bosch NGM5655UC500 36″ Stainless Steel Gas Sealed Burner Cooktop is no simple cooktop. After many cooktop reviews we settled at this. This is one of the finest work of art blended with the latest in technology. Bosch is known to offer the best engineering aspect to deliver the best performance and this product is no exception. This gas burner cooktop consists of five sealed burners.
This is by far one of the best gas cooktops you will come across. The grate is made of cast Iron material. The knob material is made of metal assuring confidence and durability. They are of push-to-turn kind. Our cooktop reviews led us to many quick tops that though well-built had plastics on them. Say goodbye to those flimsy plastic knobs.
The controls are centralized for easy access. The cooktop is designed such that it coordinates with other Bosch products like Ventilation and oven. Overall, the design is low-profile that gives an integrated appearance. The Automatic Electronic Re-ignition system makes sure that in event the flame goes out, automatically the burner get re-ignited. The sealed nature of the five burners safeguards the burner box from spills.
The total energy generated by this Gas sealed burner cooktop is 57,500 BTU when Natural Gas is used and 47,300 BTU when LP (Liquid Propane) is used. This energy is generated by the 5 burners variably to give you the choice of selecting the burner suited for your cooking requirements.
The front left, front right and back left burners generate the same level of energy – 12,000 BTU on natural gas and 9100 BTU on LP. The central burner generates the maximum energy – 16,000 BTU on natural gas and 15,000 BTU on LP while the back right burner generates the least – 5,500 BTU on natural gas and 5000 BTU on LP. Just for your information 1 BTU is equal to 1055 joules.
The total power is 360 W operating at 120 Volts and the circuit breaker is a 15A one. The plug type is three-pronged and the power cord is 60 inches long. The source of energy is Gas with the option to convert it to LP using the convertible kit that is included.
Measuring 3 13/16″ x 37″ x 21 1/4″ and weighing just 39 pounds this is one of the best gas cooktops in terms of size. To install this you would need the cutout size of 3 13/16″ x 34 15/16″ x19 1/8″ (HxWxD). The minimum distance from the counter front has to be 1 7/8″ and the distance from the rear wall has to be at least 3”.
The heavy-duty metal knobs gives this burner cooktop a premium feel and the sealed burner spares you the apprehension of any spill-over. As far as performance goes, this heats up pretty fast than the regular ones making it one of the best gas cooktops. Our cooktop reviews has yielded to one clear winner!