This KitchenAid cooktop integrates the ventilation system into the cooking surface so that a separate hood is not needed. Smoke and odours can be removed and taken outside or filtered. This appliance features a 10 inch Even-Heat Ultra element with a simmer setting, providing versatility for high- and low-temperature cooking. Two other 6-inch elements combine the benefits of Even-Heat technology with a dedicated setting that reaches the low temperatures needed to melt chocolate or butter without scorching them. These elements generate up to 1200 watts. The 9-inch/6-inch double-ring round element is a 2-in-1 solution for even heat distribution with cookware of any size. The 300 CFM rated exhaust complies with venting requirements for high temperature cooking techniques like pan searing and stir-frying. It has a 3-speed fan control that you can adjust to your cooking needs. For your safety, this appliance is also equipped with a hot surface light that provides a visual indication if a cooking surface is on or still hot. The control lock also helps prevent unintended use and facilitates cleaning the control panel. This cooktop is backed by a 1-year limited warranty on parts and labour.