Don’t Get Burned! Whirlpool Recalls Glass Cooktops with Touch Controls

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Don’t get burned! Check your cooktop!

Whirlpool is recalling cooktops with a glass cooking surface and touch controls sold under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid and JennAir brands as the recalled cooktop surface elements can turn on by themselves, posing burn and fire hazards.

The affected cooktops were manufactured between December 2016 and July 2019 and a complete list of the model numbers recalled can be found on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

chocolate melting on glass cooktop

Whirlpool has received 133 reports of cooktop surface elements turning on by themselves. This resulted in 14 reports of heat damage to nearby items and four reports of items catching on fire, including one report of significant property damage. Two minor burn injuries have also been reported.

If you find that your glass cooktop has been affected by this recall, contact Whirlpool immediately to arrange for a free installation of a replacement cooktop. In the meantime, turn the unit off at the circuit breaker when not in use and do not leave flammable materials or empty cookware on or near the cooktop.

Questions? Contact Whirlpool toll-free at 888-900-7897 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at Consumers can also visit either,, or and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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  1. Andrea

    This has happened with my GE electric cooktop! I now keep the lock button on and make sure I don’t have anything sitting on top or near it 😱

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Darn! Sorry to hear about that, Andrea. Glad there is a lock that you can turn on!

    • Jyara

      This has also happened with my ge glass cooktop

  2. Katrina

    This happened in June with my Frigidaire cooktop. My kids left a pizza box on top of the cooktop overnight, and the unit turned itself on. Luckily we were home, as we woke up to a kitchen fire at 5 am.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      OH my! So glad your family is safe, Katrina!

  3. Nita

    That’s why I’ll never have one of these again, ugh so tricky to cook with, they get dirty n destroyed so easily n it’s just not the best way to cook imo..prefer gas /fire any day

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