Originally Posted by Andy M.
The arrangement you listed looks good but, if possible, try to find a model with two high output burmers, a regulad and a simmer. You can always turn a high output burner down to regular heat if needed but can't turn a regular burner up to high output levels.
The simmer burners work well.
Andy offers excellent advice. We have a wonderful Whirlpool gas cooktop with sealed burners and love it.
There are only two things I would change about it. One, add another high output and the other would be to have the units a little farther apart from each other. Sometimes when we are cooking with several large pots/skillets, things get a little close.
The simmer is perfect and boiling a 12- or more quart pot doesn't take long at all. We're going to put it to use in about 10 days when we steam a lobster for my birthday.
Love, love, love the sealed burners. I'm not much of a "spiller/boiler-overer," but when it's happened it's been sooooo easy to clean up.
We'll be remodeling our kitchen in the future and will most likely choose Whirlpool again.