Dacor Kitchen Appliances: Gas Cooktops - Distinctive Style

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  • Distinctive

36"/30" Gas Cooktops

DCT365 / DCT305

The Distinctive Gas Cooktop does more than enhance the look of countertops and cabinetry, it brings a smile to home chefs as they prepare every meal.  Both the 36- and 30-inch models feature professional performance, innovative features and the most cooking power available - 54,000 BTU for the 30" model and 60,000 BTU for the 36" model.  Two sizes mean you never have to compromise style and performance whether remodeling your entire kitchen or simply replacing your existing cooktop.  From our exclusive SimmerSear™ Burner for the ultimate in precision and control, to our unique PermaClean™ finish that retains a permanently beautiful surface even after years of cleaning, every detail of the Distinctive Gas Cooktop has been carefully considered to provide you with a lifetime of enjoyment.

Good Design Award The Distinctive™ 36" Gas Cooktop is awarded the
GOOD DESIGN® seal of quality for high design and innovation.

As awarded by The Chicago Athenaeum:
Museum of Architecture and Design

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Product Features

  • Stainless Steel
    Stainless Steel
  • Black
Main Features
  • IlluminaTM Indicator Lights for both style and peace of mind in the kitchen
  • SimmerSearTM Burner provides up to 18,000 BTUs and achieves ultra-low temperatures for simmering and melting without any scorching
  • PermaCleanTM Finish is an exclusive scratch-resistant, bead-blasted surface that retains a permanently beautiful finish
  • One-Piece Spill Basin ensures easy clean-up
  • Burner Configuration
    • DCT365 (60,000 Total BTUs)
      • 1 SimmerSearTM Burner with Melting Feature (18,000 BTU)
      • 2 Sealed Gas Burners (12,000 BTU)
      • 2 Sealed Gas Burners (9,000 BTU)
    • DCT305 (54,000 Total BTUs)
      • 1 SimmerSearTM Burner with Melting Feature (18,000 BTU)
      • 1 Sealed Gas Burners (11,000 BTU)
      • 2 Sealed Gas Burners (9,000 BTU)
      • 1 Sealed Gas Burner (7,000 BTU)
  • Continuous Platform Grates for the optimum cooking surface for larger pots
    • 3 11 1/4" Wide Continuous Platform Grates (DCT365S)
    • 2 8 1/2" Wide Continuous Platform Grates (DCT305S)
    • 1 10 1/2" Wide Continuous Platform Grate (DCT305S)
  • Perma-FlameTM Technology automatically re-ignites a flame for continuous heating and uninterrupted cooking should a burner unexpectedly go out
  • Smart FlameTM  Technology for heat management to preserve the finish and the life of the grates
  • Die Cast Knobs for durability and style
  • Ergonomic, Angled Controls for ease of use and a simplified cooking experience
  • Raised Vent Compatible for use in island configurations
    • DCT365S with ERV3615
    • DCT305S with ERV3015
  • 4" Chassis Height for over-the-oven configurations
  • Manufactured in California, USA and designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA


Burner Elements:

  • 1 SimmerSearTM Burner with Melting Feature (18,000 BTU) (DCT365S/DCT305S)
  • 2 Sealed Gas Burners (12,000 BTU) (DCT365S)
  • 2 Sealed Gas Burners (9,000 BTU) (DCT365S/DCT305S)
  • 1 Sealed Gas Burner (11,000 BTU) (DCT305S)
  • 1 Sealed Gas Burner (7,000 BTU) (DCT305S)

Overall Dimensions:

  • Width: 36" (DCT365S) / 30" (DCT305S)
  • Depth: 21"
  • Height: 2"
  • Chassis Height: 4"

Please refer to the  Planning Guide for more detailed dimensions.


  • Electrical: 120 V, 15 A
  • Gas Supply: 3/4'' Regulator
  • Gas: Natural Gas (NG) standard with order
  • Also available:  Natural Gas High Altitude (NG/H), Liquid Propane (LP) and Liquid Propane High Altitude (LP/H).


  • One year parts and labor

Complete Selection: 

  • DCT365S - Distinctive 36" Gas Cooktop, in Stainless Steel
  • DCT365B - Distinctive 36" Gas Cooktop, in Black
  • DCT305S - Distinctive 30" Gas Cooktop, in Stainless Steel
  • DCT305B - Distinctive 30" Gas Cooktop, in Black


Included Accessories
There are no accessories included with this model.
Optional Accessories
AGDCT12 Griddle-Grill

AGDCT12 Griddle-Grill

Scratch-resistant cast iron Reversible Griddle/Grill is coated with a non-stick porcelain enamel surface for easy clean up and designed to fit atop Distinctive 36" and 30" Gas Cooktop.


AWR4 Wok Ring

AWR4 Wok Ring

This wok ring is made of heavy-duty cast iron in the same porcelain black matte finish as our cooktop grates. Designed to fit any Dacor 4-fingered grate. May be used with any wok 10" or larger.

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Summary of Customer Reviews & Ratings

36"/30" Gas Cooktops 4.6 5 49 49
Wonderful !!! My first high-end cooktop and I love it. Pans move smoothly and grates ensure everything is level across the whole cooktop. Like the tilted knobs, but they are a little hard to keep clean. LOVE that it was made in California, USA July 27, 2015
I love this new cooktop! I am enjoying my new cooktop. I love how I have so many burner options and the simmer option is great! The only complaint I have is the stainless steel where the knobs sit seems to be hard to keep looking nice. I am wishing I got the glass option there but didn't want to spend the extra money. I am still very pleased with the cooktop. May 25, 2015
Excellent, except... We installed the 36" model three months ago. The overall look of the cooktop is exceptional. We installed it in a 33" base cabinet which was not recommended, but was possible due to the angled position of the cabinet - so, this may not work in all cases. We cook on it daily and the space available for cooking with multiple pots far surpasses what we were used to. As a bonus, the spill surface is easy to clean. However, one big disappointment is the grate surface. Yes, you can slide pots evenly from one burner to another, but in doing so, we have found that the bottom of our pots have become scratched and leave their finish on the rough surface of the grates. The grate finish is porcelain on cast iron. We saw a Dacor 48" cooktop in a kitchen showroom and its smooth grate surface was one of the reasons we purchased the Dacor brand. When we unpacked our cooktop, we saw that the current design doesn't have a smooth grate surface. If you're in the market for a classy looking cooktop with lots of space and a wide range of cooking power options, then this unit should fit the bill. BUT, watch out for the rough grate surface. Its design should be first in line for improvement. May 18, 2015
Love my new cooktop I looked for months at many different manufacturers of cooktops. I reviewed the ratings for each that I was interested in as well. There were features on the others that I looked into that did not fit into the look I was trying to achieve. I was not pleased with the design of the grates and the busy look created by these designs on most of the other products. The final decision was based on the fact that Dacor has a scratch resistant finish. I love the way this unit cooks, the look. As a matter of fact I have not found anything that I dislike. I am very pleased with the selection I made. I love this cooktop. April 15, 2015
EXCEPTIONAL COOKTOP! I was hesitant to spend $1300 on a cooktop and had buyer's remorse until it arrived and was set up. It is more than I was expecting! The gas control on all burners was very precise. The high altitude model works very well at 4300 feet ASL. The butter does just slowly melts over that massive center burner. I was also concerned with having five burners on a 30 inch cooktop; not a problem at all. A very large sauté pan fit on the center burner while sauce pans fit on the other four burners. Plenty of room for using all five. I cannot praise this range high enough! This is the best home-use stove I have used in my forty years of cooking. April 10, 2015
Love my cooktop and wall ovens. Bought original cooktop and wall oven in 1991, worked like champs until 12/2014, when neighbors tree fell on power line and sent a surge of electricity through house (with sparks coming out of kitchen outlets...). Needless to say most kitchen appliances didn't survive. Replaced single wall oven w/ double and cooktop again with Dacor as they have always worked with no issues for 24 years. April 9, 2015
So good I bought it again We first purchased this cooktop in 2013 and I loved the high heat and true simmer temp control. Then in 2014 our home burned to the ground due to a electrical fire in the garage. When it came to deciding on kitchen appliances for our new home, I once again chose the very same unit, but this time with the Downdraft and Remote Blower, which we installed over the weekend. I am looking forward to cooking for my family and friends once again. March 2, 2015
Great cooktop for the money We use this top everyday for everything from boiling water to cooking extensive meals. I have found the product to be easy to use and easy to clean. If there were any downside, I would like to have an option of black knobs to offset the stainless. Overall great product and great value so far. December 15, 2014
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