Gerard Deufoleu opened the scoring in the 19th minute, before Kone bagged his first to double Everton's advantage 12 minutes later.
Kone completed his hat-trick in the 76th minute to cap off Everton's impressive victory.
Everton: 6 (Deufoleu 19', Kone 31', 62', 76', Coates OG 55', Lukaku 60')
Sunderland: 2 (Defoe 45', Fletcher 50')
Goodison Park, Merseyside: 36,617
The performance of Deufoleu was particularly impressive, with the Spaniard notching two assists to go with his goal. However, he was also booked for simulation in the second half, showing he still needs to adapt to life in the Premier League.
Sunderland were punished dearly for continuing to attack after drawing level in the 50th minute. Rather than trying to settle the match, the Black Cats continued to bomb forward in search of the lead, but were picked apart on the counter attack by Everton.
I feel so honoured always have faith and thank to all of you for the messages the support it means a lot pic.twitter.com/hRmnAVg5kH
— ArounaKone (@OfficielArounaK) November 1, 2015
Great perfomance! On to the next one