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Top 10 Cooktops

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To determine the 10 best cooktops, we looked at a number of factors, including:
1. Number of burners or elements
2. Space to hold large pans
3. Straightforward controls
4. Ease of cleaning
5. Style and appearance
6 Sturdiness of design
7. Heating power and variability
Whether you choose a gas or an electric cooktop, there are models that offer superior boiling and simmering capabilities, precise temperature control, and durable, attractive construction. See the cooktop comparison and ratings below with a link to the full review of each.

Color: Stainless Steel
5 sealed burners
31″ x 21 1/4″ x 3 13/16″
 

Handsome and durable, this Bosch gas cooktop has five sealed burners for multi-purpose cooking. Whether you need to bring water to a boil quickly or let a sauce simmer at a low, even temperature…read more


Colors: Black, White, Stainless Steel
5 sealed burners
36″ x 21 3/4″ x 4 7/8″
 

Sleek, sturdy continuous grates run across this large cooktop, priced at $1,199, to provide the most space and flexibility when it comes to cooking with multiple pans. The dual-flame…read more


Color: Stainless Steel
5 sealed burners
36″ x 20 1/8″ x 2 27/32″
 

A wide, generous space to hold a variety of pots and pans, this Whirlpool gas cooktop heats up quickly with its power burner reaching 15,000 BTUs. As with most gas burners, we found them to…read more


Maytag MEC7430W  8.5/10

Color: Black, White, Stainless Steel
Ceramic smoothtop surface
4 radiant elements
30″ x 21 1/2″ x 3 3/4″

Maytag’s 30″ electric cooktop has a glossy, wide surface to hold pots and pans of all sizes. The 12-inch element is suited for extra-large pans, and the 9-inch power element reaches high temperatures…read more


LG LSCG306ST  8.5/10

Color: Stainless Steel
5 sealed burners
30″ x 21 11/16″ x 3 3/4″
 

A sturdy, top-performing gas cooktop from LG, this model has five sealed burners wide enough to hold skillets, griddles, and woks. Its most powerful burner, located in the center, has the heating power of 19,000 BTUs…read more


GE PHP900  8.5/10

Color: Black with optional stainless steel trim
Black smoothtop surface
4 induction elements
29 3/4″ x 21 3/8″ x 3 1/4″

A smooth glassy black surface makes this GE induction cooktop stand out in the kitchen. With electronic touch controls instead of knobs, wiping it down after use is easier, too. A maximum power of 3,700 watts…read more


GE PP989  8.5/10

Colors: Black, White, Stainless Steel
Ceramic smoothtop surface
4 heating elements
29 7/8″ x 22 7/8″ x 2 3/16″

With a glossy ceramic surface you’ll want to maintain to keep shiny and streak-free, this GE electric cooktop features a downdraft exhaust that keeps the kitchen clear of smoke and steam. A convenient…read more


Colors: Black, White, Stainless Steel, Bisque
2 sealed burners
11 21/64″ x 20 1/16″ x 1 13/16″
 

When you have limited kitchen space, you want a high-quality cooktop like this 12″ Verona gas model. Its two sealed burners heat up quickly and give you precise control over the temperature with…read more


Colors: Black, White, Stainless Steel
4 sealed burners
30″ x 21 1/2″ x 5″
 

The solid, rugged continuous grates on this Frigidaire gas cooktop are easy to pull up for cleaning and have an appealing pattern. At 30 inches, it’s a compact model with only four burners…read more


Summit SINC2220  7.5/10

Color: Black
Smoothtop surface
2 induction elements
11 3/8″ x 20 1/8″ x 3″

For the small apartment kitchen, this 12″ cooktop from Summit provides just enough cooking space with two induction elements. At only $468.75, it’s also highly affordable. A handy LED display helps you…read more



 

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