10 Cooktops

If your kitchen is a bit on the small side, a cooktop is the perfect solution for cooking up hot, fresh meals. Cooktops offer lots of flexibility when it comes to placement and customization to fit your cooking needs. Determining the size of the space available and your gas or electric preferences is a great place to start when figuring out the best style for you. Read on to discover some valuable tips before you begin your hunt for the perfect cooktop: More 
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Built-In / Countertop 1650W Induction Cooktop
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Micro-Induction Cooktop provides the best in cooktop performance, safety and efficiency. Induction heats as electricity flows through a coil to produce a magnetic field under the ceramic plate. When a ferromagnetic cookware is placed on the ceramic surface, currents are induced in the cookware and instant heat is generated due to the resistance of the pan. Heat is generated to ...More
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Ovente BG44S Portable Ceramic Infrared Cooktop
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The portable Ceramic Infrared Cooktop from Ovente provides the best in cooktop performance. It features multiple settings that make it easy to serve food at the ideal temperature.
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Sunpentown Black 1300-watt Induction Cooktop
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Materials: Electronic componentsPower: 1300 wattsInput voltage: 120V/60HzDimensions: 11.81 inches wide x 14.17 inches deep x 2.48 inches high
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Nesco PIC-14 Portable 1500-Watt Induction Cooktop
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This Nesco Induction Cooktop provides the best in cooktop performance,safety and efficiency.
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Cuisinart SCO-60 Stainless Steel Deluxe Can Opener
$54.99
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With this Cuisinart Deluxe can opener,cans of all sizes can be opened quickly and easily. This stainless steel can opener offers a press-and-release lever and a single-speed to make your kitchen an easier place to cook.
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KitchenAid RKSB565SM Silver Metallic 5-speed Blender (Refurbished)
$62.99
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This exceptional KitchenAid blender is a must have in any kitchen setting. This blender features five speed settings,a 48-ounce glass jar,a stainless steel blade,turbo beater accessories,and more.
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Ninja BL201 Pulse Kitchen System
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The Ninja Pulse Kitchen System combines the function of many kitchen appliances all into one,for optimal performance. Forget the mess and hassle of a bulky stand mixer or juicer. Say goodbye to over-processed mushy ingredients.
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What type of cooktop should I get?


There are many different types of cooktops, including gas, electric, modular, halogen and induction. We’ve put together a list of pros and cons for each to help you determine which one best fits your cooking lifestyle:
• Gas: A gas cooktop creates quick and controlled heat. While they tend to be more expensive, they can be cheaper to operate. Try to select a model with sealed burners to prevent cooking debris from getting underneath.
• Electric: An electric cooktop comes with either coil, radiant or solid disk heating elements and provides a wide range of heat levels. Coil elements heat up quickly, radiant elements are hidden beneath a glass or ceramic surface, and solid disk elements provide consistent heating by being embedded in a cast-iron burner.
• Modular: This type of cooktop lets you customize it to your needs by providing both gas and electric burners. They’re also compatible with custom cooking accessories like woks, griddles and deep fryers.
• Halogen: Featuring a sleek glass or ceramic surface, these cooktops glow when they’re turned on to indicate they’re ready to get cooking. Their smooth surface makes them easy to clean, plus they cook food quickly.
• Induction: An induction cooktop emits a magnetic field that only heats compatible magnetic cookware. They’re very energy efficient, and since the heat is limited to the area that your cookware is resting on, the rest of the heating surface will be cool to the touch. They heat up quickly and clean easy, but you’ll pay a little bit more upfront for them.

What size cooktop is best for me?


Cooktops generally range from 30 to 45 inches in width, however the size that’s right for you will depend on the size of your family, your cooking needs, and, of course, the size of your available counter space. Be sure to carefully measure the height, width and depth of the area where you want to fit your new appliance before making your final decision.

What features can be added to cooktops?


Avoid the need to install an overhead range hood by installing a built-in downdraft vent, or choose electronic touchpad controls for precise temperature selection. You may want to mix in simmer or high-heat burners for cooking variation. Also consider dual or bridge burner elements, which allow you to heat both small and large cookware depending on your selection.
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