For more convenient and efficient cooking there’s a consistent need for Gas Cooktops. Technology has continued to help manufacturers to improve on the existing gas Cooktops to make kitchen spaces expedient and healthier. However, the major challenge would be to make your choice on the best gas cooktops amongst the class of high-end kitchen appliances.
Gas Cooktops come in varieties of sizes, but one of the most sought-after sizes is the 36 inch Gas cooktop. This is because it’s very portable, easy to carry, and also maneuver. This is the reason behind our review. The basis for our selection was quality, portability, durability, compactness and so on. We hope that at the end of this article, you’d had made your choice on the best option. Below is our list of the 10 best 36 inch Gas cooktops for 2020.
Best 36 Inch Gas Cooktops 2020
GE Profile PGP7036SLSS
This is a revolutionary gas cooktop. We recommended this for any modern-day kitchen. The stainless steel device comes with smooth knobs and five heating elements. The massive burner of 18,000 BTU is located at the center of the cooktop. Even more, there are smaller cooking elements with lower heat outputs on both sides of the cooking element. It comes with power boil burners, heavy-cast, edge-to-edge grates, a sealed cooktop, a precise simmer burner, and backlit control burners. However, it scratches easily
- ADA compliant
- Cooktop is easy to clean
- Good positioning of the control knobs.
- Stainless steel scratches easily.
2. Hestan KRT364GDNG
The Hestan KRT364GDNG is a high-quality cooking appliance with a girdle, as well as four sealed burners. It has a stainless steel frame with backlit knobs and five smooth-looking top elements. Either fast or slow, you can simultaneously prepare your dishes. This is made possible by controlling the four smooth and good-looking backlit knobs. Furthermore, it has a wide range of temperatures to work with while cooking. However, it’s expensive
- Has a child lock feature for improved safety
- ADA approved
- It has sufficient space for four dishes at a go and energy-efficient.
- Very expensive
This smooth gas top has a sleek frame, with five sealed cooking elements, as well as a stainless steel finish. The five pan elements produce between 5,000 to 17,000 BTU heat. It has cast-iron grates that keeps the cookware evenly heated, stable and convenient when preparing with many dishes. Even more, it has an electronic auto-reignite system that prevents the need for holding onto a dial as the burners ignite. It comes with advanced control knobs that offer 180 gas valve rotation meant for precise temperature control.
The LCG3611ST is made of stainless steel and an innovative LED up-front control knobs. However, the cast-iron grates are heavy even though they enhance the stability of the cooktop.
- It looks elegant,
- Gives you sufficient space to accommodate multiple pots or pans on at once
- Cooks food quickly.
- Easy to clean
- Pricey and has a limited warranty.
The FGGC3645QS comes at a fairer price compared to most 36-inch gas Cooktops with five elements. It’s a smooth cooktop that has a stainless steel finish. Even more, it carries five burners that deliver a steady power output between 5,000 and 18,000 BTU. The large central power boil burner and the four smaller burners prevent flickering flames during boiling and searing. The burners are independently controlled through their control knobs on the upper part of the cooktop. Also, the cast iron grates are very durable and easy to lift during cleaning. However, this cooktop has a limited warranty.
- Relatively cheap
- Fast cooking, and energy-efficient.
- Limited warranty, unless you buy an extended three-year or five-year warranty.
5. Hestan KRT365NG
This is a free-standing gas cooktop that has five smooth-top cooking elements. Its large, ring center cooking area is designed to accommodate large pots and four other smaller cooking elements. These are located on both sides of the center ring. For extra heating power output, the center burner has a quick heating feature of up to 30,000 BTU. Even more, it’s user-friendly and has a Marquise Display. However, it is very expensive.
- It has the highest heat output among its peers, 30,000 BTU.
- Easy to clean
- Blends seamlessly with any kitchen.
- Very pricey; a beautiful but costly addition to your kitchen.
The EMPV-36GC202 is made up of heavy-duty materials that guarantee durability and dependability. It comes with five Italian-made Sabaf burners heads that deliver a heat output of up to 11942 BTU. Also, it features an 18 gauge stainless steel surface, an auto-shut thermocouple protection, and a dishwasher-safe grates and knobs. However, it requires a coupling connector to function.
- Good quality and durable
- A great value for the money
- Requires a coupling connector to function
Empava 36″ Black Cooktop 36GC204
The Empava 36″ is a sleek and modern gas cooktop. It has a tempered glass surface and also a friendly price tag. It has 5 Sabaf burners with heat outputs between 3,412 to 11,942 BTU. Even more, the device comes with other features like the Orkli thermocouple auto shut off protection, Orkli electromagnetic sensor valve, and Dishwasher-safe knobs and grates. However, there’s difficulty in adjusting the flame level.
- Very affordable
- Great customer service
- Absolutely classy and beautiful
- Adjustment of flame level seems difficult
GE Cafe CGP9536SLSS
We recommend this device for homes who love to cook breakfast and food in big pans. The unit comes with a side griddle that makes it convenient to whip up your favorite dishes. The 3 burner heads with up to 20,000 BTU heat output, a precise simmer burner, a control lock, and an integrated cooktop griddle. Even more, it has White LED-backlit knobs, heavy cast-iron grates, and a dishwasher-safe grates.
- Suitable for pan cooking
- Limited number recently of burners
Smeg PGFU36 X 36 Inch
The Smeg is a dependable, classic-styled cooktop with a trademark mordern retro vibe, and a good amount of power. It has 5 burner heads with up to 3,600 to 13,700 BTU heat output, and an ultra low profile base. Even more, it has a full-width heavy duty cast iron grates, safety valves, automatic electronic ignition, and an AISI 304 stainless steel surface. This makes the cooktop both functional and nice to look at.
- Very good design
- Stable and durable
- Easy to clean surface
- Relatively expensive
ZLINE 36 in Dropin Cooktop with 6 Gas Burners
The ZLINE 36 offers the most number of burners amongst all the cooktops in our list. This alone can make it the most suitable for some households. It has 6 handcrafted Italian burner heads, with a power output between 2,800 to 11,400 BTU. Other features include; a continuous cast-iron grate, stainless steel surface, right side controls, and sealed premium alloy burners. This might surely convince you to take a shot on this one. However,it’s relatively expensive.
- Durable and easy to clean
- Efficient and clean-burning flames
- Relatively expensive