Top 10 Best Rated Cooktops 2020

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Choosing the type of cooktop, namely induction, electric or gas, is a problem, because, each comes with its benefits and drawbacks. Finding the right product is another. Since features, performance and design will excite you while certain cons might put you off.

Well, we have saved you all the stress and boredom. In this article, we reviewed the best cooktops in 2020. Of the best cooktops, four induction, three electric and three gas cooktops made our list. However, the yardstick for selection was performance, size, price and design. Our picks are:

Best Cooktop 2020

  1. Viking Professional 5 Series Induction Cooktop

We consider this cooktop the best induction cooktop in the market today. Being that, it is versatile and highly functional. More, it has six sleekly designed square burners instead of the conventional five round burners.

In truth, this 36inch cooktop uses 3700watts for every 9-inch burner. Each, demarcated by a blue LED light. Meanwhile, burners can be fully controlled by a row of control knobs.

Finally, It is equipped with an excellent array features. Namely, Child-friendly control knobs, pan detectors, indicator light for each working burner.

Price: $4919.00

Pros

  • Six burners instead of five
  • Highly functional and versatile
  • Pan detectors and child-proof control knobs
  • Indicator light for each working burner

Cons

  • Pricey
  • No touch controls
  1. Frigidaire FGGC3067QS Gallery 30 Gas Cooktop

The Frigidaire FGGC3047QS is the best gas cooktop you can find. The designers of this product put convenience, performance and safety all in one.

Furthermore, four of five burners in this cooktop are sealed. Therefore, flames are emitted from a protective cap instead of being directed to your cookware. Because of that, cleaning cooktop and cookware becomes easy.

It measures 30 x 5 x 21.8inch (WHD) and has a burner rating between 450 – 18,000BTU.

Price: $848.10

Pros

  • Control knobs are easy to grip and clean
  • Suitable for natural gas and propane
  • Sliding pots from burner to burner is easy

Cons

  • It easily scratches
  1. GE Profile PP7036SJSS 36-inch Electric Cooktop

We consider this product the best electric cooktop in the market. It is neatly designed and one might confuse it for an induction cooktop. Further, it comes with five elements with varying power rates from 1200 to 3000W.

All in all, this product is strongly built and highly durable. More, it comes with excellent features. Namely, Keep Warm setting and Melt setting.

Price: $1253.00

Pros

  • Auto-adjust SyncBurners
  • Versatile and very functional
  • Sleek design and durable construct

Cons

  • Glass surface will scratch if used with cast iron pan
  • Requires 40amp service for installation
  • May be difficult to install
  1. Frigidaire FGIC3067MB Gallery Induction Cooktop

Let alone its slick design, this cooktop has so many features to offer. First, burners are responsive and adaptive. That is, each burner auto adjusts itself to the size of the cookware placed on it.

Second, Auto shut down feature for wrong type or wrongly placed cookware. Third, it has a bridge element suitable for griddle or large cookware. Not to mention its auto pan detection, power boost setting and 9 heat temperatures.

Price: $1253.19

Pros

  • Touch controls
  • Easy to use
  • Average power rating (1450 – 3400W)
  • Keep Warm feature

Cons

  • No touch control lock feature
  1. Bosch NGM8055UC 800 30-inch Gas Cooktop

One standout feature of this cooktop is its Auto-Igniter function. As such, if the flame is blown off, it automatically turns on. Like others, it comes with 5 burners with a rating of 18,000 BTU. Another standout feature is its high quality and good grip control knobs.

Lastly, the hot burner indicator when cooktop is hot is a handy safety feature.

Price: $1029.10

Pros

  • Easy to remove grates
  • Suitable for natural gas and propane
  • Excellent in performance

Cons

  • Not easy to clean burn stains on cooktop
  1. GE Profile 30-inch Downdraft Electric Cooktop

Unlike other electric cooktops, this one has an exhaust system. Therefore, smoke and steam are pulled out while you cook. However, the cooktop does not compromise in performance and quality.

This cooktop measures 29.75 x 2.19 x 21.88inches (WHD). It is also equipped with a Hot Surface Indicator and an indicator for running burner. All in all, this electric cooktop is a premium choice.

Price: $693.00

Pros

  • Functional exhaust system
  • Power rating of 800 to 3000W
  • Available in black, stainless steel and white colours

Cons

  • Easily scratched glass surface
  • Not easy to clean
  1. Empava EMPV-IDC36 Induction Cooktop

Nothing soothes the mind as getting value for less price! This cooktop gives you just that. It has 5 burners, with varying element power. Specifically, two of 1500w each, three of 2100 watts each.

Furthermore, it is equipped with touch controls, Hot Surface Indicator and 9 heat temperatures.

Price: $399.99

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Relatively large 36inches size
  • Touch controls
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Relatively low power element
  • Not easy to install, therefore, high installation cost
  1. Empava 30-inch Stainless Steel 5 Italy Sabaf Gas Cooktop

Empava is renowned for its budget friendly cooktops. This product comes with 5 burners and a high quality grate. Although the grate does not allow easy sliding from burner to burner, it is dishwasher safe.

The Empaya 30 measures 29.52 x 20 x 4.52 (WHD). All its 5 burners are sealed and have a rating range of 300-12000BTU. Additionally, it is equipped with an Auto shut down feature.

Price: $259.99

Pros

  • High quality grates and burners
  • Not easily scratched
  • Suitable for Natural gas and propane

Cons

  • Requires professional to be set to propane
  1. Whirlpool W5CE3024XB 30-inch Electric Cooktop

Although low price, this cooktop is neatly designed. It uses 4 elements with power rating of 1200 to 2500W. More so, it is equipped with a Hot Surface indicator. Additionally, it comes with an easy to use and dishwasher safe control knobs.

Converse to other electric cooktop, it is suitable for any kind of pot. Furthermore, its large burner can efficiently handle large pots.

Price: $694.30

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • User-friendly interface
  • Affordable
  • Suitable for any kind of pot

Cons

  • Easily scratched
  1. Bosch FlexInduction NITP068UC Induction Cooktop

The versatility of this cooktop puts it top in the market. Let alone, its exquisite design, durability, high performance and reliability. It comes with four burners with independent timer each. This cooktop has 17 heat temperatures and will supports griddle as well as large cookware. Furthermore, it is equipped with power boost setting and a built-in auto shutdown feature for each burner. Even more, the burners are large, measuring 6-11inches in diameter.

Price: $2399.00

Pros

  • Has Keep warm setting, control lock and pan detector
  • Durable and versatile
  • Power boost, separate timers available for all burners

Cons

  • Unfriendly user interface
  • In one instant, you can only use one power boost

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