Induction ranges have a lot of amazing features that can make them fit well in any modern kitchen. They're fast and energy-efficient, and because they work by heating the pots and pans directly, they're often safer to use than traditional electric or gas cooktops. If you're in the market for a new induction range, we've consolidated five of your best options in this post. Each of these ranges is 30 inches wide, so they'll fit in any standard space.
The Ilve UMI30NE3MGG is a unique, stylish induction range. Its brass knobs and graphite finish give it a sense of old-fashioned charm, but the four induction burners, 3200-watt maximum output, and 4.3-inch touch screen make it a wonderfully modern addition to any kitchen. The true European convection oven starts heating at 85 degrees, which means you can leaven bread no matter how cold it is outside. It has a diverse array of unique oven modes, including pizza mode and a rotisserie function, to make sure it can handle a wide variety of food.
The Fisher Paykel OR30DSDI6X1 is a versatile range that's easy to customize. Its GentleHeat and PowerBoost functions allow you to fine-tune the amount of energy that goes into the food you're cooking regardless of whether you're melting chocolate or cooking a stir-fry. (The maximum burner output is 3700 watts, so that stir-fry is going to be done quickly!) The convection oven's fan system distributes heat evenly inside it, and the warming drawer is ideal for food you want to keep warm for later.
This modern and economical induction range's dial controls make it easy to get precise control of the 3600-watt cooktop. In addition, Frigidaire uses its Auto-Sizing pan detection to match the range's energy use to the size of the pans, so you don't waste energy in places it's not needed. With 5 cubic feet of oven capacity, the Frigidaire GCRI3058AF also has the most internal space of the induction ranges on this list, and you can even use the space as an air fryer.
The HR16222I is the most feature-rich of the ranges on this list. Its 3850 watt output is more than sufficient for any domestic use, and it has no shortage of programmability and customizability. It has fifteen basic operating modes (including "Moisture Plus" and "Slow Bake"), and its RemoteVision system will automatically notify Miele customer service if anything goes wrong. It also has more than 100 automatic cooking programs available, and you can program your own temperature and duration settings, so you can customize this range's function as much as you like.
Judging from this pro-style oven, "ease of use" may be Bertazzoni's motto. Not only is the glass and ceramic cooktop easy to clean, so is the interior. They've paid special attention to features like the soft-motion hinges on the door, so you won't be startled by it slamming shut after you turn away from your brownies. The dial temperature gauge — a Bertazzoni hallmark — is easy to read. The shelves even slide effortlessly out for repositioning. In terms of performance, it has large cooking zones on the top to fit any size of cookware, and its dual convection fans bring the oven to temperature quickly and efficiently.
What cookware can I use on an induction range?
Because induction ranges use a copper coil to send the heat from electrical currents directly into your pots & pans, any cookware you plan to use on them needs to have a flat bottom, and a fridge magnet should be able to stick to it.
Are induction cooktops hot to the touch?
On their own, induction ranges don't get hot to the touch. However, some heat will spread from the cookware into the cooktop, in the same way that a cup gets warm after you pour hot coffee into it. Overall, because this heat comes from outside the range, it takes less time for it to cool down than ordinary electric or gas ranges.