If you want the power of gas cooktop with the safety and efficiency of an electric range, why not consider one of the best induction ranges currently available at Appliances Connection? They heat up cookware with comparable speed to gas, and because they heat them directly through electromagnetism, they're often safer to use than traditional electric or gas cooktops by keeping surfaces cool to the touch. While these appliances may require a higher budget on the front end, the accumulated savings and utility you’ll get out of them will ensure they pay for themselves. Check out our top picks in various categories below, each hand-selected by our appliance experts.
Best Induction Range with Air Fry Oven: Frigidaire FGIH3047VF
To add versatility to your cooking, look for a range that includes an air fryer. This 30-in. freestanding model from Frigidaire's Gallery® Series gives you 5.4 cu. ft. of oven capacity and true European convection along with its air frying function. The optional ReadyCook™ Air Fry Tray gives you perfectly crisp results even faster than a nonstick oven tray. Its Smudge-Proof stainless steel exterior repels fingerprints and splashes, while you can keep the interior shining in just half an hour with its fast steam cleaning function. Meanwhile, the quick preheat function means you can save energy and get your food done with less waiting.
Best 30 Inch Induction Range: Cafe CHS950P2MS1
From Cafe's Customizable Professional Collection, this 30-in. smart induction range isn't only one of the best professional induction ranges around, but one of the best induction slide-in ranges. It connects to the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa for full voice control, or you can use the sleek disappearing LED control panel to control and monitor the temperature of the dual ovens. Not only that, but it can integrate with Nest products and IFTTT, and it can even diagnose faults remotely, which may save you a costly service call later on. Gourmet Guided Cooking combines video recipes with automatic time and temperature adjustments. As a bonus, you can combine two of the induction elements to manage larger cookware or use them separately for smaller jobs.
Best 36 Inch Induction Range: Fisher & Paykel OR36SDI6X1
This 36-in. freestanding induction range comes from Fisher & Paykel's Contemporary Series. The self-cleaning oven cavity offers you 4.7 cu. ft. of space to work with, while the digital temperature display lets you easily monitor its exact temperature. The Aerotech™ convection system eliminates hot spots in the oven and enables multi-shelf cooking, while the eight oven functions increase your culinary range. The PowerBoost and GentleHeat functions allow for induction cooking at very high and low temperatures, so you can easily simmer a delicate sauce or heat up all the stir-fry you want.
Best 48 Inch Induction Range: Fulgor Milano F6PIR487S1
If you have a large kitchen, you will need the best double-oven range. That's where this 48-in. unit from Fulgor Milano's Sofia Series comes in. With seven heating elements and 7.1 cu. ft. of oven capacity at your disposal, you can create even the most complex dishes. The soft closing doors stay cool to the touch even while the true European convection ovens are working at full blast. The dedicated bridge element, meanwhile, lets you combine two of the induction zones into a single larger area to accommodate griddles or other large cookware. The main oven includes a meat probe that helps ensure that your food reaches the perfect temperature every time, and both oven cavities have sleek black porcelain interiors and bright halogen lighting.
Best Luxury Induction Range: Bertazzoni MAST304INMXE
For a luxury cooking experience on all fronts, look no further than this 30-in. freestanding induction range from Bertazzoni's Master Series. It comes with all the high-end features that you expect from the brand, including the signature temperature dial. The 4.7 cu. ft. oven (the largest in its class) uses dual convection fans and an extra-wide, powerful broiler. The edge-to-edge tempered glass in the oven makes it easy to keep clean, and the easy-glide racks slide in and out without shaking your food, while the four-zone induction top provides a high level of precision for any cooking utility. This range is no slouch when it comes to appearance, either: its thick side panels, reinforced legs, and heavy chassis mean that it will match other Bertazzoni appliances in the series for years to come.
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.