If you're in the market for a new cooktop, you may want to consider purchasing an induction cooktop. These appliances use electromagnetic induction technology to heat your food while keeping the surrounding area cool to the touch. They're a great choice for homeowners who want a cooktop that is both high quality and energy efficient. To make your shopping experience a little easier, we've gathered the most reliable induction cooktops of 2021 so you can buy the one that fits your needs best.
This 30-in. Frigidaire Professional induction cooktop has four cooking zones so you can get dinner on the table quickly. PowerPlus™ Induction technology ensures that heat is distributed evenly, eliminating cold spots and creating delicious results. The cooktop's surface is made from black ceramic glass with stainless steel trim and matching knobs. The hot surface indicator light illuminates until the cooking zone is cool to the touch so you don't have to worry about accidental burns. In this ADA compliant model, heavy-duty ProSelect® controls are easy to access from the comfort of a wheelchair so you can cook dinner with ease. The SpacePro™ Bridge Element gives you the ability to cook two dishes at once or combine the cooking elements to accommodate large pots or even a griddle. This budget-friendly induction cooktop comes with up to 3,800 Watts of power on any single element, so you'll have no trouble serving up a delicious meal.
This Dacor 36-in. smart induction cooktop from the Contemporary Series is a luxurious addition to your kitchen space, making it an easy choice for our list of the most reliable induction cooktops. With Wi-Fi capabilities, you can check the remaining cook time via the iQ Kitchen app on your smart device. FlexZone™ technology ensures that all nine induction zones heat quickly and effectively to accommodate pots and pans of every shape and size. Simply swipe with your finger until the correct size is selected. Once the induction zone is turned on, an LED VirtualFlame™ will illuminate, providing a lovely visual cue that the element is hot. Use the 7-in. LCD control panel to select from pre-programmed settings, and follow step-by-step recipes from your smart induction cooktop. An auto-connected, compatible Dacor range hood can be activated and adjusted via Bluetooth and ConnectOn technology, and ventilation will adjust as needed, thanks to temperature sensors located on the cooktop.
This 30-in. Miele induction cooktop is flush mounted and equipped with four cooking zones so you can cook dinner quickly and efficiently. The Black Ceran® glass surface is sleekly trimmed in stainless steel, and the EasyClean surface makes it easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth. With PowerFlex technology, you can combine two cooking zones to get a bigger cooking surface, and pan size recognition easily chooses the right heat distribution for each of your pots and pans. This induction cooktop is equipped with Safety Plus features that automatically turn every cook zone to power level one, and the child safety lock ensures that the knobs are never accidentally turned on. Conn@ctivity 2.0 technology allows the cooktop a compatible Miele range hood to communicate, ensuring that the hood turns on as soon as you begin to heat one of the cooking zones.
Do chefs prefer gas or induction?
Most chefs prefer using an induction cooktop in their kitchens over other styles because they produce high-quality cooking results. Chefs are able to have perfect control over the temperature of each cooking zone. Chefs also prefer induction cooktops because they're able to heat very quickly.
How long should an induction cooktop last?
With regular maintenance, induction cooktops can last for many years. On average, an induction cooktop will last around 14 years.