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The Top Five ADA Compliant Cooktops for 2018

Top Five ADA Compliant Refrigerators

Appliances Connection is proud to be your home for a wide variety of reliable ADA compliant appliances in nearly every major category. What is the ADA? ADA stands for Americans with Disabilities Act which establishes guidelines for many products. Appliances Connection recognizes the importance and the need for these specialized appliances and offers a comprehensive collection of options that meet these compliance requirements. Using our advanced search tools, you should be able to find all the qualified models based on Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards.

In this series, we will continue to examine the best ADA Compliant appliances available for purchase today. We will also highlight the innovative features that make these appliances accessible and convenient to operate. In our previous entries to this series, we explored the top five ADA Compliant ranges, the top five ADA compliant refrigerators, and the top five ADA compliant wall ovens. In this chapter, we've compiled a list of our top five ADA compliant cooktops which offer premium features while also meeting federal guidelines.

Guidelines for ADA Compliant Cooktops:

  • Maximum high forward reach for controls and operating mechanisms is 48"; maximum low forward reach is 15".
  • Controls and operating mechanisms must be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Ther force required to activate controls shall be no more than 5 lbs.
  • If ovens or cooktops have knee spaces underneath then they shall be insulated or otherwise protected on the exposed surfaces to prevent burns, abrasions, or electrical shock.
  • The location of controls for ranges and cooktops shall not require reaching across burners.

Electrolux | EW30IC60LS

Electrolux | EW30IC60LS

Electrolux is a trusted name in manufacturing high-quality kitchen and household appliances in nearly every major category. This 30" Electric Induction Cooktop features a black finish with stainless-steel frame and four smoothtop-style burners. The cooktop features Electrolux' patented Perfect Set controls which offers 10 digital preset touch settings which allow you to quickly raise or lower temperatures without having to wait for preheating. Additionally, the heat level can be adjusted with pinpoint accuracy, especially at lower settings which is ideal for melting or simmering. With advanced cookware sensors, the cooktop surface automatically detects the presence of appropriate cookware, activates the induction field, and adjusts it to the exact size of the pot or pan. Utilizing the power assist function allows the cooktop to generate rapid heat for a quick boil. When you're entertaining guests, the keep warm setting is ideal for maintaining the perfect serving temperatures until the time is right to serve your dishes. Finally, the signature blue LED display is intuitive, easy to use, and offers precise control over cooktop functions at just the touch of a button.

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GE Profile | PP7036SJSS

GE Profile | PP7036SJSS

GE Profile is the renowned collection from reputable manufacturer, GE, which provides high-quality kitchen and household appliances. This Profile Series 36" Electric Cooktop features a black finish with stainless-steel frame and knobs and five smoothtop elements. The five radiant cooking elements work to cook dishes rapidly and evenly on a sleek, glass surface. The convenient SyncBurner feature allows you to bridge two of the 7" heating elements to work simultaneously to evenly heat large cookware or griddles. The keep warm settings allows you to maintain serving temperatures until you're ready. The flexible elements can accommodate a wide variety of pan sizes and produce powerful heat for searing or sautéing while also being capable of low heat for simmering or melting. The sleek glass ceramic surface is easy to clean and adds a dash of refinement to any kitchen layout.

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Fisher Paykel | CG305DNGX1N

Fisher Paykel | CG305DNGX1N

Fisher Paykel is an elite manufacturer of a comprehensive lineup of household and kitchen appliances. This 30" Gas Cooktop features a stainless-steel finish and four sealed burners. The cooktop features dial controls which ignite the flame quickly and allow you to adjust the flame with Innovalve technology, which offers 180° gas valve rotation for accurate temperature control. The flat cast-iron grates allow for easy repositioning of pots and pans around the cooktop and can be convenient when preparing large meals with many dishes. The auto-reignite system alleviates the need to hold down a dial while burners ignite and will automatically re-light a burner to the original flame setting if they extinguish. The stainless-steel components of the cooktop are easily accessible and quick to clean as well as being a durable and stable cooking platform.

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Whirlpool | WCG97US0DS

Whirlpool | WCG97US0DS

Whirlpool is a household name and a top-tier manufacturer of a wide variety of premium household and kitchen appliances in numerous major categories. This 30" Gas Cooktop features a stainless-steel finish and five sealed burners. The cooktop features FlexHeat burners which use two rows of flames to achieve the high heat needed for searing, boiling, and sautéing and one small row to provide uniform cooking with lower temperature cooking techniques. The 5,000 BTU AccuSimmer Plus burner can be precisely controlled to provide the cooktops lowest simmering temperatures and features an alternate burner cap that spreads heat evenly for uniform and consistent cooking. Whirlpool's signature EZ-2-Lift hinged cast-iron grates can be lifted with minimal effort which allows for easy cleaning of the cooktop. Additionally, cast-iron, matte-finish grates are dishwasher-safe and designed to resist normal wear and tear. The cooktop can be fitted with an optional gourmet griddle which offers quick and easy cooking on its non-stick surface.

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Frigidaire | FFGC3026SS

Frigidaire | FFGC3026SS

Frigidaire is an industry leading manufacturer of high-quality kitchen and household appliances in nearly every major category. This 30" Gas Cooktop features a stainless-steel finish and four sealed burners. Operating this cooktop is a cinch with the Ready-Select controls which allow you to choose options or control cooking temperatures. The heavy-duty, continuous cast-iron grates allow for easy repositioning of pots and pans around the cooktop. The color coordinated control knobs match the cooktop finish and allow for precise control over flames. The electronic pilotless ignition can be ignited manually when your electricity is out and works to save energy which, in turn, saves you money. The durable stainless-steel cooktop finish offers a premium look for any kitchen and cleans up easily when needed.

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