Kitchen cooktops bring a measure of versatility, convenience and even efficiency to your kitchen. Simple to operate yet still effective for providing useful cooking heat, these light appliances are top of the range in a host of applications. If you are on the lookout for a cooktop to do justice to your modern kitchen you should go for nothing but the best in the industry. The following top reviews represent the most efficient, functional and ultimately affordable cooktops in the industry. They all come from the most respected kitchen appliance brands and are backed by attractive warranty guarantees. Happy shopping…
10. Proctor-Silex 34101 Fifth Burner
Beautifully crafted and robust in operation, this Proctor-Silex burner is capable of providing 1,000 watts of cooking power, more than sufficient for your average kitchen cooking challenges. What is more, you can easily set the burner to either, low, medium or high cooking heat as your recipes may require. The hot plate provides quick and sustained heat for the entire duration in which you are cooking and is safe for all sort of cooking tasks.
The burner’s four feet provide stability and include non-skid reinforcements so you can stir and mash the food with confidence. The cooktop’s indicator lights provide you with enough feedback for safety and performance.
9. Rosewill RHAI-13001 1800-Watt Induction Cooker
Revolutionary in design and smoothly functional for all your cooking needs, this induction cooktop delivers all the versatility you need to transform your kitchen to the twenty first century. It ensures that your cookware heats up faster, that the heat is spread more evenly and that the cooking heat is supplied for longer and with stability.
Heating up to 450°F and providing you with 1,800 watts of power, there is more than enough power to do braise, fry, deep fry, stir fry, roast, and even boil water. It is the one kitchen appliance you can buy with assurance of cutting down on costs and reducing your cooking time.
8. Aroma AHP-303 Single Hot Plate
Rarely do you find high quality and portable design incorporated in a single hot plate cooktop as is the case with this Aroma AHP-303 appliance. Mae of top-grade cast metal material, the hot plate cooktop will prove more than equal to the task whether you are looking to boil, cook or just warm a dish. While the version featured in this review is the single top, you can order a version with three or double hot plates.
Built to North American standards, the cooktop is ready to function the moment you bring it home. With non skid feet, you have no need to fear nasty kitchen accidents. Further safety features include a functional on light and automatic switch off capability.
7. Ramblewood High Efficiency 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
If you are looking for a highly efficient yet still versatile gas cooktop, then this 2 burner version from Ramblewood fits the bill perfectly. With its off-the-grid feature, you can easily light it up by a match meaning your culinary experience doesn’t have to come to grinding halt just because a storm has caused a temporary power outage. And with the cooktop burner selling at an all-time low discounted price on top of shipping to your doorstep without extra shipping charges, you should be placing your order as we speak.
The 2 burner cooktop features a new design which guarantees up to 30% saving on electric ignition power and there are also new safety features such as the flame out failure detection trigger mechanism and auto-shut capability. The cooktop is furthermore sold with a comprehensive one year warranty plus an assurance of a free exchange in case of a factory floor defect.
6. Broil King CSR-3TB Professional Single Hot Plate
Surprisingly affordable for such a highly versatile piece of electric induction cooktop, this burner comes with a tubular element for efficient hat distribution. You have all the power you need to do everything from boiling, steaming and warming food with the electrical element delivering 1,500 watts on a 120 volts electric system.
Easily controllable to the right power settings for the dish you are preparing, the CSR-3TB hot plate comes with a Robertshaw thermostat for infinite temperature settings. To tell you if the burner has turned on, you have the functionality of two conspicuous power on buttons.
5. Fagor Countertop Induction Cooking Set
This is as compact as you would expect a versatile electric induction cooktop to be. For the highest assurance of safety, the countertop comes with inbuilt smart capability to switch off electricity if no cookware is detected on top. You can cook any dish at just the right heat too as the burner comes equipped with a power dial which can be adjusted from as low as 300 watts to highs of 1,600 watts. The cooktop works equally well on all manner of stovetops whether electric, gas powered, radiant or induction.
Other convenience features include a countdown timer which can be set to count automatically for periods running up to 150 minutes. The cooking element is made of high quality cast aluminum to distribute heat evenly on the plate and prevent any heat spots.
4. GE CGP350SETSS Cafe 30″ Stainless Steel Gas Sealed Burner Cooktop
Give your kitchen a new lease of life by adding this stainless steel gas burner cooktop to your appliance range. The cooktop is efficiently functional and will work as beautifully as it looks. With its stainless steel finish, it will immediately take on the tag of being the easiest kitchen appliance to clean.
It’s 20,000 BTU burner is more than adequate to boil a pot of water within a couple of minutes and at low power settings you can leave a pot of stew simmering for hours on end with hardly any stirring required. Its control knobs have a cool blue light which glows away when the gas is turned on, precluding the possibility of leaving the gas on by accident.
3. Waring SB30 1300-Watt Portable Single Burner
This single burner portable cooktop is designed to add even more variability in your kitchen appliance collection. Its high quality cast-iron cooking plate heats sup very quickly and also guarantees you even heat distribution as well as inordinately lengthy and stable heat retention. The end result is a cooktop which cooks perfect meals with the least amount of energy.
The cooktop’s adjustable thermostat lets you cook at the most convenient temperature. What is more, the cooktop’s housing is entirely brushed stainless steel for longevity and ease of cleaning for the appliance’s lifetime.
2. DUXTOP 1800-Watt Portable Induction Cooktop
Lightweight and compact for easy handling and storage, this induction cooktop will grace any kitchen countertop. It works with 120 volts electric systems and is standard for use in all homes. With its digital control panel, you have all the functionality you need to take guesswork out of your cooking regimen. You can make use of the inbuilt timer to set cooking times of up to three hours.
For the best guarantees of a ready meal, you can make use of the handy heat control features allowing 10 temperature ranges and 10 power levels. For even greater convenience, the cooktop comes with a six foot electric cord.
1. Nesco PIC-14 Portable Induction Cooktop
You might be wondering how such an innocuous looking burner came to be awarded the right of place at the top of this ranking. There is no one single reason why as the cooktop ticks all the buttons when it comes to evaluating performance in this class of light kitchen appliances. It is functional, easy to use, safe and easy to clean as well.
Made from a durable form of ceramic material, the cooktop works with all manner of ferromagnetic cookware be it Cast Iron, Steel, Enameled Cast Iron, Enameled Steel or Stainless Steel. Induction cooking technology is the greenest way to prepare your meals while guaranteeing they taste just as good as before.
As the above top 10 best reviews of 2014’s bestselling kitchen cooktops serve to illustrate, you have virtually limitless choice when it comes to revamping your kitchen appliance collection. The reviews are varied enough to provide you with the best examples of electric cooktops, gas powered cooktops as well as the new and revolutionary induction cooktops. Whatever your choice in these classes, it is imperative that you consider quality and versatility above cost or appearances.