There are three things to consider before you actually go ahead and invest in a cooktop. One – the number of burners you want, two – the look you are going for, three and most importantly – do you want a gas powered cooktop or an electric one. All these factors come into play when you are comparing various different cooktops and the advantages and disadvantages each one offers. The first factor would essentially depend on the frequency and volume of your cook, the second one would be decided based on your overall decor and the third one will be based on your convenience and space.

NuWave 30602 Double Precision Induction Cooktop Burner

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One of the best portable cooktop burners to check out is the NuWave 30602 Double Precision Induction Cooktop Burner. This cooktop burner provides you with all the power and temperature ranges you need to cook delectably tasty dishes that taste exactly the same as they would had you cooked them on your traditional oven stove. With the NuWave 30602 Double Precision Induction Cooktop Burner, users can look forward to 900 / 1800 watts of power. This allows you to cook with temperature ranges between 100 degrees Fahrenheit and 575 degrees Fahrenheit. If you do not want to rely on your own settings, then you can use any of the six pre-program temperature settings this induction cooktop provides. The pre-programmed temperature settings will allow you to accommodate the power for specific types of meals. If you are looking just to keep your food warm after having cooked it, then there is a 2-hour keep warm feature that allows you to keep foods nice and hot until you are ready to serve them. The NuWave 30602 Double Precision Induction Cooktop Burner offers users two burners so that you can get many of your meals cooked in a shorter amount of time. Whether it’s a kitchen that’s looking for additional stovetop burners, or you’re simply looking for a convenient stove-top burner to take with you on your travels, the NuWave 30602 Double Precision Induction Cooktop Burner is a great appliance to invest in. 

Domino 2 Burner Electric Radiant Ceramic Cooktop

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This one is a true winner. It comes with two burners and has a ceramic body. Each of the cooking zones – burners have 9 power levels to enable you to warm, boil, fry or deep fry anything. The motor is built in and is a freestanding cooktop which makes it even more pleasing as it won’t tie you down by having a dedicated space in your kitchen, you can move it around at your convenience. The cooktop is of German make so this alone can assure you that it is of premium quality and long lasting. It has a 3000W power output and comes with 1-year warranty.

Domino 2 Burner Induction Ceramic Cooktop

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This again is another induction cooktop from Domino 2 Burner. This German company knows what they are making, and are masters at it. This cooktop has two burners and both have 17 power levels for every possible cook that you might want to throw at it. The cooktop is ETL/ UL safety certified. It works on 3100W power and draws power at the rate of 208 – 210 V. It is electric powered induction cooktop and hence only magnetic bottomed utensils will work with this cooktop.

Empava HQ4B67A Stainless Steel cooktop

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The Empava HQ4B67A is a gas powered cooktop. It comes with 4 burners, each varying in size. The burners are made of stainless steel which makes it easy to clean and maintain and also makes it durable. There are grill claws on each burner to provide flame protection during the cook. The interesting part about the Empava HQ4B67A is that it is LPG/NG convertible, so whatever gas it is that you are used to using, you don’t have to worry about making a cooktop switch. The stainless steel body sure does add to the appeal of this 4 burner cooktop.

Frigidaire FGGC3047QS 30″ Gas Cooktop, Stainless

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The gas powered FGGC3047QS by frigidaire is something serious. If you are into heavy duty cooking and have a huge family to feed, then this is the cooktop for you. Just the look of it is overwhelming with 5 burners, and a continuous grill protection looks like a spider’s web on top of the burner protecting you from the flame. Each of the five burners on the Frigidaire FGGC3047QS has its dedicated knob for the burner. These knobs are automatic and do not require a lighter. The body of the cooktop is made of stainless steel which makes it easy to keep the cooktop clean and makes it longer lasting, which again is not much of a concern since it is made by Frigidaire.

Summit CR2B120 120V electric cooktop

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If looks are your factor then the Summit CR2B120 is a looker. You will not find a cooktop as handsome as this one. The stainless steel body, the ceramic glass cooktop, the black finish, it all adds up to the appeal and how. Each burner has a dedicated knob which needs to be pushed to turn; this makes the burner kids safe as they will not turn the burner knobs off. The knobs come with indicative lights for added aesthetics. It should, however, be kept in mind that the induction cooktops work best with magnetic bottomed utensils. So it is suggested to use only magnetic bottomed utensils while working with induction cooktops.

Kenyon B41603 Arctic 2-Burner Cooktop

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This is another great looking cooktop by Kenyon B41603. The Kenyon B41603 comes with two burners, one is an 8” one and the other a 6.5” one. The burners are induction powered and are operated by an analog knob which is dedicated to each burner. The cooktop is UL/CL approved and comes with a 3-year replacement warranty, which is a certain shocker as most burners come with an only 1-year warranty. The burner works on 12.5 amp plug drawing a 120V power.

Bosch Stainless Steel Gas Sealed Burner Cooktop

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The Stainless steel cooktop from Bosch is made for heavy duty use. The look is sleek with the entire cooktop being covered with a rot iron grill in a neat mesh which makes it look so classy. Each of the five burners on the Bosch NGM5655UC500 has its dedicated knob for each of the burners. These knobs are automatic and do not require a lighter. The body of the cooktop is made of stainless steel which makes it easy to keep the cooktop clean and makes it longer lasting. The fact that the cooktop comes from Bosch give it an added advantage of belonging to a reputed kitchen appliance maker and a company that has been in this business for years.

30″ Coil Electric Cooktop

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The electric cooktop from GE has 4 coil burners each with a dedicated knob. These coil burners rest on stainless steel drip bowls which are removable. Whatever you spill or burn on the cooktop collects into these drip bowls without clogging the internal burner pipes. The fact that they are removable makes it easy for a no mess cleaning session. The stainless steel make of the drip bowl gives it a squeaky clean finish and a maintainable quality. The burners are of differing sizes and are aesthetically placed for added look and class.

WindMax® 34″ Stainless Steel Circular Frame 5 Burners Stove

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The stainless steel cooktop from Winmax has a unique feature, that of having a burner isolated on one side of the cooktop and the rest of the burners on the other side. A lot of times when you cook, the utensils clash when all the burners are being used at the same time. So can’t use a big pot on any of the burners as it will crowd out the burner next to it, making it obsolete. The isolated burner allows you to use that big pot for when you have to cook for a whole army. The cooktop comes with an automatic natural gas connection; if you wish to use LPG, the cooktop comes with a provision that enables you to connect your LPG cylinder.

Electrolux EW30IC60LB

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The Electrolux EW30IC60LB is one handsome looking cooktop. When installed, you won’t know where it begins and where it ends. The cooktop has no visible knobs or burners on it. Everything is touch operated. It is a true professional’s device. With auto heating and keep warm facility, it is quite a possession, which will fit into any décor with élan.


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This is another sleek, no nonsense on the surface induction powered cooktop from GE. The cooktop has no visible knobs or burners on it. It is as black as the abyss and looks sleek. This cooktop will fit into any décor or environment without it coming in the way of anything. It is ideal for a small kitchen where a table top cooktop would make the place look too crowded, this one will fit into your counter making the space roomier and spacious.