Cook a delicious meal on a cooktop for your family. You can find a variety of cooktops with many different options. Some are important, depending on where you live. Other features are a matter of preference to make your time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable and productive.

Fuel Type

One of the most important decisions in choosing a cooktop is which type of fuel it should be. This will depend on how your home is set up. You can find gas cooktops, which are often popular with cooks beecause of how quickly it heats up. Other cooks prefer electric cooktops because they feel safer using electric or the kitchen is set up for this type of fuel. Another option is induction cooktops, which provides an even heat for cooking.


You'll find gas cooktops and electric cooktops in many different brands. Some brands have been around for years, like Westinghouse, Bosch and Electrolux. Each one provides various styles of cooktops with unique features to fit your needs.


Another important consideration is the cooking surface of these cooktops. Enamel is a longstanding design while stainless steel provides a modern appearance. Ceramic and glass have become popular in recent years because of the flat surface. Chrome is another option.


Each cooktop comes with a set of features to enhance your use. There are four and six burner cooktops, which allow you to make more dishes at the same time and also having more cooking combinations to work with. You'll also want to consider the knobs and how many settings they come with. Some feature eight, ten or more heat settings, allowing you to be more precise with your food. They may come with a warming area, which allows your food to stay warm without being overcooked.