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All Hail The Induction Cooktop

Looking for a sleek, easy-to-use, and environmentally friendly kitchen appliance? Look no further than the zeitgeisty induction cooktop, the streamlined and design-forward upgrade that is part of the wave of the future. These cooktops use magnetic energy — generated between iron pans and the cooktop itself — to create heat, meaning that there is little danger of burning yourself on a hot surface after the pan is removed. They are easily cleaned and beautiful to look at, and some of the most prominent kitchen appliance designers have produced top-tier models that pop right into existing kitchen islands. 

Bertazzoni 36” Induction Range

For under $2,000, the 30-inch Bertazzoni Professional Series Electric Induction Cooktop offers touch controls, hot surface indicators, and a sleek surface that melds with any contemporary kitchen. This powerful cooktop also diverts power to one area and reduces the time it takes to boil water by 50 percent, a useful feature for any home cook. 

If you’re looking for an induction cooktop that can communicate with your phone, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better option than the Monogram 30-Inch Smart Induction Cooktop, which comes in both stainless-steel and black (an unusual feature for an induction cooktop, it must be noted). 

Along with melt settings, gourmet-guided cooking programs, and an included Hestan Cue pan, which offers advice about flipping and stirring, this model offers the best in smart support. It is also one of the most beautiful on the market, and hard to pass up if you hope to match your stainless-steel appliances to your cooktop. Nineteen different heat settings, hot surface indicator lights, a pan-presence indicator, and precision temperature control round out this extremely intuitive cooktop, which is small — but extremely mighty. 

Bertazzoni 36” Induction Downdraft Cooktop

Gaggenau’s 200 Series 36-Inch Electric Induction Cooktop offers a host of extras: a child lock, magnetic knobs that detach, overcooking sensors, frying sensors, and even a keep-warm function. powerful induction technology. With five induction cooking zones, the cooktop offers plenty of space for all different types of needs, and the touch controls are both precise and modern-looking: a design-lover’s dream. 

We love the Smeg 36-Inch Induction Cooktop when it comes to design. This sleek induction cooktop uses graphically pleasing straight lines instead of circles denoting where pots should land on the cooktop, and a little goes a long way here. A dream to use, the Smeg has plenty of amazing built-in functions, from an automatic shut-off to guard against cooking mishaps, pan detection, and touch controls to super high wattage. There are also overcooking sensors and a limited warranty. 

The Thermador Liberty Series 36-Inch Built-In Electric Induction Cooktop is the crème de la crème when it comes to induction cooktops. This smart-compatible cooktop comes with the Home Connect app, which can generate recipes, pair food and wine, assist with grocery shopping and list-marking, and make life and cooking that much easier. The cooktop also offers extra-large cooking zones and pre-set heating to help move pans around and change the power accommodations. There is also a limited warranty, in case anything happens to go wrong in the process.