In order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, appliance manufacturers need to ensure that their products are accessible to consumers with disabilities. When it comes to rangetops, this means that, among other things, the appliance should have controls that are within easy reach and are easy to operate with one hand. If you're in the market for just such a rangetop, then you're in luck, for we've put together this expert-picked list of the best ADA compliant rangetops of 2021.
Fisher & Paykel CPV3304N
This 30-in. natural gas rangetop from Fisher & Paykel's Professional Series comes with four sealed Dual Flow Burners™ to make spill cleanup easy. The sealed burners ensure that you never need to worry about stray liquids seeping below the surface. In addition, continuous surface grates allow you to slide pots and pots across the burners with very little effort.
This rangetop offers an impressive maximum burner output of 22,500 BTUs, so you can bring things to a boil in no time. At the other extreme, you can also take advantage of a precise 140°F full surface simmer to cook your delicate sauces without scorching. LED halo control dials alert you when any of these burners are active.
This unit will add a modern, striking touch to any kitchen with its stainless steel finish, cast-iron trivets, and titanium-coated dials. It also matches perfectly with your full suite of Professional Series appliances.
Next up on our list of the best ADA compliant rangetops of 2021 is this 36-in. natural gas unit from Bosch's 800 Series. Six sealed burners make it possible to cook numerous foods at once while preventing spills from escaping the rangetop's surface. What's more, dishwasher-safe grates allow you to slide pots and pans around the rangetop with ease and are simple to clean.
This unit features a maximum burner output of 18,000 BTUs, sufficient for quick searing and boiling. The OptiSim® dual flame power burner is particularly handy for its ability to quickly go from the most powerful of flames to a very gentle simmer.
An industrial-style design blends seamlessly with other appliances from Bosch's 800 Series and helps bring any kitchen into the 21st century. With large, stainless steel control knobs on the front of the unit, there's no need to worry about reaching over a hot flame to adjust your settings. Finally, this unit's black enameled cooking surface is scratch and stain resistant for easy cleaning.
With this 36-in. natural gas rangetop, which includes two griddle burners, a tri-ring burner, and two high-heat burners, you'll feel like you're a chef in a professional kitchen. From Café’s Customizable Professional Collection, this unit offers a maximum burner output of 18,000 BTUs, allowing you to quickly sear in the juices on your meats on one burner while you boil water on another and sauté some veggies on a third.
Quick cleanup on this unit is made possible by the sealed burner cooktop, which prevents spills from leaking underneath the surface. And speaking of cleanup, this unit also features dishwasher-safe grates, which allow you to move pots and pans across burners without lifting them off the surface.
The Inspiral™ Wok Grate is contoured perfectly for specialty cookware such as woks. And should your flame ever go out, this rangetop's automatic reignition system will have you up and running again in no time.
Finally, the large control knobs on this unit are located within easy reach on the front for increased safety and accessibility.
What is considered ADA compliant?
In order to be ADA compliant, an appliance's controls must allow parallel approach by a person in a wheelchair with maximum high side reach of 54 inches for operation. Controls must also be easily operable with one hand.
Is ADA compliance mandatory?
ADA compliance is mandatory for the following types of organizations:
- All local, county, state, and federal government agencies.
- Businesses that rely on the general public or for their benefit.
- Private companies that currently have 15 or more employees.
- Non-profit and charitable organizations with 15 or more employees or which operate for the benefit of the general public.