Homeowners who would like flexibility in their cooking arrangements are increasingly choosing cooktops over ranges. If you're looking for a new cooktop for your home, German-engineered Bosch appliances rank high on the list of manufacturers you should consider, thanks to the company's dedication to both form and function. To help you sort through your options, read on for our expert-picked list of the best Bosch cooktops of 2021.
This natural gas 500 Series cooktop comes with four sealed burners to make spill cleanup easy. Continuous grates also make it a breeze to slide pots and pans across the burners. If you're the type who enjoys searing and stir frying, you'll appreciate that one of the burners can reach up to 11,500 BTUs. And with automatic electronic reignition, if your flame ever dies out, this unit will have you up and running again without you lifting a finger. This unit's stainless steel finish adds a sleek, modern touch to any kitchen decor.
This Bosch unit is an induction cooktop, also from the 500 Series, with three heating elements. With a whopping 17 power levels topping out at 3,700 Watts, it's easy to pick just the right settings for your cooking needs. Induction cooking is remarkably fast, offering even temperature controls for perfectly cooked dishes every time. Bosch's SpeedBoost® feature adds more power to each element for even faster cooking times, and its PotSense feature automatically recognizes the bottom of the pan on a cooking element. An extra large 11-in. cooking zone is ideal for larger pots and pans, and each cooking zone has its own countdown timer, so you can keep track of your dishes' progress individually.
This 800 Series gas cooktop comes with an impressive five sealed burners for easy cleanup, and continuous grates make moving pots and pans around the cooktop easy. Burners can reach up to 19,000 BTUs for extra fast cooking, searing, and stir frying. At the same time, the OptiSim® burner provides the gentle heating necessary for simmering delicate sauces. Easily ignite burners with the unit's heavy duty black metal knob, and if your flame ever goes out, rest assured that the automatic re-ignition feature will have you up and running again in no time. Up-front centralized controls make it easy and safe to adjust settings, while a red LED light also keeps you safe by reminding you when burners are on.
This smart 800 Series induction cooktop comes with four heating elements and AutoChef® technology, which maintains precise cooking temperatures. A spacious 11-in. cooking zone allows you to use your larger pots and pans, and with 17 cooking settings up to 3,700 Watts, you'll find just the right one for your needs. The PowerBoost feature allows the elements to heat extra quickly on demand, while the keep warm function will help keep your food ready to serve at the right time. With Bosch's Home Connect™ technology, you can interact with this cooktop from anywhere through your smartphone or tablet. This unit can also interact seamlessly with its compatible hood. Its high-end stainless steel finish will blend seamlessly with other modern Bosch appliances in the 800 Series.
This 500 Series gas unit features five sealed burners for easy cleanup. With maximum burner output of 16,000 BTUs, you can count on quick and powerful heating from this cooktop. At the same time, its OptiSim® burner provides gentle heating to help you avoid scorching your more delicate dishes. Up-front centralized controls allow you to select your settings safely and easily, and continuous grates make it easy to slide pots and pans around the unit as needed. What's more, with LP conversion capability, this cooktop allows you to convert from natural gas to liquid propane for increased flexibility. A sleek, stainless steel design coordinates with other 500 Series ovens and hoods.
How long do induction cooktops last?
A consumer grade induction cooktop is typically manufactured to last around 10,000 cooking hours.
What should I look for when buying a cooktop?
When buying a cooktop, considerations of space are important, as well as questions of budget. Induction cooktops are usually more expensive than gas or electric models. For gourmet cooking, gas and induction cooktops are most popular thanks to the ease of temperature control that they afford.