Cooktops have become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to the flexibility that they offer the consumer. They can be installed on counters or kitchen islands, increasing the total amount of storage space available. If you're planning to buy a cooktop, you will definitely want to consider German-designed Miele appliances. To help in your search, we've put together an expert-picked list of the best Miele cooktops of 2021.
This 30-in. natural gas cooktop from Miele provides a maximum burner output of 15,300 BTUs. It comes with four sealed burners, giving you the ability to cook several dishes at once and easily clean up any spills. With the simmer function, you don't need to worry about scorching your delicate sauces. Moreover, this cooktop comes with a wok burner, ideal for quickly sautéing your meats and vegetables. Plus, this unit's cast iron continuous grate allows you to slide pots and pans across the cooktop effortlessly while you cook, all while offering years of durability.
With this cooktop's fast ignition system, your burners will be up and cooking in an instant. And should your power ever go out, the automatic reignition system will relight your burners automatically, without you having to lift a finger.
A stainless steel frame and finish give your kitchen a striking, modern look. And the stainless steel knob controls make it a snap to adjust settings as needed.
This 36-in. electric cooktop comes with an impressive five heating elements and 3,100 W, so you'll have numerous options for cooking multi-dish meals. Options are also enhanced with this unit's variable heating zones, which can accommodate pots and pans of different sizes.
This Miele cooktop's high-impact Black Ceran® glass surface gives a sleek look to any kitchen. And the company puts a premium on safety with this cooktop by incorporating residual heat indicators to alert you when the surface is still hot. This can prevent not only burns, but scorched pans and melted plastic as well.
Finally, stainless steel knobs make it quick and easy for you to adjust settings as needed.
Rounding out our list of the best Miele cooktops of 2021 is this large, 42-in. electric induction cooktop. Five powerful cooking zones give you ample space for all your dishes, and two PowerFlex zones combine smaller zones into a unique large zone for your largest pots and pans. In addition, this unit's smooth Black Ceran® glass surface gives your kitchen a sleek, modern touch.
With Miele's top-of-the-line induction technology, this cooktop will recognize the size of your pots and pans and adjust its heating accordingly. This significantly minimizes heat loss, helping you cook your meals efficiently while saving on energy costs. Moreover, the glass surface does not become overly hot, which is an important safety consideration, as well as helpful for cleanliness: since the surface remains cool, spills can be cleaned right after they happen.
Another important safety feature that this unit offers is the Safety Plus function, in which all zones can be set to power level one simultaneously. This function significantly reduces the risk of burns, scorching, and the like. What's more, any cooking zone that operates at the same level for an unusually long time is automatically turned off for safety.
As if all this weren't enough, Con@ctivity 2.0 technology allows for seamless communication between this Miele cooktop and a compatible Miele hood. A timer allows you to begin or stop cooking at any time, and the keep warm function will allow you to serve your meal at just the right temperature whenever you're ready.
How long do induction cooktops last?
Induction cooktops can generally be expected to last up to 20 years, if well maintained.
What can I use to clean my Miele induction cooktop?
First, allow your cooktop to cool down. Then, use a cloth and warm, soapy water to wipe up any spills. Mild household detergent can get rid of any grease. Finally, wipe the surface with white vinegar to complete the job.