With space being at a premium, many people are buying appliances that take up less space. And one way to maximize your kitchen space is to install a rangetop instead of a full range. Aside from saving space, rangetops are ideal for those with built-in ovens somewhere in their kitchen. These appliances come in various styles and sizes. From simple models with multiple burners to large professional models, there's something for everyone. Here are some of the best rangetops that you can buy for your home.
Make a bold design statement with this elegant pro-style rangetop by Beko. It features five sealed burners, allowing you to cook multiple dishes at once. The sealed burners help contain spills for easy cleaning and also offer flame control for all settings. The 18,000 BTU front dual power burners go from simmer to high heat in no time, and the burners are 25% more energy efficient than standard gas burners. This 30-in. gas rangetop also has an auto re-ignition that will come in handy if the flame goes out during cooking. In addition, the continuous cast-iron grates make moving pots and pans over burners easy. You’ll also love the feel and precise temperature control offered by the heavy-duty professional style control knobs. Lastly, LED illumination makes it easy to know which burner is still in use.
Bosch rangetops are known for their bold designs that are pleasing to the eye and can complement any kitchen, and their RGM8658UC 36-in. industrial-style model from the 800 Series is proof of that. It comes with six powerful gas burners, including two 18,000 BTU dual-flame ring power burners that take you from full power heat-up to one small flame for precise simmering. There's also an OptiSim® Burner that offers more flame control at the lowest settings, thus ensuring precise simmering and melting. In addition, continuous cast-iron grates allow cookware to move smoothly and safely across burners. Lastly, cleaning this appliance is a breeze thanks to the dishwasher-safe grates and porcelain-enameled surfaces that are scratch and stain-resistant.
If you have an enormous kitchen with many family members, look no further than this 48-in. rangetop from Thermador's Professional Series. It comes with six sealed burners along with a nonstick, rustproof cast aluminum griddle, thus providing plenty of versatility for your cooking needs. With multiple 18,000 BTU Star® Burners, this unit performs well in rapid heating. But if you want to simmer instead, it has you covered as well with ExtraLow® Simmer Burners maintaining temperatures as low as 100°F. The Patented Star® Burners have a unique five-point design, which offers more even flame distribution than a round burner for superior heat spread under any size cookware. LED downlighting provides functional and stylish illumination, and cleaning is made easy thanks to the porcelain QuickClean Base®.
Who makes the best rangetops?
Several brands, including Bosch, Thermador, Beko, GE, Frigidaire, and Whirlpool, are known for making some of the best rangetops available in the market in various models, features, and at different price points. It's hard to pick one as the best as it depends on the needs of a particular consumer.
Why are rangetops more expensive than cooktops?
Rangetops tend to have a higher price tag than cooktops. That's because most rangetops are pro-style units and as such, offer superior power and heating capabilities that make your work in the kitchen much easier. Of course, a cooktop with advanced features will be costlier than a standard rangetop with no modern features.
Why do chefs prefer gas stoves?
Electric and gas stoves each have their own pros and cons, and the best one will depend on what and how you cook. However, chefs generally prefer those powered by gas because they heat up faster and offer more precise temperature control while cooking, making it easier to sear, grill, and simmer your food.