Induction cooking has a lot of benefits in the kitchen. It's efficient, it's fast, and it provides a layer of safety you just don't find with traditional electric cooktops. But choosing an induction range can be daunting, especially since there are so many options available nowadays. That's why we've compiled a list of the five best slide-in induction ranges of 2021. Each of them is 30 in. wide, so they'll each fit into a standard cutout.
From the 800 Series, the Bosch HII8056U is a lovely slide-in induction range. It comes with a variety of the professional-grade features we've come to expect from Bosch. Not only does it have four induction elements on the stovetop, the 4.6 cu. ft. oven comes with true European convection for even, quick cooking and a temperature probe so you know exactly when your food is done. It has 17 PreciseSelect® direct cooking level options, as well. The stovetop comes with SafeStart technology that only turns on the elements when proper cookware is detected. Additionally, its SpeedBoost® technology boils water twice as fast as conventional electric ranges.
The LG Studio LSIS3018SS is one of the most feature-rich options on this list. Its Wi-Fi connectivity and SmartThinQ® technology allow you to control this range on your smartphone or with your voice via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. The ProBake Convection® oven has a total capacity of 6.3 cu. ft. and includes a 10-minute self-cleaning mode. All you have to do is spray the oven's interior with water and select the EasyClean® mode, and 10 minutes later any grime or grease baked into the oven will be easy to wipe away.
The JennAir JIS1450DS may have a minimalist appearance, but it includes quite a lot of high-end features. With 7.1 cu. ft. of capacity, the Dual-Fan MultiMode true convection oven is the largest on this list, plus it includes a dedicated baking drawer. Meanwhile, the telescopic glide shelf makes it easy to handle even heavy foods, even at the oven's hottest. The oven even has a melt function specifically for chocolate, butter, and other items that need to be melted delicately. The four-element stovetop has sensors designed to bring water to a boil as quickly as possible and then reduce power to prevent boiling over.
The GE Profile PHS930YPFS is the most economical slide-in induction range on this list, but it has a selection of features that rival its professional-grade counterparts. First of all, the range is smart: not only can you control it using the built-in glide touch controls, you can monitor and control it using your smartphone and a Wi-Fi connection, or with your voice using Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. The five heating elements include one that's 11 in. wide, which is more than enough to handle even the largest pots and pans. The 5.4 cu. ft. oven uses two heating elements to preheat itself twice as fast as its competitors and utilizes true European convection fans to cook your food as efficiently as possible.
It's hard to find a range that's easier to customize than the Samsung NE63T8911SS. Not only can you control it using the blue illuminated knobs, but it connects to your Wi-Fi to work with the SmartThings app or with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or even Samsung Bixby. The 6.3 cu. ft. oven includes an Air Fryer feature that makes healthier, easier fried food. It remembers your favorite settings, saving you time and energy the more you use it. It even comes with Virtual Flame™ technology that shines blue LEDs around the base of active elements, providing the appearance of a gas stove and a way to tell at a glance what your temperature settings are.
What is the advantage of a slide-in range?
Slide-in ranges allow you to use the entire stove area as a cooking surface, rather than placing controls on a bulky backboard. Having the controls in the front reduces the risk of burns during cooking, as well. Additionally, they lend a sleeker, more modern appearance to any kitchen, especially since it allows an unobstructed view of the backsplash.
How long do induction ranges last?
The lifespan of induction ranges is measured in hours of use rather than years. Most consumer-grade induction ranges last up to 10,000 hours, while commercial-grade induction ranges last up to 30,000 hours of use.