The brand you choose to go with for your stove top will affect the quality and durability of the product you end up with. Before settling on any particular cooktop, it’s good to gain a clear picture of what to expect from each brand. We analyzed customer reviews for different cooktops on the market from each of brands below to give you an idea of their reputation with customers.
Better known for their line of mini fridges and wine coolers, Avanti does have one popular portable induction cooktop that gets great reviews from customers. The cooktop is small and affordable, so for customers that are curious about induction, but not willing to make the splurge for a larger induction cooktop yet, it offers a good chance to try the technology out.
Bosch offers gas, electric and induction cooktops. Most of their models get good reviews – especially the induction cooktop, which gets almost uniformly positive reviews. Some of the reviewers for their stainless steel gas cooktop are less impressed, as the steel burns easily from typical use and the company won’t do much about it. On the whole though, their cooktops seem to get good marks for performance.
Dacor offers a wide variety of stylish electric, induction and gas cooktops. Some of their models tend to fall on the higher end of the price range, but the reviews suggest they’re worth it. Dacor customers say their cooktops look great, work well, and are easy to clean. They’re a brand with a solid reputation for quality.
Fagor sells both gas and induction cooktops. Their induction models get very positive reviews. Their gas models fall on the more affordable end of the price spectrum, and response to them is a bit more mixed. Reviews vary based on the model. Most reviewers like the look of their Fagor gas cooktops, but some have problems with how certain models function, like having a hard time getting the flames to go low enough for a simmer.
Frigidaire offers a wide variety of both gas and electric models. While their line of products are a bit pricier than other brands listed here, the reviews for their cooktops are almost uniformly positive. With many of these customers praising how durable their stovetops are, as well as the number of features available. This is certainly one brand worth considering at the beginning of your search.
6. General Electric
General Electric is always one of the leading brands when it comes to home and kitchen appliances. They offer a wide variety of cooktops, of which are available in almost every type, size and finish you can imagine. The reviews from customers are overwhelmingly on the positive side. You would be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t consider a GE cooktop during your search.
7. Jenn Air
Jenn-Air cooktops are a pretty well-known name in the world of cooking. They sell gas, electric, and induction cooktops, some of them with downdraft exhaust systems. Most of the reviews we found for their various models leaned toward the positive, with some complaints about durability. We did also come across some complaints about the downdraft technology not working well, so keep your expectations realistic if you choose to go that route.
Kenyon makes a number of affordable electric cooktops – most of them smaller models with just one or two burners. Reviews of their cooktops are positive. Customers like the elegant look of them, say that they work well, and find the size convenient for small spaces like apartments or office kitchens.
9. Kitchen Aid
Kitchen Aid sells many high-end gas, electric and induction cooktops with predominantly solid reviews across the board. We did come across some complaints in the reviews that generally seemed model-specific – such as an electric cooktop with burners that are hard to see the outline of or units that need a lot of repairs for the cost. While they have a good reputation on the whole, it’s smart to check out the reviews of any particular model before you buy.
NuWave is another popular brand. While they don’t have the depth of products that GE or Jenn Air has, they have one portable induction cooktop that is extremely popular. Like any “As Seen On TV” product, the reviews for the Nuwave Precision Induction Cooktop (PIC) are very polarized. You either love it or you hate it. The vast majority of the reviews are positive. It is easily one of the best portable cooktops available. However, if you are looking for a large or permanent installation for your kitchen, then this is not the best cooktop for you.
Smeg makes a number of gas and electric cooktops. Their cooktops fall on the higher end pricewise and, while the number of reviews we found for their cooktops was limited, the ones we did find were glowing. Reviewers said their Smeg cooktops looked great, worked well and they were happy that they went with this brand. Smeg is well-known for their line of retro refrigerators, of which get fantastic reviews, so it’s not much of a stretch to think that their cooktop units would be the same of the same quality. Definitely worth considering, but be sure to seek out reviews for each model you are considering.
Summit makes affordable gas, electric, and induction cooktops. Reviewers tend to describe their Summit cooktops as basic models that get the job done. Many praise the cooktop for being a good value for the price. There were a couple of models that got mixed reviews, but most were predominantly positive. This may not be the most well-known brand, but if you are looking for an affordable option without all the bells and whistles, then Summit is worth checking out.
Verona is another reputable brand in the world of cooktops and ranges. makes a wide variety of stylish electric and gas cooktops. Most of the reviews we found for Verona cooktops were positive. Customers like the aesthetic of their cooktops, usually find them easy to install, and praise many models for being great for small spaces. Verona is most certainly one of the brands that should be at the top of your list.
If you’re in the market for a new cooktop, you’ve got a number of solid options to choose from. It’s important to take some time to really consider how your cooking habits will influence how you use the appliance, what you most want to get out of one and various features that you will use (or not use). Taking the time to find the best cooktop for your kitchen will make the time you spend within it more convenient and enjoyable, as well as go a long way in helping you achieve the look you want for your kitchen.