5 Cooktops to Consider for Your Kitchen Remodel

When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, choosing from a cooktop or oven range the decision mainly depends on how big the space in the kitchen is. A cooktop has the same functionalities of an oven range except there is no oven which if limited on space this could be a great option.

Cooktops are also great if as a homeowner you do not need an oven. It will also give you more cabinet space if your kitchen is on the small side and you need more space for storage. As with ranges, cooktops can be found in various sizes, for this specific blog we will concentrate in 36 inch cooktops.

What is a Cooktop?

A cooktop is a cooking unit, usually with hot plates or burners, built into or fixed on the top of a cabinet or other surface.

What is a cooktop?

Below you will find the top 5 cooktops for your kitchen remodel: 

Thor Kitchen 36 in. Gas Cooktop in Stainless Steel with 6 Burners Model (HRT3618U)

Thor Cooktop

Thor Cooktop

This Thor Kitchen 36 in Gas Cooktop will help you with all your needs when entertaining. With 6 burners, this mighty cooktop is able to feed the most ravenous of guests. With its sleek design and easy to clean it will be your partner for any party.

  • Durable metal construction for a long life and lasting use
  • Equipped with 6 burners for convenience
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Natural gas by factory default
  • Propane conversion kit (Part Number LPKHRT3618U) can be purchased as an accessory
  • Electrical requirements: 120-Volt/60 Hz
  • 2 x 18,000 BTU sealed single burner emits high heat for larger cookware
  • 1 x 15,000 BTU sealed dual burner with a 650 BTU simmer function to cook delicate sauces with a gentle and even heat
  • 3 x sealed single burner x 12,000 BTU for medium heat
  • Black porcelain drip pan to facilitate cleaning
  • 3 x heavy-duty flat cast-iron cooking grates to ease movement of large pots without having to lift them
  • High grade stainless steel control panel
  • 6 x Metallic Alloy Control Knobs
  • Automatic re-ignition if the burner flame extinguishes to prevent gas leaks
  • No scratch black porcelain drip pan is smooth to the touch and easy to clean
  • 6 x Metallic Control Knobs
  • Product Dimension: 36 in. W x 28.4 in. D x 8.7 in. H
  • REQUIRED CUT-OUT: 36.13 in. W x 24.8 in. D x 7.3 in. H
  • Easily Removable Burners to facilitate cleaning
  • Blue LED Lights Illuminate Control Panel and Knobs
  • 2 Year Warranty on Parts and Labor

Frigidaire 36 in. Gas Cooktop in Stainless Steel with 5 Burner (MODEL #FFGC3626SS)

Frigidaire Cooktop

Frigidaire Cooktop

This Frigidaire 36 in. Gas Cooktop it’s perfect for showing your skills as a cook. Featuring a low simmer burner for sauces and delicate foods, it is easier to clean so you can go back to what it is important.

  • Move heavy pots without lifting with continuous cast iron grates
  • Sealed gas burners make for easier cleanup
  • The low simmer burner is perfect for delicate foods and sauces
  • Cooktop features 5 gas burners, including a 15,000 BTU center burner that offers more power and faster boiling time
  • Easily select options or control your cooking temperature with angled color-coordinated knob controls
  • Simmer Burner delivers precise low heat that is perfect for preparing delicate foods and sauces
  • Sealed gas burners allow you to enjoy easier cleanup so your cooktop stays looking great
  • Continuous, corner-to-corner grates allow you to move heavy pots and pans across the cooktop without lifting
  • Heavy-duty cast iron grates are dishwasher safe for easier clean-up
  • Electronic Pilotless Ignition saves energy and can be ignited manually when electricity is out
  • Cooktop features LP gas conversion capability; kit included
  • Approved for installation above any Frigidaire single electric wall oven
  • When properly installed, this model is ADA Compliant
  • One year limited manufacturer’s warranty
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  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

GE 36 in. Radiant Electric Cooktop in Black with 5 Elements Including Power Boil (MODEL #JP5036DJBB)

GE Electric Cooktop

GE Electric Cooktop

This GE 36 in. Electric Cooktop gives you the option to not only cook food quickly but also evenly. It’s sleek design and glass surface makes it easy to clean. It includes 5 different pan sizes which gives you the freedom to cook different types of foods at the same time. With its user friendly feature, Front Center Controls, anyone can show their cooking skills.

  • Use different pan sizes with a 2,400-watt flexible element
  • 5 radiant cooking elements cook foods quickly and evenly
  • GE ovens are a guaranteed exact fit, making replacement easy
  • 5 element electric cooktop includes 3000-Watt burner with flexibility of 12 in. x 9 in. x 6 in. pan sizes
  • Digital touch controls let’s you accurately control your heating and enjoy an easy to clean surface
  • Power boil element allows for a 5 in. or 8 in. ribbon of heat
  • Keep warm setting keeps food warm with GE’s lowest heat setting or boil water in minutes with this fully functional 6 in. element
  • Tri-ring element accommodates various-sized pots or pans for increased cooking versatility
  • Ceramic glass smooth surface makes cleaning quick and easy
  • Control lock capability provides the ability to lock the controls, preventing unintended activation
  • Hot surface indicator lights illuminate when the cooking surface is active for added safety, plus Cooktop “On” indicator light lets you know when an element is active
  • Limited 1-year warranty entire appliance

KitchenAid 36 in. Gas Downdraft Cooktop in Stainless Steel with 5 Burners (MODEL #KCGD506GSS)

KitchenAid Cooktop

KitchenAid Cooktop

This KitchenAid 36 in. Gas Downdraft Cooktop features a 17KBTU professional burner needed for searing and low simmer settings. With its downdraft ventilation it captures any kind of smoke and odors. Includes a LD conversion kit which allows you to switch to a LD gas if needed.

  • Downdraft ventilation captures smoke and odors at the surface
  • 17K BTU burner allows high temperatures to sear and low to simmer
  • 300 CFM meets venting needs of high-heat searing and stir-frying
  • 17K BTU professional burner provides the ability to use high-temperature cooking methods such as searing, stir-frying, and wok cooking as well as low temperatures suitable for simmering
  • 3-speed fan control can be precisely matched to cooking needs, effectively removing steam, grease and odors from the air
  • 5K BTU even-heat simmer burner a diffuser plate allows more control of the flame at the lowest setting, for more precise simmering and melting
  • 15KBTU professional burner reaches the high temperatures required to quickly get liquids to a boil and for high-temperature cooking techniques including getting a great sear on meat
  • Full-width cast-iron grates enhance the beautiful look of the cooktop and allow easy movement of cookware around the entire cooking surface
  • LP conversion kit included allows you to convert the cooktop so it can be used with LP gas
  • Downdraft ventilation integrates the ventilation system into the cooking surface so that a separate hood is not needed; smoke and odors can be removed and taken outside or filtered and recirculated inside; a duct-free kit is available for purchase separately
  • Stainless steel knobs enhance the look of the cooktop surface with sturdy construction that adds to their premium feel
  • Electronic ignition and automatic re-ignition lights burners with an electric spark instead of a pilot light; for more reliable performance, burners are relit if the flame is blown out
  • Convertible to duct-free ventilation allows a downdraft cooktop to be placed nearly anywhere in the kitchen using a duct-free conversion kit (not included); this filters and recirculates the air without running ductwork, ideal for kitchens with installation restrictions or ducting limitations
  • 300 CFM exhaust rating handles the venting requirements of high temperature cooking techniques like pan searing and stir-frying
  • Melt cap melt chocolate or butter, simmer delicate sauces, or poach eggs on a low-power burner, thanks to a wider burner cap that shields and diffuses the flame to produce a gentler, low-power heat
  • Lights burners with an electric spark instead of a pilot light; for more reliable performance, burners are lit if the flame is blown out
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

ZLINE Kitchen and Bath 36 in. Stainless Steel/Ceramic Rangetop with 6 Gas Burners (MODEL #RT36)

ZLINE Cooktop

ZLINE Cooktop

Zline’s Professional 36 in. Rangetop made with steel/ceramic is a heavy duty cooktop prepared for anything ranging from a small dinner or a party. Its 6 burners offers space to get cooking done faster and it’s no-scratch ceramic design allows for an easier time cleaning.

  • Heavy duty porcelain 1-piece cook top – easy to clean surface
  • Solid-piece cast iron grill
  • Handcrafted Italian burners
  • Handcrafted, high quality Italian burners imported directly from Italy with premium alloy to ensure efficient and clean-burning flames
  • Italian burners are durable and easily detach for a simple clean
  • Heavy Duty Italian made Porcelain one-piece cook top allows for an easy to clean surface – no crevices that can hold residue
  • No-scratch ceramic designed to handle every cooking environment
  • Solid-piece cast iron grill – heavy duty and built to last
  • Cast iron is extremely durable, with an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio
  • 6 burners with porcelain cooktop and electronic spark ignition for all burners
  • Voltage: 120/240-Volt/60HZ
  • 1 Year Parts Warranty
Thor Cooktop

Renovations are tough and need a lot of thought before-hand. These cooktop options are brought to you, in a way, to make it easier when choosing. Still remember that there are a lot more out there, and you just need to find the one that fits best with your needs.

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