When buying a cooktop, your first consideration should be size. The smallest cooktops start with a width of 30cm (featuring a maximum of two cooking zones), while the largest go up to around 120cm. While all cooktops are different, the most common size is 60cm (with four cooking zones).
Your second consideration should be the fuel source. In this buyer's guide, we will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each:
Gas cooktops are fast, powerful, and effective. They are the cooktop of choice for many professional chefs, and an enduring favourite within Australia's home kitchens.
Please click through to our Gas Cooktop Buying Guide for more information about gas cooktops.
Electric cooktops are available in two types: solid and ceramic.
Solid electric cooktops feature exposed solid heating elements that usually include a red light in the middle of each hob to indicate when the cooktop is in use.
Ceramic electric cooktops feature a flat glass surface. The glass is reinforced to withstand heat, however you will still need to be careful not to smash heavy pots down onto the surface. Many people prefer this style of cooktop because it is easy to clean and it looks good.
Select models of ceramic electric cooktops will glow red when the cooking zone is in use.
Let's take a look at the pros and cons of buying an electric cooktop:
Please click through to our Electric Cooktop Buying Guide for more information about electric cooktops.
Induction cooktops have become incredibly popular in recent times, and for good reason! Whatever you like to cook, chances are you'll get fantastic results with induction.
Please click through to our Induction Cooktop Buying Guide for more information about induction cooktops.