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    13 Best Induction Cooktops That'll Heat Up Your Kitchen

    These high-tech induction stoves will transform your kitchen and cooking life forever. Alexa, play "Hot In Herre."

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    1. A space-saving induction cooktop that comes in a mini 12-inch size for small spaces that are in need of a luxurious upgrade.

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    Promising review: "I bought this to replace my old four-burner gas cooktop. I am very impressed with this product. It was very easy to install, as I did already have the correct 220-volt, 40-amp wiring already in place, and it fit well into the existing opening in my counter. It is very easy to use, and heats a lot faster than gas, especially if you use the "P" power boost setting, which gives 25% over the maximum setting for two minutes to heat faster, say for boiling a large pot of water. Most of my old pots and pans work just fine, but a few that were aluminum or thin stainless steel were not compatible with induction. The nine levels of power give very exact control over the heating temperature. The only feature this unit does not have that I would have liked is that you can't set an exact temperature in degrees, only the nine levels. Some induction cooktops do have this feature. This cooktop cost one-fifth as much as any I could buy locally at an appliance store but seems to be very good quality. I am very pleased so far. It is so much easier to clean than my old gas cooktop— a quick spray with kitchen cleaner and a quick wipe, and it looks like new again." —Ron Vague

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99+ (available in 12, 30-inch, and 36-inch sizes).

    2. An affordable built-in ceramic glass induction cooktop with nine different precision power levels and child locking protection, so you can cook worry-free.

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    Plus, it comes in a mini two-burner size so you can squeeze it in wherever you need a little extra pro help in the kitchen. And for some more affordable kitchen finds, you can check out "36 Things For Your Kitchen Under $20 That Reviewers Swear By."

    Promising review: "I think I will enjoy cooking in the future because this cooktop gets hot instantly, it can boil water in three minutes, which helps me cook more quickly. I often fry steak and cook pasta at once. Almost zero residual heat from the coils, unlike on a burner — keeps the house cool and is also safer for kids being around the kitchen. This cooktop requires magnetic cookware, like stainless iron or some other induction-ready cookware, but induction cooking is faster and more accurate than gas cooktops and radiant cooktops. Very happy with the purchase. We are enjoying using it. Love the black ceramic surface. It is non-scratch and very easy to clean. Highly recommend!" —Ada

    Get it from Amazon for $118.21+ (available in four sizes, and with sensor or slider control).

    3. A compact 24-inch glass induction cooktop made to be portable or inset in your countertop for basic induction cooking anywhere.

    True Induction, Home Depot

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    Promising review: "I just love the fact I was able to build the cooktop into my countertop. I had a granite company cut the hole but after I did, it looks so great!!! And cooking with induction is just so amazing. I believe it cooks food as fast or faster than with gas...gets hot very quickly." —Max1964

    Get it from Home Depot for $415.

    4. A Frigidaire vitroceramic glass induction cooktop if you're tired of cooking on uneven gas stoves that don't heat your food the way you need — and leave messes in between the grates that take forever to clean.

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    Promising review: "I like this stove for so many reasons. It went in fairly smoothly with minor modifications. It is very easy to clean. It heats up very quickly. It does make noises only because it's working. The power boil feature is a greatly treasured feature. I call it 'smart' because it beeps at you when something doesn't belong on its surface and it lets you know when the pan you chose doesn't work with the cooktop. It doesn't get too hot so we've not scalded anything onto the surface so there still aren't any burn marks after several uses. It still looks brand new. I truly believe cleaning it with the cleanser that comes with it before the first use really helps keep it looking new. I only have good things to say about this cooktop. It's easy to use and easy to figure out. You can cook on it almost immediately after installation. I chose a stove without knobs for easy cleaning because I hate cleaning under knobs. This is a dream come true. If we ever move, I will be buying another one or taking this one because I like it that much. It's that nice." —Brandy Stauffer

    Get it from Amazon for $729.95+ (available in 30-inch and 36-inch sizes).

    5. A 24-inch four-element induction cooktop destined to be next the sleek, high-tech addition for any well-loved kitchen in need of a pick-me-up.

    Lowe's

    Promising review: "This cooktop has changed our lives! It heats evenly and quickly. We did have to get used to it and burned food the first couple of times using it. It is nice though, now we are used to it, our food doesn't stick in the pans. We were able to install it with little difficulty (we had to cut our hole a little bigger). The digital touch controls are easy to use. I love the lock feature. We have five grandchildren and they can't use the stove or accidentally turn the eye up when it's in use. I would highly recommend this cooktop!" —goshmymom

    Get it from Lowe's for $359.99 (originally $399.99).

    6. A GE Profile smart 36-inch induction cooktop decked out with high-tech features up the wazoo. Most impressive of all, though, it connects to your smart home devices so you can theoretically cook dinner without even being near your stove.

    Home Depot

    It comes with heat indicator lights, pan presence sensors, SyncBurners (to heat two elements evenly in sync), Power Boil, and more.

    Promising review: "We installed this cooktop about two weeks ago and have been cooking on it nonstop ever since. The induction performance reminds me of gas in the control over the heat that transfers to the pan. My daughter was boiling potatoes earlier this week and thought they were done so she turned the burner off. After testing the potatoes, we noticed they needed to boil a little longer, so we turned the burner back on and the water was boiling again almost instantly. Amazing! It also looks really sleek on the black granite countertop. Easy to clean as well." —Packman42

    Get it from Home Depot for $1798.

    7. A Samsung premium stainless-steel induction cooktop ingeniously designed with virtual blue LED "flames" if you want the homey feeling of the gas stove, but the precision of an induction one. This baby can also connect with the partnering Samsung hood via Bluetooth, so the hood will automatically turn on when you start cooking.

    Samsung, Lowe's

    Other cool features include a FlexZone cooking area that adapts to different pot sizes, a removable magnetic analog knob, PowerBoost for rapid boiling, and more!

    Promising review: "We are so in love with our Samsung stovetop! The stovetop heats up and boils water super fast with the PowerBoost and cooks our food very evenly. The performance ou does our old appliances 1,000-1. It is stylish with the digital analog controls while safe and easy to use. The flex zones allow us to cook multiple dishes at the correct temp while the WiFi connectivity lets us have the flexibility of controlling from a distance! Best decision." —madmac0824

    Get it from Lowe's for $2159.

    8. A Bosch five-element induction cooktop loaded up with 17 (!!!) power settings, timers for each cooking zone, and Wi-Fi connection capabilities to make you feel like a professional chef in your own kitchen.

    Lowe's

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough about this cooktop. This induction is not your momma's electric cooktop. It is so sleek and beautiful, which makes it really easy to clean— just wipe it off. The heat is instant, no waiting and the temp. control is the best of any cooktop you will ever find. Water boils in less than two minutes. Simmering or frying will hold the exact temperature you set, no more going up until it bubbles, then going back down and back up throughout the process. Also, since the heat is generated in the pan, not under the cooktop, all the heat is inside the pan. Much less heat goes into the room and less up onto the cook while standing over the pot. Your kitchen and you stay cool. Since the heat is created in the pot, it doesn't matter what size pot you use, it is always the right size for the burner. Controls are easy to use and easy to see. I also love the style of this top. The big X over the cooking areas looks so modern instead of the circles so often seen on electric tops. It has a timer you can use to shut it off automatically, say when boiling eggs. I shopped so many tops before buying this one. The Boost feature on the center burner goes up to 5,500 watts, this is well above any other cooktop at this price point. I did find one other that matched that, but it cost almost three times as much as this one. You will not regret this purchase." —Doctorii

    Get it from Lowe's for $2499.

    9. A smart induction cooktop with precision temperature control within one degree and automatic pan detection that reacts to video-guided recipes — basically, the high-tech cooktop of the future.

    Home Depot, Café

    Promising review: "We moved into our new house in April and have been using our Cafe induction cooktop almost every night. We are experienced cooks and chose this over gas, which tells you something. It is simply amazing! We connected it via Wifi and Bluetooth to the Hestan pan and app. It really is precision cooking. It is so cool to verify that the cooktop is off while we are away from the house. Cleaning the surface is the easiest, and it always looks brand new. I would recommend this cooktop to everyone." —maxiek

    Get it from Home Depot for $2398.

    10. A splurge-worthy Bosch 36-inch smart induction cooktop if you're a cooking connoisseur who wants all the bells and whistles. With this cooktop, you'll be able to boil, fry, and sauté, just about anything with as little hassle as possible.

    Bosch

    The "FlexInduction" technology allows you to place your pots and pans wherever you want on the flexible cooking zones, which can also combine into bigger cooking zones if needed. You can also divide the zones into preset power level zones, so simply moving your cookware changes the power level! Not to mention it connects to smart home devices so you can keep an eye on your dinner remotely.

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    Promising review: "I am SO incredibly happy with our Bosch induction cooktop! At first glance, I thought it would take a while to learn, but it is so straightforward and simple. The controls are well-designed and it's easy to use. It auto-detects one pan which is nice. I love the two side spaces that combine into one big space. The power boost is awesome and heats water super fast. We got nice heavy-bottomed pans so there is no buzzing. Temperature adjusts immediately when you choose a higher or lower heat. Easy to clean as well. I love that the cooktop doesn't ever get super hot so I won't be worried about one of my kids getting burned. I couldn't be happier." —Bosch Customer

    Get it from AJ Madison for $2999.

    11. A modular induction cooktop that has a Keep Warm mode so none of your dishes will ever go cold while you chef it up. Even better, the induction heat won't linger and make your kitchen a sweaty, stuffy mess.

    lifestyle image of the induction cooktop installed on a white countertop
    Home Depot

    Get it from Home Depot for $599.96+ (available in 24-inch and 30-inch sizes).

    12. A 30-inch four-element induction cooktop equipped with residual heat indicators perfect for your new, gas-less kitchen makeover.

    AJ Madison

    Promising review: "We bought this cooktop last month and I have loved it from the day it was installed in my kitchen. It is very easy to use, it's easy to control the heat on the burners, and it has high-powered heat for quickly boiling water. I just love the features and the surface is very easy to clean." —Fices1979

    Get it from AJ Madison for $1,199.99 or AppliancesConnection for $1497+ (available in 30-inch or 36-inch sizes).

    13. A KitchenAid induction cooktop made for picky chefs who have always dreamed of a mess-free cooking experience with special buttons just for melting cheese.

    Home Depot

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    Promising review: "We’ve had this cooktop for nearly three years. We use it all of the time and it never lets us down. Everyone knows that induction is faster and safer but there are two advantages that were unexpected. First, the level of temperature control is excellent. For instance, when a pot of pasta is nearly boiling over for being too hot, turning the cooktop down by one level (1-9) INSTANTLY produces the desired result. It’s very reactive. The second advantage is the BEST OF ALL: because the cooktop itself doesn’t ever get super hot, it is so much easier to keep clean. Food spills never get burned on like a regular glass top. As a result, our three-year-old unit looks amazing, like new. We never need to do any heavy cleaning with abrasives, just wipe it clean. I would buy again without hesitation." —WPaKAi

    Get it from Home Depot for $1844 (available in black or stainless steel finish).

    Have fun creating new hassle-free culinary masterpieces!

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