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Best Induction Ranges and Cooktops for 2017 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  February 05, 2017  |  7 Min. Read

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Induction has changed the market for electric cooking. Induction is magnetic heat, which excites the molecules in the metal pan to heat the food faster with instant simmer response. 

Induction is in fact faster than the hottest professional range with 30% more efficiency and less venting required. It's also the most child safe as well, because it needs to be activated with a metal pan. 

Most higher end ranges are now sold as induction. There are tons of induction products available from Electrolux, Frigidaire, Jenn-Air, Wolf, Miele, and more. 

You can look at the best induction ranges at the top of the article with the best cooktop to consider at the bottom. But first, let's take a look at how induction works.

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What Is Induction?

Induction is magnetic heat. The magnets of the cooking surface excite the metal molecules in your pan to generate heat. By bypassing the glass surface, induction is much faster than gas or electric. It also has the best simmer.

Best Freestanding Induction Ranges 

Frigidaire FGIF3061NF - $1,399 after $50 rebates 

frigidaire FGIF3061NF induction range

Samsung NE58K9560WS - $2,469 after $50 in rebates  

samsung NE58K9560WS

It’s been hard times for induction freestanding ranges, but the best value is Frigidaire and Samsung with good wattages at reasonable prices. They both have convection and a warming drawer.

Frigidaire has been available for a longer period of time, so it is more of a known commodity. Samsung has an incredibly flexible top and the world's only three fan convection system for optimum cooking. 

Jenn-Air JIS1450DS - $2,999 

Jenn-air JIS1450DS

Jenn-Air will offer the largest interior oven capacity at 7.1 cubic foot with the oven and baking drawer below.  Top includes a bridge burner for odd sizes dishes.  Max burner is 3600 watts.

Best Induction Slide-In Ranges  

Electrolux EW30IS80RS - $2,889 after $300 rebate  ELECTROLUX EW30IS80RS slid-in induction range

Electrolux is full induction with a great control panel for automatic cooking proofing, dehydration and once again the perfect turkey setting as well as two ovens. 

Wolf IR304TE/S/TH - $6,250 after $250 in rebates 

wolf IR304TE/S/TH

Wolf has the best dual convection system with both fans operating on separate thermostats to maintain even temperature.  

Miele HR1622I - $7,199 

miele HR1622I slide-in induction range

Miele has steam assist, so you can add moisture to bake bread. It is also the most technologically advanced stove on the market. Just pick a food and the doneness and hit a button. The stove automatically calculates time and temperature.

Best Induction Cooktops  

Induction cooktops are available in 30 or 36 inches. Below are the best to consider. Click on the unit to learn more. Unlike ranges, there are tons of choices with every manufacturer producing a competitive induction cooktop.

Below are the best induction cooktops.

Frigidaire FGIC3667MB - $1,199

frigidaire FGIC3667MB induction cooktop

Frigidaire is inexpensive, but one of the most reliable brands in the industry.  

Bosch NIT5668UC - $1,709  

bosch NIT5668UC Induction cooktop

Bosch has a decent induction with 5 burners and 5400 Max output on their middle burner. 

Samsung NZ36K7880U - $2,159  

samsung NZ36K788OU Induction cooktop

This is a good unit with a 4800 watt middle burner and an elongated griddle burner. It is the only Wi-Fi enabled cooktop. The blue lights simulate flame when it is on. 

Wolf CI365TS - $2,700wolf CI365TS induction cooktop

Wolf has been a favorite with 4 different bridge zones to accommodate any size pot or pan. 

Bosch NITP668SUC - $2,799  
bosch NITP666SUC induction cooktop

Bosch has 3 zones for any size pan and a 3700 watt max burner. 

Miele KM6375 - $3,099 

KM6375 miele induction cooktop

Miele is known for reliability and the most powerful 3850 watt burner. 

As we said before there are tons of induction products available. Click here for best selection or call us at 617-825-9253. 

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Additional Resources 

Looking for more information about induction products and the science behind induction? Download the Yale Induction Buying Guide with features, specs and inside buying tips on every induction cooktop and range from Wolf, Thermador, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Jenn-Air, Bosch and more. The Induction Guide has outputs and configurations of every induction cooktop and range on the market. Well over 200,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

View our induction cooking buying guide


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Steve Sheinkopf

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