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Monogram vs. Thermador Induction Ranges

April 11th, 2024 | 5 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

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Monogram vs. Thermador Induction Ranges

Are you ready to elevate your kitchen with the latest in induction cooking?

Monogram and Thermador are introducing their new 30- and 36-inch induction ranges, and you're probably wondering: Which one is right for you?

In this quick dive, we'll unpack the key differences between these appliances.

Whether you're a culinary aficionado or simply seeking the best for your kitchen, understanding these distinctions can make all the difference.

But there's a twist – one feature in one of these ranges might be a game-changer for you.

Curious? Let's explore what Monogram and Thermador have to offer and discover which one aligns perfectly with your kitchen dreams.


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Thermador Induction Ranges


Thermador is a division of the German company Bosch with factories in the US.

Bosch completely redesigned Thermador as a company after their acquisition in the 1990s.

Although their induction ranges are new as of late 2023, Thermador has always been at the forefront of induction technology.

Their "Freedom" induction cooktop is still the most advanced in the world. It allows you to move the pan anywhere, and the controls adjust to the power setting.

Their "Liberty" induction cooktop allows you to set the burner to three separate temperatures when you slide the pan to boil, heat, and simmer in the same zone by sliding the pan.

You will learn more about the Liberty technology later in the article.

Thermador has two models for induction ranges, one 30-inch and one 36-inch.

Monogram Induction Ranges


Monogram is a division of the Chinese company Haier, which also has factories in the US.

Haier, like Bosch, completely retooled GE after its acquisition in 2016.

Fun Fact: Haier outbid Electrolux for GE by two billion dollars.

Monogram has been completely different in just a few years, with improvements to existing and brand-new products.

They don't have the same technology as Thermador with Freedom and Liberty-style burners, but they do have their own innovative features.

Like Thermador, you have two models, one in 30 inches and one in 36 inches.

Monogram vs. Thermador Induction Ranges

Before we cover the specifics of the stovetop, oven, and additional features of Monogram and Thermador's induction ranges, let's first talk about their reliability and pricing.



Unlike most articles, I cannot give you reliability because both products are new.

However, their subsidiaries, GE and Bosch, tend to be reliable in both ranges and cooktops based on over 37,000 service calls logged by our service team just last year.

Induction Range Reliability for 2024

The following service rates are based on a minimum of 60 products sold and a total sample of over 700 products within 12 months.

  Service Rate
LG 5.2%
Bosch 8.8%
Café Appliances 10.7%
GE Profile 10.8%
Fisher & Paykel 14.4%
Bosch Benchmark 14.7%
Beko 21%
Grand Total 11.7%

In addition, based on over 100,000 service calls logged by our service department in the last three years, the induction cooktops from both brands are historically some of the most reliable you can buy.

Induction Cooktop Reliability for 2024

The following service rates are based on at least 45 cooktops sold and a total sample of over 400 cooktops.

  Service Rates
Bosch Benchmark 1.1%
Thermador 1.5%
Bosch 3.4%
Miele 4.4%
Gaggenau 8.7%
Grand Total 2.7%


Thermador's 36-inch induction range will be more expensive at $11,599 compared to $10,900 for the Monogram 36-inch.

Thermador's 30-inch induction range will be $8,399 compared to $7,300 for the Monogram at 30-inches.


Both have promotions for free appliances when purchasing the range.



Both have the same 3600-watt max capability when boosted.

By boosting, the power is lowered in the back burners and rerouted to the front burners, where you cook most often.

Thermador is more flexible with all bridge elements versus Monogram, which has only one bridge element and a larger element.


If you're using a grill or an odd-sized pan, Thermador might be the better choice - that's clear.

But Thermador also has Liberty technology, which means you can set the burner to three different temperatures.


To cook rice, you can boil, simmer, and warm it simply by moving the pan.

However, the Monogram is unique because it allows you to cook by temperature instead of using a power setting.


You can adjust the cooktop's temperature between 100 and 500 degrees, allowing for precise cooking according to your recipe, like perfectly melting chocolate.


Thermador has a basic LCD, pretty good smart capabilities, and a HomeConnect app that allows you to access recipes from your phone.


The Monograms 7-inch articulating touchscreen system may be the best you can buy in a range. You can access whatever you want right on the range.


Monogram's SmartHQ app is the most robust. They are always updated with new recipes and modes like Turkey or Smokehouse mode.



Now, let's talk about both ovens and the one problem you must be wary of.

Both use single convection, and both are True, Pure, or European convection systems, meaning the air is blown from the back to maintain an even heat distribution.

However, the real difference is oven capacity. Monogram's oven is larger.

The Monogram induction range has an oven capacity of 5.3 cubic feet for the 30-inch model and 5.75 cubic feet for the 36-inch model.

In comparison, Thermador's oven capacity is smaller, measuring at 4.4 cubic feet for the 30-inch range and 4.9 cubic feet for the 36-inch range.

I conducted my own test and measured the usable space to see what that meant for larger pans and baking sheet.

Monogram's oven is 2 inches wider, meaning it is 27 inches across versus 25 for the Thermador in the 36-inch.

The height is about the same, 16 inches for the Monogram versus 15.5 inches for the Thermador.

The depth is much larger in the Monogram at 19 inches versus just 15.5 for the Thermador.

The dimensions are similar in the 30 inches; Monogram is 2.5 inches wider and 4 inches deeper.

So, the Monogram is significantly larger, particularly in width but mostly in depth - which might be a problem.


The Monogram will protrude noticeably from your cabinet.


Thermador Harmony induction ranges don't protrude from a standard 24-inch cabinet (they're called Harmony for a reason), so they look good, but you do lose the cubic footage.

Service and Repair

Lastly and probably most importantly, induction ranges require more service than gas or electric ranges.

Monogram and Thermador operate their own service departments, but the response time varies.

Check service in your area before you buy any appliance.

Monogram vs. Thermador Induction Range: Key Takeaways

Imagine combining the flexibility of Thermador's induction top with the precise temperature control of Monogram.

Picture taking the sophisticated controls and spacious capacity of Monogram and merging them with the sleek, flush appearance of Thermador.

Unfortunately, such a perfect hybrid doesn't exist.

So, when deciding on a range, consider how each aligns with your cooking style.

And don't forget about service – in a comparison this tight, the availability and quality of repair services could be a tiebreaker.


Induction Ranges


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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

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