Whether you're stirring up family-sized meals or a dish just for one, get cooking with a new cooktop from The Home Depot. With its style and space-saving design, cooktops are a win-win when replacing an old stove or remodeling your kitchen. Shop our wide selection of cooktops with the latest options and features in all the top brands.
Why Choose a Cooktop?
Like a range, a cooktop is central to any busy kitchen. Since there's no oven below it, you save space. And, who couldn't use more space for storage? The absence of the oven below may also mean less heat for you to deal with, while you're standing and preparing those meals.
Cooktops offer flexibility. They can be installed in a kitchen island or on top of a countertop, leaving room below to store pots and pans. If you have a built-in wall oven or simply don't use your oven very often, a cooktop is the way to go.
Cooktop Features and Options
As you begin your search for the best cooktop for your home, consider the many options and features available. The first choice you'll likely make is whether to go with a gas cooktop or an electric cooktop. Your kitchen's current setup will usually determine that. A gas stovetop is the favorite of many culinary pros because of its precise heating and ability to heat up quickly. Electric stovetops are affordable and easy to use. An added benefit of many electric stove tops, glass stove tops and flat-top stoves is their smooth surface. It makes cleanup quick and easy.
Looking to bring the latest technology to your kitchen? Consider purchasing an induction cooktop. Induction cooktops heat up even faster than gas stoves and heat the pan directly, while leaving the remaining surface cool to the touch. The safest and most energy-efficient option, you'll pay more for an induction stovetop, but it's money well spent if you have small children in the house.
Choose the number of burners and design that fits your lifestyle. Four burner and five-burner cooktops are the most popular, but you can choose as few as two burners or as many as six-burners for your cooktop. Make Saturday morning pancakes with the family on a gas cooktop with a griddle. Get the perfect grill marks on a steak you made right in your own kitchen, on a gas cooktop with a grill. Other features to look for include high-heat burners, electronic controls and bridge elements that create a bigger burner to accommodate extra-large pots and pans.
Don’t Forget the Ventilation
No matter what type of cooktop you choose, you'll need proper ventilation to vent any smoke, steam or odors that may be present while cooking. A range hood will do the job. Some cooktops have built-in downdraft ventilation. This is an integrated ventilation system that doesn't require a separate hood.
Get Ready to Buy Your Cooktop
A good rule of thumb before making any appliance purchase: measure first, buy second. We recommend scheduling a professional pre-measure before buying your new cooktop. After the pre-measure and purchase, contact your local store to schedule your installation.
At The Home Depot, you'll find the convenient and space-saving cooktops to fit your space and budget needs. From electric and gas cooktops for the home to commercial induction cooktops for your business, we have what you need to get cooking. And, we deliver. Just say when, where and how.