The electric cooking has been changed by induction, which is magnetic heat, which excites the molecules in the metal pan to heat the food faster with instant simmer response.
The reason why faster than the hottest professional range with 30% more efficiency and less venting required is nduction. 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
Samsung NE58K9560WS – $2,469 after $50 in rebates
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 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 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 has the best dual convection system with both fans operating on separate thermostats to maintain even 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 is inexpensive, but one of the most reliable brands in the industry.
Bosch NIT5666UC – $1,709
Bosch has a decent induction with 5 burners and 3600 Max output on their middle burner.
Samsung NZ36K7880U – $2,159
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 – $2,700
Wolf has been a favorite with 4 different bridge zones to accommodate any size pot or pan.
Bosch NITP666SUC – $2,799
Bosch has 3 zones for any size pan and a 4500 watt max burner.
Miele KM6375 – $3,099
Miele is known for reliability and the most powerful 770 watt burner.