Purchasing a new cooktop is an exciting opportunity to add functionality and style to your home. This guide will help you narrow down the options and find the perfect fit for your kitchen and culinary interests.
What Size Cooktop Do I Need?
Cooktop dimensions will vary depending on the size of your kitchen and the way you like to create. Typically, cooktop sizes range from 15 to 36 inches wide to accommodate small-space apartments and large kitchens alike.
Looking for more space to create? Commercial-sized cooktops can range from 30 to 48 inches wide, and sometimes larger.
How Do I Determine My Current Cooktop Dimensions?
Determining your cooktop dimensions can be accomplished in a few simple steps, and all you need is a tape measure. For the most accurate results, we recommend measuring both the cooktop surface itself and the appliance cutout.
Be mindful that the size of your cooktop may differ from the size of your appliance cutout. Typically, cutout dimensions are smaller than cooktop dimensions because it allows the appliance surface to extend beyond the cutout space and align with your countertops.
If there are discrepancies between the width or depth dimensions of your cutout space after your measurements, always utilize the smallest dimension for each. This ensures a more exact fit for your cooktop.
Is There a Difference Between Electric and Gas Cooktop Sizes?
Electric and gas cooktops have different power sources, but they come in the same sizes. A standard cooktop is between 30 to 36 inches long and consists of four burners for added flexibility to take on all of your culinary creations. KitchenAid offers a variety of gas cooktops and electric cooktops to fit your personal cooking style and creative space.
If you’re looking for a cooktop that heats up quickly and is easy to clean thanks to its smooth glass top surface, explore induction cooktops by KitchenAid.
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What Else Should I Consider When Shopping for a Kitchen Cooktop?
When shopping for a kitchen cooktop, it is key to consider the number of burners, features and overall size of the unit for your creative space, including island ranges or cooktops.
If flexibility is your priority, a KitchenAid® five-burner or six-burner cooktop may be ideal. There are a wide variety of innovative features to expand creative possibilities and heighten culinary experiences in the kitchen.
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