Cooktop Sizes: Finding the Right Fit For Your Kitchen

Purchasing a new cooktop is an exciting opportunity to add functionality and style to your home. Versatile tools for any kitchen, cooktops come in several sizes and types (gas, electric, induction and downdraft) to fit your needs while featuring innovative designs. With so many options, this guide will help you narrow them down to help find the perfect fit for your kitchen and culinary interests.

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What is a Standard Cooktop Size?

A standard size cooktop is a 30-inch, four-burner model that is capable of taking on a variety of tasks. This common style provides the best of both worlds with ample room for creativity and flexibility for placement in your kitchen.

KitchenAid brand offers a wide variety of cooktop types and sizes to match your space and express your passion, including gas, electric and induction models.

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Because no two kitchens are the same, KitchenAid® cooktops come in a variety of standard sizes to help you find the perfect placement.

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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.

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Step 1: Measure Cooktop Width

Simply run a tape measure from the right outer edge to the left outer edge of the cooktop surface.

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Step 2: Measure Cooktop Depth

Using the same technique as step 1, measure from the front to the back of the cooktop, including the control panel.

KitchenAid® electric cooktop width measurement

Step 3: Measure the Appliance Cutout Width

Similar to measuring the cooktop width, run the measuring tape from the right edge to the left edge of the cutout space. 

  • For increased accuracy, record one measurement from the front of the cutout and one from the back of it.

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Step 4: Measure the Appliance Cutout Depth

​​Similar to measuring the cooktop depth, simply measure the cutout from front to back.

  • For increased accuracy, record one measurement from the left side of the cutout and one from the right side.

Measurement Tip

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.

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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 brand 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 brand.

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Whether you need to simmer, steam, grill or boil, KitchenAid® gas cooktops will ignite your imagination. With a suite of features to choose from—such as griddles and burners—as well as a countertop design that makes them easy to install nearly anywhere in your kitchen, these ranges are a perfect fit for both your kitchen and your cooking. 

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Electric cooktops provide the flexibility and capacity to power your culinary capabilities. With Even-Heat Technology on select models, you can ensure consistent heat for any technique, like simmering, melting and more. With a low-profile and untethered design that can be installed nearly anywhere in your kitchen, these cooktops can help you meet any cooking challenge you take on.

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What Features Should I Look For in a Cooktop?

There are a number of considerations to keep in mind when looking for a new cooktop.
The first consideration is your cooking needs. If you find yourself creating a variety of dishes all at once, you may want a cooktop with six burners rather than four. Identify what fuel source works best for your home and whether you are cooking enough to require a commercial-style upgrade.

Another consideration is cooking features: will having convertible grates, dual or triple elements or multiple griddle options expand your cooking abilities? Convertible grates allow you to customize your burners for a range of techniques and can make room for sculpted cookware like woks. The final consideration is aesthetics. Think about which color option best fits your kitchen palette and what design options complement your current setup.

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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