Vegetables sizzling on a cooktop

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. This guide will help you narrow down the options and find the perfect fit for your kitchen and culinary interests.

Cooktop diagram with width measuring 15”-36”

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.

Pot resting on cooktop with sliced vegetables to the side

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 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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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.

Cooktop diagram highlighting where to measure width

Step 1: Measure Cooktop Width

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

Cooktop diagram highlighting where to measure depth

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.

Diagram highlighting width of appliance cutout

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.

Diagram highlighting depth of appliance cutout

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 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.