36-Inch Gas Cooktops
Cooktops fall into 4 basic categories: gas drop-in, range tops, electric, and induction. In this article by Janet Hall, she has rounded up her top 10 favorites in the 36-inch gas category that offer the power and performance of full-size ranges but with a sleeker stature.
The following are pro style cook tops which means they are stainless steel, have prominent knobs and iron grates. These drop in models fit into a cut out in your counter and require 4 inches of room underneath. Many are available in 30-inch models.
Top-rated by Consumer Reports and other appliance review sites, the Thermador 36-inch Masterpiece Cooktop—SGSX365FS has five star-centered burners (which distribute heat more evenly across bottoms of pans), an 18,000 BTU power burner, continuous grates, and two extra-low simmer burners. It has been updated with illuminated front controls; $1,899 at AJ Madison.
What sets the Viking VGC5366BSS Professional Series Cooktop apart is its six-burner configuration rather than the five burners customary on a 36-inch cooktop. The burners are sealed and in a seamless burner pan for easy cleaning. It has an 18,000 BTU power burner and a simmer setting on all the burners; $2,199 at Abt.
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