Gas and Electric Cooktops from Sears for the Kitchen
Building the perfect home kitchen often starts with the range, with the perfect cooktop. Sears features a variety of cooktop options in some of the most reliable and trusted brands, including GE, Kenmore, LG, Bosch, Frigidaire, Whirlpool and Maytag. In addition, the cooktops come in a variety of design and function options, making it easy to find the best fit for your needs.
Gas cooktops are a popular option. With even cooking and quick adjustment of temperature, cooks love the ease and function of a gas range. These cooktops can be installed in a kitchen using either a natural gas or propane tank hook-up and include options like the placement of the controls, which come on either the front, top or side of the cooktop. In addition, gas cooktops are either open or sealed, meaning that the elements are sealed directly into the cooktop for easy cleaning, and can be installed on a countertop or on top of an existing stove.
Electric cooktops are appealing to many cooks for their ease of use and beautiful, easy-to-clean surfaces. Some electric models feature coils, while others have a flat ceramic glass surface, making it easy to wipe up the spills and splatters that come with cooking.
For those torn between cooking methods, try a dual-fuel range, which can be powered by electric and either gas or propane.
The most popular electric cooktop is the radiant electric range. Radiant electric cooktops are ceramic and durable, meaning they don't easily crack or chip. Cleaning them is easy and most models include removable knobs that can be run through the dishwasher. These options are also appealing for a cost point that starts at a little under $700.
Induction ranges, one electric option, are unique for their process of transferring heat to the pots and pans themselves instead of just heating the cooktop surface. This allows for the cooktop to remain cooler while heating liquids to a boil in just a few minutes. Many induction cooktops are ceramic over a stainless steel base. Coil options are another classic. This type of cooktop features coils that heat and are easy to pop out for cleaning underneath the coils for spills or overflows.
Downdraft cooktops keep kitchens cool and help eliminate odor by featuring built-in ventilation systems. Cooktops including downdraft systems come in both gas and electric options.
Aside from burner type, cooktops often come in chic and modern style options, including stainless steel, white and black. In addition, they range from 21 to 48 inches, making space constraints a non-issue. Most models feature a classic four burners. Some, like the GE 21' Electric Compact Cooktop with Coils, feature 2 burners for a compact yet functional cooking space. Other models, such as the Dacor Classic 46 in. cooktop, feature up to six burners for maximum cooking potential.
And don't forget about all the accessories you need to keep your new rage working the way you want it to.