In the market for a new range? Keep in mind that electric stoves come in a variety of shapes and sizes now. On one hand, you have the old-school electrical coil and on the other, the more modern, flat stovetop. The primary difference between the two is that the latter consists of the same coils that are concealed by a smooth, glass, or ceramic layer. Generally, they tend to be more affordable, relative to gas or induction, and their sleek surface makes them desirable for those looking to achieve a streamlined finish in the kitchen. And while induction cooktops are also technically electric, they rely on magnetic coils and compatible cookware.
To help you narrow down your search, we've sought out the best electric stoves according to rave reviews and sales.
Equipped with both a bridge burner and a triple element — that allows you to oscillate between an intense boil and a gentle simmer with ease — this Samsung electric stove also comes with a double oven, a plus for avid cooks. A smart divider separates the two, which can operate under different temperature settings and an easy, steam-clean makes getting grease out a cinch.
When it comes to seeking out the best electric stove, GE is a great start. The brand has some of the highest-rated appliances across the board and if you're going to go with an exposed coil stovetop, this range is one of the most popular. The durable design includes a tech trigger with an automatic shut-off that maintains safe heat levels.
KitchenAid has the best electric stove with a modern edge. This sleek version, also available in black stainless steel, comes with five cooking elements and a warming zone. The glass-touch control system aligns beautifully with the minimalist design, which includes refined knobs and intuitive components.
Smudge-proof and fingerprint-resistant finishes on this electric stove by Frigidaire are always a welcome touch, especially if you're an avid cook. The dynamic stovetop boasts a 3-in-1 heating element that can cater to pots and pans in a range of sizes (six, nine, and 12 inches). Plus, the larger burner comes with a quick-boil feature, too.
As far as luxury appliances are concerned, Viking takes the lead in the best electric stove category. The brand's customizable ranges are just the start of what makes them so coveted. A unique burner configuration features a new ribbon technology that allows each surface element to reach its full power potential in three seconds.
This flat top electric range from GE has over 4,100 5-star reviews and its reliability is a big reason for that. Available in four colors, the stove has two large, powerful, fast-boil elements that can adjust to pots or pans of different sizes, and a ceramic-glass top that's easy to clean and design-forward to boot.
Whirlpool's powerful 5-burner cooktop has an element with three different rings that can fit pots as large as 12 inches wide. And to seal the deal: It's got a dual oven with true convection technology, built-in temperature monitors, and a setting that allows users to skip the preheat mode.