There are a lot of things that need to come together in order to accomplish the kitchen of your dreams. Flooring that looks beautiful and feels good under your feet. Cabinets that hold tons of utensils and must-have equipment. And of course, culinary essentials that will help you create the tastiest meals. That's where appliances come in, namely, a glass top electric stove. Like any other range, it has its pros and cons.
As for the benefits, a glass top electric stove is so darn easy to clean, so you've gotta love that. The cooktop is smooth and streamlined, a perfect addition to a modern or minimalist kitchen. It delivers extremely even heat, so say goodbye to unexpected boil-overs. And, a glass top electric stove is typically priced to sell, with dollar amounts your budget will love.
Then there are the cons. You have to use special cleaning products, so you don't damage the glass surface. And you'll need to wipe spilled food immediately, so it doesn't stick to, and in turn damage, the glass. Since it is so sensitive, a glass cooktop can be very prone to scratches and dings. Lastly, they require specific cookware, which means that you should think twice about using your trendy, eco-friendly ceramic cookware and cast iron Dutch oven. You'll learn quickly that there are just some things you need to avoid to keep it in good condition.
If that doesn't scare you away, and you feel the pros outweigh the cons, here are six glass top electric stoves to consider for your cook space.
Flaunting a black exterior and hefty stainless-steel detailing, this KitchenAid range has five burners, a steam rack, and a storage drawer. Plus, you really can't go wrong with such a tried-and-true brand.
This glass top electric stove can slide right into your kitchen, which will be oh-so-convenient when it's delivered. It also features dual convection and a steam clean option that will surely come in handy.
If you need a dose of style when choosing a glass top electric stove, look no further than this pro-level range. We're loving the color options (Red! Orange! Yellow!), the easy-glide racks, and the vintage look.
For a glass top electric stove that's simple and straightforward, go for this one from Summit Appliance. At 24 inches, it's ideal for kitchens that are on the small side. A storage drawer will provide bonus storage, and it includes burners in varying sizes, something that can be quite helpful when cooking.
Maybe you're searching for a glass top electric stove that's spot-on for your price range. Allow us to recommend this GE model that doesn't skimp on features and comes in at $609. It has a sizeable storage drawer, copious oven space, and a delay bake option so you can set it and forget it.
If you're not big on waiting around for your oven to heat up, this one from Whirlpool has something called Frozen Bake cooking technology, which will let you skip preheating. The price is right, and it has a sensor that monitors the oven temperature — because your dream kitchen shouldn't have the aroma of burnt cookies wafting in the air.