The 6 Best Induction Ranges to Buy in 2018

For efficient, smart cooking, have at these induction ranges

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If you’re looking for fast, even and efficient stovetop cooking, then an induction range is your best bet for culinary success. Induction cooktops are different than their similar-looking counterparts, smooth-top electric ranges. While an electric range uses electricity to turn up a heating element, induction ranges rely on electromagnetic energy to transfer heat.

Not long ago, induction ranges were a costly appliance not often found in a home chef’s kitchen. Fast forward to 2018, and many of the...MORE top appliance manufacturers have induction ranges available for more affordable prices.

If you’re shopping for the best induction range in 2018, you’ll be weighing out factors such as the number of burners available, additional cooking features in the way of convection oven technology and overall aesthetic appearance of the appliance. Many reliable induction ranges are available that will give you consistent cooking results and gourmet meals for years to come.

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    Best Overall: Frigidaire Freestanding Induction Range w/True Convection Oven

    Frigidaire delivers an impressive induction range at an affordable price point, making this 30” appliance our best overall value. The induction cooktop features five elements, including a warming element. The 5.4 cubic feet of oven space gives you space to make multiple dishes at once – and convection technology to make sure everything cooks evenly.

    This Frigidaire induction range is a great value for home cooks that want to experience the speed of induction cooking, and also value convection...MORE capability. You gain both features at a price that is hard to beat for a range with this power. The induction cooktop will boil water in less than two minutes and users report that the Power Booster mode will speed the cooking process along even faster. When it comes to the convection oven, you’ll get a food temperature probe to ensure doneness and a hidden bake element to reduce hard-to-clean oven messes.

    This induction range is part of Frigidaire’s Gallery series, which gives it a streamlined appearance and a smudge-free stainless steel exterior. Many happy purchasers also enjoy the look of the knobs located at the rear of the range, since it evokes a gas cooktop feel.

  • Best Slide-In: GE Profile Slide-In Range w/Induction Range and Convection Oven

    GE Profile appliances are known for their sleek, modern look that complement the look of kitchens everywhere. Slide-in induction ranges are known to elevate the look even further, and this 30” model from GE does just that. In addition, it features a convection oven.

    Combining form and functionality, the GE Profile induction range with convection oven will give you greater cooking capabilities while achieving a high-end look in your home. The appliance features a five-burner induction cooktop,...MORE with digital controls located on the front panel. Moving down to the convection oven, you’ll get true European convection technology to keep air circulating in the 5.3 cubic feet of oven space. The oven also features a warming drawer that will keep dishes warm while you make last minute meal preparations.

    Cooks who insist on combining induction and convection cooking power with the look of slide-in range will want to look at this GE Profile range. Users like the adjustable heat controls on the induction cooktop (a range of 1 to 10, with half-step increments) and praise the easy-clean features of this oven. A slide-in range that looks great and works great earns top marks in our list. But all these features do come at a cost, although we think it's worth it.

  • KitchenAid 30 in. 6.7 cu. ft. Double Oven Electric Induction Range with Self-Cleaning Convection Oven in Stainless Steel

    Best for Cooks in a Hurry: KitchenAid 30” Double Oven w/Induction Range

    All of the induction ranges on our list are paired with a generous size oven, but this 30” induction range from KitchenAid has two ovens totaling 6.7 cubic feet to help you cook up tasty meals even more efficiently. The lower oven features convection cooking, paired with a standard upper oven.

    Many home chefs are seeking out an induction range for its fast, efficient cooking times. Adding a double oven to the range gives you more flexibility to prepare multiple dishes that require different...MORE cooking temperatures. Simmer your sauce on top of the induction range, while your main course and sides bake in individual ovens at their respective temperatures.

    This KitchenAid induction range with double ovens is highly praised for its ability to quickly bring whatever you’re cooking or baking up to temperature. Busy cooks will find this to be a real timesaver. Choose this model of induction range if you want to cook large meals while saving time and effort.

  • Runner Up, Best Slide-In: Samsung Slide-In Induction Range with Virtual Flame

    This Samsung Induction Range is our second choice for a slide-in range that will offer you a high-end look combined with an induction cooktop. This particular model offers the look of a gas range, with knobs along the front edge to control the elements. Users love the high-end look that these knobs and the slide-in design accomplishes. This makes the Samsung Induction Range a great choice for a home cook looking for a gourmet kitchen at a mid-range price.

    Unlike our top pick for a slide-in...MORE induction range, the Samsung range only features four burners and omits the fifth warmer burner. However, this four-burner cooktop features virtual flames that emanate blue when a burner is in use. This can be a valuable indicator that the cooktop is on – since a standard induction cooktop typically has no visible signs when it is active.

    Centered in between the knobs is a digital control panel for the oven. The 5.8 cubic feet available in the oven is plenty of room to cook a variety of dishes. It also features convection cooking technology – rounding out the suite of options available in this smart-looking slide-in range.

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  • Best for Smart Cooking: GE Profile Smart Convection Range with Induction Cooktop

    It’s no secret that induction cooktops are the smart way to go for efficient, even temperatures, but this model keeps the intelligence going with features like Wi-Fi and voice commands.

    Available in a sleek stainless steel or a modern slate finish, this induction range features five burners. The fifth burner is a warming zone that will keep foods warm while the other courses finish cooking. The real smart features of this induction range, though, are in its technology.

    Equipped with Wi-Fi, the GE...MORE Profile can be controlled via your smartphone or through a smart home assistant capable of voice commands. Note, though, that these commands are designed to control your oven – not your induction cooktop. Still, if you’re in the market with an induction range and also want to impress your friends by controlling your stove from the living room, pick the GE Profile Smart Range.

  • KitchenAid 7.1 cu. ft. Slide-In Induction Range Double Oven with Self-Cleaning Convection Oven in Stainless Steel

    Best for Large-Capacity Cooking: KitchenAid 7.1 cu. ft. Induction Range

    If cooking for a crowd is the name of your game, then this KitchenAid slide-in induction range is the model for you. With a whopping 7.1 cubic feet of oven space, this range is meant to feed a crowd – or easily make a week’s worth of meals. With a price tag landing it in the mid-to-upper range of induction ranges, you’ll pay a little more for the extra space – but it’s worth it if you’ll use it!

    The induction cooktop features four cooking elements, but can also create a giant heating element by...MORE connecting two 7” elements into one. If you have a larger induction-compatible pot or skillet, this supersize element will deliver consistent, even heat to make your dishes sizzle. This is a unique feature setting this induction range apart from other models on the market.

    Moving down to the oven, you’ll notice the giant space with plenty of room to roast a turkey, bake cakes or cook up a casserole. The 7.1 cubic feet of space is more than any other induction range on this list, so you won’t have a problem fitting your feast inside. Choose this KitchenAid induction range if you don’t want to worry about running out of oven space or having a cooktop element that is too small. 

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