What brand of cooktop is best?
Which brand of cooktop should you buy? We've identified the best gas, induction or ceramic cooktop brand based on our test results and feedback from our members on satisfaction and reliability.
CHOICE created Best Brand to help guide you when choosing a product – with the knowledge that not only has the brand performed well overall in our lab testing throughout the years, but it's also well regarded by CHOICE members for customer satisfaction and reliability.
How was the Best Brand calculated?
The Best Brand Cooktop is based on our test results for all cooktop types, as well as the most recent customer satisfaction and reliability information submitted by CHOICE members on their experience with the brand.
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How we get the data
We calculate a brand's reliability score and owner rating based on our survey of 4154 CHOICE members who owned a cooktop in 2018.
- Average test score – 40%
- Brand reliability – 30%
- Customer satisfaction – 20%
- Recommended ratio – 10%
About the scores
Average test score
Measures the average score for all models tested in the CHOICE labs for each brand. We assess performance by testing the cooktop's ability to perform on low and high heat settings, plus its turn-down capacity (starting on a high heat and reducing to a simmer). We also look at how easy it is to clean and use the controls, as well as assessing the size, type and positioning of elements. For more details, see how we test cooktops.
Our CHOICE customer insights team asked several thousand members in the annual CHOICE survey about whether they've run into any problems with their cooktop in the last 12 months.
Our survey also asks how satisfied members are with their cooktop on a scale of "excellent" to "terrible". So even if a cooktop develops a fault after six months, it's still possible for it to have a high satisfaction score – perhaps the company has customer service that goes beyond expectations, or the product is simply too good, despite some performance quirks.
Calculates the percentage of cooktops that CHOICE recommends for each brand. The greater number of models that earn a recommendation, the higher the recommended ratio score.