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Best ceramic cooktops

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Last updated: 05 February 2024


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If you want a sleek surface that's easy to clean, cooks well and has a mid-range price tag, then a ceramic cooktop is worth a look. 

Our experts thoroughly test and compare the latest models to show you:

  • which cooktops are best at low, medium and high heat cooking
  • which cooktops have an automatic switch-off feature
  • which cooktops are the easiest to use
  • good and bad points for each model
  • installation dimensions.

We've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

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Our Recommended list is based on our test results and will show you at a glance which cooktops come out on top. This review also includes some discontinued models (which you might be able to find second-hand). To view them, select the 'Discontinued' option under the 'Related products' filter on the left.

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    Control type

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    Whether the cooktop uses a traditional knob or dial, or whether it uses touch controls.

      Number of elements

        Cooking performance score

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        We assess each cooktop's performance by cooking white sauce and melting chocolate on the simmer element, rice on the medium element and a stir-fry on the large element. The performance score is 60% of the CHOICE Expert Rating.

        enter value/s in increments of i between 75 and 98

        Ease of use score

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        We assess the position, handling and setting of the controls, and the marking and labelling of the controls and burner areas. We also assess how easy each cooktop is to clean. The ease of use score is 40% of the CHOICE Expert Rating.

        enter value/s in increments of i between 64 and 82

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        • CHOICE Expert Rating
        • Reliability score
        • Satisfaction score
        • Yearly energy cost
        • Cooking performance score
        • Ease of use score
        • High heat setting (stir-fry) score
        • Low heat setting (white sauce) score
        • Low heat setting (melting chocolate) score
        • Turn down capacity (boiled rice) score
        • Boil time (min:sec)
        • Good points
        • Bad points
        • Price
        • Warranty (years)
        • Shop Ethical rating
        • Number of elements
        • Element layout
        • Control type
        • Timer
        • Hob material
        • Child lock
        • Residual heat indicator
        • Automatic switch off
        • Automatic heat up
        • Dual/triple element
        • Flexible cooking zone
        • Dimensions (cm, W x D)
        • Installation dimensions (cm, W x D)
        • Country of origin


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