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Induction cooktop reviews

Last updated: 20 February 2019

Induction cooktops use innovative technology to deliver fast and impressive results. We lab test and review the latest models to help you find the best induction cooktop for your kitchen.

Our review covers a range of induction cooktops across the width range of 60cm–90cm. Our expert testers give every induction cooktop a thorough workout to give you the following insights:

  • The best at low-heat, turn-down and high-heat cooking.
  • Which are the fastest at boiling water.
  • Those which have automatic heat-up functionality.
  • Which are easiest to use.
  • Good and bad points for each model. 
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We also give their installation dimensions, and our Recommended list helps summarise to show you which models come out the best overall.

If you want to learn more about them before you choose one see our induction cooktops buying guide.

Brands in this review

In this latest review, we tested 34 models from 16 of the top brands. Here are their vital stats:

AEG

  • 2 were AEG induction cooktops, both 60cm in width
  • 1 AEG cooktop tested was framed and 1 frameless
  • We paid between $1799 and $2299

Ariston

  • 1 Ariston induction cooktop was tested, coming in at 60cm in width
  • The Ariston cooktop was frameless
  • We paid $1699 for this cooktop

Asko

  • 1 Asko induction cooktop was tested, coming in at 60cm in width
  • The Asko cooktop was frameless 
  • We paid $1999

Bellini

  • 1 Bellini induction cooktop was tested, coming in at 60cm in width
  • The Bellini cooktop was frameless 
  • We paid $648 for this cooktop

Bosch

  • 4 Bosch induction cooktops were tested, 3 were 60cm in width and 1 was 80cm
  • 3 Bosch cooktops tested were framed, while the 80cm model was frameless
  • We paid between $1699 and $2999

Chef

  • 1 Chef induction cooktop was tested, coming in at 60cm in width
  • The Chef cooktop was frameless 
  • We paid $1269 for this cooktop

DeLonghi

  • 2 DeLonghi induction cooktops were tested, both 60cm in width
  • The DeLonghi cooktops tested were frameless
  • We paid between $1199 and $1399

Electrolux

  • 1 Electrolux induction cooktop was tested, coming in at 70cm in width
  • The Electrolux cooktop was frameless 
  • We paid $2439 for this cooktop

Fisher & Paykel

  • 4 were Fisher & Paykel induction cooktops, 2 were 60cm in width, 1 75cm and 1 was 90cm
  • All Fisher & Paykel cooktops tested were frameless
  • We paid between $1399 and $2949

Haier

  • 1 Haier induction cooktop was tested, coming in at 60cm in width
  • The Haier cooktop was frameless 
  • We paid $799 for this cooktop

Ikea

  • 2 were Ikea induction cooktops, both 60cm in width
  • The Ikea cooktops tested were frameless
  • We paid between $699 and $899

Miele

  • 5 were Miele induction cooktops, 3 were 60cm in width and 2 were 80cm
  • All Miele cooktops we tested were framed models
  • We paid between $1999 and $3999

Neff

  • 1 Neff induction cooktop was tested, coming in at 60cm in width
  • The Neff cooktop was framed 
  • We paid $1999 for this cooktop

Omega

  • 1 Omega induction cooktop was tested, coming in at 60cm in width
  • The Omega cooktop was frameless
  • We paid $1099 for this cooktop

Smeg

  • 3 were Smeg induction cooktops, 2 were 60cm in width and 1 was 90cm
  • 2 Smeg cooktops tested were frameless, while one 60cm model was framed
  • We paid between $2290 and $3690

Westinghouse

  • 4 were Westinghouse induction cooktops, 2 were 60cm in width, 1 was 70cm and 1 was 90cm
  • All Westinghouse cooktops tested were frameless 
  • We paid between $1849 and $2769
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    The manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally flexible, so shop around both online and in bricks and mortar shops for options.

    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 648 and 3999

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    The width of the cooktop. Check the manufacturer's installation specifications as there may be slight variations.

      Frame or frameless

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      Frameless induction cooktops sit flush against your kitchen bench. Ones with frames sit on a cutout.

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