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We test over 20 ceramic cooktops, including models from Westinghouse, Electrolux, Miele and more.
If you want a sleek surface that’s easy to clean, cooks pretty well and has a mid-ranged price tag, then a ceramic cooktop is worth a look. We test 19 ceramic cooktops, priced from $639 to $1690, to tell you:
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The overall score is made up of performance (60%) and ease of use (40%).
We assess each cooktop's performance by cooking white sauce and 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 overall score.
We cook white sauce on the simmer burner to rate the low heat setting.
We melt chocolate on the simmer burner to test the low heat setting.
Recommended retail as of October 2012.
We assess the position of the controls, 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 overall score.
We boil rice on the medium burner to assess the cooktop's turn down capacity.
We cook a beef and vegetable stir fry to assess the high heat setting.
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