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The Best Maytag® Electric Cooktops for You: What to Look For

The options can feel daunting when looking for the best Maytag® electric cooktop to fit your needs. Not only does each model boast heavy-duty construction and performance features built to deliver, but they also come in styles to fit any kitchen. Learn what to look for when searching for the best Maytag® electric cooktops for your kitchen.

An electric cooktop cooking five different dishes at once An electric cooktop cooking five different dishes at once

What should I look for when buying an electric cooktop?

There are a few essential considerations to keep in mind when buying an electric cooktop (also called a stovetop). The first is fit: what will look best in your kitchen? Maytag® electric cooktops come in a variety of dimensions and finishes to compliment your pre-existing interior decorating decisions.

Beyond aesthetics, there are cooking considerations, as well: 

  • Does your family require five burners or will four suffice? 

  • Do you enjoy grilling and want to do so indoors? 

  • What features are most important to you when you cook? 

Answering these questions will help guide you in the direction of your next cooktop.

A Maytag® 4-element electric cooktop

1. 4-Element Electric Cooktops

Available in 30-inch black or heritage stainless steel, the Maytag® 4-element electric cooktop delivers flexibility and precision. With the 10/6-inch Dual-Choice™ element, you can get the heat you need and the surface indicator light lets you know whether your cooktop is still hot.

A Maytag® 5-element electric cooktop

2. 5-Element Electric Cooktops

The 36-inch black Maytag® 5-element electric cooktop offers the power your stovetop has been missing. The 12/9-inch Dual-Choice™ element can help you sear and sauté with the best of them, and the additional burner gives you added flexibility and control.

A Maytag® electric cooktop with reversible grill and griddle

3. Electric Cooktop with Reversible Grill and Griddle

Maytag® electric cooktops with reversible grills and griddles give you added versatility. Available in 30-inch (4-element) and 36-inch models (5-element), they also boast Dual-Choice™ Elements and flip and grip built-in handles to let you boil, pan fry, grill, sear, flip and griddle for any meal.

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Noted for their power and durability, hardworking select Maytag® electric cooktops also offer impressive cooking features like the Power™ Burner, which delivers a serious sear, and Dual-Choice™ elements that bring the necessary flexibility to diversify your meals. Finally, get cooking you can rely on year after year with a 10-Year limited parts warranty1 on the glass cooktop and elements.

A pasta dish cooking on a heating element A pasta dish cooking on a heating element

What is the easiest cooktop to clean?

Generally, the easiest cooktops to clean are ceramic-glass electric cooktops, primarily because they are constructed with a smooth, flat surface that is simple to wipe down. This means you no longer have to chase food into hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. And if you want to avoid streaking your glass cooktop, avoid cleaning products with ammonium. affresh® cooktop cleaner2 is recommended by Maytag brand to help cut through tough cooked-on residues for a streak-free, polished shine.

A kitchen featuring an electric cooktop A kitchen featuring an electric cooktop

Do electric cooktops scratch?

Electric cooktops can scratch; however, as long as you observe proper care of stovetop items, you can help avoid scratching your electric cooktop. By lifting cookware when it needs to be moved (as opposed to sliding it) and removing it when no longer in use, you can save wear and tear on your electric cooktop.

Discover Maytag® Cooktops

Maytag® cooktops bring the power, precision and performance every cook needs. With a variety of options available in 5-burner as well as 4-burner cooktops, you can outfit any sized kitchen with the tools you need to put the spark back into cooking.

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1. Visit maytag.com for warranty details.

2. affresh® brand products and Whirlpool® brand products are all owned and distributed by Whirlpool Corporation.