CHOOSING DIFFERENT TYPES OF STOVETOPS AND COOKTOPS
A cooktop, or stovetop, is a standalone appliance that installs directly into your countertop. Cooktops look like the stovetop on a range but are separate from the oven. A range, on the other hand, includes both an oven and a cooktop in one appliance. Many people opt for a cooktop plus wall oven configuration because they find it convenient to separate stovetop and oven functions, they prefer the aesthetics or they want to install the cooktop somewhere a range may not work, like certain kitchen islands. Installing a separate cooktop and a wall oven allows you to increase the height of your oven, eliminating the need to bend down to put food inside.
If you’ve never considered a standalone cooktop, you might find that it suits your needs, with electric, gas, induction and downdraft cooktop styles available. Some cooktops even come equipped with additional accessories like grills and griddles. Read on to learn more about the different types of stovetops for your kitchen.
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