The Best Gas Cooktops For 2022

Best gas cooktops

Do you want to know what are the best gas cooktops?

You have done your research and after much deliberation decided it was time to buy a new gas cooktop, so where do you start?

Don’t worry, I have the information you need to guide you in buying that perfect centerpiece to your kitchen.

In this article I will discuss:

Features of a quality gas cooktop

There are certain features of high-quality gas cooktops that sets itself apart from the rest.

  • A size and aesthetic style that will fit your kitchen
  • A range of different burners with the correct layout
  • Sturdy grates, preferably manufactured from cast iron
  • Clearly marked controls for adjusting heat output
  • Have the necessary safety features
  • Should be easily maintainable
  • Have a good warranty
  • Should not break the bank

Be sure to check out my in-depth article on the considerations when looking to buy a new gas cooktop here.

The top brands of gas cooktops

There are several manufacturers of gas cooktops worldwide and this list grows as gas cooking becomes more popular.

Amongst these brands, as with any other product, certain manufacturers stand out from the rest in terms of quality and design.

Some of the more popular and preferred brands are, in no particular order:

Frigidaire

After initially manufacturing refrigerators early in the 1900s, Frigidaire, a United States company, has grown into a well trusted household brand.

They now manufacture a range of products including washing machines, air conditioners, stoves and cooktops.

Their products are known for their quality and reliability and in 2020, according to the community survey website Ranker, consumers ranked Frigidaire as the third best appliance brand, after KitchenAid and Whirlpool.

KitchenAid

Founded in 1919, this American company initially manufactured stand mixers.

KitchenAid has since expanded dramatically and are manufacturers of dishwashers, wall ovens, cooktops and more.

As mentioned above, they ranked first in the 2020 survey by Ranker as the best appliance brand.

Bosch

Founded in 1886 as the “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering”, Bosch, as the company is known today, is a well-known brand all over the world with products in the automotive, household and DIY industries, to name a few.

Ramblewood

This Colorado based company is relatively new on the scene.

Ramblewood manufactures mainly gas and induction cooktops and promote green technology.

Their cooktops have a 4 out of 5 average rating on Amazon and they pride themselves in their products being designed for simplicity and serviceability, as well as being built and tested for reliability.

Thor Kitchen

Manufacturing mainly cooktops, ovens and ranges, Thor Kitchen strives to equip every type of cook with professional appliances by committing to offer fair prices.

They are based in Southern California and put emphasis on their products being professionally designed and delivering premium power and performance.

Empava

Also one of the younger companies, Empava’s product range includes gas and induction cooktops, ranges and ovens.

They also manufacture some bathroom products like massage bathtubs and walk -in tubs.

Their products are US engineered and due to their passion for engineering they promise privilege, practically and prestige while incorporating delight.

Empava stand behind their products with a lifetime warranty on parts.

The 13 best gas cooktops

Keeping in mind the features of a quality gas cooktop and the top brands of gas cooktops, here are the ones that I think are well worth considering.

They include both 30” and 36” cooktops, as well a 24” 4 burner cooktop if you are looking for something smaller.

Kitchenaid 30” 5 burner cooktop

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Key features

  • 5 sealed burners
  • 17 000 Multi-flame burner – This burner has two gas rings which allows it to go from a high output for boiling to a lower heat for simmering.
  • Even-Heat 5000 BTUs simmer burner – Being outfitted with a diffuser plate, this burner gives added control for those extra low simmer requirements.
  • Full-width edge-to-edge cast iron grates – Although not continuous, these grates allows for the easy movement of cookware from one burner to the other.
  • Stainless steel base
  • Multi-Finish metal knobs with a sturdy construction
  • Electric ignition
  • Comes with a conversion kit that allows it to be used with LPG
  • Product code – KCGS350ESS
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Empava 30” 5 burner cooktop

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Key features

  • 5 sealed burners – Manufactured by SABAF, an Italian company, these burners are top notch
  • To prevent gas leaks, it features some of the latest technology in flame failure thermocouples auto shut off protection.
  • Full-width edge-to-edge laser cut cast iron grates
  • Dual Ring 12 000 BTUs center burner
  • 10 000 BTUs burner
  • Double 6500 BTUs burners
  • 4000 BTUs simmer burner
  • Comes with a conversion kit that allows it to be used with LPG
  • Manual ignition – Works without electricity
  • Designed and engineered in USA
  • 2 Year US Based Manufacture Warranty
  • Product code – EMPV-30GC5B70C
  • Product Homepage

Empava 36” 5 burner cooktop

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This Empava has exactly the same features as the 30” except that it is a larger 36” cooktop with a different aesthetics in terms of the grates and knobs

Key features

  • 5 Sealed burners – Manufactured by SABAF, an Italian company, these burners are top notch
  • To prevent gas leaks, it features some of the latest technology in flame failure thermocouples auto shut off protection.
  • Full-width edge-to-edge laser cut cast iron grates
  • Dual Ring 12 000 BTUs center burner
  • 10 000 BTUs burner
  • Double 6500 BTUs burners
  • 4000 BTUs simmer burner
  • Comes with a conversion kit that allows it to be used with LPG
  • Manual ignition – Works without electricity
  • Designed and engineered in USA
  • 2 Year US Based Manufacture Warranty
  • Product code – EMPV-36GC22
  • Product Homepage

GaslandChef 24” 4 burner cooktop

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For when size is limited, the Gasland Chef 24” is a good option. Although GasslandChef is a new company founded in 2016 and not on our top brands list (yet) this 4 burner is a good option in the smaller 24” category.

Key features

  • 4 Sealed burners
  • 9500 BTUs large burner
  • Two 5000 BTUs medium burners
  • 2800 BTUs simmer burner
  • Stainless steel and black tempered glass surface
  • Full-width edge-to-edge cast iron grates
  • Comes equipped with a thermocouple flame-out failure system (FFD)
  • Electronic ignition
  • Comes with a conversion kit that allows it to be used with LPG
  • ETL certified for use in the US & Canada
  • Product code – GH60BF
  • Product Homepage

Thor Kitchen Pro-Style 36” 6 burner cooktop

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Key features

  • 6 Sealed burners
  • Two 18 000 BTUs burners
  • 15 000 BTUs burner
  • Three 12 000 BTUs burners
  • Integrated low 650 BTUs simmering function
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Heavy-duty continuous cast-iron grates
  • Brilliant blue LED control panel lights
  • Black porcelain spill tray
  • Electric ignition
  • Die cast zinc alloy control knobs
  • Two-year warranty
  • Product code – HRT3618U
  • Product Homepage

Bosch 30” 5 burner cooktop

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Key features

  • 5 Sealed burners
  • Large 19 000 BTUs burner
  • Two 10 000 BTUs burners
  • Two 5 500 BTUs burners
  • OptiSim burner cap allows better low heat control
  • Red LED indicator lights up when any burner is switched on
  • Auto-reignition feature will re-ignite the burner when the flame goes out
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Continuous cast-iron grates with porcelain enamel
  • Large metal controls
  • Product code – NGM8056UC
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Bosch 36” 5 burner cooktop

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Key features

  • 5 Sealed burners
  • Large 16 000 BTUs burner
  • Three 12 000 BTUs burners
  • Small 5 500 BTUs burner
  • Heavy-duty push-to-turn metal knobs
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Continuous cast-iron grates with porcelain enamel
  • Auto-reignition feature will re-ignite the burner when the flame goes out
  • Comes with a conversion kit that allows it to be used with LPG
  • Product code – NGM5656UC
  • Product Homepage

Ramblewood 24” 4 burner cooktop

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Key features

  • 4 Sealed burners
  • Large 9500 BTUs burner
  • Two 5 000 BTUs burners
  • 2 800 BTUs simmer burner
  • Good simmering capacities
  • Safety mechanism with thermal couple and flame out failure detection
  • Electric ignition
  • Cast iron grates
  • Stainless steel base
  • Efficient gas usage
  • One-year warranty
  • Comes with a conversion kit that allows it to be used with LPG
  • Product code – GC4-50N
  • Product Homepage

Frigidaire Gallery 30” 5 burner cooktop

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Key features

  • 5 Sealed burners
  • 18 000 BTUs large center burner
  • 12 000 BTUs burner
  • 9 500 BTUs burner
  • 7 500 BTUs burner
  • 5 000 BTUs burner
  • Continuous edge-to-edge cast-iron grates
  • Angled front controls
  • SpillSafe Cooktop for easier cleaning of spills
  • Seamless recessed burners
  • Stainless steel top
  • Comes with a conversion kit that allows it to be used with LPG
  • Product code – FGGC3047QS
  • Product Homepage

Frigidaire Gallery 36” 5 burner cooktop

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This cooktop has the same features as its smaller cousin above except for its size and a second 9 500 BTUs burner instead of the 7500 BTUs burner.

Key features

  • 5 Sealed burners
  • 18 000 BTUs large center burner
  • 12 000 BTUs burner
  • 9 500 BTUs burner
  • 9 500 BTUs burner
  • 5 000 BTUs burner
  • Continuous edge-to-edge cast-iron grates
  • Angled front controls
  • SpillSafe top for easier cleaning of spills
  • Seamless recessed burners
  • Stainless steel top
  • Comes with a conversion kit that allows it to be used with LPG
  • Product code – FGGC3645QS
  • Product Homepage

Frigidaire Gallery 30” 4 burner cooktop

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This cooktop has the same features as the 30” 5 burner cooktop except for not having the 7 500 BTUs burner.

Key features

  • 4 Sealed burners
  • 18 000 BTUs large center burner
  • 12 000 BTUs burner
  • 9 500 BTUs burner
  • 5 000 BTUs burner
  • Continuous edge-to-edge cast-iron grates
  • Angled front controls
  • SpillSafe Cooktop for easier cleaning of spills
  • Seamless recessed burners
  • Stainless steel top
  • Comes with a conversion kit that allows it to be used with LPG
  • Product code – FGGC3045QS
  • Product Homepage

Frigidaire Professional 30” 5 burner cooktop

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Key features

  • 5 Sealed burners
  • 18 200 BTUs large center burner
  • 12 000 BTUs burner
  • Two 9 500 BTUs burners
  • 5 000 BTUs burner
  • Continuous edge-to-edge cast-iron grates
  • Angled stainless steel PrecisionPro controls with incremental notches
  • Stainless steel top
  • Comes with a conversion kit that allows it to be used with LPG
  • Product code – FPGC3077RS
  • Product Homepage

Frigidaire Professional 36” 5 burner cooktop

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This 36” cooktop has the same features as the 30” model above except for the larger size and a 14 000 BTUs burner instead of a 12 000 BTUs.

Key features

  • 5 Sealed burners
  • 18 200 BTUs large center burner
  • 14 000 BTUs burner
  • Two 9 500 BTUs burners
  • 5 000 BTUs burner
  • Continuous edge-to-edge cast-iron grates
  • Angled stainless steel PrecisionPro controls with incremental notches
  • Stainless steel top
  • Comes with a conversion kit that allows it to be used with LPG
  • Product code – FPGC3677RS
  • Product Homepage