10 Best Gas Cooktops 2020 Reviews

Cooking with gas is easier than many other fuels in that the heat from the flame is spread evenly across the bottom of the pans. You can also work more precisely with gas than you could with an electric stove as you can monitor the flame visually and increase or decrease the heat as needed. There are, however, several difficulties involved with gas cooktops which make finding a gas cooktop for your kitchen a little tricky. With that in mind, let’s look at the Top Ten Gas Cooktops available on market.

Gas stoves have been around since around about 1836 and have been a popular method for cooking since the 1880s. The reason for the popularity of gas cooktops was simply that you could turn the gas off whenever the stove wasn’t in use; making it cheaper to operate than a coal stove. So, what do we need to look at when looking for a gas cooktop?

The list is pretty short: size, power, voltage and, of course, the price point.

Best Gas Cooktops

Top 10 Best Gas Cooktops Reviews

Model
HBHOB 24" inches Gas Cooktop
KUPPET 24" Built-in Gas Cooktop - GH604A Stove
Hotfield HF524-SA05 24 inch Gas Cooktop stovetop
Kitchen Academy Professional 36'' Stainless Steel Gas Rangetop Cooktop
Empava 30" Gas Cooktop in Stainless Steel
METAWELL New 30" Stainless Steel 5 Burners Cooktops
Thor Kitchen Pro-Style 36'' Gas Rangetop with 6 Sealed Burners
SDADI Kitchen Gas Cooktop 36" Stainless Steel Range
ZLINE 36 in. Rangetop with 6 Gas Burners (RT36)
Cosmo 850SLTX-E 30 in. Professional Style Gas Cooktop

1. HBHOB 24″ inches Gas Cooktop

Product Specifications:

  • Cooktop Dimensions: 24 x 20 x 4.7 inches
  • Cutout Dimensions: 22 x 18.7 inches
  • Weight: 29.1 pounds
  • Voltage: 110V
  • Burners: 3.3 KW triple ring wok, 2.75 KW rapid burner, 1.75KW semi-rapid burner, and a 1 KW auxiliary burner
  • Thermocouple safety
  • Dual fuel (liquefied petroleum and natural gas)

HBHOB’s 24-inch gas cooktop is made of tempered glass and has four burners that are controlled by durable melt-proof knobs. The cast-iron grates provide strength and stability and are coated in enamel; this makes them temperature and rust-resistant.

This cooktop features an electronic ignition using a standard 110-volt plug but you can also use a lighter if you need to. A thermocouple flame-out system ensures that the gas will be turned off when a flame is not detected. This will help you avoid a gas leak and/or explosion. It’s been designed to prevent unstable combustion

The HBHOB gas cooktop runs on liquefied petroleum gas but it can be converted to natural gas if that’s something you need or would prefer.

You can use this cooktop anywhere; it’s suitable for RV’s, mobile homes, and other places.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Easy to clean
  • Multi-functional
  • Thermocouple safety
  • Dual fuel
  • Rust-resistant
  • Renewable Fuel (natural gas)

Cons

  • Could be harmful to children and/or pets
  • Heavy

2. KUPPET 24″ Built-in Gas Cooktop – GH604A Stove

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 34.2 x 20 x 3.9 inches
  • Weight: 44.1 pounds
  • Voltage: 120 Volts
  • Fuel: Gas

The Kuppet GHG915 Stove is constructed out of stainless steel and is heat and stain-resistant. The surface of the cooktop is made of high-quality tempered glass and can withstand high temperatures without a problem. It’s also super easy to clean.

This cooktop has five burners which can be adjusted using the knob controls. You can use a smaller flame for more precise cooking and a larger flame for boiling.

In terms of safety,  the cooktop comes with a thermocouple sensor which is linked to a solenoid valve to ensure that the gas is shut off if a flame is not detected.

The GHG915 stove is, by default, set to use natural gas. It can be converted from natural to liquefied petroleum gas depending on your needs; nozzles for both configurations are included but the conversion must be done by a qualified technician.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Renewable Fuel (natural gas)
  • Affordable
  • Easy to clean
  • Multi-functional
  • Thermocouple safety
  • Dual fuel
  • Heat-resistant
  • Stain-resistant

Cons

  • The gas could be harmful to children and/or pets
  • Heavy

3. Hotfield HF524-SA05 24 inch Gas Cooktop stovetop

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 33.9 x 19.7 x 3.9 inches
  • Cutout Dimensions: 21.7 x 18.5 inches
  • Weight: 31 pounds
  • of Heating Elements: 4
  • Voltage: 110 Volts
  • Fuel: Gas

The Hotfield 24 inch Gas Cooktop is constructed out of brushed stainless steel which is warp and rust-resistant. It uses a cast-iron support to get that extra durability and an electric ignition through a standard 110V plug.

By default, this cooktop is set to run on natural gas. You can switch out to liquefied petroleum gas if you’d prefer by having the appropriate nozzle setup installed.

This cooktop is portable; with four feet that can be unfolded to make it a tabletop style stove.

The brushed stainless steel construction makes this cooktop super easy to clean; a quick wipe-down with a soft cloth and a bit of dish soap will keep your cooktop going for a while.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Portable
  • Easy to clean
  • Dual fuel (natural and liquefied petroleum gas)
  • Renewable Fuel (natural gas)
  • Stain and Rust-resistant

Cons

  • The gas could be harmful to children and/or pets
  • Heavy

4. Kitchen Academy Professional 36” Stainless Steel Gas Rangetop Cooktop

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 35.8 x 27.2 x 8.7 inches
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Voltage: 120V/60Hz
  • Power: 2x Single burners – 18,000 BTUs each, dual burner – 15,000 BTUs, 3x single burners – 12,000 BTUs each.
  • of Heating Elements: 6
  • Fuel Type: Gas

The Kitchen Academy Professional Cooktop is built out of stainless steel with heavy iron grates providing additional durability.

The porcelain drip pan catches anything that spills while you are cooking and makes an already easy post-meal cleanup even easier. As a safety feature, the burner controls are lit by blue LED lights while in use.

This cooktop has six burners with professional chef settings to make cooking a meal as quick and easy as possible. Adjustable feet on the bottom allow for easy installation into your kitchen’s cabinet or cutout.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • LED lighting on the burner controls
  • Lightweight
  • Renewable Fuel (natural gas)

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Gas could be harmful to children and/or pets

5. Empava 30″ Gas Cooktop in Stainless Steel

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 29.5 x 20.1 x 4.5 inches
  • Cutout Dimensions: 28.7 x 18.7 inches
  • Weight: 30 pounds
  • Voltage: 110V
  • Power: triple ring burner – 12,000 BTUs, rapid burner – 10,000 BTUs, 2x semi-rapid burners – 6500, auxiliary burner 4000 BTUs
  • Fuel Type: Gas
  • Thermocouple safety

The Empava 30 inch Gas Cooktop has a sturdy stainless steel construction that is heat and stain-resistant.

You can switch from liquefied petroleum gas to natural gas without difficulty and the Empava cooktop is equipped with a thermocouple safety system so that the gas is shut off when no flame is detected.

This cooktop can be installed above any Empava single wall oven and works with either an electric ignition of 110 volts or manually with a lighter or match. The varying burner sizes allow for a wide range of meals to be cooked quickly and evenly.

The Empava cooktop is a breeze to clean and, if needed, you can even clean the iron grates the dishwasher. The burners themselves are sealed so you don’t need to worry about food falling into them.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Heat and Stain resistant
  • Renewable Fuel (natural gas)

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Could be harmful to children and/or pets

6. METAWELL New 30″ Stainless Steel 5 Burners Cooktops

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 30 x 20 inches
  • Cutout Dimensions: 28.3 x 18.1 inches
  • Weight: 33.5 pounds
  • Voltage: 110V
  • Wattage: 3000W
  • Fuel: Gas

The METAWELL Natural Gas Hob Cooker uses a standard electronic ignition from a 110V plug and runs on natural gas by default. It is compatible with liquefied petroleum gas, however, if that’s what you prefer.

The five burners allow you to carefully choose what heat you need for the food you’re preparing and the center burner has the additional function of adding a little pop of color to the cooktop.

This cooktop is easy to clean although it is strongly advised that you shouldn’t use steel wool and/or any corrosive cleaning agents. Instead, a soft cloth and neutral detergent are suggested as that’s all you need.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Renewable Fuel (natural gas)

Cons

  • Gas could be harmful to children and/or pets
  • Heavy
  • May not be stain resistant

7. Thor Kitchen Pro-Style 36” Gas Rangetop with 6 Sealed Burners

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 36 x 27.5 x 7 inches
  • Cutout Dimensions: 36 ½ x 7 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches
  • Weight: 90 pounds
  • of Heating Elements: 6
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Power: 2x Single burners – 18,000 BTUs each, dual burner – 15,000 BTUs, 3x single burners – 12,000 BTUs each.
  • Fuel Type: Gas

Thor Kitchen’s 36 inch Pro-Style Gas Rangetop has six sealed burners and comes with three cast-iron cooking grates.

The stainless steel construction makes this cooktop incredibly durable and the six burners allow for very precise cooking.

It’s also very easy to clean as you don’t have the bother of food falling into the burners and clogging them; a quick wipe-down after use and you’re good to go.

From frying an egg to boiling rice, this cooktop does it all and it does so in style!

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Renewable Fuel (natural gas)

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Heavy
  • Gas could be harmful to children and/or pets

8. SDADI Kitchen Gas Cooktop 36″ Stainless Steel Range

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 35.8 x 27.16 x 8.66 inches
  • Cutout Dimensions: 36 ½ x 7 3/8 – 7 7/8 x 24 inches
  • Weight: 99 pounds
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Power: 2x Single burners – 18,000 BTUs each, dual burner – 15,000 BTUs, 3x single burners – 12,000 BTUs each. Simmer option – 650 BTUs
  • Fuel: natural and/or liquefied petroleum gas
  • CSA Certificate

The SDADI 36 inch Gas Cooktop is made of stainless steel and has a drip pan to make this unit easy to clean. This cooktop has six burners which are all sealed to keep anything unwanted from falling into them.

Adjustable feet allow you to maintain a level cooking surface and three heavy cast-iron cooking grates allow you to move your pots and pans around without actually having to lift them.

The SDADI cooktop is set up to run on natural gas but you can have it converted to liquefied petroleum gas if you’d prefer. Note that if you’d like to have a conversion done it is strongly advised that you have a professional installer do the conversion.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Renewable Fuel (natural gas)
  • Fuel convertible from natural to liquefied petroleum gas

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Could be harmful to children and/or pets
  • Heavy

9. ZLINE 36 in. Rangetop with 6 Gas Burners (RT36)

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 36 x 27.5 x 8 inches
  • Weight: 85 pounds
  • Power: 2x Rapid Burners (13.000 BTUs each), 2 x Semi-Rapid Burners (8.500 BTUs each), 2x Auxiliary Burners (4.200 BTUs each)
  • Fuel: Gas
  • 1 Year Warranty

The ZLINE 36 inch Rangetop is made in Italy out of porcelain and has a solid-piece iron grill that is built to last.

Using this cooktop is pretty easy, you just turn one of the knobs and the corresponding burner ignites and you’re ready to go.

The six burners are handcrafted from premium alloy and they detach from the cooktop to allow for extremely easy cleaning.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Easy to clean
  • Renewable Fuel (natural gas)

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Could be harmful to children and/or pets
  • Heavy

10. Cosmo 850SLTX-E 30 in. Professional Style Gas Cooktop

Product specifications:

  • Dimensions: 30.31 x 20 inches
  • Rated Voltage: 110V
  • Thermocouple safety
  • Heating Elements: 5
  • Heating power: Super Rapid Burner (16,000 BTU), Rapid Burner (8,500 BTU), Semi-Rapid Burners (6,800 BTU), Auxiliary Burner (5000)
  • Fuel: Natural Gas
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty

The Cosmo 850SLTX-E Professional Style Gas Cooktop runs on natural propane gas.

This cooktop has five burners ranging in strength allowing you to use very precise cooking to sear a steak or simmer a sauce without difficulty.

The stainless steel construction is backed by cast-iron grates for added durability.

Since the cooktop is made of stainless steel, it’s a breeze to clean.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Renewable Fuel (natural gas)

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Gas could be harmful to children and/or pets

Best Gas Cooktops

FAQs

What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of gas cooktops?

Some of the advantages include even cooking, as the flame spreads all across the bottom and sides of the cookware. The flame can be adjusted visually to ensure that your food isn’t burned. Cooking is also faster on a gas cooktop. These advantages are what make gas cooktops popular with chefs. It’s also cheaper to run a gas stove – especially if you’re already hooked up to a natural gas line. Gas cooktops are also energy efficient; they put out less heat than induction (Read: Induction Cooktops Review) and electric cooktops.

A big disadvantage to gas cooktops is the price point; they are very expensive to purchase and set up. The gas itself is also a problem with natural and propane gas cooktops releasing carbon monoxide and formaldehyde and other such nasty chemicals into the air which can be toxic to us and our pets. Gas cooking also throws off some possibly carcinogenic fumes meaning that prolonged exposure can lead to cancer.

Can I install a gas cooktop myself?

If you know what you’re doing then yes, you probably could. It isn’t recommended because the slightest error in installation can and will cause serious problems. The safer option would be to get a professional to come in and do the job for you.

Can gas cooktops/stoves explode?

Yes, if gas accumulates in a confined space and comes into contact with an ignitor (i.e. a spark) an explosion can occur.

That said; modern gas cooktops have better safety measures incorporated into them making explosions a rare occurrence.

Can a gas cooktop function in the event of a power outage?

Yes, if the power goes out you can light the burners with a match or lighter.

Is natural gas a fossil fuel?

Yes, coal, oil, and natural gas are all classified as fossil fuels.

Wouldn’t being a fossil fuel make it non-renewable?

Not quite. Most fossil fuels are like that but gas is…well…gas and thanks to science we now have what is called renewable natural gas. This is an upgraded biogas on par with fossil fuel natural gas.

What are BTUs?

BTU is short for British Thermal Unit and is the measurement of thermal energy – specifically, the amount of energy that it takes to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit.

How long will my gas cooktop last?

The average lifespan of a gas cooktop is around 15 years. As with anything, if it’s well-maintained your gas cooktop can last beyond the standard lifespan.

Are gas cooktops better than electric ones?

Electric cooktops have an average lifespan of around 13 years and are pretty easy to use. They cook food much slower than a gas cooktop and the use of electricity will make the electric cooktop less economically friendly.

The biggest issues you’re likely to face with a gas cooktop are the price and installation.

Conclusion

Gas cooktops are generally expensive and the fact that the gas, whether it’s natural or propane, can be both toxic and the word flammable does tend to make one a little nervous about setting up a gas cooktop in their kitchen.

Apart from those negatives, you could benefit from something that cooks quickly and evenly and is much cheaper to run.

As long as the cooktop has been installed properly you shouldn’t have any issues. Just make sure that you keep a close eye on your cooktop and make sure that it’s well-maintained.

I hope you found this list informative and that it helps you to find a gas cooktop to suit your needs. These are just ten options, Amazon has a bunch of others that you can look at as well so feel free to check those out if the ones listed aren’t what you need.

Happy cooking everyone!

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