The Best Induction Ranges Heat Up—And Cool Down—Faster Than Gas


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They’re sleek, easy on the eyes, and seriously powerful: These are just a few reasons why we love the cresting trend of induction cooktops and ranges. But that’s not all there is to love about these kitchen workhorses—they are easy to clean, can reliably regulate heat, and may even be better for the environment than your average gas stove. (Some studies have even pointed to these appliances diminishing air pollution; a handy bonus.) 

If you’ve noticed a rise in what’s available on the market, you aren’t alone. Some feature classic industrial profiles that echo their gas counterparts, while others come in a vibrant array of colors—like chic matte white and emerald green—so you can easily incorporate them into your kitchen’s current, or to-come, look. Our six favorites include a mix of heritage brands and induction newcomers, so read on for how to make a statement with the best induction ranges. 

Our Favorites

Best Overall: Bosch 800 Series Induction Slide-In Electric Range

Bosch Domino

Width: 31.5 inches | Controls: Digital | Burners: 4 | Self-cleaning: Yes

What we like:

  • SpeedBoost function
  • AutoChef temperature regulation
  • Touch controls

Worth noting:

  • Only 4 cooking elements
  • On the small side
  • Only available in stainless steel

Why we chose it: A classic stainless steel model that offers just about everything. 

Long the leader in kitchen appliances, Bosch has put everything but the kitchen sink into this induction range, including touch controls, a SpeedBoost function (for faster boiling), a temperature probe, and self-cleaning oven technology. Burners have individual, programmable timers, and the AutoChef setting regulates pan temperature so that nothing overheats or burns. The range is on the smaller side, at 31.5 inches, and the cooktop only offers four cooking elements, which may not be enough for large homes or families. Still, Bosch has packed a lot into a small space with this top-of-the-line range. 

Best Value: KitchenAid Slide-In Induction Range

Kitchenaid Domino

Width: 29.875 inches | Controls: Digital | Burners: 4 | Self-cleaning: Yes 

What we like:

  • Oven convection
  • Self-cleaning oven
  • Lower price point

Worth noting:

  • Only 4 cooking elements
  • No favorites setting
  • 1-year warranty

Why we chose it: A relatively affordable unit with an amply sized oven.

At just under 30 inches wide, you’ll get a little more bang for your buck with KitchenAid’s slide-in induction range, which offers some nice benefits at a relatively affordable price. This stainless-steel unit is sleek and pretty—an asset to the design-conscious (see it in this gorgeous Winnipeg remodel by designer Jaclyn Peters). In the oven’s interior, upgrades like convection and multiple racks and rack settings—three racks total and seven placements—are extremely useful for the avid cook. The oven also has a self-cleaning option. On top, there are a few drawbacks. The cooktop only offers four cooking elements, there are no pre-programmables or favorites settings, and the unit only comes with a one-year warranty. 

Best for a Small Space: Café Smart Induction Slide-In Electric Range

Caffe Domino

Width: 29.875 inches | Controls: Digital | Burners: 5 | Self-cleaning: Yes 

What we like:

  • Design-forward
  • Tons of smart capability
  • Many cooking functions

Worth noting:

  • Installation and haul-away are extra
  • 1-year warranty
  • Very stylized, and may not be for everyone

Why we chose it: A design-forward unit for a smaller kitchen. 

White and black are back, baby, and Café has taken note. This luxury arm of GE is leaning into design with their white, black, and stainless steel appliances that are just as beautiful to look at as they are pleasant to use. The Smart Slide-In Induction Range is compatible with Alexa, Nest, and more, and offers many cooking functions, like the Gourmet Guided Cooking Program, which connects chefs’ video-guided recipes with home cooks; the oven regulates the results. While five burners allow for plenty of cooktop space, this unit is a little pricier than average, especially if you opt for the brushed bronze or copper hardware upgrades.

Best Classic Look: Ilve Majestic II Series 40 Induction Electric Range 

Ilve Domino

Width: 39.37 inches | Controls: Digital and knob | Burners: 6 | Self-cleaning: Yes 

What we like:

  • Tons of oven functions
  • 6 cooking elements
  • Provides more cooking interior

Worth noting:

  • Requires a larger kitchen
  • Expensive
  • No steam cleaning

Why we chose it: A comprehensive range with a classic, unforgettable look.

Italian appliance maker Ilve held nothing back in the development of this stunning induction unit, which truly offers the best of everything. At just under 40 inches wide, this range is among the larger induction ranges currently available, giving cooks six elements of cooktop space and a double oven, to boot. In addition to its removable and easy-to-clean glass, the Majestic has upscale cooking functions, like a quick-start preheat, fan-grill cooking for meats, and multiple-fan cooking (which is great for cooking different dishes simultaneously without cross-contaminating odors). The unit does require a larger kitchen to accommodate it, and, although it does have a self-cleaning option, it doesn’t steam-clean. It’s also an expensive range, but that’s relative, considering its size. Design enthusiasts will love that it comes in a number of standard finish colors (like antique white, emerald green, and blue-gray), but for a little extra, you can order it in the custom color of your kitchen dreams.

Best Industrial Look: AGA Mercury Electric Induction Range

Aga Domino

Width: 47.5725 inches | Controls: Knob | Burners: 5 | Self-cleaning: Yes 

What we like:

  • Large capacity
  • 5 cooking elements
  • 3 ovens

Worth noting:

  • Limited color palette
  • No glass-paneled doors
  • Requires a large kitchen

Why we chose it: A large, powerful range with a minimalist industrial look.

AGA’s industrial Mercury induction range checks a lot of boxes. At just under 48 inches, this monster has a large capacity, and it distributes it among three separate ovens and five stovetop cooking elements. The range offers seven distinct cooking modes, including defrost, convection, convection broiling, fan-assist bake, conventional, browning, and base heat. An expensive model, it actually rounds out to relatively reasonable given the size of the unit, which will require a large kitchen. AGA offers seven neutral-colored finishes (black, ivory, white, and midnight blue to name a few), but those seeking more vibrant hues will be out of luck here. And, if you prefer glass paneled doors, this unit lacks those completely. 

Best Hybrid: Fisher Paykel 48-Inch Smart Dual Fuel Induction Range

Fisher Domino

Width: 47.875 inches | Controls: Knob | Burners: 4 gas, 4 induction | Self-cleaning: Yes

What we like:

  • Part gas range, part induction—this range is the best of both worlds
  • Oven convection
  • Self-cleaning oven

Worth noting:

  • The most expensive model on our list
  • Requires a large kitchen
  • Some may prefer all induction

Why we chose it: A large, hybridized range that does it all. 

This beautiful range is for the home cook that simply cannot decide: With four induction cooking elements, four gas burners, and an electric-fueled double oven, the Fisher Paykel Professional Series 48-inch range tests the boundaries of hybridization. On the interior you’ll find useful bonuses, like a convection function and self-cleaning setting. On the gas stovetop side, sealed burners are extremely easy to clean. This large range will require an equally large kitchen, and if you’re looking to forgo gas entirely, this isn’t for you. It’s also the most expensive of the ranges we considered, but if you’re after a heavy-duty hybrid model, this is the best of the best.

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How We Chose These Products

We delved into brand stats and did extensive research to share induction range picks that offered both exceptional design and high-level cooking options—because it’s all about the balance, right? We considered whether or not ranges came in different colors or finishes, what sizes they were available in, and price. Other features we looked for included self-cleaning options, convection, number of cooking elements, and types of additional functions offered. Finally, we spoke to experts both in the appliance field and in the design sector for a sense of how these ranges impacted both the look and function of the kitchen. 

Our Shopping Checklist


Personal style, says Sharon L. Sherman of Thyme & Place Design, should be the first thing that shoppers consider when looking at induction ranges. “Are you the sleek, clean-lined, contemporary design vibe, or are you drawn to a more traditional look for your kitchen?” she asks. Once you establish personal style, you can dig deeper into materials and specific options, like enamel coating, which can bring color to an otherwise drab range. “As color is coming back into vogue after the wave of all-white or gray kitchens, the range is a great place to add that focal point of color,” she says. The ILVE Majestic II, she notes, is a range that can be designed into a kitchen. “This range really is a conversation-starter. It wears true Italian design style.” 

Temperature Control and Presets

When it comes to temperature control, “the key feature a consumer should look for is flexibility of temperature settings,” says Ken Riemann, cooking and luxury appliance buyer for PC Richard & Son. Riemann says to look for controls that allow users to set the burners from a low simmer all the way to a high output. “Some models even have SpeedBoost elements that boil water two times as fast as a conventional electric range top,” Riemann says. The Bosch 800 Series, our top pick, offers this feature. 

As for whether to opt for knobs or touch controls, this may be a matter of preference. “Some clients of mine prefer a very sleek control panel, as they are easier to clean,” Sherman says. Knobs, on the other hand, offer a more traditional look, which offer a specific aesthetic that many enjoy. There are other advantages to knobs, too, Sherman says. “The touch controls may have some disadvantages for some with limited mobility in their fingers,” she adds. “If a knob is in the on position, you can see it. If you are used to seeing that knob turned in a direction to indicate how high you have set the temperature, it might make the transition from gas or old style electric easier.”

Care and Maintenance

Induction cooktops, Riemann says, are notoriously easy to clean and maintain, “because the only part of the appliance that heats up is the part in contact with the pot or pan.” Food, he says, is easily wiped off, should it spill over onto the surface. 


Induction ranges come with a host of built-in safety features. Since they have no flame, they’re inherently safer than gas burners. “This allows for the cooking surface around the burner to be safe to touch almost immediately after the burner is shut off,” Riemann says. Induction burners, he adds, cannot turn on without a pan, and most also have lockable controls. 

Ask Domino

Q: Do induction ranges require a proper venting? 

Induction ranges can function with the same ventilation as any other range. (May we suggest one of our designer-recommended hoods?)

Q: How long does an induction range last?

“Induction tops are manufactured to operate for 10,000 hours,” Riemann says. 

Q: What are the disadvantages of induction?

One slight drawback, Sherman says, is the amount of juice required to power an induction range. “Premium performance ranges will require a bit more electricity than a typical induction range to get the burners going,” she says. Also, Riemann adds, there can be issues of incompatibility. “Cookware must contain ferrous metal to work on induction stoves,” he says; basically, if cookware has a magnetic bottom, you’re good. On the other hand Riemann says you can’t use aluminum, copper, or glass pans, and some stainless steel or ceramic cookware isn’t induction friendly. Warped pans will be difficult to use because they won’t sit evenly on the surface.

Q: Can I use cast iron on induction? 

Cast iron is made from iron and does work on induction. “Just be careful not to scratch the surface,” Riemann warns. “Cast iron pans tend to have rough bottoms.” 

The Last Word

These induction ranges can add both nuanced cooking capability and a stylish look to any kitchen, no matter its size. Our top pick, the slim Bosch 800 Series, is full of function, but design-minded homeowners can also find other equally suitable ranges here, from the classically perfect Ilve Majestic II to the modern and stylized Café Professional Series. 

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