Our Tips for Buying Cooktops On Sale

By Steve George

October 29, 2015House & Garden Kitchenware

Just like the TV is the focal point in the living room, the cooktop is in the kitchen. At least in a modern, fully equipped, functional kitchen. And no housewife that spends a considerable amount of time in her kitchen will allow for a non-functional cooktop to take place in her battlefield. If she is going to be cooking on it, it should be of great quality and in great condition.

But nothing lasts forever and neither do cooktops, regardless of the brand. Repairing it is a waste of time and money. The best thing you can do is get a new one, and the best way to do that is to find a cooktop sale in stores. You will encounter all sorts of stuff on a cooktop sale, and here are a few tips to help you avoid scams.


Different widths

The width of a cooktop varies: the standard one is 76 centimeters and it can accommodate 4 burners. A larger counter surface would have 91 centimeters, and there are also cooktops that are most suitable for professional chefs or housewives that cook for a large number of people, and these come at a dimension of 121cm wide. It all depends on your needs, but you should also keep in mind the space you have in disposition; you simply cannot get a 121 centimeters counter surface if you do not have enough free space to move around and work.

Burner options – double, triple or four?

Again, I will start with the available space and the range of cooking activity; if your kitchen is small and you need to cook only for two people daily, then you can choose a double burner cooktop. And if you have to prepare food for four people and more, then a four burner cooktop would be the smarter choice. This type makes cooking faster and much easier but have in mind that it will cost you a little more and it will spend more electricity (if it is an electric one).

Electric, induction or gas?

This is a very important question to settle from the very beginning as it involves money, time and efficiency of cooking. Here’s the thing: an electric cooktop on sale means higher possibility of irreparable damage and wasted money. Plus it spends a lot of electricity and its response time is slow, which means inefficient cooking if people need to wait an hour for scrambled eggs. A gas cooktop is a much better option, although a little more expensive in the beginning, it will save you a great deal of money on electricity in the long run. The response time of gas is very fast, so cooking is definitely more efficient.

And finally, induction. Induction cooktops are the best, if you can afford them as their prices are ridiculously high. They have the fastest response time, are very modern and convenient and save you a lot of space in the kitchen.

Once you settle these three important questions, going on cooktop sale to get your new machine will not be a problem. And of course, decide your price range from the start; you do not want any surprises later.