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Last updated: 01 August 2022
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If you want a sleek surface that's easy to clean, cooks well and has a mid-range price tag, then a ceramic cooktop is worth a look. We lab test and review the latest models from leading brands like AEG, Electrolux, Miele and more to help you find the best one for your kitchen.

Our expert testers give every ceramic cooktop a thorough workout to show you:

  • which cooktops are best at low, medium and high heat cooking
  • which cooktops have an automatic switch-off feature
  • which cooktops are the easiest to use
  • good and bad points for each model
  • installation dimensions.
 

We've partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings that the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

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Our Recommended list is based on our test results and will show you which models come out on top. This review includes some discontinued models. To view them, select the 'Discontinued' option under the 'Related products' filter on the left.

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List of brands we tested in this review.

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    Cooking performance score

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    We assess each cooktop's performance by cooking white sauce and melting chocolate on the simmer element, rice on the medium element and a stir-fry on the large element. The performance score is 60% of the CHOICE Expert Rating.

    enter value/s in increments of i between 75 and 98

    Control type

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    Whether the cooktop uses a traditional knob or dial, or whether it uses touch controls.

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      • Recommended
      • Overall score
      • Reliability score
      • Satisfaction score
      • Yearly energy cost
      • Cooking performance score
      • Ease of use score
      • Low heat setting (white sauce) score
      • Turn down capacity (boiled rice) score
      • Low heat setting (melting chocolate) score
      • High heat setting (stir-fry) score
      • Good points
      • Bad points
      • Price
      • Shop Ethical rating
      • Number of elements
      • Element layout
      • Control type
      • Timer
      • Hob material
      • Child lock
      • Residual heat indicator
      • Automatic switch off
      • Automatic heat up
      • Dual/triple element
      • Flexible cooking zone
      • Dimensions (cm, WxD)
      • Installation dimensions (cm, WxD)
      • Country of origin

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