Electric Cooktops

Buy the best electric cooktops in Australia online or in store from The Good Guys. You’ll get a good deal on our range of electric cooktops and built-in fryers from leading brands including Smeg, DeLonghi, Westinghouse, and more. Electric cooktops make it easy to cook delicious food with a consistent cooking temperature throughout. Modern electric cooktops provide a more even cooking surface that makes cleaning easy. Whether you are upgrading or buying for the first time, electric cooktops come in a range of sizes and colours like stainless steel, black, or white. Whatever your preferred brand or style, you’re sure to find the right electric cooktop for your kitchen at The Good Guys.

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  • Chef 60cm Electric Cooktop Stainless Steel Chef 60cm Electric Cooktop Stainless Steel
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  • Haier 60cm Electric Cooktop Black Haier 60cm Electric Cooktop Black
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    HCE604TB3
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  • Haier 90cm Electric Cooktop Black Haier 90cm Electric Cooktop Black
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    HCE905TB3
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  • Westinghouse 60cm Electric Cooktop - Stainless Steel Westinghouse 60cm Electric Cooktop - Stainless Steel
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  • Smeg 30cm Domino Fryer Smeg 30cm Domino Fryer
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Wondering whether an electric cooktop is right for your kitchen? Here's how to know.

With so many cooktops on the market today, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. To help make your decision easier we rounded up answers to some of our most common questions about electric cooktops.

What’s the difference between induction and electric cooktops?

Electric cooktops use a coiled metal element to provide cooking heat. When you adjust the dial, electricity runs through a wire inside the metal coils that heats them up. Some electric cooktops have raised metal plates for heating zones, whilst the majority house the coils underneath a uniform glass surface, hence the name ‘ceramic cooktop’.

 

Induction cooktops also use electricity. Instead, they draw on electricity to create magnetic field-based heating; heating the cookware only and keeping the surface cool to touch - unlike a ceramic cooktop (these however have residual heat indicators so you know when the cooktop is cool again).

 

Induction cooktops are safer, quicker to heat (as are gas cooktops) so you can start cooking sooner and more responsive to heat changes; also making them more energy efficient over both electric cooktops. Because of these innovations, induction cooktops are the most expensive to buy outright and will require compatible cookware to work. To compare, electric cooktops are cheaper to run than gas cooktops and are considered safer because there’s no open flame. For more on cooktops check out our cooktop buying guide.

 

How do you install an electric cooktop?

All cooktops, regardless of type, will need to be installed by a licensed electrician. That said, there are still things you can do to make sure the installation goes as smoothly as possible.

 

Before making a purchasing decision you should always make sure you have measured the installation space accurately. The cooktop will need to fit into an existing opening or cut-out in your kitchen cabinet or bench, so accurate measurements will ensure you buy an appropriately sized cooktop for the space. If there is not already a cut out space or existing opening, then you will need to have bench or cabinet work done beforehand.

 

Depending on what sort of connections are already in place, some professional upgrading may also be required. Booking an assessment in advance will help determine what is needed. At The Good Guys we offer cooktop installation as part of our Home Services. This can include installation, demonstration, and clean-up depending on the service selected.

How do I clean an electric cooktop?

The simplest thing you can do to make sure your electric cooktop is running efficiently is to keep it clean. Wiping up spills immediately will stop food from getting cooked on to the surface of your cooktop, which will make regular cleaning much harder down the line.

 

Try to avoid scratches on electric ceramic glass cooktops by making sure the bottom surface of your pots and pans are clean and dry. You may want to be careful about using cast iron cookware on a smooth top cooktop as these are often rough enough to scratch the surface. Always check your cookware has a nice smooth base.

 

Where possible you should try to avoid using abrasive chemical cleaners and scouring pads, as these can also scratch the surface of your cooktop. By wiping spills immediately, the need for more intensive cleaning products like this is significantly reduced. If more intensive cleaning is required, look for cooktop cleaning creams that are made specifically for stainless steel cooktops or ceramic glass cooktops, and also keep an eye out for electric hotplate and ceramic cooktop protectors to help make spills less likely to stick and easier to wipe away.

What should I look for in an electric cooktop?

Most electric cooktops are ceramic cooktops, and these are preferred by many for their sleek styling on a budget. Consider the cooktop size required and the number of cooking zones – these are mainly 60cm with four zones, however there are 90cm models with either four zones for spacious cooking like some of the Chef cooktops – or 90cm models with five zones where two can merge into one large zone with selected models from Technika.

 

Many of today’s electric ceramic cooktops have an automatic switch-off feature such as some of the Bosch or Westinghouse cooktops, automatically turning off the cooking zone after a certain time if you forget to deactivate it. Also look out for models with a child lock to lock the control panel settings.

 

You might also want to have a think about which controls would be easier for you: electric ceramic cooktops either come with control knobs, or touch controls like the induction cooktops. When it comes to cleaning, ceramic cooktops are easier compared to the electric cooktops with solid plates seeing that they are one, uniform piece of glass.