A cooktop or a range is the most frequently used item in a kitchen, no matter whether it is a home kitchen or a commercial-grade kitchen. In other words, we can say that a cooktop can be the soul of any kitchen. However, choosing the best cooktop or range with a griddle can make your head spin because the market is over-saturated with the different types of cooktops that can be electric or gas.
If you ask me which type is the better one; my answer will be clear; Gas Cooktop. I like gas cooktop because of specific reasons like its style, power, and visible flame.
I have a gas cooktop with a griddle in my kitchen. Also, I love this combo cooktop because of this super versatile cooktop for all breakfast foods. The griddle grill is not only for bacon or eggs, but it’s ideal for hash browns, sausages, pancakes, French toast, and brats with onions and peppers. They are also super perfect for grilled burgers and sandwiches with char marks on them. Also, the griddle top retains the original flavor of meat and vegetable.
In the article, we are going to introduce a top-notch 8 best gas cooktops with griddles. If you’re also thinking of buying a cooktop, please read the following reviews before purchasing.
Why Gas Cooktops?
Here, it’s valid to ask why I am emphasizing buying a gas cooktop. Why not electric cooktops? Allow me to answer the question in great detail. Here, I will give you 05 reasons for preferring gas cooktops over electric cooktops.
A professional chef knows how important it is to distribute evenly while cooking a dish. And when we compare a gas cooktop with an electric one, we will come to understand that the flames of a gas cooktop can cover the bottom of the top more efficiently than an electric one.
No matters whether you are cooking in a flat bottom pot or a rounded bottom pot, gas flame provides even heat to the food. On the other hand, electric stoves are efficient enough to provide even heat to a pot.
B-Excellent Temperature Control:
The gas cooktops mentioned above have 5 burners with different heat ranges (BTUs). Aside from these 5 options for temperature control options, you can customize each burner heat according to your need.
On the other hand, electric stoves offer fewer options to control the temperature for cooking.
When there are many options for temperature control, you can adjust the high temperature to cook fast. Moreover, even heat distribution helps to cook fast. Lastly, gas cooktops take no time to warm up, and you can cook directly by not wasting time warming up the stove.
On the flip side, electric cooktops take too much time to warm up.
We don’t say that the initial cost of a gas cooktop is less than an electric one. The initial cost of gas and electric cooktops varies from product to product. It is also possible that the gas cooktop’s initial cost might be more than the electric cooktop.
Here, we’re talking about operational costs. Once you have invested in a gas cooktop, it will reduce your operational cost far away from electric stoves. So, don’t get dodge by observing the initial cost only.
E-No Cookware Replacement:
Generally, our kitchens are adorned with cookware compatible with the gas cooktop. And that cookware isn’t suitable for cooking on an electric stove. So, it would help if you bought unique pots for cooking on electric cooktops.
Therefore, it’s recommended if you have the same situation, you don’t go towards an electric cooktop. It may cost an arm and a leg to buy the new cookware for electric and induction cooktops.
Best Gas Cooktop with Griddle
As we have mentioned earlier, a gas cooktop is a most frequently used item in a kitchen, but a cooktop with a griddle provides you with a versatile experience in cooking. Breakfast prep on a griddle is just a breeze. Aside from breakfast, you can make burgers, sandwiches, and French toast on a hot griddle. Let’s check the following cooktops with griddles one by one.
1– FOTILE GLS30501 30” Stainless Steel 5-Burner Gas Cooktop
Fotile GLS30501 cooktop has every feature which makes cooking easier and versatile. If you have to stay at home and an indoor grill is important, then Fotile GLS60501with griddle is perfect for you. No matters whether you want to boil, sear, simmer or saute the content, this is the best one to make your cooking experience enjoyable. Let’s check it’s all the features in detail;
I want to discuss its burner first. This FOTILE model comes with 5 high-quality burners with a different range of BTUs. The central tri-ring burner serves 21000BTUs, perfect for searing and boiling the food. On the other hand, the left side burners have 13000 BTUs which is ideal for fixing a griddle. Lastly, right-handed burners are perfect for food prep that needs low heat.
The knobs and overall frame of the cooktop are made of high-quality stainless steel, which is easy to clean and rust-resistant. Moreover, the cooktop grates are made of heavy-duty cast iron that can readily bear high temperatures. Amazingly, grates and griddle are removable, making the cleaning task a kid-play.
Lastly, how can I forget to describe the newly introduced feature of Fotile called “Flame Failure Protection.” This feature prevents any mishap in the kitchen if the flame goes out of control. Yes, cutting off the gas supply from each burner can lessen the kitchen’s risk.
2- Frigidaire Professional 30-Inch Gas Cooktop, FPGC3077RS
A well-known brand’s gas cooktop is here to get your attention. You might have listened to the name of this brand ever in your life. Yes, Frigidaire is known for its high-quality products. Let’s check what feature Frigidaire offers on this cooktop.
The dimensions of this cooktop are 4-1/4” H x 30” W x 21-3/4” D that can also be perfect for small spaces. Likewise, the cooktop comes with 5 high-quality burners with an eye-catching style of grates. As usual, the center burner can be heated up to 18200 BTUs. So, the center burner is perfect for foods that demand high temperatures to be cooked. Left side burners (9500 BTUs each) are ideal for items cooked on a griddle like bacon and pancakes. At the same time, the right side burners are suitable for slow cooking at low temperatures.
This Frigidaire model is gas-powered; however, a Liquid propane gas conversion kit has been included for the users who want to use propane as fuel.
The body of the cooktop is made of stainless steel. So, after every wipe-off, you will get a shiny cooktop because of its stainless steel body. Grates are made of cast iron, and the attractive design of grates allows you to slide hot pots from one burner to another easily. Lastly, the grates and griddle are removable for easy cleaning.
3- GE Cafe 36 Inch Gas Cooktop 5 Sealed Burners with Tri-Ring
Like Frigidaire, the GE brand is also second to none. Your kitchen might have several products of this brand. Like other products, GE Cafe 36 Inch gas cooktop with a griddle is another quality cooktop.
The integrated cast iron griddle is the plus that may like you the most. The cast iron griddle size is big enough for a family of 4 to 5 members. So, by purchasing this cooktop, you will never be late for the office because the big size griddle makes it easier and faster to prep breakfast.
Like any other standard cooktop, the GE gas cooktop also comes with 5 burners. This means you can cook five items at a time. Whipping out eggs and frying bacon is the way super fast, along with oatmeal on the other burner. The griddle can be fixed on the left ones. The center tri-ring burner is perfect for cooking at a high temperature.
The continuous cast-iron grates are there to make your cooking easier. Pot can be placed firmly on these continuous grates, which can be a feather in the cap of the GE cooktop.
Aside from cast iron griddle and grates, the body and backlit knobs are stainless steel.
4- Empava 36″ Stainless Steel 5 Italy Sabaf Burners Stove Top Gas Cooktop EMPV-36GC881
I think the most well-known products that Empava has ever manufactured are the gas cooktops. Gas cooktops by Empava steal the game. What extra features EMPAVA is providing in this product can be observed below;
First, this Empava gas cooktop comes with 5 burners like any other standard quality home kitchen cooktop. Nevertheless, what makes the difference is its sealed burners. It is a matter of preference, either you go for sealed burners or opened burners. However, sealed burners are easy to clean. Moreover, sealed burners never let the cooking food fall down and create a mess in the kitchen.
Like any other quality gas cooktop, the center dual ring burner of this EMPAVA model can cook food at 12000 BTUs.
LPG and NG both convertible nozzles are included in the package. Therefore, install the nozzle according to your requirements and start cooking. One thing that is worth writing here, the heating power of all the burners will never be affected by changing the fuel nozzle.
Lastly, the knobs and body are made of stainless steel. At the same time, continuous grates and griddle are constructed from heavy-duty cast iron. If you bbq many times a week, the idea of picking this 36-inch Empava gas cooktop with a griddle is the best choice. This griddle grills fastly and is easy to clean as well.
5- Cosmo 950SLTX-E 34-in Gas Cooktop, 5 Sealed Brass Burners including 16000 BTU Jet Nozzle Burner
If you want to add value to the overall look of your kitchen, Cosmo 950SLTX can do it for you. Yes, by buying this stylish and modish stove, you can easily improve your kitchen’s aesthetics.
Unlike the others, the main burner (with high BTUs) isn’t located at the center. The main jet nozzle sealed burner is installed on the cooktop’s left side, which is a small change to be observed. Moreover, 4 other burners are also there to cook food at different temperatures.
This smartly built cooktop’s body is made of stainless steel, the other name for durability. No rust and easy to clean features add more value to this cooktop. Aside from the body, the grates are engineered so that you can easily slide a pot from one burner to another one. Moreover, grates are made of heavy-duty cast iron, which can bear high temperatures without melting down.
The front control knobs of the cooktop give you easy access to ignition. When it comes to ignition, a high-quality electronic ignition system has been installed for ultra-ease.
Lastly, the cooktop is equipped with Flame Failure Protection technology as well. So, there is no need to worry about the gas leakage issue.
6- Royal Gourmet PD1301R 24-Inch 3-Burner Portable Table Top Gas Grill Griddle
Here, we will review a different product compared to the cooktops mentioned above.
Royal Gourmet PD1301R has no grates and no visible burners. This portable gas grill griddle is specially designed for an office worker who loves bacon and pancakes and is always in the hustle in the morning.
Yes, this griddle stove allows you to prepare sandwiches in breakfast fast. There are three high-quality burners beneath the griddle. Each burner offers almost 8000BTUs. You can turn on all the burners at the same temperature for even heat distribution.
Aside from making breakfast, this griddle stove is equally beneficial for camping and tailgating because of its portable size. Just place it on the table and start cooking as well as grilling burgers and chicken. And don’t worry, it won’t turn over. Well, it has sturdy feet that provide it stability on a table.
The large size griddle of the stove is made of high-quality cast iron, which can last for years. Furthermore, it is easy to clean the griddle because of its flat surface. However, keep in mind never wash it, just after cooking. First, let the griddle cool down at room temperature and clean it. Lastly, having washed the griddle, season it with the oil to prevent rusting.
7- Deli-kit 34 Inch Gas Cooktop Dual Fuel Sealed 5 Burners Stainless
Deli-Kit 34” gas cooktop is the final product on this list, but don’t underestimate the quality of this product just because of its previous position on the list. Deli-kit gas cooktop has every feature for which one can desire. Let’s check all the features one by one;
Likewise, 5 burners with different BTU ranges give a versatile cooking exposure. The feature that makes the cooktop different from all is its sealed burners. It also has a sealed burner similar to the above, which makes the cleaning breeze.
The smart body of the Deli-kit is made of stainless steel, while the grates are designed attractively with cast iron.
The electric ignition system requires almost 110V for easy ignition.
The cooktop comes with the NG nozzle; however, you can also replace it with liquid propane gas. So, the choice is yours. Either you want to use natural gas or liquid propane gas as fuel in it.
8-Thor 48″ Stainless Steel Gas Cooktop with Griddle and with 6 Sealed Burners
Are you looking for a 48″ gas cook top with 6 burners? And also if you like cook top with griddle. Then Thor 48″ gas cooktop is the most reliable stainless steel cooktop that will quench your thirst for cooking six foods at the same time. Either it’s Quasdella, grill sandwich, pancake, or any other healthy meal.
The most inspiring feature of this gas cooktop is its griddle section. The Stainless Steel Griddle adds versatility. Not only this, the griddle is not open, yes it has a built-in stainless steel cover. And, have a question about the drip pan? Yes, a black porcelain drip pan adds easiness to the cleaning hassle.
This 48″ gas cooktop comes with six sealed burners and has a pulse ignition option. The stainless steel control panel has seven high-quality control knobs for easy ignition control. Also, heavy-duty flat cast iron grates will not slip when cooking.
Another efficient feature to discuss is its burners which are very easy to install. The low simmer burners work correctly on low flame and have a full operational range, and all are visible with their indicator lighting.
Also, cleaning this gas cooktop is a super easy task. There is a black enameled top pan; wipe it with a vinegar-soaked dishcloth.
Buying Guide for Best Gas Cooktop with Griddle:
Although nothing is confusing in the cooktop, it’s important to remind you of several features before purchasing. Here, we have compiled a list of 08 features of a gas cooktop that must be considered before buying. Let’s check what qualities can make your buying great;
The size of a cooktop is directly influenced by your needs and the available space in the kitchen. So, before analyzing the size of a cooktop, please check the available space in the kitchen. Furthermore, see your demands for how many family members you need to cook food. Or it would help if you had a cooktop for commercial purposes.
By clearing all the confusion (question) mentioned above, choose a gas cooktop accordingly.
Typically, the body of a gas cooktop is constructed with stainless steel. So, check the material and make sure that the material is corrosion-resistant. Moreover, review how easy it is to clean the material.
Aside from checking the corrosion-resistant attribute, check whether the body is scratch-resistant or not.
Grates and Griddle:
Grates and griddle are the components of a cooktop that directly face a high temperature. So, these components must be built up with heavy-duty material to withstand a high temperature. Generally, grates and griddle are made of heavy-duty cast iron.
Aside from checking the material of grates and griddle, check whether these components are removable or not. Removable grates and griddle make the cleaning task a piece of cake.
Lastly, check the pattern of grates. Continuous grates are perfect for easy cooking. Moreover, the size of the griddle should also be checked while buying.
Most of the gas cooktops come with a preset natural gas nozzle. However, make sure that the package has a liquid propane gas kit.
The natural gas nozzle is perfect for cooking in the house. However, if you want to cook in the backyard for a friend’s party, you need to install an LPG kit for easy cooking. So, check whether the cooktop is LPG and NG convertible or not.
Knobs are the most important but most ignored component of a cooktop while buying. Check the quality of knobs while buying. Moreover, how easy to get a cooktop ignited with the knob. Knobs must be made of good quality material.
Knobs with backlit have a significant advantage while cooking in the dark/night.
Number of Burners:
Versatile and fast cooking seems impossible with one burner cooktop. So, a multi-burner cooktop is required for a fast and versatile cooking experience. The cooktops mentioned above have 5 burners with a different range of BTUs.
Apart from the total number of burners, you will have to check whether the burners are sealed or opened. Moreover, have a look at the quality of the burner’s material as well.
Easy to Clean:
While scrutinizing how easy to clean the cooktop is, you will have to check two major factors. The first one is the material and the second one is removable components. The stainless steel body of a cooktop is easy to clean.
Besides, analyze whether the grates, griddle, and burners rings are easily removable or not. If the mentioned components are removable, it will be more than easier to clean them all.
Budget and Warranty:
The last feature which must be considered before buying any product. See your budget, select cooktops according to your budget, and compare them according to the qualities mentioned above. Choose the best option under your budget. Additionally, check the warranty period if manufacturers provide it.
Give a new direction to your cooking by purchasing any of the cooktops mentioned above. We hope you will never be regretted after purchasing our recommended products. Please give us feedback in the comment section. In addition, if you have any queries, you can also ask by commenting down. We will be happy to answer your question. Thank you. Stay blessed.
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