Induction stovetops are the most energy-efficient and, arguably, the safest type of cooktop around. (Hey, look, I did the math.) If you’re inspired by induction, here are the best ranges with induction stovetops currently available.
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These are rated for energy efficiency, quality of construction, and for the general sustainability and eco-friendliness of their manufacturer. I’ve also included some points below on what to watch out for when buying an induction range.
NB: Before buying an induction stovetop, check your cookware will work. Induction cooking requires cookware made with metal, such as cast iron. You can’t use glass and ceramic with induction unless you get a special bridging induction interface stone.
What to watch out for when buying an induction range
As mentioned above, induction cooking is the most energy-efficient type of cooking. These types of stovetops offer speed and precision and are easy to clean. They’re also great if you have kids, because the elements themselves don’t get hot and there’s no open flame.
With induction cooking, heat is induced in your pots and pans. This means the element doesn’t have to warm up itself to transfer heat to the pan. The process is much more energy-efficient and any warmth transferred from the pan to the stovetop dissipates very quickly once the pan is removed. Most induction stoves also have a built-in safety feature where the element turns off if a pan boils over.
Induction stoves also have a host of other features allowing for very precise cook times and temperatures. You can even program some of the stovetops to follow specific instructions to bring to a boil and then keep at a simmer. So, whether you like cooking or always seem to burn everything, induction stovetops are a great choice.
When coupled with an electric range, an induction stovetop is as energy efficient as it gets. That is, if you choose an electric oven that is well insulated and the right size for your needs. There’s no point, after all, in buying a huge oven only to use one shelf for small dishes.
There’s a lot to consider when buying a range. In addition to the things above, it’s also good to think about the company that makes a range, including their environmental track record and current policies and procedures.
Some companies, such as Smeg and Bosch, are miles ahead in terms of sustainability, for instance, but Smeg has only just entered the induction game in the U.S., despite being available in the UK for many years. These companies also make quality products that are more likely to last many years, instead of needing replacing more frequently.
Induction range features to look for
When looking for an energy-efficient induction/electric range, consider features such as:
- Steam-clean and self-clean options (with quick clean modes for energy savings)
- Covered bake elements and porcelain-coated racks for easy cleaning
- Racks that can be repositioned and removed for easy cleaning
- ADA compliance for ease of opening and use
- Child safety features like a control lock and touchpad instead of knobs
- Controls at the back of the range for additional child safety
- Star-K compliance if you need a Sabbath-friendly range.
You might also want to think about:
- The size and position of the heating elements
- Whether there’s a double oven (so you can use the smaller one for smaller meals)
- If there’s a warming drawer or very low temperature setting for proofing bread etc.
- How well insulated the oven is, especially if it will be beside a refrigerator or exposed.
In general, ovens with a self-clean mode are better insulated because otherwise, the oven would suffer at such high temperatures. These ovens are also free from some of the more egregious non-stick coatings because these wouldn’t survive high temperatures either. That said, using self-cleaning mode can still be bad for indoor air quality.
My recommendation, then, would be to go for a self-cleaning oven or one with steam or vapor clean, but only use the feature to burn off any factory residue. After that, manually clean the oven as needed and only use the energy-intensive self-clean settings when absolutely necessary to remove serious crud. Read more about this issue and how to choose a safe oven or stovetop here.
The best energy-efficient and eco-friendly induction ranges
Highlights: Environmentally conscious company offering a high-end 30-inch induction range with 4 elements, all power boosted, 9 induction power modes, a larger bridged cook zone, and 9 oven cooking modes.
The Smeg Professional Series 30 Inch Freestanding Electric Induction Range boasts four elements and 4.6 cu. ft. total oven capacity with true convection cooking and vapor-cleaning mode (meaning it’s well insulated and energy efficient). This very attractive range has sturdy knobs and a robust black tempered glass cooking surface with a knurled oven handle design, low profile island trim, and stainless steel legs.
This 30-inch range has a soft close oven door and large viewing window in an air-cooled triple glazed door for safety and efficiency. The inner glass can be removed for easy cleaning. It also has a VaporClean mode, and a food probe. The Ever-Clean Cavity is coated enamel for easy cleaning and the oven temperature range is 150-500 F.
This range offers an impressive 9 oven modes: Bake, Convection Bottom, Broil, Broil Max (Large grill), Convection Broil, Convection Bake, True European Convection, Defrost, and Pizza. There are six oven rack positions and two wire racks provided. This oven also has a clock and timer, which I feel should be standard but, oddly, isn’t (see the Viking Series 5).
The Smeg 30-inch also features DIGI Screen touch controls and nine cooktop power levels including a Power Booster and Heat Accelerator function for rapid burner heat up. The other power modes include Melt, Keep Warm, and Simmer, and there’s a residual heat indicator light, automatic pan detection, and automatic switch-off in case of overheating. All of this makes the Smeg a great choice for foolproof cooking, especially if you’re new to induction.
The elements comprise:
- Front Left – 3000 W
- Back Left – 3000 W
- Back Right – 3700 W
- Front Right – 2200 W.
All of these have a power boost option and two of the elements can be bridged to create larger cooking zones.
Smeg also offers a 36-inch induction range in the US, with an extra element and more oven space (view here).
Why I love Smeg
Smeg is an Italian company that has a fantastic reputation for safety, sustainability, and environmental policy, aiming to meet and exceed European safety standards for eco-friendly manufacturing practices. Smeg’s headquarters has won awards for its environmentally-friendly design and policies. This included limiting the size of the buildings to no more than 30-33% of the site, with the rest of the land conserved and Smeg planting more than 4,000 plants to foster natural habitat.
Smeg is also very selective about the components and materials that go into its products. Where possible, stoves and other products are made with steel, glass, aluminum and brass, all of which can be easily recycled.
Smeg also fully complies with the EU directives RoHS and REACH. These directives impose strict restrictions on the use of hazardous materials and substances and regulate the handling of chemical substances to safeguard human health and the environment.
Smeg is also committed to choosing eco-compatible suppliers, uses recyclable packaging, and strives for environmentally-friendly transport/haulage. It is committed to further reducing water consumption, emissions, electricity, and packaging materials and has policies in place for improved waste management systems.
Highlights: High-end 30-inch range with induction stovetop and electric oven offering 5.3 cu. ft. of space. Self-clean and steam-clean options and touchpad and smartphone app controls.
The GE Profile Induction Range in Stainless Steel is another Leaf Score top pick for an induction range. This high-end, standard 30-inch range provides 5.3 cu. ft. of oven space and a front-control induction smoothtop but because it’s a few years old now and has no air fryer function it’s a little more budget-friendly than its newer peer the PHS930YPFS.
The stovetop has 4 induction elements, including 3 high-powered elements, as well as a warming element and a bridge element. The elements are:
- Front Left – 2500 W
- Back Left – 1900 W
- Back Right – 1800 W
- Front Right – 3700 W
- Middle Back – 80 W.
The oven has an energy efficient European convection mode and a steam-clean option as well as a self-clean option. It also has a temperature probe for precision cooking and a covered bake element and porcelain-coated racks for easier cleaning.
The main differences between this and the newer model include:
- No baking presets on the oven
- No air-fryer
- Only 5 rack positions in the main oven
- Slightly less powerful induction elements overall.
The GE Profile is ADA Compliant, meaning that it is accessible and easy to open. It also has a control lockout for safety and is Star K certified.
This range has been around for a couple of years and has a good track record with many happy customers. It is also made mostly in America, with 70 to 90 percent U.S. content.
This range is also available in a Black Stainless Steel and a Black Slate finish.
Highlights: High-end 36-inch induction range with 5 elements, numerous power modes, a larger bridged cook zone, and 9 oven cooking modes.
The Smeg Professional Series 36 Inch Freestanding Electric Induction Range is very similar to its smaller 30 inch peer but boasts an extra induction element
It’s not entirely clear what capacity this oven offers (I’ve contacted Smeg to confirm), but it does offer true convection cooking and vapor-cleaning mode (meaning it’s well insulated and energy efficient). This very attractive range has sturdy knobs and a robust black tempered glass cooking surface with a knurled oven handle design, low profile island trim, and stainless steel legs.
You’ll find the same soft close oven door and large viewing window with air-cooled triple glazed door and removable inner glass as with the 30-inch model. It also has a VaporClean mode, and a food probe. The Ever-Clean Cavity is coated enamel for easy cleaning and the oven temperature range is 150-500 F.
This range also offers an impressive 9 oven modes, six oven rack positions and two wire racks as standard. There’s a clock and timer, as well as a defrost timer mode.
You can control the induction stovetop using the DIGI Screen touch controls and this wider range offers the same high powered elements plus an additional 5th element as follows:
- Front Left – 3000 W
- Back Left – 3000 W
- Back Right – 3000 W
- Front Right – 3000 W
- Middle Center – 3700 W.
All of these have a power boost option and two of the elements can be bridged to create a larger cooking zones.
Highlights: High-end large capacity range with 5-element induction smoothtop cooktop made by an environmentally conscious company with an outstanding reputation for quality. The best for sustainability and aesthetics but beaten by the GE Profile for overall bang for your buck.
The Bertazzoni Master Series 36 Inch Freestanding Electric Induction Range is where it’s at for the best induction range for 2023. This dual convection range has a whopping 5.7 cu. ft. capacity oven and 5 induction elements and is controlled with full metal knobs – no plastic here!
The range boasts a gorgeous digital temperature gauge, the door has soft motion close, and the oven is self-cleaning, meaning it is very well insulated and energy-efficient. A staggering 99% of Bertazzoni products and packaging are recyclable, making this a very sustainable range.
Take care to note that this oven requires four wires and a 240 V electrical supply – it’s that impressive.
The Bertazzoni measures 36 inches wide and 37.5 inches high, with a depth of 25.187 inches. It comes with a 2-year parts warranty and the heavier chassis, thicker side panels and reinforced legs longtime Bertazzoni fans know and love.
This range has a low profile backguard with one piece cooktop and edge to edge tempered inner oven glass make it easy to clean. The inner glass can also be removed and the oven itself is triple glazed.
The 5 cook zones offer space for full-size cookware and super-fast and precise cooking. The elements comprise:
- Induction front right – Bridge 2100 W (3700 W booster)
- Induction front left 5 ¾ in – 1400 W (2200 W booster)
- Induction back right – Bridge 2100 W (3700 W booster)
- Induction back left 8 ¼ in – 2300 W (3700 W booster)
- Induction 2 bridge zones
- Induction center 8 ¼ in – 2300 W (3700 W booster).
You can control each induction area using the knobs on the front of the range, and there’s a convenient read-out interface on the glass worktop too.
The oven comes with three racks (1 telescopic and 2 wire), one enameled tray, and seven possible positions. There are dual convection fans for excellent heat distribution and even cooking and the extra wide electric broiler with optional convection is prefect for high-heat grilling and searing.
This Bertazzoni induction range offers plenty of pre-set cooking modes, including: bake, broil, convection, convection bake, convection broil, dehydrate, pizza, proofing, pyrolytic self-clean, and warming. The racks can be left in during self-clean mode, meaning they aren’t coated in toxic non-stick chemicals.
Bertazzoni also offers a 30-inch induction range with almost all the same features, just with single convection, four elements, and a lower overall oven capacity (view here).
Note that this range doesn’t have a control lock (the controls are knobs, not touchpad) and its capacity is actually a little less than the 30 inch LG below (which boasts 6.3 cu. ft. plus a warming drawer!).
Highlights: Large capacity oven with 7 rack positions and more traditional knob controls instead of a touchpad.
The LG LSE4617ST is another excellent option for an induction range with electric oven. This standard 30-inch wide, 6.3 cu front-control induction smoothtop range performs well and has some innovative features such as the ability to control the appliance wirelessly through your smartphone (although the GE Profile and Kenmore Elite also have these).
The LG features 4 surface cooking elements, including 2 high-powered elements and 2 mid-powered elements, using 4000 and 3200, and 1800 watts respectively. This makes it a little higher on the energy output than the Kenmore and a little lower than the GE. It also has a warming element, but no bridge element.
As for the oven, it features a convection mode and the element is in the back wall rather than the floor, for faster, consistent cooking and baking. It also has an infrared grill, which can save time and energy. And it features both a ‘Steam-Clean’ and ‘Self-Clean’ mode, which are simple to use.
A temperature probe is also included, and there are at least 7 rack positions in the oven, with gliding oven racks for ease of use. This model also has a 1 cu warming drawer and a door lock but does not seem to have a control lock, likely because the controls are not all digital (there are knobs for the elements).
The LG is bigger than both the GE Profile and the Kenmore Elite, as well as the Bertazzoni 36-inch, which is impressive. It also has extra space in the warming drawer, making it a great model for those who like to use their oven to capacity.
While the GE and Kenmore might look better for households with kids, because of the control lock feature, this is an induction stovetop, so safety risks are much lower than with an electric or gas range (just don’t leave your cast iron on the stove!). This one is not ADA compliant, though, nor is it Star-K compliant as it has an Automatic Safety Shut-Off after 12 hours.
Highlights: Viking offers this 30-inch American-made, high-end, energy-efficient range with 4 high-power induction elements. Missing some fairly standard features, however, but a great choice if these don’t matter to you!
If you’re looking for a high end induction range, Viking is a surefire winner. This go-to brand for gourmet cooks offers beautiful pro-style ranges with a wide range of premium features, and they’re made in the U.S.!
This 5 Series 30-inch freestanding electric induction range has 4 MagneQuick elements and a glass ceramic surface. The oven offers a capacity of 4.7 cu. ft. and has multiple convection modes, self-cleaning capacity, a large viewing window, a rapid ready preheat system, and a gentle close action.
The control panel and standard BlackChrome™ Knobs are illuminated by SoftLit™ LED lights and the ceramic top has strong, wear-resistant glass, meaning this range will stay beautiful for a long time even if you’re not the most delicate of cooks. The oven itself has three cleverly placed halogen lights and three heavy-duty racks with 6 porcelain coated rack positions.
The patented Vari-Speed Dual Flow™Convection system is likely the largest convection fan currently available. This 8 ½ inch fan works bi-directionally for maximum airflow and the oven has a concealed 10 pass dual bake element with large 10-pass broiler with heat reflector.
High performance cooking modes include:
- Convection Bake
- TruConvec™ Convection Cooking
- Convection Roast
- Hi, Med and Low Broil
- Convection Broil
- Convection Dehydrate
- Convection Defrost
As for the induction stovetop, the elements comprise:
- Left front – 8-inch 3700 W boost/2300 W element
- Left rear – 6-inch 1400 W element
- Right front – 7-inch 1850 W element
- Right rear – 7-inch 1850 W element.
The majority of Viking products are made in Greenwood, Mississippi, which makes this stove much less energy intensive in terms of transport compared to a stove made in Europe.
In 2020, Viking won a local environmental award bestowed by Pratt Industries. This award acknowledged its longstanding use of a vertically integrated supply chain involving recycled packing paper and cardboard. The company partnered with Pratt Industries in 2008 and has saved (according to Pratt) an estimated 99,535 trees and 5,855 tons of carbon, nearly 41 million gallons of water, and more than 23 million kilowatt hours by using recycled materials.
The major downsides to this model are the lack of a timer (which is a bit odd, really), no temperature probe, and the lack of a bridge element, with the elements also a little lower in power compared to the Smeg, Bertazzoni, and GE ranges. It is also not ADA compliant and it doesn’t have a Sabbath mode or Star-K certification.