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Cooktops & wall ovens

What's behind our cooktop & wall oven Ratings?

Experts at our National Testing and Research Center tested 131 models in cooktops & wall ovens to see which ones perform best.
We look for:
  • Overall score
    Overall score reflects cooktop performance at high and low heat, as well as safety issues such as surface temperature. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
  • High heat
    Reflects how quickly the highest-powered element heated water to near-boiling.
  • Low heat
    Reflects how well the lowest-powered element or burner kept a low temperature as for melting chocolate and how the most powerful element, set to low, held tomato sauce below a boil.

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Recommended cooktops & wall ovens

Recommended cooktops & wall ovens are standout choices with high scores. They include CR Best Buys, which offer exceptional value. When narrowing your choices, weigh features, price, and attributes that matter to you.
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While ranges are still the most common cooking appliance, an increasing number of homeowners are installing cooktops and wall ovens when they remodel their kitchens. Cooktops come in gas and electric models and can be placed in just about any location. Wall ovens can be positioned at waist or eye-level and eliminate bending down. If you're looking for information about cooktops & wall ovens, Consumer Reports is your best resource. Consumer Reports’ cooktop & wall oven reviews will give you honest buying advice that you can trust. Use our cooktop & wall oven buying guide to discover which features are most important to consider. We also provide unbiased Ratings and cooktop & wall oven reviews to help you choose the best cooktop & wall oven for your needs.

Cooktop & wall oven buying guide

Flexibility is the biggest reason to trade the usual range for a cooktop and wall oven. But this combo is usually pricier than a top-performing electric or gas range. Keep these tips in mind when you're shopping for a new cooktop or wall oven.

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