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Cooktop and wall oven reviews

Consumer Reports is the only place to find unbiased, independent cooktop and wall oven reviews. If you are looking for a new cooktop, do you go with electric or gas? Induction or coil? If you use gas fuel, is a cast-iron grate the way to go? What about wall oven features like self-cleaning and variable broil?

Our experts at the Consumer Reports National Testing and Research Center have evaluated nearly 120 current models at our on-site testing labs. Our reviews provide you with Ratings, where you will find the exact numerical score our experts have assigned to each of the criteria that make up our reviews for these appliances.

Our reviews also provide reliability Ratings—based on input from thousands of actual users—for such major brands as Whirlpool, GE, Kenmore, Frigidaire, Jenn-Air, Bosch, Viking, LG, Electrolux, Wolf, Thermador, and many others. Our cooktop and wall oven review pages also include a cooktop and wall oven selector, where you can input brand, category, and price to narrow down the right models for your needs.

After reading the cooktop and wall oven reviews, you can compare models, review our list of the features and specifications, read user reviews, and submit your own review. If you prefer visual information, you can watch our video buying guide.

See more on cooktop and wall oven reviews.

Also look at our buying guide, which shows you which features are important and gives you the pros and cons of each model.

Read the cooktop and wall oven reviews below and compare the Ratings of each model before you shop.

Cooktop & wall oven reviews

Whirlpool GCI3061XB

Type: Electric cooktops
Summary: This Whirlpool 30-inch induction cooktop has the following:
• 4 elements
• Among elements, 2 high-power element(s).
• Touch controls.
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Kenmore 49513

Type: Wall ovens
Summary: This Kenmore 30-inch electric wall oven has the following:
  • Convection mode.
  • Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
  • Large oven window.
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Maytag MEC9536BS

Type: Electric cooktops
Summary: This Maytag 36-inch radiant-electric smoothtop has the following:
  • 5 elements
  • Among elements, 2 high-power element(s).
  • Control knobs.
  • Smoothtop with stainless steel trim.
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Frigidaire Professional FPGC3677RS

Type: Gas cooktops
Summary: This Frigidaire Professional 36-inch gas cooktop has the following:
  • 5 burners
  • Among burners, 2 high-power burner(s).
  • Stainless steel cooktop surface.
  • "Pro" look.
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Viking VESO5302SS

Type: Wall ovens
Summary: This Viking 30-inch electric wall oven has the following:
• Convection mode.
• Dial for oven mode and/or other settings.
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What's behind our cooktop & wall oven Ratings?

Experts at our National Testing and Research Center tested 79 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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