What Size Cooktop Do You Need in Your Kitchen?
If you’re looking for a cooktop for your kitchen, it can be difficult to wade through all the options on the market. What size cooktop do you need in your kitchen? Why do you need a cooktop of this size? How do you measure them? These are all questions that we’ll answer below.
What’s the Standard Size?
The standard size of a cut-out for a cooktop is 30” to 36”. That said, you can get larger cooktops that are 45” long and 48” wide. Alternatively, the smallest cooktop you can get is 15” to 24”. You also need to consider the number of burners. A standard cooktop will have four burners, but a small one may only have two, and a larger cooktop might have five or six. You could need several measurements for every size and number of burners.
How Do You Measure?
If you want to replace an existing cooktop, you must measure the cut-out and appliance surface size to find the perfect match. If you’re outfitting a whole new kitchen or completing a renovation, you’ll want to check the size of the cut-out and appliance dimensions to ensure you have the correct space for the appliance.
Measure the depth or the dimensions of the cooktop from front to back. This includes the control panel. You should also measure the width from the left outer edge to the right outer edge. For a cut-out, you’ll measure the width from side to side using measuring tape to get the exact measurements.
Finally, you should measure the depth from the back of the cut-out to the front. If there’s a difference between the two, go with a cooktop with a smaller dimension. After you take all these measurements, go to your appliance retailer and show them. Check the dimensions in the “description” or “product” sections for an exact match if shopping online.
What Is the Best Size for Your Kitchen?
To find the best-size cooktop for your kitchen, you’ll need to consider how you’ll use it. If you have little space, you might need to get a smaller cooktop. But if you have the money and space, a larger cooktop is ideal so you can cook on multiple burners. In that case, get the largest size with the most burners, especially if you’re a chef.
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