Some people use the terms cooktop and range interchangeable, but they are very different things. A range is a unit that contains a combined cooktop and oven in one. There’s a designated area with a set width for a range that will slide into place. A cooktop is built into a kitchen counter and can be placed anywhere you have the appropriate space and installed in many ways. This opens up so many design possibilities. Getting a cooktop offers far more flexibility when cooking compared to a traditional range, especially when you pair it with a wall oven. It’s a lot easier to have multiple cooks in the kitchen with a cooktop because everyone isn’t crowded around one cooking space.
Turn up the heat instantly with a gas cooktop. With gas, you don’t have to wait for the heating element to warm up – your pan is hot within seconds. There’s no limitation on the types of pans you can use with a gas cooktop, and it provides amazing precision in cooking temperature. Electric cooktops take some time to warm up but they are the easiest to use and the best choice for novice cooks. Go for easy clean up with smooth surface cooktops. There are no crevices for sauces to drip into and no crannies where crumbs can settle. The sleekness of the ceramic and glass these cooktops are made of add a gorgeous modern flair to your home. Do you need a two burner cooktop or a five burner cooktop? You have your pick of the litter at JCPenney, and some even have downdraft range hood built-in!
Make JCPenney your number one appliance store. We have the best prices on the latest cooktops in our home store front. Enjoy free delivery and basic installation on major appliance purchases for $299 and up.