The first thing to consider is whether or not your current stove has gas, electric, or even propane supply lines already in place. If so, then you can expect to pay significantly less than if new lines would need to be installed and run from the source (usually a tank outside) and through your home’s walls and floors before reaching your kitchen. Electric induction cooktops are the least expensive to install, while gas-powered models come in second.
If you need new lines installed, then there will be an additional cost added on top of the installation costs for your chosen appliance type. This is because a professional needs access to your home’s gas or electric supply sources in order to make any changes or additions that may be needed before installing your induction cooktop unit itself. If no source exists currently but it would otherwise meet all current code requirements if one was present, then this work can usually get done rather quickly and easily by even a novice do-it-yourselfer with some carpentry skills who has basic measuring tools at their disposal. However, having already existing lines isn’t always a given, so be sure to ask your contractor or installer about this before getting started.
Once you have an idea of the installation costs, it’s important to factor in the price of the induction cooktop unit itself. The following are some options and a rough guide in terms of costs:
1. Single element induction cooktop
Single element induction cooktops are a great option if you’re looking for an affordable way to get into the world of induction cooking, or if you only need one cooking zone for occasional use. They come in a variety of shapes and styles, so there’s sure to be one that will fit nicely into your kitchen décor. Plus, they’re typically easy enough to install yourself with just a few simple tools. This is the most basic and least expensive type of induction cooktop. It consists of a single cooking zone that can be used for pots and pans of various sizes.
Cost range: $50 to $200
2. Multi-element induction cooktop
Multi-element induction cooktops offer more cooking flexibility than a single element model, as they have multiple zones that can be used simultaneously. This makes them ideal for larger pots and pans or when you need to cook several things at once. They come in both freestanding and built-in varieties, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Installation is typically easy enough to do yourself with a few simple tools, but you may want to consult with a professional if you’re not comfortable doing it yourself.
Cost range: $200 to $600
3. Built-in induction cooktop units
Built-in induction cooktops are the most expensive type of unit, but they also offer a number of benefits. They can be used for both cooking and built-in storage, so you won’t need to keep your pots on an extra burner or rack while waiting their turn at being heated up. You’ll even have room left over underneath them to store other items like spices, linens, etc., which makes these units especially great if you’re short on cabinet space.
Cost range: $400 to $800+
4. Freestanding countertop induction units
Freestanding countertop induction units are a good choice if you’re looking for an affordable way to get into induction cooking or your household is on a tight budget. These can be used with any type of cookware, and they come in different sizes so that you can choose one based entirely upon what best suits your needs (and available space).
They typically cost less than built-in models and require no installation whatsoever, but they do take up more room and don’t offer the same storage benefits as built-ins. There’s also the added benefit of having stovetops easily accessible should other members of your family want to use gas burners instead while someone else cooks with their own pot or pan on an induction zone. In this case, it would be best to purchase two induction cooktops – one for the kitchen and one for the living area.
Cost range: $50 to $200
5. Commercial induction units
Although not typically found in the home, there are a number of commercial induction units that can be used for both cooking and warming purposes. These tend to be very expensive, but they also offer a wide range of features and benefits that make them perfect for use in restaurants, catering businesses, etc. If you’re looking for a heavy-duty unit that can handle large pots and pans or multiple cooking tasks at once, then this may be the best option for you.
Cost range: $800 to $4000+
If you require further help and advice on the right induction cooktop for your kitchen, contact the experts at endpointplumbing.com.au today.