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Dacor Cooktops & Rangetops: Powerful Cooking, Modern Design

From boiling water, melting butter, or pan-frying noodles, every kitchen needs a powerful cooking surface. Dacor range tops and cooktops make cooking more efficient and enjoyable thanks to their modern design and powerful operation. If you're moving into your first home or remodeling your kitchen, you may be asking yourself what distinguishes these appliances from each other. Despite their nearly-identical appearances, there are several key differences between cooktops and rangetops. As their name suggests, rangetops are the top section of a Dacor range. Rangetops have control knobs on the front, whereas cooktops feature controls on top. Having controls in the front is incredibly convenient, but if you have small children at home, a cooktop might be a better choice. If you're looking at a cooktop, you'll need a cutout in your kitchen counters whereas a rangetop slides into place in a space made exclusively for it. They're also typically larger, but that also means that you'll enjoy more power and professional-quality features. That isn't to say that Dacor cooktops aren't powerful, though; if you're replacing an old one, it's more convenient to stick with the same appliance. Cooktops come in multiple fuel options; Dacor lets you choose between gas or induction power. Their rangetops, on the other hand, are exclusively available with gas power. They are also available with built-in griddles, the perfect surface to prepare eggs or pancakes and maximize your cooking potential.

While they have plenty of differences, Dacor range tops and cooktops both have the same purpose at their core: to powerfully cook a variety of dishes. Whether by flame, electricity or induction, most people use these cooking surfaces nearly every day. Make sauce from scratch by using low heat or crank up the power to cook vegetables that aren't soggy. Whether it's pasta, vegetables, or desserts, these cooking surfaces are the centerpiece of your kitchen. These appliances are built for versatility. They feature the SimmerSear™ burners that can achieve both incredibly low heat to simmer sauce as well as incredibly high heat to sear the outside of a juicy steak. Both types of appliances are available in multiple finishes so you can pick one that blends into the rest of your kitchen or use the cooking surface as an accent piece. Adding to their attractive finish is Dacor's signature Illumina™ knobs that light up while in use both add safety and aesthetic appeal to your appliance. In widths up to a whopping 48", our selection of Dacor cooktops has something for every home. No matter what your cooking needs are, adding one of these cookers to your kitchen will make the cooking process more enjoyable, yielding restaurant-quality meals to share with friends and family. If you'd like to do more research before buying or if you're still unsure of the differences between these kitchen appliances, consult our cooktop buying guide. Our kitchen range buying guide can also help you learn more about rangetops. You can visit our retail store or call 800-860-3577 to see the products in person or speak to one of our experts.

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