As of 2015, range covers for ceramic glass stove tops are available at the Sears, StoveTopper, Range Top Art and LTD Commodities websites. Shoppers can find many plain covers in solid metal or wood, but Range Top Art specializes in decorative covers with images such as cooking utensils and flowers.
Range covers are available for a variety of stove-top sizes, and companies such as StoveTopper provide custom sizes by special order. Some covers fit over the entire stove top, while long half-sized covers are designed to fit two burners on one side of the range. Shoppers with limited kitchen space may prefer wood tray-style covers for preparing or plating food. Some manufacturers provide wooden covers that double as cutting boards, so users can chop food without damaging the stove top.
Ceramic glass stove tops have flat, smooth surfaces that are vulnerable to scratches from rough materials. The burners can also become stained if food and liquid are dropped on them while the surface is still warm. Although flat stove tops can provide extra counter space on their own, using a range cover preserves the food-preparation area while protecting the burners. When cooking on one or two burners, using half-sized covers helps to shield the unused burners.