As of March 2015, the best induction cooktops are the Miele KM5773, Jenn-Air JIC4536XS and Thermador CIT36XKB, according to Yale Appliance. Induction cooking offers the fastest cooking times, gives off little residual heat, is very safe and are very easy to clean.
The Miele KM5773 offers touch controls and a booster function that ensures users get the most out of this type of cooktop. It also features a timer, a child safety lock, five heating elements and five cooking zones. This cooktop also protects against overheating and is energy efficient.
The Jenn-Air JIC4536XS has five burners, and the largest has an output of 5,000 watts. There is a sensor boiler function that helps eliminate boiling over and a keep-warm function that lets users cook at very low temperatures or keep dishes warm until they are ready to serve. There are also simmer, melt and performance-boosting functions included.
The Thermador CIT36XKB is one of the most technologically advanced cooktops available, thanks to its large cooking surface and 48 induction elements. Up to four pots or pans can be placed on the cooking surface in any configuration, and this cooktop has the first color touch screen on the market. Other features include speed heating, pan recognition, a child safety lock and transferable settings.