Best induction range
Induction cooktops use a magnetic field to heat the cookware (which must be made of a magnetic material) while remaining cool to the touch. Professionals and users say that this technology shortens cooking times, especially for basic tasks like boiling water. In professional tests, the Samsung FTQ307NWGX excels at every kitchen task -- baking, boiling, broiling and simmering. It has a 5.9-cubic-foot convection oven with a separate warming drawer, as well as a stainless-steel finish. Users say the range heats quickly and praise its responsiveness, which many say is comparable to that of a gas stove. However, several of them are frustrated by the layout of the cooktop, which they say makes it all but impossible to use the space effectively. We also read a couple of reports of control board failures, although users say they had no trouble getting repairs under Samsung's one-year warranty.