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Diva. The 365 36-inch induction range integrates a 9,600-watt induction cooktop and a 5,900-watt convection oven. The cooktop’s five burners include a center 11-inch, 3,600-watt element; two 6-inch, 2,200-watt elements; and two 9-inch 2,800-watt elements. The 6-inch and 9-inch elements utilize power-sharing technology. The unit features touch controls. 888.852. 8604.

Electrolux. Icon drop-in induction cooktops come in 30- and 36-inch sizes with 6-, 7-, 8-, and 10-inch elements. The units’ Infinite cooking system creates heat only after sensing a pan on the surface, the firm says, and the surface responds only to the diameter of the vessel. Other features include Power-Assist, which provides a 25% increase in power to bring large pots to boil faster, and 15 preset touch settings for digital heat control. 877.435.3287.

Fagor America. The company’s latest induction introductions include a 12-inch model with two elements, a 30-inch four-burner model, and a 36-inch five-burner model. A seven-point safety system includes low-voltage detection, overflow protection, and anti-overheat protection. Other details include 12 cooking settings and three quick-launch commands. 201.804.3900.

GE. Thirty- and 36-inch cooktops are available in the company’s induction line, as well as a new induction range (shown). The cooktops include a 3,700-watt element, electronic touch controls, a true simmer level, and safety lock. 800.626.2005.

Jenn-Air. Available in 30- and 36-inch sizes, the company’s induction cooktops feature touch-activated LED control of 17 heat settings. An 11-inch/7-inch Dual Zone element on the 36-inch model features two burner sizes in one position for easy pan-size matching. According to the firm, the Ceran glass-ceramic surface is stain- and scratch-resistant. 800.536.6247.

Kenyon. The Silken silicon pad covers the company’s induction cooktops, allowing for easier cleanup of spills and spatters. The mat, which is available in a range of colors, provides a slip-free surface for pots while still allowing the technology to work. After use, the pad can be removed to the sink for cleaning. The induction cooktops include automatic shutoff for boilover or if a pan comes off the burner. 860.664.4906.

KitchenAid. Architect Series II induction cooktops come in a 30-inch size and a 36-inch size. The 36-inch model has a 6-inch and an 8-inch element, plus two 7-inch elements and an 11-inch/7-inch dual-zone element; the 30-inch model has a 6-inch and an 11-inch element and two 7-inch elements. The cooktops feature nine heat-level settings, power boost, and a keep-warm function. 800. 422.1230.

Thermador. The manufacturer’s latest induction cooking offerings include what it describes as the industry’s most powerful element—4,600 watts—as well as the industry’s first 13-inch-diameter element and triple-zone heating element. The cooktops feature Sensor Dome, a retractable sensor that measures heat from the cookware, nine pre-programmed cooking modes, individual timers for each element, an anti-overflow feature, automatic stop system, and child lock. 800.656.9226.

Viking. The VISC 30-inch induction range features an induction cooktop with two 7-inch, 1,850-watt elements; an 8-inch 3,700-/2,300-watt element; and a 6-inch, 1,400-watt element. The cooktop features MagneQuick power generators, power boost to select elements for faster boiling, and heavy-duty metal knobs. The self-cleaning oven offers a 4.7-cubic-foot overall capacity, a glass-enclosed infrared broiler, a Vari-Speed Dual Flow convection system with bi-directional airflow, Rapid Ready pre-heat, and three lights. 888.845.4641.

Wolf. The manufacturer’s 30- and 36-inch induction cooktops feature more than 10 power levels, including a Hi-Power setting. Cookware-sensing technology shuts off the appliance after 30 seconds if an induction-compatible pan is not detected. A 15-inch integrated model also is available. 800.332.9513.

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