A gas cooktop is preferred by many due to the ability to fine-tune the temperature settings and emit instant heat. They're the unit of choice in many commercial kitchens for this reason, and they're popular in homes across the country.
Installing a gas cooktop is usually more expensive than electric. This extra cost is partly due to the fact that a new gas line may need to be installed, and the initial cost of the cooker is higher, on average. After you have taken into account the costs from the calculator, a couple of other factors may come in to play.
|What you can expect|
|Range per cooktop:||$1,005.02||$2,051.46|
|Range for this type of project:||$1,005||$2,051|
Gas Cooktop Cost
Cost of residential-grade, stainless steel gas cooktop with cast-iron grates and four burners, each 18,000 BTU. One-year warranty guarantees excellence. Gas connection required at installation site.
Gas Cooktop Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for a complete installation. Mounting hardware will be measured, placed, and secured. Appliance will be connected to gas line and installed on the mounting hardware. Thorough testing will verify optimal operation. Inclusive of all staffing needs: thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of installation site, and meticulous cleanup.
Gas Cooktop Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors and fittings.
Gas Cooktop Debris Disposal
Responsible disposal of all related project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
Option: Remove Appliances
Unit will be detached from adjacent components, broken into portable segments, removed from premises, and disposed of in a safe and legal manner.
|cost to install a gas cooktop|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per cooktop||$1,337.50|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 cooktop||$1,503.75|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 cooktop||$988.92 - $2,018.59|
Retrofitting: If you are installing the cooktop in a new location – not replacing an existing one – or if the new cooktop is vastly different in size, you will be charged for the extra time needed to install it.
Ventilation: Although not part of the cooktop itself, you may wish to install some kind of ventilation such as a range hood. A cheaper alternative would be a small wall-mounted extraction fan.
You can install a gas cooktop yourself, but it isn't recommended and may be illegal in your area. This generally isn't one of the areas where homeowners should consider the DIY route. There are many reasons for this, but the main concern is the gas line.
For new installations, a professional ensures that a gas line and shutoff valve are installed correctly and runs an electrical circuit to the cabinet space beneath the cooktop to power the spark igniters. The installer cuts an opening into the countertop that conforms to the manufacturer's recommended clearance on all sides as well as above the unit so that a vent can be installed. In areas where natural gas is not available, a professional can also install a gas-to-propane conversion kit.