Installing a new electric cooktop is an easy way to upgrade a kitchen’s functionality and appearance. A new unit may come with advanced features such as digital touch controls, LED backlighting, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, which can enhance the cooking experience. When budgeting for the purchase and installation, take time to consider available options and factors that can impact your final cost.
|What you can expect|
|Range per cooktop:||$476.87||$958.07|
|Range for this type of project:||$477||$958|
Electric Cooktop Cost
Cost of residential-grade electric cooktop with four-element, coil-type range and porcelain-finished drop. 240V 40A electrical connection required at installation site. One-year limited warranty guarantees excellence.
Electric Cooktop Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Mounting hardware will be measured, placed, and secured. Appliance will be connected to existing utility connections, secured to mounting hardware, and optimal operation verified. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Electric Cooktop Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors and fittings.
Electric Cooktop Debris Disposal
Responsible disposal of all 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 an electric cooktop|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per cooktop||$518.70|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 cooktop||$705.97|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 cooktop||$469.22 - $942.71|
When choosing a new electric cooktop, look for features specifically designed to accommodate cooking needs. This could mean a larger surface area, more burners or a range of advanced heating functions. Cooktop burners come in a variety of styles and designs, including smooth surface, coil and downdraft. Some manufacturers have replaced knobs and buttons with glide touch controls, letting you adjust temperatures and settings with just a swipe or tap of the finger.
In addition to the purchase price, which can vary greatly depending on brand and features, homeowners can incur costs for installation. While replacing an existing cooktop with a similarly sized unit is fairly inexpensive, new installations can involve modifying the countertop and adding electrical outlets. If a vent hood is also being installed, expect to pay for more electric and HVAC services.
Some homeowners choose to attempt the installation themselves, and a simple replacement isn't overly complicated. However, it's recommended that a professional handle this task as the job could entail electrical work and modifications to the countertop that require skilled craftsmanship. Working with a contractor ensures that the cooktop is installed to manufacturer specifications, and the finished work is safe and appealing.