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Top Cafe Cooktops Under $2,000

by Angela Maple

A Cafe induction cooktop installed into a countertop

At a Glance:

Get to Know Café

Café Cooktop Options

3 Café Cooktops for Your Home


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If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, you can’t go wrong with the various Café appliances on today’s market. Café continues to produce high-quality products that customers love. The best part is that these seemingly high-end units don’t come with hefty price tags. You can stay within your appliance budget while finding cooktops, ovens, and ranges that you love.

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If you aren’t familiar with Café, it’s worth your time to learn about this brand, and our Spencer’s TV & Appliance team has provided you with everything you need to know. Discover the various Café cooktops available for under $2000 and choose the best one that fits your price range.

Get to Know Café

If you want to understand how Café can offer high-end appliances at fair prices, consider the structure of the organization. Café is a brand that is owned and managed by GE Appliances based in Louisville, Kentucky. GE is considered a base-model brand; it produces a wide variety of appliances and sells them at reasonable prices. You can find simple appliances without a lot of tech features and more complex options under the GE name.

However, GE wanted to target customers who are willing to pay more for advanced, luxury kitchen models. This is why it developed the Café brand. Café appliances have more design features that give a sleek feel to your kitchen. They also have more technology that you can’t find in standard GE appliances. Think of Café as a step above your standard kitchen appliances without the luxurious price tag.

You can find various Café appliance products for your kitchen, including refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, ranges, cooktops, and other unique items.

Café Cooktop Options

Before you compare Café appliance models, it helps to have a clear idea of the type of cooktop you want for your home. The model you choose can affect how you prepare food and the energy source that you cook on. Here is what you need to know in the battle between gas, electric, and induction cooking.

  • Electric cooktops are usually the most affordable and diverse range of electric appliances on the market. These cooktops can be used in almost any home. The electric coils produce heat, which heats up any pots or pans you place on them.
  • Gas cooktops require a gas hookup in your home (or a propane tank). Home cooks often prefer these models because they provide instant heat as opposed to waiting for electric coils to warm up. They are also easier to control. However, gas cooktops are often more expensive.
  • Induction cooktops use a magnetic field to heat up induction-approved cookware that touches them. Induction cooking heats the pot, not the surface of the cooktop. This is the most energy-efficient method of cooking but also the most expensive. You may have a harder time finding induction models.

Once you decide on the best cooktop technology for your home, you can easily filter appliances by heat source and size. From there, you can choose the best brand, model, and color that meet your needs. 

3 Café Cooktops for Your Home

You can find a wide variety of cooktops at Spencer’s TV & Appliance. However, Café models are increasingly popular with customers. Here are a few options to consider that cost less than $2,000. And if you are on a strict budget, you can still enjoy a Café cooktop with the help of Spencer’s TV & Appliance finance options!

Café™ 30” Stainless Steel Built-in Electric Cooktop

Café™ 30” Stainless Steel Built in Electric Cooktop

You don’t need a lot of kitchen space in your home to buy this cooktop by Café. Even though it is only 30 inches wide, it comes with five cooking elements, including two burners that work together as a griddle. You can keep a casserole dish warm on the stove or prepare eggs and pancakes on one surface.

This is a highly flexible cooktop, with the largest burner accommodating nine, seven, and five-inch pans. You can boil water almost immediately — regardless of whether you are preparing pasta for one or making soup for the whole family.

The cooktop controls are especially worth noting for this model. Café uses touch controls that allow you to swipe to turn on the burners. You don’t have to worry about cleaning around clunky knobs that often get food stuck to them.

Read customer reviews to see what people think of this Café appliance. One buyer writes, “Even though this is the same size as my previous cooktop I am very pleased with the use of space that allows 5 cooking elements instead of 4. The touch type dials are very sensitive and easy to use.”

Café™ 30” Stainless Steel Built-In Induction Cooktop

Café™ 30” Stainless Steel Built In induction Cooktop

If you prefer a induction stove for your home, you can’t go wrong with this model by Café. There are four burners that are easy to control and come with a variety of different power levels. The largest burner has an 18,000 BTU power level, allowing you to boil water in a matter of minutes. Your food will heat up quickly, and you can pull different flavors from sauteed vegetables and various other spice dishes as you cook.

The knobs on this cooktop come with white LED backlighting, which allows chefs (beginners and pros alike) to clearly see the settings they need. There is also an extra-large griddle, creating a flat cooking surface to make entire meals at once.

Read customer reviews to better understand what it’s like owning this Café appliance. One buyer says, “The simmer option is a true simmer. My wife cooks her Spanish rice on here perfectly every time without burning it. The induction shut off is a great safety option to keep little ones from playing with the stove.”

Café™ 36” Stainless Steel Built-in Electric Cooktop

Café™ 36” Stainless Steel Built in Electric Cooktop

This electric cooktop by Café is slightly bigger than the 30-inch model. It has two burners with three different cooking rings instead of one with the smaller model. There are also two burners that can sync together as one for cooking with ovular pots and pans. Despite offering many top features and burner sizes that are usually only found in luxury models, this cooktop still falls below the $2,000 target price range.

The largest ring for this cooktop can accommodate a 12-inch pot, while the smallest ring is made for five-inch saucepans. You can easily find cooking space for almost any pot, including six, seven, and nine-inch cookware. You can turn on all of these elements at once if needed and enjoy an even heating surface from one pot to the next.

See why people love this appliance by reading online reviews from people who have purchased it for their homes. One buyer says, “I am impressed with the heat distribution while cooking. This model also came with a timer on the control panel which I did not have on the previous cooktop. It also came with a griddle that you can use over the two burners.”

These are just three Café appliance options for your kitchen cooktop. Explore other cooktops offered by Café that fall within a variety of price ranges at one of many Spencer’s TV & Appliance locations in the Phoenix area. Find the best option that will make meal prep an exciting part of your day again. 


Learn more about Café as a brand here with some of the most common questions we get from our customers.

Where are Café appliances made?

As part of the GE brand, Café appliances are developed and assembled in Kentucky and Georgia. You are buying American-made products when you choose Café products for your home.

When did Café appliances hit the market?

The Café brand is relatively new. GE launched the name in 2018 and immediately started rolling out new products. The popularity of this brand continues to grow as customers buy Café appliances for their kitchens and immediately love them. In 2020, the Café brand launched in Canada. 

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Shop Café Appliances at Spencer’s

At Spencer’s TV & Appliance, we provide high-quality, name-brand products at great prices — check out our catalog to shop Café appliances online today. Your friends in the business are always happy to help you find the perfect Café appliance for your home. Call us, or better yet, stop by at one of our locations in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale regions. Visit us today!

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