Which Cooktop Is Best for You: GE Café or Monogram?

Which Cooktop Is Best for You: GE Café or Monogram?

When you’re looking for a great new cooktop to add to your kitchen, the choices are many. Here we discuss the differences between the Monogram 30″ Induction and the Café™ 30″ Gas cooktops.

Gas vs. Electric Cooktops

Gas Or Electric?

The first thing to consider is how you prefer to cook. Professional chefs usually prefer to use a gas range top with an electric oven, since electric ovens are easier to control temperatures in.

The Monogram 30″ Induction Cooktop is an electric induction cooktop, which is different from traditional heating elements that warm from the surface. Induction cooktops heat more evenly with copper coils, creating a magnetic current. Professional chefs prefer induction cooktops to regular electric models.

The Café™ 30″ Gas Cooktop features five gas burners with a heavy-duty cast iron griddle that makes cooking in different styles easier.


Your kitchen space is as unique as you are. Your stove’s appearance should match the style you’re looking for.

The Monogram 30″ Induction Cooktop is a flat, glass-like surface that generally sits flush with the counter space around it, giving it a sleeker appearance. It is also silver in color, due to being stainless steel. It is also available in black.

Café™ 30″ Gas Cooktop has a raised grill top that is clearly visible with the knobs in plain view. The color is Deep Stainless Steel, which might be a great contrast to the design of your kitchen and surrounding counters.

Number of Burners

With the Monogram 30″ Induction Cooktop you have use of four induction cooking elements.

The Café™ 30″ Gas Cooktop, you have five burners to cook on, including a center burner.


As with most things, cost is frequently a factor when determining which direction to go in.

The regular price for the Café™ 30″ Gas Cooktop is $2,222.99, with potential discounts available through Boston Appliance.

The Monogram 30″ Induction Cooktop’s regular price of $2,332.99, but through Boston Appliances, there may be discounts available.