Miele Cooktops Review & Guide
Craving a new cooktop to complete your kitchen? Miele is a family-owned company that has been serving customers a range of appliances since 1899. Whether you’re looking for an electric, gas or induction cooktop, the brand offers a variety of sizes and styles to choose from. If you want a taste test of Miele’s menu, read our guide below to get a whiff of what the German brand is cooking up.
What cooktops does Miele offer?
Whether you’re looking to dedicate a section for induction heating with a small cooktop from the CombiSets range, or a large gas cooktop built to accommodate pots and pans of all different sizes, Miele has a variety of options to choose from. These include:
- Induction cooktops
- Induction cooktops with Integrated Extractor
- Gas cooktops
Miele Induction Cooktops
Feel like you’re playing with fire by having a bench space that’s a little too cramped? Or maybe you’re worried about kids running in the kitchen with boiling pots and open flames. Induction cooktops are claimed to be safer compared to gas and electric cooktops, as well as faster and more energy efficient than gas and electric cooktops. This is because induction cooktops instead create an electromagnetic field that reacts to certain cookware, before directly sending heat into the pot. So, there’s no naked flames and the cooktop begins to cool down once the cookware is taken off. There are also claims that you can use any unused space as extra space to rest chopped vegetables or whatever else you might need to prepare meals.
Miele induction cooktops are typically served at a premium price, with models retailing between $1,999 and $5,799. These include:
- Miele KM6113 57cm Induction Cooktop with Onset Controls: $1,999 (RRP)*
- Miele CS1212-1I ProLine Element: $2,699 (RRP)*
- Miele KM6322 Induction Cooktop with Onset Controls: $2,999 (RRP)*
- Miele KM6304 Induction Cooktop with Onset Controls: $2,999 (RRP)*
- Miele KM6363-1 Induction Cooktop with Onset Controls: $3,299 (RRP)*
- Miele KM6357 Induction Cooktop with Onset Controls: $3,799 (RRP)*
- Miele KM6349-1 Induction Cooktop with Onset Controls: $3,899 (RRP)*
- Miele KM6366-1 Induction Cooktop with Onset Controls: $4,399 (RRP)*
- Miele KM6367-1 Induction Cooktop with Onset Controls: $4,399 (RRP)*
- Miele KM6629 Induction Cooktop with Onset Controls: $4,399 (RRP)*
- Miele KM 6381 Induction Cooktop with Onset Controls: $4,899 (RRP)*
- Miele KM6389 Induction Cooktop with Onset Controls: $4,899 (RRP)*
- Miele KM6388 Induction Cooktop with Onset Controls: $5,399 (RRP)*
- Miele KMDA 7774 FL Induction Cooktop with Integrated Extractor: $5,799 (RRP)*
Miele KM6113 57cm Induction Cooktop with Onset Controls
If you live in a small household or prefer to build a kitchen on a budget, Miele claims its 57cm Induction Cooktop hits the sweet spot with a supposedly “attractive entry level price”. It retails for thousands of dollars cheaper than certain models in the brand’s product range, although offers a number of features similarly found in the more expensive options.
- Flexible cooking zones: accommodates a variety of pans by providing cooking zones and burners in different shapes and sizes.
- Pan size recognition: the induction cooktop identifies the size of the pan and only supplies energy to this area.
- Easy-to-clean ceramic glass: claimed to minimise the risk of food burning by staying ‘relatively cool’, plus allows easier removal of any soiling.
The Miele KM6113 cooktop has several safety features designed to switch the unit off when the cooktop has been running for an ‘unusually long time’ or when the cooktop is in ‘extreme heat’. It also contains a safety system lock to prevent the cooktop from being accidentally turned on.
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 574mm x 504mm x 16mm
- RRP: $1,999*
Induction cooktops with Integrated Extractor
Miele KMDA 7774 FL 80cm Induction Cooktop with Integrated Extractor
The Miele Induction Cooktop with Integrated Extractor is boasted as being one hot item, although it might burn a premium sized hole in your wallet. Families that tend to use larger pots and pans may be tempted by the four zones offered by this model, especially as two of these sections are ‘PowerFlex’ zones. This feature is said to give greater flexibility in the kitchen by linking these particular zones together to create a bigger space.
The Miele KMDA 7774 FL induction cooktop is also said to contain a built-in air extractor with a supposedly ‘intelligent sensor’ that automatically maintains the level of extraction based on how much steam and smoke is released from the cooktop.
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 574mm x 800mm x 520mm x 200mm
- RRP: $5,799*
Miele Gas Cooktops
Quick and easy cooking isn’t limited to microwave meals. Gas cooktops are seen to be especially useful for preparing a variety of dishes fast, whether it’s heating sauces on a slow simmer or using intense heat when creating stir fry. Gas cooktops are also a tasty option for households that are conscious of their electricity bill because, according to Miele, gas is a primary energy source and does not produce pollutants through conversion processes ordinarily seen in electric models.
Miele gas cooktops typically retail between $1,199 and $3,899, which is pretty similar to other types of cooktops by the brand. The different width options include 40cm, 60cm, 75cm, 90cm. Here’s a list of gas cooktops currently sitting on Miele’s shelves:
- Miele KM 2012 Gas Cooktop: $1,199 (RRP)*
- Miele KM 362-1 G Gas Cooktop: $1,399 (RRP)*
- Miele CS 1013-1 G ProLine Element: $1,899 (RRP)*
- Miele CS 1018 G ProLine Element: $1,999 (RRP)*
- Miele KM 2312 Gas Cooktop: $1,999 (RRP)*
- Miele KM 3014 Gas Cooktop: $2,299 (RRP)*
- Miele KM 2334 Gas Cooktop: $2,399 (RRP)*
- Miele KM 2354 Gas Cooktop: $2,799 (RRP)*
- Miele KM 3034 Gas Cooktop: $3,299 (RRP)*
- Miele KM 2357 Gas Cooktop: $3,599 (RRP)*
- Miele KM 3054 Gas Cooktop: $3,899 (RRP)*
Miele KM3014 63cm Gas Cooktop
Miele aims to make the traditional gas cooktop more modern with electronic controls designed to ensure apparently increased safety and convenience. One of these is GasStop, a function said to provide safer cooking by automatically re-igniting the cooktop when the gas flame is temporarily extinguished, or alternatively turning off the gas supply if the appliance isn’t able to fire back up.
The Miele 63cm gas cooktop has three cooking zones, one of which is compatible as a wok burner. It also has a sleek black finish and ceramic glass cooktop, making it especially appealing to those with a sweet tooth for contemporary design.
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 626mm x 526mm x 53mm
- RRP: $2,299*
If you love to cook at home, picking something out of Miele’s CombiSets collection might feel just as difficult as choosing a favourite child. There are three types – Induction CombiSets, Electric CombiSets and Gas CombiSets. These are available in a variety of sizes, ranging between 288mm-wide, 380mm-wide and 576mm-wide. The smaller models can be used for specific styles of cooking, allowing you to dedicate an area for induction cooking or cooking on a gas cooktop with Miele’s electronically controlled ProLine gas burners.
The CombiSets currently available include:
- Miele CS 1237 Y ProLine element: $4,399 (RRP)*
- Miele CS1013-1 G ProLine element: $1,899 (RRP)*
- Miele CS1018 G ProLine: $1,999 (RRP)*
- Miele CS1212-1 I ProLine element: $2,699 (RRP)*
Miele CS1212-1I 30cm CombiSet Electric Cooktop with Induction
If you’re a fan of induction cooking, consider adding the Miele CS1212-1I to your kitchen. It offers two cooking zones in different sizes and comes in the brand’s ‘classic’ width of 288mm. This Miele 30cm Electric CombiSet also features the ‘Keeping warm’ and TwinBooster functions, as well as the three indicators apparently designed to help you prepare meals effectively and safely.
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 288mm x 520mm x 57mm
- RRP: $2,699*
Are Miele’s cooktops worth the money?
Hungry for versatility? Then Miele might have you covered, building Flexible cooking zones into many of its cooktops in order to accommodate pots and pans of different sizes. The brand’s range of CombiSets similarly allows home cooks to perfect their favourite cooking style, with individual and larger-size cooktops to add onto your existing Miele cooktop.
For those who tend to cook with intense levels of heat, or prefer an appliance that can fire things up fast and cook food quickly, Miele has a buffet of gas cooktops and traditional electric cooktops to choose from. There are also induction cooktops for households that are short on bench space or need to avoid having any open flames.
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*Prices taken from respective retailer, correct as of July 2019
What do customers think about Miele Cooktops?
In 2019, Australian customers gave Miele 5 out of 5 stars for overall customer satisfaction for cooktops.