Empava offers a wide variety of major kitchen appliances and tubs - but we're here to specifically review the 36" Empava Induction Cooktop.
Overall we found it to be good value—it boiled water quickly, held temperature as expected (check out our Egg test below), and was easy to install.
Quick link: Here's the 36" Induction Stovetop we bought.
Ps. If you spend over $1k you can use the Empava Coupon Code LOVE2022 for 12% off (click here).
About the Empava 36" Induction Cooktop
From the Empava site:
The Empava Induction cooktop features an 11 in. center element up to 3,000W, and four 7.48 in. burners up to 2000W each.
The built-in digital display timer (up to 99 minutes) can be set to turn one or more cooking zone off, each cooking zone has an individual timer setting. You can set it to turn the cooking zone off automatically after your setting time is up, rest, and enjoy the rare leisure time! It will help you to cook perfectly and accurately.
Slider Touch Controls also give this induction cooktop a fantastic array of Easy to Use, The controls respond to touch, so you don’t need to apply any pressure. Simply adjust the power setting to your desired level with slide control. Besides, the hob with Boost, Keep Warm, individual timer, Child Lock, Auto pan detection, Overheat Protection, and Stop & Go (Pause) Function, is extremely easy to use.
Flush with the countertop and are designed for a sleek built-in appearance. The reasonable cooking zone layout makes sure there's enough space between burners to use several pots at once without pushing one off-center. The flawless glass surface withstands intense heat without cracking or chipping.
Enjoy minimal cleanup with the smooth surface Vitro-glass induction cooktop by Empava to prevent food from falling into them. Stain and heat discoloration-resistant glass surfaces will provide you with a reliable cooktop for years to come. Compatible with the most stainless steel and cast-iron cookware.
Installation definitely had me nervous, but it wasn't so bad. The Empava cooktop is designed to be ever so slightly smaller than normal 36" tops, so you can place it into an existing spot (replacing an old one) without having to cut or mess up your countertop.
I absolutely love having the center burner not only stronger than the others, but also have more space around it. It's great for using larger pans and boils water so quickly I keep getting surprised.
The timers are also really neat—I really like making soft boiled eggs, and it took me a few experiments to figure out the exact timing of the perfect egg on the Empava Induction cooktop, but once I did, it's a no brainer. The timers mean you can turn on the cooktop for a certain number of minutes and literally walk away. So my egg boils itself for 3 minutes, and regardless of whether I'm gone 3 minutes or 10 minutes, the cooktop has already turned itself off at 3 minutes and the egg is still perfect. Woohoo!
It's been easy to clean and I guess that's due to the Vitro-glass on top. I haven't had it too long so we'll see how it holds up in that department.
Pros & Cons of Induction (vs. regular electric)
Empava 36" Induction Cooktop Review
Overall I'm a big fan of this cooktop. I gave it a 9.8 because it's only been a month of using it, so I don't yet know how durable it is. I'll update it once I have a better idea!