Since you are here, you might be looking for the best 4 burner stainless steel gas stove in India either with manual or auto ignition. Cool, you have landed at the right place.
After having tried numerous and gathered information regarding innumerable, I realized that there are not many varieties of four burner steel gas stove that can actually serve to be perfect. In fact, it is very difficult to segregate the better ones. Brands like Prestige, Pigeon, and Elica dominate the gas stove market in India.
Most of the four burner gas stoves come with the similar kind of features and extremely subtle differences. However, this list contains the most popular and appreciated models. Also, you will learn about the basic differences between a 3 burner and 4 burner, and glass top vs stainless steel top.
What to look for in a 4 burner stainless steel gas stove
From my past experience, what I had learnt regarding choosing a good gas stove were:
- The stainless steel body should be rust-free and of high quality. Indian cooking involves lots of oil, smoke, high temperature; hence the quality of the steel is of utmost importance.
- To keep the underneath area clean, the drip tray should be effective.
- Look for the burners’ sizes and material. For large kadais and pots, strong burners preferably made of brass are the best. The burner sizes should also be considerable. It is best to go for those which have variable burner size, as it can help in customized cooking.
- Choose the ones which have pan support. It prevents skidding off of vessels as well as it is best for cooking kebabs.
- Ignition type – see if it is a manual or automatic ignition one. In manual ignition, you need to light up the stove using a match stick or lighter. Automatic ignition on the other hand lights up automatically when you turn on/rotate the knob.
Now, after taking all the above parameters into account I have chosen the below 4 burner stainless steel gas stoves for seamless cooking experience. Here you go!
6 best 4 burner stainless steel gas stoves in India
1. Elica 4 Burner Stainless Steel Gas Stove (INOX 604 SS)
Elica Inox 604 SS is a manual type gas oven. It is a 4 burner and has a jointless stainless steel body. The body is made to withstand tough uses and support heavy pans. The burners are extremely tolerant towards high temperature as it is made of heavy brass that is hardy and durable.
The burners are all of distinct sizes – 2 medium and 2 smalls. The variable burner sizes are of special importance when you have to cook a lot of dishes within a short time.
Often, we observe that, if all the burners are of similar size, then vessels cannot be placed in all the burners and you end up using either 2 or 3 burners simultaneously but not all.
This problem is overruled in this type of gas top. The burners are all constructed of superior quality of brass and can support even heavy vessels. The burners are all tri pin in nature.
I really like the pan support on individual burners. Big utensils are supported in the best way through these gas burners. The pans get heated uniformly. Another important feature of this pan support is that it provides scope for easy cleaning.
The knobs are smooth and ergonomic. You can easily turn them on and off and nothing hard is felt against the fingers. They are very sensitive and allow for temperature control in the most precise way.
|The variable burner sizes make cooking faster and easier||It is manual ignition type|
|The pan supports are pretty cool|
|Easy to clean and maintain|
|Superior quality of stainless steel body, perfectly resistant to high temperatures|
|Ergonomic knobs for better flame control|
2. Sunshine CT900 4 Burner Gas Stove (Manual Ignition)
Great combination of elegant looks and functionality. This ISI certified stove is quite tough and sturdy. Even the look is quite classy. The round knobs are allowed complete rotation around the nozzle. The burners are constructed of brass and are of superior quality.
The steel colour of the body makes it look even more posh. The cooktop comes with one large, one medium, and two small brass burners. Sunshine CT900 is resistant against heat and therefore, you can cook without any worries.
It has two efficient stainless-steel components: a spill proof drip tray and a euro-coated pan stand that helps in hassle free and easy cooking. Polymer constructed slip-proof legs of the gas stove help for the overall balance of the stove.
|Elegant look with ergonomic design||Space between each burner is bit narrow|
|Long design (945mm), two people can cook at the same time|
|Superior support legs with heavy brass burners|
|Stylish rotatable knobs|
|Durable and can withstand up to 100 kgs weight|
3. Vidiem TUSKER 4 BURNER SS GAS STOVE
Vidiem is a well-known brand for premium kitchen essentials. The design of this stove is quite compact and does not occupy much space. This cooktop comes comes with 2 mm high gloss stainless steel body. Cooking for long hours at high flames will not crack the dura forged brass burners.
The gas stove has 4 burners, each made of brass. The burners are of various sizes – one large, one medium, and 2 smalls. So, it is practically appropriate for all sorts of cooking.
The Vidiem gas stove comes with a drip tray that is essentially easy to clean. The metal knobs have a good design and are easy to handle. The grip of the chrome legs is excellent to support the stove.
|Posh design and elegant look (glossy SS body)||Expensive|
|Great quality of the burners|
|Smooth metal knobs with chrome legs|
|5mm pan support for handling heavy cookers/pans|
|Jointless body/no edges|
4. Prestige Duplex Dgs 4
This gas stove from Pigeon Royal Series is excellent in its looks as well as functionality. The body of the gas stove is constructed of pure stainless steel. The design is compact with no joints and edges. As a brand, Pigeon is known for its durable appliances. The glossy SS body of this stove is spill-proof, has least chances of rusting, and it’s easy to maintain. The burners are all made out of brass.
Each burner has a removable pan support for easy cleaning . The knobs are built employing the effective ergonomic designs and therefore are easy to rotate. However, the quality of the knobs are not up to the mark.
I like the oval-shaped body, which is easier to clean. The burners are tri-pin. It can support vessels of all dimensions. You can even use two big utensils simultaneously while cooking thanks to its wide body.
What more do you need? The hob comes from a reputable brand and ensures high durability. This 4 burners stove will help you cook Indian food with fast and comfort.
|Trust-worthy brand; reasonably priced||Knobs quality can be improved|
|Large gap between the burners (left & right)|
|Different sized burners|
|Brass burners – have high efficiency|
|Oval-shaped with no edges, which makes it easy to clean|
5. Glen Stainless Steel Open Four burner Gas Stove
The next on the list is this stainless steel cooktop from the house of Glen. It has polish, silver colour and the front brass burners are designed with large space for easy cooking with big utensils. Like the above item, Glen 1045 SS HF BB has oval-shaped body and can be cleaned daily with minimalistic care.
The burners are obviously highly efficient, long-lasting, and can tolerate extreme heat. The 4mm pan supports can handle large quantity of food in huge kadai. The knobs are soft and can control the flame with convenience, without moving the whole stove. Also, the rubber feet of the gas stove are anti-skid in nature.
The gas inlet is efficient since it is 360-degree swivel type. It is an ISI certified 4-burner stainless steel gas stove with manual ignition. Not a budget product but its modern looks justifies the price!
|Easy to clean with revolving inlet nozzle||Found none|
|Efficient brass burners|
|Front burners with enough space for easy cooking|
|Equipped with nylon knobs which make it easier to control the flames|
6. Glen 4 Burner Stainless Steel Gas Stove with Auto Ignition
Another awesome cooktop from Glen with almost similar features with the above one. It is a 4-burner gas oven with each burner of distinct size and comes with auto ignition. Rust resistant SS and silver coloured, polish body adds to the beauty of the kitchen. Sturdy and long-lasting 4 mm pan supports can accommodate big Indian utensils.
This is the only stove on the list with auto ignition feature. For those who don’t know, an automatic ignition can light up the hob without a matchstick or lighter. You just need to turn on the knob. Very convenient, right? In future, even if this function goes kaput, you can still use a lighter or manual ignition.
Just like other fuel-efficient burners from Glen, the quality of the four burners is pretty good and they are constructed of heavy brass.
Premium finish and edgy design of the knobs are not only sturdy but are also ergonomic.
|Auto ignition – no matchsticks required||Pricey|
|Stainless steel body & fuel-efficient brass burners|
|Can convert to PNG|
|Needs less effort while cleaning|
Advantages of 4 burner stainless steel gas stove
4 burner gas stoves are usually ideal for a big size family but if you have the budget and a proper space in your kitchen, you should consider getting a 4 burner one. Not only they look stylish but you will also need them in future during family feasts or a party.
Here are some basic reasons why you should get a 4-burner stainless steel gas stove:
- You can cook 4 different dishes simultaneously.
- It saves the cooking time efficiently.
- Stainless steel gas stoves can support heavy utensils and are less likely to crack or break.
- Stainless steel is resistant towards very high temperature and corrosion.
- Stainless steel body is durable, safer, and easier to clean.
3 burner vs 4 burner gas stove: which is better?
There are pros and cons for both. Most small families in India use 2 or 3 burner gas stoves but if you have a family of more than 5 members, then you should get a 4 burner one. The reason is it will save you a lot of time.
Another advantage of 4 burner gas stoves comes into picture when you have a party or gatherings at home. You will require to cook multiple food items in huge amount at once. This is when all the four burners will be used simultaneously.
Most of the time while cooking daily, you will end up using only one or two burners at once. But, why not get a 4 burner stove? You will definitely need all of the 4 burners occasionally. Also, there is not much difference in price.
According to me, 4 burner gas stove ovens are better than 3 burner gas stoves.
Anyway, here are some basic differences between a 3 burner and a 4 burner gas stove:
|3 burner gas stove||4 burner gas stove|
|You can cook 3 dishes at a time||You can cook 4 dishes at a time|
|Suitable for small to moderate families||Suitable for moderate to large families|
|Placement of pans is difficult because of the positioning angle of the three burners||Placement of pans is easier than in case of 3 burner ovens|
|Cooking time is more than in 4 burners||Makes cooking faster|
|Occupies less space on the countertop||Occupies more space on the countertop|
Glass top vs stainless steel top: differences
Let me be honest. If you are having permanent residence, glass top stoves are definitely better, however, for those of you who need to shift often, you better go with the steel top ones.
But again, if you are a bachelor who lives in a rented house and shift frequently, induction stove/cooktop is another great option.
Do checkout the basic differences between a glass top and stainless steel top here:
|Glass top||Stainless steel top|
|Can tolerate rustic cleaning procedures without following much norms||Easier to clean and maintain|
|Looks far better than steel top||Not as classy as the glass top stoves|
|You cannot shift them easily from one place to another due to fragility of the object||There is not much care needed while handling. You can easily shift them from one place to another|
|Mostly comes with auto ignition which has its own pros and cons||Most of them are equipped with manual ignitions|
|Chances of cracks & bursts during high temperature||No such problem. Safe even during prolong use|
|Less strength/prone to scratches||Stronger and can withstand heavy cookware|
Are glass top gas stoves safe?
Yes, definitely. But the glass tops should be made of heat resistant toughened glass. Tempered glass or toughened glass is the strongest glass available and it is one of the hardest substances on earth. Because of its strength, it is often called as ‘safety glass’.
Toughened glass is resistant to extreme temperatures but for extra safety, most of these glass top gas stoves even use powder coating.
But, no matter how safe it is, it is important to get a good, durable, and branded glass top stoves. You should not compromise on the quality because of a little price difference.
Which is the best four burner stainless steel gas stove brand in India?
There are many home appliance brands that manufacture cooking stoves, but when it comes to four burners, unpopular brands like Elica, Glen, and Sunshine beat the premiums ones in sales and positive reviews, such as Sunflame and Faber mainly because of its pricing and product availability.
However, your selection criteria should be based on your budget. As mentioned earlier, most of these stoves have similar features and performances. So, pick the one that you can afford.
Is 4 burner gas stove hard to maintain and repair?
No! It’s simple as maintaining the 2 burner stove. All you need to do is wipe out those oil spills or drips after cooking. If you are a neat freak you can thoroughly clean the surface, burners, and grates using dish wash once a month. This will help avoid the grease to build up over time.
Like other kitchen appliances, your gas stove may also need repairing after some point of time. You may need a new knob, a burner, or change the auto ignition system. Don’t worry as it can be easily repaired by a technician without spending hefty amount of money.
Which is the best 4 burner gas stove under 5000 in India?
A premium automatic four burner hob can cost as high as 25,000 INR but you can get a decent one below 5,000 INR. Butterfly, Elica, and Lifelong offer high-quality and affordable four burner gas stoves which are priced under 5000. To save your time, I have done the selection and reviewed the products accordingly. See the list above.
Every brand and model have some good and bad points about itself. The recommendations that I have put forward here are those models in which:
- Pros exceeds the cons
- Budget is within the reach
- Good reviews are majority
- The product has been used by either myself or any close person of mine
- Made of top-notch stainless steel which ensures higher durability
- Sturdy knobs with smooth functionality
- Joint-less steel body with anti-skid legs