Sealed Burners: Gas burners that are easier to clean and are most common for home owners.
Coil Elements: The coil sits above the cooktop surface or into a recessed cavity. The coils are more vulnerable to spills, but drip pans capture spills and are generally easy to access, remove and clean.
Smooth Top/Radiant: The radiant elements are installed beneath a glass surface presenting a sleek, integrated appearance. These cooktops are easy to clean. The radiant elements heat quickly and evenly. Ceramic glass cooktops are flat and require that you use flat-bottomed cookware.
Induction: These models work by using electromagnetic field to heat the magnetic cookware with more responsive cooking, temperature control, and more energy efficiency.
Open Burners: Gas burners that have an open space around the flame output area, providing more power. Most models feature removable drip plates that make cleaning easier.