Ariel Cooktop March 31st, 2018 - 08:41:56
If you live in a small apartment and are constantly irritated by the smell of frying fish, then you probably have a cooktop without a vent. Surely, not only are you irritated by the harsh odors of fish and other foods cooking, your curtains, pillow sheets, bed sheets and even your hair take on the smell. Its okay if the scent is pretty easy to get rid of, but if you have poor ventilation, it might be a problem for you. That is why there are now downdraft gas cooktops available at your disposal from various appliance manufacturers. First of all, you might ask what downdraft gas cooktops are. That is a fairly normal question since this type of cooktop is quite new in the market and is still on the way of receiving more recognition. Although it does not have a full hood and exhaust system to effectively puff out the smoke that your cooking emits, it does have its own system that will effectively minimize, if not eliminate, the stink that sticks to your clothes whenever you are cooking something.
Other advantages of electric cooktops over its gas counterpart are safety and energy usage issues. In terms of safety, a cooktop that uses electricity is definitely safer than the one uses gas. Imagine having a tank or a cylinder loaded with gas sitting at the back of your kitchen. The incident of explosion of a gas cylinder is certainly higher than the incident of faulty electricity. In addition, the electric cooktop is one of the top rated devices in terms of energy saving. Most of them are energy star rated which means they are extremely efficient in electricity consumption. The reason is due to the heating elements of the electric cooktop that are matched exactly to the size of the pans and pots where most of the heat is channeled to cooking food. On the other hand, the efficiency of the gas cook top is somewhere in 10% to 20%. Most of the heat is lost in the air instead of being used for heating.
In addition, standard induction elements work only with flat-bottomed pots and pans and are therefore not suitable for use with traditional round-bottomed woks. However, it is possible to buy induction units specifically designed to work with woks, but these units are fairly uncommon in the United States. Furthermore, induction units designed to work with rounds-bottomed woks will work only with woks and will not work with flat-bottomed vessels. Electric Power Considerations Kitchens currently equipped with gas cooktops may not have an adequate electrical circuit available for the induction cooktop. As a rule, a drop-in induction cooktop with multiple burners will require a 220 volt, 40 amp dedicated circuit. Most conventional electric cooktops also require such a circuit, so those people upgrading to induction from conventional electric cooktops are unlikely to have an issue, but anyone upgrading from gas may need to have an electrician install a new electrical circuit for the cooktop. If so, this cost should be considered when evaluating the overall cost of the project. And, even if you are upgrading from conventional electric to induction, you should verify that the existing circuit is adequate for the induction cooktop that you have selected.
4. Ease of use. Much like you dont have all the time in the world to spend on cooking, you also cant spare too much mental energy in figuring out how to work things out. To be practical, choose an induction cooktop that has a neat layout and an easy to use control panel. This way, you wont have to waste time and effort trying to decipher how to activate something so simple as a timer. 5. The last thing to consider is design. Contemporary kitchens, especially first class kitchens, cant have inferior-looking cooktops. Even if the cooktop has state-of-the-art technology inside, its outside appearance is undeniably important. As a piece of advice, pick an induction-based cooktop that works good and looks good.