Ariel Cooktop April 11th, 2018 - 08:24:27
We all have a stove at home, and when we have a stove, we definitely need a cooktop for the stove. There are four types of cooktop. The first type is Gas. This type is the most widely used type, and many expert cooks love this type. This type is mostly durable, so using this type is really cost-effective. The second type is electric coil. An electric coil type is quite cheap, but we cannot adjust the heat output quickly. This is probably the reason why people do not really like this type. The third type is induction. Induction type is relatively new, and this is the most energy saving type. To produce heat, this type uses magnetic induction. This method can reduce cooking time because it allows almost immediate heating. Using the induction type is also safer, because it does not produce fire.
Most people probably dont usually give cooktops a second thought. Your kitchen generally comes with one when you move in, and it probably does the job. However, a new cooktop can not only beautify your kitchen, but can make your cooking more efficient. You can find some great cooktops whether you have a gas stove, an electric range, or use induction cooking. Cooktops come in a variety of widths, number of burners (four is typical but you can find cooktops with 5, 6 or more, and cooktops with fewer burners as well), and type of burner, sealed or open for gas burners and glass or coil for electric burners. If youre in the market for a sealed gas burner cooktop, a really cool one is the Whirlpool GLT3657R 36 inch. This cooktop has five sealed burners, full width cast iron grates to allow you to place large pots anywhere on the cooktop surface, and includes two 12,500 BTU Power(TM) burners for when you need to get something hot fast. Theyre great for boiling water, among many other uses.
These cooktops vary in size, from 30 inches to 36 inches, and you have a choice between a smoothtop surface or a coil surface. Electric-powered cooktops with a smoothtop surface are typically made of stainless steel or ceramic. Designwise, theyre attractive-looking. Also, they are easy to clean. Coil cooktops, on the other hand, are a lot more popular because they are efficient in cooking. These cooktops also have removable frames and parts to make cleaning easy. Youll find cooktops like this in a wide variety of colors. They usually have 4 or 5 burners. Most electric-powered cooktops are able to detect pan sizes. They automatically adjust the burner to fit the pan. There are induction cooktop models available. These cooktops use electromagnetic technology to directly transfer heat to the pan, making cooking more efficient. The cooking surface also cools much more quickly after use.
There are a lot of advantages to using magnetic induction cooktops. First, they are breaking records for the speed that they bring 6 quarts of water close to boiling. The heat that is emitted is even and liquids simmer perfectly. The cooktop stays much cooler than a conventional cooktop which means no burned flesh, no burnt on spills and less heat loss which leads to a very hot kitchen. A huge safety feature is that induction elements turn off automatically when the magnetic pot is removed from the burner, even if you dont want them to. So this greatly reduces the chance of having a cooking related fire in your kitchen. The biggest reason that you dont find magnetic induction cooktops in every home is the cost of the cooktop and the pots and pans. When this technology first came out, prices range from $1,800 to $3,500. When you compare that with $550 to $750 for top-performing electric cooktops and $650 to $1,200 for gas, the price is a bit steep for most people. But if you shop around online, many times you can find discounts that will make it more affordable. You also have to figure in the cost of new cookware for the new cooktop. This technology requires you to use cookware that is made of cast iron or enameled steel. You can try to use your old stainless-steel cookware and sometimes you will get lucky and it will work. But if you have copper or aluminum pots and pans, you are out of luck. One way to test your cookware is to see if a magnet will stick to it. If the magnet sticks, your cookware will most probably work.