Ariel Cooktop April 22nd, 2018 - 12:30:20
Part 1 of this series explained how Induction cooktops use magnetic hysteresis loss to directly heat the the pot or pan. Part 2 explained the growing popularity of induction cooking by exploring inductions many advantages over conventional cooking technologies. By this time, you are very likely thinking that induction cooking may be appropriate for your kitchen. However, before purchasing an induction cooktop, there are several things that you should consider. These issues are explained in this installment of the Induction Cooking Explained series. Compatible Cookware Considerations As explained in part 1, induction cooktops work only with cookware made from ferrous materials. Anyone with a significant investment in aluminum, glass, ceramic or non-magnetic stainless steel cookware will need to be aware that these types of cookware will not work on an induction cooktop and should include the cost purchasing new cookware when evaluating the cost of the induction cooktop. However, much of the most popular cookware used on conventional cooktops will work with induction cooktops, so many people will be able to use their existing cookware.
Cooktops are indispensable appliances in our kitchens. Their functions have expanded recently from merely an appliance for cooking to something that reflects styles and that beautifies your kitchens. They have come a long way from the old fashion four burners model to the current ultra sophisticated unit that incorporates advanced features including digital control panels, smooth tops, precise temperature controls and different burner configurations. The two most popular types of cooktops that are most sought after in the market are the electric and gas cooktops. Each has their advantages and disadvantages. Depending on your needs, each offers distinct features that vary greatly in terms of appearance, safety and performance. Therefore, if you are thinking of an upgrade from an existing conventional cooktop or are renovating your kitchen and are planning to get a new one, the electric or the gas version are your best bet.
If its an open gas burner cooktop thats for you, try looking at the simple, inexpensive, Frigidaire FGC30C3AW. This lift-up white 30 inch cooktop offers four open 9,000 BTU burners and an electronic pilotless ignition with round, porcelain-coated steel grates. If electric burners are more your speed, there are plenty of those for you to choose from. Frigidaire has some great offerings here too, like the Frigidaire FEC26C2A. This 26 inch electric cooktop has four coil burners, a surface "on" indicator and chrome drip bowls. If youd prefer glass burners for your electric cooktop, you might consider the Maytag MEC5430BD. This affordable stainless-steel model features burners that get hot in seconds, and indicator lights to let you know when the surface is on and hot. It looks sleek and modern and allows quick and efficient cooking.
Cooks who would rather save on energy would be more inclined to use an electric cooktop. Keep in mind, electric stoves are not overly environmentally friendly. Heat from the electric stoves are in constant contact with saucepans and pots. Because more times than not, electricity coming from an electric stove is not from renewable energies. This wasted heat will seep into the atmosphere and add to greenhouse gases. Electric cooktops are a good choice for cooks who want to use low temperatures for cooking. However, electric stoves are more costly than gas cooktops because they are manufactured with material that is more costly such as halogen, semi-halogen, and radiant coil. However, choices of electric cooktops are varying more and more and the newer type, induction is becoming popular.