Ariel Cooktop March 09th, 2018 - 11:00:34
Does your kitchen need a facelift? A new cooktop gives you the ultimate choices in design flexibility. Whether you are looking for a sleek electric cooktop, a professional-style gas cooktop, or the energy efficient induction cooktop, there are as many choices and details as there are recipes you can make in the kitchen. Understanding your space constraints, cooking needs and enhancement options will help you to select the kitchen cooktop that is right for your budget and household needs. Gas or Electric? Gas used to be the darling for professional chefs, but advanced technology, smooth-top surfaces and induction heating have made electric cooktops serious rivals. Chances are the choice between gas and electric has been made for you depending on your available hookups, unless youre planning an extensive kitchen makeover.
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.
Electric cooktops that come with more features or are more advanced are priced higher than those that come with the basic features. Thus, when youre shopping for an electric-powered cooktop, make sure you figure out first exactly what you need and how much you are willing to spend on one. If you are on a budget, the most basic electric cooktop will do the job. If youre after convenience in shopping, you can buy your electric cooktop online from trusted online retailers like Amazon.com. Youll find several brands and models of electric cooktops online, along with photos, features, and user reviews. If you prefer shopping the old-fashioned way, you can still do most of your research online. Put together a list of electric cooktops that meet your needs and budget and read the reviews. Then, narrow down your list to the top 3 or 4 brands or models. Take this list with you when you drive to the stores.
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.