Ariel Cooktop March 31st, 2018 - 08:50:16
A downdraft gas cooktop is a cooktop that doesnt come with a hood on top, but with a downdraft mechanism inside itself. All the unwanted smells that inevitably arise from cooking food on your gastop, will be sucked down and vented outside. One little catch is that your home has to have support for downdraft exhaustion. If it doesnt, your house can be modified so that it does, but this will not be practical for everybody. So with this out of the way, lets focus on the advantages of downdraft cooktops for a little bit. Because once you go downdraft, you wont want anything else any longer. If you have a kitchen that does not have the space for a very large bench area, then the cooktop itself is going to fit nicely onto the counter top. If you have downdraft ventilation, then all the smoke, air and smells will be sucked down by the cooktop and vented outside. There is no longer any need for a hooded, external exhaust fan. This causes your cooktop to run a whole lot cleaner than it were if it had a hood. Hooded cooktops also make one heck of a lot more noise, while downdrafts are very silent when it comes to operation.
Speaking of the cons of electric cooktop, the first thing that comes to my mind is the slow reaction time. Electric cooktop can be slow in terms of heating the pots and pans. Besides, some models of electric cooktop might be lacking in terms of power and temperature. Some high temperature cooking such as quick boiling and frying with a wok might not be possible with electric cook top. You might want to check with the specs before purchasing any cooktop. Some low end electric cooktop certainly lacks far behind its gas counterpart. But most high end and expensive electric cooktop will have a workaround for this issue. Other disadvantage of electric cook top compared to gas cooktop is the power supply. If there is a cut in the power supply, then there will be no cooking. In short, no electricity means no cooking. On the other hand, you can still do whatever cooking you like with gas cooktop even if there is no electricity.
Using this type of cooktop will also allow you to cook quicker as reviews from induction cooktops users have actually reported that they were able to boil water a lot faster, than with an electric or gas cooktop, and were also able to experience greater temperature control. These great benefits are of course reflected in the higher cost of induction cooktops which begins at $1500. Unfortunately, this cooktop will only work with magnetic cookware as it is not compatible with others. Possible Features to be Found with Cooktops - In most cases, you will find cooktops that have great flexibility, giving you the option to interchange grills and burners. They are normally easy to clean and have an accurate temperature control. You can even find cooktops made from ceramic, whether powered by gas or electricity. This is especially great for persons who are looking for cooktops that will have an aesthetic appeal, as ceramic cooktops can be found in a wide range of colors that can be use to complement the décor of your kitchen.
Want to Stick to the Traditional? You can also find cooktops which are powered by gas that have surface burners that are sealed, which helps to control spills and spillages. These will give you excellent temperature control, and are also present in high powered burners, which are excellent for frying, or cooking that requires a high temperature. You can also find cooktops which are porcelain enamel coated or made of cast iron and are dishwasher safe, making your cleanup much easier. How About an Induction Cooktop? However, due to the many benefits to be had from having an induction cooktop, more and more customers find cooktops of this type appealing. Induction cooktops are the newest type of this appliance, which uses electromagnetic energy to heat the pot or pan containing the food. This allows the surface to remain fairly cool during cooking, unlike what happens when cooking with a gas or electric cooktop.