Ariel Cooktop April 11th, 2018 - 08:15:42
A leading manufacturer of essential home appliances, Frigidaire produces products that are environmental friendly, nice looking yet affordable. When you purchase a cooktop from this company, you know you have acquired a product that will be part of your kitchen for a lifetime. The range of cooktops from Frigidaire is as diverse as are the prices. In its long list of gas and electric cooktops, one of the most affordable cooktops that this company makes is the Frigidaire FFEC3024LB 30" Electric Cooktop. Costing less than $400, this cooktop is not only gorgeous but is a very convenient appliance. It is space saving at 30" and weighs about 45 pounds. It has four cooking zones and has a ceramic glass surface. When shopping for a gas cooktop, there are many types available and you might be tempted by their mid-range priced 30" model FFGC3025LS Gas Cooktop. This cooktop is guaranteed to provide star performance with its four burners each giving you from 5,000 to 15,000 BTUs. It is great looking with its stainless steel surface and its cast iron grate.
So, how exactly how do downdraft gas cooktops work? They work in such a way that smoke that cooking emits is sucked back down, thus the name downdraft. Once the smoke goes up, a downdraft element effectively sucks it down, pushes it to the tube included in the system, and pushes it out of your house through a vent. Downdraft gas cooktops are perfect for smaller spaces where there is limited space for a full sized stove range and oven. Also, if you are on a budget, it will be best to get this type of cooktop since they are a lot cheaper than a full hood. Although they may not be as effective as an exhaust system, they are better than having no smoke system at all. It is also perfect for cooktops on kitchen islands, making it an effective cooking system.
3. They can be expensive With lots of new models now available in the market the prices have gone down remarkably. But because the models still differ in more ways than one, you will still find the cooktops a little more expensive compared to electric and gas units. A little research on the cooktops can however still get you an affordable one that is still high in quality. Always look at the design feature like number of burners, automatic pan size recognition, timers and automatic safety shut offs because they are some of the features that can affect the price. The size of the cooktop also dictates price so always weigh your options to get the most functional cooktop you can afford comfortably.
In terms of appearance, the electric version definitely looks much better over the gas due to its sleek design that features smooth surface, embedded digital panels, touch controls and are available in a variety of colors to match your kitchen design. I am not saying the gas cooktop is not pretty but the knobs that appear in most of them are definitely an ugly sight in a modern kitchen that features futuristic design. Moreover, the embedded touch control and the smooth surface in electric cooktop is absolutely a superb compliment to any kitchen designs. In addition, the variable-size elements in electric cooktop are a huge advantage over the gas version. Variable-size elements means the elements can match exactly the size of any pans and pots. This is something that the gas cooktop is lacking. Other than the variable size elements, other features that are available in electric cook top but are lacking in gas cooktop are the warming zones and bridge elements that will match irregular pans and pots sizes. The variable-size and bridge elements are definitely a must-have for any environment conscious persons as they maximize the usage of electricity.