Ariel Cooktop March 31st, 2018 - 08:47:21
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.
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.
The downside to getting downdraft gas cooktops, however, is the fact that it is less effective in getting rid of the smoke compared to a full range. On top of that, they are also less attractive than induction cooktops or other options. There are good options when getting downdraft cooktops and most appliance manufacturers are producing them on a wide scale. However, they have not received that much attention because they are not that appealing to the eyes, something that homeowners nowadays are looking for. Downdraft gas cooktops vary in price and the difference can get quite hefty. Some manufacturers sell these for just around $800 while some make models that reach $1600, almost the same amount as a full range hood. You also have the option of getting it in either the usual silver or a sleeker black, whatever complements your overall kitchen theme better. Installation is pretty easy but if you are unsure, it will always be best to consult a professional so that there will be no leaks in the tube of the cooking system. If you think that downdraft gas cooktops are for you, then it is good to note that there are a wide array of options to choose from... one for any taste or budget.
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.