Ariel Cooktop April 11th, 2018 - 08:11:30
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.
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.
The latest advance in electric cooktops is induction technology, which uses electromagnetic technology to transfer heat directly to your cookware instead of the burner surface. Induction cooktops provide instantaneous temperature control and the safety of a cooler surface, and theyre energy efficient. Keep in mind that you must use induction cooktops with cookware thats magnetic or the heat transfer will fail. The advantages of induction cooktops dont come without a price most models start at $1,500 and prices rise steeply from there. Size and Ventilation Cooktops offer homeowners flexibility when it comes to kitchen design because they can be installed anywhere in the kitchen. However, youll still need to determine which size fits your plans and your cooking needs.
Most cooktops come in sizes of 30 inches wide that offer four burners or 36 inches wide with five burners. High-end, professional-style cooktops can measure as wide as 48 inches and come with up to six burners and additional cooking surfaces like grills or griddles. The bigger the cooktop, the higher the price tag and the more counter space youll need for installation. Youll also need to consider how to vent your cooktop if it will be installed where a range or cooktop hasnt been before. Range hoods can do the job if the cooktop will be under a cabinet, but if you plan to install in a kitchen island, look for downdraft cooktops that use fans to pull smoke, steam and grease down rather than up, avoiding the need for a hood.