Zurie Monnier Cooktops September 14, 2018 11:24:53
Cooks who would rather save on energy would be more inclined to use an electric cooktop. Keep in mind. electric stoves are not overly environmentally friendly. Heat from the electric stoves are in constant contact with saucepans and pots. Because more times than not. electricity coming from an electric stove is not from renewable energies. This wasted heat will seep into the atmosphere and add to greenhouse gases. Electric cooktops are a good choice for cooks who want to use low temperatures for cooking. However. electric stoves are more costly than gas cooktops because they are manufactured with material that is more costly such as halogen. semi-halogen. and radiant coil. However. choices of electric cooktops are varying more and more and the newer type. induction is becoming popular.
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.
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.
Induction cooktops basically create electromagnetic reactions between the cooking zone and the pot. This means that the cooktops utilize magnetic reactions to create heat that enables you to do your cooking. Unlike electric cooktops that heat cooking zones before transferring the heat to your pot. the induction ones create heat with the pot making the cooking fast. energy efficient and safe too. These cooktops are available in a wide range of designs. sizes and features and to get the best you would need to make proper determinations. But even before you make your purchase. there are important things you should know about the cooktops so you are able to decide whether they are worth the purchase or not.
Other advantages of electric cooktops over its gas counterpart are safety and energy usage issues. In terms of safety. a cooktop that uses electricity is definitely safer than the one uses gas. Imagine having a tank or a cylinder loaded with gas sitting at the back of your kitchen. The incident of explosion of a gas cylinder is certainly higher than the incident of faulty electricity.
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.