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Cooktops to match your cooking needs.
When choosing between the many different cooktops available on the market, it ultimately comes down to your personal preference or what you feel the most comfortable with. For some, it could be difficult to even consider a gas cooktop for your kitchen, for others there would be no cooking without one, and some people only use a variation of ovens and microwaves ! It’s a different case than with our refrigerators and freezers, because those all cool your groceries in the same way, but new technologies are entering the market and many people are choosing for the energy efficient induction cooktops.
In a well-designed kitchen, the synergy between appliances is essential for efficient meal preparation and cleanup. Just as a high-quality cooktop streamlines cooking, one of our reliable dishwashers, simplifies post-meal cleanup. Together, they form a dynamic duo, allowing you to focus on the joy of cooking and dining rather than the daunting task of washing dishes by hand. With these essential appliances working in harmony, your kitchen becomes a hub of culinary creativity and convenience, without having to struggle with cleaning your small kitchen appliances.
Induction cooktop vs electric cooktop.
When deciding on a new cooktop you might be choosing between the induction and the electric model. While both are great options it’s important to know the differences between the two to be able to decide which is the best fit.
Even though both will heat your food, the way they get the job done is quite different. The electric cooktop uses a centralized heat source, metal coils underneath a surface from glass or ceramic. When the coils get hot, they start to glow and through infrared energy they transfer the heat through the surface, to the pan and then to the food.
While induction stoves are electric as well, they heat your food through its copper coils and through a magnetic current it will heat the pan. Compared to the electric cooktop, it heats the pan directly instead of passing the heat along through the surface. The result is an evenly heated pan and much less energy lost in the heating process.
Both cooktops look almost the same but when in use, the electric top will have a warm glow while the induction top doesn’t create a glow. Because of this many manufacturers have started to add a virtual flame to indicate that the stove is on.
What also differs between the two is the speed of heating. As the induction hob heats the pan straight away, they are much faster and up to 90% of the energy is transferred to the food, compared to 75% with the electric hob.
While an electric hob gets hot, the induction hob won’t. When you remove the pan the heating stops but be aware that the pan itself can transfer the heat back to the cooktop and it can, based on that be warm. The same way another surface would be warm if you leave a warm pot on it. And if you by mistake would turn on the induction hob and not place a pot or pan on it, it will stay cold, which is a great safety feature!
The only downside to the induction cooktop is that you would need to use special cookware set. As it uses a magnetic technology you need a pan that’s made from cast iron, but most types of stainless steel will also work. Cookware usually carries a “induction-compatible” label nowadays to make it easy for customers to find the right one!
Gas cooktops for the intuitive chef.
The gas cooktop has remained very popular for one main reason; they can deliver amazing performance. One of the key aspects of this is that you can literally see and adjust the flame in front of you and therefore chefs can intuitively control the cooking. You care also able to use whatever cookware you need for the dish, and it heats fast.
The downside is the cleaning! Compared to the Induction and electric stoves that are easy to clean, it's more time-consuming cleaning a gas hob, but for some homeowners it’s worth it!