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Finding the Stovetop That is Right for You

If you’re living in a space with a limited kitchen area, or simply want something other than the classic stovetop-oven combo for your kitchen, there are a number of different options you can turn to. From gas cooktops to smooth top cooktops, there is something different for every person and for every type of kitchen. Below are five great options worth looking into if you’re searching for a stovetop for your space.

Electric stovetop

Operating on electricity, electric stovetops are actually better for the environment than gas stovetops (mentioned below). Additionally, you can cook on a much lower temperature than on a gas stovetop, but an electric stovetop takes considerably longer to heat up and cool down. Depending on your preference, you can get an electric stovetop with an exposed heating coil, or with a smooth top.

Gas stovetop

Utilizing natural gas or propane, gas stovetops are worse for the environment than the electric stovetops mentioned above. Despite this, they are still a classic option used by many people, often being preferred for their ease (as you don’t have to wait for it to heat up). If you are comfortable in the kitchen, a gas stovetop may be the option for you, as you can more precisely control the flame.

Induction stovetop

Although induction stovetops utilize electricity as well, their calling card is that they use electromagnets as cooking elements. Lying underneath a smooth cooking surface are electromagnets, which generate resistance (and therefore, heat), when electricity passes through them. Using magnetic cookware is necessary for an induction stovetop to function, otherwise no heat will be transferred. Although induction stovetops are the most environmentally friendly option, their high price often acts an impediment to people who would otherwise want to purchase them.

Smooth top cooktops

Mentioned earlier under electric stovetops, smooth top cooktops have become an increasingly popular option, due to their aesthetic appeal. The entirely smooth cooktop, which is much easier to clean than almost any other option, is usually made of ceramic glass. Yet, despite their popularity, smooth top cooktops are not as durable as other kinds, as the smooth glass surface is more susceptible to cracks or breaks.

So, whether you’re a long-time expert in the kitchen, or someone who just knows the basics, picking the right type of stovetop can be an important part of designing or renovating your kitchen. There are many factors to take into consideration, such as the aesthetic design of your kitchen, environmental impact, or even just ease of use. The four options listed above provide a nice variety in regard to these different factors, and hopefully will help you find the stovetop that is right for you.

G&G Appliance

Regardless of which stovetop you pick, G&G Appliance there is help with all your repairs. If you have any questions or want to find out more information on our services, give us a call at 1 (800) 894 – 6447 or fill out a contact form.

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