How to choose a stove?
Your old kitchen will finally change! You so long dreamed of buying new furniture in the kitchen, completely changing the interior of the kitchen. And this moment has come. You have practically determined everything, but you still have to make one purchase for a complete renovation of the kitchen. You need to choose a plate. Of course, if you have gas, then the question of how to choose a stove, it becomes much easier. But if there is no gas, then you will need to buy an electric stove.
And so consider how to choose an electric stove. It is worth saying that today there are a lot of various electric stoves on the market. Each of them has any unique characteristics that should attract the attention of the buyer. And among this diversity you have to navigate if you want to make the best choice.
Sizes of a plate
Let's start with the simplest characteristics: the size of the plate. Typically, most plates have a height of 85 centimeters. Such plate, most likely, will suit you as it will be possible to put enough quantity of ware of various dimensions on it.The plates have a different width from 50 to 80 cm. It will be optimal to buy a plate 60-70 cm wide and of the same size in depth.
Type of burners
How to choose an electric stove for its technical indicators. The greatest attention should be paid to the type of burners. They are divided by type of heating device, power, heating rate. In general, there are the following types of burners: burners with flat thermal electric heating elements placed in a cast iron housing, express burners, burners with spiral, ribbon, halogen and induction heaters.
The first type of burner often equip plates with enameled surface. Plates with such a surface are often equipped with express burners that provide very fast heating. They are usually indicated by a red circle on the plate. Plates with a surface of enamel are not too expensive. And the surface itself was a good test of time. The only drawback of such a surface is that it is difficult to wash off the fat.
Other types of burners equip plates with a glass-ceramic surface.After comparing these two types of plates, you will know exactly how to choose the plate.
So, a little about the burners, which equip electric cookers with glass-ceramic coating. Rings that have spiral heaters are heated using a special spiral in 15 seconds. Rings with tape heaters are heated using heaters that look like a ribbon twisted like a spring in a mechanical watch. Heating of such rings lasts up to 8 seconds. As for the burners with halogen heaters, the basis of heating is a tube filled with halogen gas. Moreover, a heater is inserted into such a tube, through which the electric current passes and as a result the gas emits infrared rays, which heat the object on the stove. Induction heaters belong to the latest squeak of technical innovations, and heat objects on the stove with the help of a powerful magnetic field, which creates vortex flows.
As for the glass-ceramic surface, it is much better than enameled. It is more resistant to high temperatures and heats up faster.This surface is easier to clean from dirt. Although there is one nuance - for cooking you need special dishes. Focusing only on the types of burners, you can already give an answer to the question of how to choose a glass-ceramic plate.
Another criterion by which you can choose a glass-ceramic plate is the number of sensors on the plate. With the help of sensors, the plates are endowed with additional properties. Some stoves can only be turned on when there are dishes on the stove. Thanks to the sensors, the heating area can be determined depending on the area occupied by the dishes. Sensors can react to touch, and also include blocking the heating of the stove when pressing a few buttons (for example, if a child is playing). Many stoves are equipped with displays that indicate the power of the burner and the heating temperature.