MODULAR HOB: INTRODUCTION
How to choose a modular cooktop. Statistics say it (also): the modular hob is indisputably the most used appliance in the kitchen. In fact, the average frequency of use is twice a day and this alone would be enough to understand the importance of how to choose a cooktop. How to choose a cooktop is a fascinating and thought-provoking topic. Let’s find out which modular cooktop is right for your kitchen.
The induction cooktop works with electric current: a coil generates a magnetic field, which produces heat directly in the metal bottom of the pot, and thus heats up quickly.
The cooktop is the most commonly used appliance in the kitchen. It can’t be missed whether cooking is your biggest passion or you just need it to quickly heat something up. To choose the right model, the starting point is to identify the most suitable type of operation or type of power supply according to your needs:
- electric hob
- gas hob
- induction hob
Other elements to consider are the size and number of burners or cooking zones. As for the size, you need to know the available countertop space in your kitchen. Usually the depth is standard (51 cm), while the width can vary from 30 to 90 cm depending on the number of cooking points or burners. The preference of the number of cooking points is to be determined by personal habits. If you love to cook and you like to have more dishes in preparation, direct your choice towards a hob with 5 burners or at least not less than 4.
MODULAR INDUCTION COOKTOP
The modular induction cooktop offers undeniable performance and ease of use. For this reason, its higher cost than other types of product and it is necessary to use specific pots and pans.
Precise and fast, it allows you to adjust the cooking temperature almost instantly, with no waiting time. It is able to reach temperatures that are impossible to achieve with other types of cooktops. You’ll be able to cook your meals for a long time with confidence! And thanks to the booster function, boiling water takes very little time.
It guarantees effective safety: it is not its surface that heats up directly (only the container heats up) and it cools down very quickly. In addition, induction cooktops are equipped with automatic lockout and shut-off systems in case of overflow.
The modular induction cooktop heats very quickly and efficiently; it stays on for a shorter time than other types of cooktops and therefore uses less energy.
It is easy to clean with a sponge and a suitable product, being careful not to scratch the surface.
MODULAR GAS COOKER
Gas-powered cooktops are the most traditional and popular ones. Also, they are the cheapest ones. Standard models have 4 burners (of different size and power) and are made of stainless steel or enameled, but there are also versions with 6 burners and tempered glass. Grids are used to give stability to pans during cooking: they can be made of metal or cast iron. The latter is the preferred material because it is more resistant to high temperatures and time. Given the “dangerousness” of the fuel, gas cooktops incorporate a safety valve or thermocouple, capable of detecting any leaks and blocking any leakage. The gas stove is suitable for those who do a lot of cooking every day, as it is based on a power system that allows you to considerably reduce energy consumption.
ELECTRIC MODULAR COOKER
Sturdy, affordable and easy to use, the electric modular cooktop is perfect if you are on a tight budget or a first-time installer. Its disadvantages are slow heating and cooling, lack of safety in case of overflow/overheating, and rather difficult cleaning.
To allow you to adapt them to your kitchen, whether large or small, most cooktops are available with a number of burners ranging from 2 to 5. At Leroy Merlin you will find quality electric cooktops from leading brands such as Indesit, Hotpoint, Whirlpool, De Longhi, Samsung and Franke.
In addition, the electric cooktop is: very economical, easy in use and maintenance. On the flip side, it heats more slowly than gas cooktops and the settings are less precise.
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