Quality appliances are important, especially when it comes to cooking. There are many options on the market. To get started choosking a cooktop you’ll need to decide whether you prefer gas, electric or induction. Thermador offers excellent choices and explanations of each type.
A gas cooktop cooks by an open flame which can be turned on and off basically instantly. Gas is easy to control. The open flame allows for different cooking methods. The cooktop can be fitted with different grates and accessories. Thermador offers star-shaped burners which provide better heat distribution and a smaller cold spot. Extra low burners simmer without scorching.
Induction technology uses the power of electromagnetism to turn the actual pot or pan into the heat source. The cookware must be made of a readily magnetized metal in order to work. The cooktop surface stays cooler to the touch, so it is safer and easier to clean. Induction technology allows instantaneous temperature changes as power level is adjusted. Heating is faster therefor cooking is more efficient.
Electric cooktops are another familiar option. The look is very sleek and clean up is easy similar to an induction cooktop. Electric burners are flexible and can accommodate different sized cookware. Burners do take time to heat up and cool off. Electric cooktops typically come with numerous features. Thermador electric cooktops have many control features. Sensor Dome technology measures heat and cycles the burner on and off to maintain the perfect cooking temperature.
If you have any questions about appliances please feel free to contact Salon Blue Ridge at 828.696.1934. We have numerous working options on display in our showroom near Hendersonville, NC.