What you need to know about cooktops

Cooktops are no longer just restricted to burners which light up and cook your food. There is more to the cooktop than what meets the eye.

Following are some of the finest range of cooktop appliances available Home Depot which will give you a clear idea of how you can select the best cooktops and make cooking easier.

All about cooktops

There are two types of cooktops available namely – gas and electric, though these days there are various fancy and modular cooktops available that will catch your sight at the first look. Here is a complete guide about cooktops that accessorize your kitchen.

Electric cooktops

Electric cooktops are the most common type of cooktops. They come in coil, radiant, or smooth top and induction varieties. Radiant cooktops range from one burner to six burners. Whirlpool, GE, LG, and KitchenAid are the top brands that offer such kitchen appliances in Home Depot. These cooktops begin from USD 300 and can go up to USD 1,500. This cooktop has indicator lights on when the surface is hot. It can even be installed over a wall oven.

Induction cooktops

Induction cooktops are another way of cooking. This works on magnetic energy, which transfers energy directly into any magnetic cookware for faster and better cooking. In induction, the burners are called elements. Induction cooktops come with elements ranging from one to five. This way of cooking is very fast and even energy efficient. The glass top surface of the induction gives a contemporary look and feel to the kitchen. It is easy to clean and maintain. The cool surface helps eliminate the fear of accidental burns while cooking.

Coil cooktops

Coil cooktops are most commonly found in old apartments. The coils heat faster as they are high-speed coils ideal for boiling or frying. It is easy to clean the spills and mess with a porcelain spill guard cooktop. The knobs are dishwasher liquid safe and easy to clean.

Apart from gas and electric, there are cooktops that go even beyond daily cooking. They are downdraft cooktops, stovetop griddles, and continuous grates.

Downdraft cooktops

Downdraft cooktops are four-burner gas cooktops which can be convertible to LP. The grates are dishwasher safe for easier cleaning and maintaining. The powerful exhaust fan vents out smoke, odor, and steam from the kitchen.

Stovetop griddle

Stovetop griddle gives the convenience of cooking breakfast along with regular cooking on the same cooktop. One can adjust the settings from high to low to cook evenly. A stovetop griddle is a perfect accompaniment to sauté vegetables or grills a burger.

Continuous Grates

Continuous grates have a flat surface over gas burners which are ideal for moving pots and pans while cooking. This cooktop has analog controls enabled with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. One can remotely monitor the cooktop even with the help of a smartphone. No chance of spillage or mess as clean-up is easy due to sealed burners.

Before selecting any cooktop for your family, make sure to measure the height, width, and depth of the area where the cooktop has to be placed. Modular cooktops are one of the best kitchen appliances at Home Depot as they give the flexibility of grilling and cooking at the same time.

One can personalize their modular kitchen by accessorizing it with electronic touchpad controls, additional burners, dual elements, and bridge elements. Some units can even accommodate a wok or a grill by providing extra space.

Make your cooking an experience to cherish by shopping for kitchen appliances in Home Depot. These cooktops simplify your life to the extent that buyers do not view cooking merely as a chore but a pleasant experience.

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