In addressing the reform of cuisine one of the priori easier to solve is the choice of appliances, if it is that we have to put them new, clear. Looking for that best suits our needs and our pocket we find one that mostly have low power consumption. Refrigerator, dishwasher are not too difficult to choose but the plate… ay, the plate is another thing.
Mostly because it may be that we have three options to choose the plate, the heart of the kitchen. Opt for gas, induction or glass-ceramic are three options more than feasible since there are not excessive price differences between them while if found many points which are separated from each other. Let’s see some of the advantages and disadvantages of each one of them.
We started with the models that work with gas, either butane or gas city. A type of plate that is perhaps less aesthetic than their electric counterparts, but which however tends to be more effective for cooking. At this point can opt to mount a monobloc with gas oven gas cooker or if prefer opt-out plate gas oven which is usually the most common today.
With respect to the advantages of the gas hobs are mostly four reasons why opt for a plate of gas may be interesting:
- It takes less to heat vessels
- Lower power consumption
- Different types of containers can be used
- Ideal for life dishes (casseroles, stews. rice…)
But not all are advantages and there are drawbacks as well:
- Although the surface is smooth burners make it harder to clean
- Gas is more delicate before a possible leak by judgment or dismissal
Therefore we have two points against and three in favor, which may have more weight in what refers to the common use which is what really matters. It is that make a meal with gas tends to be more comfortable by the circumstances which we have mentioned above and from a point of view something subjective Gets a better taste.
It is the most modern of the three that we bring and therefore of the most expensive. Although its appearance is similar to the normal vitroceramias plates, they are distinguished from these by the performance and the benefits offered.
Differences from the “vitro”, the induction function through the generation of a magnetic field, making contact with a metal container, this is hot. The difference is that heats the container, but the plate does not generate waste heat, heat that is not seized.
It is based on the Faraday law of and being more efficient can save energy and money. They are also safer, since we can not burn if we hand over. Here are the advantages:
- It takes less to heat
- They spend less energy
- They are safer, because they only heat the container while the glass remains cool
- Based on the foregoing, are easier to clean cleaning is extremely easy.
- They are also programmable
But as in the case of the gas hobs, there are also disadvantages:
- It’s the most expensive option economically
- They can only be used with certain type of compatible tableware (forget to use pans or pots in aluminium or clay).
- If you are traditional stews, it is not the most suitable option
We got to the last Variant that we can find when it comes to fitted kitchen, at least the part relating to the fires. It is an intermediate option between the induction and gas and is the type of cuisine that can be found more frequently.
It is a type of plate that is based on the generation of heat by means of some electric heating elements placed under the glass ceramic. These elements heat up the glass and this transmits its heat to the container that we put up.
The difference in addition to the induction is that heat affects not only the container, but everything we put on the glass in such a way that we can burn up to a time after shut and if you spill any content can be fried with the heat making it difficult to clean. It is a type of solution that presents a series of advantages:
- Cheaper than the induction cookplates.
- If we clean them frequently are more “curious” that gas cookers but less than the induction
- Compatible with great amount of vessels by materials (supports iron, clay, aluminium…)
- Well preserved waste heat so we can apargarlas and still stewing in the heat that is
But of course, these advantages, also touched show they are the disadvantages that they offer:
- They take longer to heat up and cool down
- Based on the foregoing consume more electricity and the price at which the light is…
- You must clean them with special products so no scratching
It is clear that in choosing each user is a world and you must choose not only depending on the budget you have or design that will have your kitchen. It must also deal with what kind of use’re going you to give the plate to choose the one that most fits your needs.