People with a healthy and knowledgeable lifestyle when it comes to cooking know that the kitchen is the heart of a home. The most important area of the kitchen is the place where you cook, namely the stove. It's good to know that you don't really need a stove when you want to cook, but just a stove in general. However, the first choice you have to make is about food.
Once you have made this decision, you will be able to choose between a gas / electric / gas / electric stove, gas / electric hobs or gas / electric ovens. We also provide you with a guide for choosing the electric cooker, if this is the choice you are considering. If you plan to spend some time in the kitchen, it is the perfect choice.
Going back to the electric hobs, you have to know that they are quite different, but by informing you correctly you will be able to make a decision for yourself no matter what your lifestyle. Sure, you could ask in a forum or ask for recommendations, but it's best to know that you made the right choice, even before placing the order. Next we will talk only about electric hobs.
The ceramic hob or the induction hob? There are two types of electric hobs: ceramic and electromagnetic induction. Both are very easy to maintain and have a higher energy efficiency than the usual ones with gas. However, we recommend induction models. In these cases, the change of temperature occurs immediately, when we want it, it greatly reduces the risk of accidents and is easier to clean in some situations than the ceramic.
You must then take into account the number of active areas (on which you can place vessels). Of course, a good induction hob must have sufficient active areas. If your family has many members or you often want to cook several dishes at once, then a hob with at least 4 active areas is ideal. Think of how many stoves / areas you are currently using.
What else do we need to know? the advantages of using the electric hob In terms of maintenance, both hobs are much more than an ordinary gas hob. Their surfaces are very easy to clean, especially the induction ones. This has the advantage of heating only the part you put the vessel on. If you spill something on the hob, the induction one will be cleaned very easily, because its surface is not heated (except under the pan). Therefore, what you spilled on it will not burn.
One very important thing when buying an induction hob is the joy. You should know that such a hob only works with vessels that have a magnetic base. Although it may sound like a disadvantage, it is more of a drawback. Most quality vessels have a magnetic base, and the materials from which they are usually made are: stainless steel (with magnetic base), cast iron and steel.