What is an electric cooktop?
An electric cooktop typically consists of two to five burners that are powered by electricity (as opposed to gas). Unlike a cooktop on a range or stove, an isolated electric range can be installed right into your counter. That way, you can keep your cooktop separate from your oven(s) for ease of access.
You can choose a traditionally styled coil electric stovetop or a smoothtop electric cooktop, which is easier to clean. The greenest choice is an electric induction stovetop, which offers a highly efficient form of cooking. It heats your pans directly rather than heating the burners beneath them.
Whether you are converting to an electric cooktop or installing a replacement for your old electric cooktop, the layouts and designs give you a variety of sizes and styles to choose from, so you can find one that fits your kitchen perfectly.
Why you should choose an electric cooktop.
An electric cooktop offers a variety of advantages over gas, including greater security thanks to the fact that it does not put harmful chemicals, like carbon monoxide, into the air of your kitchen and it does not pose a gas-leak risk. Additionally, smoothtop electric cooktops are easier to clean than gas cooktops thanks to their easy-to-wipe surface.
Induction top stove models are also highly efficient. Just keep in mind that they must be used with induction-friendly cookware.
So, you might consider an electric cooktop because it can be a great opportunity for choosing an eco-friendly kitchen appliance as well as a convenient and user-friendly one. Other good features to consider when shopping for your electric stove burner top are a hot surface indicator and an auto shut-off.