Kitchen hob: electric or induction?
Kitchen hob: electric or induction? Which one to choose?
Today, the hobs most used in a modern kitchen as well as in a classic kitchen are the electric hob and induction plates.
The technology that distinguishes both these hobs is today very advanced compared to the past: both hobs boast a very balanced distribution of heat and thanks to the tools in circulation it is possible to make more dishes at the same time, as well as dishes with a much better flavor.
To understand the type of cooking that an electric and an induction hob produce, it is essential to know how these two technologies work.
The electric hob connects the kitchen electrically to the electricity and works by transmitting heat. The transmission of heat is achieved by means of the electrical resistance which is located below the glass ceramic surface which, when heated, heats the top which in turn heats the pots and allows them to cook.
Although the induction hob is also electrically operated, its operation is very different from an electric hob. In fact, the electric current feeds the coils that are located below the surface of the induction hob. When heated, the coils do not heat the hob in turn but generate a magnetic field that produces heat and is transferred directly to the pots. In this way the heating is more efficient and waste due to heat dispersion is avoided.
The costs of induction and electric hobs are higher than common gas cookers, also because the yield is much higher. Selecting the hob that best suits your style but also the space you have in the kitchen is of fundamental importance to be able to save. In this context, the use of a designer can lead to savings in terms of expenditure for the purchase of the most suitable plan but also to savings on long-term consumption, without sacrificing style.
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