Two Burner Electric Cooktop

Cooktops are essential elements in any kitchen anywhere in the world. One would hardly ever find a kitchen that is deprived of this crucial component. Cooktops have evolved throughout its history from traditional gas cooktops, which are still widely popular, to induction or electric cooktops. In the modern day futuristic kitchen, electric cooktops have become quite popular as the aesthetics of an electric cooktop blends well with the contemporary kitchen designs. Most electric cooktops have a sleek smooth top, and embedded buttons.

While gas cooktops work by burning propane or natural gas, electric cooktops work with heat produced by electricity. Electric cooktops have a ceramic surface that heats up when elctricity is applied to it. Electric cooktops can be operated by turning on a switch or a rotating a knob. The heat can be controlled by buttons or knobs. Many electric cooktops can be operated using sensory motions, where a touch on the burner surface can turn on the cooktop. The built in sensors can shut themselves up when the burners are not in use. There are a number of advantages of an electric cooktop over a tradition gas stove. Electric cooktops are known for their ability of saving energy. Most electric cooktops are highly efficient about energy consumption as most of the heating elements match the size of the pans or pots to deliver heat effectively to the food that is cooking. Electric cooktops also allow for precise temperature contrls which can not be achieved in a traditional gas stove.

Electric cooktops can have a number of burners in them, starting from a two burner cooktop to even ten. Two burner electric cooktops are more popular amongst smaller households, while more are suitable for a large number of family members. Many well-known, popular appliance producers have electric cooktops on their product list now a day. GE, Whirlpool, Electrolux, Bosch – just tt name a few. Amongst these, GE’s range of electric cooktops is recommended by many users both for the brand name, and for the variety of cooktops that it carries. A classic GE two burner electric cooktop in black can cost around $416.94. Of course, lower prices are available at different stores. This burner comes with a smooth ceramic top in black, and knob-style controllers. The ceramic top is easy to clean, and looks stylish and contemporary. Two burner cooktops from GE are also available in white, and with button controllers.

Another brand that makes electric cooktops is Summit. Summit’s 21-in., 110 volts two burner ceramic cooktop can be seen in many online stores, and are claimed to deliver efficient performance. The cooktop heats up quickly, is easy to clean and control, and has high-power burners. The price of this varies from store to store, but costs an average of $350.

Electric cooktops can be chic, but they are not the most affordable appliances that can be bought. One more disadvantage with electric cooktops is the slow reaction time. For most electrical cooktops, the time to heat up takes fairly longer than it does on a gas stove. Yet another problem lies in the fact that electric cooktops run on electricity. So when there is a power cut-off, chances are that the cooktops will be useless, and the users might have to rely on takeaways for dinner.

There also are certain issues that should be kept in check when using electric burners. Some cooktops that have buttons rather than switches may be more dangerous, as an unconscious press on the button can silently ignite the cooktop. Electric cooktops are also easy to use, which is why there is a danger of children injuring themselves while trying to play or run around in the kitchen. It is also important to compare the prices with other cooktops and keep an eye on the features that it offers when buying an electric cooktop. Therefore these things should be kept in mind when shopping for electrical cooktops.

This Two Burner Electric Cooktop Review is Written/Updated on Aug 3rd, 2010 and filed under Kitchen Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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