When it comes to cooking, having a reliable hob (or cooktop burner as they are sometimes known) is a must for all our kitchens. At Electrolux we like to think of ourselves as the Hob Masters. With models that give great control, are easy to clean and cook your food to perfection. Have a look at our tips below on getting the right Electrolux hob for your kitchen.
Here's a list of things to consider before buying cooker hobs.
New Hob or New Kitchen?
If you are just changing an old hob you could replace it with the same size and style. That said, if your kitchen fittings allow you could change to another fuel type. If you are installing a new kitchen however, make sure you choose an Electrolux Hob that is going to give you the best results, and looks part of the complete design.
What about Burners?
Two, Three, Four, Five? The number of burners really depends on how much cooking you do on your hob. So, if you have a large family and always have something bubbling away on the stove, go for the most you can fit in the space you have available. If you are designing a kitchen you can even consider having a separate domino hob near your serving area to keep pots warm in addition to your main cooking area.
Traditionally, there have been only two ways of heating food on a hob, gas or electric radiant. Gas hob gives us a lot of control over the heat, although is sometimes more difficult to fit into a kitchen. Radiant hob on the other hand is safer and very easy to clean, as there are no naked flames to worry about, although it is slower and less responsive to the expert cook. There is a new kid on the block however, and at Electrolux we think it's going to take the cooking world by storm - Induction Hobs.
Electrolux induction hobs use electromagnetic energy to generate heat directly to the bottom of the pan, while keeping the cooking surface relatively cool. So, whatever size or shape pot you use, the food inside will be cooked to perfection. They're easy to clean, super quick to heat up and have sliding touch controls, keeping you firmly in charge and have the extra advantage of keeping the heat down in the kitchen. For these reasons, Electrolux induction hobs are preferred by many of the top professional chefs in the world.
Top of the Pots
Some types of pots, such as stainless steel or ceramic, do not work with induction as they do not conduct the electromagnetism. An easy test to check if your favourite pots will work is to see if a magnet will stick to them. If it does, then your pot will be perfect for use with induction.
If you are using a gas or radiant hob the size of the pot you are cooking with is important. Matching the right size pot or pan to the right size burner will make sure you are cooking your food thoroughly. Not only that, it also means you won't be wasting any energy.
Keeping it Clean
Pots bubbling over and pans spitting oil can only mean one thing - a very dirty hob. If you find cleaning your gas hob difficult you may want to consider changing to an Electrolux Radiant hob or an Electrolux Induction Hob. Both of which can be cleaned in a flash!
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