When it comes to cooking, having a reliable hob (or cooktop burner as they are sometimes known) is a must. At Electrolux, we like to think of ourselves as the hob masters – our Premium European models provide great control, are easy to clean and can cook meals that bring your family together. Take a look at our tips below on how to buy the right Electrolux hob for your kitchen.
If you are thinking of replacing an old hob, you could get a new one with exactly the same size and style. That said, if your kitchen fittings allow, you could change to a different fuel type. However, if you are installing a new kitchen, make sure to choose an Electrolux stoves and cookers that fits the new design and will give you the best results.
The number of burners you should have really depends on how much cooking you do on your hob. If you have a large family and always have something bubbling away on the stove, go for the most number of burners you can fit in the space you have. If you are designing a new, larger kitchen, you can consider having a separate domino hob, perhaps in a corner near the serving area – in addition to the one at the main cooking area – to keep pots warm during the cooking of a meal.
Traditionally, only two types of hobs are used to reheat food – gas and electric.
While a gas stove gives you greater control over the heat, it can be difficult to fit into a kitchen, requires more effort to clean and is generally more expensive to run. An electric hob, on the other hand, is easy to clean and safer to use as there are no naked flames. However, an expert cook may find an electric hob slow to shift from one level of heat to another and less responsive than a gas hob. Now however, there is new kid on the block – the induction hob – and we at Electrolux think it is going to take the cooking world by storm.
Electrolux induction hobs use electromagnetic fields to transfer heat to the bottom of a pot while ensuring that the rest of the hob surface is kept cool to ensure your safety at all times. This means that your food will be cooked to perfection no matter the size or shape of the pot you use.
However, if you are using a gas hob or an electric hob, the size of the pot matters – matching the pot size to the burner size will ensure that your food cooks thoroughly.
Our induction hobs are also easy to clean and quick to heat and cook meals, to give you more quality time with your loved ones. They also come with sliding touch controls for more precise control of the heat. All of these reasons make Electrolux induction hobs the preferred choice of top chefs around the world cooking a variety of cuisines.
Pots that do not have a magnetic bottom, such as stainless steel or ceramic, will not work with induction hobs. An easy way to find out if your favourite pot will work with induction hobs is to place a magnet at the bottom of the pot. If it sticks, the pot can be used on induction hobs.
Pots overflowing and pans spitting oil can only result in one thing – a dirty hob. If you find cleaning your gas hob difficult, you may consider switching to an Electrolux Radiant electric hob or our state-of-the-art Electrolux Infinite induction hob, both of which can be cleaned in a flash.
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