An electric oven is a convection or radiant oven that has an integrated electric heating component to quickly and evenly cook and bake foods. Electric ovens became popular after they replaced traditional solid fuel stoves that took more effort to use and maintain. Many modern ovens now come with built-in electric exhaust hoods to remove smoke and steam from cooking. Electric ovens are more energy-efficient than gas or coal-fired stoves, giving better energy savings for its users.
Electric cooktops are available in a variety of sizes and price ranges, depending on the features desired by customers. The most basic model will include a non-stick frying pan, a removable oven, and a burner or multi-burner switch to adjust heat and cook settings. A standard electric cooktop will have at least one oven cavity and two or three burners, allowing for cooking most types of foods. Electric cooktops can be used in conjunction with induction cooking or in a stand-alone model.
Electric cooktops have become extremely popular over recent years. The reason for this is largely to do with the reduction in space available to cook foods traditionally. Electric cooktops are simply made up of electrically heated metal fins that sit directly beneath a pre-heated ceramic surface, which automatically heats the cooking surface to the desired level. The heat generated heats the cooking pan ready for cooking to perfection. These types of cook tops are very convenient, and also provide many other benefits.
With modern electric cooktops, however, temperature control is almost instantaneous. The element is turned on and off as required, and the appropriate temperature is quickly set. This allows the user to cook without having to worry about turning the element on and off as required. The ease of use of electric cooktops also makes them extremely convenient. In addition, they are safe, and can often take less time to cook than their more conventional counterparts.
One of the most common criticisms of electric cookware is that they do not deliver good value for money. The verdict on this is that almost all of the current range of cookware produced by major manufacturers is extremely good value for money.
The biggest difference is that electric cooktops need to be plugged in, whereas traditional cookware does not need any power to operate. To conserve energy, an induction cooktop uses radio waves rather than electricity. Electric cooktops can also be used to cook with gas or coal, but due to the limited space available to cook with these types of fuel, many people opt for a gas or coal-based system. Induction cooktops can be used with almost any type of fuel.
There are two kinds of electric cooktops, gas, and convection. Both work on the same principle, using infrared radiant heat directly in contact with the cookware surface. The main difference between the two is that gas operates at a much faster pace than convection, and a gas-based system can produce more heat in a smaller space. Electric cooktops heat up faster, but require more space and energy than a unit with a convection unit.