Choosing the Right Heating Technology for Your Range or Cooktop

Cooktop & Gas Range Appliances in Concord, California

To many homeowners of the Bay Area, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. The kitchen is where meals are prepared, meals that nourish the body and are happily shared with family members and friends. Since most meals require baking, boiling, frying, or reheating, cooking appliances are arguably the most important components of a kitchen. For tips on choosing a range or cooktop that will prove ideal for your kitchen, read on!

Electric
Available in several different configurations, electric cooktops are great from a design perspective because they can be matched to just about any theme or color scheme found in a kitchen. They have the advantage of not requiring a gas line, which can be expensive for homes that are not already equipped with one. Electric ranges are often known for their even distribution of heat, a quality valued by many cooks.

Gas
Some cooks enjoy the ability to see the size of the flame they are cooking with, as they can visually gauge when to turn up or turn down the gas. Of course, with an exposed flame, extra caution and care need to be taken when cooking on a gas range. Gas cooktops heat up very quickly, which is invaluable when a meal needs to be prepared quickly. As with all gas appliances, it is important for the supply line to be checked regularly for potential leaks.

Induction
Induction is a recently developed technology that utilizes electromagnetic fields, making induction cooktops and ranges the safest and most energy efficient. They offer a wide range of temperature controls and distribute heat evenly throughout cookware as long as it is flat-bottomed. Because induction cooktops remain cool to the touch and do not heat the surrounding air, they are incredibly safe and comfortable to cook with.

Regardless of the type of heating technology you choose for your kitchen, Friedmans Appliance in Concord has many high-quality options for you to choose from. To speak with a knowledgeable sales representative about our induction, gas, and electric range ovens and cooktops, call (925) 265-8402!