Modern models of electric hobs confidently supplant traditional stoves, allowing you to save free space and significantly expand the functionality of the kitchen. The modern market of home appliances offers a wide range of models, differing not only in design, but also in the type of heating, the number of burners, the material of manufacture and the presence of additional options. In this case, it is important not only to determine the necessary functions and parameters, but also to rely on products of a well-known and proven brand.
Kuppersberg hobs have a wide range of functionality, as well as original design performance with a diverse color palette. Thanks to this, you get not just household appliances for cooking, but also a full-fledged element of the kitchen interior, emphasizing the stylistic line of design.
Modern cooking surfaces can have a power of from 3 to 10 kW. This parameter depends on the number of heating zones, additional options (Boost function) and their total performance. The standard number of burners adopted for most models is 4 (all zones of different diameters). As a rule, the biggest is the most powerful.
The choice of power is more dependent on the tasks and the intensity of cooking. It should provide fast heating, as well as stable operation of all heating zones at the same time. In addition, it is necessary to take into account the condition of the wiring, because too powerful a device will constantly knock out traffic jams, which will cause a lot of inconvenience.
Design and ergonomics
Of course, the choice of design of the hob is a purely individual matter, but it is necessary to take into account the overall style of the interior, as well as the features of the headset. In addition to the classic rectangular surfaces, there are triangular, round, oval models that have their own specific features of installation.
As for ergonomics, the key criteria for comfortable work with the hob are the type and location of controls, the number and size of heating zones, as well as additional options. In the first case, the control panel must be moved to the optimum distance to avoid accidental burns. If you decide to purchase a non-standard model with 5-6 burners, you need to make sure that they are at a sufficient distance from each other so that the placed utensils do not interfere with those standing nearby. Various additional options allow to significantly simplify the work with the device. For example, the indication of residual heating will warn that the surface is still hot. This will avoid burns or use heat to heat or defrost other foods and products.
The most popular today are electric hobs with a glass-ceramic surface. This solution is very practical in operation, and also perfectly complements any interior. Absolutely smooth surface is very easy to clean, so food particles and other dirt simply have nowhere to clog. However, it is worth remembering that special non-abrasive detergents must be used to clean glass ceramics.
The usual cast-iron disc heating elements are rarely found today, although some manufacturers still continue to produce such models. The most common are heating elements of the Hi-Light type used in glass-ceramic models. They provide quick heating of dishes, as well as allow you to adjust the exact temperature, which is important during the preparation of complex dishes. Often, in addition to the Hi-Light burners, there is an additional halogen lamp inside the device.
However, the most progressive and modern are panels with induction type of heating. In this case, the heating zone works only when dishes are placed on it, which is a prerequisite for the formation of induction currents. It provides almost absolute safety of operation, as well as comfort and ample opportunities for cooking various dishes.
Depending on the specific model, the control of the hob can be sensory, mechanical and combined. More advanced versions are equipped with digital displays, which displays all the necessary information. Special indicators will signal the end of the cooking process or residual heating, which is quite convenient, especially in the conditions of lack of time.