- Find the perfect Ceramic Hob for your needs
- How does a Ceramic Hob work?
- How to choose the right Electric Cooker?
- Benefits when buying a Ceramic Hob or Electric Cooker on Klarstein
Find the perfect Ceramic Hob for your needs
Hobs and electric cookers are household appliances that give a certain character to the kitchen, enriching it with personality and adding beauty to a modern kitchen style. Therefore, you should pay attention to the features and design of a ceramic hob, which with its modern and essential lines can make even the most anonymous cooking area look great.
A ceramic hob or electric ceramic hob is a cooking system in which there is a glass between the heat source and the pot or pan to be heated. The introduction of the glass-ceramic has brought a whole renovation in the kitchen, since it is more comfortable to clean, and it has heat indicators that warn if the plates are hot. On Klarstein you can find different models of ceramic hobs and electric cookers for sale, designed with quality materials to ensure maximum durability.
How does a Ceramic Hob work?
Electric cookers and ceramic hobs follow a very simple principle: the base on which the cooker rests is heated through radiant plates that heat up using a heating element capable of reaching high temperatures. A ceramic hob can be operated by radiant plates or halogen plates. In the first case, a circular heating element inside the halogen hob transmits its heat to the glass ceramic and from this to the cooker. The heating process in this way is not very efficient, because the heat must first pass from the heating element to the ceramic hob and then from this to the cooker.
In the second case, the heat is developed employing highly efficient halogen lights. In this way, much higher efficiency of about 58% is achieved. This solution has the advantage of reducing the consumption of electricity and ensures great efficiency during cooking. The temperature of these appliances can be adjusted through touch controls. One system or another differs in terms of impact on the bill and the speed with which the burners reach the cooking temperature of the ceramic hob or electric cooker. For the rest, both are equipped with a scratch-proof surface that is very resistant to very high temperatures, as well as it will be easy to clean the ceramic surface with a scraper in case the food gets encrusted.
How to choose the right Electric Cooker?
When you decide to buy a ceramic hob or electric cooker, various aspects should not be overlooked, starting with the actual impact on the consumption bill, the features of the ceramic hob and how to connect the hob to the kitchen system.
The most important reason for choosing a ceramic hob, whether electric or electromagnetic, is that it allows you to cook when there’s no gas supply connection in the immediate vicinity. It is therefore indispensable if you want to move the cooking area into the island kitchen, or if you want to create a kitchen where it was not originally set up, such as a courtyard or attic.
Glass ceramic is very resistant to heat - it can reach up to 800°C - and thermal shocks. This means that even in case cold water is thrown on the heated surface, the material will remain intact. Ceramic hobs and electric cookers are particularly suitable for kitchens where it is not possible to run gas pipes, such as island kitchens, tavern kitchens or outdoor cooking areas. Ceramic hobs and electric cookers have many advantages, such as no flame, greater stability of the pots and pans and extreme ease of cleaning.
Benefits when buying a Ceramic Hob or Electric Cooker on Klarstein
When choosing your ideal ceramic hob or electric cooker on Klarstein, you should consider the type of installation, materials, type of burners, energy consumption, available controls and maintenance:
One of the most important differences between electric cookers is that between recessed and raised models. The former is designed to remain at the edge of the kitchen cabinet in which they will be inserted, while the raised ones can be inserted several centimetres above the work surface. On a practical level, there is no difference in terms of how the hot plate of the ceramic hob works.
Halogen hobs all have a glass-ceramic surface under which the lamps are arranged. Some radiant models can instead be made of stainless steel with directly exposed heating elements. These products may be cheaper than their glass-ceramic counterparts.
- Cooking surfaces:
The number of cooking surfaces on the ceramic hob is essential, to know how many dishes or condiments can be heated at the same time. The most popular models have four burners, but in our product gallery, you will also find more compact models with two burners.
- Energy consumption:
Electric cookers are more practical and safer than their gas counterparts, but the energy consumption is not lower. The values to be kept under control are the total watts the product can dispose of, together with the maximum watts absorbed by the single burners.
The controls of an electric ceramic hob play an important role as well, because unlike those of a traditional model they are generally touch type and depend on the functionality offered by the product. That's why before buying a ceramic hob, you should consider the available control options.
The maintenance of the electric cooker with a ceramic plate is much easier than that of hybrid models with gas cookers or models with directly exposed heating elements. In the former, a few passes of sponge and detergent are sufficient (taking care that the surface is not incandescent). Regarding the other models, attention must also be paid to the heating elements, burners and gas nozzles.
Don’t miss Klarstein’s ceramic hob and electric cooker deals. Let yourself be inspired by the innovative design of our products, built with high-quality materials, and offering long-term value for your money, as well as a two-year warranty and free return of orders within the first 60 days of all purchases.