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Finding the Best Quality Cooktop

6/10/2011 4:22:07 PM

When shopping for a quality cooktop, you first have to decide whether you want a gas cooktop, an electric cooktop or an induction cooktop.


When shopping for a quality cooktop, you first have to decide whether you want a gas cooktop, an electric cooktop or an induction cooktop. From there, you will still have to sift through numerous brands and models. This can make finding the best quality cooktop frustrating and time consuming. To help you make a wise decision, here are the latest top contenders when it comes to the best in cooktop technology.


Gas Cooktops

When it comes to shopping for gas cooktops, remember the names Highland and Westinghouse. First, let’s look at the Highland model that will blow you away.


Highland HP6SS N/L

This 985mm gas cooktop comes with a stainless steel control panel and a high-grade stainless steel 'Scotchbrite' finish. With six cooking zones, including two wok burners, you'll find the cooking surfaces conveniently located and with enough space to satisfy all your cooking needs. There are also a number of safety features on the HP6SS N/L, including a flame failure safety device, an automatic under-knob ignition switch, an automatic re-ignition safety device and an external primary air system. All the parts are also dishwasher safe to make easy work of even the messiest cooking jobs.


Westinghouse GHR795S

This 90cm gas cooktop comes with five burners, including a triple ring wok burner. The stainless steel front controls are removable for easy cleaning and the electronic ignition makes the cooktop a snap to light. The one-piece burners also come off for easy cleaning and they're even dishwasher-friendly. There is also a flame failure safety feature, which will shut off the gas supply if the flame is extinguished for any reason.


Electric Cooktops

When shopping for electric cooktops, you'll want to pay attention to the name Bosch and Andi. First, let's look at the Bosch PKC975N14A, which offers a unique design and smart features that go great with any kitchen and cooking style.


Bosch PKC975N14A Electric Cooktop

This electric cooktop comes with automatic sensor touch control using DirectSelect. This means there are no hard-to-clean knobs and you'll feel like you're in a science fiction movie every time you cook. That's right, the future is here. This Bosch wonder model also comes with 4 quick-therm comfort zones, a centre zone, two front zones, dual circuit cooking zones and a dual circuit plus oval cooking zone. There are also an incredible 17 power settings for each cooking zone and 7-segment displays for each zone along with a timer. There is also a child lock function, an automatic safety switch-off function and spill protection for extra safety.


Andi APVT9C5H Electric Cooktop

This 90cm ceramic cooktop comes with 5 hi-light zones and two dual zones. There are five individual residual heat indicators and easy-to-use front controls. There is also one touch operation, so, again, there are no dials, knobs or any other protruding items. The surface is smooth and is very easy to wipe down. It offers a neutral black ceramic glass surface and a stainless steel protective rim to make it a flashy addition to any modern kitchen motif. 


Induction Cooktops

Induction cooktops use a magnetic field in order to heat the bottoms of your pots and pans. This quickly heats the contents and, in some cases, you can bring a pot of water to a full boil in around 90 seconds. When you're out shopping for an induction cooktop, you'll want to remember the names Ariston and Samsung. 


Ariston NIC 641 B

This Ariston induction cooktop comes with 4 induction zones, 9 power levels and a booster function for each level. There are also touch controls for ease-of-use and the entire surface is completely flat for fast cleaning. Simple, convenient and efficient, the Ariston NIC 641 B is getting rave reviews online and off.


Samsung CTI613EHST

This Samsung induction cooktop comes with 2 single and 2 fast elements, touch controls and it's good looking to boot. With residual heat indicators, you'll know not to touch the hot surfaces and there is even a child safety lock to further prevent injury. But with the LED display, the stainless steel surrounding base and the built-in style, you'll find this Samsung induction cooktop a nice addition to any modern kitchen.


The Latest and Greatest Models

When you're shopping for the latest and greatest cooktop, you want to know that you're getting the very best deal for your money. After all, cooktops aren't cheap. But by now you have plenty of information that you can use to make the very best buying decision. Whether you're looking for a gas, an electric or an induction cooktop, you now have a good idea what's out there. Take this information and use it to compare and contrast other brands and models that you may come across. Soon you'll have the perfect cooktop with the very best in efficiency, looks and safety features.



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