5 Tips For Finding The Right Stainless Steel Cooktop
Nothing beats the sleek design of a high-quality stainless steel cooktop, but how do you choose the right one for your kitchen? Beyond the look of your cooktop, there are a few things you’ll need to consider before deciding on which stainless steel cooktop to buy.
In this article, we’ll share with you 5 tips for finding the perfect stainless steel cooktop for your home’s kitchen.
Gas or electric?
The first tip for buying the perfect stainless steel cooktop is deciding whether or not you’d like a gas cooktop or an electric cooktop. Of course, there are always induction cooktops as well, however, these are usually made from glass or ceramic, not stainless steel.
A gas stainless steel cooktop offers instant heat control and features knobs that allow you to control how much gas reaches the burner. Home chefs will love a gas cooktop because it gives you more precision and control over the heat while cooking.
An electric cooktop doesn’t respond as quickly when you adjust the temperature, however, they’re a good option if you want a smaller cooktop with fewer burners.
The next thing you’ll need to figure out before you buy a stainless steel cooktop is what size you’ll need. The last thing you want to do is purchase a cooktop that doesn’t fit in your kitchen.
Consider how much space you have available and whether you’d prefer a larger cooktop with more burners or if a standard sized cooktop will suffice.
What type of burners
Now, what about the burners? Different types of burners perform different functions when cooking.
- Wok burners are best for cooking stir-fries and fast boiling as they provide a strong, rapid flow of heat and heat up faster than other burners. If you use a round bottom wok a lot in the kitchen, you’ll want to have a wok burner included in your stainless steel cooktop.
- Large burners are useful for most kinds of cooking. They’re best used with large fry pans or saucepans when frying food or boiling veggies.
- Medium burners are great for when you need to quickly change the temperature while cooking casseroles, soups or rice.
- Simmer burners are for more delicate cooking such as making sauces or melting chocolate for baking.
The layout of the burners
Another thing to consider when purchasing a stainless steel cooktop is the layout of the burners concerning the pots and pans you use most often. You’ll want to make sure the burners are well spaced so that you can use multiple pans at once and it’s best to have a range of large, medium and simmer burners.
Ensuring your cooktop also features a wok burner if you do a lot of stir-fry cooking is another must.
Brand, Warranty & Price
Lastly, you’ll need to consider whether the brand you’re buying from is reputable, how many years warranty you’ll receive and of course, price is always a determining factor.
Goldline is an Australian owned and operated company that has been running for over 30 years. All of our cooktops come with a generous 2-year warranty which includes any manufacturing faults or defects. Our high-quality stainless steel cooktops are around one-third of the price when compared to other retailers.
Check out the range at www.goldlinecorp.com.au