The hob is a thin body (5-6 cm thick), equipped with gas or electric burners. The hob is built into the cover of the tabletop, but when placing it you must comply with the following conditions: the gas hob must be placed at a distance of 10-15 cm from the wall or furniture at least at a distance, the electric panel - at a distance of 4-5 cm. Cooking surfaces are divided into 3 types: gas, electric and combined (usually 2 electric burners and 2 gas or 3 gas and 1 electric). They can be useful to those who know the advantage of a certain type of heating in the preparation of various dishes, as well as in the presence of interruptions in gas or electricity.
Both gas and electric hobs can be 60 or 30 cm wide. The compact size is suitable for those who cook infrequently.
Let's pay attention to the characteristics that must be taken into account when choosing an electric hob.
The main advantages of electric hobs are the absence of open flame, the ability to maintain the desired temperature and step regulation of heating.
Touch control is not only easy to operate, but also very easy to care for. It is worth choosing surfaces with separate control of each burner - it will be easier and faster to use the device.
Beveled edge and stainless steel frame . The frame protects the edge of the panel from mechanical damage, and the beveled edges make it easier to clean the surface.
Expansion zones for large or oval cookware allow you to change and increase the heating zone with a large bottom diameter.
Despite the high-quality Hi-Light technology, in which the heating element under glass-ceramics is tungsten tape, induction technology is more popular today. Induction surfaces are more energy efficient, fast to heat and safe. The only "disadvantage" of the induction surface can be considered the use of special "magnetizing" dishes.