Published at Tuesday, May 16th 2017. by Maiolaine Delamare in Appliances.
Try a creative approach to maximize the functionality of your small kitchen. Find ways to create a multipurpose space with practical furniture items that are useful but can be easily stored out of the way. Some ideas include: Backless bar stools that can tuck away, Roll-out kitchen cabinets or tables, Drop-down, wall-mounted tables or cutting boards.
Of course, we can’t forget about safety. A very important feature that defines induction cooktops is the fact that the stovetop stays cool. You will no longer accidentally burn your hands unless, of course, you touch the induction unit on purpose. You can safely place your grocery list or recipe book on the stovetop near the pot without having to worry about anything.
A low-profile ceramic cooktop. Today’s electric cooktops are sleek and modern. They have the added benefit of being almost flush with the counters, so you can place a cutting board or other items on it when not in use. A cooktop cover. If you have a gas range, you can purchase a cover for it so you can safely work on your stove when it’s not in use. Some covers come as wood butcher block surfaces. A rolling butcher block or cart as additional counter space. Buy one with wheels, or add a set yourself so you can wheel it out of the way when not in use. Add a couple of simple stools to your rolling butcher block for an instant breakfast bar.
Still, these stoves are slower to cook food when turned down so it will take longer for you to cook something on an electric stove than on a gas one. Add to that the increased cost of electricity and the bills get bigger and bigger.
Savvy storage – Pans, pots, dishes, cutlery – with umpteen numbers of things to be stored in the kitchen, it is essential to have proper storage space. Floor to ceiling cabinets will ensure that nothing is left outside on the countertop.
Induction cooktops are the modern version of traditional stoves. They are very different for several reasons. First of all, they don’t use direct heat of open flames like gas stoves. They use induction and this means that heat is transferred from one vessel to another. This helps food cook evenly and makes the stove safer. But, as in the case of any other type of cooktop, this one has both advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at some of the pros.