Learning Centre – Kitchen

INTRODUCTION


Choosing a cooktop is no easy task,as different households have their unique needs and preferences when it comes to cooking. Fortunately, there are many types of stovetops or hobs that are available in Malaysia, namely induction cooktops, ceramic cooktops and gas cooktops. What are those, and how do they function? Read on to discover.

GAS COOKTOPS

Gas cooktops have been around for the longest time, being one of the most popular cooktop choice for its raw, powerful flame, and its compatibility with all types of cookware. Unlike electric cooktops that get their source of heat from electricity, gas cooktops require gas in order to ignite the flame that will be used for cooking. Gas cookers are also dubbed as the most affordable cooktops out there, given its simple build and mechanism. Modern gas cookers are unlike before, as they are made with materials that don’t absorb stain, making them easier to clean. However, the grates can be difficult to clean, and open flames can be a cause for concern.

PROS

CONS

  • Adjustable heat levels
  • Perfect for high-heat stir frying with a wok
  • Compatible with all types of cookware
  • Difficult to clean
  • Little to no safety features
  • Open flames, might be dangerous in households with children
  • Significantly increases room temperature

INDUCTION COOKTOPS

Also known as induction cookers, induction cooktops are favoured for its ability to cook food without fire, making it the safer choice in households with children. It uses electromagnets to create heat that will be transferred to the cookware through induction radiation, so the cooker’s surface will remain cool at all times. Best of all, it does not heat up the room, unlike gas stoves. However, only stainless steel and iron cookware can be used with the induction cookers

PROS

CONS

  • Heats up instantly
  • High energy efficiency
  • Doesn’t cause a spike in room temperature
  • Safe choice for households with children
  • Only certain types of pans will work on an induction cooktop

CERAMIC COOKTOPS

Much like induction cookers, ceramic cooktops run on electricity and can cook food without fire. It uses a heating element that’s placed right underneath the cooking surface. Ceramic cookers feature adjustable cooking temperature. Most importantly, it is easy on the eyes, easy to clean , and takes any cookware- as long as it is flat-bottomed.

PROS

CONS

  • Easy to use and clean
  • Consistent and precise temperature control
  • High energy efficiency
  • Doesn’t cause a spike in room temperature
  • Requires time for the product to reach a certain temperature

HYBRID COOKTOPS

As the name suggests, hybrid cooktops or stovetops utilise multiple types of burners, be it gas, induction or ceramic. Hybrid cooktops are loved for the next-level flexibility it brings. For instance, if you own a hybrid cooktop that’s made up of induction and ceramic zone, you aren’t at all limited by the types of cookware you can use, and you can cook at all heat levels.

When it comes to hybrid hobs, CUCKOO offers some of the best ones in the market today – Inductrio and Inductwo.

 

INDUCTRIO

Inductrio takes cooking to new height with its proprietary technology and features.

Direct Touch Sensor

IH-Ultra High Temperature Mode

IH-Ultra High Temperature Mode

Eco-Hybrid Power Distribution Technology

 

INDUCTWO

Inductwo comes with similar features, but with a few twists.

Dual Highlight Zone

France EuroKera Ceramic Glass

CONCLUSION


With a broad spectrum of hobs available in the market, you’ll definitely find one to your liking. Just be sure to conduct your own research and understand your cooking habits and needs, the space you have to work with, and the features you desire in a hob.

Once you fully understand all of these, all you need to do is choose.

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