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Hobs: ceramic, induction or gas?

The kitchen is now considered a living space in its own right. In addition, opting for ergonomic equipment is an essential requirement for successful meals and liberating the great chef who lies dormant in you. Here's the lowdown on how to choose hobs that are both practical and affordable.

The gas hob: the preferred choice of great chefs!

A gas hob is highly recommended if you have a suitable connection in your kitchen. This will allow you to reduce your energy consumption by benefiting from a default rate applied as long as you do not exceed 19,444 kWh / year. Beyond the financial advantages of this hob, gas allows an incomparable cooking quality. It warms up quickly and the hob cools down as soon as you turn it off. This superb level of control is how you will manage to master your cooking and reign over your kitchen like a true culinary professional. The only drawback is that there is a slight risk of carbon monoxide dissipation with a gas hob. Fortunately, this danger is avoided thanks to the latest generation of equipment combined with an integrated security system.

Induction hobs to lower your bills

Induction hobs use an electro-magnetic field designed to quickly heat the bottom of the saucepan. To use this state-of-the-art electrical technology, you must choose utensils that are compatible with it. This type of hob also has the same degree of reactivity as those that operate on gas while allowing you to save electricity up to 40% less than a cast iron or ceramic glass hob.

Ceramic hobs: Are they ever a good choice?

In reality, ceramic hobs are no longer a relevant option for the modern kitchen. Like cast iron, they consume a lot of energy and remain less efficient than gas and induction hobs. However, if you are forced to use this type of hob, always place a lid on your pots and pans to speed up heating and facilitate cooking. You should also make sure that your pots are the correct dimensions for the size of the hob and that the bottom of each pan is perfectly flat.

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