Different Types Of Kitchen Stoves
Kitchen stoves are the flat cooking elements on which pots and pans are placed and heated to cook food. There are several different types of kitchen stoves. The first type is a gas kitchen stove. Gas kitchen stoves burn either natural gas or propane. Natural gas is an optional utility in some areas and can be piped into the home. Propane can be delivered to a private tank and restocked as needed. Gas stoves give the cook superior temperature control, and will work even during power outages. Then, whether the coils are exposed or covered in smooth glass, electric kitchen stoves are found in homes everywhere. Electric stoves are the least expensive to buy. They require only an adequate power source and minimal carpentry to install. Cooks do not have quite as much control over temperature with electric coils as with other heating elements, and electric stoves can be slightly more expensive to operate than other stoves. However, the low cost, ease of use and easy clean-up of electric kitchen stoves make them a popular home appliance.
Another type of kitchen stoves is induction kitchen stoves. Induction kitchen stoves heat the cooking vessel directly using magnetism. Because the pot or pan is heated directly, very little heat or energy is lost to the air. The cook has all of the temperature control of a gas stove, but no risk of being burned, since there is no flame on an induction stove. The kitchen stove itself remains cool to the touch, making induction stoves safe even in households with small children. Induction stoves only work with ferrous cookware, but both stainless steel and cast iron are readily available.