In every kitchen, in a restaurant or at home, it is necessary to have the best cooking tools. This minimizes the work load and gets the job done faster. One of the important things is a conventional cooktop. So what is a cooktop? A cooktop is a piece of equipment with multiple stoves or an induction plate. It optimizes the space required to cook multiple dishes together. This makes it an essential part of every kitchen.
Cooktops can run both on electricity and gas. We love them and use them in our restaurant. An electric cooktop has an induction plate while a gas cooktop has stoves as an outlet for gas. This begs the question, how can we choose between a gas and an electric cooktop?
Advantages of a gas cooktop:
Gas cooktops have little advantage over induction cooktops. An induction cooktop needs to heat up before reaching the cooking temperature. The main benefit of a gas cooktop would be it has better temperature control. A gas cooktop can have a flame of both high and low intensity. This can be managed using the knob which can change temperature to intermediate markings. This is very useful while cooking food which requires a precise temperature. Thus a gas cooktop becomes an essential part of every restaurant. If you’re looking for a good one to buy, here’s the best gas cooktop with a downdraft that we tested.
Installation of a cooktop:
The installation of a gas or an electric cooktop varies depending on the model. Another factor to remember is what is already available in your kitchen. It is better to have a cooktop with both the facilities available. This will help you use the cooktop even when the power is out, or if you ever run out of gas. You need to have a gas hook up already available for the gas cooktop. It should also be made sure that a source for electricity is nearby. Otherwise, you might need to change the electrical arrangement of the room. Most good cooktops come with downdraft ventilation since cooking with gas produces fumes.
A list of other equipment for your kitchen:
- Ranges: Range is similar to a cooktop, except it is a much larger installation with advanced temperature control. The range is the powerhouse of any kitchen. They have multiple knobs to regulate your flame to a particular temperature.
- Ovens: If you install a range, it is likely that you will get an oven attached to it. An oven is an essential part of cooking. You can roast, toast and bake food in an oven, which a stove doesn’t allow. This helps very restaurant cook multiple kinds of dishes.
- Freezers and Refrigerators: It is important to have a place to store your raw food, and it should be in the kitchen. A restaurant serves an enormous amount of food every day. This makes it necessary to store extra food. Also sometimes it so happens that you prepare a dish and there are leftovers which can make more dishes. A refrigerator helps to store these items.