Kitchen Hobs - Ceramic? Explained by Mike Sanderson Electricals
When you’re planning a new draft kitchen, you might consider the addition of ceramic hobs if you want to introduce some contemporary features in your kitchen space. Ceramic hobs do use a different fuel source through heat induction so it does require different power lines but you should have an electric line close to your pre-existing hobs/cooker anyway.
In this post we’ll go through the pros and cons of ceramic hobs, and whether they should be a must have item or if they’re a passing fad. Here’s a short summary that will hopefully help you come to an informed decision when you decide on your dream kitchen.
Mike Sanderson Electrical has the largest range of new cookers in Lancashire. Visit us in store in Fleetwood, or visit our ceramic hobs page on the website or telephone 01243 870890
Ceramic hobs can add a great futuristic aesthetic to your kitchen, whilst the hob can also be completely flush with your worktop, giving you another great aesthetic value. Regarding hygiene, the non-porous surface of the ceramic is less likely to harbour bacteria, and is also a lot easier to clean, as it’s a flat surface that can be wiped clean. Another great advantage is the touch buttons on most ceramic hobs, which has become a standard feature in most, if not all hobs that are sold now. Installation of these appliances can be a lot easier than the traditional gas hob because of the power source; they can be installed relatively easily as they can be embedded into a countertop very easily. There aren’t any special requirements needed to have a countertop ceramic hob.
The ceramic can be subjected to fragile tendencies, as any falling objects could smash the surface of the ceramic hob. This is also prevalent when it comes to surface scratches, as dragging pots and pans across the surface can cause scratches across the ceramic surface. If you’re a fan of making caramel or heating things like syrup, then ceramic hobs may not be for you, as any hot substance that can retain heat for a longer duration than water would, may eat through the ceramic. Many chefs also don’t opt for induction hobs as they aren’t as controllable as gas, you do get instant heat but it’s much easier to adjust your cooking when you have a visible flame rather than a glowing ring. Repairs can also be quite expensive as there are more advanced technologies built into the induction hob than there is in a traditional gas hob.
Whilst this isn’t a complete comparison between the drawbacks and benefits, these are going to be the main points of consideration of purchasing your induction hob. It mostly comes down to personal opinion, as there are as many benefits as there are drawbacks.
However for most users who aren’t using their hobs heavily, they find that the low maintenance and effort of the ceramic hob is a lot less hassle than cleaning traditional gas hobs
Should You Purchase A Ceramic Hob?
We ultimately can’t make that decision for you, but if you’re in the market for a sleek alternative to your traditional hobs that is filled with futuristic features and user-friendly traits then induction hobs may be the way to go. If you appreciate the adjustability of a gas hob then it may not be for you. Although induction hobs have come a long way since their first inception, so technology may advance quite quickly so it may still be something you keep an eye on.
Mike Sanderson Electrical has the largest range of kitchen appliances in Lancashire. Visit us in store in Fleetwood, or visit our page on the website of the available ceramic hobs in Fleetwood or telephone 01243 870890