THE MATCHMAKER: WHAT KIND OF STOVE DO YOU HAVE?
For most of us, a stove-top is either a gas burner or an electric coil. In recent years, however, a number of new styles have been introduced. To make sure your cookware matches your stove top, look for following symbols:
• Electrical stove tops
There are two main types of electric stove tops.
The first type uses resistive heating coils, in most cases covered by iron hotplates on top of the stove. Electric stove tops apply heat directly to the cooking vessel. They heat the food very evenly.
A glass-ceramic stove uses electrical heating coils or infrared halogen lamps as the heating source. It has a flat surface, which is very easy to clean.
An induction stove top creates heat by magnetically accelerating the metal molecules in the bottom of a cookware utensil. This means that the bottom must be magnetic. Induction provides rapid and very efficient heating. In the case of induction suitable cookware, it can occur that a small diameter (14 cm) needs to be put off center of the induction hob, in order to function perfectly. GreenPan™ has various ranges to fit on induction cookers.
A gas stove top is a cooker which uses gas as a fuel source.