When it comes the time to renovate your kitchen, or change your old stove, a cooktop ends up making all the difference, due to its simple and minimalist design that gives it a more modern and appealing look.

However, at the moment of this purchase we are always faced with a question:

What is the difference between an induction hob and a glass-ceramic hob?

First of all, it is important to remember that the plates only work with electricity, so if you use gas in your home, it is best to switch to electricity.

  1. Glass-ceramic Hobs
    The heat from glass ceramic plates is obtained through the electrical resistance that is located in the lower part of this equipment, allowing the base of the resistance of the focus to be heated. This type of plate takes some time to heat and cool, which can have two sides: It allows us to take advantage of the residual heat, however it may not be very safe since once it is turned off, the fact that it is hot can lead to burns if we are distracted. However, the hobs usually warn us that the hobs are hot usually by the appearance of the letter “H” (Hot). A good advantage of the glass ceramic hob is that you can use all kinds of cooking utensils, so if you are switching from a gas stove to a gas hob you can still use your pots, pans etc.
  2. Induction cooktops
    As far as induction hobs are concerned, heat is produced through electromagnetic waves, achieved through contact between the hob and the bases of pots or pans that must have magnetic bases, so you can avoid wasting energy, since only the pots or pans heat up, not spreading the heat to the rest of the hob surface. Induction hobs also prove to be very safe, since we can put our hand on it and not get burned, and it also turns off in some situations, such as:

  • In case of overheating;
  • When liquids are spilled;
  • When we forget to turn off the plate;

How to clean these two types of plates?

Cleaning glass-ceramic or induction hobs is quite simple and should be done regularly to avoid grease and odour build-up.

4 easy steps to clean your glass-ceramic or induction hobs

Step 1: Make sure the hob is turned off.

Step 2: Carry out a superficial cleaning, using a damp cloth.

Step 3: If there is any grease trapped on the hob, use a scraper, but it is important to use it with caution so as not to damage the equipment.

Step 4: Later, if any stains are visible, a specific stain removal product should be used, such as a glass cleaner.


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