As there are different types of cooktops available you need to make the right decisions by looking at some of the features. Make sure those features are well-aligned with your overall cooking goals as well. Here are some of the important features you need to consider before buying a cooktop for your kitchen.
Before you start looking at the models you need to find out the power source or fuel type of your cooktop. There are three different options you can explore here; induction, electric, and gas.
Induction cooktops are the most expensive and if you haven?t used anything like this before, you will find yourself on a learning curve. These things come with fully digital controls as well. But once you get used to them, there is no going back.
Electric cooktops are also very simple to usey, but they can add to your overall utility bills as they run on electricity. Some of them come with manual controls while other features digital controls. And these units are also expensive. If you’re looking for home budget-friendly units, go for the gas units because they have manual controls and run on gas that is the cheapest fuel available.
Another important feature you must consider is the size of the cooktop. Of course, you will install it in your counter so you need to have the right dimensions and the right GE cooktop parts.
You can go for a 36-inch cooktop if you only have space for a 30-inch unit and the same goes the other way as well. It is better to take the measurements first and start looking for your options.
Make sure you go for a unit that comes with its controls that are very easy to use. The LED display needs to be very comfortable to read and you must understand what each of those numbers is trying to tell you. A user-friendly interface is always helpful. GE keeps things simple and concise; therefore, you don?t have to go through much to learn using even a newer unit.
When you are using your cooktop, you are essentially working around the fire. It is potentially the most dangerous appliance in your household; hence, it needs to come with some safety features.
Make sure you go for automatic shut-off features and control lock capabilities to ensure no controls can be unintentionally activated. Your cooktop should also come with various indicator lights that tell you about your unit?s current activity status.