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Vstroyka centuries. The electric cooking panels `` glass + ceramics ``

Most of Russians from among those who decide on radical transformation of the kitchen space or those who became the happy owner of the new apartment makes the choice for the built-in equipment. It and is unsurprising - “vstroyka“ is modern and stylishly looks, perfectly fits into complete kitchen of any style - from a country to find fault - a teka. Perhaps, the only minus of “vstroyka“ - higher price in comparison with solo - equipment.

it is difficult for i to imagine full-fledged kitchen without plate, to be exact, without cooking (working) surface. Probably, it also does kitchen by kitchen. Often owners of small kitchens refuse the built-in oven, placing an additional kitchen case on its place, but, probably, nobody will refuse the cooking panel - though dvukhkonforochny, but will establish …

Modern cooking panels are divided

into two main groups - electric and gas . If in your apartment there are the main gas and a powerful electrical wiring, then there are no restrictions on the choice of type of a cooking surface. Statistically, those and other types of cooking panels are in approximately identical demand. Cases when in modern kitchen the electric oven safely adjoins to the gas cooking panel are frequent. On sale there are combined cooking surfaces in which there are both gas torches, and electric rings with a ratio 3:1 or 2:2.

Electric and gas panels, in turn, are divided

into dependent and independent . Operation of dependent working panels is impossible without oven, “control panel“ its rings is on the oven case. Such cooking panels are compatible not to each oven even if it is an oven of the same producer. Independent panel and an oven work absolutely independently from each other. It is not obligatory to establish an independent oven directly under a cooking surface, it at desire can be built in the case which is at the level of your eyes that, certainly, will facilitate work of the hostess - she should not bend double to check whether the cooking in an oven burned slightly. Besides, having stopped the choice on a set of independent equipment, you can choose that cooking panel and that oven which most of all will be pleasant to you. Minus - a set an independent oven + the independent working surface is more expensive, than the same “dependent“ set.

Electric cooking panels can be divided on traditional (with round pig-iron rings - “pancakes“), glass-ceramic and induction.

Rather low price traditional cooking which many of us remember on electric stoves, standing in all new buildings 70 - 80 - x years of the 20th century, to these allows them to compete with glass-ceramic. However, as the statistics shows, time of konforochny models passes - they morally became outdated.


In induction rings instead of a usual heating element under the glass-ceramic panel installed the special block by means of which heat is generated directly in day of ware, and the surface of the most cooking panel at the same time remains cold. Allocated warmly completely corresponds to diameter of a bottom of ware. The special ware from ferromagnetic alloys with the magnetized bottom is necessary for such plates. So, for example, if you put on an induction ring ware from aluminum, ceramics or flew down, on the panel the corresponding indicator - “improper ware“ will light up.

Induction rings are more economic and effective

: if at usual glass-ceramic rings of efficiency does not exceed 70%, then at induction it reaches 98%, so, electric energy in them is completely used on heating of ware and does not dissipate for nothing.

we Will stop in detail on the electric glass-ceramic cooking panels which are the most available and widespread in comparison with described above.

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exaggeration will not call a glass-ceramic surface almost ideal combination of beauty and convenience in leaving.

Under a glass-ceramic working surface of a plate the flexible TEH (tubular electric heater) laid by a spiral on the asbestine basis is. Marking of the heated zones or simply - rings are applied on glass.

One and all firms - producers of glass-ceramic cooking panels use identical materials from Germany, France and the USA. It is considered that the glass ceramics of Ceran made by the German company Schott is better, than glass ceramics of EuroCera (it is made by Corning firm in France and the USA).

According to the European standards, the glass-ceramic cooking surface has to maintain falling of a pan weighing 1,8 kg from height of 15 cm. According to specialists of Schott firm, the glass-ceramic surfaces released by them are capable to bear the blows comparable to falling of a pan of the same weight from height even of 50 cm. Nevertheless, it is not necessary to overload a glass-ceramic surface - working load of all panel should not be more than 15 kg, and on one ring - 5 kg.

Glass-ceramic cooking panels present to

the flat rectangular case about 3 - 6 cm thick. The panel crashes into a table-top as well as a kitchen sink. The size of the cooking panel depends on quantity of rings. Models of cooking panels, the quantity of rings at which varies from one - two to six, from 29 to 100 cm wide are presented at the market. Depth of cooking panels corresponds to the standard width of table-tops - about 50 cm. The cooking panel can be framed with an opaque stainless steel.


the Colour scheme of glass-ceramic electric cooking panels, as a rule, black, but it is possible to buy the panel white, brown or it is dark - gray color. Some producers decorate the panels: so, Kaiser produces the KS 6022 R Ethno model with drawing in the form of rock painting, and the cooking BHC622567 panel from Hansa reminds the star chart. Even in designation of rings - things especially utilitarian - designers seek to surpass each other: the outline of rings can be not only traditionally round, but also square, rectangular.

Cooking glass-ceramic panels can have not only a rectangular shape, but also oval, and polygonal. For example, the Teka firm releases the cooking panels reminding a horseshoe or a fan in a form - such models will perfectly fit into kitchen where the cooking panel settles down in a corner. As it was already told by

to p above, cooking panels happen dependent and independent. If you choose an independent glass-ceramic surface, the control panel will directly be on it. As the average person - the right-handed person, a zone of management in the majority of models settles down on the right on the cooking panel. At a number of models of the button or switches settle down along frontal part of the panel.

the Control panel can be both mechanical, and touch. Touch panels, control of which is exercised of a light touch of a finger, it is more convenient in service and look more laconically and elegantly.

Almost all models of glass-ceramic cooking surfaces with touch management are equipped with the light indicator of residual heat which signals that the ring after shutdown still did not cool down up to the safe temperature. The majority of cooking panels is equipped with one-stage indicators, indicators which continue to shine until temperature falls below 60 °C there.

In some models of cooking panels the two-level indicators having symbols “H“ and “h“, corresponding to ring temperatures more than 55 - 60 °C and from 30 ° to 55 - 60 °C, respectively are. The three-stage indicator of residual heat is used in expensive models, for example, from Miele firm.

the Majority of glass-ceramic panels are equipped with one or two rings with the field of heating changed in a form which if necessary can be increased or reduced, and also to give it oblong shape (conveniently for the dishes prepared in “utyatnitsa“ / “poultry roasters“).

In various models of glass-ceramic cooking panels are established by slow motion, halogen rings or rings of HighLight. Slow motion rings are the spiral which is heating up until red and giving very high temperature, speed of heating and which cooling makes 10 - 12 seconds.

Having heated

a halogen ring which design in general is similar to a design of a slow motion ring, it is provided at the expense of a high-temperature spiral which is connected to a halogen lamp (a quartz gas-filled tube). These rings have a big capacity, heat up and cool down almost instantly (3 - 7 seconds).

of the Ring of fast heating at different producers can be called differently, for example, “the express - a ring“, “HiLight“, “Hight - Ligh“, “Super Quick“, “Quick - Term“. 1 - 2 induction rings which principle of action was described above also can be integrated into “ordinary“ glass-ceramic panels.

In many models of glass-ceramic cooking panels the “boiling automatic equipment“ function allowing to include a ring at any time at full capacity is, in a few minutes the device will automatically disconnect part of power. So, the soup brought at full capacity to boiling, will cook further on slow “fire“, and the boiled milk will not escape.


In some models of cooking panels uses function of the emergency shutdown - especially for forgetful hostesses: if one of rings after certain time is not switched off or extent of its heating will not be changed, the ring will automatically be disconnected.

Many leading producers of glass-ceramic cooking panels equip the models with timers. Upon termination of counting of time the timer disconnects the corresponding ring that is followed by a sound signal. Using the “record in memory“ function (models from Bosch and Siemens), you will be able to bring a certain algorithm of often used actions in memory of the cooking panel and at any time to start these programs in the automatic mode. Each installed program can consist of five various sequences of change of parameters of time and power.

If you prefer the food steamed to you it is worth paying attention to the cooking TEKA GKST 75 Z2 Vital / TT 75 VI panel which, except the habitual functions, will cope also with preparation on couple. For this purpose we fill in water in deepening, we establish a lattice on which we stack products, we close a double boiler a glass cover and the necessary mode of steaming is set.


For glass-ceramic electric stoves is suitable ware with direct or slightly concave bottom. Diameter of ware has to correspond to the ring size. For cleaning of glass ceramics it is necessary to use special cleaners. If on a hot glass-ceramic surface some plastic subject or the food containing sugar immediately incidentally got remove this pollution by means of a special scraper (usually is included in the package to the cooking panel), a surface hot so far!

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