Electric hob power
For any hob, power is the most important factor. It depends on it, how quickly dishes will be cooked on the stove and how comfortable it is to work with the electric surface. Agree: it is very convenient when the hotplate heats up within just a few seconds and also cools down quickly. However, this convenience has a downside: a large amount of electricity consumed. How to choose the best option?
What is the power?
A modern hob can have a connection power of 3 to 10 kW. This figure depends on the number of burners and their total capacity. As a rule, the electric stove has several burners of different diameters. In standard models, one of them is the largest and most powerful (up to 3 kW), two have an average output (up to, kW), and the latter (with the smallest diameter) - up to 1 kilowatt..
Use the electric burners to suit their purpose, which can be learned from the instructions. On all surfaces you can adjust the heat level..
Sometimes the electric hob has as many as 6 hotplates of different shapes with the ability to adjust not only the performance, but also the size. Each of the circuits is heated independently of each other, which allows the use of utensils of different diameters.
Types of burners and their productivity:
- on the smallest contours (from, to 1 kW), you can prepare coffee, cook porridge for the child or put out a small amount of meat;
- The largest are designed for large dishes;
- The hot-plate burners have the highest connection power (-3 kW). Manufacturers call them differently: "express-burners "Hight-Ligh "SuperQuick" or "HiLight
- medium electric burners can be used to extinguish meat and vegetables, to prepare cereals and other side dishes for the whole family;
- in some models there are dual or two-circuit electric burners. With their help, you can increase the heating zone in order to use oblong cookware.
The total connection capacity of the electric hob depends on the model, the number and size of the burners. Of course, it is more convenient to use a plate with 4-6 circuits with high capacity: they are fast heat up, easily cope with a large amount of food and can shorten your stay on kitchen. However, when choosing a stove, you need to consider not only your own convenience, but also the possibilities of wiring.
How much do you need kilowatts
In apartments and houses with old wiring to install a modern powerful electric cooker is very problematic. Therefore, before such a purchase, it is necessary to take care of the replacement of the wiring, and also to determine the maximum permissible power of the hob connection. It is advisable to do this with the help of an electrician.
If you still decide to act on your own, please note that the power of the new panel is provided by a cable with a cross-section of cores of at least 4 mm2. Ideally, there should not be any outlets: it is better to connect the plate directly. For an apartment in an old house, a hob with a capacity of up to, kW is suitable. In new houses and apartments without a gas pipeline, you can use a plate of up to 7 -10 kW.
When buying, be sure to consider the power connection of all the other appliances in the house, so as not to overload the electrical network.
Acquisition of the hob is a responsible business, because the right choice depends not only on the convenience of cooking, but also on the safety of all family members. Be attentive and whenever possible consult with specialists..