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Advices to Save Energy - Glass ceramic
Electric kitchen: glass ceramic worktop
It is a kitchen in which cooking areas have been screen-printed on a flat glass-ceramic surface with an high level of resistance to the weight, blows and temperature differences. Heat is obtained from some electrical resistances situated low of cooking areas and, in some cases, from the combined action of those resistances and some halogenous lamps.

Depending on models and manufacturers, it have 2, 4 or 5 points of cooking . There are some models that have a lateral area that works on low potency (150 W) and that is used to keep food warmed. The incorporation of half moon heaters in one of the cooking areas, allows to use lengthened containers. For its characteristics is the cleanest ,sure and easier to use and precise kitchen.

The situation of the controls can be some of the following:
1. In the worktop. It results very useful, when it is a substitutio in a renewal of kitchen like a device, or other similar ones.

2. In independence panel. It allows placing controls in a certain situation, for example, low the visor of the furniture, that way os protected of the dirt.

3. Built-in the oven. Builting-in controls to the oven have the advantage of offering a bigger working area.
Kinds of glass ceramic (depending on heaters elements):
From the appearance of the Glass ceramic worktops, utilized heaters elements have been developed and diversified strongly. There are three large groups to employed technologies: radiant resistances, halogens and Induction.

Maximum powers most used on cooking areas are 1200, 1700 and 2100 W. Current systems allows change the cooking potency to values lower than the indicated ones according to the position of the control.

Cooking points with halogens presents advantages, such as:
- Instantaneous heat and light issuance.
- Warming speed.
- Smaller dependence of the container´s quality.
- Flexibility and speed reaction at command of the sheet.
- More safety against manipulation errors because we can see immediately if it is connected.
Use recommendations
You should read carefully instructions within the kitchen's manufacturer manual. There you will know which is the position of the heat regulatory control to reach a more suitable kind of cooking, and the amount of food to be cooked.

You should use cooking utensils with smooth diffuser bottom and an identical or higher diameter than the cooking area. If you hasn´t one of it, there is a wide variety of models and marks to be chosen which have been especially designed to be used in glass ceramics. On the other hand aluminium and clay containers are not recommended.

Glass ceramics usually adds signs on each cooking area, which is iluminated when its temperature is bigger than 50 ºC and it stays in that state, when it has been disconnected, until temperature is lower than that limit.

There are models that are disconnected automatically when containers are drop, therefore there is no consumption even if it remains connected.
Maintenance:
Glass ceramics doesn´t needs maintenance practically. It is recommended to clean the area after each use, when the heat focuses are turned off, with a kitchen cloth or paper in order to recover its shine. If have remained solid waste residues adhered on the area, it is recommended to tear out them with a scraper before they became cold and, later, to rinse and to dry the sheet.

Demand and have at hand the guarantee of the Kitchen's Manufacturer. During its validity period it covers repairs of the breakdowns that occasionally can produce.
ADVANTAGES:
The glass ceramics because its design completely new and attractive, and for its visualization, flexibility and speed characteristics are a highly competitive and advantageous product in comparison with other kinds of kitchens.
Speed, accuracy and visualization: They achieve a comparable heat-up rate to any other system and energy. His turnaround time is practically immediate, visualizing plates in operation.
Aesthetic: With elegant and debugged lines and completely smooth surfaces, achieve an unreachable elegance for any other type of encimeras.
Use and neatness facility: Saucepans, general frying pans and containers slip for his area without swinging, which is why it results very easy his manipulation, and the overturn is but difficult that in other types of kitchens, whose area is not completely smooth. When not having slots nor areas of difficult access, or other areas that an intensive neatness require, this results easier. To carry out the normal neatness it is recommended that the plate is cold or annealed.
Solidity and resistance: The glass ceramic is a very robust material.
Security: To the security specific to the use of the electrical energy, it is added that the heat is concentrated in the areas of baking, without dangers of burns if is touched the rest of the area. When not having fuel, the accidental explosion risk does not be.
Electric kitchen: encimera glass ceramic for induction:
The kitchen glass ceramic for induction is cold, the cleanest one, that one of easiest use, the safest one, the more modern and the fastest one.

The electric kitchen glass ceramic for induction is smooth, without burners, and his area is a glass cerámico, with high degree of resistance to the weight and to blows. His accuracy in every baking temperature is accurate, also the plate is not heated.

In these kitchens the heat is generated in the container of cooking from a magnetic field created by an element that is situated low the area glass ceramic, which is why it does not be heat losses.
Use and maintenance recommendations:
Initiating the baking with the highest heat numbering of command, to go down later to the wished position.

If alone mild heat is wished, using low numberings until achieving exactly the wished heat.

When situating on the position 0 of the command, is stopped to supply heat instantly (the ebullición is stopped in the act).

If not is container on the baking area, this does not supply heat although it is connected.

For the neatness of the encimeras glass ceramics for induction, will be enough with to use a damp cloth (of paper, rejilla, spontex, or similar). But it if he is necessary, can use suitable detergent that are in the market, enjuagando and drying good after his use to recover his glow.

A remarkable saving will be obtained of energy using los plugged containers or average cappings provided that is possible.
Estimated Energy Consumption
Task Gas (kWh) Electricity (kWh)
Iron filet 0.204 0.082
Juiced-up beans in steel container (4 people) 1.067 0.483
Rice (4 people) 0.804 0.280
Appropriate vessels for this type of kitchen:
They should use ferromagnetic material containers, flat fund, smooth and the thickest possible. This property and easily verifiable with a magnet that attracted by should be the container. Therefore they can use enameled steel utensils, of molten iron or stainless steel that contain some ferromagnetic material.

Containers with sarnie”type “fund, with three or more layers that some ferromagnetic material contain, they are usable in most cases.

It although he is necessary a ferromagnetic mass minimum amount in order to to work, not to leave metallic utensils on the baking area. In no case are owed to use aluminum utensils or of mud, since it would not work the plate.
ADVANTAGES:
Provision of energy: The electricity is found installed in all homes, which is why he is not necessary to fret of going to seek the energy with that to cook or stored.
Speed, pressure and visualization: They achieve a comparable heat-up rate to any other energy system. His turnaround time is immediate, visualizing plates in operation through a pilot censor of temperature.
Aesthetic: With elegant and debugged lines, and completely smooth surfaces, achieve an unreachable elegance for any type of encimeras.
Use and neatness facility: Saucepans, general frying pans and containers slip for his area without swinging, which is why it results very easy his manipulation, and the overturn is harder than in other types of kitchens whose intensive neatness and given that the plate remains cold or with a slight transmitted heat for the container, his neatness is limited to pass a damp cloth. Solidity and resistance: The glass ceramic is a very robust material.
Security: To the security specific to the use of the electrical energy, it is added that baking areas do not have danger of burns if are touched when dropping the container, since the encimera remains cold.
Practical advices
You try to cook with little water and with plugged containers or average cappings.
The use of the pressure cooker is very advisable, can save until 50% of energy.
Taking into account that baking areas, once disconnected keep the ebullición and the heat of the foodstuff from 5 to 7 minutes more (except those of induction), turn off them a bit before finishing the baking.
When cooking takes into account that the fund of the containers should be slightly higher than the baking area to make good use of to the maximum the heat.
It is recommendable the use of menaje with diffuser thick fund then a more homogenous temperature is achieved in all the container.
With kitchens glass ceramics for induction the energetic use is total: it detects if it is or it does not be container on his area, acting just in the first case.
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