Performing a gas or electric cooktop installation takes more than just buying the cooktop and hooking it up. There are several considerations you need to make; these will also ensure that you have a safe and high-quality cooktop guaranteed to meet all your cooking needs. The first step is always to note down the qualities to look out for. Some of the qualities you need to keep an eye out for when it comes to getting a good cooktop installation include the following:
Ease of Cleaning
Whether you like it or not, your kitchen will always end up in a mess at the end of the day. Given the amount of work and different elements that go into preparing a meal, you need to go for a cooktop that is easy to clean once you are done with the cooking. In most cases, cooktops that are easy to clean are the ones that have removable knobs that you can take out when cleaning. They should also have features like a swept up rim that helps contain any accidental spills. Ensure that the burners are also well sealed and have grates that are dishwasher safe. Having an easy-to-clean cooktop ensures that all messes are cleaned quickly and with minimal effort.
Correct Burner Layout
Before installing a cooktop, look and ensure that it has the right burner layout to fit your needs. A good burner layout on a cooktop installation is one that has sufficient space in between the burners, which means that even when all the burners are in use, it does not look or feel like it is overcrowded. In addition to the correct burner layout, you also need to have the right kinds of burners. If you do not plan to cook often, low-heat burners that provide just enough heat to warm and simmer specific foods are the best. High-heat burners are ideal for the professional cooks who want to make everything from scratch.
Ensure that the cooktop is installed in a way that leaves its controls accessible for easier control. However, the knobs should not be in your way or positioned in a way someone can easily bump and reset them; they should not be accessible to your children and toddlers in the house too. A good alternative is to go for new cooktops that have easier to use controls like touch pads. These are very discreet and less prone to physical damage.