Electric cooking appliances are slowly replacing traditional gas ones, partially due to their increased efficiency, but also as a result of their extremely small size. Both, induction, as well as radiant cooktops only use electricity in order to help cook food, which means that there is no need to have a gas tank or any kind of pipes coming out of the appliance. All that is needed is a connection to the building’s electrical system.
Furthermore, these all-electrical cooking appliances come with the same features and functionality that gas models have, such as downdraft ventilation systems, on top of the ability to set the temperature more accurately, or systems that automatically turn the burners off when you lift the pan from their surface.
This having been said, let us take a look at the 3 best downdraft induction cooktops on the market:
A well-build induction cooktop that offers great downdraft ventilation
The JID3336ES is an elegant Jenn Air induction cooktop with downdraft that features four cooking areas as well as numerous functions designed to help prepare food more easily. The model’s ventilation system is extremely powerful and can reach even the outer edges of the cooktop, successfully absorbing steam and smoke even when there are four pans or pots on the surface, simultaneously.
A great appliance for those who are looking to replace their gas cooktop
While it may not be a 30 inch induction cooktop with downdraft, this electrical model still offers increased efficiency when compared to gas appliances and comes with a very powerful downdraft ventilation system. The design of the stove is great for those who have small children due to the fact that the control knobs are to the side where they are harder to reach.
From a functional perspective, this Frigidaire model offers the same features that a downdraft induction range, with the added bonus, that it does not require compatible cookware and will work with any pan or pot.
A sleek, simple design that has been built for intensive use
The PP9830DJBB has a different functioning principle from a regular induction downdraft cooktop. The appliance passes electricity through coils that heat up marked areas on the cooktop, which then transfer heat to the cookware. In many ways, this process cooks food the same way a gas model would, however, it does allow for a greater degree of precision when it comes to setting the temperature.
While getting an induction cooktop with downdraft vent is a great way to save money, when compared to gas cooking appliances, other electric models may be an even better choice for some individuals. This is due to the fact that while induction cooking only works with compatible pans and pots, radiant and infrared cooktops can cook food in any type of cookware, including glass and ceramic.
This having been said, it is all down to personal choice. All types of electric appliances are equally useful and flexible in terms of features, however, only one of them is guaranteed to work with all the cookware that you already own.