Various heating systems
SCHOTT is committed to the technological development of trendsetting advances for ranges topped with CERAN® cooking surfaces. The right choice strictly depends on cookign habits, personal preferences, and the budget consumers want to spend on their glass-ceramic cooktop.
SCHOTT CERAN® with radiant
Radiant electric heat is the most commonly used heating technology when cooking on glass ceramic. Electricity heats a coil beneath the glass surface which radiates heat and ultimately warms the vessel on the cooktop.
The technology is easily recognizable by the red glowing cooking zones. It provides several advantages to the end consumer such as having an easy-to-clean surface along with energy-savings in using electricity.
A substantial difference in temperature between the heated and unheated areas on a SCHOTT CERAN® cooktop has no advers effect on the product. The thermal conductivity and flatness of the cooktop ensures that the cookware cannot tip over.
The grat advantage of a radiant ooktop lies in the extremely avec heat distribution that is obtained in the cooking zone.
SCHOTT CERAN® with induction
The heat in an induction cooktop is generated by an electromagnetic field underneath the cooktop surface that conducts the heat directly into the bottom of the pot without heating the cooktop. This means that hardly any heat radiates from around the cooking zones.
Not only does the technology offer energy savings but there are a number of advantages over traditional gas flame and electric cooktops providing: greater heat consistency, fast heat-up, improved thermal efficiency, and quick reaction to changes in temperature. Thanks to the low heat radiance of induction cooking zones, they're extremely easy to clean if something spills on them as food won't burn onto the glass.
Induction cookers are also safer to use than conventional stoves because there are no open flames and the element itself reaches only the temperature of the cooking vessel; the cooking zones do not heat up if there's no pot on them. This provides an extra measure of protection against burns.
SCHOTT CERAN® with gas
Gas heating may also be used in combination with a SCHOTT CERAN® cooktop panel. This way of cooking is preferred by many cooks simply because it allows the user to achieve a quick speed to boil along with it running off of a primary energy source.
Gas enables cooking on a high level of precision and reacts very quickly to changes of the temperature – similar to the heating technology of induction.
The smooth surface and robustness of SCHOTT CERAN® glass-ceramic makes gas cooktops made of this material extremely easy to remove food and other residues.