Safe and Proper Use of Glass or Ceran® Cooktops

How to Protect your Radiant or Induction Cooking Surface

Smooth glass/ceramic cooking surfaces have many advantages over traditional electric elements. In addition to the smoothtop's clean uninterruped appearance, they're far easier to clean and they provide an even, reliable source of cooking heat. Smooth “glass” cooking surfaces may also referred to by trade names such as Ceran® or even by the manufacturer such as Schott. Whether you're cooking with induction or radiant systems, both cooking surfaces need to be used with care. In the case of induction, spills can be easily wiped up immediately because the top stays relatively cool.

These tops are durable and long-lasting. With care, you can look forward to using them for many years. Nevertheless, they can break if you drop something on them. My daughter's cat pushed a decorative pot off a shelf above her range, and KABOOM! In her case, replacing the top cost almost as much as purchasing a new range.

Cookware

Any cookware with a rough bottom can permanently scratch glass surfaces. This includes your Grandma's favorite cast iron frying pan. Also, check that colorful and expensive ovenware and make sure the bottom is perfectly smooth before you use it on your cooking surface.

Be careful about leaving cooking utensils on the cooking surface. if the plastic handle melts and sticks to the surface, it could ruin the top.

Cooking Ingredients

Sugar and salt, two of the most common ingredients used for cooking can be the enemy of your rangetop. Sugary overflows can carmalize and seep into microscopic spaces in your cooktop where it cannot be removed. A heavy pan on top of gritty salt crystals can permanently scratch the cooking surface. Wipe up spills, especially sugary overflows immediately, and keep the top clean.

Using the top as a work surface

I've recently recently seen advice from a well-known designer, stating that an advantage of a smooth cooking surface is that it can be used as a work surface and even as a prep area. Danger! Danger, Will Robinson! That glass surface is not a cutting board. Nor is it designed as a storage area for heavy items.

Do I need to say this? NEVER stand on the cooktop. It may seem to support your weight. However later, when you turn on the cooktop, as the glass expands it could easily begin to crack or shatter due to unseen stress fractures. The same holds true for placing and leaving heavy items on the cooktop.

Much of this is common sense. It's easy to think of the cooking surface in your kitchen as a continuation of your countertop, but it's not. It's an expensive major appliance.

Please read the manual that came with your cooktop or range for detailed instructions on your specific appliance. In addition, Schott has detailed information on their glass by clicking on their FAQ below:

Schott Ceran


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Bertazzoni Appliances at KBIS 2015

Up and Coming Italian Brand Wows at KBIS

New Products, New Features, Bright Colors

After more than a couple decades of attending appliance trade shows, I'm used to yawning my way through exhibits, hoping in vain to see something exciting, noteworthy, and different. However, this year's Design and Construction Week (KBIS/IBS) was a bit different. Several appliance manufacturers are out to make a statement.

Their statement is:

WE'RE SPECIAL! LOOK AT US!!

Bertazzoni was at KBIS 2015 in a big way. Their bold *colors make them hard to miss. The professional range lineup is available in 7 different colors including the Ferrari red below:

Don't want to jump out on a limb with a bold range color? If, like most appliance customers you're wedded to stainless steel, not to worry. The striking colors are options, and Bertazzoni offers a full selection of stainless steel ranges, cooktops, ovens, and more. Here are just a couple of the stand outs from Bertazzoni at KBIS 2015.

Warming drawer

How can a warming drawer be special? How about a warming drawer that closes like other high end kitchen cabinet drawers, with soft touch technology? Bertazzoni has it.

Induction ranges and cooktops

Bertazzoni just announced that they are launching their new induction range and cooktop line in the U.S. market. The selection features a Professional Series 30″ Induction Range (available in stainless steel as well as six colors), a Master Series 30″ Induction Range and two touch control Induction cooktops. Bertazzoni touts this as the largest selection of induction cooking appliances in North America.

Bertazzoni Cooktop

Of course, Bertazzoni showed their full line of cooktops including the award-winning (Best of Show KBIS 2012) segmented gas/griddle/induction cooktop. This innovative 36″ cooktop combines the power of gas heat, with an even-cooking electric griddle, and induction electric smoothtop cooking.

On hand to greet visitors and help answer questions about their products were members of the Bertazzoni family. The Bertazzoni brand is a six generation family-owned enterprise, based in Northern Italy.

To see an engaging musical video about the Bertazzoni brand click on the link below:

Bertazzoni Video

Bertazzoni Video

*Bertazzoni colours are applied in a fully durable, double layer coating on stainless steel using the latest processes developed for the automobile industry. The finish is acid and temperature resistant to give you a long-lasting lustre, and bring a new dimension to the design and style to your kitchen.

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Reminder – Dacor Lunch and Learn at Arizona Wholesale Supply

EVENT on Monday Feb. 24th. at AWS Scottsdale Design Center

Please RSVP below immediately if you plan on attending.

 

Join us for a Dacor Appliances Lunch & Learn

Featuring Special Guests Jan D'Atri and Chef Linda Martin

Jan D'Atri

Jan D'Atri

Chef Linda Martin

Chef Linda Martin

DATE:

Monday, February 24, 2014

 

TIME:

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

 

LOCATION:

Arizona Wholesale Supply
15125 N. Hayden Rd., Suite 115
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(Scottsdale Design Center)

 

RSVP:

Patti Wells at builder@awsco.net or 480-596-0092
prior to Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014


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Dacor Event at Arizona Wholesale Supply

DACOR & Arizona Wholesale Culinary Event

Wednesday, May 22nd

11:30AM – 1:00PM

Location:

Arizona Wholesale Supply Co.
Scottsdale Design Center
15125 N. Hayden Road. Ste. 117
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

RSVP:

Patti Wells at builder@awsco.net or call at 480 596-0092 prior to May 17th.

Learn about the complete line of Dacor appliance and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared in a Dacor Oven by Dacor professional chef Linda IIIII . Hear about the product launch of the New Dacor Renaissance Induction Range.

Dacor Renaissance 30″ Induction Range

What do you get when you combine a state-of-the-art induction cooking surface with the convenience of a Four-Part Pure Convection Oven?

The answer is easy. The new Renaissance 30″ Induction Range from Dacor – a range built with the perfect blend of sophisticated styling, advanced engineering and quality craftsmanship.

For the first time, Dacor brings together an induction cooking surface, the fastest, safest, most efficient form of cooking, with the epicurean experience of its exclusive Four-Part Pure Convection™ Oven, a glass touch-control panel and your choice of handles to deliver a class-leading stainless steel range that is guaranteed to reflect your style and taste.

The Renaissance Induction Range uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate iron molecules to heat the cookware itself. Unlike traditional cooking surfaces that heat up and stay hot long after the meal has been prepared, the glass-ceramic surface of the induction element stays cool to the touch, unaffected by the magnetic field. Each induction element, hidden below the ceramic-glass surface, heats pots and pans quickly and consistently with precise control.

The induction range also comes standard with Dacor’s exclusive Four-Part Pure Convection™ System with fan, heating element, air baffle and convection filter designed to reduce cooking time, provide superior heat distribution, and eliminate flavor transfer.

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Dacor Innovation at Arizona Wholesale Supply

Dacor Event at Arizona Wholesale

Chicken Tapenade

Chicken Tapenade

On Wednesday, March 27th, Arizona Wholesale Supply in Scottsdale hosted a Lunch and Learn for Dacor Appliances. On hand to provide an overview of the many benefits of Dacor was District Manager J.C. Abbey. Cooking in the Dacor oven, chef and culinary expert Linda Hamilton provided a delicious lunch for the guests.

Cannoli

Cannoli

Founded in the 1960's, Dacor is a family-owned American brand based in Southern California. While Dacor is a full-line kitchen appliance supplier, they specialize in cooking and ventilation. The large Dacor convection oven touts the ability to cook different foods at the same time. Because the convection oven directs the air into channels and through a unique high capacity filter, there is no possibility of flavor transfer, enabling cooking of a variety of food types at one time.

JC-Abbey

JC Abbey at Dacor Oven

 

Known for their innovation, Dacor will soon be rolling out a new induction range which cooks faster than gas, stays cool, and cleans up easily. Abbey says that Dacor will launch a new internet-enabled oven later in the year. Check out the entire line of Dacor appliances at Arizona Wholesale Supply Company.

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New Maytag Range has it all

Whirlpool Corporation’s annual builder reception was held at the Scottsdale Design Center on May 17th. Among the many new products and platforms shown and featured, none offered more superlatives than the Maytag brand’s new 6.2 cu. ft. capacity induction range with EvenAir true convection..

1. Largest capacity oven, 6.2 cu. ft
2. Speed Heat Induction elements, featuring a 3,700-watt 11″ element, and 3,200 watt 9″ elements
3. EvenAir true convection oven
4. Warming Drawer.
5. Power PreHeat (8 minutes)
6. AquaLift Self-Clean Technology
7. 10 year limited warranty on elements and glass cooktop.

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For more information click on the following link:
Maytag Induction Range with True Convection

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