Key points for choosing a gas stove:
- Look at the ignition method: pulse ignition and piezoelectric ceramic ignition
Automatic electronic pulse>General electronic pulse>Piezoelectric ceramics
Electronic pulse is the most widely used ignition method at present, and all those that need battery power are electronic pulse;
Electronic pulse is divided into two types: automatic type and ordinary type
If you have money, you can choose the automatic pulse type. The ordinary type needs to be pressed for a few seconds after the fire is turned on, otherwise the fire will be easily extinguished.
Piezoelectric ceramics is an old-fashioned ignition method. Although it does not require batteries, it is not recommended due to low fire efficiency and short service life.
- Look at the firepower
The firepower of the stove: It is recommended to choose a stove with a rated load of 4KW or more. If you like spicy food and need to stir-fry frequently, you can choose a stove with a rated load of 5KW or more.
- Look at the flameout method
At present, the mainstream is the thermocouple type, a small number of high-end ones use the ion induction type, and the heat-sensitive type has been eliminated.
The thermocouple type is a physical principle to turn off the flame, and the ion induction type is powered by a battery for induction. These two methods can both play the role of flameout protection. The difference is that the ion induction type triggers the protection device through ion induction, and the thermocouple type triggers the flameout protection device through the presence or absence of potential. The ion induction type has higher sensitivity and faster flameout speed.
The ion induction type technology is not popular, and the thermocouple type can be considered preferably.Also read:Best Professional Gas Stoves for Homes in 2022
- Look at the way of entering the wind
There are two main air intake methods for the cooker: upward air intake and full air intake.
From a structural point of view, the full air intake is a combination of the upper air intake and the lower air intake, and oxygen can be obtained from the furnace head and the furnace bottom.
From the point of view of the use effect: the full air intake has more oxygen supply, and the gas combustion is more sufficient to meet the needs of high-power stir-frying; while the upward air intake can only obtain oxygen from the burner, and the firepower is relatively average.
- Look at the material of the stove head
At present, there are two mainstream stove materials: copper alloy stove head and cast iron stove head.
The copper alloy stove head is preferred, which is the advantage of its material itself. Compared with the cast iron stove head, the copper alloy stove head is more corrosion-resistant and has a longer service life.
- Look at the panel material
At present, the mainstream panels are stainless steel panels and tempered glass panels
Both of these are optional, but you must choose ones that pass the quality requirements. The stainless steel panel is too thin and easy to deform; the tempered glass panel chooses a product with CCC certification and high explosion-proof capability.
- Featured functions
Strong power supply: It is to change the battery power supply to 220V power supply, which saves the trouble of replacing the battery.
Timing function: It is a very practical function. When you need to cook soup for a long time, you only need to set the timer, and the fire will be automatically turned off when the time is up.
Anti-dry function: There is a temperature sensing column in the middle of the stove eye. When the temperature of the bottom of the pot is too high, it will automatically close the gas valve to extinguish the flame.
Three-eye stove: That is, there is a small stove in the middle, which solves the needs of multiple cooking at the same time.