Induction cooking is a two-part system. The first is a coil of copper wire and when the electric current flows through the coil it creates energy. The second part is the pan itself. Not all pans will work on an induction cooktop. Pans that consist of 100% copper, 100% aluminum, or 100% non-magnetic stainless steel will not work. The bottom of the pan must have an iron base in order to work, easiest way of checking is to hold a magnet to the bottom of the pan. With a traditional radiant cooktop, the entire element would heat with the surface glowing red. But not with the induction cooktop, all the electromagnetic energy passes through the cooktop and into the pan which causes the iron molecules to vibrate creating the friction that heats the pan.
One of the most popular requests in any kitchen remodel is for a gorgeous, central kitchen island. Kitchen islands come with a lot of different choices, from countertop material, one tier vs two tier, color scheme, etc. However, another important choice that many homeowners opt for is having a cook top in their kitchen island. Continue reading
When the Design Build Planners initially discuss a design and build remodeling project with a homeowner the planned scope begins with three broad categories.
- Got to have it
- Really want it
- Would like to consider it
Typically, the homeowners have done some of their own research prior to the initial consultation. This research may be from the internet, magazines, home and garden TV, or visiting other homes. Usually homeowners have their own initial “got to have it” and “really want it” list ready. As part of a Design Build Planners consultation, homeowners are shown other completed projects that have characteristics and similarities to what they are trying to achieve. Many of the items incorporated are pointed out and explained how they were a part of the project’s development process. These various items help fill the “would like to consider it” list. Continue reading