When I was first learning to cook, I left a dishtowel a little too close to a burner. At some point, partly through boiling water for spaghetti, the dishtowel caught fire. I've been party to enough similar incidents over the years that I can't help but think that cooktops using radiant heat are a great idea.
The Maytag Electric Cooktop, for instance, uses four of Maytag's Insta-Heat radiant heating elements to replace old fashioned gas and electric burners. The whole thing is one flat surface, and is easy to clean--no more taking half the range apart after … Read more