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What type of cooktop is safest for families with young children?

Smooth glass or ceramic radiant surfaces
11%
Open flame gas burners
7%
Induction burners
57%
Not sure
5%
There is no difference
17%
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Question: What type of cooktop is safest for families with young children?
Top Answer (57% of 84 votes): Induction burners.

Answer: Open flame gas burners
Explanation: Open flame is the way to go
Wagoner's Construction & Remodeling
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: A burners surface does not get hot.
Mayer Partners + design, LLc
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: The burner surface does not get hot
G&J Carpentery Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: quick cool down
Woodville House
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: The surface is cooler than other types of cooktop.
Relux Construction LLC
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: Both can be dangerous. You just need to educate your children and keep an eye on them.
Renovation Construction Enterprises Inc
ProMatcher
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction is the safest, since it'll only work when the burner senses the presence of the special pot, plus electromagnetic isn't heat! and thus you can safely touch the burners without being burned!
The Raystruction Group LLC
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Will not retain heat instanly cool
NWA APPLIANCE REPAIR
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: heat goes off as soon as turned off
CUSTOM INSTALLATIONS INC.
ProMatcher
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: depends on the product
Four All Seasons Construction
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction cooktops are the safest cooktops because they dont give off actual heat.
JJP Appliance Repair
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction Burners are cool to the touch. If one had to choose between gas and electric, then electric would be the safer of the 2. There is no open flame and less worry about a gas leak.
Seacrest Renovations
ProMatcher
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction cooktop is cool to the touch and cools off faster.
BSH Home Design
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: A induction cook top surface is cool to the touch.
Indy1Call.com
Answer: Open flame gas burners
Explanation: Once the burner is turned off the cool off time is much faster
Bradley Paint & Remodeling
ProMatcher
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: But the danger is not the cook top, it is the pot,pan and their contents
Complete Home Contracting
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction burners are a marvelous technology and safe for young people.
Kitchen Remodeling Chicago
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction burners because the burner does not get very hot.
BM PAINTING CONSTRUCTION INC
ProMatcher
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: It works with magnetism
All Brands Appliance Repair
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: My opinion, as induction burners do not heat unless there is a metal pan of some sort there.
John's Appliance Installations
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Since the induction burners do not heat the surface it cools off much quicker that other burners.
Sprague Bros Remodeling LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Smooth glass or ceramic radiant surfaces
Explanation: These are safest for young children because there is nothing open to hold on to.
Krause Construction
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: HEAT IS HOT.
BYRD HEATING & AIR AND APPLIANCES REPAIR
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction cooktops are excellent from a safety perspective, since the element itself does not get hot. It is safe to the touch unless you have had a hot pan on it for a while.
JML Interior Design
ProMatcher
Answer: Open flame gas burners
Explanation: Open flames might seem more dangerous ,however the flame is easier to explain danger than any other heating element.
Contractor Plus inc.
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction transfers energy to the cooking vessel directly, leaving the surface of the burner cool to the touch.
TVL Creative
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction is safest because it cools down quickly as soon as it is turned off or the metal pot is removed. This reduces the risk of burns for kids and older adults.
Essence of You Designs
ProMatcher
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction burners only work with special pots & pans & is cool to the touch because of electromagnetic coils.
La Rose Home Repair
Answer: Smooth glass or ceramic radiant surfaces
Explanation: The correct cooktop will be not hot to the touch, it only heats the area under the actual pan. Very safe for families.
DC Construction Services Inc.
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: In looking into research done on the subject of young children and burns (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/115/1/10) the nature of burn accidents were rarely based on how the pot was heated.
Nu-Face of PA
ProMatcher
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: both can be safe or hazardous
Advantage Appliance Repair and Service
Answer: Open flame gas burners
Explanation: open flame is always hotter
major home improvements
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: I believe that induction burners are the safest for families with young children.
Freedom Handyman Services, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: Smooth glass or ceramic radiant surfaces
Explanation: Small Kids can't reach the cooktop surface or even see the burner area.
Handyman Matters North Houston
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction are faster
EC Services
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: It dose not heat up without iron on top of the cooktop.
ARCHIQUEST, INC
ProMatcher
Answer: Open flame gas burners
Explanation: Nothing beats gas. Ask the pros. What does your favorite chef use?
Barretta & Associates
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction burners create heat inside the pan and are cool to the touch
A Diamond Affair Interiors
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