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

Smooth glass or ceramic radiant surfaces
16%
Open flame gas burners
6%
Induction burners
55%
Not sure
5%
There is no difference
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Question: What type of cooktop is safest for families with young children?
Top Answer (55% of 105 votes): Induction burners.

Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Cool to the touch and will only heat when there is a type of metal over the top
Remodeling Innovations Group
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Proper use of pots, pans and utensils is the biggest factor for safety.
Verona Design Build
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Gets hot quicker
Quality Home Renewal
ProMatcher
Answer: Smooth glass or ceramic radiant surfaces
Explanation: These often have a indicator light that remains lite while the area is still hot.
Misija construction
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: All HOT surfaces require adult supervision.
T&C Appliance/HVAC Repair
Answer: Open flame gas burners
Explanation: Open flame is the way to go
Wagoner's Construction & Remodeling
ProMatcher
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: The burner surface does not get hot
G&J Carpentery Services
Answer: Smooth glass or ceramic radiant surfaces
Explanation: There's no open flame, usually all equipped with safety switches, take longer to get anything on fire
7 Days Appliance Repair
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: quick cool down
Woodville House
ProMatcher
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
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: All cooktop burners will burn a child.
SAVELL CONSTRUCTION
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: heat goes off as soon as turned off
CUSTOM INSTALLATIONS INC.
Answer: Smooth glass or ceramic radiant surfaces
Explanation: Kids should always be kept away, some have the ability to not burn the skin
Dmar.Remodeling.llc
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: depends on the product
Four All Seasons Construction
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Best tech
E&E Installations Inc.
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction cooktop is cool to the touch and cools off faster.
BSH Home Design
ProMatcher
Answer: Open flame gas burners
Explanation: Once the burner is turned off the cool off time is much faster
Bradley Paint & Remodeling
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction cooktop is safer.
Advantage Repair Services, LLC
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: But the danger is not the cook top, it is the pot,pan and their contents
Complete Home Contracting
ProMatcher
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction burners because the burner does not get very hot.
BM PAINTING CONSTRUCTION INC
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: The surface never heats up. Induction burners use electromagnetism to heat the bottom of the pot or pan only.
JJS Home Improvements LLC
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: It works with magnetism
All Brands Appliance Repair
ProMatcher
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
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: All cooktops surfaces will get hot and therefore it's best to keep children well away from the appliance when in use.
Trevor Taylor Appliance Repairs
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: Any type of heated surface is dangerous for young children.
Pangione Developers Inc
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.
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: These Burners use electro magnetism and heats just the pans your cooking with. These stoves dont get hot to the touch.
North West Indiana Remodeling
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: They are all capable of generating the same amount of heat, therefore the same amount of potential harm is present. Its all up to the accessibility of the heated surface to the child.
Richards and Company Remodeling, Inc.
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: both can be safe or hazardous
Advantage Appliance Repair and Service
ProMatcher
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: I believe that induction burners are the safest for families with young children.
Freedom Handyman Services, Inc.
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: All stoves are capable of burning small children
Assurance Appliance Repair, LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: It dose not heat up without iron on top of the cooktop.
ARCHIQUEST, INC
Answer: Induction burners
Explanation: Induction stimulates the molecules in the item being cooked.Additionally, it is always cool to the touch so it is a preferred method of cooking with persons around who are likely to be burned.
d.a.kinsella & company
Answer: Open flame gas burners
Explanation: Nothing beats gas. Ask the pros. What does your favorite chef use?
Barretta & Associates
ProMatcher
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